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About the property
Exquisite barn conversion set in stunning gardens and grounds, extending to approximately 5 acres to include a small wooded area. Read more
Exquisite barn conversion set in stunning gardens and grounds, extending to approximately 5 acres to include a small wooded area.
General - White Boar Barn is, without doubt, one of the finest country properties to come to the market in West Leicestershire over recent years. The barn was converted by the present owners some twenty years ago and over the intervening period they have created the most wonderful gardens. A sweeping drive leads through manicured lawns to the barn which is in a commanding position overlooking its own gardens and grounds. The barn has been beautifully converted to take full advantage of the views whilst preserving much of the buildings original character. The barn briefly includes a living kitchen, four reception rooms and four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Outside there is a gym/sauna and an idyllic sheltered courtyard. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 5 acres to include a small wooded area and are a glorious feature of the property. Adjoining the barn there are formal terraces with boxed hedge borders and a fountain. The lawns then sweep down to the swimming pool complex, where there is a pool house and sauna A substantial implement store is discreetly sited in a well screened area to the South of the barn. To the West of the gardens there is a paddock, meadow and spinney.
Location - Osbaston is without doubt one of the prettiest hamlets in the area made up of period houses and cottages with Osbaston Hall at its centre. The historic town of Market Bosworth lies to the West. There are an excellent range of amenities in Market Bosworth including the highly regarded Dixie Grammar School, restaurants, numerous sports clubs and the Marina. There are more local facilities in the neighbouring village of Barlestone including shops and a primary school. Osbaston is well located for access to the motorway network via the M42 and M1. There are high speed train services to London from Leicester and Nuneaton. Osbaston is also in close proximity to some of the best golf clubs in Leicestershire and the area is also ideal for equestrian use.
The Barn - Accommodation is arranged over two floors as follows.
Front door opening into
Entrance Hall - Tiled floor and doors opening into the living kitchen, snug, dining room and cloakroom.
Cloaks Hall - Bank of fitted cloaks cupboards running along one wall. Full height window.
Snug - 18' x 16' (5.49m x 4.88m) - Inglenook with magnificent chimney breast constructed of reclaimed bricks housing a calor gas wood burning style stove with heavy timber over, two central heating radiators.
Dining Room - 18'1" x 14'8" (5.51m x 4.47m) - An elegant room with double doors opening into the garden room. Central heating radiator housed in lattice-work box.
Garden Room - 18'5" x 15' (5.61m x 4.57m) - This is a wonderful space from which the views over the formal gardens and courtyard can be enjoyed. A flight of stairs rises to the first floor, the brickwork has been exposed to one wall. Stairs rising to first floor. Cloaks cupboard.
Drawing Room - 18' x 14'9" (5.49m x 4.50m) - A charming room with french doors opening into the garden. There is a stone built fireplace with a calor gas wood burning stove. There is a full height window and two central heating radiators in lattice work box..
Living Kitchen - 19'8" X 16'5" (5.99m X 5.00m) - There is a real feeling of space as there is a full height ceiling and with exposed roof trusses. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of designer cabinets by "Mark Wilkinson" with a combination of oak and granite work surfaces. The units are arranged around the oil fired Raeburn and integrated appliances include a "Miele" dishwasher and oven. There is an island unit with further storage and a "Gaggenau" four ring electric hob. There is a dresser unit with two crockery display cabinets, ceramic tiling to the floor and a central heating radiator housed in lattice-work box. French doors open into the courtyard. There are doors to the laundry room and entrance hall.
Laundry Room - 12'5" x 9' (3.78m x 2.74m) - There is a full height ceiling where there is a clothes drying dolly. Fitted base unit with sink and plumbing for a washing machine and ceramic tiling to the floor. Door to outside. CLOAKROOM Low flush lavatory and sink unit
On The First Floor - A balustrade staircase rises from the garden room to the galleried landing.
Galleried Landing - 18'1" x 11'6" (5.51m x 3.51m) - This is another exceptional space, with windows running along two sides of the landing overlooking the gardens and courtyard. A particular feature is the exposed brickwork on the chimney breast and and the full height ceiling with rafters. A landing with bank of wardrobes leads to three of the bedrooms.
Master Bedroom - 14'9" x 11'9" (4.50m x 3.58m) - A full height ceiling with exposed rafters. Central heating radiator and doors to DRESSING ROOM and en-suite.
En-Suite - Double sized shower cubicle, low flush lavatory, wash hand basin set in marble counter top.
Guest Bedroom Two - 18'2" x 12'6" (5.54m x 3.81m) - There are wo sets of fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator housed in a lattice-work box. (18'2" (16' measured to 5' eaves height) x 12'6").
En-Suite - Shower cubicle, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with polished granite work surface. Low flush lavatory.
Bedroom Three - 12'10" X 9'5" (3.91m X 2.87m) - Exposed roof trusses. Central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four - 12'9" x 8'8" (3.89m x 2.64m) - Central heating radiator housed in a lattice-work box.
Family Bathroom - Suite comprising panelled bath, low flush lavatory, bidet and washbasin. Ladder style heated towel rail.
Outside - The house is approached through electric wrought iron gates opening onto a long drive which winds its way through the formal gardens to a stoned parking area with a central island to the side of the barn. A gate from the parking area opens into the courtyard.
The Courtyard - The courtyard is an idyllic sheltered sun trap where there are some marvellous climbing plants including clematis and roses. A perfect spot for al fresco dining.
Gym - 20' x 17'1" (6.10m x 5.21m) - Heated gym with steam room (seats four people), hot tub and WC.
The Formal Gardens - To the south of the house, there is a terrace with formal borders arranged over two levels. On the upper level there is a magnificent water feature around which there are closely cut box hedges. Steps lead down from the terrace to the manicured lawns.
Heated Swimming Pool - To the south east of the house there is an outdoor swimming pool approximately 12m x 6m and 4' deep. There are hedges and a dry stone wall running around the swimming pool. There is a beautiful terrace to one side of the pool with a petanque terrain the other side.
Pool House - 15'3" x 11'2" inc. to 16'2" (4.65m x 3.40m inc. to 4.93m) - A perfect base to support pool parties fitted with a range of base and wall units incorporating a sink and double electric hob. There is also a separate changing room and SAUNA. There is oil fired heating to the pool. There is a chemical WC to the rear of the pool house.
Implement Store - 39'4" x 39'4" (11.99m x 11.99m) - This is a superb building suitable for a range of uses from storing cars and garden equipment to partitioning into horse pens. Three phase power is connected, there is a dry store and roller shutter door.
Putting Green - All weather 8 hole putting green.
. - Running down the one side of the garden is wrought iron estate fencing separating the garden from a small paddock. A hedge runs along the southern boundary of the paddock with an archway leading to a meadow, spinney and glade.
Services - Foul drainage is to a private system.
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