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4 bedroom detached house for sale
3 Caistor Road, Gretton, Northamptonshire
Escape to your own private world in the guise of Dial Barn, a home of consummate character and distinction referred to in a 1596 map extract of Gretton village. Featuring a sweeping private gravel driveway, this unique barn conversion features four double size bedrooms, ground floor shower room a family bathroom and two en-suites, a large drawing room with inglenook fireplace and stone hearth, a charming reception hall, a formal dining room, farmhouse style kitchen/ breakfast room, boot room, and a comfortable garden room. A wealth of feature exposed beams and oak timbers together with vaulted style ceilings and quaint exposed stone work simply adds to the overall rich character of the property. Importantly, a series of stone barns, currently in use as double carports and workshops, provides potential as a 'granny annex' or home office, indoor swimming pool etc. subject to planning consents or return to stabling as grazing is readily available in the village.
Peace, prestige and privacy awaits you in the heart of historical Gretton village.
The front the gardens feature an array of Conifer trees, shrubs and plants. To the South West boundary you will discover a Japanese style garden with pathways, shrubs, plants, a pond, exterior lighting and a water tap (designed for easy care). To the rear, a large flood lit gravelled sweeping driveway with a 5-bar gate provides space to park six cars and is flanked by small lawns and a cultivated kitchen garden. There is a large greenhouse, lighting and water taps. Importantly, there are a series of stone barns originally stabling which are currently utilised as a double car port and workshop with loft storage (power and light available). The size and character of the barns would lend themselves to conversion to a granny annex, home office or even an indoor swimming pool subject to planning consents.
Dining / Family Room
11' 3" x 10' 3" (3.43m x 3.12m)
Formal dining room ideal for entertaining features a wealth of ceiling beams.
11yds 2" x 16' 3" (10.11m x 4.95m)
Principle drawing room features a large Inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth and a multi fuel stove. A large picture window affords views across the gardens. Many other windows flood the room with natural light. Examples of substantial oak beams traversing the ceiling. Brimming with character.
Study / Side Entrance
12' 11" x 6' 6" (3.94m x 1.98m)
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
22' 2" x 10' 3" (6.76m x 3.12m)
Farmhouse style kitchen/ breakfast room with vaulted style ceiling. A comprehensive range of fitted wall and base level units including a peninsular breakfast bar, double bowl, stainless steel sink unit with waste disposal, fitted appliances include hob, oven, dishwasher and space and plumbing for a washing machine (not included).
7' 6" x 6' 6" (2.29m x 1.98m)
14' 10" x 12' (4.52m x 3.66m)
The snug provides a comfortable space which directly overlooks the ornamental gardens and features a vaulted style ceiling with beams
9' 7" x 5' 1" (2.92m x 1.55m)
Ground floor shower room with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower enclosure.
17' 1" x 12' 6" (5.21m x 3.81m)
The master bedroom features a vaulted style ceiling with exposed timbers and beams and a contemporary style picture window affording far reaching views of the Welland Valley.
12' x 9' (3.66m x 2.74m)
12' x 8' 2" (3.66m x 2.49m)
9' 3" x 8' (2.82m x 2.44m)
10' 6" x 9' 1" (3.20m x 2.77m)
Family bathroom designed in 'Jack & Jill' style with access from the master bedroom and the landing, corner panelled bath with shower fitting, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, vaulted style beamed ceiling and electric shaver point.
22' 3" x 15' 3" (6.78m x 4.65m)
Open fronted double garage
12yds 1' 4" x 13' 4" (11.38m x 4.06m)
• Stone barn conversion with some contemporary styling.
• Vaulted beamed ceilings to selected rooms.
• Generous and charming reception hall featuring a vestibule area which opens up to a bright and characterful room with cast iron spiral staircase, exposed stone walling and picture window overlooking the ornamental gardens.
• Cloakroom number two comprises of a low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and a wall mounted cupboard.
• Four double size bedrooms accessed via a spiral staircase and conventional staircase.
• En-suite to bedroom three features a shower enclosure and low level WC.
• • A wealth of exposed oak beams and timbers and character stone work to internal walls.
• Mains gas, drains and electricity.
• Double glazed windows.
• Dial Barn features on the 1596 map held at the county archive.
• Gas central heating with independent thermostats (security system).
• Gretton is situated on a plateau and enjoys spectacular views across the Welland Valley and the county of Rutland. Historically speaking many of the houses in the village date from the 17th Century and are built from limestone and thatch. There are three pubs, village stores, post office, coffee shop, sports club and numerous societies.
The primary school is thriving and there is the beautiful St. James church dating back to the 11th Century.
The village green still displays its' stocks and whipping post. Gretton pocket park provides a peaceful haven for both local wildlife and kids to play and contains a pond, butterfly garden and a pentanque (bowls) pitch.