Guide Price £1,250,000
A superb country home which has been subject to sympathetic modernisation, refurbishment and extension, forming a particularly attractive family house in a charming rural setting. The property consists of a former hunting lodge with incorporation and extension into a traditional range of outbuildings, the result being a perfect example of where ‘old meets new’. The property showcases stylish, high quality and flexible accommodation ideal for modern day family living. The property has seen total renovation with kitchen, bathrooms and fixtures and fittings all being new and of exceptional quality. Externally are superb gardens, paddocks and outbuildings perfectly suited to those with equestrian interests.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
To the ground floor a traditional entrance hall provides an immediate indication of the calibre of this property and provides access to two charming front reception rooms, both of which showcase feature fireplaces. Without doubt the heart to this home is the absolutely stunning living kitchen with central kitchen area and three defined reception spaces off, providing snug, dining, and family areas. This full height part of the house is flooded with light and is ideal for entertaining, benefitting from various sets of bi-folding and French door sets providing access to the gardens and courtyard areas. To the rear of the ground floor are a further hallway area opening to practicalities including a utility room, cloakroom and superb boot room, as well as a further reception room which would lend itself to the creation of a ground floor bedroom if required.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The first floor accommodation is arranged in two separate areas accessed via two separate staircases. To the front of the property are three bedrooms that share the use of two high quality bathrooms. To the rear is an impressive master bedroom suite and guest bedroom, both of which benefits from stylish en-suite bathrooms.
Please note: the rear accommodation would be suitable for the adaption of a self-contained annexe, if desired, as it has a separate entrance.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
To the front of the property is a gravel driveway and car parking area leading to the gardens, which include a walled kitchen garden, barbeque area, lawns and a small orchard.
A brick and pantile range of eight loose boxes each about 12' x 12' with stable doors, interconnecting door, ceramic feed manger and brick paver floor. Attached to the rear of the loose box building is a lean to fodder store of timber and corrugated steel construction. A further fodder barn is located to the side of the loose boxes which is constructed of a steel portal frame with fibre cement roofing sheets. There is a general purpose storage barn close to the stable yard providing secure storage. It is constructed of a steel portal frame with corrugated steel cladding to the roof and three sides and timber double doors to the front gable.
There is a paddock to the north and west of the buildings surrounded by a shelter belt. In all the land extends to approximately 9 acres.
Eaton is a particularly unspoilt hillside village of predominantly stone and brick cottages and houses. The village offers a village hall and a large community park and there are local shops, doctor's surgeries, schools etc. in the neighbouring villages, The focal point of the village, St Denys Church dates back to Saxon times and is Grade I Listed. Eaton is situated in the North East corner of Leicestershire, approximately 8 miles from Melton Mowbray, 10 miles from Grantham, 15 Miles from Oakham, with Leicester, Nottingham, Newark and Stamford approximately 25 miles away, and within easy access of all major road networks. For commuters Eaton is conveniently positioned with easy access to a number of centres and with a mainline railway station available at Grantham, the drive time to the station is very quick and the service to London Kings Cross takes approximately 65 minutes, with the service from Melton Mowbray travelling between Birmingham and Stansted Airport. There is good schooling available at nearby Ratcliffe College, Oakham School, Loughborough Endowed Schools and The Kings School (boys) and Walton High School (girls) in Grantham. Further information can be found in the property information brochure for this property.
From Grantham take the A607 towards Melton Mowbray for approximately 8 miles to Croxton Kerrial. Continue a further 2 miles and turn right at the top of the hill towards Branston. On entering the village turn left sign posted Eaton and the properties are on the left hand side (immediately after the first right angled bend) on entering Eaton village.
Mains water and electricity are connected and the property benefits from oil fired central heating.
A full copy of the Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
Strictly by appointment with Fine & Country Nottingham.
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