A coach house conversion with working clock tower and garden within the grounds of a listed Manor House, with woodland walks nearby, ten miles from the market towns of Oakham and Stamford
The Coach House (officially named 1 Stocken Hall Mews) is the largest of the four mews houses converted in the early 1990s from the Hall's coach house stables into residential dwellings. It retains the height and character of its past, with panelled and stone walls in parts, along with the clock tower and its turret clock by John Walker of London and largely hardwood double glazed windows and doors. Not listed itself, it is within the curtilage of the Hall.
The twin arched front doors open into a slate floored entrance hallway. The sitting room is spacious and symmetrical with an impressive fireplace and feature enamelled stove. It adjoins the high ceilinged, wood panelled dining room, formerly the tack room, and utility with a side entrance door.
The symmetrical and vaulted quarry tiled kitchen has a partially exposed stonework wall and a fitted oak suite beneath black granite worktops with integrated gas hob, fridge freezer and Fisher & Paykel oven appliances. A playroom, with external access to the garden, a study and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
The first floor is largely engineered oak floored. The landing corridor has exposed trusses and a glazed view of the clock's working mechanism. Double bedroom one is en suite with fitted wardrobes. Bedroom four has stairs rising to a mezzanine study area. It, and bedrooms two and three, share a well-appointed family bathroom.
The garden lies to the rear of the house, accessed from the playroom or lane. A wide terrace adjoins the house, with formal lawns and well-stocked flowering borders and a timber seating veranda. A magnificent horse chestnut is subject to a TPO.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Bottle gas to kitchen hob.
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I was taken by the symmetry and scale of the principal rooms, along with the character of this fabulous family home. I grew up with the sound of a grandfather clock and this clock tower, with its working turret clock, is a joy to me. The garden and the ability to walk to and through the Forestry Commission's Morkery Woods, evokes the thought of a lovely lifestyle and I am not surprised that the seller's family have been very happy here for almost twenty years.James Abbott