An historic gem; a renovated listed Victorian tower with outbuildings, garages and landscaped gardens of about 3.5 acres in the centre of the Cathedral City of Peterborough
The house offers extensive and well-appointed accommodation and has been reroofed, electrically rewired and re-plumbed in recent years. Where possible, many of the windows have been replaced and fitted with secondary glazing. Fletton Tower is a period family home, modernised for contemporary living.
On entering the property into the tiled and flagstone hallway, the impressive cantilever staircase gives an immediate glimpse into the grandeur and style of the home. The stained glass windows have been cleaned and refitted, and the original painted ceiling carefully restored. The striking dining room offers a large entertaining space with unique original fireplace and double aspect, full height windows complete with original, working shutters. The morning room is peaceful and flooded with light, with original fireplace and double height windows.
The kitchen and family room provides a modern space for open plan living with bi-fold doors opening onto a walled courtyard. The kitchen was refitted in 2010 and benefits from granite worktops, central island unit, Mercury range cooker, Wolf extractor fan, Sub Zero fridge freezer and Belfast sink.
The room features vaulted ceilings with glazed skylights, under floor heating, and an original servants hatch. The utility room, which was formerly the coal bunker, is accessed from the kitchen and has a Belfast sink and washing machine, along with fitted wardrobes for cloaks and boots. The walk in pantry is also accessed from the kitchen and is fitted with wooden worktops.
The Victorian snug room at the end of the dining area has an original fireplace and working shutters to the sash windows. The property also benefits from a play room, drawing room and snooker room as well as a large basement and wine cellar. The open staircase rises to a split level first floor from which the galleried landing leads to the principal suite, with en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as bedrooms two, three, four and five. These bedrooms are served by the family bathroom. Bedrooms six and seven, together with the home office and tower rooms, are accessed from a secondary split level landing. The rear staircases provide access to the tower above and down to the playroom and pantry.
A sweeping gravel driveway leads to the property where a large garden, laid to lawn, runs parallel providing the front gardens. Through a delightful archway and surrounded by impressive mature trees, is the second largest lawned area. The second driveway access runs alongside this laid to lawn area. In all the property sits in approximately 3.5 acres.
A gravel and partially paved driveway surrounds the tower and connects the different outdoor features. A large triple garage sits towards the rear of the property. A gated, walled garden lies to the right of the house with a large vegetable patch and impressively spacious greenhouses.
There are various outbuildings connected to the main tower, including a two storey stable block and a small outdoor workshop that is currently used as a potting room.
A piece of land to the west of sale boundary, which forms part of the property's Title is not forming part of this sale, but may be available by separate negotiation.
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This property is a hidden gem - The Tower is highly impressive and yet convivial with a lovely flow and beautiful architectural details, whilst the mature gardens are beautiful and ensure privacy and oasis from the hustle of the city's centre. This property is perfectly positioned for a professional family that requires proximity to the station for commuting and a choice of schooling, whilst also valuing privacy.James Abbott