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Green Lane, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray

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4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Melton Mowbray

  • Rare Development Opportunity
  • Energy Rating G
  • Substantial Four Bedroom Character Home
  • Situated in over 20 Acres of Gardens & Paddocks
  • Outstanding Rural Location with Views over the Vale of Belvoir
  • Planning Consent for a 4,000 sqft Barn Conversion
  • Planning Consent for a Second Dwelling, Also over 4,000 sqft
  • Magnificent Gardens
  • Potential for Three Separate Accesses, One to Each Property
  • Superb Location Ideal for Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Leicester & Lincoln

Situated on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir with outstanding views on a quiet lane within over 21 acres of paddocks and grounds, a rare opportunity to acquire a four bedroom detached family home with four reception rooms together with a stunning range of single and two storey barns around a courtyard together with a separate range of buildings and pole barn with planning consent for two independent separate dwellings, both capable of being sold within extensive grounds and paddocks and with open views. This fascinating project would be ideal for extended families, developers or those wishing to convert properties for their own occupation and planning consent has been granted with both the barn conversion and the new dwelling each offering over 4,000 sqft of accommodation.

The Property Sycamore Lodge comprises an attractive four bedroom family home with four reception rooms and a stunning range of 1750s barns and outbuildings all surrounded by over 20 acres of paddocks and gardens. Having been occupied by the current owners for many years, planning consent has been granted in January 2020 for a separate access to a superb conversion of the existing barns and a further separate access to a new dwelling to be constructed on the site of a range of workshops and pole barn. The project will therefore offer the existing house and two substantial new dwellings with the ability for all to having ownership of the surrounding paddocks. The project will ideally suit those wishing to live in the farmhouse whilst they carry out the conversions for their own occupation or for commercial reasons. Planning consent was granted on 20 January 2020, application number 19/02868/FUL. The current owners have sought various amendments which are currently under consideration by the local planning authority as they had intended to retain one of the dwellings for their own occupation but have now decided to offer the property for sale in its entirety. The amendments include a division of the second drive to create independent accesses for all three dwellings and may include a two storey addition to the barn being moved from the east to the west side of the courtyard. The property occupies a truly stunning location on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir with outstanding views and is ring-fenced by gardens and paddocks, thus providing the three proposed dwellings with independent access, stunning open views and the prospect of ownership of the surrounding paddocks. In all, a rare opportunity to acquire a fascinating and individual home, ideal for development, home business use or extended families or to develop as three separate dwellings for resale.

Accommodation The property is entered via glazed double doors into:

Reception Hall With stairs to first floor, ceramic tiled flooring, uPVC double glazed window, radiator and off:

Downstairs Shower Room/Utility Room With fully tiled shower cubicle, sink and low level WC, tiled worktop, stripped pine door, plumbing for washing machine, pine and base cupboards and eye level cupboard.

Drawing Room23'6" x 14'4" (7.16m x 4.37m). With recessed open fronted fireplace with marble surround and matching hearth, radiator, stripped pine door, uPVC double glazed window to front and French door, full height side windows to rear. This room is also currently used as a living/dining room.

Fitted Dining Kitchen17'11" x 12'2" (5.46m x 3.7m). With a range of pine fronted units with granite work surfacing comprising a double bowl single drainer sink, ranges of granite work surfacing with base cupboards under in pine, full height unit and eye level unit, tiled splashbacks, Belling Range style cooker, twin ovens, grill, four ring ceramic hob, warming plate and conventional electric hob, tiled splashbacks, two sealed double glazed windows overlooking front gardens, plumbing for a dishwasher or washing machine, space for fridge, stripped pine door, full height pantry unit with shelving and off:

Sitting Room18'11" x 12'2" (5.77m x 3.7m). With open fronted fireplace with hearth, pine wood strip flooring, sealed double glazed French door with full height side windows opening onto front garden, two radiators, stripped pine door and built-in book shelving.

Sun Lounge13'1" x 13' (4m x 3.96m). With two double radiators, full height double glazed picture windows to side and rear, stripped pine door, pine clad ceiling and double doors to:

Study12'4" x 9'10" (3.76m x 3m). With cupboard under stairs, radiator, stripped pine door and also glazed double doors to sun lounge.

On the First Floor Approached via a staircase from the reception hall:

Split Level First Floor Landing With window to rear and off:

Bedroom One13'5" x 12'4" (4.1m x 3.76m). With radiator, uPVC sealed double glazed window overlooking the side gardens and paddocks, built-in double, stripped pine door and single hanging wardrobes and storage in the roof eaves.

