The Hawthorns
3,111 sq ft(289.02 sq m)
Offers over £600,000

Bicker RoadDonington, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 4XP

    Key features

    • 'The Good Life' - a real lifestyle property;
    • A substantial, modern and well-appointed detached house;
    • Beautifully landscaped NGS gardens;
    • Adjoining kitchen and fruit gardens and paddocks with associated buildings;
    • A fabulously well organised edge of village small holding farm.

    A well-appointed detached house constructed in 2005 within 2.8 acres of land and orchards, where the sellers have created a self-sufficient idyll

    About this property

    • The Hawthorns was constructed in 2005 and sits within 2.8 acres of gardens, orchard and paddocks. The sellers have created a fabulous and well organised farm holding.

      The property is approached through electric gates and along a paviour driveway to an extensive turning sweep and detached double garage block. The well-presented and appointed modern home offers accommodation over three floors and the most beautiful gardens.

      The front door opens into a welcoming double-height entrance hallway with wood floor. The 24' long sitting room is the full width of the house and has a log effect gas fire and French doors to the garden. Double doors from the hallway enter the dining room, from which double doors connect to an impressively proportioned wooden floored orangery, with wood burning stove and lovely views to the garden. Used as an informal living room, the orangery has double doors to the kitchen (which is also accessed from the hall).

      The kitchen/breakfast room has a tiled floor and an extensive fitted suite, with integrated dishwasher, combination microwave and coffee machine, arranged around a Stoves triple oven-range. The adjoining utility has plumbing for white goods. The study and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.

      At first floor, bedroom one occupies the width of the house with dressing area and en suite shower room, with an oversized shower cubicle. Bedroom two also has an en suite shower room, whilst double bedroom three adjoins the family bathroom, which is fitted with a full-suite. At second floor, double bedrooms five and six are served by a cloakroom and linked by a large study landing

      The gardens and their adjoining paddocks are a delight. Largely lawned, the gardens have an array of mature flowering and shrub beds along with sectioned entertaining terraces, a fragrant rose garden (with over 60 species of David Austin Rose) and kitchen garden and fruit orchards. The current vendors participate in the NGS Open Gardens.

      The land is accessed past the double garage block (complete with electric car charging point) and along grass tracks, to a concrete yard at the four-bay steel portal framed General Purpose Building in the core of the holding. The kitchen garden has a beautiful greenhouse adjoining, whilst the fields have stables and parlours.

      The entire property has been designed for ease of Management. The gaps between many borders are deliberately one pass of the mower wide, while the chickens, pigs, geese and sheep are serviced by plumbed-in water drinkers using harvested rainwater from the buildings.

      In addition to the 2.8 acres offered herewith, an off-lying circa 4 acre field approximately 2 miles from the property, may additionally also be available by separate negotiation.

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    I love this property. A fabulous modern house, beautiful gardens and a small holding that the sellers manage around their full time employment. Indeed, they purport to be self-sufficient in meat, fruit and vegetables. It's the real Good Life!

    James AbbottProperty agent

    Local information

    • Donington village is well served and bypassed by the A52 near Spalding, and conveniently placed for the A16 and A17 roads too, ensuring good road links to Grantham, Spalding and Boston, among other regional towns.
    • The village was the birthplace of Captain Matthew Flinders, the first person to identify Australia as a continent, who also attended the village's Thomas Cowley School. An active village, it has won numerous “East Midlands in Bloom” awards.
    • The towns of Grantham and Boston both have respected Grammar Schools, whilst Grantham Station offers regular commuter East Coast Mainline rail services to London Kings Cross in a little over an hour.
    • All distances and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = C