The Chestnuts, Burton Overy, Leicestershire

The Chestnuts

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom detached SSTC

  • Reference Number 32270228
  • Agent James Sellicks Market Harborough
  • Agent Number 01858 410008

Guide price £1,650,000

About this property

A handsome village home occupying an enviable elevated position with open countryside views across the property's own land to the side and rear. It is in the highly desirable conservation village of Burton Overy and has a total plot of approximately 14.21 acres and is offered with no upward chain. The property has been beautifully extended to boast a stunning living kitchen with views over its simply beautiful grounds.

The entrance hall has the original door with window above, door to cellar and stairs rising to the first floor. A snug has an original sash window to the front and field views, built in storage cupboard, ceiling coving, spotlights, feature stone open fireplace. A dining room has a window to the side elevation, a door to the side entrance porch, original beams, open brick fireplace, part panelled walls, and beautiful original wide plank floorboards. A cloakroom off has a wash hand basin with a vanity unit and door to a WC.

The sitting room has an original sash window to the front elevation, ceiling coving, spotlights, feature wooden fireplace with cast iron log burner and marble hearth. This room is split into two areas: a reading area with French doors leading on to the side garden, and a relaxing area for enjoying evenings in front of the log burner.

The stunning open plan living kitchen has a fabulous garden room with a vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors and windows taking best advantage of the rear and side gardens. The kitchen area also has a set of French doors, which combined with the garden room French doors, creates a wonderful light and welcoming space. The kitchen has beautiful handmade cabinetry with an excellent range of eye and base level units and soft closing drawers with granite worktops over. Bosch appliances include a four-ring hob with tiled splashback and wooden hood over, built microwave and a built-in double oven. An oil fired Aga has a hotplate and is set within a tiled chimney breast with cupboards and drawers either side. A large island has a granite worktop and built-in wine racks, drawers, cupboards and shelving beneath. A Belfast sink is set within a further granite worktop with a drainer and chrome mixer tap, and cupboards and drawers beneath, a built-in dishwasher and bin drawers. Slate flooring and underfloor heating run throughout this superb room.

Off the kitchen is the utility room with a glazed and wooden door to the front elevation, a Belfast sink set into a granite worktop with cupboards beneath, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a large fridge freezer and a full height wine rack. A further door leads to the rear elevation and garden. A further door and stairs down lead to the rear entrance hall/boot room with glazed and wooden door leading to the driveway, it has slate flooring and a floor standing boiler.

A return staircase gives access to the first floor landing with a window to the front elevation and loft access. An inner corridor has an airing cupboard, alarm panel and further built in storage cupboards and leads to the master bedroom to the rear of the property. This principal bedroom has fantastic views across The Chestnut's own land and landscaped gardens. It has two sets of glazed French doors with Juliette balconies, a further window to the side elevation, and benefits from an ensuite bathroom with high quality Duravit sanitaryware including a Jacuzzi style bath, low flush WC, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin into a vanity unit, two heated chrome towel rails, glass shelf, mirror with lighting over, part tiled walls and a tiled floor.

Bedroom two has an original sash window to the front elevation and field views and spotlights. Bedroom three has an original sash window to the front elevation, ceiling coving, spotlights, original cast iron fireplace and two built in wardrobes. The fourth bedroom has a window to the side elevation with beautiful views of the side garden and rolling countryside beyond. Bedroom five has a window to the side elevation, built in wardrobes and spotlights. The family bathroom has a contemporary bathroom suite with a freestanding bath, wash hand basin into a vanity unit with mirror and lights over, low flush WC, window to the side elevation, heated chrome towel rail, spotlights and a tiled floor. A separate shower room has a double shower cubicle.

To the front of the property is a sweeping gravel in-out driveway leading to the house, which is elevated from the road, there are manicured front lawned gardens with mature flowerbeds. A side gated gravelled driveway leads into a block paved car standing area with space for numerous vehicles and a double garage with wooden doors, power and lights, an open carport, and what is affectionately known as 'the Wendy house' which is thought ripe for conversion into a separate annexe (subject to necessary consents). Across the block paved driveway is a red brick built Dutch style barn with open doors, vaulted ceiling. The oil tank and irrigation system are housed in here and is thought suitable to convert into stables or further living accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).

To the side of the barn is post and rail gated access into the paddock, and to the rear of the property are beautifully maintained and professionally landscaped rear gardens, a York stone patio entertaining area which runs the full width of the house, steps up to the lawned area, mature flowerbeds with a range of herbaceous trees, blossom trees, shrubs and plants providing year-round interest. The lawned side garden leads to the most beautiful box parterre with immaculate topiary, and this leads back round to the front of this superb property. The land is separated into a large field and smaller paddock and flanks the side and the rear of the property. All of the land and grounds face south-west.

This picturesque south Leicestershire conservation village is without doubt one of the most sought after locations within the County with the pretty street scenes, high quality housing and a strong community spirit all significant factors. Very convenient for Leicester, Market Harborough and Great Glen, Burton Overy retains its rural charm and remains a working farming community with very little through traffic. The village itself has a popular dairy for milk, bread and cakes, and an active church congregation, a well-liked public house, a village hall with nearby Great Glen providing local amenities catering for all day-to-day needs.

The neighbouring village of Great Glen is home to some of the finest schooling within the county and contributes towards the driving factor for many families considering a move into the area. A widely renowned group of schools form the Leicester Grammar School Trust and consists of the Leicester Grammar Junior School, Leicester Grammar School and Leicester Grammar School Stoneygate. Combined they offer education from ages 3 to 18 and are extremely popular.

Shopping and supermarket facilities are available in the city of Leicester some seven miles to the north, Oadby, Fosse Park and the thriving town of Market Harborough. For the commuter, Market Harborough has mainline rail services to London St Pancras in under an hour with its new Eurostar link, and the M1 is accessible at junction 21.

Property Information
Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
Tax Band: G
SERVICES: The property is offered to the market with all mains services and oil-fired central heating.

Key Features

The Chestnuts, Burton Overy, Leicestershire
  • Extended family home
  • Four reception rooms
  • Stunning open plan kitchen with garden room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Landscaped gardens, Paddock & Outbuildings
  • Total plot of approx. 14.21 acres
  • Open countryside views
  • Prime Leicestershire village
  • No upward chain




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13 Church Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7AA

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01858 410008