Savills | Main Street, Empingham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8PS | Property for sale
437.29 sq m(4,707 sq ft)
Guide price £2,000,000

Main StreetEmpingham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8PS

    Key features

    • An elegant Georgian edge of village house
    • With graceful proportions and attractive finishes
    • Within landscaped gardens, with grass tennis court
    • With a separate one bedroom ancillary cottage
    • Rutland Water one mile; Oakham five miles; Stamford six miles

    An elegant and beautifully presented listed home, with cottage, within delightful gardens of almost an acre and a quarter, in a serviced Rutland village between Stamford and Oakham.

    About this property

    • The Property
      Forming the major part of a substantial dressed stone under Collyweston roof house, including the large part of building's attractive frontage and gardens, this impressive grade II listed home has been extensively refurbished and offers spacious and elegant accommodation.

      The headline accommodation comprises three formal reception rooms and four generous bedrooms, served by three well-appointed bathroom and shower rooms, aside from some significant ancillary rooms and cellars. However, a separate ancillary cottage and outbuildings offer additional versatility and flexibility to how this marvellous family home is used and run.

      Approached through gates, the gravel driveway passes a turning sweep to the south of the front door, and wraps around the south and east of the house to the rear where there is ample parking and a large turning area.

      Double front doors open to a stone flagged reception hallway, which accesses the sitting and dining rooms, leading to the drawing room and the kitchen.

      The three reception rooms line the south face of the house and are all well-proportioned, with high ceilings and large mullioned windows, the drawing room also facing east. Both drawing and sitting rooms have wood burning Chesney stoves within their elegant fireplaces.

      The solid wood floored kitchen, and its adjoining breakfast room with French doors to the south east facing garden terrace, are a standout feature of the home. The vaulted kitchen has a bespoke Smallbone suite with a range of fitted units in painted wood with a mixture of wood and granite worktops. A cream four oven gas AGA is complemented by a separate Miele electric oven within the pantry cupboards, and a Miele halogen hob and AGA wine fridge within the large island unit, with a corner pantry cupboard.

      From the entrance hallway, a stone flagged study is alongside a well-appointed utility/boot room also with granite worktops. From here a back door to the courtyard, and cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor accommodation. From the staircase hall, stairs descend to the deep cellars, housing the boilers and gas intake, and rise to first floor.

      At first floor level, the spacious and vaulted, dual aspect principal bedroom suite is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke painted wood wardrobes, combining shelving and hanging storage, all by local craftsman and benefits from a large, full-suite en suite, with bath, rain-head shower and twin washbasins, with polished marble floor and wall tiles. The wide landing corridor leads to a further three large and symmetrical south facing double bedrooms, served by a beautifully appointed family bathroom and a separate well appointed family shower room both with bespoke walnut furniture made by local craftsmen, underfloor heating and newly installed bespoke double glazed windows, as well as a second staircase.

      Within the gardens, to the north of the house, a beautifully presented stone cottage is ideal for letting, guests or a business base. With well-appointed kitchen and an adjoining shower room, both under-floor heated, the large sitting room has a staircase rising to a generous first floor bedroom.

      The gardens extend, in all, to 1.23 acres, or thereabouts, and complement the house perfectly. They wrap around the south, east and west and, in part north of the house, but are principally arranged to the east, with a southerly aspect. They comprise sweeping lawns, with, in part a former grass tennis court, framed by well-stocked borders, beech hedgerows and large deciduous trees, which all provide shelter and privacy, with gravelled pathways leading through the gardens.

      Within the gardens, close to the cottage, a range of brick and tile outbuildings provides storage and kennels, with an adjoining wrought iron enclosure, whilst in the northwest corner, within a former orchard, there is a beautiful hexagonal stone folly building.

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    I love the elegance, presentation and feel of this beautiful Georgian home, which is an uplifting viewing experience. To my tastes, I think it turn-key and love the attention to detail in the finishes. The gardens are also fabulous, as are the rural views, whilst the cottage adds versatility, all within a serviced Rutland village with shop and primary school, a mile's walk from Rutland Water.

    James AbbottProperty agent

    Local information

    • Empingham is a Conservation Village almost midway between the market towns of Stamford (six miles) and Oakham (five miles), to which there are frequent bus services.
    • The village has an active community with a well-regarded village shop and primary school, along with a doctor's surgery and popular public house. There are cricket and bowls clubs, whilst Rutland Water is little more than a mile from the village, where one can enjoy sailing, bird watching, fishing, windsurfing or fine walks, among many other activities and interests.
    • Empingham is a perfect location for excellent private schooling in Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham (nine miles) whilst, for commutes, rail services to London Kings Cross, or Cambridge, from Peterborough station (18 miles) take from 50 minutes.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold