Guide Price £530,000
Catthorpe Road, Shawell
This property has been removed by the agent. It may now have been sold or temporarily taken off the market.
A largely extended 4 bedroom detached family home set on the very outskirts of this south Leicestershire village in a 0.2 acre plot with fabulous open countryside views.
Introduction - Cedar Farm was originally constructed in the mid 1960s forming part of the original farm. It has been largely extended over the last 20 years or so and now provides a well balanced and proportioned family home. The benefits include; replacement windows throughout, oil-fired central heating, fitted alarm system and is offered for sale in excellent condition throughout. The property offers; entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility, four good bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite). There are front and rear gardens, a double garage, excellent parking and attractive open views on 3 sides of the house.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - Steps lead up to a covered veranda and a smart double glazed entrance door into the hallway. A turned staircase rises to the split-level landing, understairs storage cupboard. Internal stained glass window, decorative coving. Alarm control panel, cloaks hanging space with built in shelving, providing plenty of storage space. There is a cloakroom with quality fittings and an opaque front window. The spacious living room is an attractive double aspect room with coved ceiling, alarm sensor and two arched display alcoves. There is a tiled hearth with brick surround and an electric stove (the addition of a flue would facilitate a typical wood burning stove). TV and telephone points, rear window, large picture window to the front. Double doors and a step lead into the extended garden room which provides far reaching views across the neighbouring farm land.
Sliding doors lead into the large conservatory which has a toughened glass pitched roof with open windows on three sides and double doors to the garden. It has a tiled floor which both light and power connected. The kitchen/breakfast room is a bright L-shaped room and has a range of quality oak base units including an integrated Blomberg dishwasher, an enamel Butler sink with Corian work surfaces. There are matching glazed eye-level cupboards and an attractive dresser. There is also plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer unit, Rangemaster electric fan- assisted twin oven cooking range with a 5-ring gas hob, hot plate and extractor canopy above. There is a fully shelved pantry, and room for a table and chairs in the breakfast area with window and French door to the garden. Alarm sensor, track lighting, two windows; the fine views from here will ensure there is always somebody to do the washing up! The utility room houses the Tranco oil-fired boiler for the central heating system with space and venting for a tumble dryer. There is a sink base unit, base and eye-level units with doors to the garage and a rear window and door to the garden.
Entrance Hall -
Lounge/Dining Room - 8.5 x 4.65 (27'10" x 15'3") -
Garden Room - 6.48 x 2.95 (21'3" x 9'8") -
Kitchen/Breakfast Area - 6.42 x 4.98 (21'0" x 16'4") -
Utility Room - 2.92 x 2.84 (9'6" x 9'3") -
Conservatory - 4.61 x 3.47 (15'1" x 11'4") -
First Floor - The split-level first floor landing provides access to the insulated loft space which has a retractable aluminum ladder and light connected. There is a rear window providing open views. The main bedroom has a comprehensive range of Hammonds quality fitted cupboards, drawer sets and wardrobes surrounding the bed and along one wall. There is an additional double wardrobe with mirrored doors and a TV point. Front and rear windows provide very impressive frontal views towards the village and open countryside to the south and east. The en-suite has a walk in steam cabin, low-level WC, bidet and a wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Quality tiling, opaque front window. The second guest bedroom is an ideal guest room having a rear window and doors leading to an enclosed balcony. This room probably has the best views from the house to the south. The third double bedroom also has built in wardrobes with a central vanity unit and a front window. There is a step leading down to a generous fully plastered under eaves storage area providing excellent storage facilities. (Planning exists to construct a dormer window which could provide an ideal work area or possibly a further bathroom). The fourth bedroom is still a generous single bedroom with a window overlooking the frontage. The family bathroom has a white panelled corner bath with a mixer tap and showerhead attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, wall hung WC, heated towel rail. There is a double width shower enclosure with a Mira shower unit. Electric underfloor heating. Storage cupboard, airing cupboard housing the fully lagged hot water cylinder. Fully tiled walls and floor, side and rear window.
