Medbourne is an unspoiled traditional English village in the heart of the Welland Valley . The village is truly picturesque with many charming ironstone properties, mature trees and a stream running through the centre. This delightful village also offers an excellent range of facilities.
As well as a great village store and post office there is the highly popular pub, The Nevill Arms which includes restaurant and café. There is also an active sports centre with tennis and cricket club and village hall with daily pre-school. In the centre of the village is the pretty church. Surrounding the village are some really wonderful rural walks and bridle ways, including at nearby Nevill Holt where the award winning summer Opera Festival is gaining national recognition.
Also nearby there is some excellent fly fishing to be had at Eyebrook Reservoir and Rutland Water.
Nearby Market Harborough offers a superb range of shopping and leisure facilities including supermarkets, bespoke shops as well as a sports centre and theatre. A mainline train station operates from Market Harborough with services to London St. Pancras taking approximately 60 minutes.
Schooling in the area is excellent with primary in Bringhurst and Hallaton, and secondary in Uppingham. There are also many choices of independent schools including Oakham, Uppingham, Leicester Grammar, Oundle and Stamford.
Sundial House is a charming family home which has been improved and extended over the years and now provides spacious and flexible accommodation with an informal open plan feel. All the rooms are particularly well proportioned and many have a bright double aspect. It is of brick construction under a Welsh slate roof, and there are some very useful outbuildings in the grounds including a beautifully converted garden room and a large barn dating back to the 1920’s which is ideal for conversion to a number of uses, subject to the necessary planning consents including annexe, office, or workshop.
The front door opens with tiled floor splitting off into the kitchen and separate utility room. The kitchen is a lovely feature divided into a working space and breakfast dining area with terracotta tiled floor. The kitchen comprises of handmade wall and floor units, Belfast sink, Baumatic halogen hob, double oven, larder cupboard with integral carousel and integrated wine rack. There is also a small wine store. It is an ideal environment for relaxed entertaining.
The sitting room / formal dining area which overlooks the rear garden and has ample space for eating and relaxing. It features a handsome stone fireplace with wood burner, exposed stone wall, patio doors to the garden and several large windows. The utility room features floor and wall units, sink, space for washing machine and separate dryer and housed Gloworm gas boiler. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and stairs to the first floor
On the first floor a landing runs the length of the house off which all the bedrooms are approached. The master bedroom is at one end and is extremely well proportioned with a large bow window seat allowing lovely views of the village and surrounding countryside. It has a built in recessed display unit and walk in dressing cupboard. The en suite shower room has been recently refurbished with walk in cubicle, basin, wc, heated towel rail and airing cupboard.
There are two further double rooms, one with fitted wardrobes and a good sized single. Each bedroom has built in storage space. All share the family bathroom which has a panelled bath, basin and wc.
Grounds and gardens
The gardens are laid out on two sides of the house providing two distinct sunny spaces, both consisting mainly of well-maintained lawned areas flanked by walls and mature hedges.. The large barn forms the Southern boundary. It measures approximately 33 feet x 15 feet (10m x 4m) and is of brick construction under a welsh slate roof with a solid concrete base. It is currently used as a double garage with workshop and storage area but is ideal for conversion to a number of different uses including annexe, office or workshop subject to the necessary planning consent.
There is a lovely garden room at one end of the barn with tiled floor and part stone, part plastered walls with ceiling spotlights and electric points. There are fully opening glazed doors to a lovely raised south-facing sun terrace which is fully paved and provides an ideal spot to enjoy the evening sun.
There is a separate stone walled, gravelled parking area off Old Holt Road with space for several cars.
House For SaleSundial House, 2, Old Holt Road, Medbourne, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16
Guide price £699,000
A charming family home set in delightful private gardens with a large barn in the centre of this ever-popular Leicestershire village.
- Open plan kitchen/dining room
- Double sized reception room with open fireplace
- Utility room, Guest WC
- Master bedroom with en suite shower room
- Three further bedrooms, family bathroom
- Garden room
- Large brick built barn/garage with scope for conversion STPP
- Delightful private gardens with separate parking spaces for several cars
- Full length loft