A spacious, detached period village house, in about half an acre
With a detached outbuilding and stables. Gravelled driveway and courtyard with plentiful parking.
Opposite the village green, with Leicestershires smallest church sits Plough Cottage; a characterful and charming property, Grade 2 Listed, constructed with thick, ironstone walls, with an impressive panelled hall and drawing-room, as well as many period features, including Inglenook fireplaces, beams and exposed stone walls.
The property sits in private grounds of about half an acre, protected by tall hedges.
The property dates back to the 16th Century, and tells it’s own story, with the character it reveals. Formerly an inn, two cottages and barns. The front part of the property has a thatched roof.
The house is arranged into two interconnecting halves, and thus would be ideal for those wishing to have their own space, for example, living with parents or older children. It is very spacious, and would make a lovely family home.
The property has been fully redecorated, internally, in recent years, in-keeping with its character, and has escaped the plight of over-modernisation, all to often seen in many properties.
Drayton, is a small village, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the Welland Valley, with many footpaths and bridleways to explore.
There are village shops/post office and public houses in the nearby villages of Medbourne and Great Easton. Bringhurst primary school is but a mile away, and there are excellent schools in nearby Uppingham and Market-Harborough. There are supermarkets and shopping in Corby, Uppingham and Market-Harborough. Mainline rail stations at Corby, Kettering and Market Harborough. The village is quiet, with very little through-traffic. At night, one can hear the cows and sheep from the nearby farm, as well as owls and other wildlife. Up the hill, about a mile and a half away is Nevill Holt, where there is held an annual Opera.
10' 1'' x 9' 1'' (3.07m x 2.77m)
Panelled walls. Beamed ceiling. Window overlooking courtyard. Doors to drawing room, sitting room and downstairs cloakroom.
30' 5'' x 13' 4'' (9.26m x 4.06m)
Panelled walls with book-shelves and concealed doors at either end, leading to the to first floor, via enclosed turning staircases. Inglenook fireplace. Beamed ceiling. Windows overlooking driveway (two of which have window seats) and garden.
16' 7'' x 14' 2'' (5.05m x 4.31m)
Inglenook fireplace. Beamed ceiling. Window overlooking courtyard and garden. Doors to conservatory, kitchen, and a period ledged and braced door to staircase.
18' 9'' x 14' 2'' (5.71m x 4.31m)
Solid oak wall and base cabinets. Granite work tops. 1 1/2 bowl sink. Plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free-standing fridge/freezer. Terracotta tiled floor. Old inglenook fireplace containing range cooker. Exposed timber beams. Under-stairs storage cupboard. Built in corner cupboard. Windows overlooking the garden and into boot-room and. Doors to sitting-room, gym, boot-room/utility.
Dining Room (Presently used as a Gym).
20' 5'' x 14' 9'' (6.22m x 4.49m)
Full height ceiling into roof space with exposed timbers. Original stone walls, still showing the character of it’s former use as a cowshed. Weatherboarded timber end wall. Windows to the front and rear. French doors into garden.
16' 6'' x 13' 4'' (5.03m x 4.06m)
Terracotta tiled floor. Timber construction. French doors into garden.
Boot Room/Utility Room
21' 1'' x 6' 2'' (6.42m x 1.88m)
Sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Gas boiler. Door out to courtyard.
Cloakroom / WC
8' 4'' x 6' 1'' (2.54m x 1.85m)
Quarry tiled floor. Timber panelling. WC. Wash basin. Beamed ceiling. Built-in coats cupboard. Window overlooking courtyard. Meter cupboard.
The first floor of the house is divided into two sections, each with two bedrooms. It would be possible to fully connect each side (subject to planning permission etc). From the Drawing Room, a pair of concealed, turning staircases lead to:
15' 4'' x 14' 4'' (4.67m x 4.37m)
Built in wardrobe. Windows overlooking driveway and garden. Exposed beams. Door to En-Suite. Access to loft.
15' 5'' x 13' 6'' (4.70m x 4.11m)
Window overlooking driveway. Built in wardrobe. Wash-basin and cupboard. Exposed beams.
19' 7'' x 9' 3'' (5.96m x 2.82m)
This room would easily make a 5th Bedroom if required.
Panelled bath. Shower cubicle. Wash basin with tiled surround and cupboard beneath. W/C. Window to the side. Exposed beams. Access to loft.
From the Sitting Room, in the middle of the house, a third enclosed staircase leads, via a period ledge and braced door to:
First Floor Landing
Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Window looking into conservatory.
14' 4'' x 13' 1'' (4.37m x 3.98m)
Window overlooking courtyard and garden. Large exposed timbers. Built in wardrobe. Walk-in airing cupboard (which has the potential to connect each half of the house on the first floor - subject to planning etc).
7' 5'' x 6' 6'' (2.26m x 1.98m)
Panelled bath. Wash basin with cupboard below. Window overlooking courtyard. Exposed beams.
14' 5'' x 11' 3'' (4.39m x 3.43m)
Window overlooking courtyard. Exposed period floor-boards. Access to loft.
There are three lofts, which reveal much of the history of this charming property, with exposed timbers and evidence of a former thatched roof in the mid-section that is currently tiled.
The property is approached via iron gates in a stone wall, to the:
Flanked by tall hedges. Parking for numerous vehicles. Leading via an opening between the house and the outbuilding to a tarmac courtyard:
Providing further parking etc. Access to Boot Room, Stables, and Outbuilding.
Double loose box and two single loose-boxes. Tack room. The stables were erected, probably in the 1950’s and need some repair, and if done, would be suitable for horses again or other uses, however, there is Planning permission to demolish, and replace with a two and a half bay oak framed 'Heritage' garage with log store, but of course, one could erect a studio or such like (subject to planning).
Detached from house. Stone/brick built. Fitted book shelves and cupboards. Fitted workbench. Stable Door. Windows overlooking driveway and courtyard. Access to loft. Light and power. Formerly a barn/garage, this outbuilding has many potential uses. Currently a Music Studio/Workshop.
Planning Consent 17/00142/ful - Demolition of existing lean-to conservatory and erection of replacement Oak Framed conservatory. And demolition of existing stable block and erection of a Heritage Style, detached, oak framed, two and a half bay garage with log store. Permission for some other works.
Mature garden, with lawn, flower beds and mature trees. Plum trees. Apple tree. Greengage tree. Tall mature hedges. Gate to driveway. This garden is a haven for wild bids and butterflies, because much of the area is left to grow naturally, thus providing food for our diminishing creatures. Some rare birds have been spotted and this includes, Bullfinches, Song Thrushes, Green Woodpeckers, Owls and a healthy population of Sparrows and Robins (amongst others).
There are the remains of another brick built outbuilding in the garden, which may, subject to planning permission, offer further scope for another useful Online Estate Agent is the vendor's agent for this property. Whilst every effort is made to ensure its accuracy the matters referred to in this description should be independently verified by prospective purchasers or tenants. Your conveyancer is legally responsible for ensuring any purchase agreement fully protects your position. Please inform us if you become aware of any information being inaccurate.