Church Lane, East Stoke, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QF | Property for sale | Savills
964.52 sq m(10,382 sq ft)
Guide price £3,400,000

Church LaneEast Stoke, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2023
  • Further development opportunities
  • Carriage Court redevelopment
  • Walled Gardens in just under 3 acres
  • Total grounds of about 8.24 acres
  • Highly sought after village location
  • Many original features

The Stoke Hall estate - A fine, Grade II listed, late Georgian mansion house with Carriage Court and Walled Garden.

About this property

  • Stoke Hall is a fine, Grade II listed, late Georgian mansion house built by Lewis Wyatt in 1812. Classically constructed of red brick set upon as ashlar plinth, beneath Cumberland slate roof tiles with raised ashlar quoins and eaves cornicing. The main house extends to some 10,000 sq ft of family accommodation.

    Additionally there are two development opportunities, namely The Walled Garden and The Carriage Court. The whole property stands in about 8.29 acres of mature gardens and grounds.

    The Hall - Ground Floor - Double oak entrance doors open into the main entrance hall, spectacular open well oak staircase with ornate cast and moulded balustrades surmounted by an unusual and magnificent quadripartite vaulted stair light.

    Drawing room with double beam ceiling, deep coving, polished oak floor, carved marble fireplace and sash windows to two aspects.

    Principal reception room, with double beam ceiling, deep coving, polished oak floor, oak panelling to dado height, carved oak surround fireplace with three windows to the southern aspect.

    Library / Music Room, marble fireplace, carved ceiling centre rose, egg and dart coving, polished oak flooring, panelling to dado height and two south facing windows.

    Study/snug with a marble fireplace surround, coving to the ceiling, lobby off with access to the secret garden.

    The garden hall/rear porch leading to conservatory, log store, laundry room and self contained annex with kitchenette, open plan lounge / bedroom with separate shower room, WC and wash hand basin.

    Rear staircase with polished oak floor, fine three storey open stairwell with polished oak balustrade.

    Internal hall with double oak doors leading to the secret garden and cloakroom/ shower room, WC, wash hand basin and shower enclosure.

    Family Room with shuttered window and door to the secret garden.

    Kitchen with stainless steel base and wall units, oil fired AGA, range of built-in cupboards, windows and door to the side elevations. Multiple cellars accessed by stairs directly from the kitchen and also externally from the secret garden.

    Morning room/orangery with large roof lantern with exposed timbers, terrazzo floor, multiple French doors leading to the rear courtyard and also to the front elevation.

    Dining Room, terrazzo floor, archway to the reception hall and French doors to the front elevation.

    First Floor - Landing with three generous bedrooms, principal bathroom, dressing room and store room / potential bedroom.

    Upper Floor - Bedroom 4, 5 and bathroom.

    Mezzanine Floor - Bedroom 6, 7 and bathroom.

    OUTSIDE - Upon entering the wrought iron gates past the tiny church of St Oswald, a tarmacadam sweeping driveway leads to the main hall. The driveway is flanked by an array of spectacular mature trees, shrubs and also formal lawns. As the drive reaches the house, the view of undulating permanent pasture provides a magnificent outlook and idyllic setting amidst total privacy. The front of the house is accessed from the terrace by sweeping stone steps surmounted by formal gardens and an ornamental fountain. A central carriage turning circle set with mature flowering shrubs provide a grand and impressive entrance to the house.

    To the north of the house on the north terrace, raised lawns are laid to herbaceous borders. To the south east of the house the formal gardens with lawn gives way to a less formal setting of mature trees and shrubs with many fine specimens to be found.

    Access to the secret garden with flagstone paved pathways, ornamental lily pond. Well stocked flower borders with many rare and wonderful trees and shrubs. Truly a garden that needs to be seen in order to be appreciated.

    Further remote wrought iron gates give access to the courtyard with parking for numerous vehicles and access to the recently constructed five-berth garaging/car port with further accommodation above/games room/snooker room.

    Additional lots of The Carriage Court - The Carriage Court currently comprises three separate dwellings; Church Cottage, High Barn and the Grooms Flat of about 9,965 sq ft.

    In addition, the Stable Block and the Brewhouse could make additional dwellings, subject to planning permission.

    Full Planning Permission and Listed Building consent for conversion to one single dwelling expired in 2013. Ref: 10/00874/FUL Newark & Sherwood District Council.

    The Carriage Court sits in about a 1.70 acre plot.

    The Walled Garden - A truly unique opportunity to acquire a parcel of land (just under 3 acres) adjacent to the grounds of Stoke Hall. The site is subject to planning, an initial Heritage review has taken place and documents are available for inspection.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

When I first visited Stoke Hall it really felt like a home, although certainly grand the rooms felt comfortable and warm.

Ian MarriottProperty agent

Local information

  • East Stoke is situated in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside close to the geographical centre of England on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. The area around Stoke Hall grounds are some of the loveliest of Nottinghamshire's scenery of wooded hills, river and riverside pasture.
  • The A46 provides access to Newark 5 miles, Grantham 17 miles and Nottingham City Centre 18 miles - all offering regular and direct train links into London. The Minster town of Southwell lies just under 12 miles.
  • Communication to other parts of the country are excellent with the A1 just 4 miles away. The M1 motorway, East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are also easily accessible while rail services to London Kings Cross from Newark are just 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Located close to a charming stretch of the River Trent with the Vale of Belvoir to the south, Stoke Hall is surrounded by extensive parkland and attractive countryside. The property forms part of the Conservation Area of East Stoke. The amenity of this delightful surrounding is further protected by the existence of ancient monument status. Stoke Field is where an important battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought. It is one of just 43 locations protected from development by English Heritage's Battlefields Register.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G