Ratcliffe Road, Stoneygate, Leicester

Guide Price £850,000 Under Offer

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Key Features

  • Gas Central Heating (including Cast Iron Period Radiators), Leaded Windows Including Part Double Glazing
  • Entrance Vestibule, Large Walk-in Cloaks, Impressive Reception Hallway/additional Reception Roomsitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Orangery/family Room
  • Additional Reception Room/ground Floor Bedroom With Bathroom & Separate Wcutility Room, Covered Lobby, Butler’s Pantry/store, Additional Large Store/out-building, Stairs To Loft Room, Tack Room/store
  • Attractive Feature First Floor Landing, Master Bedroom With Connecting Bedroom (potential To Provide Dressing Room & En-suite)
  • Four Further Generous Size Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Two Separate Wc’s
  • Second Floor Accommodation Provides Separate Living Quarters Including, Sitting Room/bedroom, Kitchen, Further Bedroom &spacious Shower Room
  • Superb Plot Totalling Approximately Half Of An Acre, In And Out Driveway, Vehicle Parking, Garaging, A Range Of Outbuildingspotential For Further Accommodation

Property Description

‘The Knowle' is a particularly attractive and substantial Victorian residence. Located on the exclusive Ratcliffe Road, in the fashionable and highly regarded leafy conservation area of Stoneygate. The property offers truly spacious and versatile living accommodation over three floors, yet still offers excellent potential to provide additional living accommodation if required, including conversion of garaging and outbuildings (subject to necessary consent). The property boasts a wealth of original features and character, including ceiling coving, picture rails, decorative ceiling mouldings, local Swithland slate roof and is heavily influenced by the ‘Arts and Crafts' movement, well known within the Stoneygate area. Properties of this calibar and character rarely become available within the immediate area. Prospective purchasers are recommended early inspection to avoid disappointment. The accommodation in brief comprises: entrance vestibule leading to an impressive reception hallway with feature leaded window and French doors leading to rear garden, spacious sitting room, light and airy breakfast kitchen leading to orangery/family room with French doors to the rear garden, versatile additional reception room/ground floor bedroom with bathroom and separate WC, which offers excellent potential for conversion to separate annex, teenager suite or dependant relative. Further accommodation over two floors includes master bedroom leading to connecting bedroom/dressing room, (providing potential for en-suite if required), four further generous size bedrooms also including family bathroom and two separate WC's. Second floor currently provides separate living quarters, including bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room/additional bedroom.

The property is well located for everyday amenities and services including renowned local public and private schooling together with nursery day-care, Leicester University, Leicester Royal Infirmary and city general hospitals and is within minutes' walk of Victoria Park and Leicester City Centre together with shopping parades in both Stoneygate and neighbouring Clarendon Park with their specialist shops, bars, boutiques and restaurants.

The property sits on a superb, deep plot totalling approximately half of an acre, enjoys a deep frontage screened by a mature belt of trees and shrubs, providing security and privacy with in and out vehicle access. There is a range of outbuildings including utility, butler's pantry with access to attic room and garaging. The property provides a superb and individual family home with potential for conversion or re-development of the site, (subject to necessary consent). Further information relating to the home, can be discussed at our Queens Road Office, including contacting the property managers Glen Reader or Aaron Lowe who can provide further information and inspection, by appointment.

Gas central heating (including cast iron period radiators), leaded windows including part double glazing, entrance vestibule, large walk-in cloaks, impressive reception hallway/additional reception room. Sitting room, dining kitchen, orangery/family room. Additional reception room/ground floor bedroom with bathroom & separate WCutility room, covered lobby, butler's pantry/store, additional large store/out-building, stairs to loft room, tack room/store. Attractive feature first floor landing, master bedroom with connecting bedroom (potential to provide dressing room & en-suite), four further generous size bedrooms, family bathroom, two separate WC's. Second floor accommodation provides separate living quarters including, sitting room/bedroom, kitchen, further bedroom & spacious shower room. Superb plot totalling approximately half of an acre, in and out driveway, vehicle parking, garaging, a range of outbuildings. Potential for further accommodation.

