Queen Anne style country estate set in 10 acres, comprising four separate dwellings in addition to a swimming pool complex, a log cabin, a games room and a play barn.
Highfields Manor is a fine, secluded 10 acre Leicestershire country Estate, enjoying an elevated position with a southerly aspect. Electric gates open onto a sweeping, tree lined drive, which forks left to a gravelled forecourt, with a turning circle and central fountain, fronting the Manor and Gatehouse. A secondary drive leads to the Cottage, the Granary, rear paddock, courtyard, ménage and converted stables. A swimming pool complex and large detached log cabin to the East complete what is an extremely flexible and versatile accommodation, which lends itself perfectly to be a multi-generation extended family home.
Stone steps lead from the forecourt to the terrace and on to the entrance door, leading in to a generous, tiled entrance hall with a guest cloakroom with double vanity unit and under stairs storage off. The impressive kitchen and utility area, spanning the full width of the property, incorporates a range of grey base and wall units with silestone work surfaces and a central island with breakfast bar. Integral Miele appliances include an inset wok and hotplate, a freezer, two fridges, a coffee machine and two electric combi-ovens, with a Siemens washing machine and dishwasher. A rear lobby leads from the kitchen onto a second cloakroom with shower, a utility/boot room and a butler's pantry/playroom, both currently bedrooms. All ground floor rooms have French doors opening onto the 360° wrap around terrace. A traditional dog leg staircase ascends from the entrance hall to a large, galleried first floor landing, off which are five generous en suite double bedrooms, all boasting superb, far reaching views. The dual aspect Master Suite has an en suite bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, whilst two other bedrooms enjoy free standing roll top baths within the bedrooms and en suite W.C and washbasins off. Two other bedrooms have an en suite shower room, one with a dressing room off.
Dating back some 300 years and retaining many period features, this substantial, two storey accommodation has a front aspect over the garden.
The ground floor comprises a triple aspect dining room leading onto the kitchen, fitted with high gloss black units, with silestone work surfaces and a range of integrated Miele appliances, similar to the Manor. There are four double ground floor bedrooms, two of which have French doors opening onto the garden. One bedroom has an en suite shower room, another a dressing room and en suite W.C
An imperial staircase off the kitchen leads to the first floor with a home cinema, two reception rooms, a snug and a large shower room with double vanity unit.
A small entrance hall leads into a dining kitchen with original oak King trusses, a range of grey units with silestone work surfaces and a breakfast bar. A partial stud wall separates this space from a bedroom, off which is a bathroom area with open roll top bath and built in library. Steps lead from the entrance hall to the sitting room, off which is a dual aspect double bedroom with French doors to two elevations, a dressing room and a modern wet room. A spacious dining room, to the rear provides access to a third double bedroom, enjoying a double fronted view across the rear courtyard, off which is a large service area, shower room, games room, play barn, outside toilet and store. There are Sanderson shutters on all French doors and most windows.
The Granary and the Cottage could readily become one dwelling.
The Gatehouse comprises a central sitting room, a principal bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedrooms sharing a shower room. There are Sanderson shutters on all French doors and windows. This garage conversion could easily revert back to a triple garage.
The superb, detached pool complex, positioned to the east aspect, comprises an entrance lobby leading through to a large tiled changing area with two showers, two WC's and a vanity area with integrated hair dryers and basins. A door leads onto the Spa Garden and log cabin.
A private, tree lined drive cuts through some 7 acres of paddock to the front and East of the Estate. Sweeping lawns, expansive terraces with water features and a large pond with fountain complement the formal manicured gardens, with well planted borders and a mature tree line to all elevations. The Granary and The Cottage have patio seating areas to the front, whilst The Cottage also enjoys a rear courtyard, off which access is granted to the rubber manège and pony paddock, bounded by post and rail fencing. There is a further large slate laid seating area between the pool complex and the log cabin, an ideal building for buyers requiring home office space or a gym with treatment rooms.
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An ideal proposition for multi-generational family buyers looking for a large country estate within a highly regarded locationLuke Billson