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Reference 46634
Address Wayside, Dawsons Lane, Barwell, Leicester, LE9
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Beds 6
Baths 2
Type Detached house
Tenure Freehold

Beautiful luxury spacious, custom-built, family house in tranquil setting overlooking open fields



Wayside is a unique property in a private, tranquil setting overlooking open fields. Designed with a family in mind, the luxury accommodation centres on the spacious open plan family room/kitchen with a separate dining room, large lounge and study/office on the ground floor. It is a warm, well-insulated property with good enery efficiency.

It currently has five bedrooms on the first floor, one with a full-size en-suite bathroom - with the option to re-model. The house features a large open plan space, currently used as a photographic studio and office. There is a separate, fully insulated summer house - with wi-fi, currently used as a gym, that could provide independent office space for those who work from home. There are many thoughtful features such as underfloor heating throughout which provides complete flexibility in how the rooms are laid out. All rooms have individual temperature controls and there is an integrated vacuum cleaner system built in. The property benefits from fully operational CCTV.

With a small wildlife pond and plenty of parking to the front of the property, it is positioned off the beaten track on a quiet road, away from traffic. The house is in an elevated position with superb southerly views over peaceful open fields.


Barwell is a thriving village with an excellent range of amenities with two churches, several public houses, shops, excellent schools and health facilities, including doctors and dentists. There is easy access to Burbage, with it's beautiful common providing woodland walks, and the major road networks via the A47, A5 and M69. The town of Hinckley is easily accessible, where there is a community hospital, major supermarkets, an first class golf course and fast train services to Birmingham and Leicester. It is very easy to access Leicester city centre via the by-pass and there are excellent bus and taxi facilties nearby.


Wayside is a unique property, designed as a family home by its current (and only) owner. It is arranged over two floors as follows. There is an open porch, to the front door which opens into a spacious entrance hall.


Providing an impressive and welcoming introduction to the house... There are oak floorboards, an oak balustrade staircase with half landing, rising to the first floor and features a spectacular chandelier.


Half tiled, with low flush lavatory and wash hand basin.


6.12m x 4.70m (20'1 x 15'5)

Off the hall, there is an ideally proportioned dual aspect lounge with inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner. Light and airy, yet cosy - there is an engineered oak boarded floor and two beams to the ceiling (measurements are plus the inglenook). Further door leading to the dining room.


4.78m x 3.05m (15'8 x 10')

A bright room with solid oak floor, french doors opening on to the patio area and double oak doors to the family room/kitchen. The dining room features Jacobean style panelled walls and a plate rack.


3.12m x 2.51m (10'3 x 8'3)

Currently used as an office, this room could be used as a playroom, or be converted to extend the downstairs cloakroom.


7.21m max x 7.16m max (23'8 max x 23'6 max)

Forming the heart of the house is an open plan living space with plenty of room for dining and casual living. With four velux roof lights giving a feeling of light and space, there is ceramic tiling to the floor and double doors leading to the patio.


Designed to be an entertaining space as well as a functional food preparation area, there is a large island unit with a polished mirror fleck granite work surface, breakfast bar, a double butlers sink and storage cupboards. The rest of the kitchen has a range of traditional hand painted units with heavy oak work surfaces. The units are fitted around an electric 'Rangemaster' cooker which is housed in a recess with mantle over. There is a dishwasher in a cupboard and an American style fridge which are both included in the sale.

Off the kitchen is separate, spacious pantry with shelving and further under-stairs storage with a light.


3.15m x 2.36m (10'4 x 7'9)

Fitted with a range of base units which match the kitchen, there is another double butler porcelain sink, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer, a boiler cupboard and further storage cupboard with shelves.


4.88m x 3.96m (16' x 13')

Approached from the hall, via a custom-built stairway is a large room, currently used for storage and as a workshop. There is a window, and an external door to the west elevation. There is an 11' ceiling height with space for storage racking and door to the double garage. This room has underfloor heating and could be used for a children’s play area/den amongst other things.


5.87m x 5.56m (19'3 x 18'3)

The double garage has a window, mezzanine storage area and two electric roller shutter doors. There is a Belfast style sink with hot and cold mains water, a washing machine/dryer and the central unit for the whole house vacuum system.


Half landing, carpeted stairs lead from the hall to the galleried landing.


Doors open off to all the bedrooms, main bathroom, studio/office and airing cupboard. There is a loft hatch, with a ladder leading to a large, part boarded roof space.


4.88m inc 'robes x 4.17m (16' inc 'robes x 13'8)

A light and airy room with views of open fields and 'His and Her' wardrobes. (second measurement 12'4 measured to 5' eaves height).


A full en-suite bathroom, comprising a raised bath with mixer tap and feature lighting, a shower cubicle with rainfall and handheld shower attachments. Wash hand basin, toilet, mirror and heated towel rail.


3.89m x 3.78m (12'9 x 12'5)

Overlooking the garden.


3.84m x 3.23m (12'7 x 10'7)

Overlooking garden. (First measurement 11'7 measured to 5' eaves height)


4.88m x 3.05m (16' x 10')

There are fitted wardrobes which are part mirrored and some illuminate on opening, providing extensive storage. There is a separate, matching 6 drawer unit. (Please note the second measurement is 9'2 measured to 5' eaves height).


3.10m x 1.96m (10'2 x 6'5)

Currently used as a nursery for visiting grandchildren.


3.28m x 3.07m max (10'9 x 10'1 max)

Featuring a jacuzzi-style bath, there is a double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, toilet, fitted storage cupboards and a heated towel rail.


Spacious storage cupboard with shelving and containing the central heating controls.


Currently used as a studio and office, this is a light and airy, dual-aspect open plan space, with an overall length of 32'10. This large area could easily accommodate a full-size snooker table in a games room. It could be converted in to a cinema room, a self-contained annex, or a spacious master suite, with views over open fields.


The house is approached from The Common, in to Dawsons Lane along a tarmac drive leading to a lower parking area with a wildlife garden with a small pond. The block-paved drive rises to the front of the house, fronting onto which is the double garage. Parking for 6/7 cars. There is full CCTV installed.


Immediately outside the rear of the property is a private patio area. The garden has been designed to offer a range of features which could easily be altered to suit. It is currently in need of some work to tidy it up, but offers a range of opportunities for vegetable plots and decking areas.

There is a large, fully insulated, summer house with power and Wi-Fi, which is currently used as a gym, but would make a brilliant separate home/office (17' x 10'). In the opposite corner of the garden is a garden shed (10' x 8') which is included.


  • Alarm
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Double glazed
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Broadband/ADSL
  • Washing machine

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