7 bedroom character property for sale

Oakham Road, Ashwell

Guide Price £2,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine Grade II Listed Country Home
  • Recently Refurbished Throughout
  • Wealth of Character
  • Extensive Accommodation
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  • 3-bedroom Bungalow
  • Swimming Pool, Stabling, Garaging
  • Approx. 2.1 A Gardens & Grounds
  • EPC Exempt

Full description

A fine, substantial Grade II Listed Georgian Country House set on the edge of the village overlooking open countryside on two sides and the village Church to the rear with a benefit of an accompanying three bedroom bungalow located within the grounds which would be ideal for a house keeper, nanny or dependent relative.

Ashwell House dates back to 1812 and is built of red brick with stone sill band and parapet to front, hipped slate roof and sash windows. The property is a beautiful specimen of the Georgian architecture with its taste for symmetry and proportion and offers spacious and elegant accommodation arranged over three storeys. The interior is laid out to make the most of the delightful views over the neighbouring Church, private gardens and grounds and countryside beyond.

The property has recently undergone extensive refurbishment throughout whilst retaining a wealth of original features and character including most of the original fireplaces in the bedrooms (fireplaces in the main reception rooms are period replacements), door furniture and window shutters, to name but a few.

The interior benefits from oil fired central heating and can be summarised as follows:

GROUND FLOOR: Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Morning Room, Kitchen with Eating Area, Utility Room,Cloakroom / WC, access to Cellars;

FIRST FLOOR: Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Shower Room, three further double Bedrooms, one of them with en-suite Bathroom, Family Bathroom One;

SECOND FLOOR: four further double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom Two, Linen Room.

Ashwell House stands within formal, beautifully maintained gardens and grounds of approximately 2.0 acres bounded by stone walling and screened by mature trees ensuring complete privacy. Within the grounds are: detached three bedroom Bungalow, Coach House with stabling, open double bay Garage, attractive timber Summer House and heated outdoor Swimming Pool.

Description - A fine, substantial Grade II Listed Georgian Country House set on the edge of the village overlooking open countryside on two sides and the village Church to the rear with a benefit of an accompanying three bedroom bungalow located within the grounds which would be ideal for a house keeper, nanny or dependent relative.

Ashwell House dates back to 1812 and is built of red brick with stone sill band and parapet to front, hipped slate roof and sash windows. The property is a beautiful specimen of the Georgian architecture with its taste for symmetry and proportion and offers spacious and elegant accommodation arranged over three storeys. The interior is laid out to make the most of the delightful views over the neighbouring Church, private gardens and grounds and countryside beyond.

The property has recently undergone extensive refurbishment throughout whilst retaining a wealth of original features and character including most of the original fireplaces in the bedrooms (fireplaces in the main reception rooms are period replacements), door furniture and window shutters, to name but a few.

The interior benefits from oil fired central heating and can be summarised as follows:

GROUND FLOOR: Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Morning Room, Kitchen with Eating Area, Utility Room,Cloakroom / WC, access to Cellars;

FIRST FLOOR: Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Shower Room, three further double Bedrooms, one of them with en-suite Bathroom, Family Bathroom One;

SECOND FLOOR: four further double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom Two, Linen Room.

Ashwell House stands within formal, beautifully maintained gardens and grounds of approximately 2.0 acres bounded by stone walling and screened by mature trees ensuring complete privacy. Within the grounds are: detached three bedroom Bungalow, Coach House with stabling, open double bay Garage, attractive timber Summer House and heated outdoor Swimming Pool.

Main House: -

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Entrance Porch - A pillared portico with outside light and part glazed timber entrance door gives access to the main Reception Hall.

Reception Hall - York stone floor, original elegant main staircase with open spindles leading to first floor, stairs giving access to the Cellars, secondary rear staircase to first floor.

Drawing Room - 7.80m x 4.83m (25'7" x 15'10") - South west facing formal reception room enjoying dual aspect with window to front and large bay window to side elevation and featuring an open fireplace with beautiful period marble surround, dado rail, coving to ceiling, two radiators and wall light points.

Sitting Room - 4.83m x 4.75m (15'10" x 15'7") - Further formal reception room situated opposite the Drawing Room and enjoying dual aspect with window to front and two windows with original shutters to side elevation. The room features an open fireplace with fine 18th century carved pine surround, column radiator, coving to ceiling and wall light points.

