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FURNISHED RENTAL PROPERTY REQUIRED

We currently have on our books a client looking for a furnished rental property in the surrounding area of East Midlands Airport.

The client is looking to house five of their employees all of which are professionals.

The Let will be long term and the company will take responsibility for the property including a weekly clean.

If you have a property you are thinking of letting or require new tenants for, please call our lettings department on 01530 413126.

 

ALEXANDERS ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT NWLSSP

Alexanders estate agents of Ashby-de-la-Zouch are excited to announce a new partnership with North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership (NWLSSP).

The NWLSSP supports 43 schools across North West Leicestershire by providing pupils with high quality PE, sport and physical activity. The independent, family run firm has made a commitment to the NWLSSP throughout 2017/18 with a donation for every property sold through its Ashby branch.

Tom Smith, Senior Partner at Alexanders said: “The opportunity to support sport in local schools through the NWLSSP is superb. Growing up locally sport was a massive part of my school life, and is something that in my opinion can be very overlooked today. The work undertaken by the NWLSSP gives our local children the opportunity to participate and compete in a whole host of sports and activities.”

Each donation will support the NWLSSP Leadership Academy, responsible for training and deploying over 250 young sports leaders each year and providing them with vital skills and experiences that will help them as they seek employment or higher education opportunities in later life.

Stuart Johnson, Director of Sport and Community Development at NWLSSP said: “We’re delighted to be working with Alexanders.  There is clearly a commitment on their behalf to help us create and sustain opportunities for local young to take part in high quality PE, sport and physical activity.  The additional support this agreement will bring will allow us to give more young people opportunities to gain sports leadership qualifications and increase the numbers in our Leadership Academy.”

Alexanders opened their fourth office at 12 The Green in March of this year. The company specialises in residential sales, land and development and has recently launched a fully managed lettings service.

Tom Smith added: “Since opening the doors to our new branch in Ashby-de-la-Zouch the response we have received from the town has been overwhelming. As an independent firm I feel strongly that we should support our local community and have made a commitment to give back through the NWLSSP.”

EXCITING START TO 2017!

Alexanders have had a superb start to 2017, achieving record property values in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire respectively! We are a hardworking, dedicated team with over 70 years combined industry experience and are well trained in extracting the best offer levels out of our purchasers. The properties below represent a small selection of our successful sales so far in 2017.

Trust Alexanders with the sale of your home and receive industry leading first class marketing from a local team with a national presence.

Contact us today to arrange your free market appraisal.

Loughborough 01509 861222 | Market Bosworth 01455 291471 | West Bridgford 0115 851 2211 | Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01530 413126

SEVEN BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Alexanders of Ashby have been favoured with the instruction to sell Elm Farm in the Leicestershire village of Swannington. This seven bedroom farmhouse is set in 4 acres of stunning grounds with flexible good quality outbuildings and barns that have commercial use and have previously had residential planning in part.

Elm Farm is also available to purchase with 60 acres of outstanding woodland encompassing two fishing lakes and clearings. The land represents an excellent opportunity for potential commercial use subject to planning. The planting scheme is available by request.

Finished to the highest standard throughout, Elm Farm is laid across three floors with circa 4000 sq ft of internal living space. The flexible first floor layout affords spacious and well lit living accommodation ideal for entertaining. To briefly comprise; entrance hall through to an open plan lobby area leading to a beautiful kitchen diner, sitting area with contemporary feature fireplace and staircase with stairs rising to first floor landing. The spacious kitchen diner includes a fully fitted modern kitchen with door through to a utility room and pantry cupboard. From the sitting area is an open archway through to a bar dining area and a second open archway through to an impressive formal lounge. This room affords a large vaulted ceiling, beautiful feature fireplace and sliding doors to the rear elevation onto the courtyard.

To the first floor is the master bedroom and guest bedroom; both with en suites fully fitted to a high specification. There is also a study with potential use as a bedroom. The second floor comprises of a further four bedrooms including bedroom three currently utilised as a games room, family bathroom to include a triple size shower and there is a large walk in wardrobe.

Externally the property affords two driveways; the main driveway leads to a large parking area providing off road parking for eight vehicles and access to two large barns with up and over roller shutter doors. There is access to the courtyard and steps up to the main gardens. The property sits in approximately 4 acres affording well stocked gardens laid mainly to lawn and paddock land.

