Waterford House in Narborough was built in 1799 and has a full and varied history befitting a property of its age and grandeur. The current owners have undertaken a full, sympathetic renovation including full electrics, heating system, overall property renovation and decoration in all rooms, and much more to bring this house soaring into the 21st Century. Period features sit charmingly next to the height of modern design – this property is the epitome of style.
This large, four-bedroomed, detached red brick family home is nestled behind beautiful original brick walls and iron railings and an L-shaped country-style garden. It has the best of both worlds – it feels away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, yet has the village of Narborough with its amenities on its doorstep.
This place really has it all.
Narborough is surrounded by miles of countryside whilst also being home to a thriving community and local amenities, including Fosse Park Shopping Centre. One can walk or cycle to the local primary school, making it the perfect setting for family life. Narborough is within six miles of Leicester city centre and with easily accessible major road and rail links. Making a commute into Leicester or Birmingham a breeze.
This home is a real find, an opportunity that comes on the market rarely. There are so many wish list items that come with this property that it’s sure to tick your boxes. This home has been filled with laughter and love, a real hub for family and friends. And now it could be yours to enjoy just as much, if not more, with NO CHAIN.
When standing outside Waterford House, the mature front garden sets the tone - and the need to explore things further is a must.
The magnolia tree in the front garden is abundant with flowers when in season and the perfume of wisteria fills the air, with lots of spots for sitting and enjoying the sunshine close by. It’s the perfect start to coming home at the end of the day. To the rear of the property is the electric-gated driveway with plenty of off-road parking and EV charging point.
Once that front door is open, first impressions are stunning. The hallway with its authentic Minton tiled floor and panelling leads to a dining room, kitchen, utility room, ground floor WC, living room and office. The original wooden banistered, carpeted staircase to the upper floor rises through this area making the flow through this house spacious and practical. The colour palate throughout Waterford House is tasteful and neutral, with accents of feature-enhancing colour, bouncing the light around each room superbly.
Pop into the dining room, full of light and space. Its beautiful bay window looks out onto the front of the property, offering hints of dappled light through the branches outside. Period ceiling rose, doorways and wooden floors showcase the classic feel of this property with care and style. There is room for the biggest of tables and its proximity to the kitchen makes it perfect for family meals or grown up evenings full of fun and food.
The newly refurbished kitchen is well-appointed with integrated top of the range appliances, quartz worktops and bespoke moss green units housing many hidden storage solutions. The central island gives more than enough counter space and the open plan nature of this space is perfect for keeping an eye on everyone! It’s a great party space and ideal for modern family life. A beautiful wooden floor flows throughout this space, keeping feet warmer in the winter and cool on those summer days. It also benefits from its own independent heating circuit. The light and views created by the large dual aspect windows give a real sense of bringing the outside in.
The living room with second bay window and custom seat is the perfect spot for relaxing and unwinding. Nest heating and detectors sit alongside a host of those lovingly restored period features, showcasing just how well the old mixes with the new in this beautiful space. Every detail has been thought through with contemporary family living in mind. The adjoining multi-use room is currently being used as a home office but could have a range of uses from playroom, to library or perhaps a snug.
The ground floor is rounded out with a WC and utility room, complete with preserved 1960s kitchen – just the ticket for muddy boots and laundry solutions.
Take the vibrantly painted, original staircase to the first floor where you will be met with the airy feel of the rest of the house, and branch off into two well-sized bedrooms (one with en suite) and a fresh, chic family bathroom with freestanding soaker tub and luxury oversized Italian shower cubicle surrounded by Torrano Calcatta porcelain tiles and oodles of space.
All rooms and bedrooms are well proportioned and provide ample space, as you would expect from Georgian architecture.
The master bedroom is a substantial size and has lots of built-in storage. The well-designed, newly installed en-suite shower room enhances the space further (check out the luxurious Italian oversized double shower!) and the views from the large sash window over the front of the property and beyond give this room a relaxed, calming vibe.
Bedroom two also benefits from being an excellent size and has those stunning countryside views from the oversized sash window. There is plenty of space for a big bed and furniture to match, creating an effortlessly cool space to bed down for the night.
Continue up the stairs to the second floor, where two further bedrooms and a delightful landing space await. The views from this floor are stunning!
Bedroom three is a great size and tastefully decorated in neutral tones with views over the countryside, and bedroom four is its twin, making them perfect for a child’s bedroom, nursery, family visits or study space. The landing, currently being used as a second office space, has a water supply enabling the area to be converted into a bathroom should this be desired.
Step outside Waterford House to see all that this walled, secret garden has to offer. Well-maintained borders, paths, mature trees and a sun trap or two to lie back in and decompress from the day are all behind those red bricks – more hedging has been added for extra privacy too. Manicured beds are filled with flowers and shrubs (the roses are particularly stunning, and there is always something to look at, whatever the season. Colour is everywhere in this well-designed, low maintenance space.
A patio area for al fresco dining, potting shed and greenhouse for those wanting a taste of the Good Life are also out here to enjoy. Here you have everything to create your own mindful retreat away from the world, full of endless possibility.
The practical bits:
Detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home
Fully refurbished including heating & electrics
Restored original features
Boarded & insulated loft spaces and dry cellar
Off-road parking for up to 4 vehicles with EV charging point
Total area approximately 265 square metres (2,850 square feet)
Don’t miss out on the chance to own this wonderful property!
This is a chain-free property if you need to move at more speed – homes like this don’t come up on the market often and they don’t stay there for long.
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