A four storey stone town house of 1860 within the town's Conservation Area but not itself listed, with a lovely garden and garden room, in the centre of the Georgian market town of Stamford
A four storey stone town house of 1860 within the town's Conservation Area but not itself listed, this handsome south east facing house has a striking façade, with wide and tall bay windows topped by a pair of dormers, which are fitted with modern metal double-glazed windows.
Well-appointed throughout, the principal rooms retain their period grace and proportions, with features like stone flagged and wood flooring, period fireplaces and sash windows to the rear, some with working shutters, whilst the décor has a modern twist, with Farrow & Ball colours, Zoffany wallpaper in the principal bedroom, whilst the kitchen, bath and shower room suites are also modern.
The tone is set as you enter the front door and entrance hall which opens into the large, wood and stone flag floored drawing room, the amalgamation of two original rooms, which has real impact. It is a fabulous entertaining space, with its front bay window with working shutters, high ceiling and attractive fireplace.
The dining room, beyond a rear garden lobby, connects the drawing room to the modern kitchen, fitted with an extensive suite incorporating two eye-level conventional, combination and microwave ovens, with a Miele warming drawer and Siemens steamer oven beneath, along with a halogen hob and NEFF integrated dishwasher. The kitchen is bright and inviting, with a bank of windows to the side, as well as a Gothic-style window at the end of the kitchen with views of the garden. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation
From the drawing room, the staircase rises to first floor and descends to the basement, where there is a games room and study, ideal for home working.
At first floor, the elegant principal bedroom has a large bay window and a brushed steel period fireplace. It shares the floor with a second double bedroom, both served by a well-appointed full suite family bathroom. At second floor, there are three further bedrooms and a shower room, all with lovely elevated roofscape views over Stamford.
The long, walled rear garden is private and is accessed both from the house, or by a right of way passageway from St Peter's Hill between numbers 10 and 11. It is planted with colourful mature perennials, climbers, shrubs and trees, and also incorporates soft fruits, raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries.
The lower garden, near the house, is terrace paved and is ideal for eating outside, with steps rising to upper largely lawned garden, with a fruiting walnut tree, mature shrubs and an open sided stone and brick BBQ barn.
A raised stone Garden Room, separate from the house and within the garden, has a lobby accessed from the garden or access passageway, and a large lofted boardroom, with a metal-framed wall of glass and doors opening onto a Juliet balcony. It offers some lovely easterly views of All Saints Church and is a fabulously creative home work or entertaining space; ideal for garden dinner parties.
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I love this elegant period townhouse, with its classically proportioned principal rooms, attractive views of the townscape and garden, which the dining kitchen connects wonderfully to. The garden office/party room has real impact too!James Abbott