£975,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Catthorpe Road, Shawell, Lutterworth

4 3 4

Key Features

  • HIGH SPECIFICATION, FOUR BEDROOM, RURAL BARN CONVERSION - NOW CLASSED AS AGRITECTURE
  • (0.75) ACRE PLOT IN THE VERY DESIRABLE LOCATION OF SHAWELL
  • OPPORTUNITY TO RENT OR BUY EXTRA LAND FOR LIVERY
  • PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER OPEN COUNTRYSIDE
  • LIFESTYLE ROOM WITH DESIGNER 'SIEMATIC' KITCHEN
  • GRAND ENTRANCE HALLWAY WITH STORAGE AND CLOAKROOM
  • ALL BEDROOMS HAVE EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOMS
  • 'PORCELANOSA' BATHROOMS AND SANITARY WARE THROUGHOUT
  • GRAND ENTRANCE WITH ORNAMENTAL 'FEATURE' POND
  • CLOSE TO RUGBY TRAIN STATION AND M1 ,M6, A5, A14
  • NEW BARN CONVERSION NEAR RUGBY
  • NEW BARN CONVERSION IN LEICESTERSHIRE
  • NEW BARN CONVERSION IN WARWICKSHIRE
Fleece Barn is one of two 'new' build rural barn conversions that have just been completed August 2018. This high specification four bedroom home is being engineered to perfection by the well established premium home builder Curley Construction.  To view our Videography of this new barn conversion go to:  https://youtu.be/cn8bVZtaSEw

This property occupies a (0.75) Acre plot with panoramic views over open countryside in the extremely desirable location of Shawell, a quiet leafy village in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. There is also the opportunity to buy or rent extra land for livery. 

With over 2250 square foot of ground floor living space and a further 417 square foot of garage space this property has been developed with a modern and contemporary style around the existing steel frame. Energy efficient and eco-friendly technologies have been adopted with the highest standard of finishes and design. 

6/4/18, The Sunday Times published an article on this new trend of development called 'Agritecture'. Agritecture is the portmanteau word you need to know this year. It means architecture inspired by agricultural buildings.The full article and link can be found at the bottom of this description. 

In Brief: 
On entering the property you are greeted by a large hallway with cloakroom and separate shoe and coat storage. From here you can access the lifestyle room which includes the designer kitchen, dining and family areas. Double opening hardwood doors lead you into the lounge or from the kitchen into the utility. The master bedroom comes with its own en-suite showeroom and aluminium bi-fold doors with panoramic views over open countryside. Bedrooms two and three are double in size, have amazing views and there own designer en-suite showerooms. 

ENTRANCE: 

Enter via the front door with multi-point locking system with glazed side panels. 
Outside lighting with dusk-to-dawn sensor. 

ENTRANCE HALL: (28' 8" x 17' 6" MAX) 

Large open hall with Porcelanosa ceramic floor tiling throughout. 
Reclaimed brick feature wall and exposed structural steel beams. 
Separate coat and shoe storage with hardwood doors and ironmongery. 
Door leading to, 

CLOAKROOM/WC: (9' 0" x 5'11") 

White porcelain two piece bathroom suite supplied by Porcelanosa. 
Designer hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap recessed into a wall mounted vanity cupboard. 
Floating low level w.c. with dual flush mechanism to reduce water use. 
Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and vanity mirror. 
Porcelanosa ceramic floor tiling throughout. 
Aluminium window overlooking the front aspect. 

COATS: (2' 6" x 4' 8") 

Storage for coats enclosed with twin hardwood doors. 

SHOES: (2' 6" x 4' 8") 

Storage for shoes enclosed with twin hardwood doors. 

LIFESTYLE ROOM: (32' 8" x 15' 7" MAX) 

Professionally designed German kitchen supplied and installed by premium kitchen manufacturer SieMatic. Fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with a mixture of contemporary style 
black oak and high gloss doors. 
Silestone worktops throughout with a large central island housing the latest Siemens induction hob with built in extractor. 
All integrated appliances are premium quality and manufactured by Siemens. 
There are four stainless steel wall mounted ovens, two with warming drawers (Two conventional ovens, one steam and a microwave). 
Upright 'full height' fridge, upright 'full height' freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler. 
Recessed 'Franke' sink with chrome mixer tap and a 'Quooker' boiling water tap. 

