The picturesque village of East Farndon lies on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire situated approximately one mile south of the medieval town of Market Harborough. Having attractive housing stock, East Farndon benefits from a strong sense of community focusing around the village hall and St John the Baptist Church which stands at the top of the hill. Nearby Clipston has the well-loved ‘Bulls Head’ public house, village hall and Clipston Endowed VC Primary School.
The award-winning Farndon Fields Farm Shop, café, and Garden Centre is located at the bottom of the hill, between the village and the town of Market Harborough.
Market Harborough itself has extensive facilities including a leisure centre, theatre, supermarkets including Waitrose and a range of boutique shopping, restaurants, and bars. Recreational facilities in the area are excellent with scenic countryside walk and bridleways in abundance as well as Foxton Locks and Pitsford Water which offers water sports, sailing and fishing. Kilworth Springs and Market Harborough golf courses are close by and nearby Kelmarsh Hall Estate cover 3,000 acres of parkland, gardens, and woodlands which is open to the public.
There are well regarded schooling options locally including at Market Harborough and Clipston Primary School in the neighbouring village, and secondary schooling again at Market Harborough and at Guilsborough with a school bus service running directly from the village. Private schooling is available at Spratton Hall, Pitsford and Maidwell Prep Schools and at Bilton Grange and Rugby school.
Communication links are excellent with rail services to London, St Pancras International from Market Harborough, just 2 miles away. Junction 20 of the M1 is approximately 11 miles away. The M1 opens out onto the extensive midlands motorway network including the M69, M6, M42 and M45. East Midlands Airport is at Junction 24 of the M1; LUTON airport at Junction 10a of the M1, and Birmingham Airport at Junction 6 on the M42. Business centres within easy driving distance include Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton and Coventry.
From the terrace, an oak door opens into the hallway off which there is a Breakfast/Kitchen room, a Study/Snug, Drawing Room, Shower Room and a Utility. An oak staircase leads up to the first floor.
The wonderful Kitchen Breakfast room has a good range of cream base and wall units surmounted by a corrian work surface and splash backs with a Belfast sink. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge and a Smeg range with a five-halogen hob. Glazed doors lead out to both the West terrace and the courtyard. The kitchen has a lovely light and airy feel, with contemporary fixtures and fittings sitting well with the character and charm of the barn. The beautifully appointed Utility Room has an oak block work surface, timber units and a Belfast sink. The oil-fired condensing boiler is also housed within this room.
GROUND FLOOR CONT.
A lovely reclaimed barn door leads into the Sitting/Dining Room which has three fantastic full height arched windows set into an exposed brick wall which in turn lead out onto the courtyard terrace. There are exposed beams and timber uprights and a further exposed brick wall framing a large log burner.
A Shower Room completes the ground floor accommodation.
From the first-floor landing there are four Bedrooms, all with En Suite Bathrooms. The Master Bedroom has a most attractive exposed brickwork wall and superb exposed beams and trusses. Double French doors with full height glazed side windows and a Juliette balcony have lovely open countryside views. The luxurious En Suite Bathroom has oak flooring, limestone tiling and beautiful fixtures and fittings including a double ended bath, twin wash bowls, low flush WC, and a large shower unit.
Adjacent to the master bedroom is the second Double Bedroom with exposed oak beams, and a super En Suite Bathroom with timber floor and Makti shower. There are two further fantastic Bedrooms both with stairs up to superb En Suite Bathrooms. The rooms have Velux windows which provide clear views over the fields to the south.
A five-bar gate opens onto the gravel driveway leading past a lawn and to the brick under tiles double garage with two sets of timber doors. A sandstone path leads through a garden enclosed by reclaimed brick walls with stone cappings and steps up to a west facing sandstone terrace.
A delightful sun terrace can be accessed from either the kitchen or the drawing room, and provides a lovely external link between the two rooms. The wonderful terrace has brick walls and raised beds formed from railway sleepers which have been planted with bamboo and Portuguese laurel and ivy.
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