10 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSleaford Road, Branston, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Sold STC £1,200,000
Fine Grade II listed country residence - Standing in parkland grounds of some 4 acres with panoramic countryside views - Formal gardens and woodland with a range of specimen trees - Impressive cellar runs the majority of the Halls footprint
Description - Standing in parkland grounds of some 4 acres, Longhills Hall is a fine Grade II listed country residence situated in a rural and peaceful location yet within easy reach of the Cathedral City of Lincoln. Blending a wealth of character and period charm, this impressive property offers the rare chance to acquire a beautiful family home which has been painstakingly restored by the current custodians to include a plethora of original features including ceiling roses, original tapestry hanging hooks, double height ceilings and ornate cornicing.
Arranged over three floors, principal accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, reception room, kitchen and main hall to the ground floor, with five bedrooms, three with en-suite and laundry room to the first floor and five further bedrooms, study, office, bathroom and shower room to the second floor.
Longhills Hall is approached via a delightful tree lined driveway and features fabulous views over the adjoining countryside with formal gardens and woodland with a range of specimen trees.
Reception Hall - 6.79m x 4.17m (22'3" x 13'8") - Stunning Georgian porte-cochere entrance with floor to ceiling solid wood door and picture windows to side elevation. Featuring an open stone fireplace with ornate coving and ceiling rose, built-in cupboard with shelving and tiled flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.48m x 6.50m (14'8" x 21'4") - Large original sash windows to side elevation with shutters and window seat. Bespoke Clive Christian style kitchen with a range of wall and base units with marble worktops, Falcon five ring ceramic hob with oven, grill and extractor over, integrated Falcon wine cooler, ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap, space for tall fridge, tiled flooring and radiator.
Cloakroom - Window to side elevation. Fully tiled with WC and wash hand basin.
Main Hall - 17.78m x 3.91m (58'4" x 12'10") - Venetian style doors and windows to front elevation with shutters leading to the formal gardens. Ornate frieze and ceiling rose with plasterwork, feature cast iron open fireplace with ornate carved wood surround and mantle, arched entrance to main staircase and six radiators. This stunning hall also features an impressive cantilever staircase leading to first floor landing with large multi-paned window giving natural light to the landing and main hall.
Wc - Comprising ornate tiling with WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Morning Room - 6.29m x 6.37m (20'8" x 20'11") - Large twin sashed windows with working shutters to front elevation. Feature fireplace with marble surround and wooden mantle, ornate cornicing, central ceiling rose and four radiators.
Drawing Room - 9.83m x 6.39m (32'3" x 21'0") - Floor to ceiling shuttered sash triple bay window to side elevation, sash window to front elevation with working shutters
overlooking the formal gardens. With central ceiling rose and ornate cornicing, original tapestry hanging hooks, feature fireplace with ornate carved wood surround, marble inset and tiled floor and four radiators.
Dining Room - 8.70m x 6.38m (28'7" x 20'11") - Three shuttered sash floor to ceiling windows. Formal dining room with ornate ceiling frieze and cornicing, original tapestry hanging hooks, feature fireplace with ornate carved wood
First Floor Landing - Comprising dentil frieze, ornate coving to ceiling, three ceiling roses, built-in cupboard and built-in store, radiator.
Bedroom One - 5.52m x 6.43m (18'1" x 21'1") - Sash windows with shutters to side elevation. With ornate cornicing and ceiling rose, fireplace with wooden mantle and surround, radiator.
En-Suite Bathroom - 2.92m x 5.32m (9'7" x 17'5") - Sash window with shutter to side elevation. Fully tiled with bath, WC, wash hand basin, corner shower and cast iron Victorian
Bedroom Two - 6.42m x 5.51m (21'1" x 18'1") - Sash windows with shutters to front and side elevations. With ornate cornicing, ceiling rose and radiator.
En-Suite Bathroom - 2.83m x 5.02m (9'3" x 16'6") - Sash window with shutter to side elevation. Fully tiled with bath and shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin and cast iron Victorian radiator.
Bedroom Three - 5.90m x 4.91m (19'4" x 16'1") - Sash windows with shutters to front and side elevations with window seat. Archway leading to raised bedroom area with fitted wardrobes, ornate ceiling frieze, central ceiling rose and radiator.
En-Suite Bathroom - 4.06m x 3.80m (13'4" x 12'6") - Sash window to front elevation with shutters. Free standing Trafalgar roll top slipper bath with shower attachment, walk-in shower cubicle with round wall shower head and extra shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin, storage cupboard, cast iron
Victorian radiator and wood effect flooring.
Bedroom Four - 6.79m x 4.15m (22'3" x 13'7") - Sash windows with shutters to side elevation. Ornate cornicing, built-in cupboard and two radiators. Access through to:
Bedroom Five - 4.55m x 3.52m (14'11" x 11'7") - Sash window with shutters to side elevation. Ornate cornicing and radiator.
