Wizards Haunt 27 London Road | Great Glen | Leicestershire | LE8 9FL
WIZARDS HAUNT â€œIt was the quirkiness of Wizards Haunt that first enticed us to come along for a viewing. Although the property was in need of some attention, we immediately saw the potential and we knew that we could renovate and modernise, whilst still retaining its unique character,â€? say the vendors.
A superb and particularly attractive individual detached family home located on the renowned tree-lined London Road in the fashionable and highly regarded leafy suburb of Great Glen. This property has undergone an extensive refurbishment with a particular attention to detail, resulting in a stylishly appointed home. This property offers versatile living accommodation, though has excellent scope to provide additional living accommodation if required, including extensions, subject to necessary consent. â€˜Wizards Hauntâ€™ offers four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there is apple scope for extension and further development to the plot as its sits on edge of sence river and outside conservation area. Step lnside: Entered through front door with staircase, there is a well-appointed dining room with French doors leading to patio garden. Sitting room is beautifully appointed with wood burner to chimney, windows letting plenty of light and French doors opening to patio garden.
Seller Insight “As we walked out to the back garden, we were blown away by the wow factor and we knew that this was the house for us. We were downsizing from a house with no garden, to this huge garden which was ideal for us and our children, and 11 years on, we still dig up some of the original cobbles from the driveway which was once walked on by the horses and their carriages.” “We’ve made full use of the garden and paddock and have hosted some wonderful parties, including 16th, 18th, 50th and 60th birthday celebrations with hog roasts and marquees on the lawn. The pergola at the bottom of the garden is the ideal spot to relax and watch the sun set in a quiet and intimate space, whilst the paddock has been perfect for camping and bonfire parties for our children and their friends. There’s plenty of room in the paddock to park cars which is really handy when we are entertaining on a grand scale and I’m sure my husband will secretly miss mowing the lovely straight lines!” “Great Glen has everything we need for our day to day requirements, including 3 pubs, a Co-op and a sweet little tea room which my mother always loved. The Post Office is an absolute treasure trove selling all sorts of lovely things, including gifts, cards, fruit, flowers and cakes. The ladies who run it are super! They are really delicious people and it’s always a pleasure to visit them.” “The kitchen is the most used room in the house, we love it. I will miss my AGA, I wouldn’t be without it now and I can’t seem to cook on anything else! It’s such a social room as everyone can be seated around the table and enjoying a conversation whilst we are cooking.” “We’ve always loved the community spirit here. Everyone is so nice and helpful, yet we also have a sense of seclusion as we are on the edge of the village. I’ve loved forging new friendships whilst buying a loaf of bread and I’ll miss that a lot.” “The lounge overlooks the garden and it has a beautiful, almost surreal entity about it. It’s a really relaxing room.” “We love it here and I think we will miss the space and the garden most of all. Our dogs have the freedom to run around and they love it too, but the time has come to downsize.”
Hallway leads to beautiful open kitchen with tiled floors and windows to front and rear aspect of the property. The Kitchen has extensive range of storage cupboards and drawers, boosts aga oven and hob, integrated appliance and dining area making it hub of the house. It leads to utility room with appliances and door leading to rear patio garden. Downstairs clockroom provides additional convenience. There is an additional Study/lounge room which can also be accessed through front of the property. Additionally, there are two more additional rooms which can be used as storage room.
Two individual staircase leads to upstairs landing with Double bedroom with carpet and window to front aspect of the property adjoining to bathroom with shower and storeroom to one side of the property and doors leading to Double bedroom with carpet and window to front and rear aspect of the property which can also be accessed though separate landing. Accessed thorough secondary landing Family Bathroom with four-piece suite comprising pedestal wash basin, panelled bath, low flush wc and tiled shower cubicle, ceramic tiled flooring and radiator, there are further two beautifully presented double bedrooms with windows to front and rear aspect of property.
Step Outside â€¨ The property is approached through wrought iron gate to a paved driveway which provides ample car parking space, there is an additional brick-built store/workshop with garage adjacent which provides the opportunity for incorporating into the principal accommodation. The plot extends for approximately one acre and comprises delightful formal grounds and a paddock separated by mature shaped yew hedging. The formal grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with mature stocked shrub and herbaceous borders with the variety of specimen trees providing complete privacy. To southern boundary lies the river sence and to the east an original brick wall bordering onto further open grassland. Abutting the garaging is a substantial large greenhouse, post and rail paddock, secret sunken garden accessed thorough 12â€™ yew hedging.
LEICESTERSHIRE Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the heart of the midlands, bordering Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. Its largest population centre is the city of Leicester, followed by the town of Loughborough. Other large towns include Ashbyde-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Wigston and Lutterworth. Engineering has long been an important part of the economy of Leicestershire. John Taylor Bellfounders continues a history of bellfounding in Loughborough since the 14th century. Engineering companies today manufacture everything from sports cars and locomotives to construction materials and quarrying equiptment. Leicestershire is renowned for its links to traditional British cuisine, the traditional produce including red Leicester and stilton cheeses and Melton Mowbray pork pies, remain favourites. Leicestershire is also home to the countries largest beer Brewery, Everards, which has been producing cask ales in the region since 1849.The annual East Midlands Food & Drink Festival held in Melton Mowbray had over 200 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors attending in 2007 making it the largest British regional food festival. Some of the key attractions Leicestershire has to offer include, the historic Bosworth Battlefield and Burrough Hill Iron Age Fort. Donnington Park Race Track, Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Great Central Heritage Railways provide for transport enthusiasts. While The National Space Center and Twycross Zoo are excellent entertainment for the whole family.
Development Opportunity ‘Wizards Haunt’ offers excellent opportunity for development (subject to planning consent) for additional dwellings on the grounds as it sits outside conservation area. There is a opportunity to either extend existing property or to have separate house dwellings due to size of the plot (subject to planning). Contact us for further information. Location Great Glen is a thriving and convenient village location the popularity derived from the quality of the housing stock, village amenities a which cater for most day to day needs together with access to Leicester city centre, professional quarters and access to mainline railway station. Schooling in the state and private sector are well catered for with the village primary school, stoneygate school and Leicester grammar school within village strengthening demand and popularity of the area. Services All mains services are available and connected.The property has gas central heating fired by a boiler. Local Authority Market Harborough District Council. Tenure Freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Direction From centre of Leicester travel via the A6 London Road in the southerly direction on entering Great Glen pass the Leicester Grammar School on the left hand side, the property can be identified on the left hand side. Property Highlights • Four generous size bedrooms • Stylish fitted kitchen • Attractive frontage with off-road parking • Garage • Delightful, attractive landscaped rear garden • Huge potential for development • Popular and attractive location Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 10995750. Registered office address: 100 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB Copyright © 2018 Fine and Country Ltd.
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. * 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. Printed 08.08.2018
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