The Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicester

The Drive

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom character property for sale

  • Reference Number 30409123
  • Agent James Sellicks Leicester
  • Agent Number 01162 854554

Price Guide £635,000

About this property

This resident's only private drive has a long and interesting history. Built in 1884 for the Leicester Board of Guardians by renowned Leicester Architect Isaac Barradale, the collection of buildings known as the Cottage Homes were originally built to house the children of the workhouse and later went on to provide a home for any child deprived of a normal home, until the 1970's, with the Grade II Listed Orchard Lodge having been the gatehouse. The property has been meticulously refurbished to an incredibly high specification, now providing stunning and spacious accommodation.

The property is located on the peripheries of Countesthorpe village, approximately eight miles south of Leicester the city centre. The village offers a wide range of local amenities including schooling, shopping, sporting and social facilities, and is also within easy reach of M1/M69/A14/M6 motorway networks, mainline stations to London and Fosse Retail Park.

The property is entered via an entrance porch with a stone window seat, a part glazed front door and glazed inner door leading into the spacious entrance hall with feature black and white tiled flooring, housing the wide staircase to the first floor with a walk-in understairs storage room beneath with a window to the rear elevation, a walk-in cloaks cupboard, glazed doors to the rear elevation and an exposed brick arch detail. The sitting room has a cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, inserts and painted wooden fireplace surround, stripped floorboards, exposed brickwork and feature bricks to the surrounds of four sash windows to the front, side and rear. The family room has a cast iron log burner with a tile hearth and oak mantel, exposed brickwork and a sandstone set sash window to the front elevation. The dining room has an open fireplace with brick detail surround providing space for log burner if desired, stripped floorboards, four sash windows to the front and side elevations with feature bricks, and is open to the breakfast kitchen which which offers an array of storage in custom handmade pine fronted eye and base level kitchen units including a pantry, dresser and drawers plus an island unit with hardwood worktops, wine and drinks cooler, a Smeg range oven, five-ring gas hob with stainless steel splashback and canopy extractor over, ceramic sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, a window the side elevation and French doors to the rear. A utility room/cloakroom provides a range of eye and base level units, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, low flush WC, an inset hand wash basin with cupboards beneath, stripped floorboards and three windows to the side and rear elevations.

A dogleg staircase leads to the first floor landing which has exposed brickwork, a feature turned brick arch and a window to the rear elevation. The master bedroom has exposed roof trusses, five windows to the front, side and rear elevations flooding the room with light, and a large stunning en-suite bathroom with a white three piece suite comprising an enclosed WC with cupboard to side, free standing bath with shower attachment, a moulded wash hand basin with cupboard and drawers beneath, a walk-in doorless shower enclosure with fixed and flexible shower heads, built-in mirrored storage, heated towel rail and a double glazed conservation Velux window to the rear elevation. Bedroom two has a high chapel ceiling, four sash windows to the front, side and rear elevations and a walk-in wet room with safety Altro flooring and low maintenance, wraparound vinyl wallcovering, wash hand basin, shower enclosure with fixed and flexible shower heads and a chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom three has a high chapel ceiling and a sash window to the front elevation. The bathroom has a white three piece suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, a roll edge free standing cast iron bath with shower attachment over, chrome heated towel rail. A walk-in airing cupboard houses the boiler and pressurised tank.

To the side of the property is a driveway providing ample car standing with wrought iron gated access to the rear gardens, having a sandstone patio area and courtyard, lawned areas, established deep borders, apple, plum, cherry fruit trees, kitchen garden, fenced and rear hedged boundaries to all sides. There is a LARGE BRICK-BUILT WASH HOUSE which has been re-roofed, has a chimney, drainage and cablework laid under the patio for power to be connected, which is considered ripe for conversion into a home office, granny/teenager annexe, garden room or, gym (subject to the necessary planning consents). There are also additional outhouses and an integral wood store.

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 located.

Key Features

The Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicester
  • Porch & entrance hall
  • sitting room
  • family room
  • dining room
  • breakfast kitchen & utility room/WC
  • three double bedrooms
  • two en-suites & bathroom
  • side driveway
  • rear gardens
  • large brick outhouse


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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