En-suite Shower Room With a three piece suite (currently not fitted).

Bathroom With a three piece suite comprising panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level WC, part tiling, stripped pine door and built-in cupboard off.

Bedroom Two19'1" x 12'2" (5.82m x 3.7m). A delightful room with double aspect, sealed double glazed windows to both front and rear, built-in double storage cupboard and double hanging wardrobe, stripped pine door, stripped pine flooring and ornate cast iron open fronted fireplace.

Bedroom Three12'4" x 9' (3.76m x 2.74m). With radiator, stripped pine door, sealed double glazed window overlooking the front gardens and open views beyond.

Bedroom Four9'1" x 8'11" (2.77m x 2.72m). With double hanging wardrobe, radiator, stripped pine door, uPVC sealed double glazed window overlooking front gardens with open views beyond.

Agents Note The new 'A rated' boiler was fitted after the EPC was carried out.

Outside A particular feature of the property is its stunning rural location off this quiet lane. A sweeping gravel driveway leads into the side of the property with deep flowering borders packed with shrubs, plants and trees which leads into the side providing hardstanding for a large number of vehicles and leading in turn to a garage block comprising of:

Triple Garage31'4" maximum x 22'4" (9.55m maximum x 6.8m). Being L-shaped and providing storage for three vehicles, fitted light and power, 3 Phase Power, twin up and over doors.

Adjacent Open Bay Car Port With arches providing hardstanding for two large vehicles. This building opens to the side to:

Adjacent Pole Barn Having planning consent for conversion (please see later)

Access also off the car port leads to:

Superb Workshop31'8" x 22' (9.65m x 6.7m). With fitted light and power.

Beyond which:

Further Single Storey Barn/Store Room19'8" x 21' (6m x 6.4m). This barn, the adjacent workshop and open bay garage and pole barn form the basis of the second residential dwelling (see later).

The Gardens The extensive garden grounds are stunning, predominantly laid to shaped lawn and extend to the front, side and rear of the property. The front and side gardens being enclosed by mature hedge with deep flowering borders, with an impressive variety of shrubs, plants and trees. A second driveway leads into the side of Sycamore Lodge which is tree lined and flanked by deep borders and lawn which leads past Sycamore Lodge and will provide an impressive second access to both the exiting housing and to the substantial further barn conversion at the rear. The gardens are extremely well stocked and the whole enjoys spectacular views over adjacent paddocks and open countryside beyond.

Traditional Barns for Conversion and Building Plot To the rear of the property is a most impressive two storey height traditional brick barn with a range of attached single storey wings around a courtyard for which planning consent has been granted to convert both the main barn and adjacent single storey elements into a substantial family home offering over 4,000 sqft of accommodation. Amendments have been discussed with the Local Authority to relocate the two storey section to the other side of the courtyard so as to have less impact on the adjacent plot. The barn will also potentially enjoy its own private access and has outstanding views to the rear onto adjacent paddocks which belong to the property and over open countryside beyond. A full set of plans is available on the Rushcliffe Borough Council planning portal, application number 19/02868/FUL. Other amendments are also being discussed and as soon as these plans are available they can be provided upon request. Immediately to the rear of the barn are further lawned areas and a range of attractive mature trees.

Plot 2 The second building plot which also has planning consent is the aforementioned former pole barn, double bay car port and adjacent workshop and buildings for which planning permission has also been received to create a further dwelling with adjacent garage and room above, offering once again, over 4,000 sqft of accommodation. All three properties are surrounded by extensive paddocks, the whole extending to over 20 acres and therefore the purchaser has the option of dividing the paddocks amongst the three properties and interpreting the development in a number of different ways. Being ring-fenced by its land, the property sits right in the centre of the plot and therefore with the two separate access opportunities will create a stunning development of three highly individual homes with east facing views over the entire Vale of Belvoir. In all, an exciting and interesting development project either for those wishing to live in the main house whilst converting the barns or for developers or those wishing to create annexed accommodation for extended families or businesses or to provide a letting opportunity for residential or commercial use (subject to any necessary consents/approvals).

Basic Payment Scheme The property is a registered small holding and the land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic Payment Scheme. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be included in the sale. The land has its unique country/parish/holding (CPH) number for the keeping of livestock.

Property Ref: 55639_BNT180972


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