Welcome to Montague Cottage – a large, versatile modern house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the village of Leire. Backing onto open countryside, this substantial home enjoys excellent privacy, with all the benefits of being part of an active community.
Boasting five reception rooms, six bedrooms plus five bath or shower rooms and separate cloakroom, the layout of the house offers annexed, independent ground floor living accommodation. With its own entrances both front and back, or it can be incorporated into the main living facilities, so it’s the perfect choice for a large or extended family.
Spacious Family Living
Arriving at this impressive red-brick property, you’ll find driveway parking for several vehicles plus room for a caravan, as well as a smart detached double garage with twin up and over doors, power and lighting and two secure storage areas behind. From the drive double metal gates between the house and the garage lead you into the substantial rear garden.
Stroll up the pathway bisecting the neat front lawn to the main entrance. You will find a light and airy double-glazed porch. The glazed internal door brings you into the main hallway, with practical laminate flooring. The staircase with timber balustrade ascends to the first floor.
To the right, enter the large comfortable lounge with its generous picture window overlooking the leafy cul-de-sac. The focal point of the room is the decorative tile and cast-iron fireplace housing a warm and welcoming coal-effect gas fire – just the spot for curling up on the sofa on a cold winter’s day. Its size and shape provide the perfect room for family gatherings and entertaining guests.
The hallway leads on to the spacious downstairs cloakroom, with low-level WC, pedestal wash-hand basin. Under the staircase is a good-sized storage cupboard where you can off-load your coats and boots after your afternoon walk.
Heart of the House
The far end of the hallway reveals the central hub of this family home – the bright open and inviting kitchen. The three big windows overlooking the back garden make this a sociable and stylish space. There are plenty of granite worktops and recently refitted off white base units, incorporating an AEG Comfortlift dishwasher, undercounter fridge and freeze plus housing for the American style fridge-freezer with storage above and generously sized Rangemaster cooker.
Just off the kitchen is the rear lobby which houses the capacious walk in Pantry large enough for storing food, drinks and extra kitchen equipment out of sight and off the kitchen counters.
To one side of the kitchen, glazed double doors open out into a lovely triple aspect sitting room with an excellent view of the front and rear garden. From here the patio doors open out onto the rear garden patio which wraps around the house.
Retrace your steps through the quarry tiled kitchen to the rear lobby, where you will find the main door to the garden and again glazed double doors inviting you into the formal dining room, which boasts a bay window with more views over the back lawn. Comfortably able to house a sideboard, as well as a large dining table and chairs. This is where you can tuck into family Sunday lunches or host more formal dinner parties. Alternatively, this room could form part of the good-sized annexe – ideal for a dependent relative or independent young family member.
From the dining room, a door opens into an inner hall with a useful built-in cupboard. Further doors reveal; a stylish fully tiled refitted shower room; another reception room, currently used as an annex bedroom room, with windows to the front of the house; finally there is a cosy kitchen - living area, also being used as part of the annex, with built in oven and space for a washing machine and dryer. This room also houses the gas boiler and heating system and has its own entrance from the front of the house and doors onto the patio at the back.
An Adaptable First Floor
Now it’s time to view upstairs, which is just as spacious and versatile as the ground floor, with six good size bedrooms – and two distinct wings, which is ideal if you have older children who want some privacy away from younger siblings.
At the top of the stairs to the left is a spacious double bedroom with windows to the front and the rear and a large fitted mirrored wardrobe.
To the right is another double room, with storage cupboard and views over the back garden.
The family bathroom sits between these two rooms.
Completing this wing is the duel aspect master bedroom with a whole wall of mirrored fitted wardrobes and a fully tiled end suite with a jacuzzi bath and good-sized separate shower.
Along the corridor, you will find another double guest bedroom This one had a tiled en-suite shower room and boasts a sizeable walk-in wardrobe.
Opposite this room is another double room with views to the rear.
At the end of the corridor is yet another spacious double room with duel aspect to the rear and side of the house. There is a door from here to the adjoining Jack and Jill shower room.
The shower room can also be accessed via a separate door onto the corridor.
A Large Private Garden
Mature trees and shrubs screen the generous, level back garden which is bordered by the embankment. A legacy of the old railway, the embankment offers a wonderful wildlife corridor and weather break providing a very sheltered environment. The top is fenced and secure for pets but allows neighbouring grazing horses a view down into the garden, which is laid mostly to lawn – ideal for sunbathing or a kickabout on a Sunday afternoon. There’s a variety of well-stocked flower and shrub borders, a patio fountain and a pretty ornamental pond attracting yet more wildlife. A good place to sit and ponder. The sunny wrap around patio offers two family seating areas and an area for a hot tub, garden toys, or a plant nursery.
A Desirable Community
Leire is a small, attractive village in the Harborough district of South Leicestershire. The nearest town is Lutterworth, just four miles away, providing a range of amenities. With easy access to the M1 and the M6, and the fastest train from Rugby reaching London Euston in under an hour, commuters won’t have to waste precious family time travelling.
In the village itself, The Queens Arms pub features its own tandoori restaurant, and the highly rated Crab and Cow restaurant attracts diners from miles around. Supermarkets and petrol stations can be found at Broughton Astley and Lutterworth – perfect for picking up the daily necessities.
Leire’s church, village hall, playing fields, and an equestrian centre and stables will keep the whole family entertained, with golf available at nearby Ullesthorpe. If you like walking, you can explore the beautiful surrounding countryside using local public footpaths across the fields.
There’s a great choice of primary education within a few minutes’ drive. Lutterworth has two well regarded secondary schools – one rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted – and Rugby is renowned for its top-class independent schools. With so much on your doorstep, Montague Cottage is perfectly positioned for modern family life.