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Thurlaston Lodge Farmhouse & Buildings, Hinckley Road, Desford, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 9JE
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Guide Price
  • Traditional Farmhouse and a range of Buildings
  • The total site area is 2.98 acres.
  • Leisure and Tourism - The potential for holiday lets or similar tourism ventures.
  • The property lends itself to creating equestrian facilities including stables and paddocks

The sale of Thurlaston Lodge Farmhouse and Buildings offers the opportunity to purchase a substantial traditional farmhouse, which has the additional benefit of a self-contained cottage, adjoining the property. There is also an extensive range of outbuildings which compliments the property. These buildings have a wealth of potential alternative uses, subject to the appropriate consents. More land is available by negotiation.

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About this property

Detailed Description

Thurlaston Lodge Farmhouse
The accommodation can be summarised as follows:

Front door leading to the Entrance Hall:

Entrance Hall: - with doors leading to the two Reception Rooms and Breakfast Room. Staircase to First Floor.

Reception Room One : 4.26m x 4.07m - an alcove style fireplace with a multi-fuel burner and shelving to either side.

Reception Room Two: 4.34m x 3.84m with feature brick fireplace and parquet floor

Breakfast Room: 4.42m x 4.29m with quarry tiled floor with stove mantel fire with cupboard to side.

Kitchen: 3.05m x 2.84m. Door to Pantry with fitted floor and wall units. Stainless steel drainer and mixer tap and part tiled splash backs.

Boot Room: 4.43m x 4.31m. With quarry tiled floor and store draining sink, an old bread oven and W.C off.

First Floor:

Staircase from Hallway to First Floor -

Bedroom One: - 4.31m x 3.95m

Bedroom Two: - 4.40m x 3.93m with cast iron Victorian style fireplace and cupboard to side. Ensuite off with panelled bath low flush W.C and wash basin

Bedroom Three: - 4.42m x 2.77m

Bathroom: - with sutie comprising of a shower cubicle, free standing bath, wash basin and low flush W.C.

The Cottage

The Cottage is attached to the Farmhouse. Entrance from the Courtyard with the farmhouse leading to: -

Kitchen: 4.72m x 3.03m.with fitted floor and wall units with part tiled splash backs, stainless steel sink, fitted single electric oven with extractor fan above.Door leading to staircase and first floor.

Lounge:4.05m x 3.05m. Door leading to Utility Room with W.C off.

Utility Room: with plumbing for a washing machine and low flush W.C off.

First Floor:

Bedroom One: 3.43m x 3.03m with cupboard off

Bathroom: with panelled bath, low flush W.C and vanity unit

Bedroom Two: 3.29m x 3.03m with cupboard off. Door leading to roof space/Attic Room connecting to the Farmhouse.

The Outbuildings
Attached to the farmhouse is a brick and tiled store. There is an extensive range of portal framed agricultural buildings with a wealth of potential for alternative uses, subject to the appropriate consents.


1. A range of traditional brick and tiled farm buildings, part of which are two storeys.
This range comprises of a double height building with access via a roller shutter style door. Attached range of single storey building of five loose boxes.
2. Four bay Dutch Barn with four bay lean-tos with concrete floor - 60ft x 50ft approx.

Remarks and Stipulations:

Tenure and Possession:
The property is being sold freehold will be given upon completion.

Method of Sale:
The property is being offered for sale by private treaty.

Mains water will be connected to the property before completion of the sale. Drainage is to a private system. Mains electric is connected to the property. Central heating is from an oil-fired system.

Thurlaston Lodge Farmhouse
Current:21 Potential:69

The Cottage
Current:47 Potential: 69

The property is accessed via an entrance off the A47 Leicester/Hinckley Road, with a drive leading to a courtyard area of the farmhouse, the cottage, and a range of traditional agricultural buildings.

Development Uplift Clause:
The house, yard and buildings area is offered for sale with an overage provision with an uplift percentage of 20% of any increase in value for a period of 50 years (commencing 2022). Such overage to be triggered by the grant of planning permission for fully independent residential units (i.e., not ancillary to the existing dwellings). Such overage to exclude holiday lets, office space and any other commercial use and payable upon the grant of consent.

Local - Blaby District Council - 01162 750555
County Council - Leicestershire County Council 0116 232 3232

Should any dispute arise between the vendor and the purchaser upon any point whatsoever (not involving a question of law) arising out of the Remarks and Stipulations, Particulars of Plan or as to the interpretation thereof, the matter in dispute shall not annul the sale, but shall be referred to the arbitration of the agents, whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties to the dispute and in every such arbitration the agents shall decide how the cost of such reference shall be borne.

Wayleaves, Easements and Right of Way:
Access to Thurlaston Lodge Farmhouse and buildings is via the right of way (verged blue on the accompanying plan). The maintenance of the drive is on a shared cost basis. Otherwise, the property is sold with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned or not.

Fixtures and Fittings: -
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All other items are expressively excluded regardless of inclusion in any photograph. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

Plans and Particulars:
These are believed to be correct, but their accuracy is not guaranteed, and no claim can be admitted for any errors or discrepancies.
Additional Land:
Additional land may be available subject to satisfactory negotiations.

Further enquiries and viewings:
For further information and an appointment to view, please contact Richard Newey or Edward Megginson on 0116 2814931.

Important Notices:
1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Brown & Co Fox Bennett in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Brown & Co Fox Bennett nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessors(s).

2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only.

3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct.

4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

Photographs dated: March 2023
Particulars dated: March 2023

Guide Price: £1,500,000


The property is located between the village of Desford and the suburb of Leicester Forest East. The Farmhouse occupies an elevated position with views across the open countryside. Leicester city centre is approximately 7 miles away with access to the motorway networks of the M1 and M69 being approximately 5 miles away. East Midland airport is 18 miles to the north.

Business Rates

The property may benefit from Small Business Rates Relief which may reduce the rates payable. Please contact the agents for more information.

To arrange a viewing contact

5 Geoff Monk Way, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 3BU

0116 281 4937

5 Geoff Monk Way, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 3BU

07787 877057

01162 894719

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