An imposing period farmhouse with separate guest accommodation and tennis court, in well established grounds
The property offers a high level of flexible accommodation over three floors and comprises: Ground floor entrance vestibule cloakroom, fitted cloaks cupboard, wash basin, and wc. A reception hall leading to a drawing room and dining room both with original timber windows with working shutters and two sets of French doors opening onto the side lawn, there are exposed original flooring and high ceilings to both rooms, and open fireplaces to either end.
The bright family room has a range of fitted cupboards and bookshelves, and an exposed beam to the ceiling with views over the garden. The charming family kitchen/diner has a range of fitted base and wall units, single sink with mixer tap, and a four oven Aga, also a built in electric hob with microwave below, and space for a dishwasher. The breakfast room has further built in cupboards and shelving. The utility room, off the breakfast room, has built in cupboard space, single sink and drainer, and plenty of space for washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite with dressing area, has built in wardrobes, study space, and stairs up to a linen cupboard/store room. There is a four piece en suite, with set in vanity unit, and built in shelving. Bedroom 2 & 3 are double bedrooms with built in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 is also a double bedroom with built in shelving and desk. There is a separate WC, with heated towel rail and wash basin. The family bathroom has a four piece suite with fitted cupboard and shelving.
This double bedroom has built in wardrobes and vanity unit, with three piece en suite bathroom with storage area with base and wall units.
The garage has ample space for two cars. From here there is access to a tank room and also an exercise room. A further door leads to a storage area with stairs leading to a first floor studio room with dormer windows and separate wc and wash basin.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is surrounded by carefully maintained gardens and has been imaginatively planted with a range of mature specimen trees, shrubs and yew hedging. From the approach to the
house, a lawned area leads up stone steps to the hard tennis court, which is sheltered by mixed hedging. A pathway around the tennis court leads to a hand gate which opens to the productive kitchen garden where there is a greenhouse with light and power. A gate opens to a passageway which leads to a further area with a mature apple tree, various shrubs and planting, flagstone walkway and the rear of the garage block, which is also planted with mature shrubs. A stepping stone pathway leads through a gap in the stone wall back to the front of the house. Between the main house and the guest accommodation, the patio area is ideal for alfresco dining and leads around to the rear of the property where there are views over the mill pond.
A gravel pathway leads on to the side lawn which has been meticulously planted with a range of shrubs and border plants and a seating area, from which the peace and tranquillity of the location can be enjoyed. The property is accessed through electrically operated timber gates set on stone pillars and a driveway leads to a gravelled area in front of the house with parking for a number of vehicles. There is a large mature Wellingtonia which dominates a lawned area.
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This is a beautifully presented family home, well located on the edge of a sought-after Rutland village close to Stamford for all it has to offer, yet is in a lovely secluded setting.James Eastaway