Thrussington Road, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester, LE7 4SQ | Property for sale | Savills
411.93 sq m
Guide price £1,750,000(106,294,101 EGP)

Thrussington RoadRatcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester, LE7 4SQ

    Key features

    • Attractive Grade II former mill
    • Stunning setting overlooking the River Wreake
    • Accommodation arranged over three storeys
    • Six bedrooms, two en suite
    • Outbuildings with annexe potential (STPP)
    • Occupying a plot of 6.19 acres with stabling

    A Grade II listed former mill, dating back to 1815, occupying a serene 6 acre riverside plot. Extending to 4400sq ft. over three storeys with potential separate annexe accommodation (STPP).

    About this property

    • Rearsby Mill dates back to 1815 and was still a working mill in the 1950's, famed for producing the Rearsby Loaf. The site Rearsby Mill now occupies is mentioned in the Domesday Book and it is believed the niece of William the conqueror, Judith once occupied the property.

      The setting of Rearsby Mill really is the jewel in the crown, enjoying views over the mill pond, the River Wreake and countryside beyond, with the noise of the small weirs to the front of the property providing an idyllic environment.

      The accommodation at Rearsby Mill is arranged over three storeys, with the ground floor offering four reception rooms in addition to the kitchen, four bedrooms at first floor level, two benefiting from en suites, a family bathroom and two bedrooms at second floor level. Externally there are a range of outbuildings which could be converted into secondary accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents and a double garage.

      An oak framed storm porch to the north elevation follows through to an impressive reception hall displaying a gallery landing, focal point log burner, oak flooring and built-in shelving.

      The formal sitting room occupies the southwest corner of the property, an appealing, dual aspect room featuring beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace with alcove shelving either side, a door out to the front aspect and the impressive exposed mill workings.

      A charming snug is accessible off the entrance hall, enjoying pleasant countryside views to the front of the property with a beamed ceiling and built-in book shelving.

      Also positioned to the front elevation is the spacious dining room, displaying a focal point stone fireplace with inset log burner, built-in alcove storage cupboards and a door out to the front.

      Off the entrance hall to the east sits the traditional farmhouse style kitchen with granite work surfaces and a central chef's island. The island itself benefits built-in drawers, storage cupboards, power sockets and open end wicker basket drawers. Appliances within the kitchen include a double Belfast sink, a large, traditional four oven Aga and an independently operated electric Aga with grill plate. In addition to the above, there is a built-in Neff dishwasher, a bin drawer, a large American fridge freezer and a useful pantry cupboard with spice racking. French doors lead from the kitchen to the side courtyard and another set of glazed double doors lead into a pleasant, dual aspect breakfast room featuring a tiled floor and French doors out to the rear elevation.

      Directly off the breakfast room is a generous utility room, fitted with a secondary sink, base storage and full height fitted storage cupboards. There is space and plumbing for two washing machines and a dryer. The utility room further leads on to a useful boot room, WC and into the double garage.

      A wide staircase ascends from the reception hall to the first-floor landing and on to the accommodation at this level.

      The impressive principal bedroom is positioned to the south west corner of the house, with a dual aspect, centralised mill workings and exposed millstone. There is an internal Juliet balcony area offering stunning views over the river and fields beyond. Steps lead up to an elevated sleeping area which benefits from a delightful picture window to the side elevation, overlooking the mill pond. A walk-in wardrobe is accessible from the lower section of the room as is the contemporary four-piece en suite bathroom, holding a large walk-in shower enclosure, concealed low level WC, a bath and a vanity wash hand basin with backlit LED mirror above.

      A second en suite double bedroom sits to the north elevation with vaulted ceilings displaying the exposed A-frame truss. The en suite comprises a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail and a shower enclosure. There is an adjoining walk-in wardrobe.

      Two double bedrooms, both of a similar size overlook the front of the property and share the neighbouring family bathroom which is fitted with a shower cubicle, bath with centralised tap and shower head, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome heated towel rail and built-in laundry storage. A separate WC adjoins the family bathroom.

      A study with deep built-in shelving completes the first floor accommodation.

      The second floor presents a versatile space, currently holding two double bedrooms, both of a similar size and both boasting superb south facing views. The second floor could easily become a ‘teenagers level' should a buyer wish to do so.

      The sweeping driveway divides the two generous, flat paddocks and leads on to the mill pond bridge with marvellous views over the pond and on to the front of the property, providing off street parking, a turning circle and double garage.

      The enclosed courtyard off the kitchen provides ample entertaining space and in turn leads on to the outbuildings. The outbuildings comprise a dual-aspect playroom with a general storage room off, a boiler house, a separate gardener's store and the boat house. These buildings could be utilised as secondary accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.

      Immediately to the front of the property is a stretch of lawn with planting along the front of the house and wisteria developing up to second floor level. Across the road continuing on to the riverfront there is a tranquil seating area, designated by the pergola with a mature grapevine across the top of the structure.
      The rear of the property also provides a spacious lawned area with river frontage. Further upstream there is a pleasant seating area and a glass summer house / office with a timber floor, internal power and double doors out.

      To the north side of the mill pond bridge there is a parcel of land divided into a vegetable garden and stabling, currently comprising two stables and a tack room/workshop with a generous greenhouse attached to the rear of the building.

      We understand there is a public footpath running along part of the drive. For further information please contact the Savills Nottingham office.

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    The tranquil, riverside setting Rearsby Mill offers is not something often found on the open market.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ratcliffe On The Wreake is a pretty, unspoilt village, ideally placed for access to Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray, with the nearby A46 providing links to the M1, the north and London. The Mill is set off the road between Ratcliffe On The Wreake and Thrussington which is also very pretty and unspoilt, having a church, village green, a shop, two public houses and an excellent primary school. Nearby villages Sileby (2.1 miles) and Cossington (2.3 miles) further provide a good range of amenities to briefly include a post office, mini supermarkets, a public house in each village, a garden centre and a cricket club. Sileby Train station offers rail links to London from 1 hour and 25 minutes. The well renowned Ratcliffe College is just 2.1 miles from the property, an independent school providing education to children aged 3-18 years.

    Additional information

    • Charnwood Borough Council, tax band E.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E