A beautifully presented Georgian house with a deceptive depth, Bunny Guinness designed garden and garage store, in the centre of Stamford near The George and riverside.
One of a reflecting pair of Grade II* Listed, mid-18th century houses, supposedly originally constructed for a pair of sisters, this highly attractive property fronts the western side of High Street, St. Martin's within Stamford's Conservation Area.
Renovated to exacting standards over the past nine years, with the reinstatement of many of the Georgian era's fine features, the well-appointed house offers beautifully proportioned principal rooms with features like stone flagged and solid wood floors, period fireplaces, high ceilings and large sash windows with working shutters.
With a period and contemporary feel, a glazed garden room extension links from the kitchen to a former cottage within the west facing walled garden, at the end of which a stone garage building fronts Church Court.
Entered through a panelled front door beneath a rectangular fanlight, within rusticated architraves with pediments, the symmetrical entrance hall is an elegant entrance to the home.
With an original stone fireplace, a stone flagged floor continues through double doors into the dining room. The dining room has two sets of shuttered sash windows and an elegant cornice, which contrasts with a contemporary living flame gas fireplace.
Double doors open to the stone floored kitchen, with a high end fitted suite with integrated ovens, a central island with basin, convection hob and dishwasher. The glazed garden room is a fabulous entertaining space, with access to the terrace and to a former cottage, within which is a ground floor office/living room and a first floor en suite bedroom.
At first floor, there are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom. The principal bedroom has a Jack & Jill en suite bathroom. Bedroom three is currently an elegant drawing room with shuttered windows and marble fireplace, whilst bedroom four is furnished as a dressing room.
The staircase rises to the second floor, where the vaulted, oak floored second bedroom occupies the entire floor, with an adjoining modern family shower room.
The long, walled rear garden is private and is accessed both from the house or from Church Court, alongside the garage.
With a paved lower terrace adjoining the house, steps rise to an upper terrace, both of which are ideal for alfresco dining. The lawn, planted with box hedges and flower borders, climbers and trees to the western boundary with the stone garage. The garden is fitted with an irrigation system, garden lighting and electric power points.
LISTED BUILDING CONSENT
(S19/2154, dated 22nd May 2020) permits the widening and alteration of the rear link extension for a kitchen, with alterations to the internal layout and an extended outside terrace.
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This is a beautifully presented home. I really love its elegant flow, along with the contrast between its period grace and features and contemporary layout and furnishing. With a linked cottage, parking and garage (for which you would need to select your model) at the end of the attractive garden, my family would be so happy living in this home.James Abbott