Main Street, Barsby, Leicestershire
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
4 bedroom character property SSTC
- Reference Number 29740100
- Agent James Sellicks Oakham
- Agent Number 01572 724437
Guide price £750,000
About this property
A beautifully presented and significantly extended period home, bursting with character sitting on a generous plot with wonderful countryside views.
Enter the property into a small entrance hall that opens into the formal drawing/dining room. This room has enormous character with beams to the ceiling and an Inglenook fireplace. There are windows looking out to the front and double doors leading into the family room to the rear of the property. Just off the drawing room there is another reception room, currently being used as a work/hobbies room but could easily be a snug.
From what was the original cottage to the front of the property opens up to the rear in the form of a magnificent open plan living space comprising a kitchen, dining area and a family room.
The kitchen itself has been recently refitted by the current owners to a particularly high standard with shaker style units under light granite worktops, a traditional double Belfast sink with mixer tap, space for a large Range style cooker with extractor over, a central island complete with breakfast bar, integrated Neff microwave oven and space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer. Although a relatively modern extension the kitchen still has character, complementing the original cottage with beams to the ceiling, oak framing and an original well that now has a glazed top giving a view down to the water. The kitchen also has a feature fireplace with a multifuel burning stove and steps leading down to the dining area that also has a feature fireplace, flagstone flooring and three sets of doors that open out to the garden.
Just off the kitchen there is a large storage cupboard, a pantry and a very useful utility room with space and plumbing for white goods, further storage, the two gas-fired boilers and a door out to the side.
The family room that leads off the kitchen completes the ground floor accommodation; this room has a glazed roof lantern and bifold doors opening to the garden. The property has a fantastic flow internally as well as very easy access to the outside spaces.
A period carved barley twist staircase of great character leads to a vaulted landing giving access to the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The master bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, ample built in storage, a dressing area, an ensuite shower room concealed behind glass and a set of double doors leading to a balcony overlooking the garden and views beyond. Bedroom two is also a very generous double separated into a dressing area and bedroom space by an oak archway with a couple of steps between.
Bedroom three has a compact ensuite shower room and bedroom four a single, with one side filled with built-in wardrobes providing great storage space.
The first floor is completed by a family bathroom that has a freestanding roll top bath, large separate shower enclosure, wash hand basin and a low flush lavatory.
To the outside the property is approached via double gates opening onto a gravel driving providing ample parking and access to the garage.
The garden itself is predominantly laid to lawn in a tiered arrangement with the upper level flowing off the open plan living space, providing a private and sheltered entertaining terrace. The middle tier of the garden has another patio area, ideal for enjoying the afternoon sun and the garden then drops away to a wider area at the bottom.
This superb and unique home offers fantastically well-proportioned rooms in a property that has enormous character as well as the modern open plan living spaces. The garden has been beautifully tended by the current owners and offers lovely views particularly from the master bedroom out over open countryside. This is a property that is offered to the market with the agent's highest recommendation for an internal inspection.
Barsby is a peaceful hamlet in rural Leicestershire midway between Leicester, Melton Mowbray and Oakham. This thriving community has its own petanque pitch, an established village green and picturesque country walks. The area is well supplied with pubs, restaurants, shops, and even a regular visit on a Tuesday evening from a Fish and Chip van. There is excellent state and private schooling available for all ages in the area, and a variety of recreational facilities. Barsby is ideally placed for access to Rutland and the nearby Charnwood Forest.
Leave Oakham on Braunston Road, continuing through Braunston, Withcote and Tilton On the Hill. After passing the Rose & Crown pub in Tilton, take a right onto Melton Road (B6047) and continue on this road for approx. 3 miles. Take a left onto Leicester Road, another left onto South Croxton Road and then a right into Barsby. Turn left at the junction onto Main Street and you will find Brocks Cottage on your left-hand side.
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX
The property is offered to the market with all mains services and gas-fired central heating. There is a separate gas boiler that heats the water for underfloor heating in the open plan living space. Council Tax Band G.
6-8 Market Place Oakham Rutland LE15 6DT
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm