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Fine & Country Tel: +44(0)116 296 7777 leicester@fineandcountry.com 100 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB

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FINE & COUNTRY THE HIVE A superbly positioned and particularly attractive individual five bedroom detached family home complete with a self-contained cottage annexe with an additional two bedrooms on a plot measuring approximately half an acre including a paddock with stable. Located on Shuttleworth Lane, one mile from the highly regarded village of Cosby, which lies on the rural fringes of Leicestershire.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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‘The Hive’ is a substantial former Victorian farmhouse offering extensive living accommodation set over two floors with the additional benefit of a generous plot and an attached two bedroom self-contained cottage annexe. The main house benefits from large upvc sash windows throughout providing generous natural lighting to all rooms. The property has impressive views over rolling Leicestershire countryside, the gardens and paddock and the local golf club. The main entrance into the property leads from a porch into the entrance hall complete with original floor tiling and a wide staircase leading up to the first floor accommodation. The entrance hall leads to a large sitting room with four large upvc sash windows and a log burner set within the original brick built Victorian fire place.

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Step inside The Hive

The formal dining room, with original floor tiling, also includes a log burner and is positioned adjacent to the breakfast kitchen which is complete with an electric three oven Aga and granite work surfaces with an inset Belfast sink. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room and a separate boot room which leads out to the garden and paddock, a door also provides internal access to the cottage annexe. An inner hallway leads to the generously sized study, which could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom, which is adjacent to the downstairs shower room. First Floor: The impressive galleried landing provides access to the family bathroom and five double bedrooms, all of which benefit from a variety of impressive views. Four of the five bedrooms are exceptionally spacious with the master benefitting from an en-suite shower room and connecting dressing room.

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Seller Insight Having grown up on a remote farm in Yorkshire,” say the current owners of The Hive, “we wanted to have the seclusion of a semi-rural property whilst retaining close by amenities, schools and connections to local and national travel networks. This property is perfect in all these respects being situated approximately one mile from the village of Cosby on Shuttleworth Lane.” Since moving in the owners have made extensive improvements to the property including the addition of granite worktops to the kitchen together with a Belfast sink and programmable electric AGA with an AIMS system; as well as the installation of a new annexe kitchen. New UPVC sash double glazed windows have been fitted throughout the property; as well as new oak flooring to the lounge, corridor and office and new carpets to the bedrooms, stairs and landing. The bathroom suite has been replaced with stone tiling fitted to full height on the floor and walls, together with a refitted suite to the downstairs shower room with new floor and wall tiling. This is the perfect home for family life and entertaining alike, each room having its own particular benefits. “We are very fond of the lounge, fitted with a cast iron log burner, where we have spent so many informal social occasions with friends and family” say the owners. “The dining room, also fitted with a cast iron log burner, is where we have entertained friends and family at Christmas and special occasions. Whilst the kitchen is the centre of everyday life spending days and evenings together with our children. Our courtyard and garden are both wonderful too with plentiful space for our extended family to enjoy the sunny or shaded areas to relax in; both provide nice secluded areas to barbecue and entertain family and friends. The family time tending to our animals in the paddock has also been very special, together with watching the woodpeckers and barn owls which frequent our garden.” The local area has much to offer. “There is a local primary school in Cosby, several local secondary schools within a 5 mile radius and a private school located in Cosby,” say the owners. “Cosby has a farm shop, a public house, a butcher’s shop, a local Co-op, a pharmacy, a Post Office and a fish and chip shop. There is a very friendly golf club adjacent to our property which is owned by the members” “Lisa’s 40th birthday party stands out as the most memorable social gathering we have hosted at The Hive, with a marquee in the garden when we entertained our many family and friends throughout the day and night in the quiet seclusion of our own family home.”*

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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We love the kitchen, where as a young growing family we have spent so many evenings after school sharing family life.�

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Step inside Cottage annexe

The self-contained cottage annexe is accessed either externally via the courtyard of the main house or internally via the boot room. To the ground floor is a dining hall, lounge, fitted kitchen with integral appliances and downstairs toilet. Off the first floor landing are two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

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Step outside The Hive

Outside to the front of the property is an in and out driveway and parking area with a five bar gate leading to the garden and paddock. A second driveway leads down the side of the house to the double garage and further off road parking. The main garden is predominantly laid to lawn with fenced or hedgerow borders and has been split by the current vendor to allow for a small paddock with a stable to the rear of the plot. To one side of the house is a large enclosed brick paved courtyard with steps to the main house second entrance and external access to the cottage annexe. Garage - Double wooden doors to the front, power and light. Detached from the house itself. Garden - Large garden mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio area adjoining the rear of the property. A section of the rear garden has been sectioned off for livestock with a single stable block and goat shelter, there is also a fenced allotment plot. There are various trees and the perimeter is a mixture of fencing and hedgerow. Development Opportunity: This gorgeous house offers the highest standard of accommodation and has huge potential for further development to extend to the rear (subject to planning) giving the opportunity to add extra bedrooms and living rooms substantially increasing the value of this beautiful property.

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We have a paddock and stable where we have previously kept our horses, chickens and turkeys; currently it is grazed by our goats.�

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We will miss the seclusion of our home where we have been able to spend quiet family time together. The Hive has been our family home for eleven years, with our parents living in our annexe, so we have countless memories of seeing our children grow up with their parents and grandparents, the family celebrations and the time spent together at home tending our animals.�

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Location: The village of Cosby is well located for access to Leicester, Lutterworth and surrounding road networks and has a wide range of local amenities including shops, restaurants, a post office, local co-op store, school, library, churches and public houses. A selection of leisure facilities further enhances the village to include Cosby Golf Club and a large recreation park. Nearby is Blaby village where a more comprehensive range of amenities can be found. The neighbouring village of Narborough has a train line service to Birmingham and Leicester. The area is also convenient for access to the M1 at Junction 21, the M69, and M6. It is also convenient for access to Rugby Station. Services: The property is connected to electricity supply and mains fresh supply water. The property is serviced by oil fired central heating supplied with a domestic heating oil tank located on site. The property is connected to a self-draining septic tank for foul waste water. Local Authority: Blaby District Council The main house and cottage annexe are separate properties for council tax purposes. Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Copyright Š 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 10995750. Registered office address: 100 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 08.08.2018

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FINE & COUNTRY THE HIVE A superbly positioned and particularly attractive individual five bedroom detached family home complete with a self-contained cottage annexe with an additional two bedrooms on a plot measuring approximately half an acre including a paddock with stable. Located on Shuttleworth Lane, one mile from the highly regarded village of Cosby, which lies on the rural fringes of Leicestershire.

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a ÂŁ10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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Fine & Country Tel: +44(0)116 296 7777 leicester@fineandcountry.com 100 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB

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