Entrance Vestibule
Approached via original oak door and further leaded window to the front, wooden panel walling, radiator, door to storage cupboard and open aspect to reception hallway.

Walk-In Cloaks/Store 9'8'' x 9'2''
Having leaded window to the front elevation, shelving and overhead storage cupboards, quarry tiled flooring.

Reception Hallway 20' x 11'8'' narrowing to 10'
This impressive light and airy reception hallway has feature leaded windows and French doors leading to rear garden, enjoying a pleasant leafy aspect. Decorative wooden paneling, ceiling coving, period cast iron radiators, exposed wooden oak parquet flooring, door leading to lobby area giving access to ground floor bedroom/additional reception room and bathroom.

Sitting Room 20' narrowing to 15'3'' x 16'6'' measurement includes bay window
Large leaded walk-in bay window to the front elevation, chimneybreast with raised tiled hearth, fitted storage cupboards, radiator, door leading to lobby area access to utility room and outbuildings. Walk-in storage cupboard, quarry tiled flooring, shelving and housing gas boiler.

Dining Kitchen 21'6'' measurement includes recess narrowing to 19'8'' x 16'10'' narrowing to 13'
This light and airy dining kitchen enjoys part leaded windows to the rear elevation, and twin glazed French doors leading to rear garden. Kitchen in brief comprises: a double sink and drainer, a range of wall and base units with beech work surfaces over, storage drawers, cutlery shelving, gas cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher, feature original decorative fitted sideboard with shelving and storage cupboards. Oak stripped wooden flooring, decorative wall moldings, radiators.

Orangery/Family Room 22'9''x 16'4'' measurement to maximum point
This superb, traditional style and versatile room, enjoys picture windows to the side elevation, including three sets of twin French doors and further windows and French door to the rear overlooking rear garden, enjoying a pleasant leafy aspect. Wooden fire surround with stone tiled inset and tiled hearth, decorative ceiling coving and arched niche displays, period cast iron radiators, oak stripped wooden flooring.

Additional Ground Floor Bedroom/Reception Room 23' narrowing to 21'5''x 18' measurement to maximum point narrowing to 14'4''
This delightful spacious light and airy room provides a number of usages, currently used as and additional bedroom and also provides ideal family room, or conversion to separate living accommodation for dependent relative or teenager, subject to necessary consent. Leaded windows to the rear and side elevations, French glazed doors leading to rear garden, feature fireplace with stone fire surround and fitted mahogany mantle, fireplace with mirror and matching adjacent fitted bookcase/display shelving, incorporating storage cupboard, oak stripped wooden flooring, ceiling coving, door to lobby area leading to bathroom and separate WC.

Bathroom 8'8''x 6'
Leaded window to the side elevation, panel bath with shower, glass shower screen, wash hand basin, part tiled walls, exposed wooded floorboards, gas boiler, radiator, access to separate WC

Separate WC
Leaded window to the front elevation, low level WC, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator.

Lobby Area (accessed from living room)
This lobby area has door to the front elevation, tiled flooring, fitted storage cupboards, door leading to utility room.

Utility Room 14'9'' x 11'3'' measurement to maximum points
Utility room comprises: double sink and drainer, shelving, wall and base units, original fitted cupboard, door leading to covered rear lobby.

Covered Rear Lobby
With windows and door leading to rear courtyard area, door leading to store, access to original butler's pantry, access to outbuilding and stairs leading to loft room.

Original Butler's Pantry/Store 13'2''x 7'10''
This useful room provides a number of usages including storage or conversion to further accommodation, has windows to the rear and side elevations, tiled flooring and original tiled walling.

Brick Store 9'x 7'
Windows to the front and side elevations, quarry tiled flooring, potential for conversion to further accommodation, subject to necessary regulations.

