Keeper's Cottage, Town Green Street, Rothley, Leicestershire
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
4 bedroom character property SSTC
- Reference Number 32087437
- Agent James Sellicks Leicester
- Agent Number 01162 854554
Guide price £950,000
About this property
Set amongst leafy parkland on the edge of Rothley and enjoying wraparound landscaped gardens, this Grade II Listed period cottage has been sympathetically refurbished and extended to provide a spacious, versatile home with an abundance of character and over 2,700 square feet of accommodation.
Rothley has long been regarded as one of the County's most favoured locations with an excellent range of niche shopping amenities catering for all day to day needs with popular restaurants and country pubs close at hand. The area is particularly popular for parents wanting access to popular primary and secondary schools within the state and private sector, including the Loughborough Endowed Schools and Ratcliffe College. Major centres of employment are nearby at Leicester and Nottingham, with the M1 motorway network and East Midlands Airport at Castle Donnington.
Dating back in parts to both the 16th and 18th Centuries, this "chocolate box" cottage which retains a wealth of charm and character with a cruck frame, Welsh slate roof, exposed beams, brace and latch doors, has been a loving abode for the artists in residence for over thirty years. The property is entered via a canopy porch and front door leading into the elegant entrance hall which houses the stairs to the first floor. The sitting room has a large Inglenook fireplace with an inset cast iron log burning stove. The property enjoys two further reception rooms, both of which are currently configured as studios, the first with quarry tiled flooring and a feature cast-iron stove, both offering access via double doors onto the patio terrace. The open plan dining kitchen is located to the rear of the property and boasts a range of bespoke units, a twin stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over, wooden preparation surfaces, space and plumbing for a range style oven, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, a peninsula breakfast bar, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, a bespoke pantry cupboard and access to the attractive gardens beyond. A utility space provides plumbing for an automatic washing machine.
The first floor can be accessed via two separate staircases. The staircase from reception room two leads up to a spacious landing with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The master bedroom enjoys exposed beams, a window to the side affording superb parkland views and an en-suite bathroom with a tiled bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Bedroom two has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The second staircase from the hallway leads to a galleried landing with a conservation rooflight. Bedroom three has a vaulted ceiling, windows providing views to the rear over the garden and cricket pitch, and pretty street views to the side, an abundance of natural light and is currently used as a first floor sitting room. Bedroom four has built-in wardrobes and windows to the rear and side. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath, WC, bidet and wash hand basin. A further shower room provides a walk-in shower.
A granite set driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to an integral garage, currently used as a potter's studio with scope to convert to further accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consent). The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and has an extensive paved patio terrace, a shaped lawned area, mature bedding borders and a brick summerhouse with a Swithland slate roof, its own terrace and southerly aspect. Through a gate in the hedgerow is a further lawned garden with parkland views and raised vegetable planter boxes.
Proceed out of Leicester via the A6 Loughborough Road in a northerly direction passing through Birstall and taking the next signposted turn into the village of Rothley. At the traffic light complex take a left hand turn into Hallfields Lane. Turn right into Town Green Street and proceed to the end where the property can be found on the right hand side.
Tenure & Council Tax
Local Authority: Charnwood
Tax Band: F
56 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DH
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm