The Victorian conversion on the market that you need to see

In this month’s Niche Magazine, Fothergill Wyatt estate agents and chartered surveyors brought you the beautiful Victorian conversions in The Laurels, Lubenham. Four high specification apartments, a unique coach house and a bungalow are on the market. Here, Fothergill Wyatt go into detail about the charming properties.

The Laurels, Main Street, Lubenham, LE16 9TF

The Laurels sits in the heart of Lubenham village just over two miles from Market Harborough. Perfectly located for commuters, being just three miles from Market Harborough Train Station, there are regular trains to London St Pancras, M1 junction 20 and Lutterworth are 20 minutes’ drive and Kettering just 30 minutes away surrounded by all the delights the south Leicestershire countryside has to offer.

Lubenham is a small historic village close to the river Welland with classic village green, coach and horses public house, village shop, primary school and All Saints church.

Close to the Grand Union canal, the area boasts lovely country walks, a heritage trail and striking buildings of historical interest. In September Lubenham hosts the delightful Scarecrow festival and is also perfectly situated to access many surrounding attractions such as Foxton Locks, Rockingham castle, Wistow maze and Kilworth House Theatre.

Just minutes away is the thriving rural market town of Market Harborough, on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border. Well known for its charming town centre with many independent shops to browse and great restaurants to enjoy showcasing the extensive local produce. With the opportunity to visit the twice monthly farmers market, Harborough museum and theatre, the Arts Fresco festival in September or just to enjoy Welland Park, both the town and surrounding area are perfect for families. It is well provided with popular state and private schools, sport and leisure facilities, great days out, outdoor activities from a calming canal boat ride to the adrenalin fuelled Armourgeddon Ltd, a wealth of nearby heritage sites all with excellent transport links.


Fothergill Wyatt Estate Agents and chartered surveyors are delighted to bring to market this high specification conversion of classic Victorian and modern single storey buildings conveniently situated in picturesque private communal grounds in the heart of the charming rural south Leicestershire village of Lubenham. The apartments have a door entry system and are on a 999 year lease.

The Laurels is an impressive house built circa 1850 by Joshua Perkins at a cost of £20,000. This elegant building, also known according to the Lubenham Heritage Trail as ‘parva sed apta’ – ‘small but comfortable’, has been a family home and more recently offices for Deichmann shoes until purchased in 2016 by the Goliath group for refurbishment and modernisation to become the six individual character homes now available for sale.

Nestled in an idyllic rural retreat with spacious gardens the main house, constructed mainly of brick, retains a number of interesting internal features including original roof lantern in entrance hall. It now houses four large two bedroomed apartments which boast their own unique character including one with a cellar. In the grounds there was once an ice house used as the Victorian equivalent of a refrigerator, though no longer there, the extensive remaining grounds provide a pleasant, private haven.


On the right hand side of the main building is the magnificent coach house, now a stunning three bedroom home, which still retains a classic canopied well in the garden. Next to this is the light and airy, newly modernised two bedroom bungalow with spacious garden. The Coach House and Bungalow are freehold, have their own private entrance and there is ample allocated parking for all.

The conversion is spearheaded by the Goliath group whose passion is to create high quality, affordable housing for professional people. It is a sympathetically designed development that has retained the architectural delights and proportions of the original Victorian buildings whilst refurbishing to suit modern contemporary living. Fitted with expertly designed contemporary German Pronorm kitchens with a range of top quality appliances and Villery & Boch bathrooms with Hans Grohe fittings and under floor heating. Fully double glazed with wood flooring in living areas, tiled bathrooms, carpeted bedrooms and built in wardrobes to master bedroom. BT broadband, TV and phone connection with Freeview are also available.

Prices at The Laurels range from £290,000 to £450,000 and the initial interest in these homes has been phenomenal. Anyone looking to buy a unique, high specification, contemporary property with classic Victorian charm and convenience please contact us directly without delay.


Internal Finishes

  • Wood flooring in living areas, tiled bathrooms and carpeted bedrooms

  • Double glazing

  • Gas combi boilers

  • BT broadband, TV and phone connection with Freeview

  • Built in wardrobes to master bedroom

  • Burglar alarm


  • Bespoke fitted Pronorm kitchens by Plug

  • Bosch fan oven and combi microwave

  • Elicia extractor fan

  • Siemens Fridge/Freezer

  • 4 zone Induction hob

  • Baumatic dishwasher

  • Quartz work surfaces and warming drawer in houses

  • Bosch washer/dryer in houses


  • Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware

  • Hans Grohe fittings

  • Underfloor heating

  • Ceramic tiles to walls and flooring

  • Contemporary heated towel rail

About Fothergill Wyatt

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