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Sutton Lane, Dingley, Market Harborough
Price Guide £825,000 | 4 bedrooms

A delightfully situated 4 bedroomed 19th Century detached former lodge house with home office/annexe above a triple garage, enjoying spectacular views over surrounding park land and open countryside lying just outside the picturesque village of Dingley, some 3 miles east of the thriving town of Market Harborough.

Built predominantly of stone and Collyweston construction with distinctive stone mullioned windows, this sympathetically extended former lodge house offers wonderfully versatile single storey accommodation retaining a wealth of period features. With the benefit of LPG fired central heating, the interior is approached via an impressive entrance hall with attractive tiled flooring and stripped pine panelled doors off. There is a well proportioned sitting room with high corniced ceiling and cast iron log burner with bespoke folding doors opening onto a superb solid oak conservatory by Vale Garden Houses with a high pitched ceiling, and enjoying stunning views over the gardens and park land beyond. The dining kitchen is superbly appointed with solid granite working surfaces and an Aga, with an adjoining walk-in larder and good sized utility room with Belfast sink.

Off an inner hallway with exposed stonework is the master bedroom with stone mullioned windows and oak boarded flooring, having an en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which could be used as a separate dining room if required, each featuring solid wood flooring and cast iron fireplaces. There is also a superbly appointed family shower room with high quality fittings.

Outside, there is a substantial oak framed detached triple garage with home office/annexe over, built in 2008 by Rockingham Oak, with the garaging currently divided into a double garage and adjoining playroom/gym. An external staircase rises to a spacious annexe/home office with two oak framed double glazed dormer windows enjoying magnificent views over surrounding countryside, with an abundance of storage cupboards and en-suite shower room. With Gigaclear broadband and easy access to Market Harborough railway station, Lower Lodge offers excellent opportunities for commuting to London or working from home, or perhaps a mix of both.

The gardens are attractively landscaped with an extensive stone paved sun terrace immediately to the rear of the property with gently sloping lawns, further paved patios enjoying views over the Welland Valley. Attractive front gardens, timber garden shed, useful area to side of garage with further wooden storage shed.

The property is beautifully positioned on a quiet country lane between Dingley and Sutton Bassett, surrounded by parkland, and enjoying views over the Welland Valley. The picturesque village of Dingley is renowned for its annual Point to Point and Dingley Hall, a Grade I Listed country house dating back to the Elizabethan era, lying close to the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and is located some 3 miles east of the thriving town of Market Harborough, which has mainline rail services to London St Pancras in about an hour. The town has excellent shopping and supermarket facilities, boutique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, a theatre and leisure centre. Market Harborough also has excellent schools, in addition to which there is private schooling available in the nearby towns of Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford and Oundle.

Viewings should be arranged through the agents Andrew Granger & Company on 01858-431315. From Market Harborough, proceed eastbound via Rockingham Road, continuing over the A6 roundabout onto the A427 towards Corby, and on reaching the village of Dingley, turn immediately left towards Sutton Bassett, with Lower Lodge located approximately half a mile outside the village on the right hand side.

With the benefit of LPG fired central heating, the beautifully presented interior briefly comprises:

ENTRANCE HALL 6.40m x 1.32m (21' x 4'4 )
Part glazed and leaded entrance door, attractive tiled flooring, tall skirting boards, picture rail, cast iron radiator, stripped pine panelled doors off.

SITTING ROOM 4.06m x 4.27m (13'4 x 14')
With high corniced ceiling, dado rail, feature marble fireplace with cast iron multi fuel burner, stone multi pane glazed and leaded window with secondary glazing, wall light points, cast iron radiator, oak panelled arch and painted glazed folding doors opening into:

CONSERVATORY 3.84m x 4.34m (12'7 x 14'3)
A stunning oak framed construction built in 2001 by Vale Garden Homes Ltd of Harlaxton above a low plinth of stone, having a high pitched ceiling, blinds to windows and ceiling, 2 attractive cast iron electric radiators with thermostatic controls, oak framed double doors leading out to gardens with views over open countryside beyond.

DINING KITCHEN 3.96m x 4.14m max (13' x 13'7 max)
Excellent range of base and wall cupboards with several drawers, solid granite working surfaces, 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap over, plumbing facilities for dishwasher, gas fired Aga in situ with two ovens and chrome hotplates, set within tiled recess with cupboards to either side, Hotpoint stainless steel fronted electric oven with four ring ceramic hob, recessed range of pine double cupboards, picture rail, ceiling spotlights and ceramic tiled floor.

