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Town End, Barkestone le Vale


  • Charming Period Cottage
  • Tastefully Modernised Throughout
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Main Receptions
  • Large Conservatory to Rear
  • Generous Corner Plot
  • Off Road Parking
  • Wonderful Panoramic Views to Front
  • EPC Rating - E



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We have pleasure in offering to the market this attractive character cottage, located on a generous corner plot with wonderful panoramic views to the front on the edge of this pretty Vale of Belvoir village.

The original cottage is likely to date back several hundred years and has been sympathetically extended to both the side and rear elevations to create a versatile level of accommodation, but still retaining much of its original character and features.

The accommodation now comprises initial storm porch leading through into a generous dining area which is open plan to the kitchen creating an excellent everyday living/entertaining space. The kitchen is beautifully appointed having been tastefully modernised with a generous range of Shaker style units which complement the attractive Aga which creates a focal point of the room, as does the heavily beamed ceiling. From the dining area French doors lead into the useful addition of a large conservatory at the rear which offers underfloor heating and creates a further flexible reception space, ideal as additional sitting room or formal dining space overlooking the garden.

The original cosy sitting room affords excellent open views to the front and offers a wealth of character with heavily beamed ceiling, solid fuel stove on a raised flagged hearth and timber mantle. A staircase rises to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and bathroom, with two of the bedrooms having wonderful open views to the front. The property is tastefully decorated throughout and benefits from gas central heating with upgraded boiler.

Occupying a delightful plot which is generous by modern standards, fronting the lane with off road parking directly opposite on a gravel driveway. The main garden lies to the side and rear of the property, enclosed to all sides with large lawn, paved terraces and well stocked with established trees and shrubs.

The property is large enough to accommodate small families but in the main will appeal to professional couples or even those downsizing looking for an interesting individual home within a wonderful Vale of Belvoir setting.

Viewing is the only way to truly 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.


Having built in cupboard, ceiling light point, UPVC double glazed window to the front and further stable door with leaded stained glass light leading through into:

DINING ROOM (5.18m x 2.16m (17'0 x 7'1))
A well proportioned reception which is open plan to the kitchen creating an excellent everyday living/entertaining space, benefitting from a large picture window to the side and French doors leading out into the conservatory, two ceiling light points, marble effect tiled floor, central heating radiator, built in base units, wall mounted cupboard housing the upgraded Ideal Logic gas central heating boiler.

KITCHEN (4.60m x 2.59m (15'1 x 8'6))
Beautifully appointed having been tastefully modernised with a range of cottage style cream fronted wall, base and drawer units, two generous runs of butchers block effect laminate work surfaces, twin bowl Belfast sink with chrome swan neck articulated mixer tap, glass mosaic splashbacks. The focal point of the room is an Aga with additional single oven to the side with ceramic hob over, plumbing for washing machine, exposed beams to the ceiling, space for free standing fridge freezer, continuation of the tiled floor, leaded effect window looking through into the sitting room and UPVC double glazed window to the rear.

CONSERVATORY / GARDEN ROOM (5.66m x 2.59m max (18'7 x 8'6 max))
Benefitting from electric underfloor heating and affording aspect out into the rear garden, having UPVC double glazed windows with opening toplights, marble effect tiled floor, deep skirting, UPVC double glazed sliding patio door leading into the garden.

Returning to the dining area a stripped pine cottage latch ledge and brace door gives access through into:

SITTING ROOM (4.17m x 3.89m (13'8 x 12'9))
A delightful character filled room offering a wealth of features with heavily beamed ceiling, the focal point of the room being a raised fireplace with flagstone and brick hearth with inset solid fuel stove and oak mantle, alcove to the side, understairs alcove, central heating radiator, ceiling light point and UPVC double glazed window to the front.

A cottage latch door gives access into the stairwell with turning staircase rising to the:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING (4.50m max x 0.97m max (14'9 max x 3'2 max))
Having two ceiling light points, access to loft space and cottage latch door leading to:

BEDROOM 1 (3.58m max x 2.69m (11'9 max x 8'10))
A well proportioned double bedroom affording wonderful panoramic views across countryside to the Vale escarpment and Belvoir Castle on the horizon. Having part pitched ceiling with exposed beams, central heating radiator, chimney breast and alcove to the side, UPVC double glazed window.

BEDROOM 2 (4.11m x 2.16m (13'6 x 7'1))
A further well proportioned double bedroom benefitting from a dual aspect with superb open views to the front and aspect into the garden at the rear. Having part pitched ceiling, central heating radiator, pine skirting, UPVC double glazed windows.

BEDROOM 3 (2.84m x 2.54m (9'4 x 8'4))
Having aspect to the rear, part pitched ceiling, central heating radiator, deep skirting and UPVC double glazed window.

BATHROOM (2.62m x 1.55m (8'7 x 5'1))
Having a modern three piece suite comprising tile panelled bath with chrome mixer tap, glass shower screen and wall mounted shower mixer with independent handset over, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic and tumbled marble tiled splashbacks, Travertine effect tiled floor, contemporary towel radiator, part pitched ceiling with extractor, UPVC double glazed window.

The property occupies a delightful position within this pretty Vale village, set back on a quiet lane with wonderful panoramic views to the front across Vale countryside and Belvoir Castle on the horizon. The front of the property is landscaped for low maintenance with flagged pathway leading to the front door.

A few yards away on the opposite side of the road is a gravel parking area belonging to the property providing off street parking for several vehicles.

A delightful, generous corner plot offering an excellent outdoor space, mainly laid to lawn, several seating areas with two paved terraces, well stocked perimeter borders with established trees and shrubs, useful timber shed and wendy house, all enclosed by panelled fencing.

Melton Borough Council - Tax Band B.

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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