Situated within extensive gardens of approximately 1.34 acres, possibly the largest plot on Swithland Lane - this unique and substantial detached family home offering a wealth of original features including a magnificent galleried reception room, open fronted fireplaces, oak panelling, stained glass leaded windows and oak block flooring etc. Featuring five/six reception rooms plus a superb full size first floor oak panelled billiards room, the property also offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two separate WC's. The magnificent setting affords delightful gardens and in addition the property occupies a secluded setting set back from Swithland Lane with 'in-out' private drive and outstanding gardens to views towards Charnwood Forest. Energy Rating D
Rothley is a particularly well serviced Charnwood Forest village situated around a traditional village green and offering extensive local facilities including popular pubs, restaurants, shops and school. The village is particularly well placed for fast access to Loughborough and Leicester and the M1 at Markfield. Local facilities also include Rothley Park Golf Club, Rothley Court Hotel / Restaurant, Soar Valley Leisure Centre and local beauty spots include Swithland Reservoir and Bradgate Park.
From Leicester take the A6 out turning off as signposted for Rothley, once in Rothley turn left into Town Green Street as signposted for Cropston. Continue past Rothley Park Golf Club and turn right into Swithland Lane where the property can then be found on the left hand side.
For those using a satellite navigation system the post code for this property is LE7 7SE.
The property is entered via a pillared canopy porch through an original leaded double doors with delightful stained glass leaded fan light over into:-
With marble floor and inner door with stained glass leaded lights into:-
5.20m(17'1) x 4.50m(14'9)
This galleried reception room has a magnificent open fronted fireplace inset within marble with decorative oak surround, mantel and panelling. Oak herringbone patterned wood flooring, French doors and windows onto rear gardens and cathedral ceiling featuring an 'eyebrow' leaded window to rear elevation.
Oak staircase to first floor, oak herringbone patterned wood flooring and off:-
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Leaded window to front elevation and built-in cupboard.
6.70m(22'0) x 5.30m(17'5)
Deep bay window overlooking delightful rear garden and further window to side elevation. Original stone open fronted fireplace with matching hearth and mantel. Picture rail, moulded cornicing and oak herringbone flooring under carpet.
5.90m(19'4) x 5.00m(16'5)
Deep bay window overlooking rear garden. Open fronted fireplace with gas fire and open grate inset within tiling with matching hearth, oak surround and mantel. Decorative frieze and oak herringbone flooring under carpet.
Dining room 4.90m(16'1'') x 3.00m(9'10'')
Window to front elevation. Former fireplace now used for display. Secondary staircase to first floor, two built-in cupboards and off:-
study/office 5.00m(16'5'') x 2.40m(7'10'')
Windows to side elevation. Built-in base cupboards, shelving and further cupboard.
5.50m(18'1) x 4.20m(13'9)
Extensively fitted with a range of solid oak fronted units comprising base, drawer and eye level units. Two and half bowl sink single drainer sink inset within ranges of Chinese slate work surfacing. Feature gas fired Aga in pillar box red. Matching Chinese slate flooring, feature roof lantern, windows to front and rear elevations, plumbing for dishwasher, Neff microwave, telephone point, stable type door to rear gardens and off a small lobby is:-
Fitted with a WC. Access to:-
half cellar 4.70m(15'5'') x 2.50m(8'2'')
With sealed floor and white washed. Two windows, fitted light, coal store and Ideal gas fired central heating boiler.
With multi-paned door and window to front elevation. Radiator and access off to garage and off:
Utility room 3.00m(9'10'') x 2.30m(7'7'')
Door and window to rear elevation. Plumbing for washing machine, Belfast sink, work surfacing, base cupboards and shelving.
4.80m(15'9) x 2.70m(8'10)
Two windows overlooking rear garden. Original servant call by W Richards & Son of Leicester.
Off the main reception hall is a ground floor 'wing' of bedrooms comprising the following:-
With decorative ceiling panel and oak/mahogany wood stripped flooring under carpet. Off is:-
bedroom four 5.30m(17'5'') x 3.90m(12'10'')
Deep bay window to rear elevation. Coved cornicing and picture rail.
