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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Greestone Place, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Sold STC £1,650,000

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One of the finest Grade II Listed residences in uphill Lincoln - Superbly presented family home - Wealth of character and period charm with modern fixtures and fittings - Set in stunning grounds of 0.65 acre - Unrivalled views over Lincoln Cathedral - Beautifully landscaped private & mature walled gardens

Description - Set in stunning, mature grounds of about 0.65 acres and with unrivalled views over Lincoln Cathedral, Greestone House is an outstanding Grade II listed residence originally dating from 1260 which has been extensively refurbished to create a superb family home. One of the finest residences to come to the market in Lincoln, this substantial and imposing stone built house blends a wealth of character and period charm with modern fixtures and fittings.

Principal accommodation briefly comprises reception hall, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, reception room, family room, snug and garden room to the ground floor, with three bedrooms, one with en-suite, family bathroom and drawing room to the first floor, with three further bedrooms, one with en-suite, family bathroom and office to the second floor.

Outside, the property is set behind wrought iron railings with formal gardens to the front elevation and secure electronically gated access with ample parking and large timber framed car port with a range of useful outbuildings. A particular feature of the property are the superb grounds, which provide beautifully landscaped private walled gardens, principally laid to lawn with flagstone terrace area and an abundance of mature trees.

Accommodation -

Main Reception Hall - Entrance via solid wood door. With oak flooring and cast iron radiator. Elegant staircase rising to the first floor.

Dining Room - 7.18m x 4.90m (23'7" x 16'1") - Sash windows with shutters to side elevation. With beautiful ceiling detailing including ceiling rose and ornate cornicing, feature open fireplace with marble surround and inset brickwork housing cast iron fire basket, oak flooring, two cast iron radiators, double mirrored doors leading to:

Butlers Kitchen - With a range of wall and base units with sink and drainer, integrated fridge, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.

Inner Hallway - Sash window to side elevation. Cast iron radiator. Access to secondary cellar.

Cloakroom - Comprising wash hand basin in a Victorian stand with exposed beams to ceiling, tiled flooring and cast iron radiator.
Access to Wine Cellar.

Wc - With WC, and tiled flooring.

Reception Room - 5.21 x 4.90 (17'1" x 16'1") - Sash bay window overlooking the gardens. With panelled walls incorporating a stunning feature fireplace with living flame gas fire and wooden mantle set to marble hearth, built-in cupboards with shelving, ornate cornicing and cast iron radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 8.40m x 6.22m (27'7" x 20'5") - Sash windows to both side elevations. Bespoke kitchen with galleried landing and feature exposed timber ceiling, comprising an extensive range of maple base wall and base units with granite worktops, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and waste disposal unit with filtered water tap, breakfast island with Baumatic multi-function oven, two electric grill and two hobs, four oven AGA with two boiling plates and warming plate, integral fridge/freezer, integral dishwasher minster stone tiled flooring and three cast iron radiators. Stairs rising to first floor landing.

Garden Room - 5.20m x 3.42m (17'1" x 11'3") - Sash window to rear elevation, single door leading to gardens. With stunning roof light, Minster stone flooring and two cast
iron radiators.

Family Room - 7.21m x 7.1m (23'8" x 23'4") - Shuttered bay window with single door leading to the gardens. Magnificent family room comprising feature fireplace with stone surround housing living flame fire, bespoke mirror to ceiling, built-in cupboards with shelving, ornate cornicing, solid oak under floor heating, three cast iron radiators.

Snug - 6.22m x 4.85m (20'5" x 15'11") - Sash windows to front elevation. Comprising open brick fireplace housing living flame gas cast iron stove, exposed timber ceiling, built in dresser unit, butler sink with mixer tap, granite work tops and drawers under, stone flooring and radiator with cover.

Side Entrance Hall - Entrance via glazed wood door. With tiled flooring, storage cupboards and cast iron radiator.

Wc - Obscure glazed window to side elevation. WC, wash hand basin and tiled under floor heating.

Utility/Laundry/Boiler Room - Comprising a range of wall and base units with space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer, two wall mounted Ideal boiler units and Mega Flow heating unit.

First Floor -

Main Galleried Landing Area - Comprising sash windows with window seats to front elevation. Built-in dresser unit with two cast iron radiator. Stairs rising to second floor.

Master Bedroom - 5.2m x 4.16m (17'1" x 13'8") - Sash window with window seat overlooking the gardens. Feature fireplace with wooden mantle and cast iron grate,
ornate cornicing and radiator with cover.

Dressing Room - 4.39m x 2.87m (14'5" x 9'5") - Sash window with window seat to side elevation. Comprising walk-in dressing area with build-in wardrobes, cornicing and radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom - Sash window to rear elevation. Well-appointed bathroom with twin vanity wash hand basin, bath with shower attachment, walk-in shower, low level WC, tiled flooring and two heated towel rails. Airing cupboard housing boiler unit.

