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Guide price 495,000

School Lane, Colston Bassett



  • Delightful Detached Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Receptions
  • Wealth of Character
  • Requiring Refurbishment
  • Considerable Potential
  • Delightful Established Plot
  • Double Garage & Workshop
  • Gardens to Three Sides
  • EPC Rating - E



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We have pleasure in offering to the market this pretty detached period cottage which occupies a delightful established and private plot tucked away at the heart of this highly regarded and much sought after Conservation village in the Vale of Belvoir.

Linden Lea is a fascinating property which has been a wonderful family home for the current vendors for the past 45 years and is only coming to the market due to relocation. Over this time the property has been extended from the original two-up two-down cottage to a more family orientated home with three receptions and four bedrooms. Much of the original character has been retained and many of the rooms having heavily beamed ceilings and open fireplaces, with all the rooms overlooking the gardens.

This unique cottage offers a delightful homely atmosphere and although ready for a general programme of sympathetic modernisation, it offers immense potential to create a stunning home in a highly regarded setting.

The property occupies a deceptive established private plot, set back from the lane with a walled frontage behind which lies a well stocked mature garden which runs to three sides. As well as an initial gated small driveway there is a range of brick and pantiled outbuildings which currently provide a large double garage which fronts the lane and useful attached workshop.

Overall the only way to truly appreciate this fascinating home and plot is by internal inspection.

In brief the accommodation comprises initial storm porch, dining room, family room/study, kitchen with utility area and ground floor bathroom off, rear hallway, spacious sitting room and to the first floor four bedrooms and bathroom.

The village of Colston Bassett lies on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir and has amenities including public house/restaurant, village hall and independent preparatory school. Further amenities can be found in the adjacent village of Cropwell Bishop and nearby market towns of Bingham and Melton Mowbray and the village is convenient for commuting via the A46 with links to the A52, A1 and M1.


STORM PORCH (1.17m x 0.84m (3'10 x 2'9))
Providing cloaks hanging space, quarry tiled floor, pitched ceiling with exposed timbers, windows to two elevations and open doorway leading through into the:

DINING ROOM (4.57m max x 5.66m max (15'0 max x 18'7 max))
A character filled versatile reception which links through to the kitchen and sitting room creating a central hub of the house, offering a wealth of features with heavily beamed ceiling, chimney breast with exposed brick fireplace and hearth with dresser to the side, there is an additional study area to the rear of the room with pitched ceiling with exposed timbers, quarry tiled floor, turning staircase rising to the first floor with useful storage cupboard beneath, two central heating radiators, leaded light windows to the front and rear. A cottage latch door leads through into the:

FAMILY ROOM (4.14m x 3.66m (13'7 x 12'0))
A versatile reception space which has previously been utilised as a home office but would make an excellent additional sitting or family room, having pleasant aspect into the garden at the front and offering a wealth of character with heavily beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor, central heating radiator, chimney breast with shelved alcoves to either side, leaded light window to the front.

From the dining room a further cottage latch door gives access through into the:

KITCHEN (3.12m x 2.21m (10'3 x 7'3))
Having fitted wall and base units with Formica work surface, stainless steel twin drainer sink, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for free standing electric cooker, windows to the front and side, exterior door and further open doorway leading through into the:

UTILITY ROOM (1.78m x 2.59m max (5'10 x 8'6 max))
Having built in storage, space for free standing appliances, part pitched ceiling and door leading through into:

BATHROOM (2.24m x 2.21m (7'4 x 7'3))
Having a suite comprising enamelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator and windows to two elevations.

Returning to the dining room an attractive arched cottage latch door leads through into an:

INNER HALLWAY (5.74m x 1.57m (18'10 x 5'2))
Having a range of built in cupboards, staircase rising to the first floor, part pitched ceiling, central heating radiator, windows to the side, useful understairs storage and cottage latch door leading through into the:

SITTING ROOM (5.72m max x 5.64m max (18'9 max x 18'6 max))
A well proportioned L shaped reception benefitting from windows to two elevations with French doors leading out into the garden. The focal point of the room is an exposed brick fireplace with flagstone hearth and timber mantle over, two central heating radiators, windows to the front and side.


Having built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and gas central heating boiler, doors leading to:

BEDROOM 1 (3.56m x 3.10m (11'8 x 10'2))
Having windows to both the front and side, part pitched ceiling, central heating radiator, exposed floorboards.

BEDROOM 4 (2.41m x 2.64m (7'11 x 8'8))
Having aspect into the garden, built in wardrobe with sliding louvred door fronts, central heating radiator and leaded light window.

BATHROOM (2.46m x 2.01m (8'1 x 6'7))
Having a suite comprising panelled bath, separate shower enclosure, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator and window to the side.

BEDROOM 3 (4.17m x 3.68m (13'8 x 12'1))
A well proportioned double bedroom having aspect into the garden, built in wardrobes, exposed beam, central heating radiator and leaded light window. A further cottage latch door returns to a:

With additional staircase descending to the dining room. In addition there is access to loft space and multi-pane window to the front.

BEDROOM 2 (3.66m x 3.40m (12'0 x 11'2))
A double bedroom having aspect to the front, central heating radiator and leaded light window.

One of the main features of this delightful cottage is its fantastic setting, located behind a walled frontage with double gates leading into the main garden adjacent to which is a substantial range of brick and pantiled outbuildings, one of which is currently utilised as a:

DOUBLE GARAGE (5.92m x 5.61m (19'5 x 18'5))
Having pitched roof, bi-fold timber doors, power and cottage latch door leading through into:

WORKSHOP / STABLE (3.89m x 3.71m (12'9 x 12'2))
Having pitched pantiled roof, ledge and brace timber doors and separate courtesy door leading into the garden.

The garden runs to three sides and is a well established gardener's garden having been lovingly established over the years with a superb crescent of cyclamen and containing one of the village's original two water pumps. The garden offers a high degree of privacy and is well stocked with a range of trees, shrubs and plants which include several fruit trees including mature apple and plum. Pathways wend their way round various well stocked borders and large lawn which runs to the front, side and rear, ornamental pond and enclosed by a combination of panelled and post and rail fencing.

Directly to the rear of the property is an original brick built outbuilding providing useful storage, ideal as a potting shed. There is also a wooden garden shed on the far side of the property.

Rushcliffe Borough Council - Tax Band F.

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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