5 Bottom Lane, Stoke Albany is tucked down a quiet lane bordering open countryside. Stoke Albany is a delightful Welland Valley village on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border. There is a pub with restaurant, a children's playground and the nearby village of Wilbarston provides further amenities such as a school, shop and Post Office. The town of Market Harborough is about five miles away and offers a superb range of shops and restaurants as well as a fast rail connection to London St Pancras. The A14, M1 and M6 are all easily reached.
There is good private and state schooling available nearby. Of particular note are Maidwell Hall, Spratton Hall and Stoneygate, Uppingham, Oakham and Leicester Grammar.
5 Bottom lane is a modern but charming family home, tastefully built to include a mix of brick and stone it fits perfectly into the look and feel of the popular village of Stoke Albany. The house has many interesting features to include large bay window seats, exposed interior brick wall and a garden to 3 sides. It also has a larger than normal utility room and downstairs office/playroom that lends itself to being converted to a downstairs bedroom with bathroom and still leaving plenty of room for the utility.
A brick-built porch with decked floor leads on to a spacious hallway with a wall of exposed brick and part glazed wall which allows light to flood into the house.
The hallway leads on to the live-in kitchen with its tiled floor,
two-tone wooden wall and base units, mixture of solid oak and granite work tops, Range Master cooker, built in microwave and dishwasher and double Belfast sink. The kitchen is a good size and allows ample room for a dining table and further seating area. There is also a delightful bay window seat. The kitchen has a set of patio doors that lead out to the right-hand side of the garden and also a further set of doors leading into an ornate conservatory with doors to the central part of the garden.
The kitchen leads through to a rear boot room with a further door to the garden.
There is also a large utility room with a selection of cupboards, sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. This room is larger than average and as such lends itself to be converted to a downstairs bathroom while still leaving plenty of room for a good-sized utility.
Leading off the utility room is a home office/playroom with access through into the double garage and patio doors out onto the front courtyard. This could well be used as a further ground floor double bedroom if required. Combined with converting the utility this could provide for a separate 1-bedroom annexe.
Off the entrance hall is a good-sized sitting room with log burner, bay window seat and patio doors out onto the front courtyard.
There is also a downstairs WC.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom with bathroom en suite, two double bedrooms, one with a fitted wardrobe and dressing table and a further single bedroom. All of the first-floor rooms are bright and airy with good sized windows.
The family bathroom has recently been refurbished and includes roll top bath with waterfall shower above, panelled walls, tiled floor and tiled area around the bath.
Gardens and grounds
The property is approached via a quiet lane on to the gravelled driveway with parking for approximately 5 cars. Wrapping around the graveled courtyard is a mixture of mature trees, shrubs and bushes. There is also a double stone-built garage.
The garden forms a particular feature for the property and is well landscaped to include a mix of lawn and well-established shrubs, herbaceous perennials, flowers and trees such as sweet chestnut, silver birch and laurels. There are also three patio sections that lend themselves to alfresco dining. To one side of the garden lies a further vehicle access into the property by means of a single-track entrance off Chapel Lane.
To the front of the property is an enclosed courtyard providing a further seating area. This can be access directly from the sitting room, the home office and the front door.
Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired central heating.
None of the services or appliances, heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agent
Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale, unless otherwise stated. Some may be available by separate negotiation.
From Market Harborough take the A427 through Dingley and Brampton Ash. Bear left into Stoke Albany and left again by the White Horse Inn heading down on the Ashley road. Bottom lane is located on the left just before exiting the village. Number 5 Bottom lane is located right at the top of the lane.
House For Sale5, Bottom Lane, Stoke Albany, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire
Guide price £550,000 Sold
A delightful, well proportioned family home with flexible accommodation
- Live-in kitchen
- Separate utility and downstairs W.C
- Sitting room with French doors out to courtyard garden
- Office/playroom, opening onto courtyard
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Two further double bedrooms, and a single bedroom
- Family bathroom with roll top bath and shower
- Double garage and ample parking
- Mature, well-tended gardens and front courtyard seating area
- Private, village location