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This fine Grade II Listed Georgian home of considerable size and character stands hidden from the Lane in just under one acre of mature grounds. The Homestead, a former farmhouse under a Swithland slate roof, is the oldest property on this highly sought after lane and boasts just over 6400 sq ft of accommodation which includes an indoor heated pool, extensive cellarage and a first floor ballroom. The hallway, with plaster frieze mouldings, leads to four large reception rooms, a refitted family dining kitchen and the six bedrooms are served by three newly fitted bathrooms. A sweeping gravel driveway terminates at an oversized double garage and large lawns enjoy a sunny, south westerly aspect. Ideal for the growing family, early viewing is highly recommended.
Swithland Lane is an enviable address within the Charnwood Forest. The property itself is located within the Ridgeway Conservation Area approximately 1.5 miles (27 minute walk) from the centre of the village which offers an impressive range of amenities. A bus serves the Loughborough Endowed Schools and there are many recreational facilities nearby including the nearby Great Central Steam Railway Station (10 minute walk), Rothley Park Golf Club, Swithland Reservoir and historic Bradgate Park.
Leicester 6 miles / Nottingham 21.6 miles / Loughborough 5.5 miles / Ratcliffe College 5 miles / East Midlands Airport 14.2 miles / Bradgate Park 2.5 miles / M1 (J22) 7.3 miles
The property is entered through an open fronted reception porch which is home to a pear tree thought to be as old as the property. A half glazed panelled door opens into a splendid reception hall with a replica of the Parthenon Frieze in plasterwork dating to c.1920. At the end of the hallway is an open staircase and leading directly off the hallway are the lovely reception rooms. The elegant drawing room, with south west facing bay window overlooks the gardens, features a Minster stone fireplace with log burner and has French doors with original shutters. The library with three quarter oak panelling to all walls has built in book shelving, open gas living flame fire and an oak boarded floor. The formal dining room is a particular feature of the property with three quarter oak panelled walls with matching oak floorboards, open fireplace and a large south west facing window affording lovely garden views. From the dining room a second door opens into the dining kitchen. Extended and refitted in 2012 the family kitchen has a particularly spacious feel and looks out over the walled gardens and swimming pool to the rear. Fitted with a comprehensive range of two tone bespoke cabinets, granite worksurfacing and matching island the kitchen includes a stainless steel range style cooker, dishwasher and there is space for an American style fridge freezer. A heated natural stone floor extends throughout the kitchen, continues into the adjoining utility room and newly fitted shower room. There is ample space in the kitchen to dine and leading off the kitchen is a large south west facing family room with external door and impressive inglenook fireplace. A refurbished cloakroom with oak vanity unit with marble top, stained glass window, fitted cloaks cupboard completes the ground floor accommodation.
Indoor Heated Pool
Accessed from the kitchen is a newly refurbished indoor heated pool. The pool itself measures 22 ft x 14 ft and is located in a newly constructed orangery style enclosure with electrically operated roof lights and access into the walled gardens.
Accessed from the kitchen are a series of impressive brick vaulted cellars. In three sections, the first housing the swimming pool plant, the second a workshop with original brick thralls, coal store and wine store and the third houses the gas fired central heating boilers. From the cellar an external staircase leads out to the garden.
The first floor landing has a leaded window to front and the staircase continues to the second floor. Three first floor double bedrooms are served by a refitted family bathroom with heated tiled floor, double ended bath, double shower and twin wash hand basins. All bedrooms enjoy private garden views and display period features. The ballroom on the first floor with oak floor is a particular feature of this exceptional home with its magnificent vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses, half panelled walls and stone fireplace with log burning stove. A box room provides useful storage.
The second floor landing provides access to three large double bedrooms, all with cast iron feature fireplaces and leaded windows. Two of the bedrooms are served by a shared dressing room with an impressive range of fitted furniture including a dressing table. Also off the second floor landing is a useful storeroom with access to the attic and an impressive refitted family bathroom with free standing roll top bath, marble topped double vanity unit, shower enclosure and heated natural stone floor.
A particular feature of this stunning property is the private mature setting in which it stands. The Homestead is set well back from the Lane within magnificent grounds which extend to 0.9 of an acre in total. A sweeping gravel driveway flanked by mature trees provides plentiful parking and terminates at a detached garage block. The gardens are predominantly south west facing and are made of large areas of lawns and woodland populated with crocuses, bluebells and snowdrops. An imposing magnolia and fir trees are further features and meandering pathways link the various outdoor entertaining areas which include a summer house with an adjacent York stone terrace and sunken garden enclosed by dry stone walls. Outdoor lights and a Victorian lamp post compliment the gardens and to the rear of the property is a largely walled, lawned garden with block paved breakfast terrace.
Garaging & Store
To the front of The Homestead is an oversized double garage with electric door and attached store under Swithland slate.
All mains services are available and connected. The property has main gas central heating fired by two Glow-worm boilers (installed 2010) located in the cellar. The kitchen, utility room and all three bathrooms have the benefit of electric under floor heating. The heat exchanger and filtration
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