Guide Price £1,100,000
Leire, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
A superb barn-style property finished to the highest of standards enjoying views over its own 1.12 acres of parkland style gardens and neighboring countryside.
Introduction - The Mop Tops is approached over a private driveway with ample parking and turning space and up to a double garaging with electric up and over doors. It is a superb barn-style property, finished to the highest standard and enjoys views over its own 1.12 acres of parkland style gardens and neighbouring countryside. The house was constructed in 2000 and has been in the possession of the current owners since that time and is immaculately presented. An excellent feeling of light and space runs throughout the property, with high ceilings, French doors, glazed side screens and wonderful glazed windows to the galleried landing. High quality fittings and finishes have been used throughout to include, bespoke hand-made kitchen by Brookman of Sheffield, newly fitted bathrooms, exposed A frames, beamed walls/ceilings, rough cast plasterwork, Velux windows, inset spot lights, timber doors, painted brickwork and arched windows which give the feeling of an old barn which has been converted, stone walls, large inglenook fireplace, log burner , tile floors, exposed boards and under-floor heating to ground floor stone floors. It offers well-proportioned accommodation, arranged over two floors, presented to an exceptionally high standard. Of particular note is the impressive reception hall with a grand staircase up to the first floor gallery landing with seating area and the exceptionally spacious ground floor living accommodation, ideal for entertaining and family get-togethers.
In brief the accommodation consists of a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen breakfast room, pantry , utility room, two cloakrooms, principal bedroom suite, second bedroom suite, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Vendors Comments - Situated on a quite no-through road in the delightful and sought after village of Leire is The Mop Tops, a large and beautifully presented family home that was built in 2000. We were the first people to own the house and Id say that it was its quirkiness that initially attracted us, says Juliet. Its been built to look like a converted period farmhouse and the attention to detail is quite something else. There are really unusual features such as blocked-in doors and windows and lots of exposed timber that gives it real character. In fact its been designed so well that some people are shocked to discover how new it is.
Something else that really drew us to the house was the sheer amount of space; when we first viewed the property we took one look at the lounge and both said, this is a real party house. The living room is huge, the kitchen stretches from the front all the way to the back of the house, and the garden room has lovely big patio doors so it can be extended right out into the garden. Its also incredibly light and bright and has a homely feel throughout. Weve loved living here.
The garden is south facing and because it backs onto open farmland the views are quite stunning, continues Juliet. We have open lawns, two patio areas one by the house and the other at the top of the garden, so we can follow the sun throughout the day and an attractive avenue of fruit trees. Its a very peaceful garden and because theres a good amount of space between us and the neighbours its also very private.
Favourite Room: The lounge is my favourite part of the house purely because its so large and has a lot of character, says Juliet. The ceiling goes right up to the rafters, which enhances the feeling of space, but the huge wood-burning stove keeps it wonderfully cosy and warm in winter.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: The house sits in this lovely quiet village and backs onto nothing but open farmland, so its incredibly peaceful and very picturesque, says Juliet, and yet we benefit from really good travel links. The M1 and M6 are within easy reach and were almost equidistant between Rugby and Leicester. We enjoy this beautiful rural location and yet were not in the slightest bit isolated.
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): At the top of the stairs we have a large galleried landing where we have three comfortable chairs, says Juliet. Its a lovely spot and we often sit up there in the evening to read, chat or just to take in the amazing view.
What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: We have decided to downsize a little, so Ill definitely miss the space when we leave, says Juliet. Ill also miss the lifestyle that the house and location has afforded us, and the little things such as sitting out on the patio with a G&T; its a delightful place to live.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - Steps lead up to the double front doors which open into the reception hall, with a rear glazed elevation enjoying views over the expansive lawn gardens; a grand staircase rises to a spacious gallery landing. Concertina timber doors open into the bespoke kitchen breakfast room hand-made by Brookman of Sheffield, with an excellent range of units, stainless still sink, fitted dish-washer , butlers sink, Aga 6/4 into inglenook, granite/oak work surfaces, fitted unit housing American style fridge/freezer; an arch leads into a cosy sitting room with French doors to terrace. Off the kitchen is a useful walk-in pantry . The dining room has a stone floor and French doors to the terrace and a useful store room. From the dining room double doors lead into the drawing room, which is a fabulous space with arched windows and French doors to terrace and steps up to a mezzanine which would be ideal as a library, the inglenook fireplace has a log burner and bressumer beam. The utility room is fitted with floor/wall units, work surface, spaces for washing machine/tumble drier , butlers sink. Off the utility is a cloaks room and a separate cloakroom. There is also a further cloakroom and a study to the ground floor.
