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Westhorpe, Willoughby on the Wolds, Leicestershire


6 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Leicestershire

  • 17th Century Former Farmhouse
  • Energy Rating E
  • Three Storey Accommodation
  • Five/Six Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • One Acre of Established Gardens
  • Range of Outbuildings Comprising Double Garage and Stabling
  • Option to Purchase an Adjoining 3 Acre Paddock by Separate Negotiation
  • Ideal for Outdoor Entertaining with Former Cricket Pavilion and Revolving Summer House
  • Option to purchase adjoining 3 acre paddock by separate negotiation

Believed to be the oldest property in this highly regarded Wolds village, this former farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and boasts a wealth of original features and character throughout. The property provides sizeable accommodation set across three floors and boasts five/six bedrooms, a bathroom, separate shower room and en-suite. On the ground floor there are four reception rooms and a farmhouse kitchen with hand crafted and painted units. Also located on the ground floor is a utility and boot room, cloakroom and sauna. Outside mature grounds span to approximately 1 acre with a feature pond, a former cricket pavilion and revolving summer house as well as a range of outbuildings including a double garage and three stables as well as the option to purchase two adjoining paddocks totalling approx. 3 acres by separate negotiation. This charming home is offered with no chain and early viewing is recommended.

Entrance Hallway With access via a solid door to the front elevation into the entrance hallway with staircase rising to the first floor landing. There is a central heating radiator, original exposed wood beam and doors off to:

Lounge14'2" x 13'7" (4.32m x 4.14m). An attractive reception room benefitting from a dual aspect with a multipane glazed window to both the front and side elevations, exposed and painted ceiling beams and central heating radiator.

Dining Room15'11" x 13'8" (4.85m x 4.17m). Located to the front of the property with a multipane glazed window to the front elevation. This room has an original inglenook with replacement stone open fireplace. There are exposed and painted beams to the ceiling and central heating radiator, original built-in cupboard and an original built-in shelving display unit.

Sitting Room14'7" x 13'9" (4.45m x 4.2m). With a solid oak wood floor, this room also has an inglenook fireplace with the original wooden beam, there is a cast iron multifuel burning stove situated within the inglenook with feature lighting and painted brick hearth, a glazed window to the side elevation and two original panel latch doors leading through to kitchen, further door to the rear into:

Inner Hallway With glazed window to side elevation, an original handmade brick floor, door off to:

Cloaks/WC5'3" x 5'9" (1.6m x 1.75m). Fitted with a white two piece Heritage suite comprising a toilet and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splashback to the wall and a large handmade tiled floor. Access through to:

Sauna A fully functioning sauna capable of seating 2-3 occupants.

Rear Hallway With arched panelled door leading to the outside. There is a chequered tiled floor, tongue and grooved panelled to the walls and access to:

Utility Room/Boot Room5'1" x 8'8" (1.55m x 2.64m). With plumbing and appliance space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and further white goods. There is an extensive range of coat hooks, tongue and groove panelling to the walls, a cold water tap and the electricity consumer unit set within a built-in cupboard.

Breakfast Kitchen18' x 15'7" (5.49m x 4.75m). A split level kitchen fitted with a range of hand crafted and painted units with solid wood worktops, set within the worktops are drainer grooves, a ceramic Belfast sink with a mixer tap, built-in Bosch electric oven with four ring electric Belling Hob, a freestanding Britannia range style cooker with electric ovens and hob over. There is a matching central island with wood top and inset marble chopping block, space for dishwasher set underneath the worktops. This room benefits from a high degree of natural light with glazing to both the rear and side elevations and two Velux roof lights. There is a central heating radiator and ample space for breakfast table and chairs.

Garden Room17'5" x 8'10" (5.3m x 2.7m). An excellent addition by the present owners to provide a flexible and light living space, with large Velux roof lights flooding light into the room. There is a fully glazed double doors to the side elevation and further multipane glazed door to the rear with sealed glazed units, central heating radiator, solid oak floor and original handmade brick floor which was relaid in a basket weave format.

