Dingley Hall, Harborough Road Dingley, Market Harborough
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
3 bedroom country house for sale
- Reference Number 30707186
- Agent James Sellicks Market Harborough
- Agent Number 01858 410008
Offers in excess of £650,000
About this property
A unique country house, once part of an Elizabethan mansion, forming part of Dingley Hall and set in delightful gardens and woodland.
Dingley Hall sits atop a plateau overlooking Market Harborough, with far reaching views to the north and west over open countryside. The village is little more than a hamlet, with its church in the grounds of The Hall. Commuting access to London is excellent, with trains to London St Pancras from Market Harborough Mainline Station under three miles distant, with journey times starting from just 57 minutes and expected to improve in the future. Also within Market Harborough with a greater range of everyday facilities including banks, supermarkets, a commercial centre and theatre together with a leisure centre.
The village of Great Bowden, just under two miles distant, contains number of local facilities including a shop/post office, café, public house, school and church. There is also a wide range of active village societies and activities.
The area is well known for schooling, with preparatory available at Great Glen, Spratton Hall and Maidwell and senior at Uppingham, Oakham, Leicester and Rugby. Further to the north lies the city of Leicester with a comprehensive range of commercial and leisure facilities. Neighbouring towns include Northampton, Kettering and Corby, whilst the M1 motorway is approximately 16 miles to the west and the A14 approximately 7 miles south. International air travel is available at East Midlands Airport, Birmingham, Stansted and Luton.
Sporting and recreational activities are well catered for in the area. Golf is at Leicester, Market Harborough, Kibworth and Luffenham. Water sports, including sailing and fishing, on Rutland Water, near Oakham, Pitsford Reservoir at Brixworth and fishing on Eyebrook Reservoir near Uppingham.
Dingley Hall is an exceptional country house with golden limestone and ironstone walls, listed Grade I and sitting on a high ridge overlooking the Welland Valley. A house has stood on the site from medieval times, and was extensively rebuilt during the reign of Mary Tudor.
The Hall, which has an illustrious history, has been owned by a number of prominent aristocrats, royal advisors, attorney generals and admirals, boasting entertainment of royalty and senior political figures, remaining as a private family home until 1936. During the following decades, the Hall was used as a wartime Nursing Home and then eventually purchased in 1978 by renowned architect Kit Martin, who divided it into seven houses and three apartments.
The Corner House, which sits to the southerly elevation, enjoys views out over a sunny terrace and to the gardens beyond. With accommodation set over three floors, the well-equipped kitchen and dining room are set to the ground floor, open plan with French doors opening to two side.
The first floor has a large and useful utility (which could usefully be converted into a fourth bedroom) and cloakroom, and stairs lead on to the second floor where the drawing room, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows enjoys spectacular views over the manicured gardens. Also on this floor, a third bedroom or study with beautiful, shuttered windows and a window seat overlooks the parkland to the front and gives ample space for guest accommodation, to work from home, or for use as a gym.
To the top floor, a different character feel is found, with historic exposed beams to the ceilings, and exposed brick and stone walls. A shower room, and two bedrooms, the principal of which is generous in size with a walk-in wardrobe, complete the property.
Dingley Hall is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and grounds. The Hall is approached via a long winding driveway passing through a spinney of trees, with gravelled parking located to the rear of the main house. The Corner House has its own patio garden with flower border to the edge, as well as a lawned garden. The property also enjoys the use of extensive communal gardens, with a heated swimming pool, woodland and further lawned areas.
The tenure is freehold. However, there is a service charge for the maintenance of the communal gardens, pool and grounds amounting to approximately £2,500 per annum for the current year, 2021. Further details are available.
13 Church Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7AA
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Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm