Mr Clarke thinks :
The home has that lovely warm feeling and sense of character. I love the Smallbone of Devizes kitchen.
The electric gates swing open to reveal an elegant Victorian Lodge that oozes charm and intrigue. Come on in and take a look around. The Lodge forms part of an exclusive development of four homes. Stoke Lodge consists of The Lodge, Oak Tree House, Fir Tree House & Cherry Tree House. At the centre of Stoke Lodge sits The Lodge; a large 5 bedroom, former convent that has been beautifully restored and modernised. Craftsmen and interior designers have painstakingly brought this home up to date and it is now a modern family home of the highest order.
Stoke Golding is a picturesque village on the border of South West Leicestershire Warwickshire. There is a thriving and friendly community and you are well connected to transport links and outstanding schools. Through the porch you are greeted by a warm entrance hall leading to various reception rooms and family spaces. Straight infront and down a glass hallway you find the open plan kitchen/breakfast room. This is the kind of kitchen you would see in Country Living magazine. It is stunning. The Smallbone of Devizes kitchen is large enough to host a party or a cookery programme and the whole family can be in the room together. The French doors look out to the beautiful garden where children can play and adults can relax.
Through another door, past the pantry and WC you come to the conservatory. It is light and spacious and equipped with a high end Morso log burner. It is used by the current family as a sitting room in every season and with views of the garden it easy to see why they love it so much. There are two further reception rooms, one is a formal sitting room with log burner and bay windows. The other is a large space currently used as an office. These aren’t the only rooms to relax in downstairs. The best is yet to come. Head along a hallway, past the doors to the garden, past the utility room and a shower room. Poke your head through the door to the double garage, currently used as a gym, and you come to a set of stairs leading to a huge cinema and games room. There is a balcony overlooking the garden and fields beyond. There is a pool table, bar and space for lots of people to watch movies, the football or just chill out.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The games room, cinema and converted garage are better than a poxy man cave in the garden.
Upstairs is a treasure trove of rooms. There are three bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom is a thing of bedroom dreams; big bedroom, dressing room and stunning en-suite bathroom with a big free standing bath tub. The other two bedrooms are large and have lots of storage and one has a gorgeous Smallbone en-suite bathroom. Head up to the second floor and you find two further bedrooms and a lovely bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub and Fired Earth suite.
A family home needs to have space for being together, as well as intimate spaces to allow people to have their privacy and quiet time. There needs to be socialising spaces, lots of storage and all the mod cons. The Lodge ticks every box.The garden is split into two areas; the patio and the garden. The patio is newly modernised and has decking large enough for a big summer party. The pond is packed with fish and is a tranquil feature. The lawned garden can host a five a side football match or a family sports day. Its low maintenance meaning you can enjoy looking at it without being a slave to it.
- Three words : Large. Lovely. Home.
Our favourite part
We love the kitchen. It is the beating, beautiful heart of the home.
A Village Fit For A Royal
Stoke Golding was good enough for the coronation of a King. So it must be nice! In 1485 the people of the village witnessed the rural coronation of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. Now Stoke Golding is a vibrant village loved by families. There is a shop, two pubs and lots going on.
The West Leicestershire village is ideally located with easy access to the A47, A5 and M42. Mainline stations run to London from Leicester (16 miles away) and Nuneaton. Hinckley and Atherstone provide links to other destinations. Schools in the area include Twycross House and The Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth, both of which are well regarded.
Mr Clarke loves that there are three pubs. The White Swan, Three Horseshoes and the fabulous Dog & Hedgehog are all cracking boozers. There is a Post Office with all the bits and bobs you need.
Mrs Clarke loves the rural tranquility of the village but is delighted that you can be in towns within minutes for a retail therapy fix and a flat white.
Beautiful Countryside & Well Connected
- Closest village/town: Dadlington
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Village shop
- Supermarket: Lots in Nuneaton
- Pubs: Three cracking boozers in the village
- Walks: Endless countryside walking with the dog
- X Factor — The garden.
- Total area — Approx 5300 sq ft
- Entrance Hall - Cast iron traditional central heating radiator, Limestone flooring, cast iron fireplace.
- Sitting Room (currently used as a study) (4.33m(14'2'') x 4.22m(13'10'')) With solid wood flooring, stone fireplace, wood burning stove, tiled hearth.
- Living Room — (5.01m(16'5'') x 4.32m(14’2’’)) With marble fireplace, slate hearth and multi burning stove. Bay window, solid wood flooring.
- Dining Room (5.59m(18'4'') x 4.31m(14'2'')) Marble fireplace with cast iron inset, slate hearth, bay window, solid wood flooring, bi-folding doors opening to:
- Kitchen & Family Room — (5.55m(18'3'') max. 3.63 min. x 4.31m(14'2'')) Smallbone of Devizes and comprises base & wall cupboards and matching island unit all with granite work surfaces. Appliances include two ovens and induction hob, microwave, coffee maker, wine cooler and warming drawer. There is space for freestanding fridge/freezer. Central arch divides the kitchen area from the eating area which has French doors to the gardens, limestone flooring and underfloor heating has been laid which continues through to the cloakroom, hallway, conservatory, breakfast room and rear lobby.
- Conservatory — (5.12m(16'10'') x 4.25m(13'11'')) With Limestone flooring, double doors opening onto the garden with wood burning stove, natural stone archway.
- Porch & Hall — solid wood flooring, traditional cast iron radiator, stairs to first floor landing, ceiling rose, picture rail, part wood panelling, double glazed windows and under stairs storage cupboard.
- Utility Room — (3.08m(10'1'') x 2.72m(8'11'')) Smallbone, having Belfast sink set within granite work surfaces with mixer tap over, base units, built in dryer and washing machine with plumbing for further washing machine, tiled flooring and wall mounted boiler.
- Garage converted into Gym & Leisure Room — (5.57m(18'3'') x 5.30m(17’5’’)) With double glazed window and double doors leading to outside.
- Games Room — (11.60m(38'1'') x 5.82m(19'1'')) With engineered Oak flooring, four central heating radiators, spotlighting, two windows to the front elevation, round window, bi-folding doors open onto the balcony overlooking the garden.
- Master Bedroom — (4.26m(14'0'') x 4.19m(13’9’’)) Solid wooden flooring. Dressing Room (4.12m(13'6'') x 3.26m(10'8'')) with solid wooden flooring, fitted wardrobes and drawers, traditional style radiator, cast iron fireplace, airing cupboard housing Megaflo Heatrae Sadia. Fired Earth En-suite Bathroom comprising traditional style bath on claw feet with shower attachment, shower cubicle being tiled with shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush W/C, tiled flooring and heated towel rail.
- Services — Mains water, electricity, gas central heating and septic tank. Local Authority — Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Tenure — Freehold