Waterside residence in a highly sought after village, occupying a serene, unique position on the banks of the River Soar with versatile accommodation arranged over two storeys.
Santa Maria Lodge occupies a serene, unique position on the banks of the River Soar within the well regarded village of Quorn. Dating back to the 1880's, the property retains many period features from this era to include stone mullion windows, timber staircase, decorative covings and original fireplaces. The versatile accommodation is arranged over two storeys with three separate garden areas and a boat house on to the river.
A covered storm porch to the front aspect leads into the quarry tiled entrance hall and on to the accommodation at ground floor level which comprises; a charming dual aspect sitting room with oak strip flooring, original open fire with decorative marble surround, half height panelled walls and a stone mullion bay window out to the garden. To the right hand side of the entrance hall sits a versatile reception room, currently used as a bedroom featuring original timber floor boards, picture rail, ornamental cornicing, an open fire and bay window.
Steps lead down from the entrance hall to a modern family bathroom, fitted with a low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, bath with shower over and a chrome heated towel rail.
A well-proportioned dining room boasts pleasant views over the river with a quarry tiled floor and displays an original Flavel & Co cooker. Leading off from the dining room is the breakfast kitchen, incorporating a range of white base and wall units, laminated work surfaces, stainless steel sink & drainer and an electric oven, with space and plumbing for a washing machine. A pantry off the kitchen provides useful storage and space for a dryer. Both the principal garden to the front and the riverside to the rear are accessible from the kitchen.
Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to a spacious first floor landing which presents a potential study area with picture window overlooking the river. There are three bedrooms to the first floor, two double bedrooms to the front aspect, one holding an original cast iron feature fire and a single bedroom to the rear which also displays a cast iron fire place and original wood floor. A family shower room at first floor level is fitted with a vanity wash hand basin, low level WC and a large shower enclosure.
A gravel drive to the front of the property provides off street parking, with a further, gated parking area to the west elevation, also allowing access to a barked, children's play area. The principal garden space is accessible off both the kitchen and via a gate off the driveway and features a central cast iron lamp post which was recovered from Quorn Hall, raised sleeper beds, a garden shed, log store and a pathway down to the riverside which separates the three lawned areas. To the riverside there is a cobbled patio, providing a delightful seating area with a brick built barbeque and a wrought iron gate allowing access to the boat house, holding an 18ft, 40 horsepower Nymph boat which will be included within the sale.
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Properties such as Santa Maria Lodge are a rare visitor to the market and would ideally suit a downsizer or small family.Luke Billson