3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House (Now Sold)
Leicester, LE3 9NE
Viewing by appointment only.
- good size, comfortable, family home
- three bedrooms with second reception as useful fourth
- private front and rear gardens - greenhouse, summerhouse, mature shrubs, lawn
- gas central heating to radiators - plus gas fire (back boiler)
- double glazing on all windows - with locks
- easy access to A46, M1, A563 ring road
- walking distance to fantastic Ofsted OUTSTANDING Parks Primary School and Hall Primary School
- 2 miles from two Ofsted OUTSTANDING secondary schools.
- 5 minute’s walk to GP, hairdresser, dentist, pharmacy, butcher, bakery & Co-op.
- close to leisure centre and main bus routes
- pleasant wide grassed road, quiet area kept very clean & litter-free
- near to fields for dog walking
- easy drive (walk or bus) to town centre
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION (dimensions approximate)
ENTRANCE - Hard wood front door with stained glass window pane & ERA high-security deadlock plus 5 lever mortice lock . Window above door for good natural light in hall.
Generous sized entrance hallway with vinyl flooring, pegs for coats, stairs rising to first floor. Thermostat for central heating.
Under stairs cupboard with storage and 2 x fuse boxes (one dedicated to Power Shower)
Kitchen (10'9 x 9'1) - Range of eye and base level units with contoured edge work surface, single drainer sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, part-tiled walls, & rear aspect window. Cupboard with hot water tank. Electronic controller for heating and water. Door to utility room, and door to second reception room/dining/bedroom.
UTILITY ROOM - Useful utility room with light and power leading to door to separate toilet. Hardwood door with 5 lever mortice lock to garden. Utility room extends from the house and has a new slanted felt roof.
LIVING ROOM (12'8 x 11'9) Front facing, power points, Virgin cable internet point, TV point, 2 x large radiators and gas fire (with boiler) and phone line.
SECOND RECEPTION/FOURTH BEDROOM (10'9 x 9')
Useful room which is easily converted to use as fourth bedroom, dining room or study/hobby room. Radiator and large window onto rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Large airing cupboard on landing for clothes drying, large pull down stairs for access to loft and power points.
LOFT - Entry using heavy duty, pull-down, sprung access ladder. Part-boarded, well-insulated, full height (could be made into useful room with addition of roof window.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 1 (12'2 x 10'4) - Spacious double room with built-in cupboard.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 2 ( 9'9 x 11'6) Double bedroom, built-in cupboard.
SINGLE BEDROOM 3 (9'11 x 7'4)
BATHROOM - Three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part-tiled walls, opening window, power shower over bath from hot water cistern.
REAR GARDEN (36' x 24')- Attractive good size rear garden with lawn area, paved patio area, cedarwood-glazed summerhouse, greenhouse and planted shrubs. Brick built shed. Garden edged on all sides by high wooden fencing. Side gate to shared driveway.
FRONT GARDEN (12' x 18') - Laid to lawn with planting along two sides and generous sized privacy hedge. Access to shared driveway.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION BY OWNER - a personal view
I have lived in this house for over 8 years and have been very happy here. The house is very practical, comfortable and adaptable to family life, and I am reluctant to move although my personal circumstances have changed.
Firstly, the local area. For all the 8 years I have lived here, I have found the area trouble-free and safe. The road is wide with regularly trimmed grass verges, and extensive public lawned areas. This makes a lovely area for to walk, for children and adults to ride their bikes - there are cycle paths from here all the way into town, Abbey park, Watermead and to the canal, barely touching roads. There is a safe fenced-off playground area down the road. At night the road is very well lit and walking outside at night is safe. Having said this, there is no nuisance from children, young people, or adults, and mostly residents are families.
It is only a very short walk into the next street, to get to a good selection of local food shops as well as a GP practice, dentist, butcher, hairdresser & post box. There is also excellent fish and chip shops 10 minutes walk away.
