A truly stunning, Edwardian Period, detached house of charm & character retaining many original features and offering spacious, air source centrally heated, sealed unit double glazed, flexible accommodation with impressive reception hall, w.C., five reception rooms, splendid refitted breakfast kitchen, laundry room, leisure complex with indoor heated swimming pool, changing & shower rooms, five bedrooms, library or bedroom 6, two bathrooms, w.C., two double garages & in-and-out drive providing extensive off-road parking to an approx. One third of an acre plot with mainly lawned rear garden.
The sought-after suburb of Glenfield is located just outside the Leicester City boundary, to the north-west, and is well known for its popularity in terms of convenience for ease of access to the afore-mentioned centre of employment and all the excellent amenities therein, as well as the adjoining Charnwood and New National Forests with their many scenic country walks and golf courses, the East Midlands International Airport at Castle Donington, the market towns of Hinckley, Market Bosworth, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray, and the nearby A46 Western By-Pass which connects with the M1 and M69 for travel north, south and west.
Glenfield offers a fine range of local amenities including shopping for day-to-day needs, schooling, a wide variety of recreational amenities, some of Leicesters largest employers including County Hall and the Glenfield Hospital, and there are regular bus services to the Leicester City centre.
The property known as 'Woodbrook' was built at the turn of the last Century for occupation by its Architect, Amos Hall, who was born in Leicester in 1858. Originally articled to Isaac Barradale, another famous Leicester Architect, Amos himself became well known locally for his distinctive work (the most well known of which is still evident to the Belvoir Street facade of the Grand Hotel in Leicester and comprises the Winter Garden and Kings Hall, together with other properties in the Silver Arcade in Leicester).
Of distinctive design and occupying a corner plot of about one third of an acre in size, this stunning, Edwardian, detached family home benefits from an in-and-out driveway providing extensive off-road parking and giving access to two attached double brick built garages, a lawned rear garden and offers particularly spacious, flexibly arrangeable, air source centrally heated, part air conditioned, sealed unit double glazed accommodation, on three floors, as described below:-
on the ground floor:
Arched panelled front entrance door provides access to:
With tiled floor and half glazed inner door to:
With feature marble tiled floor, two central heating radiators each with canopy over and imposing staircase rising off to first floor with cloaks recess under. The hall has access through double leaded light doors with matching side screens set within a brick archway to:
Dining room 5.61m into bay x 4.22m (18'5' into bay x 13'10')
with leaded bay picture window, feature cast-iron Victorian fireplace in veined marble surround with painted mantel shelf, side illuminated display cabinet with plate glass shelves, leaded light doors and open display area beneath, central heating radiator and decorative plaster friezes. Door to:
Snooker\billards room 6.86m x 4.45m (22'6' x 14'7')
with picture windows to front and rear elevations and two central heating radiators. Door to:
Family room 5.31m x 6.78m (17'5' x 22'3')
with sealed unit double glazed windows to front and rear elevations, mahogany fireplace with inset coal effect electric fire, original leaded stained glass side windows, air source air conditioning\heating, t.V. And telephone points, central light fitting, three quadruple spotlight fittings, door to garaging and part sealed unit double glazed French door opening onto rear garden. This room has been converted from the former garage.
With electric door bell, double shelved cupboard, central heating thermostat and double cupboard containing electric fuse boxes. The inner hall has access off to:
With two-piece white suite comprising low flush w.C. And wash hand basin inset to vanitory unit with four cupboards under and illuminated full width mirrored splashback. Also with central heating radiator having canopy over and rear window.
Rear lounge 5.44m x 5.72m into bay (17'10' x 18'9' into bay)
with leaded bay picture window incorporating French door opening onto garden, feature brick fireplace with Cornish slate hearth and electric fire, arched illuminated display cabinet enclosed by twin leaded doors with double cupboard under and further double cupboard to side of fireplace with leaded window over. Also with two central heating radiators each with canopy over, air conditioning unit, t.V. Point, picture rail to walls, decorative plaster friezes, ceiling spotlights and stereo speaker points.
Morning room or study 4.29m x 3.81m (14'1' x 12'6')
With mirrored feature arched display recess fully illuminated with plate glass shelves and double cupboard under, central heating radiator with canopy over, t.V. Point and coved ceiling with light point.
With access off to:
Ideal for storage and housing swimming pool pump, etc.
