Carisbrooke Road, Leicester, LE2
- A-Grade EPC Rating
- Air Source Heat Pump Fitted
- Solar Panels Generate Electricity
- Grants Cover Total Cost Of Bills For Gas And Electric
- Extended To The Rear
- En-Suite With Sauna
- Stunning Rear Garden
- Water-Based Underfloor Heating
- Retaining Character-Rich Original Features
- Close To Amenities And Schools
In a sought-after residential location within walking distance of Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club is this attractive older style and highly eco-friendly detached family home. The property is immaculately presented by the current owners who have added a number of energy efficient initiatives. Set back from the road and offering spacious accommodation, the property benefits from a wealth of delightful features including coved ceilings, picture rails, wood floors, leaded light and stained glass windows, wood panelling, fireplaces, double glazing throughout, double-length garage with loft space, off road parking and a fabulous landscaped garden.
A new heating system has been installed in the last few years, including an air source heat pump. There is also water-based underfloor heating throughout the ground floor (except the front reception room) and solar panels that generate electricity, with 16 years of higher rate income. The property is an exceptional eco-home with the highest Energy Performance Certificate rating of Grade A. Currently, the owners receive an energy grant, which expires in 2026, and the property made more than it cost to run in 2022.
To the front of the property is an array of mature trees and shrubs that offer a high level of privacy and seclusion. The driveway provides ample off road parking and the property is approached via a paved pathway and steps up to the part glazed front door, which gives access into the reception hall.
The spacious hall has a wood floor, with a turned staircase to the first floor with wood banisters and wood panelling, access to a cloak’s cupboard under the stairs, which also leads to the garage, and to the reception rooms. The charming double aspect living room has a delightful bay window that allows lots of light to flood the room. There is a charming Arts & Crafts style fireplace sitting on a raised hearth with a painted stone surround and mantel.
From the hall is the elegant family room, which has a lovely peaceful feel, features a wood floor and a modern fireplace inset into the chimney breast. A couple of steps up lead into the wonderfully light, open plan garden room which looks out over the garden and has a tiled floor that extends into the kitchen/dining room. Double bi-fold doors open out onto the expansive, full width terrace, ideal for summer entertaining.
The heart of the home is the fabulous kitchen/dining room, which also has two sets of bi-fold doors leading out on to the terrace and garden. There is ample space for a dining table and for additional seating, if needed. The stunning fully fitted kitchen has a range of drawer and base units with marble work surfaces above, a single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, a built-in oven and a built-in microwave. The central island in the kitchen incorporates a range of drawers and open fronted storage, also with marble work surfaces above and a gas hob with an extractor fan above that is fitted into the ceiling.
From the kitchen is an inner hall that leads to the utility room which has a wood floor, a range of wall, drawer and base units with work surfaces and shelving above, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a dryer, a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and a fully glazed door to the paved side access. Sliding doors give access to the downstairs cloakroom, which has a low level WC and corner wash hand basin set into a unit with a tiled splashback.
The turned carpeted staircase with wood banisters and facing window takes you to the bright and airy first floor galleried landing, which provides access to an airing cupboard, three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and the family bathroom. The principal bedroom shouts elegance and benefits from sliding glazed doors that look out over the rear garden. The en-suite shower room has a wood floor, a low level WC, modern style wash hand basin with mixer tap set into a two drawer unit and a large, fully tiled independent shower unit with sliding glass door. From the en-suite is the unique sauna room complete with seating, power and light. There is also access to the loft space from this room.
The second bedroom, which also overlooks the garden, has sliding doors that lead out onto a good sized decked balcony, ideal for morning coffee or afternoon tea. The stylish bedroom three features a fireplace with a wonderful Art Deco surround and unique lighting, giving the whole room a lovely 1950s feel.
The part tiled family bathroom mixes modern with a 1950s Art Deco style and incorporates a panelled bath with traditional style taps, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror above, a low level WC and an independent shower unit with glass door.
To the front of the property, the lovely garden features a range of mature trees, shrubs and borders. A paved pathway leads to the front door and to the left is the driveway, which offers ample off road parking and leads to the garage with double doors. The absolutely fabulous rear garden provides a high degree of privacy and seclusion, and is bordered by well-established hedging. From the spacious entertaining terrace are steps leading down to a lawned area and the garden pond, which has a decking path to the left that continues to the rear, while the pond itself incorporates a specialised automatic system that prevents anyone from falling in, and has a rain water harvesting system for filling. Beyond the pond is a climbing frame and storage area. The whole garden features a plethora of stunning mature trees, shrubs and borders, two greenhouses and a wood store.
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