Bedroom three 5.00m(16'5'') x 3.70m(12'2'')
Deep bay window to front elevation. Full range of wardrobes with hanging rails and top boxes.
Bedroom five 3.70m(12'2'') x 3.30m(10'10'')
This room is currently used as a music room/snug. With window to rear elevation. Former fireplace with attractive surround used as display. Two built-in cupboards and oak/mahogany wood stripped flooring under carpet.
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising fully tiled shower, large panelled bath and vanity unit with base cupboards under. Heated towel rail, leaded window to front elevation, double radiator, half height tiling and shaver point
Fitted with low level WC. Leaded window.
On the first floor approached via an attractive original staircase from the inner hall is the galleried first floor landing looking down into the reception room. Walk-in linen cupboard with linen storage and off:-
7.40m(24'3) x 5.20m(17'1)
Leaded windows to front, side and rear. Original open fronted fireplace. Full size billiards table (available by negotiation). Half height oak panelling to all walls, cupboard and exposed beams. This room could easily be converted to provide one or two further bedrooms if required.
Refitted with a three piece suite by Sottini comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with chrome fittings. Half height tiling, built-in double hanging wardrobe with shelving, heated towel rail/radiator, halogen spotlighting, feature porthole window to rear elevation, feature skylight window and further leaded windows to side elevation.
Master bedroom 6.30m(20'8'') x 4.70m(15'5'')
Leaded windows to side and rear elevations overlooking magnificent gardens. Two ranges of built-in wardrobes with hanging rails.
Bedroom two 4.50m(14'9'') x 3.50m(11'6'')
This room has sloping ceilings and therefore would be ideal as a child's bedroom, a playroom or study. Porthole style window to rear and further window to side elevation. Storage and shelving in the roof eaves, shelving and off is a lobby with double hanging wardrobe off.
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin and tiled splashback. Feature porthole style window to front elevation.
The property enjoys a completely secluded location set well back from Swithland Lane and screened by a bank of mature trees. A 'in-out' driveway provides an attractive approach to the front to extensive hardstanding for a number of cars which in turn leads to a large double garage with fitted light and power.
Large double garage 9.10m(29'10'') x 5.20m(17'1'')
Fitted light and power, fitted alarm, work shop area and stairs off to large loft area and separate storage room.
This garage also once had planning permission for conversion into annex.
The gardens are extensive, private and west facing thus enjoying afternoon and evening sun. Being predominantly laid to rolling lawns with deep and well stocked borders and a large variety of mature trees. In addition is a central spinney providing an ideal area for children and beyond the formal lawned gardens and spinney is a further area of enclosed lawn and a large and productive orchard with a variety of apple and pear trees. Other features of the garden include a large vegetable garden and a rear sun terrace/patio off which is a private dining area enclosed by mature yew hedge.
This substantial detached family home was constructed during the late 1920's. Designed with entertaining in mind, the fully alarmed property features a magnificent central galleried reception room off which are two further principal reception rooms, a further dining room, study, snug and on the first floor a superb full size oak panelled billiards room. The flexible bedroom accommodation is arranged over two floors which provides a ground floor wing of bedrooms whilst on the first floor a master bedroom suite and further bedroom. The billiards room has the potential to convert to create further bedroom accommodation if required. Originally built for an important and wealthy owner, the property has an original heating system in the garage and would have originally incorporated servants quarters, there being a sophisticated servant call system still in place with call bells in all the main rooms of the house. The secluded setting of the property and magnificent gardens are one of its most impressive features. The plot extends to approximately 1.34 acres with what we believe is the largest garden on Swithland Lane although we cannot provide a warranty in this respect. In all, this is a substantial and impressive family home constructed to a highly unusual and individual design with still further potential and internal viewing is highly recommended.
All fitted carpets and curtains are included.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage area connected to the property. Central heating is provided by a gas fired boiler situated in the half cellar
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