The 'Lifestyle Room' also houses the dining room and family areas with panoramic views over open countryside via expansive glazing. Aluminium bi-fold doors open onto the patio area looking over the large foreground, feature pond and parking area. 

With the exposed wrought iron framework, recessed brick feature wall, designer wood burning stove and the 'systemline' music system, this really is the perfect place to integrate the family. 

UTILITY: (6' 0" x 15' 8") 

Professionally designed German kitchen supplied and installed by premium kitchen manufacturer SieMatic. Fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with a mixture of contemporary style 
black oak and high gloss doors. 
Recessed 'Franke' sink and chrome mixer tap. 
Aluminium door and window to front and side aspects. 
Hardwood door leading to the lifestyle room. 

LOUNGE: (16' 8" X 14' 3") 

Enter the lounge via twin opening, glazed hardwood doors. 
With expansive glazing overlooking the front aspect. 
Engineered oak floor covering throughout. 
TV, satellite and telephone sockets. 

MASTER BEDROOM: (28'1" x 17' 5" MAX) 

Large double bedroom with open countryside views. 
Aluminium Bi-fold doors lead onto the patio area. 
Engineered oak floor covering throughout. 
TV, satellite and telephone socket. 
Hardwood door leading to: 

MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE: (5' 7" x 9' 10") 

White porcelain three piece designer bathroom suite supplied by Porcelanosa. 
Hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap recessed into a wall mounted vanity cupboard. 
Floating low level w.c. with dual flush mechanism to reduce water use. 
Shower cubicle with chrome thermostatic shower. 
Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and vanity mirror. 
Porcelanosa ceramic floor tiling throughout. 

BEDROOM TWO: (19'2" x 12'8") 

Large double bedroom with open countryside views. 
Engineered oak floor covering throughout. 
TV, satellite and telephone socket. 
Hardwood door leading to: 

BEDROOM TWO EN-SUITE: (8' 7" x 7' 9") 

White porcelain three piece designer bathroom suite supplied by Porcelanosa. 
Hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap recessed into a wall mounted vanity cupboard. 
Floating low level w.c. with dual flush mechanism to reduce water use. 
Shower cubicle with chrome thermostatic shower. 
Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and vanity mirror. 
Porcelanosa ceramic floor tiling throughout. 

BEDROOM THREE: (14'5" x 12'6" MAX) 

Double bedroom with panoramic views over open countryside. 
Engineered oak floor covering throughout. 
TV, satellite and telephone socket. 
Hardwood door leading to: 

BEDROOM THREE EN-SUITE: (5' 8" x 6' 7") 

White porcelain three piece designer bathroom suite supplied by Porcelanosa. 
Hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap recessed into a wall mounted vanity cupboard. 
Floating low level w.c. with dual flush mechanism to reduce water use. 
Shower cubicle with chrome thermostatic shower. 
Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and vanity mirror. 
Porcelanosa ceramic floor tiling throughout. 

SEPARATE GARAGE:- (417 sq ft) 

Oak Framed garage with timber doors, carport and sheltered pathway. 
Concrete flooring with lighting, power sockets and switches. 
Secured ironmongery. 
Electric car charging point. 

INTERNAL FINISHES: 

All exposed feature steel works are reworked and finished in anthracite coloured paintwork. 
All internal walls are painted with high quality white emulsion. 

HEATING: 

Fleece barn is fitted with underfloor heating throughout. All heating and hot water is provided by a Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump. Intelligent Heatmaster Neostats control the temperature in each room. All bathrooms, en-suites and WCs will also be fitted with electric towel rails. 

SECURITY: 

CCTV and security alarm installed throughout and can be controlled remotely via your SMART device. 