A secondary driveway leads to the courtyard area providing off road parking for eight/nine vehicles. There is a patio space with a running water pond feature. The former stables and barns surround the courtyard including a detached two storey barn with bar/party room and a separate office complex both having planning previously granted for residential use. The courtyard also provides access to a private garden laid mainly to lawn with a pergola.

In total the outbuildings afford 6500 sq ft of extremely well appointed former stables and barns that are generally in use as workshops/garages. The gardens may also be suitable for residential development subject to planning to comprise of either 3 large plots to the front or a small development.

The property is available in three lots: LOT 1 – Elm Farm, Main Street, Swannington with 4 acres and a further 60 acres of Woodland in Swannington at guide price £2,800,000. LOT 2 – Elm Farm, Main Street, Swannington with 4 acres at guide price £1,850,000. LOT 3 – 60 acres of Woodland in Swannington at guide price £950,000.

Call Alexanders of Ashby for more details (01530) 413126.

A FOURTH OFFICE FOR ALEXANDERS!

Local independent estate agent Alexanders continue to expand with the opening of a fourth office at Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The smart new office which has undergone an extensive refurbishment is located at 12 The Green, a conservation area 100 meters from easy parking in the centre of this historic and prosperous market town.

Specialising in residential sales, land and development along with new home sales, this office will complement their existing branches in Market Bosworth, Loughborough and West Bridgford, strengthening the Alexanders network across the East Midlands and for the first time incorporating a fully managed lettings service.

Tom Smith is Area Manager at Alexanders, he said: “As a firm we have rapidly earned a reputation throughout Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire as respected property professionals. Our ethos is to be honest, hard working, communicative, and to work with integrity for our clients. The addition of our new branch in Ashby-de-la-Zouch underlines our support for what is an extremely well thought of town with superb and quality housing stock in the area.

Alexanders celebrated the grand opening of the new office on Saturday, 4th March with directors John and Jane Alexander. The Mayor of Ashby,  Councillor Mike Ball was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the firm’s latest branch.

John Alexander, Chairman said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in Ashby, a town I have fond memories of over many years including playing cricket at the Hastings ground. The town has seen massive expansion over the last twenty years and is a real buzzing community. Further expansion is planned as we know and we look forward to serving the people of Ashby with their property needs whether buying, selling, renting, or requiring survey or valuation work. Thank you to the Mayor Mike Ball for helping us with our opening.”

Already making an impact on the town, Alexanders have taken instruction of over ten superb listings to date.

Tom added: “It is well documented that the property market is prospering across the UK, and this is certainly the case in this pocket of North West Leicestershire. With many buyers priced out of the market in London, the home counties and surrounding areas, our county has seen a flurry of activity from buyers looking to commute to the capital for work purposes.

“We have also been selected as a member of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents in our Market Bosworth office since January, a link that will help to strengthen our nationwide connections and grant us access to advertising space in Park Lane.”

Alexanders dedicated team pride themselves on offering a personalised service, achieved by industry leading first class marketing and a ‘no nonsense’ attitude aimed at negotiating the very best price for their vendor clients.

 

EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY FOR SALE IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Alexanders are pleased to market this five bedroom equestrian property on a plot of approx. 3 aces positioned in the heart of the sought after Leicestershire village of Stapleton.  

Offered to the market in excellent order the equestrian facilities with secondary access include paddocks, stabling and a menage; all placed to the rear of the property beyond the private landscaped garden. The stabling includes three loose boxes, a store room and a lean to which can be used for either a small vehicle or storage purposes. The outdoor all weather surface menage (approx. 30m x 20m) was refurbished in 2015 and beyond this is a larger paddock of circa 2.5 acres with gated access. The land is flat and well turned out with well-maintained boundaries and running water.

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The living accommodation briefly comprises of a porch, dining room and formal lounge with oak flooring as a continuation from the dining area. The kitchen diner has recently been refitted to a contemporary shaker style with wooden effect work surfaces and ceramic style splash backs. The utility area is accessed from the kitchen diner with downstairs WC and tack room.  The first floor landing gives access to all five bedrooms and the high quality fitted family bathroom.

The property affords a newly tarmac driveway offering off road parking for up to six/eight vehicles and a large integral garage. To the rear is a large patio area, lawned garden with a six foot hedge, mature flowerbeds and fencing to the equestrian facilities. The property also includes space previously used for a commercial office with fitted sockets, heating and lighting.

An internal inspection is strongly advised to appreciate this exceptional equestrian property.

