A classic Victorian family home with an abundance of outbuildings and surrounded by mature gardens and grounds
Oaklands is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a charming country house, together with an extensive range of outbuildings offering huge potential, and with a good amount of land.
This is a superb Victorian family home dating from 1856, positioned off the main road, on the edge of the market town of Howden offering a great prospect to enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle, but with the benefit of convenience. To complete the attraction for commuters, Howden station is less than two miles with regular services to London Kings Cross.
The property has been in our clients ownership for 40 years and retains a charming country-style and situated within about 5.75 acres surrounded by mature trees. This country home accommodation extends to around 3885 square feet over three floors, with a wealth of period features including original fireplaces, architrave, coving, high ceilings and deep skirting boards.
There is a delightful open plan kitchen dining area with a range of base and wall units, tiled floor and an Aga, adjoining is a large utility room with access to outside and leads to a good sized store.
Two generous reception rooms are located to the front of the house with large bay windows and original fireplaces, the large family room is situated to the rear of the property and a study has been created from what was once the pantry, beneath which is a cellar. There is a w.c. on the ground floor and completes the accommodation on this floor.
There are six bedrooms and two bathrooms over the top two floors, with a generous games room situated on the first floor that could be created into a magnificent principal bedroom.
The house sits within an established garden, mainly laid to lawn, with herbaceous borders and a separate vegetable garden.
There is an impressive range of outbuildings, that were created for the former resident of the master hunt with six stables, workshop and garaging that require some attention, including a stable yard and a covered heated swimming pool with terraced area. Behind the outbuildings, the owners have created an orangery and a potting shed. There is a further timber framed tractor shed and a sizeable lake with a path around.
There are two individual paddocks, with woodland and a lake situated in between divided by hedging and fencing, amounting to about 5.75 acres in total.
The house is approached via a private driveway leading to the side of the property with ample parking and a large timber barn that could be used as garaging.
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This much loved family home is such an interesting proposition, the house is brimming with charm and there is so much potential on offer, ready for its new custodians.Ed StoyleProperty agent