EXTERNAL DETAILS: 

Enter the drive via the security gates to be greeted by an ornamental 'feature' pond that is safely walled with granite stone filled gabion baskets. 
The driveway is a mixture of permeable block paving and gravel with heavy duty steel to the perimeters of the drive and gardens. There is a turning point and parking area for several vehicles and slabbed paving leading to the entrance of the barn. 
All borders are finished with estate fencing and matching gates with landscaped front and rear gardens and Schellevis paving patio areas broken up with soft planting, trees and lawn. 
External lighting to the front door and patio openings along with several additional bollard lights in the driveway. 

LOCATION: 

Shawell is a village in the Harborough district of Leicestershire and has a population of 162 inhabitants as of the 2011 census. The village lies less than one mile from the M1 and M6 motorway and to the east of Watling Road (A5). Due to the ease of access to a number of motorways and 'A' roads, the local area has become a popular commuting location for those travelling further afield. Fleece barn lies on the east side of Catthorpe Road surrounded by agricultural fields, opposite an existing farmhouse and cottages. The Village of Shawell is 0.6 miles away and supported by some local amenities that include a shop and the White Swan public house. 

Rugby's new retail park 'Elliots Field' is only five miles away. This modern easy-to-reach shopping park contains many flagship retail stores such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Next, Nike and DFS to name a few. There are also many coffee shops, restaurants and not to forget the free parking. There are many excellent private and public schools with Rugby School being the most famous. Leisure amenities are plentiful with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sports Centre being the main. 

Rugby's train station is less than 5 miles away and is served by London Midland and Virgin Trains. Rugby to London Euston is less than 50 minutes by fast train and Birmingham 20 minutes. This is just one of the reasons why Rugby has become extremely popular with many commuters. 

TECHNICAL: 

German Kitchen manufacturer SieMatic, Overview: 
Founded in 1929, SieMatic have built first-class kitchen furniture - and nothing else. 
They make it possible to design timelessly elegant living spaces that perfectly reflect the personalities of their owners. The SieMatic style collection concept is based on current lifestyle and furnishing trends and makes it possible to escape rigid product range structures for more flexible, precise, and careful consideration of the customer's individual lifestyle. 

For more information go to: www.siematic.com/en/ 

Porcelanosa, Overview: 
Have offered bathroom equipment solutions for over 25 years.Its collections include everything from classic lines to cutting-edge designs and use traditional materials such as wood, with its natural finish, and more contemporary finishes, such as unusual high-shine lacquers, glass or krion. 

For more information go to: www.porcelanosa.com 

Electrics: 
All sockets are finished in black nickel with contemporary streamline lights and feature decorative lighting. Industrial feature light switch system and metal conduit to compliment the steel structure. 

Roof: 
Euroclad sinusoidal roof system with sloping ceilings, guttering and downpipes all finished in anthracite (Colour). 

Cladding: 
Thermowood Radiata cladding coated with an opaque grey finish. 

Windows and Bi-Fold Doors: 
Contemporary powder coated aluminium frames finished in anthracite (Colour). 

Walls: 
Internal block walls with external cavity walls and decorative timber cladding. 

The Developer, Overview: 
Curley Construction Limited are an accomplished family run business, spanning three generations, based in Warwickshire the company has established a reputation for building contemporary new homes with a high specification. 
Curley Construction is distinctive in that the company reflects quality and design in every aspect of its development. 

The Times Article on Agritecture 6/4/18: 

Agritecture is the portmanteau word you need to know this year. It means architecture inspired by agricultural buildings - and it's coming to a rural location near you. 

Architects are not only converting period barns; they are being asked to design contemporary homes that echo grain silos and storage units clad in undulating tin. The rise of agritecture can be attributed to a rebellion against showy homes. While much of the architecture world wants to go bigger, shinier and more tricksy, some practices are heading in the other direction, where restraint and modesty lead to a home blending in with its location. Clients want a level of invisibility, but also liveable, beautiful properties. Simple steading-like structures are popping up in Angus, Aberdeenshire; Hawick in the Scottish Borders; and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. 

