Morris Court, Main Street, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, LE17
A Charming detached family house with no onward chain, which can be found in the heart of a quiet attractive rural village. This lovely double fronted cottage style home boasts four bedrooms with a master en-suite and a family bathroom. A beautiful contemporary kitchen-diner and an immaculate rear garden designed for entertaining.
4 Morris Court, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth LE17 5QE
A charming detached family house with no onward chain ¬– can be found in the heart of a quiet, attractive rural village. This lovely double-fronted cottage-style home boasts four bedrooms with a master en suite and a family bathroom, a beautiful contemporary kitchen-diner and an immaculate rear garden designed for entertaining.
As you approach the property, you will find plenty of parking, and a good-sized garage tucked behind the garden, allowing you to appreciate the smart red brick exterior as you walk round to the front door.
A classic oak canopy – flanked by shrub-filled flowerbeds behind low retaining walls – frames the solid wood front door. To the side, a traditional carriage-style wall-lamp lights your way into this wonderfully chic home. Frosted glass inserts allow natural light into an inner porch with red brick detailing, ideal for keeping the cold firmly outside, as well as a place to wipe – or ditch – your shoes.
Step through the inner door into the spacious, spot-lit entrance hall with bright white walls and paintwork and practical wood flooring.
The first door to your right opens into a light and airy dual-aspect sitting room with a handsome pale wood floor. This is a cosy, family-friendly zone with French doors leading into the garden from the main seating section, and there's potential for a study or reading area at the other end. A focal point is the lovely cast iron fireplace with pretty Victorian-style tiles and pine surround – perfect for a roaring fire on a chilly winter's day.
On the other side of the hallway, the stylish kitchen dining room beckons. The dining area is another bright, sociable space with a large picture window overlooking the back garden. Separated from the kitchen area by a breakfast bar, it's ideal for family meals as well as informal entertaining, pursuing hobbies and crafts or overseeing children's home schooling.
Highly practical cream tiles underfoot draw the dining area into the kitchen and complement the extensive range of floor and wall cupboards, contrasted by slate-grey coloured worktops. A bonus if you're a keen cook, there is a large range cooker with generous ovens and multiple hob rings inset into the chimney breast, and there's ample space for a generous size American-style fridge-freezer too. You can survey the great outdoors through the window above the one and a half bowl sink, and there's also a slot for a dishwasher.
Continue through into the utility room to find a second stainless steel sink, the central heating boiler, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. An exterior door opens to the side of the house and a wooden gate out to the front of the property – the best route to take after returning from a country walk with muddy boots or muddy dogs!
A modern downstairs cloakroom can be found tucked neatly to one corner of the hallway, containing a toilet and basin.
Climb up the carpeted dog-leg staircase to visit the versatile upstairs rooms – each incorporating a slice of the roof eaves, adding extra character with sloping detail on the ceiling edges. Careful attention has been paid to the decoration scheme, with the soft, neutral tones tying in with the rest of the house.
The first door you open reveals the elegantly tiled, spot-lit family bathroom with contemporary-style basin with vanity cupboard, loo, and a wood-panelled bathtub with shower above.
Adjacent to this, you will reach a comfortable double overlooking the house's front aspect – an excellent guest bedroom if desired.
The next room is currently used as a home gym, although it would also work well as a study for working from home, a hobby room, nursery or playroom – or, indeed, a child's bedroom.
The spacious master bedroom overlooks the garden and has plenty of floor space, with the added benefit of a large built-in wardrobe, plus an en suite shower room with basin and toilet.
Even the smaller bedroom features ample space for a double bed and comes with a handy integral double wardrobe.
Retrace your steps down the stairs – it's time to investigate the immaculately landscaped rear garden. Surrounded by red brick walls and wooden fencing, it's a very private and practical enclave that extends the house's living area out into the fresh air.
Reached through French doors from the lounge, take a couple of steps up, and you'll come to the easy-to-maintain decking. It stretches across to the square paved terrace with a wood and gravel edge, which could have multiple uses. You can really imagine all your friends and family hanging out here around the BBQ, whiling away those blissful summer evenings, drinks in hand.
The garden is edged at the front by a smart raised bed with plenty of scope for developing a colourful border packed with plants, shrubs and bulbs. An established raised shrub border runs across the back where climbers scramble up the wall of the adjacent garage block. A mature silver birch tree adds interest and shade. There's a wooden gate opening out to Number 4's large useful garage – ideal for bringing in shopping from the car.
A paved pathway leads right round the back and side of the house to a wooden side gate opening to the front of the property, completing your tour.
Out and About
Bruntingthorpe is a tranquil and charming South Leicestershire village surrounded by farmland, with a church, village hall and public house, and The Joiners Arms – a thriving gastro pub awarded a 'Bib Gourmand' in the Michelin Guide in 2012.
For daily supplies, Gilmorton lies two miles down the road and features well-stocked village stores. Six miles away, in Lutterworth, you'll find supermarkets and a good range of amenities.
On the edge of the village, Bruntingthorpe's historic airfield is also home to various automotive activities and event venues. The local primary school, Gilmorton Chandler CofE Primary, was rated 'Good' by Ofsted, and there's an excellent range of state and private secondary schools nearby.
The M1, M6, and A14 are all within easy driving distance, with Leicester city just 11 miles away. London Euston can be reached in 48 minutes from nearby Rugby train station. From Market Harborough station, you will arrive in London St Pancras in 55-minutes.
- Detached cottage
- Four double bedrooms
- Garage and parking
- Master bedroom with ensuite
- Large kitchen dining room
- Landscaped rear garden
- Double aspect sitting room
- Double glazing throughout