Historic home offers quintessential rural lifestyle in unique surroundings


Arriving at Old Hayes Farm along its sweeping hornbeam-lined driveway, it’s clear that this is a very special home.

Set within the West Leicestershire countryside off Burroughs Road, a mile-and-a-half from Ratby, this Grade II listed five-bedroom property, which has been meticulously renovated by the current owners, is set within extensive grounds of more than 10 acres.

The majority of the land is an open paddock enclosed with established hedgerows and surrounded by rolling countryside.

Unique features include a dry moat which surrounds the property on three sides, an enchanting bridge house, and a large pond complete with island, while outbuildings include garaging and stabling, a tractor shed and wash house.

Now available for sale, with a guide price of £1,395,000, Old Hayes Farm is the perfect place to enjoy rural living in a luxuriously refurbished period property.

The house largely dates from the early 17th century although it is thought there has been a home on the site since 1280.

A central hallway with beamed ceiling and quarry tiled floor leads to the extensive living accommodation on the ground floor.

The heart of the home is the farmhouse kitchen which is fitted in a traditional style with hand painted bespoke cabinets and matching island with Silestone work tops.

An electric range cooker is the focal point for the room, set within an attractive inglenook.

Two further inglenooks are found in the sitting room and snug, which both have log burners, while the dining room to the rear has delightful views over the fields and a stunning oak-boarded floor.

An 18th century staircase from the hall leads to three of the double bedrooms on the first floor, which all have beautiful beamed ceilings and delightful countryside views. The beautiful east-facing guest suite, which includes a double bedroom and its own sitting room, is accessed from a second staircase from the kitchen.

A family bathroom, with freestanding roll top bath, and two shower rooms with high specification contemporary fittings complete the first-floor accommodation.

Meanwhile, the master suite occupies the entire second floor and includes a dressing room and large walk-in storage cupboard.

The bedroom features a high-vaulted beamed ceiling, while the adjoining en-suite bathroom features a central Calvari Rain bath and ‘his and hers’ basins, a heated stone floor and views across the fields.

Outside, there’s a large flagstone terrace next to the kitchen with countryside views, while a further patio to the rear of the house takes advantage of views over the fields and the setting sun in the evenings.

Old Hayes Farm is for sale with Fine and Country in Woodhouse Eaves.

To view the property or request more details, contact: 01509 431157.

Photo Credit – Fine and Country.

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