An attractive ironstone period house, with stable and thatched garage buildings and fabulous gardens, with paddock, of over 3.5 acres, in a Conservation Village between Oakham and Uppingham
An attractive ironstone and collyweston grade II listed village house, High House occupies a prominent setting in the centre of the village, with the prettiest of ironstone and thatched garages, which resembles a cottage from the street scene. With gardens and adjoining paddocks of 3.54 acres, or thereabouts, to the west of the house, with southerly aspect, there are access rights along a farm track that adjoins the northern garden boundary.
The early 18th century detached house combines period features, with the era's grace, proportions and charm, charm and incorporates exposed beams, wood and flagstone floors, mullioned lead-light windows and a spacious feel.
The accommodation is laid out with two distinct wings, with a wide stone flagged entrance hallway linking the two. There are three formal reception rooms that line the south-west face, all with solid wood floors. The 25' drawing room is dual-aspect, with wood burning stove and French doors to the garden. The dining room, with raised hood fireplace, and sitting room, with wood burner and French doors to the garden, adjoin one another. Across the hallway from the reception rooms lie a study, cloakroom and the kitchen, with pantry, and an adjoining utility and boot room.
There are five generous double bedrooms at first floor, with a sixth attic bedroom, currently furnished as a second study, at second floor level. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom, with a full suite family bathroom serving the other bedrooms.
A gated gravel driveway entrance lies between the garage and stable buildings, at the southern end of the property. It leads to a turning sweep at the double garage, with its adjoining workshop. The parking is framed to the south by a stone building with four stables. Whilst there are no consents, having taken advice, these outbuildings are thought by the sellers to offer potential for ancillary uses, subject to listed consents.
The gardens lie to the west side of the house. On the edge of the village and bordering open countryside, their include lawns, a meadow, spinney and stream. Offering a north-westerly and south-westerly aspect, and are designed in a park-like style with mature trees and sweeping lawns, framed by beautifully planted borders, and is a 'nature lovers' paradise with hardy native wild orchids and rare birds visiting. A stone flagged terrace is close to the house for entertaining, whilst an extensive kitchen garden lies close to the north east boundary. There are access rights to the paddock along the farm track which runs along the northern boundary.
The paddock will be subject to a covenant precluding residential development (not to preclude ancillary structures or uses). Further details of which can be sought from the selling agents. The property extends to 3.54 acres, or thereabouts, in total.
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I love this property. It is a marvellous family home, which has not graced the market in over 40 years, and the gardens are fabulous. In a village, it has such privacy and whilst entirely speculative, I wonder about the chance of bringing an alternative drive through the garden and creating an ancillary cottage within the prettiest garage that I have ever seen!James Abbott