‘Relaxed, contemporary vibe in a home with traditional appeal.’
Welcome to Holbeck Drive
Ticking all the boxes for a family home
This charming house has certainly been designed with a nod to Tudor features. The notable white rendering, darkened timbers, lead paned windows and gabled dormers all hint at the charm of a bygone age but with all the advantages of an interior suited to modern taste and technology, this property ticks all the boxes for a contemporary family home.
Here, we have a tastefully constructed four bedroom detached property in excellent condition. It is located in a residential area with properties of a similar style and age on Holbeck Drive in Broughton Astley, a village in south-west Leicestershire. This property has been altered and extended to maximise space and offers two-thirds of its ground floor as a spacious room with designated areas incorporating a kitchen, dining area and family room. The overall design creates a relaxed, modern ambience. There are also separate rooms serving as a home office and living room so this home has the benefit of providing unique spaces, with specific purposes too. It has an open aspect at front and a privately fenced garden to the rear. A private, block paved drive sweeps to the front of the property and leads to a single garage, with ample parking for several vehicles. This is a delightful property that has been maintained to a very high standard and would provide immediate satisfaction, rather than an onerous ‘To Do List’ for the new owners.
The sense of light, space and airiness are immediate as the house is entered from the porch. The hall creates an inviting entrance and leads the eye to the spacious family room ahead and to the right, a carpeted staircase with ascending steps to the four bedrooms on the first floor. On the left there is the first reception room, the living room.
The living room is carpeted and has a bay window overlooking the front garden. The main feature of this room is the statement mantel piece surrounding the real flame gas fireplace. This room can be opened up to create a free flow of rooms through white etched glass panelled double new wave doors. The versatility of this design allows for larger scale entertaining or the privacy and separate definition of a unique space away from the busyness of the larger living space beyond. If we re-enter the hall, a cloak room immediately right and storage area under the stairs provide convenient amenities.
A show room of a family kitchen
The hall and subsequent areas forming the entire rear of the property have luxury Kardean vinyl flooring, white panelled doors throughout and a traditional white painted staircase, with newel post and handrail. These features blend classical design with modern innovation, providing crisp architectural lines and an atmosphere for relaxation as you enter the family room.
This modern living space can be opened up for entertaining or purposefully separated with appropriate furniture to serve specific functions: dining, watching the television or working in the kitchen. The patio and garden are easily accessible through bi folding doors and a kitchen island with stools provides a natural point for informal meals looking into the garden. Underfloor heating is fitted throughout this area and additional light is provided by Velux style windows in the ceiling. A multi fuel burner with feature chimney adds a cosy feel to this relaxing room.
The kitchen has been tastefully designed with a neutral colour scheme of polished wall and floor units, matched with solid quartz work tops, integrated Neff appliances and fixtures, making this kitchen totally practical yet immediately striking. The high specification and modern style of the units ensures ample storage space and a generous expanse of room for food preparation. This room leads to a utility room where additional cabinetry, further sink and worktops could so easily provide that vital space for muddy boot removal or detaining a four legged friend in need of a towel dry! There is space here for a washing machine and tumble drier. The garden can also be conveniently accessed through a side door, where the landscaped garden has preserved fencing, shrubs and a lawn.
Working from home in comfort
This house was originally built with a double garage. Half of the existing structure continues to serve this purpose and has an adjoining door to allow entry into the house from it into the utility room. The second half has been converted into an office space and is entered from the kitchen. Overlooking the front of the property, it is an added bonus to have such a room which could be used for a different function.
The spacious bedrooms
From the generous living areas of the ground floor, the first floor has a central landing, with doors leading to the family bathroom and bedrooms. Here, the four double rooms have fitted wardrobes and the master bedroom has its own ensuite, consisting of a walk in shower, heated towel rail, toilet and vanity unit. This white suite, as all other sanitary ware in the house, is fitted to a high specification and quality, with contemporary fixtures, fittings and tiles, on the walls and floor. The family bathroom has a shower facility over the bath itself with heated towel rail, toilet and extended vanity unit providing valuable storage space.
To summarise, this property ticks all the boxes for those looking for a new home fitted to a very high standard, designed with features for contemporary living and set in generously proportioned rooms. A security alarm and exterior lighting is also fitted.
Broughton Astley is advantageously situated in the south of Leicestershire. ‘Advantageously’ because it is only 9 miles from Leicester’s city centre, 6 miles east of Hinckley and about 14 miles from Coventry. The M1 (junction 20, south, near to Lutterworth and junction 21, north), M6 and M69 maximise the potential for travel by road from this central location.
There is also the train station at Narborough, less than 5 miles away for those who need a more distant commute, with trains running regularly to London St Pancras International.
The bustling village is part of the Harborough district of Leicestershire and although it has existed for centuries, this large village continues to appeal to the community through a wide selection of sport, education and leisure amenities. There are an array of shops, restaurants, cafes and parks, with the additional benefits provided by a local chemist, post office and library. St Mary’s is the parish church and can boast of being officially referenced as far back as 1220.
The locality combines the convenience of such things as supermarkets and the Broughton Astley Leisure Centre, with the valuable appeal of nature reserves and bridal paths. There is something for everyone, whether it be a night class run through the Thomas Estley Community College or a pre-school playgroup. For those requiring primary schools, there are three: Orchard Primary School, Hallbrook Primary School and Old Mill Primary School. The Office for Standards in Education - OFSTED – is best researched to provide a comprehensive review of currently rated standards of practice for all educational providers in the vicinity.