House For Sale

Hideaway Cottage, Farm Town Lane, Coleorton, Coalville

Guide price £595,000 Sold

A charming and characterful detached property dating from the 17th Century, having been much improved in recent years and enjoying fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.

  • Sitting room and dining room, each with a fireplace and exposed timbers
  • Breakfast kitchen with range
  • Snug with brick inglenook fireplace
  • Garden room with underfloor heating
  • Ground floor bedroom/study
  • Ground floor bathroom, utility room
  • First floor: Master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms with sink and WC
  • Modern shower room
  • Fabulous mature gardens extending to about 1 acre
  • Outbuildings, including underground garaging

Hideaway Cottage is situated within the small hamlet of Farm Town, a Conservation Area on the outskirts of the village of Coleorton. Coleorton is about a mile away and has a village shop and post office, public house, church and a primary school. The area is extremely well served by major roads including the M42, M1 and A50. East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are both within striking distance and direct rail services to London are
available from Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Tamworth, Derby and Birmingham International. Ashby de la Zouch is just 3 miles away and offers a wide range of everyday facilities and services and the charming town of Melbourne is just 5 miles to the north west. More extensive facilities can be found in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Birmingham. There are a number of well renowned schools within easy reach,
including Manor House School in Ashby, Grace Dieu Manor, Loughborough High and Grammar Schools, Foremarke Hall and Repton School. There are primary schools in Coleorton, Griffydam and Newbold Coleorton. Places of interest in the locality include Calke Abbey, Staunton Harold, Ashby Castle, Melbourne Hall, Conkers, Bosworth
Battlefield and Twycross Zoo. The nearest golf course is Willesley Park situated on the edge of Ashby de la Zouch.

Hideaway Cottage is a charming property with lots of character. The property is principally of stone and red brick construction with rendering on the rear extentions. It is believed to date from circa
1650 when it was a farm worker's cottage, but has been extensively extended in recent years to create a wonderful family home. Great care has been taken to preserve the character and
integrity of the original building, seamlessly blending the modern additions, with traditional features, such as exposed timbers and
brickwork, latch doors and a number of fireplaces throughout the property.
Brick steps within a raised terrace lead to an enclosed corner porch with stone floor and exposed stone walling. The front door leads through to the entrance hall and to a heavily beamed snug which has the original brick inglenook fireplace with attractive herringbone brickwork and bressumer, incorporating a log burning stove. A door leads through to an inner hallway providing access to the dining room, which has stairs rising to the first floor, having exposed stone walling and an attractive fireplace. This is a dual aspect room with double glazed leaded windows to the front and side of the property. The breakfast kitchen has an attractive stone floor and a range of oak cupboards complemented with
timber work surfaces and a Belfast sink. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and a Leisure Blanc cooking range within a brick and tiled surround. A half glazed stable door leads out to a
conservatory/boot room with access to the rear garden. There is a good sized sitting room with an open fireplace, having a fabulous brick and stone chimney breast and brick hearth. Large sliding glass doors open into a recently constructed
contemporary garden room which has underfloor heating, full length windows to two sides and a door leading out to the garden.
Remarkably the breakfast kitchen and sitting room are 21st century additions, but have been thoughtfully designed to blend effortlessly with the original part of the house. The western wing of the house is a single storey addition and comprises a bedroom/study, utility/laundry room and a generous bathroom with full height ceiling and exposed stone walling. This wing would be suitable for use as a separate guest suite or annexe if required (subject to the necessary consents).
Stairs rise from the dining room to the first floor landing. There are three good sized double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, one having an en suite shower room and two with WC and sink; the master bedroom is particularly spacious and has a full height pitched ceiling. A family shower room completes the first floor.

Gardens and grounds
A gravelled driveway at the front of the property provides parking space for several vehicles and continues around to the rear of the property where there is an underground double tandem garage
measuring about 32'5" x 15'4", built under the raised lawn area. Directly at the rear of the property there is a gravelled courtyard area with a paved walkway, a brick built circular planter and a
brick seating arbor with tiled canopy enclosed by a low wall. Outbuildings include a brick built, open fronted barn, having a tiled pitch roof and charming timber truss, providing good storage
space and further parking if required and an L-shaped store comprising outside WC, two stores and a workshop. There is a further brick built store at the front of the house. Steps lead up to fabulous gardens, bordered by well stocked
flower beds and shrubberies, interspersed by a variety of mature trees and overlooking the neighbouring farmland. Beyond the main garden there is a further lawn area with a vegetable garden, several fruit trees and soft fruit area producing a variety of fruits including apple, rhubarb, gooseberries, loganberries, raspberries
and blackcurrants. There is also a timber shed.
Adjoining the main garden and at the end of the driveway there is a further lawn area with a large pond and a wide selection of mature shrubs and trees. The gardens and grounds extend to about 1 acre in all.

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