Guide Price £795,000
Available to the open market for the first time in 23 years, Lodge Barn occupies a prime position within this unspoilt conservation village which is ideally situated on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. Once belonging to Lockington Hall which still survives and dates back to the 17th Century, this stunning home is full of character yet without the restriction of a listed status. Standing in established grounds of 0.38 of an acre in total and with beautifully appointed accommodation of just over 3500 sq ft this immaculate home is ideal for those with entertaining in mind. The sprawling ground floor accommodation is made up of four reception rooms and family kitchen all of which enjoy south facing views over the surrounding gardens whilst on the first floor four good sized bedroom are served by two luxury bathrooms. Outside a gated driveway opens to a generous driveway and double garage and a large covered seating area is ideal for alfresco dining. East Midlands Airport and Parkway station providing excellent rail links to London St Pancras are both approximately 4 miles from the property. Early viewing is strongly recommended.
Lockington and neighbouring Hemington are pretty conservation villages in North West Leicestershire close to the border with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The village itself has a church and neighbouring Hemington (1 mile) provides a primary school and pub named The Jolly Sailor. The nearby market town of Castle Donington (1.4 mile) offers a more comprehensive range of amenities. Ideal for the commuter, the village is well placed for fast access onto the A50, A38, A42 and M1 with excellent rail and air links available at the nearby East Midlands Parkway and East Midlands Airport.
Leicester 20 miles / Nottingham 12.5 miles / Derby 10.2 miles / Ashby-de-la-Zouch 13.5 miles / Melbourne 7.8 miles / Loughborough 8.6 miles / Castle Donington 1.4 miles / East Midlands Parkway 4 miles / East Midlands Airport 4.3 miles / M1(J24) 1.5 miles
The property is entered into a tiled entrance hall with hobbies room and study with matching flagstone style floor leading off. An impressive family room with high vaulted ceiling and flagstone style floor provides access to the rest of the accommodation. Featuring exposed roof timbers and a free standing log burner the family room is flooded with natural light through three south windows and roof light. The family sized kitchen includes a generous dining area and is fitted with a range of bespoke pine fronted cabinets with granite worksurfaces. The kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, exposed beams and is garden facing. Leading off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and large store.
The dining room also serves as the main entrance onto the property. Complete with a mahogany parquet floor the dining hall also features a split staircase and is separated from the adjoining sitting room with a heavily glazed wall and double doors. The sitting room has a central chimney breast with open fire and has two south facing windows. From the sitting room sliding doors open onto a covered patio. Enjoying a westerly aspect the patio has fitted kitchen cabinets and enjoys elevated views over the surrounding gardens. Two cloaks/WC and a fully equipped utility room with external oak door completes the ground floor accommodation.
The spacious first floor landing with exposed roof timbers, several windows and roof light provides access to four double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and a luxurious family bathroom with bath and separate double shower. The master bedroom includes a small sitting area and has a range of fitted wardrobes and generous en suite with double ended bath.
The property stands in mature grounds extending to 0.38 of an acre in total. Newly installed gates open to a generous driveway and provide access to an open fronted double garage. Fully landscaped the gardens have been continually improved by the current owners over their 23 years occupation and the gardens enjoy a pleasant south westerly aspect. The gardens are made up of large areas of lawn interspersed with heavily stocked borders and outdoor lights. Running through the garden are is a number of pathways that link strategically placed seating areas that take full advantage of the summer sunshine throughout the day. The gardens enjoy a high degree of privacy and are enclosed on all sides with established natural boundaries. Included within the sale are several log stores, garden stores and mower shed and adjacent to the sitting room is a large west facing timber deck and covered seating area with fully glazed roof area ideal for alfresco dining.
North West Leicestershire District Council.
All mains services are available and connected. The property has mains gas central heating fired by a boiler located in the utility room. All windows (except one) are hard wood double glazed.
From the M1(J24) take the exit signposted ‘Hotel’ and continue past the entrance to the Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel. At the end of the road continue left, passing under the A50 onto Main Street and continue to Lockington village. In the centre of the village turn left onto Church Street where the property is located on the left hand side, easily identifiable by our for sale board.
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