Knighton Church Road, South Knighton, Leicester
- Type: Villa
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 1
- Reception Rooms: 2
Knighton Church Road, South Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3JN
- Extended Edwardian Villa
- Accommodation Across Three Storeys
- Five Good Sized Bedrooms
- Wealth Of Period Features
- Modern Decoration Throughout
- High Specification Finish
- Large Dining Kitchen With Appliances
- Restored Sash Windows And Flooring
- Landscaped Rear Garden
- Renowned Location In South Knighton
Property SummaryA beautifully finished five bedroom Edwardian villa, with an idyllic rear garden, on the renowned Knighton Church Road providing the perfect fusion between the wealth of character features and the high specification modern fixtures and fittings.
This property has undergone a sympathetic and comprehensive cosmetic transformation since its change in ownership six years ago. The modern colour palette used throughout the home juxtaposes the wealth of period features retained. The home boasts the ideal fusion of 21st century living within a period setting; character features include carefully restored timber sash windows, original cast iron fireplaces with unique detailing, decorative coving to ceilings, intricate skirting boards, and picture rails which have been cleverly used to separate the greyscale wall colours from the crisp white above.
The traditional entrance door with transom window above grants access into the welcoming entrance hallway which is embellished by striking Minton style tiled flooring. The generous accommodation comes in the form of a living room, second reception room, and extended dining kitchen. The living room enjoys a bay window with lattice top lights, stripped timber flooring, a built in storage cupboard with alcove shelving above, and an intricate fireplace with colourful tiled inserts. The rear reception room provides the ideal space for a home office, playroom, or second sitting room as required. Column radiators offer the ideal compromise between functionality and style while timber double doors, with transom windows above, lead into the leafy garden. The rear of the property is given over to the stunning and extended dining kitchen which spans an impressive 29 feet. A wide range of high specification, shaker style base units with understanded brushed chrome handles provide ample storage while the absence of wall units enhances the feeling of space. The stone worksurface sparkles in the sunlight and encompasses a large sink with chef's tap over while appliances include an integrated dishwasher and gas hob with chrome extractor over. The slate effect flooring leads down to the sun room extension with its row of skylights set in the semi-vaulted ceiling. Double doors flow into the rear garden and provide an abundance of natural light even on the dullest of days.
The staircase in the entrance hall is finished with a carpet runner and leads to the first floor where three good sized bedrooms are found. The master bedroom sits to the front and boasts a walk in bay window to mirror the living room. Each bedroom features stripped timber flooring as well as the original cast iron fireplaces. The family bathroom, shared between all five bedrooms, has been fitted with a luxurious four piece suite and decorated with striking geometric floor tiling and stylish metrobrick half height wall tiling. There is a traditional rolled top clawfoot bath, a double shower enclosure with a recessed shelf, and a vanity unit with stone top encompassing the wash hand basin and concealing the WC's cistern.
Completing this wonderful home is the second floor which provides a further two bedrooms, the larger benefitting from a range of built in wardrobes.
This property offers a traditional frontage, decorated with attractive shrubbery. Open access from the pavement leads to the pathway and front door with canopy over.
The rear of this home offers a spacious, well manicured garden which has been landscaped to offer an idyllic space for relaxing and entertaining. Well maintained slabbing forms a patio directly outside the property and extends out to provide ample room for garden furniture. Beyond, the lawn is found with an established flowerbed, planted with a range of trees and shrubs, running along one side. This leads to the raised flowerbed decorating the very rear of the garden. Contemporary fencing to all sides provides privacy from neighbouring properties as do mature trees in the surrounding gardens.
borders of additional shrubbery and evergreen trees providing privacy from neighbouring properties. A good sized decking area is positioned immediately outside the property with steps leading down to the lawn. A separate outhouse can be found to the end of the garden which offers additional storage space.
Knighton Church Road is a sought after road 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, large park, popular pub, and benefits from regular bus services to the city centre. Within walking distance of 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.
Viewings and Directions
Strictly by appointment only through the sole Agent Oliver Rayns.
Postcode for Sat Nav: LE2 3JN