- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 5 receptions
A striking country house in a private rural setting with far reaching views and 70 acres.
The property Inkerman Lodge sits just 5 miles to the east of Leicester in a secluded and private rural location. It is approached through its own pastureland by a long, part granite chipped and part gravelled, drive with two electrically operated five-bar gates providing good security. There is a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house.
Inkerman Lodge is believed to have originated in the mid-18th century and subsequently was extended for one of the survivors of the Battle of Inkerman (1854); a pivotal battle within the Crimean War.
Built of brick with a part Swithland slate and part Welsh blue slate roof, the house faces south-west and benefits from an abundance of natural light throughout. In keeping with many other houses of its age, Inkerman Lodge has, beyond its initial extension, evolved further over time. These changes have been sympathetic to the original house and now provide an excellent flow throughout the principal rooms.
A porch provides shelter for the glass panelled front door which opens onto the hall with the stairs rising to the left. To the right, and part of the 19th century extension, is the sitting room which has a working fireplace, exposed beams, built in bookcase and a double aspect producing a lovely light room.
To the left of the stairs is an elegant drawing room with high ceilings, a working fireplace and exposed beams and this has doors connecting to both the dining room, which is beyond, as well as the kitchen. The dining room has a working fireplace and connecting door to the boot room through to the kitchen. Back in the hall, there is a cloakroom with coat cupboard to the right and, beyond this, the kitchen/breakfast room which has an oil fired 4 oven Aga, a quarry tiled floor and a range of farmhouse style floor and wall units. To its southern end, beyond the breakfast area, bifold doors open onto a conservatory. This has a freestanding log burner in its farthermost corner and simply stunning easterly views with French doors opening onto the rear garden.
To the other end of the kitchen there is a boot room area leading through to a utility room with numerous fitted cupboards, one of which houses the oil boiler.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom is situated at the western end of the main corridor. Steps lead down to a lovely light room with recessed spotlights, painted beams and fitted wardrobes. Additionally, there is a dressing room with a bank of fitted wardrobes along one wall and a door providing access to an en suite bathroom. The bathroom as electric underfloor heating, an electric towel rail, a bath/shower and twin basins.
Adjacent to the principal bedroom, there are two bedrooms either side of the main corridor each of which have built-in wardrobes and connect through to en suite bathrooms which have Jack and Jill access to the central corridor. There are a further two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite WC and a dressing area which is currently used as an office.
To the rear of the house is a is a single storey building used as a farm office, but with clear annexe potential. Accessed from the southern end, it has a good-sized reception room, WC, bathroom and a further office beyond with fitted cupboards.
Outside There are formal gardens to the front and rear of the house and both have been designed to require minimal input. The front façade is festooned with pyracantha, blue wisteria and clematis and these look out onto rolling lawns to either side of the drive which is bordered by mature thorn hedging. The rear gardens are sheltered, bordered by a pea gravel path and mainly set to lawn. To the northeastern end there is a pond with stunning views beyond.
To the southern end of the home office is a store room and, beyond this, a triple garage with a substantial concrete parking area in front . This area is hidden from the front of the house by electrically operated double wooden gates. Behind the garaging is a large portal framed barn with a leanto hay barn and another concrete hard standing area.
The permanent pastureland, which is in one block, is principally located to the rear of the main house with 15 acres located to the front . It is divided into a number of enclosures with water connected and there are three further ponds. A bridleway crosses the land from east-west axis to the south of the house.
Basic Payment The Basic Payment entitlements are included in the sale. The vendor will use their best endeavours to transfer the Basic Payment Entitlements to the purchaser(s) on completion. The vendor will keep the 2017 Basic Payment. Schemes The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the scheme(s) and will take it on and comply with the scheme from completion if necessary. The vendor will retain any ELS payments payable up to completion. Further details are available from the vendors agent.
Location Inkerman Lodge enjoys easy access to the city of Leicester. However, on a more local level, and just a mile away, is the flourishing village of Hungarton which has a popular pub, The Black Boy, as well as church, village hall, tennis court and community play area.
The location offers a seamless connection to the nexus of midlands transport links which includes the mainline to London St Pancras International, the M1, M6, M69 and A47 and A14 both of which lead east. Both East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are within easy reach.
There is a surfeit of excellent schooling locally both within the state and private sector. This includes preparatory schools at Spratton, Maidwell and Stoneygate, Leicester Grammar and public schools at Rugby, Uppingham and Oakham, to name but a few.
This property has 70 acres of land.
- KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
- DRAWING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM
- DINING ROOM
- 5 BEDROOMS
- FARM OFFICE
- TRIPLE GARAGE & WORKSHOP
- 2 BARNS
- 4 PONDS
- GARDENS AND PASTURE, 70 ACRES
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