Leicester has many good shopping areas, and this house is convenient for many of them, such as Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre (with TESCO extra, Argos, Santander Bank, a market, leisure centre and many other shops). Fosse Road North has Tesco Express, petrol station, a new Lidl, and many other shops.
Plus the town centre is easily accessed from several directions. Number 14, 12 or 27 buses go to High Cross shopping centre, St. Margaret’s Bus Station or train station. The UHL hospital bus goes to Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital from round the corner. But the other major hospital in Leicester, Glenfield is a few minutes walk away.
The area houses several excellent primary, junior and two excellent secondary schools are less than 2 miles away. Park Primary, a 10 minute walk away has an Outstanding Ofsted rating on every measure. There are also many excellent secondary and primary schools in the area accessible via numerous bus routes.
Transport links are very important and my house is positioned very usefully near to A50 which leads to A46 and M1 and to the A563 ring road, which gives quick and easy access to all areas of Leicester.
I have kept up maintenance on the house and everything works fine.
The house has good cupboard space and very useful storage on both floors. I have put a dehumidifier in the upstairs cupboard with a clothes hanger to act as a drying cupboard – and it takes a full load of washing to dry overnight, at little cost. The large area under the stairs is good for vacuum cleaner and similar items. I used Virgin for cost-effective broadband and land-line, and I also get a good signal with Freeview TV – there is an aerial on the roof.
I am particularly fond of gardening and I have a lovely selection of plants that grow well as it is a very sunny garden. I have a small apple tree, raspberry plants and gooseberry and grow tomatoes in the greenhouse. I also have an outside tap at the rear, very useful for watering and also car washing.
The front garden is laid to lawn with a privet hedge which gives a lot of privacy.
The kitchen is a very generous size, with a traditional quarry tiled floor. It is perfect for people to cook at the same time. And also has plenty of room for cooking big family meals. There is plumbing for the washing machine. The cooker is electric but there is a gas supply to the house.
The second reception room, next door to the kitchen is very versatile. I have used it as a bedroom for guests, or a dining room – for sit down meals, or, at different times, as my office, sewing room or exercise gym. The bathroom has a compact bath with a fantastic Power Shower using water from the hot water tank.
The utility room (bare brick and unheated) is off the kitchen and also leads to the rear garden.
The roof over the utility room was replaced a couple of years ago.
At the far end there is a heavy hardwood door to the garden with a security deadlock. And next to that, the door to the downstairs toilet. It could be made much nicer, but I mostly only used it when in the garden with my boots on.
Outside there is a small brick-built shed which is very secure.
The loft is a very good sized and the extra-large hatch and ladder means it is useful to store big, bulky items as well as everything else. . It is insulated and partly boarded, although this could be improved.
The driveway from the road runs between my house, and my neighbours and is shared access. This has never been a problem.
Beyond a large pair of double wooden gates, the drive continues between the houses forming a shared space.
For questions or viewings, please contact us by email through the Visum website or Visum phone number. (Don't worry about their 03 number, it is not a premium rate just a normal landline rate that can be transferred by the company for different people to answer). Viewings can be arranged most days/times with the owner.
Disclaimers - SERVICES: All mains are connected. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification were working at the date of posting, but have not been tested and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. It is recommended that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property by consulting a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. MEASUREMENTS: All measurements and plans are included as an approximate guide only.
Instructions for Potential Buyers
If you like the house enough to want to buy it, then there are requirements it might be good for you to know ahead of time. As I am acting as my own estate agent, then I must make sure potential buyers are genuine and have the ability to come up with the agreed price.
So, following any offer to buy, the house won’t be taken off the market unless evidence has been produced verifying your situation. This means you need to show me the following:-
• Official mortgage in principle document from building society or bank
• Bank statements showing you have the deposit necessary which, along with the mortgage, makes up the agreed house price.
• If you already have property to sell, then we’ll need to see evidence of that property on the market, and that a offer has been made and accepted. I will also need contact details of your conveyancing solicitor and estate agent.
Then the house will be taken off the market, but we shall need to see reasonable progress made for all transactions.