Guide Price £1,100,000
Beautifully appointed period home in picturesque village setting with large south west facing gardens and broad river frontage. Lovingly restored by the current owners to an extremely high standard of finish, Home Farm represents an extremely rare opportunity and has the added benefit of a river facing, self contained annexe. Standing in just over 1/3 of an acre, this characterful yet elegant home with high beamed ceilings, open fires and latch doors offers four reception rooms, cellar and large family kitchen with AGA fitted by Philip Dowse interiors. Five double bedrooms on the first and second floor are served by three bathrooms and electric gates open to a sweeping gravel driveway which terminates at a double garage. The lawns are extensive and slope gently down to the River Soar where the property has fishing and mooring rights and two decked seating areas provide the perfect place for alfresco dining. The property is available with no chain and is priced realistically for a quick sale.
Home Farm was a working dairy farm for many years but in more recent times the farm was home to the village Post Office. The oldest part, which is now the family kitchen and family room, dates back to around 1700 and would have been a single storey crofter’s cottage. We believe the first floor was added between 1820 to 1850. The three storey section fronting the road was added around 1760 when it was the trend for home owners to show off their status. The large chimneys indicate the original house had a bread oven. The farm’s original slate cheese press has been cleverly used as a feature in the fire pit area.
Normanton on Soar is a picturesque village just north of Loughborough nestled within the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. Close to its border with neighbouring Nottingham and Derby the village is conveniently placed with easy access onto the M1, M42, East Midlands Airport and Parkway railway. The village itself has a popular Primary School with larger primary school available in neighboring Sutton Bonington (1.3 miles). The 12th Century Church is a particular feature along with a new village hall with community shop and recently refurbished pub/restaurant (The Plough) with river frontage. The market town of Loughborough (3.8 miles) offers a full range of retail and leisure facilities and has a mainline rail service direct to London St Pancras (3.2 miles). The surrounding area boasts excellent private schools including Repton, Foremarke Preparatory School, Loughborough Endowed Schools, Nottingham High School and Ratcliffe College.
Nottingham 13.5 miles / Leicester 15.3 miles / Derby 17.3 miles / Loughborough 3.8 miles / Ashby-de-la-Zouch 12.5 miles / Foremarke Prep School 17 miles / Repton 20 miles / Ratcliffe College 10.6 miles / Nottingham High School 14 miles / East Midlands Airport 6.6 miles / East Midlands Parkway 6.8 miles / M1(J24) 5.2 miles / M1(J23) 5.8 miles
The formal entrance to Home Farm is from the rear garden into a welcoming entrance hall with an old winding staircase. From the hallway brick steps lead down to a well vented cellar with old stone floor and original thrawls. Three beautifully beamed reception rooms occupy the front part of the house and these include a dual aspect sitting room with river views, boarded floor and open fire. The dining room is large, overlooks Main Street and has a modern gas living flame fire. Central to the ground floor accommodation is a spacious family room with multi fuel burning stove and two windows. Beyond the family room is the family kitchen fitted by Philip Dowse Interiors with heated mandarin slate floor. The work surfaces are granite and oak and included within the sale are a range of integrated appliances including a gas fired AGA and American style fridge freezer. The kitchen offers ample space to dine and has French doors onto the rear gardens. Projecting further into the rear garden is a rear hall with matching slate floor, fully equipped utility room and cloaks/WC. Occupying a prime spot and flooded with natural light is a garden room with French doors currently used as a home office and enjoying uninterrupted south west views over the river.
On the first floor an L shaped landing provides access to three double bedrooms and family bathroom which is particularly large with twin wash hand basins, double ended bath and large walk-in wet room style shower. Two of the bedrooms have high beamed ceilings and bedroom three has the benefit of an en suite shower room fitted with a white three piece suite. The master bedroom has a cast iron feature fireplace and has a large walk-in wardrobe.
A staircase continues to the second floor with two further double bedrooms, one of which has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and bedroom five has a large walk-in storage cupboard and en suite shower room fitted with a white three piece suite.
The property occupies a generous plot which extends to 0.375 of an acre in total. From Main Street electric gates open to a sweeping gravel driveway that wraps around the property providing ample hard standing and access to a double garage. The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn and slope gently down to the River Soar where two waterside decked areas provide uninterrupted countryside views and provide the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. The rear gardens enjoy a south westerly aspect and include a number of mature trees and a wooden outbuilding and racking provide useful storage for boat equipment and canoes. Adjacent to the kitchen are several paved seating areas including a sunken terrace with fire pit (available by separate negotiation) and a wooden gate provides pedestrian access onto Main Street.
River Facing Self-Contained Annexe
Located on the first floor and accessed externally is a stunning self-contained annexe. Overlooking the rear garden and river the annexe is made up of an open plan living kitchen, double bedroom and a bathroom fitted with a white four piece suite.
The annexe is currently rented out for £600 per calendar month.
Double garage with twin electric roller doors.
All mains services are available and connected. The property has two main gas fired boilers located in a laundry room on the first floor and are maintained under a British Gas contract. The property has electric underfloor heating in the kitchen. The windows are wooden double glazed (apart from the four original sash windows on the front which form part of the listing) some of which have attractive high quality wooden shutters.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Rushcliffe Borough Council.
The property is located on the south side of Main Street close to the village church and can easily be identified by our agents for sale board.
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