Hungarton is a popular and friendly village sitting in some of Leicestershire's most attractive and peaceful rolling countryside, yet just 8 miles from Leicester. It has an excellent pub, a parish church, village hall, tennis court and play area. The nearby village of Billesdon offers a GP surgery, village shop and post office. Market Harborough offers excellent shopping facilities with a number of boutique shops, supermarkets, a theatre and a mainline railway connection to London St. Pancras.
Hartfield Cottage was converted from a series of former barns and byres and sits peacefully at the end of a shared drive in its own grounds extending to just under 4.5 acres The main house is of brick construction under a slate roof with an adjoining stable block and barns with potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents. The equestrian facilities are complimented by unrivalled hacking on the picturesque local bridleways and hunting with the Quorn.
Hartfield Cottage is approached along a shared gravel drive from Cold Newton Road. On entering the property there is a concrete parking area by the back entrance to the house and the drive sweeps around through the gardens to the stable yard which offers further parking.
The entrance porch opens onto a hallway with exposed beams. To the left is a studio style sitting room which is wonderfully light with one fully glazed wall and two sets of French doors opening onto a wide block paved patio which in turn leads to the gardens.
The sitting room leads into a large open plan kitchen/living room, which has a separate sitting area with quarry tiled floor and fitted pine dresser. The dining area is especially bright with windows on three sides, while the kitchen has an Aga, extensive units with sink unit, space for a large fridge /freezer, and a built-in larder cupboard. There is a rear hallway with back door, utility room with central heating boiler and larder off.
The snug is at the front of the house and provides a really cosy space with wood burning stove and a wide bay window. To the rear of the house there are two guest double bedrooms sharing a large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. At the end of the hallway is a panelled study which leads onto the games room. This is a really large space, ideal for entertaining, with French doors onto a patio and a fitted bar at one end.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, and two further bedrooms, one double and one single, and a shower room.
Gardens and grounds
The stable yard forms an enclosed courtyard with the house on one side. There are four loose boxes, a well, a central raised flower bed, an open double garage and a former coach house/barn along one side. The barn has undoubted potential for conversion to annexe accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. There is a useful garden shed leading through to a potting shed to one corner, and a built-in barbecue space, with herring bone brick floor. There is a games room at one end, close by the house. On the far side of the house is a four-bay concrete framed barn with corrugated iron cladding and fibre cement roof.
The gardens are a charming feature of the property and comprise a large patio area off the principal reception room, with a formal lawn area beyond, flanked by three timber pergolas, with some magnificent wisteria, and a box hedge garden beyond. There are some pretty borders with herbaceous perennials, roses and a diverse range of shrubs.
Beyond the driveway is a less formal area of lawned garden with mature trees including apple and pear trees . This leads to the paddock and green lane to the rear of the property.
The property will be subject to an overage clause, whereby 30% of any uplift in value with the benefit of planning permission being granted for an additional residential unit or commercial use, within a period of 20 years from the completion of the sale, will be retained by the vendor.
Land For SaleHartfield Cottage, Cold Newton Road, Hungarton, Leicestershire
A family home of great charm and character in an idyllic rural setting, with stables set in approximately 4.5 acres.
- Farmhouse kitchen/living room
- Spacious sitting room opening directly onto gardens
- Snug/TV room, Snooker room, Study
- Two ground floor double bedrooms and bathroom
- First floor master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom
- Two further first floor bedrooms and family shower room
- Delightful mature gardens, with greenhouse
- Stable courtyard with 4 loose boxes, extensive run of garden sheds, stores and workshops