Loft/Attic Room 11'6''x 9'4'' total floor space having part restricted head room
With window to the rear elevation, built-in cupboards, potential for conversion to further accommodation if required, subject to necessary regulations.

First Floor Landing
Attractive first floor landing approached via a half landing with feature picture leaded window to the front elevation, enjoying a pleasant leafy aspect. First floor landing has wooden paneled walling, period style cast iron radiator.

Master Bedroom 17'4'' x 12' measurement includes chimneybreast
This spacious light and airy master bedroom enjoys leaded windows to the front elevation and further leaded window to the side, chimneybreast with wooden fire surround and tiled inset and hearth, original built-in cupboard, vanity wash hand basin, picture rails, radiator, door leading to additional bedroom/dressing room.

Additional Bedroom/Dressing Room 17'9'' x 12'7'' measurement includes chimneybreast
This pretty and versatile room provide a number of usages, including dressing room/potential for en-suite or nursery and has double glazed leaded window to the side elevation including door leading to fire escape, chimneybreast with wooden fire surround, tiled inset and hearth, fitted wardrobe/storage cupboards, access to roof eaves storage area.

Bedroom Two 21'2'' measurement includes window recess narrowing to 17'6''x 14'3''
This spacious bedroom has double glazed leaded window to the side elevation, further double glazed leaded window to the rear overlooking rear garden, enjoying a pleasant leafy aspect. Cast iron fire surround, wash hand basin, picture rails, radiator.

Bedroom Three 20'7'' maximum point x 12'
With leaded window to the rear elevation, picture rails, chimneybreast, radiator, door to wardrobe/cupboard.

Bedroom Four 12'3'' measurement includes recess narrowing to 10'7''x 11'3''
Window to the rear elevation overlooking rear garden, glass wash hand basin, picture rails, radiator, door leading to wardrobe/store.

Bedroom Five 13'4''x 10'10''
Three leaded windows to the front elevation, ceiling coving, radiator.

Family Bathroom 11'x 6'7''
Leaded window to the side elevation, comprising: cast iron bath, wash hand basin, separate shower enclosure, fitted shelved medicine cupboard, original chrome heated towel rail, separate radiator.

Separate WC 1.
Leaded window to the front elevation, low level WC.

Separate WC 2. (off main landing)
Window to the front elevation, wash hand basin, low level WC.

Second Floor Landing
Second floor landing accommodation is currently arranged to provide self-contained living, ideal for teenager, extended family or lodger. With storage cupboards.

Bedroom 17'2'' narrowing to 14'x 14'9''
Part leaded window to the side elevation, shelving, doors to eaves storage/wardrobe, wash hand basin, radiators, access to further loft space.

Sitting Room/Additional Bedroom 16'x 14' ?
This room is currently used as sitting room but could provide additional bedroom if required. Part leaded window to the rear elevation, further leaded window to the side, display shelving, wooden fire surround, radiators.

Kitchen 10'7''x 8'10''
Part leaded window to the rear elevation overlooking rear garden enjoying a pleasant leafy aspect. Kitchen comprises: sink and drainer, range of base units, electric cooker point, radiator.

Shower room 10'7''x 6'10'' total floor space having part restricted head room
This spacious shower room comprises: low level WC, wash hand basin, shower enclosure, radiator, built-in shelved airing cupboard.

The property enjoys deep and secure private frontage with mature trees, shrubs including Rhododendrons. Having in and out access with tarmac hard-standing

Garaging 17'8''x 14'
Having quarry tiled flooring, power and lighting, twin double doors to the front elevation

Tack Room 8'x 7'2''
Original tack room/store with window to the side and front elevation.

Paved rear courtyard area, two brick stores and former boiler room 12'4'' narrowing to 9'x 11' with steps leading to lower basement area.

Rear Garden
A delightful, deep and Southerly facing rear garden, in brief comprising: recess covered original veranda with quarry tiled floor, York stone paved patio and pathways with shaped lawns leading to further deep lawn area with a range of mature trees, shrubs and orchard area. Vegetable and fruit beds, garden pond.

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