WALK-IN LARDER 2.13m x 1.32m (7' x 4'4 )
With built-in shelving, space for fridge/freezer, ceramic tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 4.19m x 2.29m (13'9 x 7'6 )
Range of contemporary base and wall cupboards, wood effect working surfaces, glazed display cabinet, wine rack, white deep glazed Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap over, plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine, space for tumble drier, stone mullioned window with secondary glazing, oak panelled door out, coat hooks and ceiling spotlights.

SHOWER ROOM/WC 1.96m x 2.54m (6'5 x 8'4 )
Superbly appointed white suite comprising fully tiled shower area with glazed surround and sliding door, large fixed chrome shower head and adjustable hose, wash hand basin, low flush wc, large wall mirror, ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, tall chrome heated towel radiator, secondary glazed stone mullioned window.

INNER HALL 2.21m x 1.52m (7'3 x 5')
With exposed stonework, tiled floor, pine panelled doors off.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.57m x 4.17m max (15' x 13'8 max)
Secondary glazed stone mullioned windows to two elevations, oak boarded flooring, cast iron radiator, panic alarm button.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.51m x 1.17m (8'3 x 3'10 )
Quality white suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed sliding door, wash hand basin within cabinet surround, high flush wc, radiator with towel rail, oak boarded flooring, ceiling spotlights and extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 4.37m x 3.23m (14'4 x 10'7 )
Panelled walls with corniced ceiling, ornate cast iron radiator, wooden flooring, feature fireplace with cast iron surround and mantle, wall light points, TV aerial socket, dual aspect stone mullioned windows with secondary glazing enjoying magnificent views over parkland.

BEDROOM THREE 4.47m x 2.69m (14'8 x 8'10 )
Oak boarded flooring, ornate cast iron fireplace, radiator, stone mullioned window with secondary glazing and picture rail.

BEDROOM FOUR 3.30m x 4.47m (10'10 x 14'8 )
Oak boarded flooring, ornate cast iron fireplace, radiator, stone mullioned window with secondary glazing and picture rail.


Built in about 2008 by Rockingham Oak of oak framed construction beneath a Welsh slate roof. The building is approached via electric remote control wrought iron double gates with block paved driveway with cast iron railings and hawthorn hedge.

Currently divided into:

DOUBLE GARAGE 5.79m x 5.79m (19' x 19')
Two pairs of oak doors to front, each with remote control, power and lighting.

PLAYROOM/GYM 5.84m x 2.79m (19'2 x 9'2 )
With oak double doors to front, power and lighting, rear personal door and door leading through to double garage.

Approached via an external staircase rising to:

SPACIOUS ROOM 6.78m x 3.51m measured to cupboards (22'3 x 11'6 m
An ideal home office or self contained annexe, approached via an oak entrance door, two oak framed double glazed dormer windows enjoying magnificent views, built-in eaves storage cupboards, large wardrobe/store cupboard, electric panelled heater with timer control, ceiling track lighting, door to:

SHOWER ROOM 1.96m x 1.88m (6'5 x 6'2)
Quality white suite comprising corner shower cubicle, curved glazed sliding doors, wash hand basin, low flush wc, eaves storage cupboard, extractor fan, ceiling track lighting, electric fan heater.

Delightful gardens with an extensive stone paved sun terrace immediately to the rear of the property with external lighting and power point, brick retaining walls and steps rising to lawned garden area with circular paved patio, variety of shrubs and wrought iron fencing with open countryside beyond. Further raised sun terrace to side of property taking advantage of far reaching views over the Welland Valley. To the side of the garage is a useful stone paved and gravelled area with timber garden shed. Lawned front garden with hawthorn hedge, brick block paved path leading up to the front entrance, timber garden shed.

Lower Lodge is surrounded by park land managed by Dingley park Residents Scheme with two gates giving access to the park land, with the residents having access between Easter bank holiday and the autumn bank holiday weekends. There is a 'Friends of Dingley Park' annual membership pass at £25 per household covering family and friends. Further details from the selling agents or vendor.

Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Sewage is via a septic tank, further details from the selling agents or vendor. LPG fired central heating is installed, which also fires the Aga.

Fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale - all other items regarded as owners fixtures and fittings may be removed.

EPC Rating F.

Council Tax Band E. For further information contact Kettering Borough Council 01536 410333

The following SDLT rates apply until 31st March 2021:
Up to £500,000 - Zero
The next £425,000 (the portion from £500,001 to £925,000) - 5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5m) - 10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million) - 12%
A further 3% will be payable on the whole amount if this is an additional property to one that you already own.


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