To view full property details of Homestead, Chapel Street, Stapleton, Leicestershire please click here

MARKET BOSWORTH PROPERTY TRENDS

Tom Smith is Area Manager of Alexanders 

Since opening the doors to our new branch in the heart of the picturesque Leicestershire market town of Market Bosworth in July, the support that we have received from the community has been overwhelming. It is fair to say that with a mix of superb schooling, full range of amenities, boutique shops and rambling countryside on the doorstep, it is no wonder that families are driven to living in the area. It is rare to find such a welcoming village feel nowadays, but Market Bosworth manages to find that perfect mix between sleepy village and bustling market town, with convenient road links to Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick, and a train service to London from Nuneaton.

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Alexanders Market Bosworth officeWith interest rates for borrowing at an all time low, and demand for property in the town at an all time high, it is my belief that exciting times lay ahead for Bosworth and the surrounding villages. It is well documented that the property market is prospering across the UK, and this is certainly the case in this pocket of rural countryside. With many buyers priced out of the market in London, the home counties and surrounding areas, Leicestershire has seen a flurry of activity from buyers looking to commute to the capital for work purposes. This ripple effect has seen a steady increase in sale prices over the past 4 years; a trend that has seemed to gain traction throughout the last quarter of 2016.

Looking forward to 2017 is very exciting for Alexanders Market Bosworth. The firm has been selected to become a member of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents from January, a link that will help to strengthen our nationwide connections and grant us access to advertising space in Park Lane. We enter our first full year of operation in the town, and look forward to achieving record high prices across the area through a mixture of an extremely buoyant property market, industry leading first class marketing, and our ‘no nonsense’ attitude aimed at negotiating the very best price for our vendor clients.

We would love to speak to you if you have any questions about the current property market or Alexanders as a firm, and to that effect will be offering free ‘Price Guide’ valuations throughout 2017 for any clients who are curious to know where their property stands. It goes without saying that we would be delighted to help anyone who is considering selling or purchasing a property in the New Year.

Tom Smith, Area Manager, Alexanders Market Bosworth

 Tom Smith, Area Manager, Alexanders

SOLD! The Banky, Shadows Lane, Congerstone The Banky, Shadows Lane, Congerstone

“Perhaps I could start by saying why we chose Alexanders to market our house initially, Jane Alexander came to our house said all the right sort of things, as had others, but completely floored us with her very customer focused valuation, we had had a range of valuations from the scary to the uninteresting but Jane knew to the right buyer our unique property would be worth the money we sold it for, she explained her valuation by a number of methods and they all made a lot of sense. The team then took over the process of marketing the property which included getting us in the magazine 25 Most Beautiful Homes published after the sale, but a great record of the home we built from scratch. The team was in regular contact with us letting us know of the situation and keeping our expectations realistic. While the sale was a little bumpy, but then which house sale is stress free, they supported as all the way, thanks Vanessa. Acid test would we use them again, naturally.” – Mr S Henry

 

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

We will be closing for Christmas at 5:30pm on Friday 23rd December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January.
Our telephone lines will remain open over the Christmas period.
We wish you a Merry Christmas from all at Alexanders and we hope to see you in the New Year! 

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WEST BRIDGFORD PROPERTY MARKET

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West Bridgford is a popular and thriving family orientated community, home to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and boasting several excellent schools and academies, local independent shops, bars and farmers markets, all which play a vital part in sustaining a buoyant property market.

Properties within this sought after town vary as much in style and proportion as they do in value and desirability. In 2016 we have seen a rise in demand for homes within West Bridgford and the surrounding areas for those commuting to nearby towns and cities for work, providing a central base with excellent facilities.

The increased demand for family homes has surpassed all expectations, and we have since witnessed a rise in new homes and extensions to current properties to create further living space.

Brexit, the strength of the pound and interest rates all give rise to uncertainty within the property market, however, not to dismiss any of these factors, people continue to believe in the investment of property and this motivation keeps our market moving. This being said, agents should certainly be mindful of this trending criteria when valuing property, as we have seen an increase in down valuations on properties in highly desirable locations.

Whilst schools and academies retain their outstanding Ofsted levels, property will continue to benefit from this alongside the thriving business community and excellent local amenities which draw buyers to this increasingly popular town.

Rob Clark, Alexanders West Bridgford, 0115 851 2211

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UNIQUELY DESIGNED CONTEMPORARY HOME

Individually designed by the current owner and built to the highest specification, this spectacular detached contemporary home sits adjacent to public parkland with open countryside views in the small hamlet of Kirkby Mallory.

