A beautifully converted and recently extended red brick under slate roof tile cottage neatly positioned on the outskirts of the ever-popular village of Appleby Magna. The property has been carefully updated to an exceptional standard by the current owners and blends contemporary finishes with a wealth of character features including exposed beams, original brick work, travertine floor tiles and vaulted ceilings throughout its impressive 3,590 square feet.General Description
- Alexanders of Ashby-de-la-Zouch are pleased with the instruction of this beautifully converted and recently extended red brick under slate roof tile cottage neatly positioned on the outskirts of the ever-popular village of Appleby Magna. The property has been carefully updated to an exceptional standard by the current owners and blends contemporary finishes with a wealth of character features including exposed beams, original brick work, travertine floor tiles and vaulted ceilings throughout its impressive 3,590 square feet.Appleby Magna
- Appleby Magna occupies a most accessible location positioned within 1 mile of Junction 11 of the M42. The village is within 30 minutes' drive of both Tamworth (9 miles) and Birmingham (24 miles), and the market towns of Ashby-de-la-Zouch (7 miles) and Market Bosworth (10 miles) are close by. The village enjoys a thriving heartbeat with two great local pubs, The Crown Inn, and The Black Horse. There is also a village primary school. The National Forest sits close by with Hick's Lodge and Conkers visitor centre all within easy reach.The Accommodation
- The main house, originally thought to date back to 1740 consisting of two cottages, it was previously converted into one house back in the 1980s. When the current owners purchased it, they used well renown local architect David Granger to sympathetically extend and update the accommodation into the present lovely family home boasting six bedrooms, three bathrooms, accessed via three staircases with an abundance of versatile living accommodation for the growing family or those looking to obtain multigenerational living.
The living space is set across two floors and centred around a generous entrance hall with floor to ceiling windows and views into the courtyard garden, turn left and notice a general reception area with bespoke cabinet and seating area currently utilised as a through library to the study and formal sitting room.
The sitting room boasts a dual aspect with personnel door to the courtyard garden and features a multi fuel log burner with brick surround, a large and rather signature sliding barn door hung on rollers, separates the formal sitting room with the stunning kitchen/diner. Fitted only in 2022, this bespoke kitchen/diner affords a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, centre island unit with quartz worktops and traditional shaker style units with dishwasher and a Downdraft Xpelair ventilation unit, the large range cooker, American fridge freezer and wine fridge set within the island are available via separate negotiation. Doors lead out onto the rear gardens and into the spacious utility room which in turn leads into a useful boot room and cupboard.
Moving right from the reception hall is a ground floor guest bedroom, a stylish four-piece bathroom, a further reception room with bi-fold doors opening out to the courtyard and hot tub area, a superb layout for those looking for self-contained living accommodation. There is also a home gym and access to the single garage. Upstairs, accessed via three staircases expect to find five bedrooms, a family shower room with the main bedroom boasts a four-piece ensuite bathroom and large dressing area with handmade built in wardrobes, incorporating a hidden door with access to bedrooms via the second staircase.Gardens And Grounds
- Located at the end of Old End, bordering rural countryside the property benefits from a brick paved driveway suitable for two cars side by side, with an additional parcel of land adjacent to the property providing further parking for guests. There is a front garden featuring a stunning mature magnolia tree, further shrubbery, and a garden path to the side of the property leading to garden and outbuildings.
Positioned in the centre of the property is the wonderful, secluded courtyard housing the hot tub (available on separate negotiation) connecting the main living rooms with the garden. To the rear of the property a large seating terrace is located off the kitchen doors with steps up to the formal gardens laid mostly to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and perennials, raised vegetable beds, a green house and potting shed, raised decking area with summer house ideal for catching the evening sun.Outbuildings
- There are several brick-built outbuildings used currently as garden stores, workshop, wood stores and storage. All five compartments have power and lighting making a simple and extremely effective option for further conversion subject to planning for annex accommodation, home office or games room for the family.Viewings
- Viewing strictly by appointment only via sole selling agent, Alexanders of Ashby-de-la-Zouch (01530) 413126 .Tenure
- Freehold.Local Authority
- Northwest Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Coalville, Leics, LE67 3FJ (Tel: 01530 454545). Council Tax Band F.Services
- We are advised that mains gas, electricity, water, and drainage are connected.Measurements
- Every care has been taken to reflect the true dimensions of this property, but they should be treated as approximate and for general guidance only.Money Laundering
- Where an offer is successfully put forward, we are obliged by law to ask the prospective purchaser for confirmation of their identity. This will include production of their passport or driving licence and recent utility bill to prove residence. This evidence will be required prior to solicitors being instructed.