Dining Room - 6.15m x 4.65m (20'2" x 15'3") - A room of generous proportions with two windows to side elevation.

Morning Room - 4.65m x 3.53m (15'3" x 11'7") - Dual aspect windows to side and rear.

Kitchen - Newly refitted and including two Kitchen Areas and Eating Area as follows:

Kitchen Area - 7.14m x 3.53m (23'5" x 11'7") - Range of modern cream fronted fitted units incorporating inset 1.5 bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, adjoining solid wood work surfaces with tiled splashbacks and ample cupboard and drawer units beneath, matching eye level wall cupboards, inset induction hob with glass splashback and stainless steel extractor hood above, integrated eye level oven; coving to ceiling, two windows to side elevation, opening through to a further kitchen area with further matching base and wall mounted units, radiator, built-in cupboard and coving to ceiling.

This area opens through to Eating Area.

Eating Area - 3.63m x 3.51m (11'11" x 11'6") - Enjoying a delight outlook over gardens provided by large glazed double doors giving access to rear terrace. Internal door to Larder.

Larder - 2.77m x 1.09m (9'1" x 3'7") -

Utility Room - Two windows to rear elevation, external door to gardens.

Cloakroom/Wc -

Cellars - The large vaulted Cellars incorporate Wine Cellar, an area for deep freeze and Boiler Room.

First Floor -

Landing - An elegant sweeping staircase with arched window leads from the ground floor to a spacious landing with dual aspect windows to front and rear and further stairs leading to second floor.

Master Bedroom Suite: - The self contained Master Suite is accessed through an arch with doors to the principal Bedroom, Bathroom and Dressing Room.

Bedroom One - 4.83m x 4.72m (15'10" x 15'6") - Feature period open fireplace with cast iron inset and elegant surround, two radiators, coving to ceiling, dual aspect with window to front and two windows to side elevation.

En-Suite Shower Room - White suite comprising low level WC, vanity hand basin with marble splashback and cupboard beneath and large shower compartment with marble surround and deluge shower above; radiator, wall light point, extractor fan, window to side elevation.

Dressing Room - 4.65m x 3.66m (15'3" x 12'0") -

Bedroom Two - 4.75m x 4.72m (15'7" x 15'6") - Feature period fireplace with cast iron grate and elegant surround, two radiators, dual aspect with window to front and two windows to side elevation.

Bedroom Three - 4.32m x 3.43m (14'2" x 11'3") - Radiator, coving to ceiling, window to side elevation.

En-Suite Bathroom - White suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand basin and panelled bath with tiled splashback; radiator, extractor fan, window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Four - 3.58m x 2.59m (11'9" x 8'6") - Radiator, coving to ceiling, window to side elevation.

Bathroom One - White suite comprising panelled bath with shower above, tiled surround and fitted glass screen, low level WC, inset hand basin with adjoining vanity top, fitted splashback and mirror above; radiator, extractor fan, window to rear elevation.

Second Floor -

Landing - Dual aspect windows to front and rear elevation.

Bedroom Five - 4.98m x 4.83m (16'4" x 15'10") - Two radiators, fitted vanity unit with inset circular hand basin, adjoining top, cupboards beneath and cupboard above, coving to ceiling, dual aspect with window to front and two windows to side elevation.

Bedroom Six - 5.03m x 4.85m (16'6" x 15'11") - Two radiators, coving to ceiling, dual aspect with window to front and two windows to side elevation.

Bedroom Seven - 6.25m x 4.75m (20'6" x 15'7") - Two radiators, coving to ceiling, two windows with original shutters to side elevation.

Bedroom Eight - 4.42m x 3.48m (14'6" x 11'5") - Two radiators, coving to ceiling, window to side elevation.

Bathroom Two - Four piece white suite comprising freestanding claw foot roll top bath with shower fitting, low level WC, wall mounted hand basin with tiled splashback and cupboard beneath and corner shower cubicle with tiled surround; column radiator with towel rail, wall light point, window to side elevation.

Linen Room - Plumbing for possible en-suite Bathroom to either Bedroom Five or Six, window to front elevation.

