Penthouse Apartment 7 is part of a Grade II Listed Country House, situated just out of the village of Great Bowden, which lies on the edge of the Welland Valley in the Harborough District of Leicestershire and has a history dating back to Anglo Saxon times. The Hall is situated within its own communal grounds of around 15 acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Combining the delights of a thriving community spirit within the village and a stunning location, it is little wonder that Great Bowden Hall has an enviable reputation as a highly desirable place to live.
At the heart of the village are three unique village greens, fringed by lovely homes, the village Church, Bowden Stores and Welton’s providing a local Post Office, delicatessen, tea room, and café. The village also boasts the popular pubs, The Red Lion and The Shoulder of Mutton; the Ofsted rated Outstanding Great Bowden Academy, and Bowden Pre School located in the Village Hall. For sporting enthusiasts, it is the home of Great Bowden Cricket Club and Market Harborough Tennis Club. The Market Harborough train station is within super easy reach with access to London St Pancras within the hour.
Despite its rural setting, Great Bowden Hall is very accessible. The market town of Market Harborough is just under a mile away and offers a more comprehensive range of schools, shops, restaurants and recreational facilities.
The train station is less than 2 miles away and offers access to London St Pancras from 55 minutes, making the area an excellent location for those wishing to travel regularly to London for leisure or work purposes. Communication links are excellent with the A14, M1 and M6 all within easy distance, providing access to London and Birmingham, whilst the A6 leads to Leicester and A508 to Northampton.
The imposing original front door opens to an entrance vestibule, and a beautiful part etched glazed door leads into the entrance hall. Stairs then lead up to the private door to the Penthouse Apartment. There are wonderful high ceilings throughout, and the most stunning views from every window. The entrance hall has karndean wood effect flooring, large storage cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler, and with space for tumble dryer, etc. door lead off to two bedrooms, one with a full run of full height wardrobes, and two bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower and a further run of full height storage. Stairs then lead up to the fully fitted kitchen with a generous range of wall and base units set under granite work surfacing with a breakfast bar/study work station and glazed door leading out to the terrace. The superb drawing room with French doors out to the west facing terrace are the real star features of the beautiful apartment. The drawing room has the very high ceilings, fireplace with gas fired coal effect fire, striking bay window with view to the front of the property and to the village, whilst the glazed French doors give views to the west and the rolling Leicestershire countryside surrounding the Hall. The large west facing terrace is a wonderfully private area on which to enjoy the views, all day sunshine, and dramatic sunsets!
Wrought iron electrically operated gates lead through the mature trees surrounding the hall, along the newly re surfaced driveway to the Penthouses private parking to the front of the Hall.
There is also a brick built storage room, and a wooden shed for the private use of the apartment, whilst there is communal use of approximately 15 acres of gardens and grounds, and a lovely wooded walk to a seating area overlooking the canal.
125 years from 1998 - around 103 years remaining
House & Ground rent: £3,072 per annum
Grounds: £1,020 per annum
All main services are connected.
Harborough District Council
Viewing by prior appointment with the Agents McCallum Marsh.
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