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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Ashby De La Launde, Nr Lincoln, LN4

£1,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • GRADE II LISTED HALL
  • OVER 17,000 SQ FT OF PRINCIPLE ACCOMMODATION
  • 9,000 SQ FT OF VICTORIAN STABLES TO REAR
  • SET WITHIN 17 ACRE GROUNDS
  • SMALL PRIVATE LAKE
  • 8 DOUBLE BEDROOMS
  • DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY (SUBJECT TO PLANNING)
  • A TRULY RARE OPPORTUNITY

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Ashby Hall dates back to the Normal Conquest and became the manorial estates of William D'Escherbie as described in the Domesday Book. Parts of that original Norman manor house are embedded into the structure of the present Hall. Over the generations the D'Escerbies married into the Laundes of Laceby near Grimsby and the village name was eventually Anglicised to Ashby de la Launde.

Ashby Hall was rebuilt over the centuries and in 1595 by Edward King using the original Norman manor house as part of the foundations added new wings and embellishments. Further work in the Georgian period added local Ancaster ashlar stone cladding, larger classical Georgian windows and the magnificent decorated plaster ceiling in the ballroom/saloon that is specifically mentioned in Nickolas Pevsner's Lincolnshire and the reason why this is a Grade 2* Listed property under HER Number 62806.

The Hall was home to Colonel Edward King (c 1606 - 1681) Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby, as was his father-in-law Sir Edward Ayscough. Colonel King was a strong supporter of Oliver Cromwell, serving as a Captain in the Parliamentary army and as Governor of Boston during the Commonwealth. Despite his strong republican and nonconformist beliefs, he is credited as being the first Member of Parliament to call for the restoration of Charles II.

In 1841 the Hall and estates passed to John William King who was also the parson of Ashby. Now squire and parson he took over the stables and stud and set about breeding racehorses. In 1874 his filly Apology won the Triple Crown of the Thousand Guineas, the Oaks and the St Leger. His activities came to the notice of Bishop Wordsworth of Lincoln who demanded his resignation from his church positions. King resigned a year later and died on 9 May 1875.

Ashby Hall remained in the King family until the late 19th century when it passed through the female line to Colonel William Vere Reeve King-Fane. Between the years 1814 and 1835 it was let to a Mrs Gardner as a girls' school.

The Hall was sold in 1925 by Colonel William Vere Reeve King-Fane of Fulbeck to George Canning, Baron Garvagh who had sold his Irish estates in Garvagh near Londonderry and moved his family to Ashby Hall. Lord Garvagh rebuilt and modernised parts of the Hall, and during the Great Depression, to keep his staff employed, he built a large wooden indoor Badminton court which in later years became the present Village Hall; it has been relocated today in the centre of the village. Lord Garvagh moved to Keswick at the beginning of the Second World War, and by 1942 various fighter squadrons at RAF Digby had taken over Ashby Hall as their officer's mess.

One of the many was the famous Battle of Britain 609 Squadron (White Rose). By the end of the war the house became derelict and stood empty until the estate were broken up in the late 1950s.

The park was cleared of its magnificent oak trees, the walled garden and surrounding farms sold separately, leaving the Hall itself to become the Lake Rendezvous Club. A substantial brick and flat-roofed entertainments complex was then added to the East side of the Hall facing the lake and stage, bar and gambling tables added. This once famous nightclub featuring many famous acts in its cabaret including Diana Dors, Bob Monkhouse and Ken Dodd.

The Hall and Club was purchased by the Ward family in the late 1960s under the new name Ashby Country Club, eventually closing in 1992.
The Hall was then purchased by Eran Bauer and became the international headquarters of the defence and security manufacturing company Civil Defence Supply, who continue ownership to this day.

The Vendor/Owners have a huge historical collection of plans, drawings, old photographs, documents and other information spanning 800 years of Ashby Hall and Ashby de la Launde history which will handed over to the new owner as part of the sale. Lincolnshire Archives hold a lot of Ashby Hall/King family related records under the FANE Inheritance.

Connectivity & Security
Ashby Hall was the test site for the first high speed community broadband at 100mbs Symmetric/back-to-back which is one of the highest speeds in the United Kingdom making Ashby Hall the ideal location for a national and multinational business.

The Hall has extensive Wi-Fi coverage including the outside patio and is wired for the latest Cat 5e with a server room with computer racking, smoothed power supply with extensive spike/brown-out protection and facilities for wired digital telephony. A highly secure alarm system is fitted hard-wired into Red Care with a Chubb fully-monitored contract for both fire and intrusion. Fire alarms cover all major ground floor areas.

Externally the perimeter is not overlooked by any adjoining properties and extensive tree planting makes Ashby Hall a very private and secure location.

Location 
Ashby Hall is ideally located within the United Kingdom accessing major motorways, rail networks and airports with ease. Ashby Hall also has private airfields within a three mile radius and helicopter landing space within its perimeter.

Transport Links 
A1 Motorway North Bound to Newark Main Line from Ashby Hall - 35 minutes. A1 Motorway South Bound to Grantham Main Line from Ashby Hall - 45 minutes Newark Train Station to London Kings Cross - 75 minutes Grantham Train Station to London Kings Cross - 65 minutes East Midlands Airport - 80 minutes Humberside Airport - 60 minutes Leeds Bradford Airport - 120 minutes Manchester Airport - 2hrs & 10 minutes Heathrow Airport - 3hrs & 20 minutes Gatwick Airport - 4 hrs. Please note that all times quoted are approximate and subject to change.

Agent Note 
SERVICES: We understand the property has mains water, electricity and drainage. On-site LPG tank providers central heating for ground and first floors. Fibre optic broadband connectivity with back-to-back symmetric 100MBs download speed. PLANNING: The property is suitable for a variety of alternate uses (subject to planning), including: Luxury residential dwelling / wedding venue / leisure facility / serviced offices and conference centre / hotel / catering kitchen training centre / equestrian use.

Agent Note 2: 
The prospectus/brochure has been compiled by a third party external to haart Estate Agents. Potential purchasers are advised to substantiate themselves all aspects of the attachement.

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19 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Ruskington (3.4 mi)
  • Metheringham (4.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Ruskington (3.4 mi)
  • Metheringham (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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37 Silver Street, Lincoln, LN2 1EH

01522 418016 Local call rate

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