Drawing Room - 7.79m x 4.97m (25'7" x 16'4") - Sash windows to side elevation. Comprising stunning high ceiling with ornate ceiling rose and cornicing, feature open fireplace with bespoke wooden mantle and brick surround housing cast iron grate, two cast iron radiators.

Storage Room - With skylight.

Inner Hallway - Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 5.20m x 3.48m (17'1" x 11'5") - Sash window with seats to front elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 4.69m x 3.20m (15'5" x 10'6") - Single glazed windows to side elevation. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Sash window to side elevation. Whirlpool bath with shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin in vanity unit, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.

Second Floor Landing (Accessed From Drawing Room Stairwell) -

Inner Landing - Sash windows to front and side elevations. Two cast iron radiators.

Bedroom Four - 3.78m x 3.70m (12'5" x 12'2") - Sash window with shutters and views over Lincoln City to side elevation. Cast iron radiator.

Bedroom Five - 5.13m x 4.29m (16'10" x 14'1") - Sash window with window seat overlooking the gardens. Two cast iron radiators.

Family Bathroom - Sash windows to rear elevation. Bath with shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, radiator and tiled flooring.

Study Area - With fitted desk tops, built-in cupboards, skylight and access to loft space.

Secondary Stairwell - Sash window to rear elevation. Small study area. Stairs leading down to main galleried landing.

Bedroom Six - 6.45m x 3.96m (21'2" x 13'0") - Sash windows to front elevation. Two radiators.

En-Suite Shower Room - Sash window to side elevation. Part tiled with shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand bowl with mixer tap, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.

Gardens - Situated off Greestone Place which is directly linked to Minster Yard, the property is approached via a paved driveway with an electronically operated double gate which in turn leads to a private, large brick paved courtyard area with ample parking, turning area, open bay garaging, outbuildings and charming art studio. To the front elevation, Greestone House is set behind wrought iron railings with lawns and formal gardens, maturing trees and pathway leading to the house. The gardens of Greestone House provide a beautiful outlook from the house with unrivalled views over Lincoln Cathedral. The grounds extend to about 0.65 acres and comprise formal and informal areas. There is a secluded paved terrace area leading from the garden room, providing an ideal entertaining area with established borders, mature specimen shrubs and box hedging. The main gardens lie to the east and have been beautifully maintained, principally laid to lawn with a plethora of specimen trees, shrubs, well stocked herbaceous flower beds and mature trees.

Also forming part of the walled garden is an established organic fruit and vegetable garden, bespoke Alitex greenhouse with power and lighting and access through to a rear yard which has a range of storage areas.

To the south-east elevation there is a stunning folly/chapel, in part of Romanesque origin, with raised walkway and seating area providing stunning views over the city and pedestrian access leading onto Pottergate.

History - Greestone House is one of the finest residences to be offered to the market in Lincoln. The original house was built circa 1260 and was given to the Vicars Choral by Ralf of Swallow, perpetual Vicar of St Mary Somercotes 1292-95. Many of the medieval records of the Vicars were lost over the next three centuries although in 1649, the house, then occupied by Thomas Cornwallis, was extended . More recently, the property was bought in 1999, which oversaw a comprehensive conversion and restoration programme, to create a fabulous family home.

Situation - Greestone House is located off Minster Yard within the historic Cathedral Quarter of Uphill Lincoln and enjoys stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral from the extensive garden with many amenities within walking distance. The highly regarded Lincoln Minster School, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Bailgate, Steep Hill, Eastgate Tennis Club and Lincoln County Hospital are all easily accessible. Lincoln is a vibrant University City offering a variety of facilities including an excellent choice of schools, shops, restaurants, public houses and leisure activities and provides two direct trains a day to London Kings Cross, with further regular connections to Newark-on- Trent which has connections to London by train of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with very good roads links via the A46, A1 and A17. Both Lincoln and Newark North Gate railway stations have a mainline link to London Kings Cross.

Tenure - Freehold. For sale by private treaty.

Local Authority - Lincoln City Council: 01522 881188
Lincolnshire County Council: 01522 552222

Fixtures & Fittings - All fitted carpets, curtains, fixtures, fittings and garden ornaments are not included in the sale unless mentioned in these particulars. However, certain items may be available for purchase by separate negotiation.

Services - Mains water, gas electricity and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating is installed. None of these services or appliances have been tested by the agent.

Alarm - The property is fully alarmed with CCTV system.

Viewing - Viewing of this property is strongly recommended. If you would like to view the property, please contact a member of the agency team on 01522 504304.

Agent - Ben Kendall
JH Walter LLP
1 Mint Lane, Lincoln, LN1 1UD

01522 504304

benkendall@jhwalter.co.uk

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