6 bedroom detached house for saleWeston Road, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland
Offers in Excess of
- 6 BEDROOMS
- DINING ROOM
- DRAWING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM
- KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
- UTILITY ROOM
- STAFF/GRANNY ANNEXE
The Firs is a beautiful Grade II Listed house, built of limestone with a Collyweston roof, and dates from the 18th Century.
The house has undergone a series of refurbishments to which the current owners have added to sympathetically. Despite these changes the house still retains a great deal of its original period character including flagstone floors, sash windows as well as two large Inglenook fireplaces.
Accommodation is set over three floors with a sunny, sheltered courtyard behind the house which is bordered by outbuildings a high stone wall and the one bed annexe.
The approach to the house is via double wrought iron gates, flanked by stone walls, with the house elegantly framed beyond. A gravel drive leads to a parking area in front of the house and there is an everyday door immediately to the right of the two garages which leads directly into the kitchen breakfast room with the front door a little further beyond.
The kitchen has a quarry tile floor, a gas 4 door Aga, with a 2 oven electric module, a large central island, handbuilt, bespoke cupboards, a breakfast area and a mixture of wood and granite work surfaces. Beyond the kitchen, there is a set of stairs leading to the principal dressing room, which provides ease of access for everyday living. Beyond this are another set of stairs leading to a large mezzanine television room with an open study area beyond. On the ground floor, and flowing from the south-east corner of the kitchen, there is an extensive utility area which includes a pantry, utility room, washroom and cloakroom.
A corridor leads west from the kitchen to the dining room, which has flagstone floor and a working fireplace, and beyond which is the front hall and drawing room which has a Clearview
log burner. To the rear of the house is a sitting room, again with a Clearview log burner, and the conservatory leads on beyond. A set of stairs in the sitting room leads to the cellar.
The main staircase rises from the hall and turning left will lead to the principal bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room from which stairs run down to the kitchen. There are a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The second floor provides a further
three bedrooms and a bathroom as a storeroom with the tank room off.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a one bed annexe with a bathroom and kitchenette in the hall.
The village of Edith Weston, named after Edith of Wessex, the Queen of Edward the Confessor, sits in undulating countryside on the south-eastern shore of Rutland Water. It occupies a near perfect position being equidistant from the three local market towns of Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham and their renowned public schools. Oundle public school and Witham on the Hill preparatory School are also within easy reach for
the school run.
Edith Weston has a village shop, a church, a public house, a primary school and a village playground. Furthermore, it has immediate access to the myriad of activities which Rutland Water offers. These include the Sailing Club, which is just a short walk away, cycling, fishing, walking, bird watching at the reserve, horse riding, and climbing as well as canoeing and windsurfing. Barnsdale Country Club, with further leisure facilities, is close by and there are golf courses at Manton, Luffenham Heath, Burghley Park, Rutland County and Greetham.
There are several notable local eateries nearby of which two of the most prominent are Hambleton Hall on the Hambleton Peninsula and The Olive Branch in Clipsham.
The larger commercial centres are within easy reach and include Peterborough, Leicester, Melton Mobray, Grantham and Nottingham. Peterborough has frequent high speed trains to London Kings Cross which take from 51 minutes. Just 5 miles to the east lies the A1 and access north and south with travel east and west just 7 miles away via the A47.
The gardens, which are framed by mature trees, are landscaped and consist of lawned areas flanked by and mature shrubs and borders and flow to the east and west of the house. To the northern corner of the garden is a spring-fed pond and breeze hut on a dwarf stone wall with a timber deck.
Behind the house is a wonderful sheltered and enclosed courtyard which can benefit from sun
throughout the day. It has raised flower borders and extensive stone and cobbled areas and provides the perfect al fresco dining spot. To the west side of this area are three stone built outbuildings, one of which has two storeys, which act as store rooms.
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