Polly Botts Lane, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire

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5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Leicestershire

  • Extensive Country Estate
  • Exquisite Location with 129 Acres of Grounds
  • Chitterman Grange with Five Bedrooms and Seven Reception Rooms
  • Stone Barn, Chitterman Hills Farm-A Three Bedroom Barn Conversion
  • Modern Oak Framed Garaging, Gym and Leisure Rooms
  • Range of Stables
  • Extensive Outbuildings Including Tractor Store, Hay Barns and Tack Rooms
  • Tenure Freehold
  • Chitterman Grange Energy Rating F
  • Council Tax Band H

Approached along an impressive tree lined driveway, Chitterman Grange occupies a spectacular position in the Charnwood Forest with panoramic views over its 129 acres of grounds and towards Bradgate Park. An elegant home built in 1854 which offers a wealth of history and charm with five large bedrooms and five reception rooms located off an impressive grand hallway with a bespoke kitchen, utility room and oak framed orangery. Complimenting the main house is an oak framed gym, leisure space and garaging built approximately 5 years ago. Connected to the main house but also independently accessed along an impressive 300 metre tree lined driveway is Stone Barn, Chitterman Hills Farm which is a three bedroomed barn conversion with two en-suites and a magnificent open plan living dining kitchen with vaulted ceiling, let privately on an AST.   The property boasts an extensive range of outbuildings offering huge versatility including garaging for approximately eight vehicles, tractor store, six stables with potential to reinstate many former stables to create approximately fourteen stables in total, two tack rooms, two hay stores and three large open sided barns. A brand new 20m x 40m outdoor manège is under construction and nearing completion. Chitterman Grange is an exceedingly rare offering to the market and provides a vast range of versatility all set in an exquisite location.


Entrance Porch With access through a partially glazed door into entrance hallway with original Minton tiled flooring, understairs cupboard and partially glazed door through to:

Entrance Hall A commanding entrance hall with picture glazed window overlooking the garden. The hall benefits from the original Minton tiled flooring, high ceiling with cornicing, picture rail and ceiling rose. Staircase rising to the first floor accommodation and doors off to:

Cloakroom13'11" x 5'5" (4.24m x 1.65m). With tongue and groove panelling, wash hand basin, radiator/towel heater, recess lighting and door through to a further room with a WC and radiator.

Lounge19'9" x 14'11" (6.02m x 4.55m). Located at the front of the property and benefitting from a dual aspect with large sash windows. A focal point within the room is a commanding central open fireplace with decorative mantelpiece, cast iron radiators, ornate ceiling rose and cornicing.

Study15'5" x 13'11" (4.7m x 4.24m). A grand reception room benefitting from a dual aspect with sash panelled windows to the front and side elevations. This attractive room has a variety of potential uses with an open fireplace, two cast iron radiators, original cornicing and ceiling rose.

Living Kitchen26'4" x 16'10" (8.03m x 5.13m). A hand crafted and painted oak kitchen with large central island, granite work surfaces and breakfast bar with matching upstands to the walls. Within the island is an undermount sink with mixer tap and separate Quooker instant hot water tap. Integrated within the kitchen are two electric ovens with Neff hob and concealed extractor hood, integrated dishwasher set within the island and housing for an American style fridge/freezer. There are beautiful sash windows to the side elevation and high ceiling with cornicing and spotlights. Door leads through to a second staircase which rises directly to the first floor landing. The kitchen is open-plan to the dining area divided by a double sided contemporary living flame gas fireplace. Large opening through to the orangery and utility.

Dining Room21'8" x 14'10" (6.6m x 4.52m). A beautifully light room with panoramic views across the garden and land beyond, benefitting from a dual aspect with sash windows to both the side and rear elevations.

Utility Room14'6" x 8'8" (4.42m x 2.64m). Fitted with wall and base units with granite worktops, undermount sink, plumbing and appliance space for two white goods and built-in cupboard housing the Worcester Bosch gas fired central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. The utility houses the electricity consumer unit and has a window to the side.

Orangery30'6" (9.29m) maximum x 14'1" (4.3m) minimum x 27' (8.22m). A fabulous recent addition, this oak framed room has an abundance of glazing and natural light taking full advantage of the views beyond. With slate tiled floor and underfloor heating, large glass roof and bi-folding oak doors which lead directly onto a large patio terrace, glazed gable to the rear elevation and door off to:

Snug/Music Room14'6" x 9'11" (4.42m x 3.02m). With a window to the side elevation, vaulted ceiling, recess lights and underfloor heating.

First Floor Landing Approached by a wide return staircase from the ground floor with sash window on the half landing. Traditional radiator and doors off to:

Bedroom One19'10" x 14'11" (6.05m x 4.55m). Accessed through a dressing area into an elegant main bedroom benefitting from a dual aspect with sash windows to both the front and side elevations with magnificent far reaching views, two traditional cast iron radiators and central open fireplace with stone mantel and hearth. There are spotlights, central ceiling rose and decorative cornicing.

