8 bedroom detached house for saleCareby Manor, Careby, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9
Guide Price £995,000
- Grade II Listed
- Georgian stone Manor House
- 8 bedrooms
- Over 7 acres of gardens and paddocks
8 Bedroom Country House For Sale With Land
Careby Manor is positioned on a no-through road in the pretty Viking village of Careby, just 6½ miles north of the desirable Georgian market town of Stamford, which was voted "Best Place to Live in Britain" by The Sunday Times in 2013. The town offers a range of shopping and leisure facilities, including the popular weekly Friday market and fortnightly farmers market, and Burghley House and grounds. The train station is well connected to Peterborough, Cambridge, Stansted Airport, Leicester and Birmingham. A little further afield lies the Cathedral City of Peterborough offering direct train services to London and a range of more comprehensive amenities.
Careby Manor is a substantial Grade II Listed Georgian period property, believed to date in part from the late 17th century. The property sits within approximately 7 acres of landscaped gardens and paddocks. The property is approached via a cast iron gated gravelled driveway which sweeps down past the east side of the house to the garaging.
On entering the property from this easterly point, there is a reception hallway with stairs to the first and lower ground floors, doors to the kitchen, dining room and rear hall. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room features a range of wall and base cupboards with built in fridge-freezer, granite worktops and a ceramic butler's sink. There are two sash windows with working shutters. The dining room has a large open fireplace, wood flooring, exposed beam work, two sash windows with working shutters and a fixed window with deep cill.
From the rear lobby can be accessed the drawing room which has wonderful proportions, a fireplace with wood burner, wood flooring, original panelling and a beautiful pair of full-length French doors complete with shutters which open out onto formal gardens. Double doors open from the drawing room into the snug which has a window overlooking a courtyard and a doorway into the rear lobby. The lobby gives access to the downstairs cloakroom and has a large period door opening onto the formal garden.
On the first floor is a partially galleried landing leading to three spacious bedrooms, family bathroom, additional separate WC and large airing cupboard/dressing room to the master bedroom. The well-proportioned master bedroom is fitted with two large wardrobes and a walk-in dressing room, wood flooring, working fireplace with wood burner and two sash windows offering views across landscaped gardens. The ensuite bathroom has a sash window with vistas over the formal gardens and countryside beyond. The largest bedroom is fully panelled with east facing sash windows, wood flooring and a working fireplace with wood burner. The third double bedroom on this floor is also east facing with wooden flooring, two window seats, sash windows and ensuite bathroom.
On the second floor, there are five further bedrooms, three east facing and two south facing with stunning views over the gardens and lime tree. One bedroom has an open fireplace and one a boarded-up Victorian fireplace. There is also roof space above the second floor with access from two hatches at either end of the house.
On the lower ground floor is a range of useful rooms with windows to easterly and westerly aspects. Comprising a boiler room, store/pantry, game larder, wine store, laundry room, ironing room, playroom as well as further additional space. There is also a door to a large shared sheltered courtyard area at the back of the property where the oil tank is located and where there is access through another set of double gates from the road.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens at Careby Manor are sheltered and contain a large number of mature shrubs and trees, including a magnificent 400 year old lime tree often surrounded by a carpet of pink and purple cyclamens. Close to the house, hornbeam and purple beech hedges as well as informal shrub and tree screens have been developed to create walkways, a sunken garden, south facing formal terrace garden with pond and greener areas where planting is informal but structured.
Next to the lime tree an entrance leads to further walkway 'secret' style gardens including a large lawned area within a walled garden bordered by shrubs and a beautiful cherry tree walk. From January to May the ground beneath the trees is carpeted with a succession of bulbs and flowers, including snowdrops, aconites, crocuses and narcissi, cowslips and others. Beyond the formal garden boundaries there is an orchard of plums, apples, pears and cherries, a woodland area and land containing a large variety of trees and plants leading down to the River Glen. A five acre fenced paddock with the added benefit of a spring water feeding trough can be easily accessed from the stables and is also bordered by the river. There are also two sheds near the stables and woodland area and there is a large hard-standing area near the double garage and greenhouse for additional parking, composting and/or storage. There are numerous water taps located around the property including at the garage, by an area of vegetable beds and next to the driveway and house.
A timber stable block on a concrete hard standing provides three stables, fodder store and tack room.
Post Code: PE9 4EA. From exiting Stamford on the A6121 (Ryhall Road) turn left onto the B1176 (Stamford Road) after about 2½ miles. Continue on this road a further 3½ miles, upon reaching Careby travel over the bridge before bearing
immediately right onto Main Street. The driveway to the property can be found after a short distance on the right hand as depicted by our 'for sale' board.
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