Wayside Farm commands a prominent position on Welford Road. It is surrounded by open countryside on all sides yet stands just one kilometre from Wigston on the southern outskirts of Leicester. Leicester is a thriving multi-cultural city with a wonderful selection of shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and sporting options. Market Harborough just 13 miles to the south is a popular market town with a wide range of independent shops, and services. Local schools are excellent and include Great Glen, Stoneygate, and Leicester Grammar.
There is a fast and regular train service from Leicester to London
St Pancras in approximately 1hr 30mins, or from Market Harborough in around an hour. Road communications are also excellent with the M1/M69 junction 21 just 6 miles away.
Wayside Farm was built to an exceptionally high standard by the current owners some 12 years ago and has since been well maintained. It is of red brick construction under a clay tiled roof. The house has been laid out on an expansive scale with very large entertaining spaces, including a huge sitting room linked by
double doors to both the dining room and the outstanding kitchen/living room. Top quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout including oak doors on the ground floor, chrome door furniture, coved ceiling cornices, dado rails and UPVC double glazed windows. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor with separate controls for all rooms and most rooms have a double aspect making them exceptionally bright and affording outstanding views across the grounds. All rooms have a tv point, and the entire property is monitored by a CCTV system.
The stables and outbuildings are of a similar calibre, and no expense has been spared in their construction. They are a perfect complement to the principal house providing guest accommodation and further entertaining space in the huge games room. The loose boxes are equipped to the very highest standards, and measure approximately 12ft by 12ft each.
Half glazed double doors open onto the spacious entrance hall, which features a beautiful oak staircase. Double doors lead to a well-proportioned dining room which opens directly onto the enormous drawing room; a wonderful entertaining space, with
bi-fold doors onto a west facing block paved patio. Double doors open onto a conservatory with outstanding views over the garden and grounds, and another doorway leads through to the kitchen.
Off the inner hallway is a guest cloakroom, through to a lobby with heating control cupboard and onto a study with ample room for 2 desks and views across the front drive.
The kitchen/living room is a particular feature of the house and combines separate living and kitchen spaces to form the ultimate family room. The sitting area is to the front of the house with the kitchen to the rear overlooking the gardens and stable yard. There is a vast granite topped breakfast bar with seating for 10 along three sides. There are two sinks and ample wall and floor units for storage, incorporating Neff oven, warming drawer, and microwave, and three dressers, one with a drinks fridge and glass cupboards above, one with fridge, freezer, coffee machine and tv recess .There is a Rangemaster electric range with extractor hood over.
The first floor landing has a sitting area with space for a sofa, and the four principal bedrooms all occupy corner positions giving them a double aspect with outstanding views. All the bedrooms have an ensuite bath/shower room and the master suite is particularly magnificent with a west facing balcony, a beautifully fitted dressing room, fitted dressing table and two large ranges of fitted wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom is equally opulent and has a bath with separate shower cubicle, twin basins in a vanity unit and wc.
On the second floor is a further bedroom suite with twin children's bedroom, separate sitting area and ensuite bathroom.
Gardens, grounds & outbuildings
Wayside farm is approached through a wide entrance with brick gateway and electric wrought iron gates. To the front of the house is a wide tarmac parking area around a central block paved circle, and double gates lead off to a separate parking area with space for several horse boxes. The garden is laid out to the west of the house with a block paved patio approached from the sitting room and conservatory. There is a lawned area beyond flanked by borders and having a garden shed to one end.
The annexe and garage bock are to the north of the house, with the stable yard beyond. The triple garage has three electronic up and over door and space for upto four cars. There is a utility room off and stairs lead up to a superb first floor games room with ample space for a full size snooker table, and a separate sitting/TV area.
There is a spacious office with door opening onto the stable yard and space for 4 desks and a kitchenette with WC off.
The stables have been built with the same meticulous attention to detail as the accommodation in the house. They are built of the same material, with a clock tower and weather vane providing architectural interest. There is a run of nine spacious loose boxes opening onto a covered walkway with a central feed store and tack room and a fine concrete yard beyond. A loft runs the entire length of the stable building with trap door access panels into the boxes below. Electricity and water are connected to the entire block and there is access through two sliding doors to the paddocks behind.
The manège measures 60m X 30m with all weather surface, post and rail fencing and kick boards. A walkway leads through to a kennel compound with two containers and a secure outside exercise area.
A series of three holding pens surrounds the stable block which in turn opens onto the six paddocks which are all level and well fenced. The total area extends to approximately 41 acres, but we understand the owner would be prepared to sell the property with a smaller parcel of land subject to successful negotiations.
The guest annexe provides self contained accommodation ideal for a relative, with a ground floor sitting room with open plan kitchen and separate bathroom. On the first floor is a double bedroom with ample cupboards.
The land is subject to an overage clause whereby 50% of any uplift in value with the benefit of planning consent being granted for any non-agricultural or equestrian use within a period of 80 years from June 2007 will be payable to a previous owner. We understand that this excludes the house and yard. Further information is available from the selling agent
From Wigston take the A5199, Welford Road passing through Kilby Bridge, the property can be found on the right hand side just after Kilby Bridge.
Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves
The property is sold subject to or with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Farm House For SaleWayside Farm, Welford Road, Kilby, Leicestershire
Guide price £2,225,000
A luxurious modern equestrian property with fantastic stabling and up to 41 acres (smaller acreage available)
- Three outstanding reception rooms
- Large live-in kitchen
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
- Quadruple garage block with utility room
- Paddocks and grounds extending to about 41 acres.
- Games room, self-contained guest cottage.
- Paddocks and grounds extending to about 41 acres. Also available with less land subject to negotiation
- Office suite (formerly tack room)
- 9 stables, tack room, ancillary offices and stores, kennel compound
- 60m X 30m manège.
- Ample hard standing for parking