Dressing Area8'1" x 5'9" (2.46m x 1.75m). With bespoke fitted wardrobes with sliding door fronts and matching bedroom furniture.

En-Suite10'11" x 9'6" (3.33m x 2.9m). A stylish and contemporary en-suite with floating vanity unit with 'His and Hers' wash hand basins and suspended Hansgrohe taps from a mirrored wall. Having a large walk-in shower with a wet floor system and rainwater shower head, lit display shelving, WC with wall mounted flush and bidet. Contemporary tiling to the walls and floor and underfloor heating, chrome towel heater and sash window.

Bedroom Two19'10" x 14'11" (6.05m x 4.55m). A substantial second bedroom also benefitting from a dual aspect with sash windows to the rear and side elevations, two cast iron radiators and central open fireplace. Coving and rose to the ceiling and spotlights.

Bedroom Three15'11" 14' (4.85m 4.27m). Situated at the front of the property with views across the long driveway, there is a sash window, cast iron radiator, open fireplace, cornicing and ceiling rose and recess spotlighting.

Bedroom Four15'11" x 14'1" (4.85m x 4.3m). A fourth bedroom with sash window to the side elevation, cast iron radiator and open fireplace.

Bedroom Five15'2" x 10'10" (4.62m x 3.3m). A fifth double room with sash window to the rear elevation, cast iron radiator and cornicing to the ceiling.

Bathroom5'4" x 14'5" (1.63m x 4.4m). Fitted with a twin ended bath with freestanding mixer tap over, vanity unit with wash hand basin, WC, large double shower cubicle with contemporary tiling to the walls and floor with underfloor heating and obscure glazed sash window to the side. Chrome towel heater and spotlights.

Oak Framed Garage Block/Gym and Leisure Built to a high specification with potential to be converted into a self contained annex if desired, with full insulation and connection to services (subject to any necessary planning).

Entrance Hall Accessed by an oak door into an entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor landing. Doors off to:

Gym22'7" (6.88m) maximum x 12'10" (3.9m) minimum x 16'2" (4.94m). With oak floor and double oak French doors onto a patio terrace with magnificent views beyond. Having an exposed oak frame, electric panel radiator and steps with door leading directly into the garage and access to an understairs storage cupboard.

WC3'1" x 6'7" (0.94m x 2m). Fitted with a wash hand basin and WC, chrome towel heater and tiled flooring.

2.5 Garage24'11" x 20'11" (7.6m x 6.38m). Accessed by two sets of double electrically operated oak doors into two parking bays, windows to the rear elevation. Connected with power and lighting and a personal door with steps leading into the gym.

First Floor Landing A split-level landing with skylight windows to both the front and rear elevations, eaves storage and doors off to:

Hobby Room20'5" x 13' (6.22m x 3.96m). With an attractive oak glazed gable to the front with views along the length of the drive and land, exposed beams to the ceiling and recess spotlighting. There is a further glazed window to the rear elevation and electric panel radiators.

Reception Room/Store16'5" x 10'4" (5m x 3.15m). Currently used as a walk-in store room but with potential for multiple uses with an oak glazed window and electric panel radiator.

Quadruple Garage32'10" x 16'2" (10m x 4.93m). A quadruple garage accessed via an electric roller door. The garage has thermal insulated panels with a concrete base and connected with power and lighting.

STONE BARN, CHITTERMAN HILLS FARM Stone Barn is a separate barn conversion which was thoughtfully converted approximately 20 years ago into a three bedroom home.

Entrance Hallway Accessed via double doors into a long entrance hallway with wood effect flooring, having a second entrance door to the front elevation and multiple glazed windows, electric panel radiator and doors off to:

Cloakroom7'7" x 3'1" (2.3m x 0.94m). Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising wash hand basin, WC and towel heater.

Living Dining/Kitchen42'4" x 14'5" (12.9m x 4.4m). A fabulous space with high vaulted ceiling with exposed A-frame ceiling beams, a multitude of glazing to both the front and rear elevations comprising original farm glazing and contemporary aluminium glazing with the rear set of glazing being bi-folding doors. There is a large multi fuel burning stove situated in the living space. The fitted kitchen comprises shaker style units with integrated gas hob, sink and space for freestanding appliances. Staircase rising to a first floor mezzanine.

Mezzanine15'9" x 11'2" (4.8m x 3.4m). A real feature with exposed painted beams, window to the side elevation and contemporary glazed balustrading.

Bedroom One11' x 10'3" (3.35m x 3.12m). A double room with large aluminium glazed window to the rear, electric panel radiator, access to a loft space and opening through to an en-suite shower room.

