FULL DESCRIPTION This beautiful, characterful property is situated on a quiet road in the highly desirable village of Hallaton and is considered one of the best family houses in the village. The combination of an historic, thatched cottage full of period features with a large, well-designed extension with Welsh slate roof, makes this an ideal house for those wishing to combine old-world charm with the convenience of modern living.
From the gardens you enter the entrance hall, off which is the boot/utility room, shower room and a generous kitchen/diner with integral appliances and solid oak flooring. From here you come through to the older part of the house, the snug, with a log burner and original quarry tiled floor, before stepping down to an inner hallway with storage, main sitting room with attractive open fire, wooden crux and ceiling beams, and a further generous reception room.
There are five good-sized bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom.
The property benefits from a substantial south facing, sheltered and private garden with lovely views towards the church and village. There is a large patio area in Indian sandstone directly outside the kitchen and accessible via French doors, providing a great indoor/outdoor living and eating area.
The patio leads onto the lawn with mature trees and a vegetable garden with raised beds tucked away at the top and a storage shed.
LOCATION Hallaton is a thriving village conveniently situated for the market towns of Market Harborough, Oakham and Uppingham, with the regional centre of Leicester to the north. It forms part of a collection of quintessentially English villages in the scenic Welland Valley.
Market Harborough offers great transport links and direct access to London via train in around an hour.
With its pond, 13th century church and pretty, thatched cottages Hallaton is known as one of the most picturesque villages of Leicestershire. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty there is no shortage of country walks along public paths and bridleways.
The area is very well served by popular schooling at junior and secondary level both in the state and private sector, and the local village primary school is particularly well regarded. (https://www.hallatonprimary.co.uk)
Sporting and leisure facilities are well catered for locally within Hallaton and nearby Medbourne, offering recreational grounds with tennis courts, cricket and rugby fields and lots of local sporting clubs.
Hallaton is well-known for its annual Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking, which attract visitors in festival-like spirit every Easter. The event dates back to the 18th century and is played against the neighbouring village of Medbourne with the 'rival' villagers competing to carry barrels of beer over the villages' boundaries. The winner is carried shoulder high to Hallaton's Butter Cross to sample the beer with the celebrations continuing in the local pubs.
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