What's more, agritecture may have social benefits. When the architect Mary Arnold-Forster was asked to create a single-storey residence in the Skye crofting community of Heaste for clients who were not from the local area, the brief was far removed from that of many new homes built on the island. 

The clients - a rabbi and an academic - were not interested in glazed gable ends or floor-to-ceiling windows. "They wanted something very anonymous," the architect says. "You can drive past it and not know it is a house. The clients settled into the village really quickly because they did not build a big home that frightened everyone off. It is a modern crofting village." 

Agritectural homes do allow the chance to experiment indoors. In the case of Arnold-Forster's Black Shed, the corrugated aluminium shell is forgotten once you step through the front door. 

The interior is a glowing jewel-box of Douglas fir. Pocket doors have smooth cavities that act as handles and a bed has been built into a nook in the study wall that is reminiscent of the traditional box-bed architecture of Skye blackhouses; low-lying homes built in the Highlands in the 19th and 20th centuries. The property exemplifies the overlap between agritecture and vernacular architecture, where buildings are designed using local reference points to influence looks and materials. 

The cost of an agritectural build will depend on the specification, plot and size;, in Scotland expect to pay from about £300,000 for a two-bedroom detached home with high-end interiors, a garage/workshop and a degree of landscaping. Architects say that the beauty of working with ruined farm buildings is that each one has a distinct character. It is a case of patching up the fabric of the building and coaxing out its idiosyncrasies before adding your stamp inside. 

Designers suggest taking inspiration from the colour palettes of stone and other local materials for paint tones. Farrow & Ball's Railings, Little Greene's Dash of Soot and Sanderson's Mistflower are good matches for Scottish slate and flagstone. Many double-height homes have incorporated further rustic ideas. On staircases, agricultural-wire- inspired balustrades with aluminium treads in the same colour as light fittings and kitchen fixtures help details to blend into the background and open up the room. "At first glance a dirty cow shed might not look beautiful, but when you look at the individual components there are old cattle troughs and machinery that can be inspirational," says Rosemary Scrimgeour, who owns Building Workshop with her husband, Ben. 

The couple have overhauled farmhouses and steadings for clients in Perthshire, Angus and Oxfordshire since they launched their practice in 2010. They say that clients looking for agritectural homes want to feel in tune with their surroundings. "In the countryside a simple form looks better and more appropriate, but they can still be interesting," Scrimgeour says. "In these kinds of open-plan buildings you can look out in many directions and feel part of the landscape." 

One of their most recent projects is Humpty House, a new-build in a woodland site above Loch of Lintrathen in Angus, in which they live with their children. Its form takes inspiration from simple agricultural architecture. It has a steep pitched slate roof with zinc bridges, timber cladding similar to a barn's painted wooden doors adds a tactile layer, and the floor plan has been kept undeveloped to encourage flexibility. 

"To begin with it was like a big empty shed, and in some ways it still is," Scrimgeour says. "It can be adapted to suit whatever is going on at the time, rather than having set rooms." 

Appropriation of rural designs is likely to increase. Many architects are being employed to overhaul one-room stone buildings such as bothies. Originally built as homes for single farm workers, they are becoming retreats and studios with cosy insides. "We are working on a number of stone bothies to turn them into places where people want to go and relax, with log-burning stoves and sheepskins," Scrimgeour says. 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-stealthy-ascent-of-agritecture-5znctvvjc 

Local Authority: 
Harborough District Council 

Council Tax: 
Band TBC 

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General Information: 

TENURE: The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. 

SERVICES: All mains services are connected or available but not tested. A telephone line is installed the transfer of which is subject to BT regulations. Life Investments have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings, etc, or services to this property, so cannot confirm they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is recommended to obtain confirmation from their Surveyor or Solicitor.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: Only those as mentioned in these details will be included in the sale. 

MEASUREMENTS: The measurements provided are given as a general guide only and are all approximate. 

VIEWING: By prior appointment through the Sole Agents. 

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