- Type: Semi-Detached House
- Availability: For Sale
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception Rooms: 2
Stoneygate Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, LE2 2AB
- Exemplary Victorian Villa
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Three Designer Bathrooms
- Renovation By Renowned Tippetts & Brooks
- Accommodation Over Three Storeys Plus Cellar
- Wealth Of Period Features
- Handcrafted Kitchen With Range Cooker
- Highly Private And Landscaped Garden
- Driveway For Three Vehicles
- Early Viewing Essential
Property SummaryAn exemplary five double bedroom, three bathroom Victorian villa having undergone an exquisite transformation to provide luxurious and contemporary accommodation with a manicured rear garden and large driveway.
This fine Victorian villa was carefully constructed in 1896 by the renowned architects Stockdale Harrison whose timeless and classic designs are found throughout Stoneygate and Leicester city centre. The accommodation underwent a comprehensive programme of works in 2014, led by the exceptional, locally based Tippetts & Brooks Developments. Craftsmanship of the highest calibre has ensured that the high specification fixtures and fittings are matched by the overall finish. Care has been taken to retain and restore period features which are juxtaposed against the contemporary decoration. Almost all of the timber framed windows have been sympathetically modernised to provide the benefit of double glazing while preserving the original aesthetic.
A quaint front door with an arched transom window above grants access into the bright and airy entrance hall, complete with period inspired flooring. The accommodation is arranged over three storeys plus a large cellar with the potential to convert into an everyday usage room. The dual aspect living room sits to the left hand side and has been elegantly styled with half height wall panelling sitting below the dado rail with a modern block colour extending up to the crisp white decorative coving to the ceiling. The original and ornate central ceiling rose serves as another reminder of this property's rich Victorian heritage whilst original flooring with insulation below, flowing through into the dining room and kitchen, adds a touch of modern comfort. A log burner has been installed in the living room while the original fireplace embellishes the similarly styled dining room which enjoys plenty of natural light thanks to its shallow bay window to the front aspect. Arguably the focal point for modern families is the extended breakfast kitchen positioned to the rear. The truly bespoke cabinets were handcrafted at the designers' nearby workshop with the base units being topped with a solid timber worksurface and backed with metrobrick tiling. A matching island encompasses a family friendly breakfast bar as well as a double, stainless steel sink. Integrated appliances include a large Range cooker and dishwasher while the utility room offers space for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. Multiple dining spaces offer versatility for growing and blended families, whilst bifolding doors extend the entertaining space out into the well established garden and illuminate the room with natural light to complement the inset chrome spotlights and pendant lights.
The grand staircase in the entrance hallway, with runner carpet, rises to the galleried first floor landing above. Three double bedrooms are found on this floor, each with ample space for freestanding furniture be it for bedrooms, a home office, or something else to suit individual requirements. The master bedroom enjoys views over the leafy garden and benefits from a shower ensuite with a metrobrick tiled enclosure, wash hand basin, WC, and chrome heated towel rail. The remaining bedrooms have access to the luxurious family bathroom which is fitted with a freestanding roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, and WC.
Rising again, two further double bedrooms are found on the second floor. Each spacious bedroom shares use of the designer shower room which comprises an oversized walk in shower, contemporary twin wash hand basins, and a WC.
This property's generous frontage provides highly sought after off road parking for three vehicles atop a slabbed driveway. Neatly pruned hedging as well as other shrubbery add a splash of bright colour to the traditional terracotta brickwork and white framed windows.
The rear garden has been completely transformed to provide a sophisticated, tranquil, and highly private space for relaxing and entertaining. A mixture of topiary, hedging, shrubbery, and plants add vibrancy while the paved patio, brickwork paving, and gravel create a contemporary edge.
The property is situated in the highly sought after area of Stoneygate, one and a half miles from the City Centre. The suburb offers a comprehensive range of local amenities including the nearby supermarkets, Leicestershire Golf Club and Leicester Lawn Tennis Club. Within walking distance are the ever-popular Allandale Road/Francis Street and Queens Road shopping parades which offer a wide variety of independent shops, boutiques, coffee shops, and eateries. Leicester City Centre is situated a ten minute drive away providing a broad selection of eateries and shopping opportunities.
There is a wide selection of renowned state and independent schooling for all ages nearby while transport links to the area are excellent with the A6 London Road offering convenient access the University of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, and Leicester mainline train station which provides services to London St Pancras in a little over an hour.
Viewings and Directions
Viewing by appointment only through the sole agent Oliver Rayns
Postcode for Sat Nav: LE2 2AB.