Unique and impressive, Witherleigh with its four-bedrooms, two reception rooms and large gardens is the grand old lady of Union Street looking for the next family to look after her.
Nearing the end of a two-year refurbishment the traditional Victorian detached home with characteristic high ceiling rooms has undergone an extensive refurbishment of many original features such as tiled floors whilst effortlessly combining modern facilities such as a new kitchen with underfloor heating, doors and bathroom suites.
Located on a quiet residential street, the town centre’s local shops, parks and other amenities are within a 10-minute walking radius. Market Harborough – only five miles away via the A6 – offers a wider range of leisure, business and shopping opportunities as well as the nearest train station.
The town’s infant/junior schools (some rated “Outstanding”) are within walking distance and a further eight “Good” and “Outstanding” secondary schools are within a 6-mile radius.
The house benefits from gas-central heating via a brand-new combi-boiler, with cast iron radiators being retained in most rooms.
The property is offered with no onward chain.
Newly-planted hedges screen the front and side of the house from the road, with a low maintenance gravelled front garden and paved path leading to an open storm porch with an original Victorian tiled floor, lantern light fitting and transom window.
A stained glass wooden door leads to an original tiled hallway with two pendant light fittings, a radiator and plain glazed doors to the reception rooms and kitchen. There is also moderate storage space situated under the staircase.
The bay-fronted living room with original sash windows and two radiators has plenty of room for a three-piece suite and further furniture and features original exposed floorboards and a working chimney with wooden fireplace and mantelpiece.
An exposed brick fireplace with an oak mantlepiece dominates the dining room, which has room to entertain six to eight people around a table whilst leaving room for more furniture. Natural light flows through the traditional French doors which lead to the decking area in the garden and an archway leads through to the kitchen.
The spacious and modern kitchen boasts a variety of characteristic features, and has another set of French doors to the decking area. There is a large casement window to the rear aspect, which again floods the room with light. The bespoke slate grey wooden kitchen with solid wood worktops has an industrial feel, this along with the steel top breakfast bar finishes the picture and comfortably seats up to four people.
A brand-new striking Bush 5-ring gas range is built into an exposed brick chimney with exposed wooden beam. A new Belfast sink, integrated fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher are fitted. A mixture of recessed lighting and hanging pendant lights illuminate the room. Engineered oak wood flooring with underfloor heating is also fitted throughout the kitchen.
A utility area leads from the kitchen. It contains solid wood worktops (with space for two under-counter appliances) a Belfast sink, an original radiator, quarry tiled floors, larder cupboard and recessed lighting.
The utility area also contains a ground-floor toilet with Victorian-style high-level cistern toilet, Halycon wash basin with mixer tap and heated towel rail.
The original cold store with tiled floor (retaining the original delivery window) can be used as a pantry/cloakroom or other storage.
Stairs to first floor and landing
The open wooden balustrade staircase leads to a long split-level landing, with a built-in floor to ceiling cupboard and a further storage space (with lights and shelving) under the staircase to the second floor.
The first floor consists of three bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 mirrors the lounge with a bay sash-window with exposed wooden beam over to the front aspect, and enough space for a King-size bed and further furniture. Storage space is available in the chimney alcove. With exposed floorboards and an oak beam, the room is flooded with light.
The newly installed en-suite contains a walk-in shower cubicle with drench showerhead, washbasin with mixer tap, an illuminated mirror, heated towel rail, dual-flush toilet and a sash window to the front aspect.
Bedrooms 2 is a King-size bedroom with space for further furniture, and a sash window to the rear aspect.
Bedroom 3 can also accommodate a double bed and more furniture, with a sash window to the rear aspect.
The family bathroom comprises a new Victorian style suite with an inset bath, plumbed-in shower and mixer tap with shower attachment, glass shower screen over bath, pedestal sink, low-level flush toilet, illuminated mirror, radiator with towel rail above, recessed lighting and an opaque sash window to the side aspect.
Stairs to second floor and landing
Stairs with open wooden balustrades lead to a small landing and into the master bedroom.
There is plenty of space in the master bedroom for a King-size bed and further furniture (including alcove storage space), a modern radiator and plenty of natural light from the two windows to the rear aspect. There is also a spacious dressing room with adequate storage.
The en-suite has a free-standing bath with Victorian-style floor taps, wooden open washstand and basin, dual-flush toilet, heated towel rail and sash window to the front aspect.
The l-shaped garden wraps around two corners of the house, measuring approximately 17 meters x 24 meters. Laid mainly to lawn with some borders and a tree, it features a wooden deck area with lighting which can be accessed from the dining room and kitchen and has block-paving outside the utility area. A double width wooden store shed/workshop with electricity and light is available, and an external water tap.
A gravel drive allows parking for several vehicles to the rear. It is bordered by a full-height fence and has access for vehicles and pedestrians. Off road car parking for up to three cars.