Main Street, Great Glen

Main Street

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom character property SSTC

  • Reference Number 28559572
  • Agent James Sellicks Market Harborough
  • Agent Number 01858 410008

Guide price £975,000

About this property

A fascinating Grade II Listed home of significant historic and architectural interest; having undergone an extensive two year renovation programme and situated on a wonderful one acre part walled plot close to village amenities and schooling.

Rupert's Rest, as the name suggests, derives from a reputed visit by Prince Rupert, cousin of Charles I prior to the battle of Naseby in 1645. Much of the original house and features remain, creating a very stylish and versatile family home with elegant proportions offering a great deal of character; typified by large sash windows, oak boarded floors, fireplaces, shutters and exposed beams.

The accommodation is gas centrally heated and has recently undergone a comprehensive scheme of upgrading throughout which includes rewiring, new carpets, complete redecoration, new boilers, new radiators throughout and the remodelling of the ground floor to facilitate modern living, by opening up the dining kitchen and two reception rooms.

The stunning refitted bespoke dining kitchen comprises of an excellent range of cabinets with Silestone surfaces over, an island with breakfast bar and extensive range of drawers, a large skylight, walk in pantry and underfloor heating under a natural stone floor. Integrated appliances include a Neff dishwasher, fridge freezer and recycling bins draw. The dining area has a feature exposed brick wall and French doors opening to the splendid rear gardens.

The three reception rooms are wonderfully light by virtue of large sash windows and doors offering views over the front and rear gardens, with each having a superb feature fireplace. The drawing room gives access to a beautiful Victorian orangery (in need of restoration). Completing the ground floor accommodation is a renovated utility/cloakroom, store, work shop and cellar.

A return staircase and landing gives access to the first and second floor accommodation. The family bathroom which comprises of a walk in shower enclosure, a freestanding bath, wash and basin over fitted cupboards and a separate WC. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden, has built-in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes, with bedroom two having an ensuite shower room. The second floor landing has built-in cupboards and two further double bedrooms.

The property is approached via newly electrified original gates giving access to a large gravelled driveway, garaging, electric car charging point and glorious one acre gardens with a superb Lebanese Cedar. Sweeping lawns and paths lead to a fruit bearing orchard, deep herbaceous and flower borders, vegetable patches, an established asparagus patch, a large fruit cage with a variety of plants and a pond all bordering the River Sence with fields beyond.

Planning permission (18/00443/FUL) has been granted for the erection of a three carport oak framed garage with rooms above. Planning permission is pending (19/00192/FUL & 19/00193/LBC) for a side extension for large office/room, cloak room with shower, boot room and large laundry.

Great Glen is a highly sought after village lying some six miles south of Leicester and ten miles north of Market Harborough, both offering Midland Mainline access to London St Pancras. The village is well served by amenities catering for all day-to-day needs including a Doctors surgery, sporting and recreational facilities, local shopping, post office and popular public houses and restaurants. Schooling is particularly well provided for with an excellent village primary school with Leicester Grammar and Stoneygate Schools in the independent sector less than 1/2 mile away.

From the centre of Market Harborough travel via the A6 in southerly direction. At the village green turn into Main Street where the property can be seen on the left hand side.

Key Features

Main Street, Great Glen
  • Grade II Listed
  • Undergone an extensive two year renovation programme
  • Three reception rooms
  • Victorian orangery
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Workshop/garaging
  • Close to amenities and schooling
  • Planning permission for the erection of a garage with playroom/gym above
  • Planning permission pending for an extension



Floorplan 1

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13 Church Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7AA

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm


01858 410008