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Kilvington Lodge is an equestrian property that occupies a stunning elevated position approximately 1.8 miles from the village. Close to the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border. The main house was built as a Victorian Hunting Lodge c.1890 has four bedrooms and enjoys far reaching, elevated views across the Vale of Belvoir. Standing in around 4.91 acres the property has an impressive range of outbuildings to include 7 stables, hay store, tack room, workshop etc., a separate three bedroom annexe and a former milking parlour offers extensive garaging. This property has not been on the open market for nearly 30 years and early viewing is strongly recommended.
The property occupies an elevated position on the edge of the village close to the Nottinghamshire border. The village centre 1.8 miles (33 minutes walk) is the home of Stilton Cheese and also has an impressive range of facilities to include a primary school, doctorâ€™s surgery, pharmacy, village hall, shop, gastro pub, hairdresser and delicatessen. The nearby market towns of Bingham (12.2 miles) and Melton Mowbray (4.6 miles) provide a more comprehensive range of facilities there are regular trains to Londonâ€™s Kings Cross available at nearby Grantham (16.1 miles)
A door from the garden opens into a rear hallway with staircase. Originally two rooms the sitting room is extremely spacious and enjoys south easterly views over the garden and open paddocks beyond. A large bay window with window seat is a particular feature and within the sitting room an electric fire could be replaced with log burner/open fire if desired. The dining room also enjoys views over the garden and paddocks belonging to the property and an interconnecting door from the dining room opens into the kitchen which is fitted with a range of limed oak fronted cabinets and has a range of electric integrated appliances. The dining room and kitchen could easily be combined to create a large family kitchen. A fully equipped utility room with external door and cloaks/WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
Across the rear of the property is a landing which provides access to four bedrooms and family bathroom newly fitted with a four piece suite in 2021.
The property stands in 4.91 acres in total. Set well back from Melton Road the property is well hidden behind a substantial range of outbuildings and a wooden five bar opens to an extensive area of hardstanding. The driveway continues to a courtyard where a former milking parlour offers extensive garage space and the gardens which surround the property are beautifully maintained and have been recently landscaped. A manageable area of lawn to the front of the property is enclosed with a low wall and a hand gate opens into the paddocks. A newly created terrace located on a sunny south west corner of the property offers total privacy and a further terrace to rear which spans the full width of the property is ideal to catch the late summer sunshine. A large Ash tree within the rear garden is a particular feature and also included is a greenhouse and vegetable plot.
Separate Self Contained Annexe
The annexe is separate from the main house and stands in its own grounds. Having its own gated driveway from Melton Road the driveway terminates at an oversized integral garage with double doors. The annexe offers accommodation to include a large sitting room, fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom fitted with a three piece suite. An attached store, workshop and home office could be absorbed in to the annexe to create additional living space, if required.
Former milking parlour with three sets of double doors offers extensive garage space. A second block of three stables help to form a sheltered quadrangle
A purpose built stable block comprising four stables, tack room and hay store. There are three further stables located to the rear of the annexe.
Four paddocks of flat pasture which are extremely well drained extend to approximately 4 acres. One of the paddocks includes a natural pond.
Melton Borough Council.
Kilvington Lodge has mains water, electricity and its own private drainage system connected. The heating system to the main house is oil fired with boiler (installed 2015) located in an outdoor store. Solar panels on the annexe workshop !! provide electricity and a further panel on the main residence supplies heat for hot water to the main house. The annexe has its own mains water supply, electric, oil fired central heating and its own private drainage system connected.
From the centre of the village travel in a westerly direction along Back Lane/West End passing Long Clawson Dairy on the right hand side. Proceed out of the village along Melton Rod where the property can be found located on the right hand side.
Leicester 18.2 miles / Nottingham 17.2 miles / Derby 30 miles / Melton Mowbray 4.6 miles / Bingham 12.2 miles / Grantham 16.1 miles / Oakham 14.9 miles / Belvoir Castle 10 miles / Rutland Water 20.8 miles / Twinlakes Park 5.2 miles / M1(J23) 16.8 miles / East Midlands Airport 21.5 miles / East Midlands Parkway 20.1 miles