Chapel Lane, South Knighton, Leicester
This substantial property, extending over 2200 sq. ft., has been a cherished family home for over four decades. Now time for new ownership, this home, with its generous plot and accommodation, offers an exciting and rare opportunity for the purchaser to redesign and remodel to create a modern family residence juxtaposing the period exterior, subject to relevant planning. The accommodation is immaculately maintained but is in need of cosmetic modernisation for those desiring contemporary living. The potential offered is immediately evident upon entering into the large and welcoming entrance hall. The principle rooms sit off the hall and come in the form of a spacious living dining room spanning over 23 feet in length, a secondary sitting room currently set up as a study, and the breakfast kitchen. The living dining room enjoys a bay window to the front, coving to the ceiling, feature arched alcove, and central fireplace. The room flows into the conservatory to the rear via fully glazed sliding doors; the room provides additional space for families and is embellished by stain glass top windows. The study also benefits from a bay window which floods the room with natural light; the space provides an opportunity to be remodelled and incorporated into the breakfast kitchen to update the layout for popular 21st century living. Currently, the breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of timber shaker style wall and base units encompassing appliances with a laminate worksurface atop. There is a pantry to the side and a lobby with WC and door to the rear garden. There is potential, subject to planning permission to extend this space perhaps even in line with the conservatory.
The staircase, rising from the entrance hall, grants access to the galleried landing above which basks in natural light thanks to the large window positioned over the half landing. Three of the four existing bedrooms are generous doubles with the master enjoying a shower ensuite. This home is completed with a family bathroom; each bathroom has been immaculately maintained and features sanitaryware from past trends.
This home occupies a generous plot with a large block paved driveway offering car standing for multiple vehicles. The property itself is set behind a low level brick wall creating the feeling of grandeur. Two shallow steps lead up to the patio and pathway to the front door. Trees and shrubbery on the boundaries separate this home from neighbouring dwellings. A single garage is attached to the main house and features double doors to both the front and rear. Accessed beyond here, via a tarmac drive, is a detached double garage with single entrance door.
The tarmac drive providing access to the double garage continues beyond and encases the good sized lawn. The garden provides the ideal canvas for the purchaser to transform into a space to suit individual needs.
Chapel Lane, leading to Knighton Road, is a sought after residential street located in the ever popular suburb of South Knighton lying approximately two miles to the south of the city centre. The suburb itself offers a corner shop and popular pub within a couple of minutes' walk, large park, and benefits from regular bus services to the city centre. Within walking distance are both the renowned Allandale Road/Francis Street and Queens Road shopping parades which offer a wide variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafes and bars.
There is a wide selection of independent and state schooling for all ages including Leicester High School minutes' walk away and Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen. The property is also excellently located for University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary while the A6 provides direct access to Leicester train station where there are regular services to London St Pancras and Birmingham New Street.
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Postcode for Sat Nav: LE2 3WE