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Influenced by the Jacobean era, Chamant Manor fuses the ancient with the modern. From the old cider barrels to medieval stained windows originating from 1631, this incredible family home, built around thirty years ago rather than several hundred, is so authentic to every discerning detail, that the National Trust were convinced it was a heritage property which had undergone a incredibly successful restoration.
There’s parking aplenty on the spacious driveway, and a triple garage with annexe above provides even more space. A reclaimed Georgian brick exterior and one-of-a-kind architecture hint as to what lies beyond the threshold.
Through the gothic-inspired entrance porch, it’s clear that the attention to detail involved in bringing this substantial home to life has been second to none. Contemporary cream kitchen units contrast with granite worktops in the kitchen. At its heart lies a beautifully restored aga, which emits a fuzzy warmth throughout the home. With no less than four ovens, cooking for the family and entertaining friends is a breeze, and there’s a range of integrated appliances to make preparation and clearing up easy too.
The utility room provides even more storage for all the appliances you could need, and with direct access to the garden, it’s a godsend for anything remotely wet and muddy. Paws, wellington boots, gardeners…the list goes on!
The large lounge with solid oak floor is full of character. An imposing inglenook fireplace is the focal point and there’s no finer place to hang Christmas stockings for Santa! Make a wish by the very special ‘wishing beam’. You’d be in good company. Even the ‘Godfather of Magic’, Paul Daniels, has dropped a coin into the oak fissures here.
Warm hands and toes in front of the roaring, open fire in the snug. A cosy sanctuary, it’s definitely the place to curl up with a good book. Or maybe just enjoy forty winks. And, when the sun is shining, enjoy a morning coffee and the papers in the gorgeous conservatory..
Is it just us or does supper taste even better served in elegant surroundings? The incredibly spacious dining hall with its majestic stained glass window definitely sets the tone. Relaxed family meals and swanky entertaining are both equally at home here.
The study benefits from superfast broadband and there’s an invaluable cloakroom on the ground floor too. It’s all nice and toasty, thanks to the quality of build and clever touches such as skirting board heating.
You’ll find a rather grand four-poster bed in the master bedroom on the first floor. Triple aspect leaded windows exude character and light, whilst in the en suite, a corner bath takes pride of place. Just add bubbles, a glass of fizz and the soft glow of candlelight, and wallow in some me-time!
There’s a steam shower room with integrated vanity units – great for a busy morning of ablutions, and three additional double bedrooms. They’re all good-sized, with one especially large, incorporating a spacious en suite with bath and shower. Whether you’re after a leisurely soak or an invigorating start to the day, it’s your choice.
Attire and shoe collections are well taken care of on the second floor. It’s a fantastic space to have a walk-in wardrobe or two in the dedicated dressing room areas. And, on the third floor, the lengthy loft room could be converted into a fifth bedroom, if desired.
Spend many an hour happily pottering in the well-stocked, extensive garden with its established borders and mature trees. There’s a large shed constructed from brick for durability and no excuse not to grow your own fruit and vegetables.
The side garden leads to the capacious garage with a roomy annexe above. This would make wonderful independent accommodation for a family member, or a separate guest suite. That’s if you can wrestle it off the children who may well have their own designs on it!
- Three words : Unique. Award-Winning. Wow Factor.
- Triple garage with annex
- 0.6 acre plot with a westerly facing garden and pond
- EPC - D
- Council tax Band - G
- Superfast Broadband
- Tenure: Freehold
A postcard village.
Appleby Magna officially lies in the county of Leicestershire amongst rolling countryside, but is within just two miles of three other counties: Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire – so you’d be hard pressed to be any more centrally located!
There’s a beautiful church in the village, along with the local butcher and two popular pubs, The Crown and The Black Horse, and a stream meanders through the centre along Duck Lake.
Little wonder that it’s a conservation area. There’s a plethora of lovely buildings in the centre of the village. Perhaps the most historic is the Moat House, surrounded by – true to its name – a most, trees and fields, bringing greenery and an irresistible charm to Appleby Magna. In Measham, the next village along, you’ll find a post office, doctors’ surgery and high street with an array of independent shops and supermarkets. Larger stores, including M&S, can be found in nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
A village nursery and pre-school cater to young families wonderfully, and the Sir John Moore primary school is something very special indeed. Constructed between 1693-1697, this breathtaking Grade I listed building was based on an original design by Sir Christopher Wren and Sir William Wilson.
Whilst day-to-day life is reassuringly sleepy, the village is situated within easy reach of not just Ashby, but Market Bosworth too, and is well connected to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and beyond, via the M24 and M1. And, when your mode of transport is on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback, you’ll find a great choice of trails and footpaths to explore right outside your front door.
The perfect location for family walks.