A superbly positioned and largely extended five bedroom detached family home with over 4000 SqFt (approx) positioned off the renowned tree-lined Lutterworth Road in close vicinity of Leicester City Centre.
Built in 1929 this executive detached residence sits in a plot of just over half an acre. The accommodation is vast to include double porch, entrance hall, lounge, conservatory, games room, cinema room, dining room, kitchen diner, two downstairs w.c's, cellar, five bedrooms (one of which being used as a gym), en-suite, family bathroom, further w.c., sweeping driveway, double garage and extensive grounds to front and rear.
The property is entered via a porch with porcelain tiled floor and cloaks storage, it leads to Reception Hall with wood floor and stairs off to the first floor. Further there is Lounge with wood floor, electric fire with porcelain tiled fireplace, window seat and patio doors to the conservatory. Which in turn has porcelain tiled floor and french doors to the rear garden.
There is also a Games Room with French doors to rear garden which can be used as second lounge, through Hallway there is a downstairs WC and Cellar. Dining room with open fire fireplace which leads to Christian Kitchen/Diner with complementary work surfaces and under unit lighting, tiled splash backs, sink unit with drainer, range cooker and extractor plumbing for dishwasher, spotlights and porcelain tiled floor. Single door leads to a contemporary Cinema room with projector, bar area and french doors to the rear garden. There is laundry room and additional WC and door leads to front of property and integral garage.
To the first floor a landing gives access to Master Bedroom having built in bedroom suite and ensuite comprising double walk in shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin with feature mirror and low flush w.c. There are further 4 great size bedrooms with plenty of fitted storage, separate WC and Family bathroom Comprising Jacuzzi bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin and porcelain tiled floor
The property sits in just over half an acre of mature and well maintained grounds. The front of the property is mature with shrubs, trees and plants which shields the property from the road. There is a sweeping drive leading to ample off road parking. The garden runs down the side of the property to an extensive garden to the rear which is split in to two levels. The main garden and then more of a working garden with greenhouse and veg plot to the rear.
Garage - With double doors to the front, light, power and window to the side elevation.
The Highlands is a large and exceptionally well-appointed family home that occupies a sought after location just a stone’s throw from Leicester city centre. The house was originally designed and built in 1929 but in more recent years it has been both extended and tastefully refurbished throughout. “i’ve owned the house for six years now and when I first came across it it was not only the fabulous location but also the sheer character of the house that really caught my imagination, ” says Tony. “It’s very striking and quite unlike anything else in the area.”
“When I initially moved here it’s fair to say that the interior had seen better days so the first thing I did was enlist the help of an interior designer to help breath new life into this lovely old building. The architecture is amazing and the house is filled with some really stunning original features which I was keen to retain, so although the décor was updated, carpets were replace and the very dated bathrooms were beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, elements such as the parquet flooring, stained-glass windows and the elegant cornicing and skirting boards were all restored and enhanced. I also had the house slightly extended, which has added a fabulous home cinema and i’ve converted on of the large reception rooms into a games room, so the house is now not only just lovey throughout but it’s also extremely conducive to entertaining and having fun.”
“The house has been beautifully enhanced but I didn’t stop there, ” continues Tony, “i’ve also had a lot of work done to the garden. The house sits in just over half an acre and to the front there’s ample parking as well as an array of pretty shrubs and flowers, but it’s the back garden that really stands out. I had the old crazy paving removed and replaced it with a huge block-paved patio that has space for sitting, eating, entertaining and relaxing; a lot of the old plants were removed to really open up the space and the result is a garden that is now much more manageable. The main area has a very open feel to it but right at the very end there’s a little ‘secret’ garden, which is a lovely spot to retreat to for a bit of peace and quiet. It’s a beautiful feature of the property and something i’ll really miss when we leave.”
Favourite Room: “I suppose my favourite room would probably be the cinema room, ” says Tony. “It has a really cosy feel and it’s just a nice place to settle down with family or friends, watch a movie and totally relax.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “The house is set well back from the road so not only do we enjoy a really good degree of privacy but it’s also very peaceful here, ” says Tony. “I can hop in the car or on a bus and be in the city centre in next to no time, the motorway links are excellent, the train station is just eight minutes up the road and best of all, the house is within striking distance of Fosse Park Shopping Centre”
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): “I think what’s so wonderful about this house is the fact that we have done so much and it’s now an outstanding family home, but there’s still the potential to do more, ” says Tony. “The accommodation is so vast and so flexible in terms of how you use it that the new owners will be able to come in and easily make it their own.”
What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “i’d say that it will probably be the peace and quiet and sheer entertainment value of the house that i’ll miss most when we leave, ” says Tony. “The work we’ve done has transformed a lovely house into a quite exceptional family home and it has afforded us the most wonderful lifestyle.”
This gorgeous house offers highest standard of accommodation and has huge potential to extend to rear increasing square footage of house (subject to planning permission). There is an additional opportunity to add separate dwelling at rear of the property with its own separate drive (subject to planning).
The property is conveniently located two miles south east of Leicester city centre providing access to the city centre, excellent motorway links and mainline railway station. Aylestone itself offers a wide range of sporting, social and shopping facilities. The house is a short drive from excellent countryside and canal walks to the south of Leicester where there are also excellent village and gastro pubs. Property is within striking distance of Fosse Park Shopping Centre.
All mains services are available and connected.
Leicester City Council
Council Tax G
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.