A charming detached cottage situated in the village of Smeeton Westerby which has its own traditional village pub, a village hall, and a parish church. Kibworth, being under 2 miles away, has a range of facilities including boutique shops and cafes, together with more extensive day to day facilities such as a doctor’s surgery, dentists, a supermarket and sports clubs including tennis, golf, bowls and cricket, yet within easy reach of some of South Leicestershire's most attractive countryside. Wistow Rural Centre is less than 2 miles to the North West with its plant centre, café/bistro, farm shop, furniture and craft outlets, art gallery, and maize maze has become an ever-evolving destination in South Leicestershire over recent years. For more extensive amenities, there is the nearby medieval market town of Market Harborough which has superb shopping with independent boutiques, a theatre, leisure centre, Waitrose, bars and restaurants.
Kibworth Primary School serving the strong and vibrant community was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at the last inspection, follows on through to secondary education, Kibworth High School. There is a wide selection of state and independent schooling in the area including preparatory schooling at Stoneygate (Great Glen) and private secondary schooling options at Leicester Grammar School (Great Glen) and Leicester High School. The wider area boasts a number of additional independent schooling options, some of which provide transportation in close proximity to the property, including preparatory schools at Spratton and Maidwell whilst further notable options include Uppingham School, Oakham School, Stamford School and Ratcliffe College.
Transportation links are excellent, with both Leicester and Market Harborough easily accessed by car, and train stations being within easy driving distance, providing a regular service to London St. Pancras from 55 minutes. The M1 and M6 are a short distance away, giving access to London as well as Birmingham and East Midlands airports.
This wonderful detached character house is immaculately presented, works exceptionally well for modern living, whilst having a number of charming original and some newer features such as exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, oak and slate flooring, doors with cottage latches, and a log burning stove. The central dining hallway has the impressive inglenook and leads to the sitting room with the log burning stove set in a brick and slate hearth, and a square bay window overlooks the sizable gardens. Double doors lead through to the dining area off the large kitchen, with bi-fold doors opening to the recently constructed patio. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of painted shaker style units under Beech work surfacing, larder cupboard, Belfast sink with granite drainer, range cooker, space for fridge freezer, dishwasher, large island with breakfast bar, steps to cellar covered by solid wooden trap doors. Beyond is a newly constructed boot room/potential utility with stable door to the garden and door to courtyard and out to the village lane. The ground floor is completed with a useful study and a cloakroom with wc.
The landing has a small window looking back down into the dining area off the kitchen, and leads to four double bedrooms. The Master with an ensuite shower room and walk in wardrobe, a further ensuite double room, and the final two sharing the family bathroom with striking roll top bath and large walk-in shower area.
Rambling roses climb the front and side of the property giving it its name, whilst the south facing, mainly walled gardens are full of a number of mature shrubs, fruit trees and a stunning wisteria, raised vegetable beds, and two newly constructed attractive Indian Sandstone patio areas from which to enjoy the privacy. The gravelled driveway is accessed via a five-bar gate and whilst providing parking for a number of cars, gives access to the double garage and the carport.
All mains services are connected.
Log burning stove in sitting room
Harborough District Council 01858 828282
Viewing by prior appointment with the Agents - McCALLUM MARSH 07967 599 038 - 01858 463747
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