Outside -

Gardens & Grounds - The property is accessed via long gravelled driveway with electrically operated wrought iron gates leading to a gravelled terrace and from there - around the property to the rear of the house. The house stands surrounded by extensively lawned gardens and grounds of approximately 2.0 acres enjoying complete privacy ensured by numerous mature trees. The front entrance looks out onto a large south facing lawn with a wide variety of inset specimen trees and shrubs and a timber summer house to the side. To the rear there is a further shaped lawned area of garden with lovely views over the neighbouring village Church.

Formal gardens lead to the Coach House with Stables, open triple bay Garage, detached three bedroom Bungalow and heated outdoor Swimming Pool.

Detached Bungalow - The Bungalow is a brick construction under tiled roof built in 1950's providing accommodation which in brief comprises: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Living Room, Kitchen, three Bedrooms, Bathroom, WC and two useful Store Rooms.

The Bungalow has been recently refurbished and is screened from the main grounds by mature trees and could be used for a house keeper, nanny or dependent relative. The Bungalow could also be let away from the main house providing rental income.

Entrance Hall -

Inner Hall - giving access to:

Sitting Room - 3.30m x 3.02m (10'10" x 9'11") -

Living Room - 4.24m x 3.99m (13'11" x 13'1") -

Kitchen -

Bathroom -

Rear Lobby - With internal doors to Living Room, WC and two Stores.

Wc -

Store One -

Store Two -

Off Entrance Hall: -

Bedroom One - 3.68m x 2.74m (12'1" x 9'0") -

Bedroom Two - 3.68m x 3.30m (12'1" x 10'10") -

Bedroom Three - 3.30m x 2.13m (10'10" x 7'0") -

Coach House - A two storey Grade II Listed building dating back to early 18th century and incorporating Stables with two loose boxes, Coach House and Tack Room on the ground floor and Studio and Loft on the first floor.



Ground Floor -

Coach House - 4.83m x 4.04m (15'10" x 13'3") - Double front entrance doors, stairs to first floor, internal doors to Stables and Tack Room.

Stables - 6.27m x 4.62m (20'7" x 15'2") - Two loose boxes with two windows and door to front elevation.

Tack Room - 3.96m x 2.18m (13'0" x 7'2") -

First Floor -

Studio - 4.19m x 3.71m (13'9" x 12'2") - Window to front elevation.

Loft - 4.19m x 3.76m (13'9" x 12'4") - Two windows to rear elevation.

Double Garage - 10.97m x 4.93m (35'11" x 16'2") - Open double bay Garage of brick construction.

Summer House - Attractive timber construction with electricity and water connected and incorporating Summer House Area and Pantry Area.

Summer House - 5.77m x 4.24m (18'11" x 13'11") - Open fireplace, three sets of south facing French doors to front elevation, stairs up to Pantry.

Pantry - 5.77m x 2.01m (18'11" x 6'7") -

Swimming Pool - The outdoor Swimming Pool is situated in the corner of the walled garden and is a sun trap all day. There is a small Pool House containing oil fired boiler serving hot water to the pool.

Ashwell - Ashwell is situated 3 miles from Oakham which is a small market town having many shopping and recreational facilities. It is well situated for easy access to many other work centres including Uppingham, Corby, Kettering, Stamford, Peterborough, Leicester, Melton Mowbray and Nottingham. Rutland Water with its extensive leisure pursuits including fishing, sailing and walking is only a few miles away.

For shopping there is a good range of shops in Oakham, together with a produce market every Wednesday and Saturday, and other facilities in the town include doctors, dentists, opticians, chemists, library etc.

Sporting facilities in the area are many and varied including cricket, rugby, football, tennis, bowls and golf, with a number of eighteen-hole courses. In addition there are a number of leisure pursuits which can be enjoyed on Rutland Water including fishing, sailing and windsurfing.

Rutland and Leicestershire are renowned for hunting and there are some good Hunts locally including the Cottesmore, the Quorn, the Fernie and the Belvoir.

For education, in addition to a wide range of Local Authority schools there are the well known public schools at Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford.













Services - None of the services, fittings, or appliances (if any) heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems, telephone or television points have been tested by the Selling Agents.

Council Tax Band - Enquiries to Rutland County Council, Oakham 01572-722577

Independent Mortgage Advice - Murray, in conjunction with St. James's Place Wealth Management can offer free independent advice whether you buy through Murray Estate Agents or another agent. St. James's Place Wealth Management have access to over 13,000 mortgage products and are able to find the most competitive products from the whole market. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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