The Old Homestead sits in the heart of this thriving village in a commanding position on Lutterworth Road. Gilmorton is particularly well serviced with a thriving Church of England Primary school, three public houses, a Post Office and general store, and a village hall. There is also a sports pavilion, park, tennis courts and an outdoor gymnasium It is just 3 miles from Lutterworth, and 12 miles from Market Harborough both of which provide excellent shopping facilities.
The village is ideally situated for easy access to the motorway network at Junction 20 or 21 of the M1. There are excellent train
services from Rugby to London Euston in just under 50 minutes, and from Market Harborough to London St. Pancras in one hour.
The Old Homestead is a beautifully symmetrical three storey red brick Georgian house under a slate roof, with an extensive and extremely flexible series of beautiful old outbuildings.
It has been faithfully conserved by the existing owners who have occupied the house for two generations. While it is likely that the next owners will wish to carry out some extensive repairs,
particularly to the outbuildings, the main house is extremely comfortable. It features some wonderful period details including finely molded architraves and doors, ceiling cornices, deep skirting boards, original built in cupboards and tiled or boarded floors. The principal rooms are all elegantly proportioned with high ceilings and sash windows.
The extensive adjoining outbuildings could either be converted to provide supplementary accommodation to the house or a self- contained annexe, or office subject to the necessary consents.
All are arranged around a very attractive courtyard garden.
The principal section of the house offers two excellent reception rooms and a breakfast kitchen, with three first floor bedrooms and two bathrooms, and three second floor bedrooms.
The Old Homestead stands behind a pretty front garden, with a low retaining wall and is entered along a flagstone path via a fine canopied entrance porch with semi-circular step and a handsome six panelled front door with rectangular glazed lozenge over.
The entrance hall has a black and red quarry tiled floor, and an elegant staircase with under stair storage cupboard. The drawing room is beautifully proportioned with two arched display alcoves flanking a marble fireplace, large sash window and coved ceiling cornice and central rose.
The dining room mirrors the drawing room being off the entrance hall and with a south facing sash window. It is similarly proportioned with a finely detailed built in china cupboard. There is a door through to an inner lobby, giving access to the cellar and a guest cloakroom, with the kitchen beyond.
The kitchen/breakfast room is in an apparently older part of the house with a quarry tiled floor and extensive fitted wall and floor units incorporating Neff fridge and separate freezer, Neff oven and 4 ring ceramic hob. There is space for a washing machine and dishwasher. To one end is a dining area and a built-in pantry or household cupboard. A door leads to a secondary staircase to the first floor.
The two principal bedrooms are approached from the main staircase landing and are both extremely elegant south facing rooms. In between is a bathroom with panelled bath with shower over, basin, wc and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
A second door from bedroom 2 leads to a small landing and through to bedroom 3, which has another finely detailed built in cupboard. Bathroom 2 is also off the inner landing and has bath, basin and wc.. A connecting door also leads through to the back staircase with two really large interconnecting double rooms, suitable for conversion to a number of uses, subject to the necessary consents.
On the second floor, approached via the main staircase are two more double rooms and a single bedroom or study.
Gardens and grounds
To the rear of the house is a pretty enclosed courtyard garden, with a central lawn flanked by cobbled walkways and a mature flower border with a good range of shrubs and climbers including hydrangea, cotoneaster, jasmine, roses, and ivy. In the north eastern corner is the sunroom which provides a delightful dining area and opens directly onto a west facing raised patio area.
There is a useful brick-built garden store with double doors providing good storage space. Next door is the former laundry with a brick floor and wide brick fireplace, there is also a connecting door to the extensive workshop which has two windows overlooking Lutterworth Road.
The courtyard is approached from the street through a wide brick archway with wooden bressumer beam and double boarded doors, under the archway is parking space for 1-2 cars.
On the eastern side of the courtyard is a spacious garden room which also houses the boiler. It is therefore an ideal space to over winter tender plants. A door opens onto a further secluded area screen from the main garden by 3 brick arches. There is a side gate leading though a small additional area of front/side garden adjacent to Lynmouth Drive.
From Husbands Bosworth head west on the A4304 though North Kilworth turn right onto Kilworth Road. Pass through Kimcote, and on entering Gilmorton, turn left onto Lutterworth Road after The Crown Inn. The Old Homestead will be seen after 125 yards on the right-hand side.
House For SaleThe Old Homestead, Lutterworth Road, Gilmorton, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Guide price £650,000 Sold
A beautiful, Grade II listed, predominantly Georgian home with an extensive range of outbuildings, standing in a prominent position in this popular village.