Manor Lane, Somerby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2QD | Property for sale | Savills
Guide price £825,000(€978,869)

Manor LaneSomerby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2QD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A striking edge of village Georgian Farmhouse
  • With off road parking and partially walled garden
  • Offering high ceilings and far reaching views
  • Oakham 6 miles; Melton Mowbray 7 miles; Uppingham 10 miles
  • No onward chain

A striking and highly attractive south-facing three-storey listed farmhouse, with driveway and private gardens in beautiful setting on the edge of a Conservation Village.

About this property

  • A striking three-storey period ironstone former farmhouse, with limestone quoins and swithland slate roof, which retains the proportions and large windows of the Georgian and Victorian eras.

    The grade II listed property occupies an attractive setting on the southern edge of this Conservation Village, with gardens that extend to the west. Whilst the listing states the L-shaped property is early 19th Century, the building is thought to have earlier, 18th century origins, and is dated 1791.

    Accommodation: The central front door opens into a wide entrance hallway, which links right through the core of the house to the rear entrance. The hallway is flanked by the formal drawing and dining rooms, both symmetrical high ceilinged rooms with large south facing windows. The drawing room also has a north facing window, whilst the dining room an internal doorway to the kitchen.

    The kitchen/breakfast room has a fitted suite and ample room for informal dining. It has a large rear facing window to a courtyard, and access back to the hallway, as well as to a second living room and a boot room, with an external side entrance. Returning to the hallway, a home office/study, utility and cloakroom/W.C complete the ground floor accommodation.

    There are six double bedrooms served by three bath or shower rooms at first and second floor. The bedroom layout was reconfiguration in 2013, when the house was also electrically rewired. The result is a first floor layout with four generously proportioned double bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a family bathroom, whilst, at second floor level, there are two further double bedrooms and a second family bathroom. The principal bedrooms are south facing and offer fabulous far reaching views.

    Outside:
    The property has a driveway to the south of the house, leading to the garden, which lies to the west of the house. The gardens are laid to lawn, with mature planting, with partially walled boundaries and views to the south over the adjoining field. There are various useful outbuildings including a garage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love this village and its surrounding countryside. There is a great pub and surprisingly enticing village shop - try its soft bakes! This well-proportioned period house occupies a lovely setting on the edge of the village. I like its room proportions and outlook, coupled with a lovely garden.

James AbbottProperty agent

Local information

  • Somerby is a picturesque Conservation Village with a mix of period stone properties, surrounded by attractive rolling countryside in an area of the county known as ‘High Leicestershire', close to the Leicestershire/Rutland border. The village is served by a pre-school nursery and primary school, a Doctors surgery, public house restaurant, The Stilton Cheese Inn, and village shop and post office, whilst there is also a renowned equestrian centre.
  • During World War II, Somerby was the base station and testing ground for Operation Market Garden, the airborne glider-led attack on Arnhem.
  • The market towns of Oakham and Melton Mowbray (both 7 miles) and, further afield, Stamford and Market Harborough (18 miles), where there are East Midlands Mainline rail services to London St Pancras, are well serviced and offer a full range of retail shopping and professional services. All are easily accessible by road, as are the regional centres of Leicester and the M1 to the west, or Peterborough and the A1 to the east, via the A47. The area boasts a choice of well-known public schools, including Uppingham, Oakham, Stamford, whilst there is also a respected selection of state schooling close by.

Additional information

  • Listing: The property is Grade II listed.
  • Services: Mains electricity, water & drainage. Oil fired central heating. Fibre-optic broadband.
  • Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fitting and garden ornaments are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • All journey times and distances are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G