Alex Broadley is happy to present this exceptional four bedroom family detached property located in Kirby Muxloe and being sold with NO CHAIN. With a square footage of a little over 1,800 sq ft, the property provides sizeable and versatile living Read more
Alex Broadley is happy to present this exceptional four bedroom family detached property located in Kirby Muxloe and being sold with NO CHAIN. With a square footage of a little over 1,800 sq ft, the property provides sizeable and versatile living
Believed to have been constructed around 1930, this splendid property offers all the hallmarks of a period residence. High ceilings and large windows offering a plethora of natural light create bright spaces at every turn.
This home alludes a natural sense of calm. From the way the position of the rooms connect, which allows for a flow of functionality, to the use of natural light throughout, it all feels effortless. The old and the new connect seamlessly and this is felt particularly with regard to the exceptional extended part of this home. Think 1930's opulence blended with modern day, contemporary life.
The well balanced and sizeable accommodation comprises in brief of: a sensational entrance hallway which sets the tone of what's yet to come. A guest WC, a bay fronted front reception room, an extended rear lounge which opens up onto the properties raised terrace. Located off of the hallway lies the heart of the home, a substantial and sociable kitchen diner with utility off.
Ascending to the first floor you have the option to turn right into the original part of the home comprising of two very generous bedrooms, a single bedroom and a four piece shower room. Turning left off the staircase leads you to the principal suite or 'master wing'. Upon entrance to the bedroom you are struck my an abundance of natural light. This exceptional, duel aspect room offers space, tranquillity and functionality. There is a dressing area off and bathroom across a small landing.
Outside the property enjoys a private and mature rear garden. A raised terrace encourages alfresco dining on those long summer evenings. There are an abundance of plants, shrubs and trees which all add to this calming and charming outdoor space. In addition, the property enjoys a rear outbuilding. Approximately 25ft in length, this sizeable space provides versatility and lends itself well to a host of uses.
Set back from the road, the house enjoys a good sized frontage which leads to a single, integral garage.
The Sellers Words.
Why you purchased the property?
“Fantastic home, perfect for our family life and in a village we love living in. The size of every room was just perfect”.
What attracted you first?
“The hallway. We previously had a narrow hallway which was awful to get the buggy in. This house offered space in the hallway or entry through the garage into the house on mucky days. Also, the solid door and staircase - beautiful.
Not being overlooked by neighbours. We moved from London and wanted a sense of space without being isolated. The garden was a fantastic size. Big enough to have a summer pop up 12ft heated pool, play football and have friends round for a BBQ. All without it feeling too big to maintain - we simply don't have the time or inclination to spend more than short bursts of time gardening. Prefer socialising in it.
The upstairs, having one side of the house (bedrooms and bathroom) for the boys and the other for us.”
What are your favourite features?
“The hallway and staircase and the back living room on snowy days with the glass room extension and a roaring fire”
What will you miss most? “The whole house. There is a real sense of calm and peace, and the house has a wonderful vibe to it.
EPC - C Council Tax Band - F Freehold
We all know the importance of location. That’s why they say it three times, right? - location, location, location. Kirby Muxloe is arguable one of the most desirable villages in the county, and for good reason.
Situated less than five miles to the west of Leicester City Centre and bordering open countryside, Kirby Muxloe offers a village way of life without sacrificing your ties to the city. The village also provides the ability to commute with ease, with the M1 / M69 motorway connections within close proximity.
Dating back to late ninth or early tenth century, ‘Carbi’ is also rich in history and even boasts its very own moated castle, however, it was sadly never to be completed. Work on the castle began around 1480 by Lord William Hastings. In 1483 Lord Hastings was summoned to London for a meeting with King Richard III and never returned. Executed without trial, the building of the castle came to sad and sudden end. The village is steeped in history and there’s even a fabulous community library to enjoy a few hours researching it.
Local amenities are in abundance within a bustling village centre. There are independent hair and beauty salons, dog grooming, a village physio, post office, a beautiful third generation family run florist and local community groups. When you combine these fantastic transport links with all that’s going on locally, it’s easy to see why Kirby Muxloe is so desirable.
Walks And Green Spaces
It is well worth getting out and stretching your legs in Kirby and its lush surrounds. Bordering the open countryside there are numerous paths and trails to explore. The village centre offers some fine sights too. Take a trip to the castle ruins or a walk around the mature parklands and adjoining fields which offer views over the village. Or lose yourself in the peaceful and beautiful green roads of Kirby Fields. Dubbed the ‘second Stoneygate’ in the late 19th century due to the Leicester businessmen requiring country residences, the area is home to some splendid Edwardian and Victorian architecture.
Kirby Muxloe Schooling
The schools within the area are somewhat of a magnet for parents. The village has a Good Ofsted rated primary school, conveniently located on periphery of the large playing fields.
The secondary school, the highly regarded Brookvale Groby, is located in the neighbouring village of Groby. For those of you with little ones, the village also offers a day nursery and preschool which adds further to the reason to choose Kirby Muxloe for those wanting to lay down some solid family roots.
Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs
Kirby Muxloe has been keeping its locals well fed (and watered) for many years. The village is served by two pub restaurants, a bistro and the village sports club.
The fashionable Royal Oak offers something for everyone. It houses the mouthwatering Real Flavours Deli which offers hot or cold gourmet food and drinks. The deli counter is at bursting point with an amass of savoury treats and the coffee is fab, ideal for those daytime dwellers. The bar at the Royal Oak offers a variety of drinks from local to guest ales, world beers and premium wines and spirits.
Opposite the Royal Oak you can really treat yourself at the acclaimed The Foxes Den Bistro. A relatively new addition to the local eating scene and an absolute dining must. Their themed nights are a tremendous hit which varies from tantalising Asian fusion, Italian tasting menus, gourmet burger nights and so much more. The Foxes Den will keep your inner foodie well and truly satisfied.
Paying homage to its medieval neighbour, and short walk from the village centre you will find the aptly named Castle Hotel, a beautiful 17th century pub restaurant. Originally the castles farmhouse, it retains a lot of its original charm.
Winter drinks by its open fires and candlelit dining are a must. In the warmer months the fashionable garden terrace overlooking the castle ruins lends itself to family lunches and afternoon drinks. Spacious, contemporary and comfy, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
On the move or a leisurely morning stroll, In The Wild – Trailer Co, which is located in the village hall car park, will serve you fresh coffee and tasty breakfast cobs to keep you smiling on your commute or dog walk.
If you don’t want to cook but you don’t want to go out for dinner, I’m afraid you won’t find any takeaways in the village – the residents simply won’t allow it. Quite admirable I’m sure you will agree.
Sports and Leisure.
On the sporting front, the village offers its residents an abundance of facilities. Kirby Muxloe Sports and Village club must be considered the hub of this. Offering an array of adult and youth sports it is probably more a ‘sports complex’. It is home to Kirby Muxloe FC and Kirby Muxloe Cricket Club, regularly hosts archery events, has grass football pitches and a five a side floodlit astroturf pitch. In addition, the club hosts regular family fun days, has two function rooms for hire and a well-stocked bar.
Since 1893 the local golf club has provided the village with excellent greens and fairways. Observe the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy 18 holes at this prestigious course. In addition, the village also boasts a bowls club and outdoor tennis courts.
Kirby Muxloe has an extremely strong sense of community, with the community centre, church hall and sports and village club all hosting events throughout the year. There are also numerous social channels to keep the locals abreast of news and all things local within LE9.