Offers in region of £500,000
123 High Street, Leicester, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, LE9
This dramatic Georgian Mansion has to be seen to really appreciate the wealth of period features and opulence on offer. OVER 3500 Sq Ft LIVING SPACE, Stunning Garden, Excellent school catchment, Formal Dining Room, Gated Driveway, In Heart of Earl Shilton.
This dramatic Georgian Mansion has to be seen to really appreciate the wealth of period features and opulence on offer. This magnificent home has everything from the ornate fireplace in the lounge that matches the marble pillars of the front door to the observation tower affording 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
Step through the double front doors into the huge reception hall with its immaculate Minton tiled floor leading to Stunning Reception room with large windows overlooking magnificent gardens, Formal dining room which in turns lead to study/office and Beautiful Kitchen leading to utility and downstairs Toilet.
On first floor imposing landing gives access to Stunning Master with dresser and ensuite, and two further bedrooms and Family Bathroom.
On second floor there are 2 further bedrooms and Bathroom, there is stair access to small observation room.
This property oozes character and is presented in beautiful manner.
Outside Property is accessed through electric Gates to drive and Car port, beautiful private gardens with mature borders and shrubs.
123 High Street, which has the word 'Mansion', handsomely carved above the property's heavy double door, is a majestically beautiful period home in the small Leicestershire town of Earl Shilton. This is one of those properties which doesn't come on the market very often but when it does someone falls so in love with it that they struggle to ever give it up. Current owner Adriana has lived here since 2008 and has nothing but love for the place; 'when I first drove through the gate I was greeted by the most incredible looking house I'd ever seen – it really was love at first sight. It's like a fairytale house, complete with its own tower – it's so unusual. Once you close the large wooden gates behind you, the high brick wall and mature trees make you feel as though you're hidden away in your own world,' says Adriana.
Earl Shilton is a 15–minute drive from Leicester city with good access to the M69, M42, M1 and M40 motorways. It's just a 45–minute drive to Birmingham International airport and 30–minutes to East Midlands airport.
Qualities of the house and garden: 'It's just so beautiful that I never get tired of It; wherever I am in the house I feel lucky and blessed to live in such a beautiful and magnificent property. It's not overlooked, is totally private and feels like the perfect fairy tale house. The garden, which gets all–day sun, is big enough to feel grand yet not so big that it's unmanageable – the pond with its fountain makes it feel very magical.'
Favourite room in the property: 'It has to be the living room, with its grand fireplace. The fireplace, an original feature, is a copy of the front door – just one of the many unusual features which give the house its character.'
Favourite aspect of the grounds and surrounding area: 'Sitting on a lounge chair just taking it all in – house, pond, trees, garden – feels very therapeutic. The garden has a massive old Oak tree which is as beautiful as the house and it's wonderful to sit and look at these two majestic things together. It's a very convenient place to live as you can get everywhere so quickly – from good local shops to larger towns and airports.'
Most memorable event: 'My 40th birthday party which started in the splendid dining room – it's such a wonderful place to entertain family and friends and is as equally good for children as it is adults. The garden is wonderful for entertaining too.'
What will you miss most? 'Literally everything! I'll miss the whole house as I have so much love for it. Even after living here for 11 years I still get butterflies when I drive through the gate. I'm moving back home to Slovakia.'
Earl Shilton once popular with the sixth Lady Byron is steeped in history, located on the outskirts of Hinckley and bordering, Barwell and Leicester with excellent transport links this is an ideal location for the busy commuter. Earl Shilton has a variety of shops that include public houses, chemists and a convenience store. Surrounded by open countryside popular with walkers and horse riders alike.
All mains services are available and connected.
Harborough District Council
Council Tax G
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.