Middleton is a popular Welland Valley village on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, providing a strong local community. There are lovely walks in open countryside from the door and East Carlton Country Park is on the edge of the village. Together, with neighbouring village Cottingham you will find a wide array of amenities including two pubs, a village store and coffee house, a village hall and primary school. The village is situated between the lovely market towns of Uppingham to the North and Market Harborough to the West, both providing a range of boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Nearby Corby provides a range of excellent amenities including a wide range of shops, a cinema, theatre, gyms and a swimming pool. Mainline trains into London and the North can also be reached from Market Harborough, Corby, Leicester and Kettering.
The Maltings, 34 Main Street is a striking and comfortable period stone home formed by combining a double fronted stone cottage with an adjoining barn. Previously thought to have been a pub, The Maltings has been restored to a really high standard and with its expansive accommodation, it is the home that just keeps giving.
This property offers exceptional space with a wide variety of original features, beautifully retained. The property can be approached from the main street or via the driveway to the rear and the dual access and layout of the home also allows the potential of dividing it into a 3-bed family home and striking 2 bed annexe, B&B or workspace.
The entrance hall to the front of the house is spacious and bright and has a quarry tiled floor and oak staircase. There is a reception room to the left, with built in solid wood units and working fireplace. Further down the hall is a formal dining room with window seat and beautiful brick fireplace with inset log burner. A fitted bookcase lines the wall from the dining room to the large and comfy sitting room. The sitting room forms the oldest part of the house, dating back to the 1600's and is oozing character with its exposed beams, exposed stone wall, inglenook fireplace and window seats. A door leads out onto the south facing patio.
The breakfast kitchen is simply beautiful with its exposed stone wall and travertine floor. The windows to two aspects , patio door and lantern light make the room very light and airy. It is well-appointed with a selection of solid wooden units and oak worktop. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge, Rangemaster cooker and space for a breakfast table. A stable door leads out to the South facing patio and garden.
A further hallway accommodates a selection of coat and shoe cupboards with a WC off and further access to the garden.
This leads to a striking utility room, which is well appointed with generous storage in extensive wooden cupboards with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a ceiling mounted drying rack This large space could easily be converted into a second kitchen should an annexe or B&B be required and with this in mind a first fix is in place for a cooker. There is a door to the garden from here via a porch. Further down the hall is a family bathroom with travertine floor and wall tiles, bath and separate walk in shower. Next door is a good-sized double room, used currently for business but ideal as a downstairs bedroom.
The final downstairs room is a real focal point of the house with its apex ceiling, glass wall, exposed beams and access to the garden. A room large enough for relaxing and dining and ideal for parties. Stairs lead up to another very large, light and airy room with a fireplace, Velux windows and exposed beams, currently a further sitting room but ideal for another bedroom(s). There is a connecting door with a short linking corridor from this room to the family bathroom on the first floor, but this could be locked to accommodate conversion to an annexe, B&B or workspace.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom is of a good size, with a charming, period stone lintel over the fireplace and a section of exposed stone. It has a selection of fitted furniture, two window seats and ensuite shower room. There are two further good sized double bedrooms with window seats giving views across the village and the valley, one with fitted wardrobes, and a large family bathroom with windows to two aspects, a free-standing bath, airing cupboard and large walk in shower cubicle.
The ceiling heights in all rooms are surprisingly high, given the age of the property and all windows are double glazed with those to the front of the house on the ground floor benefiting from plantain shutters.
The front of the house is encased with an abundance of colourful plants and bushes. The rear garden faces south and is peaceful and secluded. It has been professionally landscaped and consists of a paved terrace that runs the width of the home and a lawned area with steppingstone. Lavender lines the gravelled parking area for approximately 6 cars and there are two further raised lawned areas. There are stone and sleeper planters offering a selection of plants and vegetables. There is a private shared driveway with gated access to the garden / parking and a large storage room, with mezzanine to accommodate garden storage.
House For SaleThe Maltings, 34, Main Street, Middleton, Market Harborough
Guide price £725,000 Sold
Striking and spacious, 5 bedroom stone home with potential to divide to form a 2 bedroom annexe or B&B
- Sitting Room, dining room, snug/study/office
- Kitchen/breakfast room opening onto patio
- Large utility room, guest cloakroom
- Master bedroom with en suite shower room
- Four further really generous double bedrooms
- and two bathrooms.
- Double height studio reception room and
- additional sitting room/fifth bedroom
- Potential to divide to form a valuable B&B letting
- unit, annexe or work space
- Delightful gardens and patio, ample parking, and
- garden store