House for Sale!

March 4, 2011
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Our house is for sale with Taylor Bourne Estate Agents (no relation). You can view the house through their website, or through their associates with RightMove.co.uk. Both websites are linked below. Those websites give pictures and a floor plan (coming soon). These pictures below, however, were taken by me.

Front of houseThis view is the front of the house, from the street. You can see that the house is a three-storey house. It has 4-bedrooms. Three bedrooms are on the top floor. Also on the top floor is the main bathroom. One of the top floor bedrooms is a double-bed sized room with en suite.

On the middle floor is another en suite double bedroom. The main lounge is also on the middle floor, at the front. the two windows that you see here on the middle floor are from the L-shaped lounge.

The ground floor is home to the reasonably sized kitchen and a cloakroom (which means that the house has 4 loos!). Originally, the ground floor had a garage, as you can see on the property next door, but we have had this professionally converted to a second lounge – very useful as a children's playroom, or adult study.

The close-up below shows the conversion more easily.

Front of house closeupThe next photo is of the rear of the property, showing the patio doors.

Rear of houseWe bought the house new. It was left with a horrible rough back garden, full of stones. We have had it converted with this lovely real stone patio and fine decking, with a beautiful garden building (it's too nice to call it a shed) at the rear.

Garden buildingGarden building with utility areaWhen the garden was done, the landscapers buried armoured cable beneath the patio and decking. I have used this to power the shed with 5 sockets, and lighting for the shed and adjacent utility are (a place to hide all the nasty looking bins that we are obliged to have!). The decking area is very pleasant in sunny weather. It is quite and not overlooked, so you can relax on warm summer evenings.

The price of the house is £174,950. If you do your research, you will find that similar houses on the same street are more expensive. This house is therefore a bargain, because we need to sell quite quickly. One other similar house has a £210,000 price tag.

Littlethorpe is a really lovely pleasant village. If you look at a map of Leicester and Leicestershire you will realise that the villages of Enderby and Narborough are really more or less attached to the outskirts of the city. From Narborough, you pass over a level crossing at the train station, then over the river and past Thorpe Meadows. This small strip of greenery just separates Littlethorpe nicely, making it the first, and least expensive, of the genuine South Leicestershire villages. Yet, despite this seclusion, it is easy to travel to the city, or there is a small shopping centre in Blaby, as well as a village shop in Littlethorpe and a couple of village shops in Narborough. Narborough station is just 10 minutes walk, and there are trains to Leicester (to change for Nottingham or London) and to Birmingham and Nuneaton (to change for Coventry).

If you want to enquire about the house, please contact our agents:

Taylor Bourne

or their associates

Right Move

House address: 9 Parnell Close, Littlethorpe, Leicestershire, LE19 2JS

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