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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Braceborough, Lincolnshire

Sold STC £850,000

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A beautiful and substantial Grade ll Listed Manor House, with gated access situated in the delightful village of Bracebrorough.
A residence of circa 4,290 sq ft enjoying a good sized garden of about 46,300 sq ft
• Additional adjacent land – there is additional land available by separate negotiation – extending to circa 3.8 acres.
• Although the agricultural land near to Manor Farmhouse is subject, at present, to an agricultural tenancy, it is highly probable that this land can be sold with vacant possession, please apply to agent for details
• Architectural drawings are available
• Comprehensive pre-contract enquiry data pack is available
• Situated about 7 miles from the historic town of Stamford

• A large sitting room
• A dining room with oak flooring
• A large kitchen
• Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
• Six further bedrooms
• A study
• A playroom
• A family size bathroom
• An additional cloakroom
• A Triple garage (of about 628 sq/ft )
• Planning permission has been granted to adjoin the property on the first floor (20th March 2017) planning ref S17/0138. Planning details can be obtained online or from the selling agent Fisher German.


The village is one of sequestered charm, enhanced by several thatched cottages and a mix of the old and the new. Excellent train links to London and the North run through Peterborough (approximately 12 miles). The A15 and the A1 are located nearby for easy commuting by road. There is a good range of both private and state schools within the local area, including Stamford Endowed Schools, Oakham and Uppingham.


Manor Farmhouse (Braceborough) is a residence of remarkable beauty and elegance, that embodies the desirable edge-of-village period property. Thus Manor Farmhouse is a Grade II Listed 17th Century and "Georgian" dwelling.
This lovely period house enjoys a basic construction of squared coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings, red brick to the left, welsh slate roof, raised gables and brick coping dating back to the year 1620 (according to English Heritage). The eight bedroom house lies at the end of a secluded lane, and benefits from a large garden (of about 46,300 sq/ft) and views to the east over the river (which is not a big river) - and to the west over open farmland. Manor Farmhouse was renovated in 2012 yielding a well-appointed house of considerable size which dwelling enjoys all the standard modern amenities.
The predominant feature of Manor Farmhouse is its elegant facade - a classic example of sparse yet beautiful Period architecture. In our view it is the beauty of Manor Farmhouse rather than the history that has led the Heritage Authority to grant the building Listed status.

The Accommodation

A substantial farmhouse boasting many original features which include exposed and feature beams and natural stone. The ground floor is well-proportioned with two large reception rooms, a family size kitchen, a utility room, small larder, playroom, study and guest lavatory. The first floor has 8 bedrooms, (two of which have ensuite bathrooms), and there is a further family bathroom. The garden adjoins a purpose built three car garage, and electronic gates. This beautiful Farmhouse is being offered for sale for the first time for many years, having been owned and managed as part of the Braceborough Estate.
The Rental potential

Manor Farmhouse Braceborough was renovated in 2012 and has ever since been a much desired income producing property (held as an investment). Recently let, the rental of £28,800 per annum equated to £6.71 per square foot, in our view, a rather modest figure.

Please note: An application has been made to South Kesteven council to join the first floor. Although the outcome is not yet known or guaranteed, advisors have suggested that a positive response is likely. For details see planning ref: S17/0138

The Garden and Additional land elsewhere on the Estate

Manor Farmhouse enjoys a good size garden of about 46,300 sq/ft. The rather impressive gates can be operated electronically and provide security and privacy to the Farmhouse. Adjacent to the property is an additional 3.8 acres available by separate negotiation.

Although the agricultural land near to Manor Farmhouse is subject, at present, to an agricultural tenancy, it is highly probable that this land can be sold with vacant possession, please apply to agent for details.

Braceborough History

Braceborough was mentioned in the Great Domesday Book 1086. It has had several spellings during the centuries such as Braseborg, Breseburc & Breseburg. Borg meant 'a fortified place' but it is uncertain as the true meaning of the Brase but it could be 'bold', therefore the village could mean 'a fortified place of the bold ones'. Braceborough was once known as Braceborough Spa, a secluded place of mineral springs visited by Victorian health addicts seeking a cure of their various illnesses, both real and imagined. The famous Dr Willis treated King George III here for his madness.

The nearby historical market town of Stamford

Stamford is a bustling, prosperous market town with a wide range of shops, hostelries and attractions. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as "the finest stone town in England", Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967. It has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches. Stamford has a fascinating history and escaped relatively unscathed despite Oliver Cromwells siege of Burghley House (one of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England) and the visit of the fugitive King Charles in May 1643. After the restoration of 1660, the town recovered as improvement to the Great North Road encouraged road trade and the river was made navigable again by a canal. The consistency and quality of the houses and exceptional streetscapes encouraged the BBC to film 'Middlemarch' in the town and the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice. It is regularly a finalist in The Sunday Times "The best places to live in Britain" survey.

The Electrical System

The electrical systems in Manor Farmhouse in our view meets the quite demanding standards required of buy-to-let properties. In fact we believe Manor Farmhouse meets an even higher standard in that according to Sadler Electrical Ltd the system in Manor Farmhouse is in accordance with the BS 7671 Requirements of Electrical Installations 17th edition i.e. Manor Farmhouse is in accordance with the standard demanded of new residential constructions. A new boiler was installed into the property in 2012. The property is fitted with hard wired smoke detectors and intruder alarms.


Manor Farmhouse has oil fired central heating, mains electricity, mains water and a self-contained unit for the disposal of sewage. The Sewage system obviates the need for use of the public sewage system and thus there are no sewage charges. Of course one does have to maintain the unit: we predict that the annual cost will be modest.

Fixtures, fittings and Chattels

All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale, unless otherwise stated but are, nonetheless, available for purchase.

Directions - Postcode PE9 4NT

From the A1 (travelling North) take the Stamford turnoff (A1175). At traffic signal turn right onto Wharf Road (Signposted Spalding A16 / Sleaford A6121), Turn right onto St Leonards Street (A1175), Turn left into Brazenose Lane, At traffic signals turn right onto St Pauls Street. At mini-roundabout bear left onto the A6121 (signposted Bourne), Turn right, Turn left, Turn right onto Church Lane - continue along till you reach the end of the lane, property on your left next to the church. We do suggest you use the Fisher German interactive map.


Viewing is by strict appointment through the selling agents, Fisher German LLP, Tel. no. 01858 410200, and email The property may be viewed on all days of the week because Managing Agents OHL Ltd (Tel: 01832 272264 Mobile: 07802 356171 and email: estate may conduct viewings on the instruction of Fisher German.

Important Note
The subject property is part of a larger estate. (The Braceborough & Greatford Estate), and as such it is subject to several obligations, details of which should be evaluated by a professionally qualified solicitor or expert in property matters. Both the vendor and the prospective purchaser understand that there remain a number of unresolved issues, including Title issues, parking, access to utilities including oil, water, electricity, telephone, internet and drainage. Any expenses incurred with regard to all fees and charges, including professional fees, including but not limited to solicitors and surveyors charges are incurred at each party’s individual risk. In view of the issues outlined above, prospective purchasers may wish to delay incurring costs until they are satisfied that they do wish to proceed.

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