Saddington is one of south Leicestershire’s most sought-after villages, set within some of the area’s most attractive, rolling countryside. The surrounding area boasts various woods and spinneys and offers extensive walking and equestrian opportunities, with a riding stables and livery situated in the village itself.
The property particularly benefits from its proximity to Saddington Reservoir where there is a wide range of outdoor pursuits on offer, including a sailing club, whilst there are a number of excellent local restaurants and pubs in the surrounding villages and market towns.
The village itself offers a well-regarded public house which also benefits from stunning views over the reservoir from its gardens whilst the church provides a further ‘center’ for an active village community.
The nearby village of Kibworth Beauchamp provides a range of boutique shops and cafes as well as day to day facilities including doctor’s surgery’s, dentists, a supermarket and sports clubs including tennis, football, golf, bowls and cricket. Market Harborough, approx. 7 miles away, has a Waitrose as well as superb shopping with independent boutiques, a theatre, bars / restaurants and leisure facilities including a swimming pool.
The primary school in the neighbouring village of Kibworth Beauchamp was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at its latest inspection, following through to Kibworth High School. Leicester Grammar School and Stoneygate Prep schools are located in the nearby village of Great Glen whilst there is Grammar schooling also at Lutterworth and Loughborough. Further preparatory schooling is at Bilton Grange with several public schools of renown in the area at Rugby, Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle.
Transportation links from Saddington are superb, with the village being in easy reach of the M1, M6 and A14(M). Both London as well as Birmingham are therefore easily accessible via road, with East Midlands Airport approx. 40 miles to the north (M1 Junction 24) with Luton Airport (M1 Junction 10a) and Birmingham Airport (M42 Junction 6) also within comfortable reach.
Additionally, Market Harborough station has a direct service to London St Pancras from 55 minutes whilst Rugby train station offers services to London Euston from 48 minutes.
Stone steps and a striking Minton style tiled path lead to the solid wooden panelled front door, with brass furniture, of this superb detached farmhouse and detached barn, which were a former Victorian bakehouse and granary. Full of character, the property boasts original fireplaces, coving, ceiling roses, an original bread oven and grain sack hoist, oak flooring, stripped doors, sash windows, stair runners, exposed brick walls and more.
The accommodation now comprises of a dramatic DRAWING ROOM with windows to three elevations and glazed door to the garden, with an open fireplace with slate, cast-iron and tiled surround. ENTRANCE HALL with staircase to the first floor, which acts as a cosy SNUG with original cupboards and drawers, and a log burning stove which is duel purpose to the stylish FARMHOUSE KITCHEN. There are a range of painted wooden base and wall units, Belfast sink, set within solid wooden working surfacing, integrated dishwasher, with space for a large range cooker, fridge freezer and large island butcher’s block. A step leads up to the DINING ROOM area with the original baker’s oven set above the feature fireplace, and a glazed door leads out to the gardens.
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Travertine flooring runs throughout the ground floor except in the drawing room and the UTILTY ROOM which has quarry tiled flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine, a range of base and wall units, stainless steel sink and drainer. The ground floor is completed with a useful BOOT ROOM with Belfast sink, original storage cupboards, door to the gardens, the CELLAR, and to the CLOAKROOM with WC and wash hand basin set on a reclaimed wooden pedestal.
The attractive painted wooden staircase with runner and brushed steel stair rods leads to the wonderfully light and spacious landing with oak flooring leading down the hallway to the MASTER BEDROOM. This lovely room has a wrought iron Juliette balcony overlooking the south west facing walled garden, whilst a hidden doorway opens into the ENSUITE - a dramatic room with freestanding copper bath, large separate shower unit with copper effect tiled wet areas, WC, reclaimed wooden marble topped dresser housing the wash hand basin, and original grain sack hoist showcasing some of the original character of the property.
There are THREE FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one currently used as a dressing room, two with cast-iron fireplaces, and one with stunning views to Saddington Reservoir and the rolling countryside beyond. The FAMILY BATHROOM again has a full suite with both a roll top bath and a separate shower unit with copper panelled splash areas, WC and wash hand basin.
This detached barn has been converted to now include COVERED BARN PARKING for two cars with both electricity and hot & cold water, a great HOME OFFICE, a WORKSHOP, and a STORAGE UNIT.
An amazing ANNEX currently used an ARTISTS STUDIO has bi-fold doors, wooden flooring, vaulted ceiling, a dramatic cast-iron log burner and flue along with electric heating making it very snug. There are two large stainless-steel sinks with drainers, electric oven and hob, and space and plumbing for washing machine. Stairs lead to the MEZZANINE on which is a raised double bed with steps up housing storage, an ENSUITE with large shower unit, wc and wash hand basin, whilst a large sliding door provides privacy from the studio below.
Attention to detail is the key with this wonderful property. To the front are herringbone red and blue brick detailing either side of the path to the front door. Wooden double gates give access to the blue block paved driveway and into the covered barn parking. The charming gardens are south west facing and set within original walls, with a rose arch, herringbone brick path, seating area, and roundel surrounding with steel water feature. Raised beds abut the lawned area and are well planted with structural, flowering and scented plants. The real showpiece of the gardens are the stunning mature wisteria, all creating an idyllic outdoor space.
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