Land For Sale

Lodge Cottage, Drayton Road, Medbourne, Market Harborough

Guide price £995,000 Sold


A delightful property in an idyllic setting with far reaching views of the Welland Valley, circa 4.82 acres of gardens grounds and paddocks, stables and outbuildings in a truly secluded spot

  • Renovated to a high standard
  • Kitchen and utility room
  • Dining room with parquet flooring
  • Large sitting room with log burner
  • Living room with built in furniture
  • Garden room/games room
  • 2 double and 2 single bedrooms
  • Family bathroom and shower room
  • Paddocks, pond, bridge and gardens
  • 3 horse stable block, barn, piggery and shelter



Situation
The Lodge Cottage is situated in the Welland Valley, in the village of Medbourne. A stream runs through this charming village which features many attractive ironstone properties. within the village itself you are able to visit the local shop, a highly regarded pub and an active sports centre, with tennis and cricket club. For a more comprehensive range of shopping and retail there are near-by market towns of Oakham, Uppingham and Market Harborough which are all easily accessible.


Eyebrook and Rutland Reservoir offer fishing and sailing clubs for those who wish to participate with delightful walks and bridal ways surrounding. Luffenham Heath and Market Harborough also host golf courses for any avid player.


Even though surrounded by stunning countryside, with the M1 to the west, A47 to the north and A124 to the south the property provides excellent connections countrywide. London St Pancras is about an hour away with lines running from Market Harborough, Kettering and Corby stations.


Both secondary and primary schools are also plentiful in the area. Renowned public schools Oundle, Oakham and Uppingham, and state secondary schools in Market Harborough are all approximately 30 minutes away.


Description
Lodge cottage is beautifully positioned just outside of the popular village of Medbourne. The property is in an elevated position surrounded by glorious rolling countryside, boasting some of the best views in the country. Having been so beautifully and carefully renovated, the property now perfectly blends the character of the original cottage with contemporary living. Great attention to detail is evident through this charming home. The gardens, grounds and paddocks extend in total to approximately 4.82 acres which includes a large manège and an excellent range of outbuildings. The views of the Welland Valley are simply magnificent.


Accommodation
Leading through a bright entrance hall, the property opens into a superbly designed kitchen/utility room with stone floor and polished concrete work surfaces as well as a four oven Aga. The abundance of natural materials creates a beautifully calm and highly functional space. Off the kitchen is a useful boot room with further storage. Leading from the kitchen, the cottage opens out into a central dining room with handsome wood burner and parquet flooring. A row of windows lines the room providing picturesque views across the garden, to the countryside and beyond. The parquet flooring continues through to the large sitting room, with a stunning stone fireplace housing a wood burner. With windows on three sides this is such a light room and provides glorious rural views. The sitting room has access back to the entrance hall, creating a lovely flow to the cottage. To the other side of the central dining room is a snug, also with parquet flooring. To the rear is the garden room which is currently used as a game room but would also lend itself to becoming a study or additional reception room.


Stairs lead to the first floor from the dining room. On the first floor there are two bright double bedrooms, both with outstanding views and fitted wardrobes. A rear corridor leads to the family shower room and separate bathroom with roll top bath. There are two further bedrooms, one currently being used as a study.


Gardens and grounds
A drive leads past the stables and manège to a barn area to the side of the property. As well as a run of timber stables, there is a superb area for storage and secure tack room. There is also a large piggery with lapsed planning to be converted into 2 offices. The outbuildings are complete with a field shelter which overlooks the Welland Valley. The perfectly positioned manège, with the most glorious views measures 40 x 30m and is in great condition with top quality surface, water and electricity are located at and service the barn and stable area. The paddocks have been well maintained and separated with post and rail fences.


The land wraps around the property on the north, east and south side and as well as paddocks includes gardens, a large pond and spinney.

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