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Seven Oaks House, Newton Lane, Wigston, Leicestershire

Offers in Excess of £1,400,000 Sold

An impressive and hugely versatile property in an excellent location.

  • Generously proportioned and highly versatile accommodation
  • Situated in a secluded location surrounded by open countryside, yet close to the popular market town of Market Harborough and city of Leicester
  • Special architectural features both internally and externally
  • Eight/nine reception rooms, conservatory, five bedrooms
  • An extensive range of outbuildings
  • Potential to be developed into a wide variety of uses subject to securing appropriate planning consents
  • Two independent flats
  • Garaging and motor house, gardens
  • Extending in all to about 1.6 acres

Occupying a secluded location surrounded by open countryside, Seven Oaks Farm offers a rural lifestyle yet is superbly positioned for easy access to the popular market town of Market Harborough and Leicester, itself is a thriving and culturally diverse city with a rich heritage in sport, culture and industry. More local to the property, the village of Great Glen offers a great host of amenities including a Health Centre, Post Office, a primary school, library and public houses.

The area offers an excellent selection of schooling including Stoneygate, Leicester Grammar and Oakham. Rail services operate from both Leicester and Market Harborough, with services into London St Pancras International (journey time about one hour). There is good access to the east midlands motorway network.

Seven Oaks Farm is a substantial detached country house. The property has been developed from a Victorian farmhouse with a range of traditional farm buildings into an impressive property offering generously proportioned and highly versatile accommodation over two main floors. The house extends to about xx sqft. The property is principally of red brick construction under slate roofs and presents some very special architectural features both internally and externally. There are a variety of stone mullioned windows, stained glass, expertly crafted decorative lead work and a cupola clock. Internally, there are some very special fireplaces, galleried ceilings, flag stone flooring and oak flooring, and timber panelling. There are several doors linking the house to its gardens and courtyards.

The property has two independent flats and a vast range of outbuildings. The buildings would appear to present very good potential to be developed into a wide variety of uses subject to securing appropriate planning consents where required. In their current format, the buildings are utilised are garaging, a library, various garden stores and potting sheds, a gardener’s lodge and a leisure complex. In total, the property extends to about 1.6 acres.

Description Accommodation
The property is entered from the west wing, where there are four reception rooms and the dining kitchen on the ground floor. The first floor of this wing has three bedrooms and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom and a balcony.

In the central section of the property is a grand galleried dining hall and a room currently utilised as a private pub. The dining hall has full height stone mullion windows with stained and leaded glass and exposed brickwork. The pub has a Cathedral ceiling with exposed roof trusses and features a magnificent inglenook fireplace in reclaimed brick with wood burning stove. There is slate flooring throughout and a professional full width bar complete with optics, pumps and a wine chiller. A large door with windows opens on to an inner courtyard.

The east wing has its own separate entrance, but is fully linked to the rest of the house. It offers a sitting room, a hard wood conservatory, and an open plan section consisting of a galleried hall opening to a run of three interconnected rooms, with a final room that has been developed as a kitchen but has not yet been fitted out. A spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom suite. A separate staircase leads to a further bedroom.

Flat one
A studio flat with a bed/sitting room, a kitchenette and a shower room.

Flat two
A one bedroom flat with a dining kitchen, a sitting room and a bathroom.

The flats are connected by a wide first floor balcony and sit above garages.

Outbuildings and grounds
The Library building is a bespoke two storey structure created to house an extensive book collection. It has a flagstone floor, full height bookcases and a central wrought iron staircase leading to an octagonal viewing platform, with double glazed picture windows looking over open countryside. The building also has a bar area, a bathroom, and a yoga room.

The Gardener’s Lodge is a delightful structure with a Belfast sink set in an oak work surface, a fireplace and exposed oak beams. It overlooks an attractive kitchen garden with raised vegetable and flower beds and professional cold frames.

The Museum is a two-storey building consisting of a garage with a 3.5m high ceiling, full height roller shutter doors, sodium lighting and painted floor. This room is designed specifically to house a vehicle collection. Located off the main room is an inner lobby and cloakroom which leads through to a further garage. The first floor has a heating system and sodium lighting.
Beyond the museum is a walled leisure area with a timber sun deck around a Swim Current Pool. There is also a changing room/shower room with large wet room area and a sauna, which is situated within a separate building with Sawotec heater, built-in music system and a small orangery.

There is extensive garaging, a dog kennel, and an incredible variety of store rooms including a semi subterranean storage bunker. In all, the outbuildings offer xx sqft of space.
There are two hard landscaped courtyard garden areas with ornamental flagstone sun terraces, outside power and light and an outdoor fireplace enclosed by circular stone walling. Both the courtyard gardens provide completely private suntraps and the whole property is enclosed by 8' (2.45m) brick walling to all sides to provide privacy and security. The gardens show a wonderful range or mature trees and shrubs and there is a large semi-formal pond.

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