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4 bedroom village house for sale
High Street, Ketton, PE9
- Reception Hall, Inner Hall
- Drawing Room, Dining Room
- Breakfast Kitchen
- Utility Room, Boot Room, Cellars
- Principal Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Bathroom
- Bedroom 2 with Ensuite Bathroom
- Shower Room
- 2 Further Bedrooms
- Detached Stone Built Garage/Store Room and Wood Store
- Formal Gardens and Grounds of Approx. 1.20 Acres or 0.48 Ha.
Tenure: FreeholdAn attractive Grade II Listed stone built property forming the central part of a 17th Century manor house with extensive gardens and grounds. Constructed of squared stone with ashlar dressings, it has a Collyweston slate roof and is set in superb and imaginatively planted gardens and grounds extending to about 1.20 acres (0.48 Ha).
As can be seen from the attached floor plans, the accommodation is arranged over three floors. On entering the property through a quarter round Doric porch with stone columns, there is a Reception Hall with cloaks cupboard which leads to an impressive Stair Hall with full height ceiling and original cornicing. The mahogany staircase sweeps around two sides of the hall and leads up to a galleried landing where a high level gothic style window brings light into the area. There is a storage cupboard at the foot of the stairs and another door leads to stairs down to the cellar, where the central heating boiler can be found. The flooring of the reception hall through to the inner hall is of particular note, having been laid with limestone tiles, interspersed with slate, to create a distinctly elegant feel to the whole area.
The property is approached through a gateway in a high stone wall which leads via a stone paved and gravel driveway to the front of the property where there is a gravelled turning area offering parking for a number of vehicles. The separate detached Garage was converted from the former laundry and now has a store room area and some interesting features relating to its original use. There is also an independent alarm installed. To the rear of the garage is a covered area with wood store.
The area to the front of the garage has been opened out to provide a gravelled parking area and a pathway leads to the middle garden. Much of the gardens are laid to lawn interspersed with a variety of mature specimen trees including walnut, copper beech, ash, cherry and beech. Some of the trees are rumoured to be over 200 years old. Hedging has been planted using yew, laurel, beech and conifer. Running along the centre of the plot, a lime tree ‘avenue’ has been created which leads down to a further open garden area.
The lower garden is of particular note as it is planted with mature trees, creating a ‘woodland walk’ and offers a view over a lake, waterfall and pool (although not part of the property), making for an area of peaceful contemplation. The area is largely enclosed by post and rail fencing.
The south facing terrace has been created using York stone and is planted with box, lonicera and santolina hedging around an ornamental stone urn and birdbath. Steps lead down to the upper enclosed lawn, bordered with mature shrubs and conifer hedging. A mature Judas tree stands in the southwest corner of the garden and a brick-edged gravel path runs across and down the east side to an attractive timber latticework fence with a hand-gate to the middle garden.