A substantial cottage style property within the highly desirable rural village of Smisby.Purportedly dating back two hundred and fifty years and formally three cottages which have been knocked into one. The property stands on a generous particularly private plot and has the additional accommodation of a two storey detached barn within the grounds, an oversized double garage & off road parking for several vehicles. The property has characterful, well presented accommodation throughout briefly comprising:- Entrance hall, spacious dining kitchen, snug/sitting room, living room with feature fireplace & multi fuel burning stove. To the first floor are four well proportioned bedrooms, master with fitted wardrobes and featuring a freestanding roll top bath and en-suite with w.c. and wash hand basin. To complement the first floor accommodation is a well presented shower room. In addition to the house, the property also has a detached two storey barn incorporating oversized double garage and spacious open plan living accommodation comprising a double height sitting room with multi fuel burning stove, shower room, french doors onto a decked and enclosed terrace & impressive cast iron spiral staircase to the first floor. The first floor comprises an open space with vaulted ceiling, currently used as a further bedroom and home office.Outside the property is accessed via a five bar gate to a spacious driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles & stunning private garden.
- Substantial cottage & detached two storey barn.
- four/five bedroom accommodation
- Characterful features throughout
- Stunning lounge with feature fireplace
- Snug & dining kitchen
- First floor shower room & en suite to master bedroom
- Ample off road parking & double garage
- Generous, private , rear garden.
Smisby is a small conservation village located within a rural setting on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. Beautifully nestled on a south facing hillside overlooking the market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch (1.7 miles) the village has been described as quiet and peaceful and with little through traffic. The majority of the village was owned by Harpur Crewe estate until around 1950 and features an old manor house, imposing farmhouses and medieval chuch which dates back to the 13th century.
Amenities within the village include a village hall, private day care nursery, popular village pub (The Smisby Arms) and Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery. Ashby-de-la-Zouch offers a full range of amenities including a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets, including the new Marks & Spencers Simply Food store. Smisby sits in an excellent catchment area for intermediate local schooling and secondary and the former Ashby Grammar School also provides sixth form facilities. The nearby M42 2.3 miles) provides access onto the M42,A5 and M1.
An impressive oak entrance door with matching attached double opaque glazed side panels, central heating radiator, beams to the ceiling and quarry tiled flooring.
Kitchen/diner 23' 7" x 10' 4" ( 7.19m x 3.15m )
Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with oak block work surfaces over and matching glazed display cabinets, enamel double Belfast sink with a chrome period style mixer tap over, complementary tiled splashbacks, integrated electric fan assisted oven and Induction hob with extractor fan over, integrated washing machine, spacious dining area, central heating radiator, feature slate tiled flooring, beamed ceiling, with fitted shutters to the front elevation and a UPVC double glazed window giving aspect over the garden and an oak stable door leading to the garden. Access to a walk-in pantry providing storage with power and lighting. Opening to:
Snug 10' 2" x 11' 9" max into chimney breast recess ( 3.10m x 3.58m max into chimney breast recess )
Having a Rayburn oil fired Range cooker, beamed ceiling, double glazed window to the rear elevation and quarry tiled flooring.
Having stairs to the first floor and oak flooring. Door leading to:
Lounge/sitting Room 18' 7" x 17' ( 5.66m x 5.18m )
Having two windows with fitted shutters to the front elevation, an impressive brick Inglenook fireplace incorporating a cast iron log burning stove with a quarry tiled mantel shelf over, two central heating radiators, two wall light points, beamed ceiling, oak flooring and double opening French doors with matching attached side panels to the rear elevation leading to the garden.
First Floor Landing
Having window to the front elevation, loft access (pull down ladder leading to a boarded loft with lighting), central heating radiator and three wall lights points.
Master Bedroom 17' 1" x 17' 2" min to front of wardrobe ( 5.21m x 5.23m min to front of wardrobe )
Having dual aspect windows to the front and rear elevation, four double door fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving with matching overhead cupboards, feature ball and claw foot free-standing roll top bath with a side mounted chrome bath/shower mixer tap over, central heating radiator, two wall light points and exposed and varnished floorboards. Door leading to:
Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Mosaic tiled splashbacks, exposed and varnished floorboards, useful overstairs store and opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom 2 12' 10" x 8' 7" ( 3.91m x 2.62m )
Having window to the front elevation, central heating radiator and wall light point.
Bedroom 3 11' 3" x 10' 9" ( 3.43m x 3.28m )
Having window to the rear elevation giving aspect over the garden, central heating radiator, two wall light points and beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 4 12' 7" x 7' 7" ( 3.84m x 2.31m )
Having window to the rear elevation, central heating radiator and beamed ceiling.
Fitted with a corner glazed shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over and low level WC. Tiled walls, opaque glazed block partial walling providing natural light from the landing, double opening double door fronted airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, inset spotlights to the ceiling and laminate flooring.
The property has farm style drive gates leading to a wide tarmac driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. To the side of the driveway is a feature side brick retaining wall providing a raised border, further raised borders to the opposite inset with a variety of shrubs and an outside tap.
Garage 20' 3" x 22' 9" ( 6.17m x 6.93m )
An over-sized double garage having two arch top double timber pull open doors to the front elevation, side access door, plastered walls, inset spotlights to the ceiling and door to the rear elevation leading to barn accommodation.
Ground Floor 22' 6" x 22' 5" max overall measurement ( 6.86m x 6.83m max overall measurement )
Having double opening French doors with matching attached side panels to the side elevation, feature cast iron log burning stove on a slate tiled hearth, electric storage heaters, four wall light points, full height vaulted ceiling and an antique spiral cast iron staircase leading to the second floor. Door leading to:
Fitted with a glazed corner double depth shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls, extractor fan, inset spotlights to the ceiling and ceramic tiled flooring.
First Floor 41' 10" x 22' 7" ( 12.75m x 6.88m )
A beautiful open plan space having double glazed roof-light windows to both side elevations, double glazed window to the front elevation, two electric heaters, beamed ceiling, exposed floorboards and cast iron balustrading.
There is a spacious decked patio being enclosed with balustrading, lighting and steps down to the main house garden. The main garden is beautifully landscaped with a covered veranda with a paved terrace, seating area and outside lighting. A variety of mature trees and shrubs and an ornamental stone edged pond. Steps leading to a shaped lawned area flanked with borders. To the rear end of the garden is a barked play area with an impressive timber tree house, timber shed and greenhouse.