Situated down a quiet, no-through lane, a beautiful former chapel which has been meticulously presented by the current owners and oozing a wealth of original charm and character features.
Barkby is a thriving, quintessentially English village enjoying a strong sense of community spirit and amenities including a popular primary school, farm shop, two public houses and a renowned cricket ground. The area is superbly placed to access the major road networks, centres of employment and local schooling including the Loughborough endowed schools, Oakham, Uppingham and Leicester Grammar School. Leicester city centre some six miles distant offers universities, a teaching hospital, professional quarters and a mainline rail link to London St Pancras.
This charming property is accessed via a wooden door with stained inserts leading to a beautiful entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor, an understairs storage and Victorian style tiled flooring leading through to a dining kitchen enjoying a superb range of solid oak eye and base level units and drawers, solid wood preparation surfaces, under mounted Belfast sink with wooden drainer, Raeburn cooker with tiled splashbacks, matching display cabinets with stained and leaded inserts, built-in wine rack, ceiling beams, plumbing for dishwasher, space for large fridge-freezer, tiled flooring and door to a laundry room with a range of eye and base level units, worktops, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled flooring and a stable door leading to the garden. A beautiful sitting room leads off the entrance hall and enjoys a window to the front and French doors to the garden, exposed ceiling beams, a brick built chimneybreast with an inset cast iron log burner and television point. The first floor landing gives access to a master bedroom with double aspect windows, two sets of double wardrobes and matching chest of drawers, television point and loft access. Bedroom two enjoys a window overlooking the rear garden and bedroom three a window to the front elevation. The accommodation is completed with a stunning, refitted contemporary bathroom comprising a shower bath with curved glass shower door, low flush WC, wash hand basin with storage beneath, heated chrome towel rail, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
To the rear of the property are beautiful private gardens with block paved paths, a patio area, decked steps leading to a decked path around a shaped lawn, wooden shed, mature borders and fenced and walled boundaries.
Proceed out of Leicester via the Melton Road in a northerly direction. At the roundabout take the third exit as signposted to Syston, take the second exit into Syston village and turn first right into Barkby Thorpe Lane, continue along this road into the village of Barkby and towards the end of the village take a left hand turn into Thorpe Lane, right onto Beeby Road and left onto School Lane where the property can be located on the right hand side as indicated by the Agent's "For Sale" sign.
56 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DH
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