The property has been finished to an exemplary standard throughout, with an extensive use of solid oak including all internal doors and staircases and chrome finishes on all switches and sockets. Underfloor heating is provided throughout the ground floor and first floor bathrooms, which are fitted with a high quality range of Porcelanosa tiles and units. The windows are predominantly acoustic, noise insulating double-glazing, many of which are fitted with electrically operated blinds.

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The ground floor accommodation includes an open and spacious grand entrance hall with solid oak doors to the kitchen living diner, living room, study and WC. The stunning kitchen living diner is split into a large kitchen area with an ample supply of modern wall, base and island mounted units with Silestone work surfaces and an equally impressive living diner with open fireplace and bi-fold doors opening onto the rear garden. There is a doorway leading to a large larder and a second doorway leading to a utility room with access to the integral double garage and rear garden.

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From the entrance hall is a solid oak staircase rising to the first floor landing with access to the master bedroom with master en-suite shower room and three further bedrooms, one having an en-suite shower room and there is a separate family bathroom. A second staircase from the ground floor stairwell off the entrance hall leads to bedroom five, also with an en-suite shower room.

The grand master bedroom includes a Juliet balcony overlooking the adjacent park with views beyond. There is an abundance of storage offered with multiple fitted wardrobes and bedside tables, oak door to master en-suite furnished entirely using Porcelanosa with fully tiled walls and underfloor heating.

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The property is approached through timber electronic gates which open onto an expansive brick paved driveway with space for multiple vehicles, leading to the double garage with electric roll up doors. The enclosed south facing rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with block paved patio areas off the living room and kitchen as well as at the rear of the garden. The attractive brick wall surround offers privacy and planted beds border the lawn.

Viewing is essential to appreciate the quality of finish and size of accommodation on offer in this spectacular contemporary home.

To view full property details for Hideaway, Summers Close, Kirkby Mallory please click here.

LUXURY COTTAGE CLOSE TO MARKET BOSWORTH

Located on the edge of the historic town of Market Bosworth, this two bedroom luxury cottage provides an abundance of style and sophistication. Previously used as a holiday cottage and decorated with the finest materials including Farrow and Ball paint and Lewis and Wood wallpaper.

The high standard of finish includes solid oak doors, chrome fittings and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, whilst the property is exceptionally energy efficient with a Hitachi Heat Pump Source heating system.

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The accommodation includes an entrance hall with wood panelled walls, Lewis and Wood wallpaper and oak doors through to the open plan kitchen living diner, bedroom two and cloakroom/WC. There is a staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing with doorway to the main bedroom with access to eaves storage and a separate contemporary bathroom with white four piece suite.

The kitchen living diner is a light and luxurious open plan living space and modern fitted kitchen. The kitchen offers a range of wall and base mounted high gloss cream units with contrasting wood effect work surfaces and breakfast bar. The living area features wood effect flooring and double glazed French doors on to the rear garden patio.

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To the outside of the property are well maintained front and rear gardens. The gardens have been stocked with an abundance of old fashioned rose varieties, lupines, hollyhocks and poppies. Behind the property is a good-sized garage with an electric roller shutter door, electricity and ample potential to create storage over. There is also an additional allocated parking space.

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Pudding Cottage is set in the desirable Leicestershire village of Carlton. The village has a public house and many more amenities are available close by in the historic town of Market Bosworth with shops, a bank, several restaurants and both Doctors and Dentist Surgeries.

To view full property details for Pudding Cottage, Barton Road, Carlton, Warwickshire please click here.

STUNNING EDWARDIAN PROPERTY IN WOODTHORPE

Alexanders are delighted to offer to the market this beautifully presented five bedroom Edwardian property set within the popular leafy residential area of Woodthorpe, conveniently placed for access to Nottingham city centre.

Immaculately designed and appointed throughout, the property retains the wealth and character indicative of these period homes. Set back off the road behind a stone wall, a blocked paved driveway leads to the front entrance with a period stained glass door and surround, beautifully retained and restored by Pope & Parr of Nottingham.

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Accommodation includes a spacious and light entrance hall, drawing/dining room, newly appointed contemporary kitchen, well lit lounge with marble fireplace and French doors leading to the recently added conservatory.

The first floor landing gives access to three bedrooms and a beautifully presented family bathroom. Two further bedrooms are on the second floor, one with an en suite shower room. The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with well established boarders and planting with stone patio area.

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To view full property details for Grange Road, Woodthorpe, please click hereOpen House – Saturday 15th October 10am-2pm – Appointment necessary.