A highly attractive listed Georgian hall, with planning for an ancillary cottage, within almost nine acres of formal gardens and adjoining parkland paddocks, in a splendid rural setting
A handsome II* listed, dating from 1794 and mentioned by Pevsner in his renowned architectural guide, The Buildings of England Lincolnshire, this attractive three storey brick home offers considerable character and charm, and retains all the grace and elegance of the period's era.
Offered to the market for the first time in 30 years, Cressy Hall is a fabulous example of Georgian design, with pedimented pavilions, a Doric front doorway flanked by stately columns and crowned by a striking fanlight, positioned within fabulous formal gardens and adjoining pasture paddocks, with wooded boundaries of almost nine acres, which incorporate the moated site of the original dwelling, now a scheduled monument.
Cressy Hall offers in excess of 6,300 sq ft of accommodation, with significant additional cellar, studio and ancillary accommodation, comprising three elegant reception rooms and seven generous first and second floor bedrooms.
The front door opens into an elegant stone flagged entrance stairwell hall, with an attractive mahogany staircase. With the classic four corner layout, the drawing and dining rooms, each with ornate ceilings, period fireplaces and tall, shuttered sash windows flank the hallway, with the sitting room and the nursery/study to rear of the house. The dining kitchen is a particularly spacious room, with an adjoining prep kitchen/utility. A particular feature of the house are also the cellars, which are an important link between the hall and the spacious and versatile studio, the hall's original staff quarters and dining room.
There are four first floor double bedrooms, served by two bathrooms, with a further three bedrooms, third bathroom and the impressive billiards at second floor.
Listed planning consent permits the conversion of a largely single storey adjoining outbuilding range, to the west of the Hall, into an ancillary one-bedroom cottage (ref: H08-0831-20, dated 5th May 2021).
Positioned within 8.9 acres of formal gardens and pasture paddocks, the property is approached along a sweeping gravelled driveway, which leads to a generous turning sweep and parking at the Hall itself, with access to the oversized garaging.
The gardens and land are largely arranged to the south and west of the Hall and comprise sweeping lawns, with a haha to the paddocks, and topiary yew-hedged walkways leading between rose and fruit orchard gardens, and a large and productive walled kitchen garden. With many native species specimen trees, the gardens are beautifully secluded, whilst the southerly aspect provides superb natural light.
The paddocks adjoin the gardens to their south, with woodland to their southern boundary and estate fenced boundaries to the driveway, they incorporate the remains of the moat house site in their south-east corner.
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I have marketed many amazing homes in my career, but the impact and reveal of Cressy Hall as you round its driveway's bend is second to none in my experience. Within gorgeous grounds and with the most elegantly proportioned accommodation, with planning for an ancillary cottage within an existing outbuilding range and further potential, I love this property. There are changes that I would make as the new owner, but this would be my forever home, with a choice of grammar schools nearby, in Spalding or Bourne.James Abbott