Meticulously restored country cottage in a tranquil setting with planning permission for single storey rear extension
A meticulously restored and extended family home in a prominent position with scope for further development and expansion. It has been beautifully decorated throughout.
Shangton is an extremely popular yet peaceful village just seven miles from Market Harborough, a thriving market town with outstanding local independent shops and a wide range of larger retailers and supermarkets as well as a theatre and some first class restaurants.
Kibworth which has a really good selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and local shops is just four miles away. At Kibworth, there is also a medical centre and dental surgery. From Shangton itself there are a number of scenic countryside footpaths and bridleways and the Church of St Nicholas is the centre of a small but very friendly community.
Educational facilities in the area are excellent from the highly regarded Church Langton Primary School, through Maidwell and Spratton prep schools and upto Oakham, Uppingham and Leicester Grammar schools.
There is a fast and regular rail service from Market Harborough to London St Pancras in under an hour, while the A14, M1, M6 and M69 are all easily accessible.
Manor Cottage is a striking Victorian home with high gables and decorative brickwork. It has been carefully restored and extended over the last four years. Works have included new floors, wiring, plumbing, insulation and a central heating system. Materials are of the highest quality from the hand built oak staircase and doors to Karndean and natural stone flooring. It is of attractive red brick construction with blue details, under a slate roof and stands in the centre of a generous plot. The gardens have also been newly landscaped and surround the house on all sides. From the upper windows there are some wonderful views, and the whole property is quiet and private.
Planning consent has been granted and validated for the construction of an additional family room with a balcony at first floor level above. Plans are available on request. There is also a substantial outbuilding with scope for conversion to a number of possible uses, subject ot the neccessary consents.
From Main Street the driveway runs to a parking area at the back of the house, while a pedestrian gateway leads along a garden pathway to the front door which opens onto the welcoming dining hall. A beautiful hand made, bifurcated oak staircase divides the room into separate dining and sitting/study areas with a double sided wood burning stove serving both the study and adjacent sitting room.
The sitting room is a lovely light triple aspect room with commanding views across the village. A wide central alcove is lined with hand built wooden cupboards with bookshelves above.
Across the hallway, is the spacious family kitchen/dining room with polished stone floor, wooden units with oak worktop, 3 oven oil-fired Heritage Range Cooker set into a decorative brick fireplace, 2 ring ceramic hob, double Belfast sink and views across the gardens. There is ample room for a sofa and dining table. A door leads to the pantry with oak storage shelves and power point for a fridge/freezer. To the back of the kitchen is the utility room which provides additional wall and floor storage units, a further double Belfast sink and there is plumbing and space for a washing machine and dryer. There is a door to the guest cloak room and a stable door to a gravelled patio area at the back of the house.
The first floor is approached via a striking oak staircase which divides to allow one access to the master bedroom and another to the other rooms. There are wonderful countryside views from the landing.
The master bedroom has an exposed brick chimney breast with fireplace and a wide alcove providing a dressing area. There is additional storage in a deep wardrobe cupboard.
There is a beautifully appointed, fully tiled ensuite bathroom with bath and glass shower enclosure combined. WC and basin in vanity unit.
The guest bedroom is also beautifully appointed with a fully tiled ensuite shower room, with glass cubicle, wc, basin and towel rail.
Bedrooms 3 and four share the luxurious family bathroom, which has a double ended freestanding slipper bath, bow fronted marble topped vanity unit with basin, wc, and heated towel rail.
Manor Cottage sits towards the centre of the plot and has newly landscaped gardens on three sides with parking to the rear. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn on several levels, retained by rustic, reclaimed Grade 1 sleepers. The front lawns are divided by a pathway flanked with colourful flower beds. To the right of the entrance drive is a spacious and useful brick built shed, with potential as an office or annexe, subject to the necessary consents.
Consent was granted on 16 December 2016 for the works which have been recently carried out, under reference 16/01813/ful. This consent also allows for the construction of a reception room to the rear of the house with bi-folding doors to a private seating area and with a balcony at first floor level above. Plans are available from the agent’s office.
The vendor of this property is a partner of Fisher