The Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

The Drive

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom detached for sale

  • Reference Number 29761043
  • Agent James Sellicks Leicester
  • Agent Number 01162 854554

Guide price £695,000

About this property

Believed to have been built in 1884 by the renowned Leicester Architect Isaac Barradale, Chestnut Cottage has a long and interesting history and has been meticulously refurbished by the current owners to an incredibly high specification. The house is styled in an Arts and Crafts style with exquisite renovation work, both internally and externally, now offering superb and spacious accommodation over two floors, located on a resident's only private drive.

The village of Countesthorpe lies approximately six and a half miles south of Leicester city centre providing good access to the M1/M69 motorway networks and Fosse Retail Park with the village itself offering a wide range of amenities including shopping, schooling, sporting and social facilities.

The property is entered via a pretty brick porch and front door leading into the elegant and spacious reception hall with tiled flooring, housing the stunning staircase to the first floor and a useful cloaks cupboard. A ground floor bathroom with a beautiful feature stained glass window and timber cill, provides a white three piece suite comprising a low flush WC, a hand wash basin with storage beneath and a panelled bath, tiled flooring and a ladder style towel rail. The sitting room has a feature cast iron fireplace with marble hearth, Pitchpine boarded flooring, ceiling coving, windows to each side elevation and two feature arched windows to the front elevation. The drawing room has a feature wooden and brick fireplace, ceiling coving and rose and a window to the side elevation. The dining room has an Inglenook with marble hearth providing space for a decorative log burner or similar with feature windows either side of the chimneybreast and three further windows to the side elevations. The charming open plan living kitchen boasts an excellent range of eye and base level wall units and drawers with ample solid wood preparation surfaces, an inset gas-fired Aga with has three ovens, a hotplate and warming drawer and under unit lighting above, one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with Chef's mixer tap above, ceiling coving, inset ceiling spotlights, designer vertical radiator, tiled flooring, a living/snug area with a window the side elevation, a fireplace with timber surround and brick hearth and French doors leading out onto the garden. A utility room off provides a further range of eye and base level units, a single drainer sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, ceramic tile flooring and houses the Glow Worm wall mounted boiler.

A beautiful return staircase leads to the galleried landing which gives access to the master bedroom enjoying a high ceiling, windows to each side, a cast iron fireplace and a walk-in dressing area. Bedroom two has a built-in wardrobe and a cast iron fireplace, a window to front elevation and is interconnecting with bedroom three which has a cast iron fireplace, a built-in cupboard and a window to the side elevation. Bedroom four has a built-in wardrobe, a vertical radiator and a window to the side elevation. Bedroom five has three windows to the side and rear elevations and a small built-in cupboard. The stunning bathroom enjoys a high ceiling and boasts an oval free standing Spa bath, a contemporary square wash hand basin with mirror above and storage beneath, a walk-in glazed shower enclosure with rainforest and personal shower heads, natural slate tiled flooring and windows to the side and rear elevations.

To the front of the property is a lawned area and gravelled driveway leading to the porch and wrought iron gates giving access to an off-street parking area. A further gravelled area to the right of the property leads to gated access to the rear gardens with a paved entertaining area, walled lawned areas, a large storage shed and fenced and hedged boundaries.

Proceed out of Leicester via the Aylestone Road as signposted to Blaby, crossing over Soar Valley Way into Lutterworth Road and taking the first exit at the next roundabout into Leicester Road. Turn left again onto Sycamore Street and continue along this road towards Countesthorpe, eventually taking a right hand turn into Cosby Road and right again onto The Drive where the property can be found a little way down on the left hand side as indicated by the Agents "For Sale" board.

Key Features

The Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire
  • Storm porch & entrance hall
  • sitting room, drawing room & dining room
  • ground floor bathroom
  • open plan living kitchen
  • utility room
  • five bedrooms
  • family bathroom
  • off street parking
  • no upward chain
  • EPC - D



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56 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DH

Opening Hours

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


01162 854554