Forest Road, Woodhouse

Offers Over £550,000

3 Bedroom House For Sale in Forest Road, Woodhouse

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Attractive 15th century cottage bursting with character with outbuildings and gardens extending to just under one acre in total.  Grade II Listed cottage and dating back over 500 years this semi-detached property features a large sitting room with log burner and dining kitchen both with heavily beamed ceilings, cloaks/WC, three good sized bedrooms and bathroom.  A gated, gravel driveway extends through an orchard to a double garage, workshop and a large semi-derelict stone barn offers excellent potential.


Woodhouse is a small, picturesque village situated within the rolling hill of the Charnwood Forest between the villages of Woodhouse Eaves and Quorn.  The area is well known for its many scenic walks numerous beauty spots and the nearby market town of Loughborough offers a full range of amenities including the Endowed Schools and mainline railway station.  The village is well placed for fast access to the M1, M69, M42 and A50 and East Midlands Airport and East Midlands Parkway.  There is a regular bus service to Leicester and Loughborough.


Woodhouse Eaves 1 miles / Quorn 1.5 miles / Loughborough 3 miles / Leicester 9.1 miles / Nottingham 19 miles / Ratcliffe College 7.4 miles / M1(J23) 4.4 miles / M1(J22) 5.8 miles / East Midlands Airport 10.3 miles


Ground Floor

From the rear, the property is entered through a lean-to with tiled floor into a spacious sitting room.  On entering the property its significant age is immediately apparent.  The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect, log burner heavily beamed ceiling and terracotta tiled floor.  A recess with door to kitchen provides access to a useful understairs cupboard.  The kitchen is large with ample space for soft seating and for dining and has heavily beamed ceiling.  A half glazed door and windows on/to three sides provide plenty of natural light and an open staircase rises to the first floor.  A Falcon range cooker, fitted base units with granite worksurface and sink are recessed into an old inglenook.  A dedicated kitchen recess with window to front is fitted with a more comprehensive range of fitted cabinets with wooden worktops and there is space for concealed dish washer and washing machine.


First Floor

The landing has an exposed crook beam, window to rear and oak latch doors to all rooms.  On the first floor are three good sized bedrooms with two at the front having dormer windows with attractive diamond leaded glazing.  All bedrooms have exposed timbers and the master bedroom retains an old side window with oak mullion.  The bathroom is fitted with a white three piece suite with double ended bath with shower over.   




The property occupies a large plot extending to 0.9 of an acre in total.  To the front of the property is a private lawned garden, enclosed with a neatly clipped hedge to three sides.  A gated gravel driveway to the side of the cottage extends beyond the property through an old orchard to a turning area where there is a double garage, two attached brick stores and large wooden workshop.  To the rear and side of the cottage are manageable gardens which open into more extensive areas of lawns and paddock.  Deep into the plot is a semi-derelict stone barn, former wooden stable block and within the garden is a summer house and greenhouse. 


Double garage

Two single up and over doors to front.



Large wooden workshop and lean-to.


Detached Barn

Located well away from the cottage, in a lovely position is a detached stone barn believed to have formed part of the Beaumanor estate.  Semi-derelict and requiring immediate attention this large stone built barn offers potential for self contained annex/home office or separate dwelling subject to the necessary approvals.


Former Stable

Two former wooden stables have been altered to provide useful, open fronted storage.



All mains services are a available and connected.  The property has gas central heating fired by a boiler located in the cloaks/WC.



Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


Local Authority

Charnwood Borough Council.



Approaching from Quorn, enter the village of Woodhouse travelling along Forest Road.  Continue over the mini roundabout where the property can be found situated on the left hand side.


Property Features

  • Attractive 15th Century Cottage
  • Semi-detached and Grade II Listed
  • Stunning Plot Approaching One Acre
  • Large Kitchen/Diner with Exposed Beams
  • Three Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Wealth of Period Features
  • Double Garage, Workshop & Former Stables
  • Derelict Stone Barn Offering Further Potential



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