' St Albans House' - Church Street, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 receptions
- 2 bathrooms
- Distinctive Period Property
- Refurbished Throughout 2020/21
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Master En-Suite
- Open Plan Family/Dining Kitchen
- No Upward Chain
The instantly recognisable "St Albans House" and former Church with distinctive bell tower has been renovated throughout 2020/21 and offers a truly historic home with the benefits of modern fixtures and fittings. The extensive works include new kitchen and bathrooms, new uPVC double glazing throughout, damp proof course to the external walls, new floor coverings and decor. The property offers deceptive accommodation which in brief comprises; an entrance lobby, reception hall, further inner hallway, downstairs cloakroom/WC, living room, open plan family dining kitchen with space for further sitting area and an additional reception room (play room or office). On the first floor a landing gives way to four double bedrooms with a refitted en-suite to the master and the refitted family bathroom. Outside there is courtyard style patio area to the rear of the property with pathway giving access to the main enclosed and private garden. EPC rating D.
The History Of St Albans House (Former Church)
St Alban's Church, situated on the corner of Highfields and Hollybush Lane, was built in 1839, only ten years after Catholic emancipation. Since the Elizabethan Religious Settlement of the sixteenth century Catholics had not been able to worship freely. This right was restored in 1829. St Alban's is therefore one of the oldest post-reformation Catholic churches in the diocese of Nottingham (older in fact than the diocese itself which dates from 1850).
Its building coincided with the building of the Midland railway when a large number of Irish navvies, who were Catholics, were employed to do the manual work. The land for the church and the building materials were given by a Mr. Worswick. The actual work of building was done by the Irish navvies.
The church was served for many years by the Rosminian priests from St. Mary's Loughborough. The Rosminians are an Italian order who were invited to the area by the De Lisle family of Gracedieu Manor.
The church was closed around 1988.
(Source - Barrow Upon Soar Heritage Group)
Having a uPVC double glazed entrance door with adjacent windows through to the entrance lobby.
Has quarry tiled flooring, uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation and access to the main hallway and living room.
Has a balustrade staircase accessing the first floor, uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator and access to an inner hallway.
Gives access to the downstairs cloakroom/WC, living room and the open plan family dining kitchen. There is a uPVC double glazed door with inset windows to the rear elevation. Tiled flooring.
Is fitted with a low flush white WC with push button flush and wash hand basin, tiled splashback, continued tiled flooring from the inner hall.
Living Room 6.20m x 3.66m (20'4" x 12'0")
Has two uPVC double glazed windows to the side elevation, a further uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation and uPVC double glazed French patio doors to the rear elevation. There is a central ornamental fireplace with tiled hearth, wooden sides and overmantel. Radiator.
L-Shaped Open Plan Family Dining Kitchen 6.40m x 5.79m (overall measurements) (21'0" x 19'0
Kitchen Area 3.05m x 3.15m (10'0" x 10'4")
The kitchen has been refitted with a one-and-a-half bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit with stylish chrome Swan neck style mixer tap over and cupboards under. There is a range of fitted units to the wall and base with soft close features, pan drawers, wood effect work surface continued into a breakfast bar area with wine rack and wine cooler under. A matching upstand to the work surfaces and further integral appliances including a four ring stainless steel gas hob with tiled splashback and stainless steel extractor canopy hood over and oven under and an integral slimline dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine, space for a tall standing fridge/freezer, wall mounted and concealed gas fed boiler, uPVC double glazed opaque glass window to the rear elevation and Engineered oak flooring. Open access to the dining/family room.
Family/Dining Room 5.79m x 3.23m (19'0" x 10'7")
This well proportioned space lends itself to dining/further living space which would accommodate table and chairs and potential sofas/sitting area. There are two uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, radiator, continued Engineered oak flooring to the kitchen and door accessing further reception room two.
Reception Room Two 3.05m x 2.64m (10'0" x 8'8")
This room can serve as a family/play room, home office or separate dining room. Having a uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation and a radiator.
A landing gives way to four double bedrooms with en-suite to master and a refitted family bathroom. There is a loft access hatch with a pull-down ladder leading to a loft with electric power and boarding.
Master Bedroom 5.08m x 3.66m (16'8" x 12'0")
A generously proportioned master bedroom with uPVC double glazed windows to two elevations in addition to a skylight double glazed window, radiator, wood strip flooring and door accessing the refitted en-suite.
Is fitted with a white three piece suite comprising; double width shower cubicle with thermostat chrome shower and drencher shower head, additional hand held shower head and hose. There is shower screening, low flush WC with push button flush, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, tiled splashbacks, double glazed skylight window, wood strip flooring and a radiator.
Bedroom Two 5.79m x 2.59m (19'0" x 8'6")
Another well proportioned bedroom with two uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation and two further double glazed skylight windows. Radiator.
Bedroom Three 3.84m x 2.64m (12'7" x 8'8")
Having a uPVC double glazed window and double glazed skylight window to the rear elevation. Radiator.
Bedroom Four 2.77m x 3.05m (9'1" x 10'0)
Having a uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation and double glazed skylight window. Radiator.
The family bathroom has been refitted with a white three piece suite comprising P-shaped shower/bath with centre mounted chrome taps with thermostatic chrome shower over with hand held shower head and hose and ceiling mounted drencher shower head. There is a low flush WC with push button flush, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, tiled splashbacks and decorative feature tiled flooring, radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and an additional double glazed skylight window.
NOTE TO PURCHASERS: Please note that the parking for the property is on street.
To the front of the property there is iron railings and personal access gate, a useful space for bin storage.
From the rear of the property there is access to a slabbed patio area with low retaining brick wall, an outside water tap and pathway leading to the private enclosed main garden.
The main garden has a timber decking area and grassed garden, a mature tree, stone wall, brick built and timber screen boundaries with timber built shed.