Guide Price £2,600,000
A rare visitor to the open market, White Lodge is a substantial contemporary style home which occupies one of the most desirable positions within the Charnwood Forest. Standing in 1.5 acres of mature grounds and enjoying uninterrupted countryside views, this lavishly appointed six bedroom home enjoys a surprisingly private, sylvan setting less than 1 mile from the centre of this thriving North Leicestershire village. Originally built in the 1930’s and having recently been the subject of an ambitious redevelopment project undertaken by the current owner this exceptional home has an extremely light and spacious feel and now offers in excess of 6100 sq ft of accommodation which includes a stunning Lewis & Hill fitted kitchen, 35ft x 15ft games room and exceptional second floor master suite with balcony. A bespoke oak and glass staircase climbs through an open gallery and six double bedrooms are served by six luxurious bathrooms. Virtually hidden from the lane by mature woodland, ornate electric gates open to a sweeping gravel driveway, large turning area and triple garage. The rear gardens are extensive, adjoin open countryside and enjoy a private south easterly aspect. Early viewing is strongly recommended.
The property itself is located on a desirable leafy lane just 0.7 miles (13 minute walk) from the centre of this sought after north Leicestershire village. Quorn is ideally situated between Leicester and Loughborough and the village offers an impressive range of amenities including a number of individual shops, bars and restaurants, all of which are within easy walking distance of the property. The nearby market town of Loughborough offers a more extensive range of facilities and the highly regarded Endowed Schools. Leicester City and Nottingham are within easy reach and the surrounding Charnwood Forest boasts endless walks and beauty spots that include Bradgate Park, Swithland Wood and Cropston Reservior.
Leicester 9.7 miles / Loughborough 2.7 miles / Nottingham 18 miles / M1(J23) 5.7 miles / Ratcliffe College 6.3 miles / East Midlands Airport 11.5 miles / Bradgate Park 4.5 miles
A large solid oak door set within an open vestibule creates a fitting entrance into this imposing home. Bi-folding doors within the reception hallway provide immediate views over the rear gardens and open countryside beyond and a fully bespoke oak and glass staircase with inset LED lights rises to all floors through an open gallery. Leading off the hallway is a dual aspect sitting room with log burning stove and 35ft x 15ft games room with full sized snooker table, part glazed vaulted ceiling and fully fitted bar. Ideal for those with entertaining in mind two sets of bi-folding doors opening onto the south east facing terrace. A formal dining room with garden views and mirrored wall is home to a 14 seater glass and chrome table (available by separate negotiation) and fully bespoke high gloss black cabinets. The family kitchen and adjoining garden room are particularly impressive and considered a particular feature of the accommodation. The kitchen itself with towering, part vaulted ceiling has been stylishly fitted by Lewis & Hill and is flooded with natural light. The cabinets are white and walnut and have a high gloss finish and the work surfaces are granite and cracked glass. A large central island includes a breakfast bar and there is ample space within the kitchen to dine. The kitchen has a heated tiled floor and impressive range of Neff appliances including steam oven, oven, microwave, coffee machine, wine fridge and induction hob and there is housing for an American style fridge freezer. From the kitchen bi-fold doors open onto the rear terrace and the adjoining garden room with heated tiled floor, two sets of bi-folding doors and freestanding log burning stove. Also leading off the kitchen is a snug, rear hall, pantry and utility room all fitted by Lewis & Hill. A cloakroom, separate WC and fully fitted home office completes the ground floor accommodation.
First & Second Floor
The first floor gallery is flooded with natural light through a large picture window and the bespoke oak and glass staircase continues to the second floor. Leading off the first floor landing is an intimate sitting area with front aspect and high vaulted ceiling. On the first floor are five individually styled double bedrooms four of which have fitted dressing areas and four have luxury en-suite bathroom/shower rooms. The family bathroom is also stylishly fitted with a white suite and includes a spa bath. The master suite occupies the entire second floor and enjoys breathtaking countryside views. The bedroom is unusually large with rear facing balcony and a high vaulted ceiling with numerous roof lights creating a light and spacious feel. The master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture, dressing room and an adjacent luxuriously fitted en-suite with sparkle granite tiled floor, large walk-in wet room style shower, free standing bath and twin Vitra wash hand basins.
The property occupies a large plot extending 1.49 acres in total. From Buddon Lane ornate, fully automatic metal gates set between decorative brick pillars open to a sweeping gravel driveway which is flanked by mature woodland. The driveway terminates at a generous turning area and provides access to a detached triple garage. To the rear of the property is a totally private, south east facing stone terrace inset with LED lights which spans the full width the property and provides the perfect space for outdoor entertaining. Leading off the terrace is space for hot tub (available by separate negotiation) and stone steps lead down to the lawns. Laid out in the 1930’s the rear gardens are a particular feature of the property and include a number of specimen trees, neatly clipped yew hedge and large areas of lawn broken up with formal gravel pathways. A central bed with mature trees, natural pond contained by weirs, circular water feature and old orchard are just some features of this stunning garden. Tucked away to the side is a keen gardener’s delight with vegetable plot and large greenhouse (requiring attention).
A detached tripe garage with three electric up and over doors. Integral to the garage is a garden utility with fitted cabinets.
Charnwood Borough Council.
Services & Technology
All mains services are available and connected. The property has gas central heating fired by two boilers located in the utility room. The family kitchen, garden room and games room have under floor heating (wet system) with radiators through the rest of the property. Two pressurised water cylinders located on the first floor provide the hot water. There is a fully integrated SONOS speaker system throughout the entire ground floor, master bedroom and rear garden.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
From the centre of the village proceed along Meeting Street which continues into Chaveney Road. Turn left onto Buddon Lane where the property can be found located on the left hand side.
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