**Victorian lodge house in idyllic country setting **Set in grounds extending to 0.4 acres **Considerable potential subject to the appropriate consents**Requiring modernisation Read more
**Victorian lodge house in idyllic country setting **Set in grounds extending to 0.4 acres **Considerable potential subject to the appropriate consents**Requiring modernisation
General - The Lodge, as the name suggests, was built in 19th century as a Lodge House for Shenton Hall and has been in the ownership of the Wollaston family ever since. The Lodge sits in gardens extending to 0.4 acres and is in a quite glorious and idyllic country setting . It should be noted that the property is not listed and there may therefore be potential, subject to the appropriate consents for the property to be further developed and extended. It is rare that a property with this kind of heritage comes to the market with so much potential to create a truly wonderful country property.
We recommend that purchasers who wish to further develop the property contact Hinckley and Bosworth District Council to establish whether their proposals are likely to be acceptable.
Location - The Lodge is in a stunning setting in the Parish of Shenton and approximately two miles to the north of Dadlington. The majority of the village of Shenton has been in the ownership of the Wollaston family since 1625. Shenton is, without doubt, one of the prettiest villages in the area as there has virtually been no development. There are some exceptional walks and Shenton Railway Station which serves the Battlefield Line is a short distance away, together with the historic Battle Field. The historic town of Market Bosworth lies several miles to the North.
Market Bosworth is one of the most highly regarded and exclusive towns in West Leicestershire. There is a choice of private and state schooling , the High School has recently been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted and the highly regarded Dixie Grammar School is located in the Market Place. There are also a variety of shops and restaurants overlooking the Market Place, together with several sports clubs.
The Lodge - This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to renovate and modernise a period property.
Reception Hall - A balustrade staircase rises to the first floor. There is a quarry tiled floor, understairs storage cupboard, radiator. Doors to the sitting room and inner hall.
Sitting Room - 15'10" into bay x 12' (4.83m into bay x 3.66m) - Bay window overlooking the garden. Fireplace with a period cast iron fire. Radiator.
Inner Hall - 12'1" x 12' (3.68m x 3.66m) - Opening off the reception hall with doors into the kitchen and dining room.
Dining Room - 12'1" x 12' (3.68m x 3.66m) - Tiled fireplace housing a Parkway fire.
Galleried Landing - Doors to
Breakfast Kitchen - 15'7" x 8'6" (4.75m x 2.59m) - Fitted Base unit with an inset single drainer sink unit. There is a solid fuel Raeburn and door to garden.
Bedroom One - 13' max x 12' (3.96m max x 3.66m) - The high ceiling gives the bedroom a real feeling of space. Central heating radiator. Countryside views.
Bedroom Two - 12'1" x 12'1" (3.68m x 3.68m) - With a pretty period fireplace. Central heating radiator.
Box Room - 8'6" x 5' (2.59m x 1.52m) -
Bathroom - 10'1" max x 10' (3.07m max x 3.05m) - Suite comprising a panelled bath, low flush lavatory, wash hand basin, radiator.
Outside - The Lodge is set in approximately 0.4 acres of informal gardens with a number of mature trees. A Hawthorn hedge which has recently been cut and laid runs along the boundary. There is a small range of outbuildings that comprise an store and former W.C. The gardens are bounded by the Ashby Canal on one side and pasture land to the South and West.
Development Clause - The vendors are quite happy for the lodge to be further developed as a single dwelling only. However, they do not want to see any further development which will spoil the integrity of this wonderful building and adversely impact the estate. There will therefore be covenants in the sales contract to this effect.
Water Supply - The water supply is currently shared with other estate properties. The vendor is proposing to run an independent supply to the Lodge and this will be installed by the end of April. The timing of the connection to the main water supply will be dependent on Severn Trent. If the new supply is not in place by completion of the sale the purchaser will be allowed to use the shared supply and will be invoiced by the vendor for water used. Once the new connection is made the purchaser must connect to the new supply within 28 days having disconnected from the private estate supply.
Foul Drainage - Foul drainage is to a septic tank.
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1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Sales and Lettings have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.