Dating back to 1891 Charnwood House is a Victorian home which has been renovated but still maintains its stunning character and features. The current owners have spent a significant amount of money restoring and refurbishing the property over many years and now it can be yours for just £1.35 million. The home is situated in Kirby Muxloe and stunning to say the least!
History and style
The upmarket Freeman Hardy & Willis shoe business was founded by Sir Edward Wood who commissioned Charnwood House to be his family home back in 1891. The property has approaching 5000 ft.² of living space and four large double bedrooms (six bedrooms in total), three bathrooms and three reception areas. The decor is beautiful, the design is perfect and while the exercise room may not fit in with the Victorian character it brings the property into the modern era.
As you will have guessed, this mansion is most certainly family orientated and you only need to look at the large family kitchen to see that. The white walls, wooden storage facilities and stainless steel equipment blend perfectly together. There is a kitchen island, which property doesn’t have this, as well as a stylish breakfast bar so that all of the family can eat together. The porcelain tiled floor also has underfloor heating which must be a godsend on those cold winter mornings.
The air-conditioned gym is perfect for those who like to look after their fitness levels and exercise on a regular basis. It is full of weights, exercise bikes and an array of different fitness machines to stop you getting bored. We can also see some football tops on the wall which add to the sporty theme with double doors opening out into the courtyard where you can get some fresh air after your exercise.
Beautiful family bathroom
The dark wooden floor, the white bathroom accessories and the dark tiled privacy wall all come together to give a spacious family bathroom. The room also has twin wash hand basins, double shower and a floor standing Victoria and Albert bath which must be a dream to relax in.
The dining room
The dining room is a splendid example of old style decor which stands out a mile from the general colours across the rest of the house. The walls are adorned with beautiful shades of blue designer wallpaper, large flowing white curtains hang by the windows and there is a charming wooden table with matching chairs. As we have touched on above, the dark wood flooring seen in other areas of the property is carried through to this room which contrasts perfectly with the stylish wall colours.
When you also consider the grand oak staircase leading to all floors, the original stained glass doors which open out into a large entrance hall not to mention the three large reception rooms you begin to get an idea of the size of the property.
Is Charnwood House worth £1.35 million?
Charnwood House is the type of property you need to see to believe, it has style and character, colour and contrast while maintaining that old world Victorian look. As if the property needed any more attractions, there is also planning permission for an indoor swimming pool.