First Floor Landing With staircase rising to the second floor, there is a central heating radiator and doors that lead off to:

Bedroom One14'2" x 10'5" (4.32m x 3.18m). A spacious bedroom with a multipane glazed window to the front elevation, central heating radiator, built-in double wardrobe and access off to:

En-suite Shower Room9'7" x 2'11" (2.92m x 0.9m). With a raised shower cubicle and wall mounted Mira shower, Heritage wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and toilet and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two16'10" (5.13m) maximum 14'9" (4.5m) minimum x 14'5" (4.4m). A substantially sized bedroom with original exposed and painted ceiling beams. There is a panelled glazed window to the side elevation and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Three13'1" (4m) maximum x 7'11" (2.42m) minimum. A large double bedroom located to the front of the property with a multipane glazed window, central heating radiator, original exposed and painted beams and original built-in storage cupboard.

Bathroom14'11" x 7'5" (4.55m x 2.26m). This large bathroom has a freestanding roll top and claw feet bath with central mixer tap and handheld shower attachment. There is a traditional toilet and pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback to the walls, exposed and painted wood flooring, multipane glazed window to the side elevation with views across the garden and fields beyond, central heating radiator and large build-in airing cupboard providing linen storage.

Second Floor Landing With a return staircase and a multipane glazed window to the front elevation. The second floor landing has access into the eaves and doors that lead off to

Bedroom Four11'9" x 14'4" (3.58m x 4.37m). With a high vaulted ceiling and exposed ceiling beams. This double room has a glazed window to the side elevation, television point and central heating radiator, door connecting to bedroom six/playroom. Also benefiting from a vaulted ceiling with a multipane glazed window to both the rear and side elevation, access through to eaves storage and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Five10'5" x 14'2" (3.18m x 4.32m). With elevated views across open countryside beyond, central heating radiator and access through to eaves storage.

Bedroom Six/Playroom12'5" x 17'3" (3.78m x 5.26m). A large room with a glazed window to the rear and side elevations and radiator.

Shower Room5'11" x 4'11" (1.8m x 1.5m). Having a white three piece Heritage suite including a corner Triton shower unit, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and toilet, tiling to the walls with a exposed wood and painted floor. There is a uPVC glazed window overlooking the rear garden, wall mounted chrome towel heater.

Outside The property has a brick wall to the front boundary with pedestrian gated access leading to the front entrance door and five bar gated vehicular access to the left side of the property onto a large gravelled driveway which leads up to the garages and outbuildings. The foregarden is hard landscaped for ease of maintenance and the property enjoys a delightful mature and private garden situated to the side and rear of the property totalling approximately 1 acre. Beyond the gravelled driveway there is a large formal lawn and walled garden to the side of the property, beyond which is an established vegetable plot. A large lawned garden to the rear leads down to a large pond, surrounding the pond is Thrumptons former cricket pavilion connected with water and power as well as a 1920s revolving summer house making this garden and area an ideal environment for family living and entertaining, great for parties and formal occasions. There is also a glass greenhouse and established hedgerows and trees dotted along the boundary. There is outside tap and lighting, the oil fired boiler and oil tank are also located within the garden.

Double Garage17'4" x 15'4" (5.28m x 4.67m). Accessed by two up and over doors to the front elevation, vaulted ceiling, access to mezzanine storage and connected with power and lighting, door through to:

Former Stable13' x 7'10" (3.96m x 2.4m). Access via a stable door to the front elevation and further door into the garage, vaulted ceiling, inner covered walkway with doors off to the further two stable boxes.

Former Stable Two9'5" x 9' (2.87m x 2.74m). With vaulted ceiling and concrete sectional flooring.

Former Stable Three13'4" x 6'7" (4.06m x 2m). With concrete sectional flooring and vaulted ceiling.

Agents Note Planning permission has been granted for an additional detached house location in the side garden. The owners applied for planning permission to build a property for them to downsize into, planning permission was successfully granted but the vendors decided not to proceed with building the new property. For more information please enquire to the office.

Property Ref: 55639_BNT180256


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