The beautiful village of Sutton Bassett lies three miles east of Market Harborough looking over the Welland valley towards Great Bowden. This thriving village has a strong sense of community, parish Church and public house (currently closed).
The Church of All Saints, parts of which date back to Norman times, was built as an annexe to St. Mary's Church, Weston by Welland, and is unusual in that it has no graveyard. It has a double bell tower, which held only one bell until the year 2000 when village residents raised the necessary funds to have a second bell added to celebrate the millennium.
Directly surrounding the village are some really wonderful rural walks and bridal ways and the neighbouring village of Weston by Welland has an excellent pub, the Wheel and Compass.
There's a farm shop at Ashley, while Medbourne has a village shop and post office and a thriving sports club and Nevill Holt offers a nationally recognised, award winning Opera.
Nearby Market Harborough offers an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities, including the theatre. There is a main line train service to London St Pancras taking just over the hour and to Leicester and the north.
The Coach House is a charming double fronted stone-built cottage set within the desirable village of Sutton Bassett. Dating back approximately 280 years and formally used as the coach house to The Manor, it contains a mix of original features and modern touches bringing together the best of both worlds.
The garden which is walled on all sides has been beautifully maintained and must be seen to be appreciated.
The front door opens onto a hallway which has access to the downstairs WC and leads into the cosy snug with an attractive inglenook fireplace ,with multi fuel heater, and views over the courtyard. There's an inner hallway which joins the other rooms of the house and includes stairs to the first floor.
A further sitting room with feature fire surround and front aspect window provides another welcoming area to relax in.
The live-in kitchen has fully fitted Alexander Lewis units to all sides and includes an array of integrated appliances to include Sharpe dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric Aga and Belfast Sink.
The breakfast/dining area occupies a conservatory style addition to the house allowing light to flood in. It has under floor heating and a patio door to the courtyard.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom with fitted furniture and shower room en suite. A further double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a single room/study and a family bathroom
Gardens and grounds
The gardens and parking are accessed via wooden entrance gates leading to a walled gravelled courtyard with double garage and patio area. There is a utility room located through the double garage.
The main family garden is through a wrought iron gate under an archway in the stone wall, enhanced by a mature wisteria tree providing a secret garden feel.
The ' secret garden' is also fully walled and laid mainly to lawn, with mature shrubs, trees and flowers to include penstemon, witch hazel, hardy geraniums, peonies, poppies and many more.
There is a magnificent brick-built workshop which is fully powered, offering versatility to include but not limited to; home office, gym, playhouse.
A section of the garden is dedicated to fruit trees providing; pears, plum and raspberries and a well-tended vegetable patch.
In addition, there is a greenhouse with heating, plumbing and a hot bed. A cold frame and a pond with running water feature, and a selection of Goldfish.
House For SaleThe Coach House, 24, Main Street, Sutton Bassett, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire
Guide price £475,000
A charming double fronted stone cottage with secret garden in convenient village location.
- Kitchen/breakfast room.
- Sitting room, Snug
- Hallway, downstairs WC
- Master bedroom with shower room
- 2 further bedrooms with fitted wardrobes
- Family bathroom
- Double garage, utility room,
- Courtyard and ample parking
- Secret rear garden with pond and patio area,
- Green house, garden shed,
- Excellent workshop