Bedroom 1 - 4.58 x 4.12 (15'0" x 13'6") -
Ensuite Shower Room -
Bedroom 2 - 4.11 x 4.04 (13'5" x 13'3") -
Bedroom 3 - 4.16 x 3.71 (13'7" x 12'2") -
Roof Space - 3.60 x 3.00 (11'9" x 9'10") -
Bedroom 4 - 3.04 x 2.74 (9'11" x 8'11") -
Family Bathroom -
Front Garden - The property is entered via two electronic timber and wrought-iron gates leading to the generous driveway. The frontage is enclosed by established hedgerow and ivy on top of the brick built retaining walls. There are two raised borders on both sides of the gates; both having mature flowering cherry trees. Both sides are enclosed by concrete block and wrought-iron railings with established hedgerow along the left hand side. Just to the front of the house there are ornamental railings with a decked seating area being the ideal spot to catch the last rays of sunshine from the west. Pedestrian access can be gained on both sides of the property and there are coach lamps on the front of the garage and on the brick piers by the automatic gates. The front garden measures approximately 65 wide by 40 deep.
Double Garage & Parking - 6.89 x 5.17 (22'7" x 16'11") - The shingle driveway provides excellent turning facilities and parking for at least ten standard vehicles. There is a bay in the front right corner of the garden which would be an ideal location for a caravan or motor home. The integral double garage has an up and over remote controlled Electric insulated roller door. The garage houses the RCD consumer unit with both light and power connected. There is a cold water supply and the SolarMax controls for the 4kw solar roof panels. There is powder coated steel shelving and staging which does provide excellent storage within the garage with metal steps leading up to the utility room.
Rear Garden - Directly behind the house there is a private terrace with a pergola having a polycarbonate roof with nearby power, water and lighting. This continues up to a larger seating area with brick retaining walls and a large fishpond to the right with a rockery and waterfall. The concrete moulded pathway leads up to the far right corner of the garden which leads up to the covered barbecue area and substantial pergola with perspex roofing. This provides a large outdoor covered seating area, houses the hot tub and is the ideal location with the spring, summer and autumn hopefully around the corner; ideal for alfresco living! There are two 19kg propane gas bottles serving the cooking range in the kitchen. The main area of garden is laid mainly to lawn with flowering cherry and apple trees. There is timber fencing along the left hand side with concrete sections and wrought-iron fencing on the rear and right boundaries; taking full advantage of the open views. Throughout the garden there is lighting and attractive iron work, a garden shed and the large oil tank for the central heating system. The rear garden is predominantly east facing and measures 65 by 55and the total plot is 0.20 of an acre.
Planning Permission - Planning Permission currently exists to construct a dormer window in the third bedroom. The planning reference number for this is 12/00672/FUL. Please visit http://www.harborough.gov.uk/planning for further information.
Location - The property is located in Shawell, a conservation village surrounded by picturesque Leicestershire countryside. Transport links are excellent, with easy accessibility from both M1 (Junction 19) and M6 motorways, A5 and A14. Rail links are available from Rugby (London Euston 46 minutes) and Market Harborough. The attractive market towns of Lutterworth (3 miles) and Rugby (6 miles) offer high street and supermarket shopping, schools and community facilities. The historic village of Shawell has a highly reputable gastro pub, The White Swan. There is a primary school in the neighbouring village of Swinford (Ofsted: Good), and senior schooling at Lutterworth High School and Grammar School. There is an excellent choice of private and state schools nearby including Rugby School, Rugby High School for girls, Lawrence Sheriff, Princethorpe and Bilton Grange.
Services - Mains water, electricity, drainage, BT, oil-fired central heating, propane gas bottles.
Additional Income - The previous owners invested in quality solar panels in 2011 on the southern section of the roof, and these now provide an annual income of between £1,500 to £1,700 PA (at 48p per unit).
Local Authority - Harborough District Council.
Telephone (01858) 828282 .
Council Tax Band F.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by the vendors sole agents on (01788) 820062
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Directions - From the centre of Rugby leave town on the B5414 Clifton upon Dunsmore road and continue for approximately 2 miles to the village. Stay on the main road passing the village church on your right hand side. Continue along this meandering road for a further two miles where it meets the A5. Turn left here for approximately 0.5 of a mile and then get into the right lane, and turn right where signposted towards Shawell. After a short distance, turn left towards the village where Cedar Farm is the very first house on the right hand side with a Fine & Country for sale board outside.
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
- Detached Village House
- Spacious Lounge with Fireplace
- Dining Room & Conservatory
- Oak Kitchen & Utility Room
- 4 Good Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
- Double Glazed, Oil Heating
- Double Garage & Ample Parking
- Alarm System & Solar Panels
- Gardens With Countryside Views
- 0.20 Acre Total Plot