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The Green, Barkestone le Vale



  • Double Fronted Cottage
  • Sympathetically Extended
  • Further Planning in Place
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Receptions
  • Open Plan Dining Kitchen
  • Off Road Parking
  • Manageable Garden to Rear
  • No Upward Chain
  • EPC Rating - D



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Charlotte's Cottage is a delightful individual double fronted character cottage offering a wealth of features as well as a deceptive level of accommodation having been sympathetically extended to the rear elevation to create a well proportioned and versatile period home.

The cottage is very archetypal in its nature offering the inherent character expected with a property of its era with the main receptions having heavily beamed ceilings, live fireplaces, deep pine skirting and cottage latch doors. The cottage has been thoughtfully extended by way of a two storey addition to the rear which on the ground floor has created a superb open plan living/dining kitchen which undoubtedly will become the heart of the home and gives a large open plan contemporary space having a part pitched glass roof flooding this area with light and linking out into a pleasant courtyard garden. The kitchen is appointed with a range of farmhouse style bespoke hand crafted units and granite work surfaces retaining its traditional character but combining it with a large open plan area expected with a more contemporary dwelling. In addition to the ground floor is a useful utility and boot room and bathroom leading off the initial hallway.

To the first floor there are four bedrooms, all capable of accepting double beds, with the master bedroom being a superb addition having high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and dual aspect, plus adjacent contemporary shower room.

In addition to the current accommodation on offer there is also further planning in place to extend the cottage creating a 5m garage/store to the ground floor with ensuite and dressing room facilities off the current master bedroom to the first floor.

The property occupies a pleasant position at the heart of this pretty Vale of Belvoir village, set back from the lane behind an established walled frontage with driveway to the side and useful gated storage area. Directly to the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden linking directly off the kitchen creating a fantastic outdoor living/entertaining space, leading onto a further walled "secret garden" providing a further outdoor space with sleeper edged lawn, seating areas and having a period brick and pantiled outbuilding providing useful storage and workshop space.

Viewing comes highly recommended to appreciate both the location and accommodation on offer.

Barkestone Le Vale lies in the Vale of Belvoir and has its own public house. There is a well regarded primary school in the adjacent village of Redmile and further schools in Bottesford together with shops, doctors surgeries, public houses and restaurants. The village is conveniently placed for travelling on the A52 and A46 with road links to A1 and M1. The market towns of Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Bingham provide further amenities and from Grantham there is a high speed train to King's Cross in just over an hour.


ENTRANCE PORCH (1.40m x 1.17m (4'7 x 3'10))
A useful storm porch having cloaks hanging space, exposed beams and downlighter to the ceiling, flagstone floor, double glazed window to the front and an open doorway leading through into:

ENTRANCE HALLWAY (2.59m x 1.73m (8'6 x 5'8))
Having further cloaks hanging space, tiled floor, deep pine skirting, central heating radiator, staircase rising to the first floor and a cottage latch door leading to:

BATHROOM (3.12m x 1.75m (10'3 x 5'9))
Having a modern but traditional style suite comprising tongue and groove panelled enamelled bath with chrome traditional style taps, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls, deep pine skirting, central heating radiator, windows to two elevations and part pitched roof with inset skylight.

DINING ROOM / SNUG (4.27m x 3.00m (14'0 x 9'10))
A versatile reception which has been previously utilised as a formal dining space linking through into the kitchen but would make a useful snug area linking through into the sitting room. Offering a wealth of character with heavily beamed ceiling, chimney breast with flagstone hearth and inset solid fuel stove, deep pine skirting, wood effect laminate flooring, central heating radiator and double glazed window to the front. A door leads through into the:

SITTING ROOM (4.90m x 4.29m (16'1 x 14'1))
A well proportioned reception offering a wealth of character and features with the focal point of the room being an exposed brick chimney breast with raised brick hearth and back and inset open grate, heavily beamed ceiling, deep stripped pine skirting, wood effect laminate flooring, central heating radiator, double glazed windows to the front and side.

