Manby House, Carlton Road, Manby, Louth, LN11 8UF | Property for sale | Savills
6,073 sq ft(564.20 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000

Manby HouseCarlton Road, Manby, Louth, LN11 8UF

    Key features

    • 1930s house with high specification interiors
    • Six generous double bedrooms
    • Fully renovated throughout
    • Gated carriageway driveway
    • Magnificent landscaped gardens and paddock
    • Outbuildings including garages and workshops

    An elegant and attractively presented 1930s detached house set within expansive grounds of about 2.24 acres.

    About this property

    • Manby House is an elegant, detached home built in the 1930s, with a long history. It was originally built as the Station Commander's house for RAF Manby, and formed a strategic meeting point, once hosting Sir Winston Churchill and during his flying years, HM King Charles III (then Prince Charles). The house has formerly been operated as a bed and breakfast and there is good scope to convert additional outbuildings to further accommodation, if desired. The house has been subject to an extensive programme of renovations over the last 12 months, including a new heating system, insulating the loft, new sash windows, replastering, new LED lighting, bedrooms and bathrooms have been fully stripped back and redecorated with high quality fittings throughout, and all new flooring, featuring premium brands including Amtico, Karndean and Smartstrand. The kitchen and utility room have also been fully updated and the house has been professionally decorated throughout.

      The result of the improvements is a truly exceptional and modern home, which has been designed in keeping with its age and history, using period elements like solid oak doors and brass handles to complement the original features of the house. The renovations include the installation of a hotel-quality lift and bathroom with freestanding whirlpool rise-and-fall bathtub and glass mixer shower with body dryer, which is part of the principal bedroom suite.

      The accommodation is fantastically well proportioned and the house ideally suited to larger families or those who enjoy entertaining, with a vast amount of reception space on the ground floor. This includes an inviting entrance hall, which leads to a sitting room, study and family room in the formal part of the house, with the day-to-day accommodation situated separately, yet easily linked via the family room and open plan kitchen/dining room. There is also a second kitchen, store, garden room and utility. Upstairs, the bedrooms are arranged over two floors, the highlight being "The Gallery", an incredibly spacious room with dressing room and en suite which has its own private entrance via a terrace, yet is also accessed from the main house. Separate to this is the principal suite, two further bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor.

      Manby House is set within beautifully landscaped grounds of about 2.24 acres, comprising formal gardens, woodlands, a paddock and south-facing lawns. Many of the mature trees are protected, a highlight being an impressive willow said to have been grown from a cutting taken from a tree next to Napoleon's grave, and there are fruiting varieties including apple, cherry and plum. To the front of the house there is a large, paved carriageway driveway inset with a fountain, which provides extensive private parking. The adjoining garages and outbuildings provide ample parking and storage and, in addition, offer considerable potential for conversion to an annexe (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). Many updates have been made to the exterior of the house, including new guttering, improved roofs and new gates and ramps.

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    I was lucky enough to see the house before the work was done and was blown away by the quality of the craftmanship and the attention to detail that has gone into making this incredible family home so contemporary and future proof

    Roo FisherProperty agent

    Local information

    • The popular village of Manby lies approximately 5.6 miles east from the market town of Louth and has a range of amenities including a Post Office, primary school, public house, Co-operative supermarket and village hall. Louth offers more extensive facilities including shops, restaurants and a choice of schools including King Edward VI Grammar School. For commuting further afield, there are road links to Lincoln, Grimsby, the M180 and the Humber Bridge. Kenwick is approximately 4.2 miles away and offers an equestrian centre as well as a golf club. The cathedral city of Lincoln is approximately 33.7 miles away offering a full range of amenities including shops, leisure facilities, the quaintly historic Cathedral Quarter, universities and the county hospital. The coast is about 10.6 miles to the southeast.
    • Disclaimer: All journey times and distances are approximate.
    • Photographs taken June 2024.

    Additional information

    • Mains Water
    • Electricity
    • Central Heating
    • LPG
    • Mains Drainage
    • Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F