Lot 1 Offers Over £2,200,000 (property and 16.84 acres)
Lot2 Offers Over £200,000 (10 acre, four furlong gallops)
Home Farm was originally the farm to the Manor in Cotesbach and is believed to date back to the late 18th century. The original part of the house has been extended into outbuildings to create versatile living accommodation. Approached through an electric timber gate over a gravel driveway sweeping by the front gardens with a paddock terminating at the substantial farm yard with turning circle and ample parking.
In brief the accommodation comprises to the ground floor, entrance porch, kitchen breakfast room, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, utility room, boot room and cloakroom. To the first floor are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, study and W.C. To the second floor are four further bedrooms, two interconnected at either end of the house and accessed by two staircases.
Internally, the house is well proportioned over three floors. The heart of the house is the farmhouse kitchen, utility room and boot room which lead on from each other and provide access to the farmyard at the rear, with quarry tiled floors, granite and Corian work surfaces, a feature stone sink and oil fired Aga. The kitchen leads onto the dining room with dual aspect windows and ornate open fire with timber mantle. The sitting room provides access to the front door and one of three stair cases to the first floor. The drawing room with retained pig arches, open fire, solid elm floor and French doors to the cottage garden, is a bright spacious entertaining space. Accessed from this room is a large, timber conservatory with flagstone floor and double french doors to the paved herb garden and sitting area.
To the first floor and accessible from the drawing room is the main bedroom and bathroom, door through to the original part of the house with two further bedrooms, study, two recently fitted bathrooms one with a walk through shower. To the second floor are two further bedrooms, study and a games room.
The current vendor has obtained planning permission for the erection of a one-and-a-half storey extension to dwelling with basement and single storey glazed garden room. 20/00836/ful.
Home Farm is situated in a rural position between the villages of Cotesbach and Shawell. To the north the market town of Lutterworth provides a good array of everyday amenities including leisure centre, primary and secondary schooling. The city of Leicester is set to the north east and provides a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and commercial facilities. Secondary schooling can be found at Rugby, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Leicester and public schooling at Oakham, Uppingham, Oundle and Rugby.
Communications to the area are excellent. Leicester, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham and Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham airport are all within easy commuting distance by virtue of the extensive Midlands motorway network. There are high-speed train services from Rugby, Market Harborough and Leicester to London and to international airports at Birmingham and Nottingham East Midlands Airport.
Sporting and leisure is also well catered for, with racing at Nottingham, Southwell, Leicester, Warwick and Towcester; golf courses at Lutterworth, Leicester, Hinckley, Ullesthorpe, North Kilworth and Kirby Muxloe; motor racing at Castle Donnington and Mallory Park. There is also an extensive network of footpaths and rights of way in the area that include the historic Market Bosworth and Naseby battlefield sites.
There are a range of brick built outbuildings, these include a former milking parlour with direct access out to one of the paddocks. Seven loose boxes of which two are weaning stables, a hay barn, implement sheds, garage and a pole barn. The current vendor has obtained planning permission to convert these outbuildings into five new dwellings. The planning number is 19/00761/ful.
Formal gardens border the house to the South and West. To the South, the front of the house, is a circular lawn, surrounded by flower borders, mature trees and shrubs. On either side are orchards, one of old pear trees and the other of mixed fruiting apples, pears, plums and cherries. To the West is the cottage garden with flower borders and a raised ornamental fishpond and the herb garden with its paved sitting area, bordered by scented shrub rose hedging.
The paddocks are divided into four, two of which have direct access to the stables. A belt of young trees and a mature spinney give privacy from the lane and there are three wildlife ponds.
The current vendor has improved the equestrian site in his time at the property by having an American barn erected, two ménages, horse walker and hickstead derby course.
In all the gardens and paddocks extend to 16.84 acres (6.82 Ha).