Of 'L' shaped design comprising:-
superb reappointed kitchen 4.83m x 3.56m (15'10' x 11'8')
with range of fitted base and wall units and equipment including Villeroy & Boch Franke sink unit inset to 'L' shaped granite worktop with single drainer adjacent, matching splashback and hot and cold mixer tap over, range of cupboards and drawers under and integrated appliances including Neff dishwasher, Professional Rangemaster cooking range incorporating twin ovens, grill, pan drawer and six plate hob with tiled splashback and cooker hood over inset to range of 5 eye level wall cupboards. Further chest of 3 drawers with corner cupboard adjacent having granite worktop over, a peninsula unit with range of fitted cupboards under, twin illuminated display shelves over and Whirlpool American style fridge freezer adjacent. Also with in built overlit glass shelved display cabinet with glazed door, sealed unit double glazed picture window, 2 ranges of 4 ceiling mounted spotlight clusters, twin beamed ceiling, central heating radiator, multi paned door to hall and further fitted granite worktop with range of cupboards under, matching splashback and 4 eye level wall cupboards over incorporating glazed shelved display cupboard. The kitchen extends into:-
breakfast area 2.97m x 1.75m (9'9' x 5'9')
with laminate floor covering, granite breakfast bar with central heating radiator and double cupboard under, matching tiled splashback and sealed unit double glazed window over, UPVC framed and panelled external door to front with sealed unit double glazed overlight, shelved broom cupboard with electric fuse box and door to:-
separate utility or 2.90m x 2.69m (9'6' x 8'10')
laundry room, with single bowl and double drainer unit with hot and cold mixer tap inset to rolled edge worktop having drawers, cupboards and plumbing for automatic washing machine under. Also with laminate floor covering, central heating radiator, ceiling striplight and roof void access. Part glazed door leading to:
Indoor heated swimming pool 15.14m x 6.53m (49'8' x 21'5')
with inset pool measuring approximately 36`0 x 14`0 with pool cover, shallow end and deep end, Roman stepped approach, eleven sealed unit double glazed windows, three double sealed unit double glazed French doors to garden areas, ceramic tiled flooring, six wall light fittings and recessed ceiling spotlighting. Door to:
Changing room 2.62m x 4.70m overall (8'7' x 15'5' overall)
with ceramic tiled floor, twin sealed unit double obscure glazed side windows, electric wall heater, four wall light fittings, recessed ceiling spotlighting and compartmented shower room with three-piece suite comprising low flush w.C., pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and fully tiled shower enclosure with electric shower unit incorporating flexi hose to sliding track, together with folding glazed shower door and screen. Also with ceramic tiled floor, `Xpel-air` extractor fan and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
On the first floor:
An impressive easy rise feature staircase with turned balustrades and mahogany handrail (similar to the staircase in the Grand Hotel in Leicester) has a half landing with feature dormer window and landing with built-in double shelved cupboard and two single linen cupboards. The landing which has decorative friezes leads to:
Having air conditioning and comprising:
Bedroom 1 4.32m x 4.22m (14'2' x 13'10')
With picture window, feature cast-iron Victorian fireplace set within veined marble surround with painted mantel over, central heating radiator, t.V. And telephone points, decorative plaster frieze and door to balcony over family room and snooker room. Archway to:
Rear lounge 4.32m x 4.19m (14'2' x 13'9')
and dressing area, with rear picture window, feature Victorian fireplace set within veined marble surround with painted mantel over, central heating radiator, air conditioning unit, side window, decorative plaster frieze and full range of mirror-fronted hanging and shelved wardrobes. Door to:
With six-piece coloured suite comprising `jacuzzi` style corner panelled bath, twin vanitory units with drawers and cupboards under, mirrored splashback and illuminated lighting over, low flush w.C., bidet and part tiled shower enclosure with electric shower unit incorporating flexi hose to sliding track, glazed door and matching side screens. Also with fully tiled walls, central heating radiator with canopy over, two further wall cupboards, tiled accessory shelf with shelf and cupboard under, wall light point, decorative friezes and rear window.
Guest bedroom 2 3.84m x 4.29m (12'7' x 14'1')
with front picture window, central heating radiator and feature Victorian cast-iron fireplace set within tiled surround and painted mantel shelf over. The guest bedroom is en-suite to:
Being fully tiled with three-piece white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and strip light over incorporating electric shaver point, low level w.C. And tiled panelled bath with electric shower unit incorporating flexi hose to sliding track. Also with central heating radiator with canopy over, recently tiled floor, ceiling light point and range of cupboards with intervening shelving.
Bedroom 3 (rear) 3.40m x 2.79m (11'2' x 9'2')
with windows to side and rear elevations, central heating radiator, ceiling light point and pedestal wash hand basin.
With two-piece coloured suite comprising low flush w.C. And wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Also with central heating radiator and rear window.
On the second floor:
The imposing staircase continues via a half landing to the second floor landing which, in turn, gives access to:
Bedroom 4 (front) 4.27m x 4.14m (14'0' x 13'7')
with windows to front and side elevations, feature Victorian cast-iron fireplace, central heating radiator, beamed ceiling and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 5 (rear) 5.23m x 4.52m into bay (17'2' x 14'10' into bay)
with bay picture window, feature Victorian cast-iron fireplace, central heating radiator with canopy over, side window and wash hand basin inset to vanitory unit with three cupboards under and fitted book shelving. This room is currently used as a library, snug or study.
Play room\games room 6.78m into bay x 6.83m (22'3' into bay x 22'5')
or possible sixth bedroom, with bay picture window, two central heating radiators, range of in-built cupboards, side window, beamed ceiling and t.V. Point. Access off to:
The property enjoys a plot extending to about one third of an acre in size with a circular block paved driveway providing ample car standing and turning space and giving access to two attached double brick built garages measuring 31`1 x 17`4 overall with two electrically operated fibreglass up-and-over doors, sealed unit double glazed front window, twin folding ladder accesses to two boarded roof voids ideal for storage purposes, striplighting, electric power supply and internal door to snooker room.
The front garden is laid mainly to lawn and is particularly well screened by mature shrubs, bushes and trees for privacy. An arched front gate provides access to an enclosed courtyard area with a block paved patio and gravelled path to garden shed. The block paved pathway continues to a lawned side garden.
The generous rear garden is particularly well screened by fencing and privet hedging for privacy and is laid mainly laid to lawn with an extensive raised block paved patio and a variety of specimen deciduous and fir trees. There are two external water taps, an external power supply and external lighting to both the front and rear of the property.
All mains services are understood to be available. Central heating is provided by an air source installation, supplemented by air conditioning in major rooms and electric power points are fitted throughout the property which is double glazed with sealed units and benefits from a security alarm system.
Fixtures and fittings:
All fixtures and fittings mentioned in the sales particulars, together with fitted floor coverings, curtain, blinds, light fittings and the snooker table, are included in the sale. Additionally, garden ornaments and other furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
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