Entrance Hall - 6.48 x 3.52 (21'3" x 11'6") -
Kitchen/Breakfast - 6.40 x 3.72 (20'11" x 12'2") -
Snug - 4.27 x3.24 (14'0" x10'7") -
Utility - 4.26 x 2.94 (13'11" x 9'7") -
Dining Room - 6.41 x 3.96 (21'0" x 12'11") -
Office - 3.48 x 1.84 (11'5" x 6'0") -
2nd Cloakroom -
Reception Room - 9.65 x 5.38 (31'7" x 17'7") -
Studio - 5.49 x 2.92
Galleried Landing -
Master Bedroom - 4.27 x 4.01 (14'0" x 13'1") -
Changing Room - 4.08 x 3.45 (13'4" x 11'3") -
First Floor - To the first floor is a spacious gallery landing with glazed elevations and ample seating area enjoying elevated views over The Green, to the rear gardens and surrounding countryside beyond. The en suite bathrooms and family bathroom are newly fitted and tiled. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and eaves storage. Bedroom two has a dressing room and en suite bathroom also with eaves storage. There are a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor .
En- Suite -
Bedroom Two - 6.43 x 3.77 (21'1" x 12'4") -
Bedroom Three - 3.55 x 3.07 (11'7" x 10'0") -
Bedroom Four - 4.29 x 2.85 (14'0" x 9'4") -
Bedroom Five - 3.55 x 2.18 (11'7" x 7'1") -
Outside Front & Double Garage - The long private driveway passes well stocked borders framed by a high clipped conifer hedge and sweeps around to ample parking area and to the garaging with double electric up and over doors
Side & Rear Garden - A terrace abuts the elevations of The Mop Tops and the lawns gently slope up to the immaculately presented parkland style gardens, which have been designed and planted by the current owners, interspersed by a variety of specimen shrubs and trees to name a few, magnolia, blue cedar, deodara, Himalayan birch and an orchard of apple, cherry, pear and plum. To the western boundary is a large vegetable garden, greenhouse (manufacturer Kew), large store, terrace and a hen run. The gardens are framed by neat clipped hedges, mature trees, post/rail and natural hedgerow to the northern boundary and fabulous south facing views over adjoining pastureland.
In all The Mop Tops sits in about 1.12 acres
Location - Leire is a picturesque and sought after village in the heart of the South Leicestershire countryside. The village is situated conveniently close to the towns of Lutterworth, Broughton Astley and Market Harborough with the cities of Leicester , Coventry and Rugby within easy reach.
Leire is well located for access to the motorway network via junction 20 on the M1 and junction 1 on the M69. There are mainline rail services to London from both Rugby and Market Harborough together with an international airport at Birmingham.
Leire has two public houses (The Crab and Cow and The Queens Arms).It has a vibrant village community with community events such as an annual Fete and Christmas Tree Festival. It has a 14th century church, a pre-school and village hall which host a variety of clubs and activities.
The village is in the catchment area for Ullesthorpe Primary School (Ofsted: 'Good') and both Lutterworth College and Lutterworth High School (Ofsted: Good/Outstanding').
It is also on the bus routes to local private schools Leicester Grammar and Princethorpe.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.
Local Authority - Harborough District Council
Council Tax Band G.
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
- A Stunning Five Bed Detached
- With Over An Acre Garden
- Four Reception Rooms
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Two En-Suite Shower Rooms
- Beautifully Presented
- Fantastic Views
- Double Garage
- Off Road Parking
- Private Drive