Guide Price £735,000
This four bedroom detached bungalow close to the village centre enjoys an extremely private setting and uninterrupted south west views over rolling countryside. Located next to Cropston Cricket Club in 0.7 acres, this spacious bungalow has been substantially improved and extended since being individually built in the 1960’s. Well appointed throughout, features of the accommodation include a large open plan reception room with open fire, dining room, and a Dewhirst fitted kitchen with island and a heavily glazed garden room is a particular feature. Four double bedrooms and are served by two bathrooms and a sweeping gravel drive provides access to a detached double garage and a further wooden garage provides useful storage. Available to the open market for only the first time in nearly 40 years, early viewing is highly recommended.
The village is located in north Leicestershire, on the edge of Bradgate Park between Leicester and Loughborough. The adjoining Charnwood Forest offers scenic countryside walks and beauty spots such as Swithland Woods, Beacon Hill and stunning reservoirs. The village has two pub/restaurants with further amenities available at neighbouring Rothley and Anstey. A bus to the Loughborough Endowed Schools picks up at the top of Stamford Drive and Ratcliffe College is also within easy reach. Ideal for the commuter, there are excellent rail links to London St Pancras from both Loughborough and Leicester and the East Midlands Airport is within easy reach.
The property is entered into a central hallway off which is a large open reception room which is flooded with natural light through patio doors opening onto the rear terrace and an open fire with stone surround is a cosy feature. Formal dining is currently available towards the front of the property although the property offers great flexibility. The kitchen was stylishly fitted by Dewhirst of Leicester in 2011. Contemporary in style, the kitchen has quartz work tops with matching island and is well equipped with a range of Neff appliances, boiling water tap. There is plumbing in the kitchen for an American style fridge freezer and two windows on the south west elevation provide views over the adjoining cricket ground.
Double doors from the kitchen open into a garden room which projects out into the rear garden and provides some of the best views from the property. Numerous windows flood the garden room with natural light and French doors open out into the rear garden. A side hall off the kitchen provides access to a fully equipped utility room with sink and gardener’s loo. The property has ample storage and four double bedrooms. The main bedroom also enjoys far reaching countryside views and has a dressing area with fitted wardrobes. The en suite to the main bedroom is fitted with a white modern suite and features a double shower. Bedroom three which is currently used as a study has fitted office furniture window and has a sliding door to garden.
The property stands in approximately 0.7 acres in total. A gravel driveway to front provides ample turning space, hard standing for numerous vehicles and access to a detached double garage and further wooden garage/store . Gates to the side of the property provide wide access to the rear garden which is considered a particular feature and enjoys a pleasant south westerly aspect. The garden slopes gently away from the property and a large Indian stone terrace which wraps around the property affords elevated views of the surrounding countryside and Thurcaston’s medieval church. Totally private, the rear garden also includes a large vegetable plot, fish pond with adjoining seating area and garden shed.
Access to the property is over land belonging to neighbouring property (No. 15 Stamford Drive)
Double Garage & Stores
Brick built double garage with window, personal door and two stores attached are accessed externally.
Attached to the property is a single garage with up and over door, window and personal door to rear.
Services & Green Energy
Mains water and electricity are connected. The property has a private drainage system connected to a septic tank and also benefits from uPVC double glazing. The central heating system is gas fired with British Gas boiler located in the utility room. Photo voltaic cells to the rear of the garage provide electricity to the property and providea a tax free, index linked income of over £1,500 p.a.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
At the crossroads in the centre of the village turn onto Station Road and proceed, passing the Bradgate Arms pub/restaurant on the right hand side. Turn right onto Stamford Drive and as the driveway bends to the left the drive entrance to No. 15a can be found located on the right hand side.
Leicester 5.4 miles / Loughborough 7.3 miles / Melton Mowbray 14.9 miles / Ashby-de-la-Zouch 15.6 miles / Nottingham 25 miles / Bradgate Park 1 mile / Ratcliffe College 6.2 miles / East Midlands Airport 13 miles / M1(J22) 6.1 miles / M69/M1(J21) 7.9 miles
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