From the dining room/snug an open doorway leads through into a:

REAR LOBBY (2.49m x 1.37m (8'2 x 4'6))
A useful area having door leading into the rear garden, pitched ceiling with inset skylight, additional double glazed window, attractive flagstone flooring, built in cupboard which also houses the upgraded Worcester Bosch central heating boiler. An open doorway leads through into the:

LIVING KITCHEN (6.05m x 3.56m (19'10 x 11'8))
A well proportioned space having been sympathetically extended creating a wonderful everyday living/entertaining area, perfect for families and which will undoubtedly become the hub of the home. The room is flooded with light having a pitched double glazed glass addition with exposed timbers, attractive flagstone flooring, a range of bespoke solid stripped pine units in a farmhouse style with granite work surfaces, under-mounted Belfast style sink, granite and mosaic tiled splashbacks, space for free standing gas or electric range with stainless steel splashback and chimney hood over. Ample room for both seating and dining area, a pair of double glazed French doors leading into the rear garden and a cottage latch door giving access through into the:

UTILITY ROOM (4.42m x 1.52m (14'6 x 5'0))
Fitted with a range of wall and base units, rolled edge laminate work surface with inset stainless steel one and a third bowl sink and drainer unit, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for tumble drier, continuation of the flagstone flooring, deep pine skirting, external door and further cottage latch door leading through into:

PANTRY / STORE ROOM (1.52m x 1.52m (5'0 x 5'0))
Having cloaks hanging space, ceiling light point, flagstone flooring, deep pine skirting and double glazed window to the side.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING (7.75m x 0.91m (25'5 x 3'0))
Having window to the rear, exposed beam, access to loft space, built in cupboard and doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM (4.45m x 3.58m (14'7 x 11'9))
A well proportioned double bedroom having high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and inset downlighters, deep stripped pine skirting and floorboards, two central heating radiators and double glazed windows to two elevations.

BEDROOM 2 (4.95m max x 3.25m max (16'3 max x 10'8 max))
A well proportioned L shaped double bedroom having aspect to the front, chimney breast with period cast iron fireplace and tiled hearth, deep pine skirting, wood effect laminate flooring, two central heating radiators, over-stairs wardrobe and two double glazed windows to the front.

BEDROOM 3 (3.25m x 2.67m (10'8 x 8'9))
Potentially large enough to accommodate a double bed but makes a generous child's single bedroom, having deep pine skirting, period fireplace with tiled hearth and alcove to the side, central heating radiator, double glazed window to the front.

BEDROOM 4 (4.29m x 2.13m (14'1 x 7'0))
Having deep pine skirting, central heating radiator, access to loft space and double glazed window to the front.

SHOWER ROOM (2.49m x 1.45m (8'2 x 4'9))
Having a contemporary suite comprising double width shower enclosure with sliding glass screen, wall mounted Mira Sport electric shower, two piece Roca suite comprising close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored tiled splashback, tiled floor, chrome contemporary towel radiator, pitched ceiling with inset skylight and extractor.

The property occupies a pleasant position set back behind an established frontage enclosed by a period wall with timber courtesy gate giving access onto a gravel pathway bordered by lawn and well stocked perimeter borders.

To the side of the property a driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles and continues to the rear where a pair of wrought iron and timber gates give access to a further enclosed area at the rear bordered by brick walls.

To the rear of the property is an initial enclosed courtyard linking off the kitchen making an excellent outdoor living/entertaining space, enclosed by panelled fencing and brick walls and leading through into a further garden area with sleeper edged lawn, established borders and useful brick outbuilding.

Planning approval has been granted to add a garage to the ground floor with dressing room and ensuite to the master bedroom above. Further details can be found on Melton Borough Council's planning portal under reference 17/00476/FULHH.

Melton Borough Council - Tax Band D.

Please contact our Bingham Office on 01949 836678 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.

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