Walton is a rural Leicestershire village nestled in a secluded part of the county. It is a friendly, sociable village with a working village hall offering group exercise classes, mother and toddler groups, social events and beavers. There is also a local pub and playground/playing field not far from Walton House. Allotments are also available to rent, in fact the current owner of Walton house enjoys one. In the neighbouring village of Kimcote (about 1 mile away) there is a church. There are good local shopping and leisure facilities at nearby Lutterworth and Market Harborough.
Communication links are very good. Access to the M1 (junction 20) is about 4 miles and access to the A14 east/west link is about 8 miles. By rail, London St Pancras is approximately 1 hour from Market Harborough and London Euston is less than 1 hour from Rugby. East Midlands, Birmingham and Luton airports are all very accessible.Educational facilities are available in Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Leicester and Rugby. The local Primary is Gilmorton, which has recently been rated as “good” by Ofsted. Further schooling includes Bilton Grange, Leicester Grammar, Princethorpe College, Rugby School, and Lutterworth College.
Walton House is a beautiful period home set nicely in the centre of the village and within easy walking distance of the much renowned public house the Dog and Gun. The home was originally two separate working men’s cottages that were combined to make for spacious family living. It is of brick construction, painted white, under a tiled roof and dates back to approximately late 1800’s.
All the rooms are spacious with good ceiling heights throughout. To the side of the home is a large, gravelled forecourt with ample parking and space for a garage subject to planning permission. The current owners have looked after the home meticulously and as such you’ll find a nice mixture of period character and modern facilities.
The home benefits from a private garden which has been tastefully landscaped to provide a lovely mixture of lawn, patio and vibrant, mature perennials.
To the front of the home, you will find the front door and also the cart access which leads through to the rear garden and is currently used as a superb garden store. The current owners have a tendency to use the side entrance as it leads nicely off their drive to the boot room which is ideal for kicking off your shoes before entering the lovely live in family kitchen.
The front door leads to a small entrance hall with Victorian tiled floor, staircase, further inner hallway and doors to the reception rooms.
At the hub of the home is the live-in family kitchen, which is divided by an island/breakfast bar into separate cooking and dining areas. It is well fitted with wall and floor cupboards and includes integrated appliances and a freestanding Technik electric range cooker. The dining area has ample space for a large table and dresser or occasional chairs. French doors lead out to the rear garden.
The adjacent utility room has plumbing for washing machine and dryer and houses the oil central heating boiler. There are three generous reception rooms off the entrance hall: the formal dining room, the snug/family room and the spacious sitting room. The snug has a solid wooden floor, is bright and airy and still has its period fireplace, in working order.
The dining room also has an original working fireplace, and the sitting room has a lovely, newly-installed log burner and door out to the garden. Both the dining room and sitting room are carpeted.
On the first floor you will find the generous and lavish master suite, which includes a large master bedroom, substantial dressing room and an ensuite shower room. The dressing room is such a significant size that it could second as a 5th bedroom, an adjoining nursery, office or even a first floor sitting room for the master suite. There are three further bedrooms, all large doubles and a well-appointed family bathroom that looks brand new.
Although dating back to the 1800s, the home has been beautifully maintained and tastefully updated, keeping the character but giving you all the home comforts of modern day. The best of both worlds combined.
To the side of the home is a gated and walled, private parking area for approx. 5-6 cars. With a small hedge lined herb garden and the side porch/boot room.
The rear garden is approached from several of the ground floor rooms and consists of a beautifully landscaped snail shaped lawned area, high and low patios to follow the sun throughout the day, a small wild pond, fruit trees and a vibrant array of country cottage perennials. The garden is bright and sunny and beautifully maintained. The boundary wall, hedge and fence give great privacy.
House For SaleWalton House, The Cross, Walton, Lutterworth
Offers Over £600,000 Sold
A beautiful period family home with spacious accommodation and stunning gardens
- Ideal village location
- Family kitchen with island, integrated appliances, and room for a table
- Separate utility room and guest cloakroom and boot room
- Formal dining room with working fire
- Sitting room with log burner and door to the garden, snug
- Master suite including large bedroom, en suite shower room and dressing room which could also second as another bedroom
- 3 Further double bedrooms and family bathroom
- Beautifully landscaped cottage garden
- Ample parking for approx. 6 cars