Discover this commanding semi-detached Victorian family home within striking distance of Leicester’s city centre and well set back from one of the area’s most historic roads. The brilliant range of accommodation extends over three floors and boasts seven bedrooms (three en suite), a top floor master retreat, four reception rooms, and a secluded garden designed with entertaining in mind.
From the street, a red brick wall with gate post invites you through into an extensive gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles, bordered by timber fencing and hedgerow. The striking exterior exemplifies period attention to detail, from smart red brickwork to a white-painted stringcourse complementing a range of decorative elements.
Space to Breathe
Inside, there’s a treasure trove of original features to match the fantastic Victorian proportions evident throughout the home, creating an aura of serene opulence that recharges you as soon as you step into the hallway.
Stripped wood flooring underfoot flows through this large and welcoming reception area with high coved ceilings and picture rails. A feature transom window and circular skylight draw in natural light, while adjoining corridors lead to two sets of stairs rising to the first floor.
Pass a conveniently placed cloakroom before turning right towards the kitchen, found beneath an open archway. Black floor tiles and granite worktop combine with a striking red splashback, adding warmth to the full range of sleek white cabinetry hugging the walls.
Two big windows on either side of the prominent chimney breast, which contains an alcove for a range cooker, fully illuminate the food preparation area and the fabulous kitchen island. Integrated appliances include a wine fridge and microwave, but there’s also space for an American-style fridge-freezer and a dishwasher.
The beautiful ornate cornicing flourishes in a dramatic dining room where intricate detailing to the ceiling pairs well with chandelier fittings and mouldings framing the walls. These interesting elements are visually anchored by an expansive wood floor, column pillars, and a cast-iron fireplace set in a marbled surround. A large canted bay and a second window flood this formal, ballroom-style reception room with light, giving you the perfect excuse to host big dinner parties and events at home.
On the opposite side of the hallway, you’ll find two further spacious and inviting reception rooms that link together, both offering yet more period highlights and one containing a working cast-iron fireplace. The bright and airy living room connects via double doors into a large conservatory with a glazed pitched roof, dual-aspect glazed windows and French doors to the garden.
Take the main staircase adjacent to the kitchen to reach a first-floor landing with storage, providing access to five bedrooms and a family bathroom. To your right, you’ll find a double with en suite offering white panelling to dado rail height, a panelled bath with window over, corner shower with tiling, pedestal basin and loo. Bedroom four, with three windows to two aspects, lies adjacent.
Continuing down the landing, you’ll come to a family bathroom with panelling to dado rail height, roll-top bath, separate shower, pedestal basin and loo. Bedroom two has been decorated with lovely silk wallpaper befitting a second primary bedroom and includes integrated storage. Along with the remaining two bedrooms, it can easily be accessed from the second staircase.
The super king-size master suite occupies the top floor, sharing a Jack-and-Jill en suite shower room with the fifth double – which could be repurposed as a private walk-in wardrobe or a peaceful home office. The master itself has loads of space for storage and choice pieces of furniture and feels very bright and cheerful thanks to recessed downlights and two large windows.
The conservatory opens onto a paved patio that has been extended by generously sized decking. This continues to a lower terrace that meets a lawn enclosed by high brick walls, timber fencing, and mature trees, ensuring privacy and seclusion. With so much space for garden furniture, a barbeque and perhaps even a hot tub, you can just imagine summer parties running long into the evening here.
On Your Doorstep
1.5 miles from Leicester’s vibrant city centre, 330 London Road sits on a historic route that once teemed with horse-drawn carriages heading for the capital and today provides an easy journey to Market Harborough (c. 25 mins) and beyond.
The districts of Stoneygate and nearby Clarendon Park are a hive of activity and share a range of amenities, from the urban oasis found at the crossroads between Clarendon Park Road and Queens Road to a multitude of private schools (including Montessori) and essential amenities scattered all around. The area also boasts a wide variety of fashionable shops and boutiques on Allendale Road and Francis Street.
A few minutes away by car, you’ll find Victoria Park – 69 acres of open green space with tennis courts and football pitches, with the De Montfort Hall concert venue and Leicester University just on the other side. Other great places to escape the hubbub of urban life include the university’s botanical gardens, Aylestone Meadows Nature Reserve, and Leicestershire Golf Club.
Just a six-minute journey by bus or car, Leicester's London Road railway station will deliver you to London St Pancreas International within 70 minutes. Alternatively, Arriva Midlands operate Sapphire routes 31/31A/31E along the main London Road, with buses up to every 10 minutes into Oadby and the city centre