Laundry Room - 2.60m x 4.50m (8'6" x 14'9") - Sash window with shutters to side elevation. Part tiled with a range of wall and base units, solid wood work tops, Belfast sink with mixer tap, space for dryer with plumbing and space for washing machine, radiator. Leading to walk-in linen cupboard with shelving.
Inner Landing - Stairs rising to second floor landing.
Second Floor Landing - Window to rear elevation.
Home Office/Bedroom - 5.80m x 3.98m (19'0" x 13'1") - Georgian window to rear elevation. Ornate fireplace with white painted wood surround and mantle, radiator.
Bedroom Six - 6.09m x 5.50m (20'0" x 18'1") - Dual aspect Georgian windows with inset to side and rear elevations. Built-in wardrobes and two radiators.
Study/Bedroom - 3.80m x 2.52m (12'6" x 8'3") - Georgian window to side elevation. Feature cast iron fireplace, wood flooring and radiator.
Bedroom Seven - 7.85m x 5.64m (25'9" x 18'6") - Dual aspect Georgian windows with window seat to front and side elevations and stunning views over the formal gardens. Two built-in wardrobes and two radiators.
Central Inner Hall/Studio - 5.14m x 5.73m (16'10" x 18'10") - Delightful natural light panelled glass atrium with access to loft space and three radiators.
Bedroom Eight - 5.88m x 3.95m (19'3" x 13'0") - Georgian window to front elevation with inset stunning views over the formal gardens. Radiator.
Bedroom Nine - 5.33m x 5.46m (17'6" x 17'11") - Dual aspect Georgian windows to front and side elevations with inset stunning views over the gardens. Radiator.
Bedroom Ten - 5.01m x 4.24m (16'5" x 13'11") - Feature arched window to side elevation. Ornate cast iron fireplace with wood flooring and radiator.
Shower Room - Fully tiled with shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and skylight.
Family Bathroom - Georgian windows to side and rear elevations. Fully tiled with corner bath, shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and radiator.
Cellars - Accessed externally from the side elevation, an impressive cellar runs the majority of the Halls footprint and is sectioned into four distinct vaulted rooms, comprising storage, wine cellar, wood store and workshop with power and lighting.
Outside - The property is approached from Sleaford Road via a stunning tree lined sweeping driveway of about 500m which leads to the main entrance of Longhills Hall. To the side elevation of the Hall, there is a large gravelled driveway with ample parking and hedged boundary whilst to the front and side elevations, stunning west facing park-like gardens of about 4 acres wrap around the house, principally laid to lawn with a plethora of mature Beech trees and delightful mature woodland gardens with views over the adjoining countryside and paddocks. There is also array of wild flowers including stunning winter display of snowdrops and aconites with a multitude of flowering shrubs and plants and two very useful sheds tucked away in the woodland.
History Of Longhills Hall - Clues to an Elizabethan Heritage can be spied in the cellars, are a mere taster of the long standing journey through history that this impressive Grade II listed country home has endured. Down the ages the estate has been linked to widely differing occupants. The Curtois dynasty rectored Branston for a record 211 years succeeded by prominent bankers, the Abel-Smiths, whose family name still sits above the NatWest Bank in Lincoln, through to its secondment during the Second World War, whence it became home to the 1st Airborne Division, who took part in the invasion at Arnhem. Located near the entrance are two commemorative brass plaques which are in remembrance of the men of 250 Company R.A.S.C. After the War the Abel-Smiths decided not to return and the property fell into a dilapidated state. However, through painstakingly sympathetic restoration over the last ten years, the present owners have revived this unique and important dwelling to its former glory.
Situation - Longhills Hall is situated approximately half a mile from the sought after village of Branston which provides an excellent range of facilities including a medical centre, public house, Co-op, Post Office, good schools for all ages, electrical appliance shop, fast food outlets, an active village hall, tennis club and a fitness centre with swimming pool. The village lies within easy travelling distance of the nearby historic Cathedral City of Lincoln with the wellrespected Lincoln Minster School, Cathedral quarter, cultural quarter, Bailgate and Steep Hill are all easily accessible. Lincoln is a vibrant university city offering a variety of facilities including a excellent choice of schools, shops, restaurants, public houses and leisure activities and provides one direct train 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.
Services - Mains water and electricity are connected. Sewage is to a septic tank.
Tenure - Freehold. For sale by private treaty.
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.
Local Authority - North Kesteven District Council: 01529 414155
Useful Number - Lincolnshire County Council: 01522 552222
Viewing Procedure - 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
Directions - From Lincoln follow the B1188 in the direction of Branston, proceed through the village and after a short distance look for a sign on the left hand side signposted Longhills. Turn left and follow this driveway for about 400m and Longhills Hall can be found on your right hand side.
Postcode - Ln4 1Hx -
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