En-Suite Shower Room6'10" x 7'9" (2.08m x 2.36m). With a large walk-in shower with wall mounted twin shower head, vanity unit with wash basin, WC and contemporary tiling to the walls and floor. There is an aluminium glazed window to the rear with far reaching views and towel heater.

Bedroom Two13'7" (4.13m) maximum x 11' (3.35m). A double bedroom with window to the rear, electric panel radiator and door off to:

En-Suite59'9" x 4'6" (18.2m x 1.37m). Fitted with a three piece Roca suite with Aqualisa shower and mermaid panelling, chrome towel heater and window to the rear.

Bedroom Three10'11" x 7'2" (3.33m x 2.18m). With aluminium window to the rear and electric panel radiator.

Utility Room15' x 11'10" (4.57m x 3.6m). A substantial utility fitted with a range of units, sink and space for numerous white goods. Large multi fuel burning stove, high vaulted ceiling and window and door to the front.

Outside The barn has space adjacent to the property for parking and has a delightful enclosed rear garden consisting of a pleasant, decked area ideal for outdoor seating with views across the land. Steps lead down from the decking into an enclosed stone walled garden.

Central Yard There is a central yard with an in and out drive with five bar gated access. Within the centre of the yard is a stable block currently housing three stables, but with potential to re-instate to six, surrounded by a range of stone and brick built barns and access to the converted residential barn.

Stable Block A central modern brick stable block built as six sizeable stables. With power, lighting and water.

Hay Store One22'8" x 13'9" (6.9m x 4.2m). With an impressively high vaulted ceiling, concrete and brick base and accessed via a stable door from the central yard with archway opening and window to the rear. Connected with power and lighting, tap and adjoined by a single stable.

Single Stable A large brick single stable adjoining the hay store.

Tack Room A large tack room accessed by large double garage sized doors and connected with power and lighting.

Former Stable Block/Stores An original block of brick and stone buildings divided into two stables and two further stores with Swithland slate roof.


Bay One/Double Garage17'9" x 5.29 (5.4m x 5.29). With electrically operated double roller door to the front elevation, high ceiling with strip lighting and connected with three phase supply.

Bay Two9'11" x 17'9" (3.02m x 5.4m). Being open fronted with high ceiling and strip lighting.

Bay Three Open to both the front and side elevations with access to the tractor store. Strip lighting and power points.

Tractor Store42'5" x 14'1" (12.93m x 4.3m). With a high ceiling capable of accommodating a tractor with strip lighting and power and access to the yard.

Barn One28'9" x 18'4" (8.76m x 5.6m). With concrete base, exposed ceiling beams and feeding trough.

Barn Two36'1" x 19'5" (11m x 5.92m). Sub divided into three bays with an eaves height of 4.5m, stone wall to the rear and corrugated sheeting to the sides and roof.

Barn Three60'6" x 19'11" (18.44m x 6.07m). Separated into four bays and open sided to the front elevation.

Hay Store Two3'8" x 18'6" (1.12m x 5.64m). Adjoining hay store one, with an impressive high vaulted ceiling, connected with light, tap and with three glazed windows to the side elevation and opening to the rear.

Stable Block and Tack Room A detached purpose built stable consisting of two stables and tack room.

Grounds Chitterman Grange occupies 129 acres of land with the principal home accessed via its own private tree lined driveway from the bottom of Polly Botts Lane. A second 300 metre tree line driveway from Priory Lane provides access to Stone Barn and the outbuildings. The acreage consists of attractive landscaped formal gardens which are located to the side of Chitterman Grange with steps leading down to a former grass tennis court and croquet lawn with extensive gravel driveway and parking area to the front and rear of the property and access to the garages and outbuildings. There is a magnificent large outdoor terrace from which spectacular views across the land and Charnwood Forest can be enjoyed with views towards Old John and Bradgate Park. The land is divided into approximately 18 paddock/fields with three woodland areas with pleasant woodland walks. All fields have established boundaries consisting of either stone walling, post and rail or hedgerows and all have water connections and an established land drainage system. An outdoor Manège is nearing completion which is being constructed to a high specification with 20m x 40m dimensions with post and rail fencing and electricity supply.

General Note There is a public footpath that runs from the North to South towards the Western boundary. The path runs along an established field boundary. The barn is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy on a two year term with approximately 18 months remaining. The passing rent is £2,310 pcm which increases to £2,425 pcm in July 2024.

The barn is heated by modern electric panel radiators, it has mains water and is served by the shared septic tank.

There are four liveries at the property and a grazing licence on the remaining fields.

Chitterman Grange benefits from mains water and electricity and heating is provided by a gas fired central heating boiler with an LPG gas tank sunken beneath the grounds near the entrance gates. There is a septic tank for foul drainage which serves the entire estate and the property benefits from a high speed fibre internet connection.

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Important information

This is a Freehold property.

Property Ref: 55639_BNT050349


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