The Brake is a fine country house dating from 1934 and unusually has been in the ownership of the same family for around 70 years. The house is set in beautiful formal gardens and grounds extending to approximately 4.25 acres. Read more
The Brake is a fine country house dating from 1934 and unusually has been in the ownership of the same family for around 70 years. The house is set in beautiful formal gardens and grounds extending to approximately 4.25 acres.
General - The Brake is a fine country house dating from 1934 and unusually has been in the ownership of the same family for around 70 years. The house is set in beautiful formal gardens and grounds extending to approximately four acres. There are views from all the principal rooms over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The accommodation briefly includes on the ground floor a magnificent reception hall, an elegant drawing room, dining room, family room and breakfast kitchen. On the first floor there is a lovely master bedroom suite and three further bedrooms. The mature well established gardens are quite exceptional. There are manicured lawns, heavily stocked flower and herbaceous borders interspersed with some magnificent specimen trees. There is a paddock to the East of the house separated from the gardens by a Ha Ha.
Location - The Brake is located in the small hamlet of Leicester Forest West. There are extensive amenities in the nearby village of Desford, historic Market Bosworth to the North and Hinckley to the West. Leicester Forest West is also within easy reach of Leicester via the A47. The motorway network can be accessed via Junction 21 on the M1. There is a high speed train service to London from Leicester and two international airports within an hour's drive.
The House - The accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows.
Reception Hall - Magnificent original oak staircase with solid oak balustrade and oak panelling, rising to first floor. There is an oak boarded floor, coving to ceiling and cloaks cupboard.
Cloakroom - Traditional cloakroom with oak strip floor, vanity unit with washbasin and door to SEPARATE WC.
Drawing Room - 20' x 16'3" (6.10m x 4.95m) - An elegant room with bay window overlooking the gardens. There is an oak boarded floor, open fireplace with marble hearth, coving to ceiling, wall light points, three central heating radiators and double doors opening into the Garden Room.
Garden Room - 15' x 7'5" (4.57m x 2.26m) - This is a lovely vantage point from which to enjoy the gardens. Sliding doors open onto the terrace.
Dining Room - 16' x 14'4" into bay (4.88m x 4.37m into bay) - Bay window with large picture windows overlooking the garden and open fireplace with brick surround and mantle over. Oak boarded floor, cornicing to the ceiling. Two central heating radiators.
Breakfast Kitchen - 20' x 16'5" red to 12'8" (6.10m x 5.00m red to 3.86m) - The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units with tiled splash backs arranged around the oil fired aga. There is a crockery display cupboard, wine racking and island unit.
Breakfast Area - Archway opening into the BREAKFAST area and opening into the utility room.
Study - 12'5" x 11'2" (3.78m x 3.40m) - Large feature windows overlooking the garden and door to terrace. Two central heating radiators.
Larder - With stone thrall and quarry tiled floor.
Utility Area - There is a laminate finish to floor and base unit with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with plumbing for a washing machine. under and SEPARATE WC.
Door to the DOUBLE GARAGE and rear parking area.
Rear Hall - Back door entry and off the rear hall is a storage area.
On The First Floor - The oak staircase with two half landings, rises to the
Galleried Landing - This is a sensational space with large solid oak balustrade and windows from which the country views can be enjoyed. There is a large fitted wardrobe on the landing. Opening off the landing are doors to:
Master Bedroom - 20' x 15' (6.10m x 4.57m) - This is a lovely light room as there are southerly and easterly views over the grounds and gardens. Two central heating radiators and door to BALCONY.
En-Suite - 8'7" x 7' (2.62m x 2.13m) - Fitted with a panel enclosed bath with period tiling to the walls. Wash hand basin in vanity unit, electric shaver point above, low level lavatory and chrome ladder style towel rail.
Bedroom Two - 16' x 13' (4.88m x 3.96m) - Overlooking the garden. Central heating radiator. Door to
Bathroom - 10'1" x 7'10" (3.07m x 2.39m) - Panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush lavatory, corner cupboard and door to the landing.
Bedroom Three - 10'3" x 8'5" (3.12m x 2.57m) - Vanity unit with wash hand basin, hanging cupboard. Central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four - 17' x 15'10" into bay (5.18m x 4.83m into bay) - Large window seat from which views over the gardens can be enjoyed. Three central heating radiators.
Shower Room - Contemporary with large walk in shower cubicle, wash hand basin with mirror over, chrome ladder style towel rail.
Separate Wc - Low flush lavatory.
The Grounds - The house is approached through electric security gates opening onto a stoned drive which passes through manicured lawns with fine specimen trees to either side leading to a parking area in front of the house. There is a GARAGE BLOCK with timber storage.
Gardens - There are gardens are to all sides of the house. To the south of the house, there are some spectacular flower borders with lawns sweeping round to the rear of the house, where there are terraced areas for entertaining and lawns leading down to a ha ha which separates the gardens from the paddock.
Swimming Pool - 32' x 16' (9.75m x 4.88m) - To the north of the house, there is a covered swimming pool with retractable roof. To the side there are some raised vegetable borders, soft fruits and an orchard with a variety of eating and cooking apples.
Hard Tennis Court - All weather tennis court which does now require resurfacing.
The Paddock - There is a paddock to the East of the house with a mature belt of trees screening it from the road.
Double Garage - Two separate up and over doors, windows, internal doors to two separate workshops and door to the side. To the rear of the garage is a garden and log store.
Services - There is mains electricity, water is supplied via a borehole and foul drainage is to a private system.
Development Clause - There will be an uplift clause should planning consent be granted for any development that increases the value of the property. The vendor will receive 25% of any increase in value. For the avoidance of doubt the clause will not be triggered for any improvements carried out to the existing property and ancillary buildings in connection with a single dwelling.
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