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6 bedroom country house for sale

Rookery Lane, Sudbrook, Grantham

Offers in Region of £920,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country and Equestrian
  • Fine Period House
  • Paddocks, Lakes and Woodland
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Spacious Living Kitchen
  • Six Principal Bedrooms
  • Eight Stables and Outbuildings
  • 15.1 Acres or Thereabouts

Full description

* Country and Equestrian * Fine Period House * Paddocks, Lakes and Woodland * Three Reception Rooms * Spacious Living Kitchen * Six Principal Bedrooms * Eight Stables and Outbuildings * 15.1 Acres or Thereabouts *

*Country and Equestrian
*Fine Period House
*Paddocks, Lakes and Woodland
*Three Reception Rooms
*Spacious Living Kitchen
*Six Principal Bedrooms
*Eight Stables and Outbuildings
*15.1 Acres or Thereabouts

Sudbrook Old Hall comprises a fine Grade II* Listed building originating in the 17th century and constructed with coursed limestone elevations incorporating beautiful pedimented and stone mullion windows. This fine, elegant and well proportioned country house with 18th century and 19th century alterations and additions features stone pediments, stone chimneys and Ashlar quoins. the house is substantially restored and re-roofed. Sympathetically the restoration includes underfloor heating to the ground floor, new electrical systems and a new drainage system.

The naturally landscaped grounds, paddocks, woodland areas and lakes provide wonderful amenity value and equestrian use. There is a range of stables, outbuildings and a sand school with overhead lighting. The property is situated just outside Sudbrook village on a country lane. This is a great area for bridleways, riding out, cycling and leisure uses.

The accommodation provides on the ground floor: a reception hall with fine staircase to the first floor; sitting room with magnificent fireplace opening; back sitting room; and drawing room. There is a spacious farmhouse living kitchen with inglenook fireplace and pantry. A barrel vaulted basement provides utility areas. The first floor has six principal, double sized bedrooms; bathroom; shower room; and en suite toilet. There are two attic rooms and extensive roof space.

Externally there is a detached stone built outhouse; a range of six stables; a block of two stables; and a tack room. There is a substantial 40' x 18' garage and workshop.. the one and a half acre fishing lake contains carp and there is an interesting wildlife water area and moat adjacent to the woodland. The horse paddocks are conveniently divided with three fenced paddocks in the moat area and surrounds and three grass paddocks beyond the woodland and adjacent to a recently planted half acre coppice.

The house is principally built with coursed limestone incorporate Ashlar quoins and dressings, stone coat gables with two gable and two ridge chimney stacks and a concrete tiled roof. The house is two storey in a T plan with garrets, an irregular six bay front and projecting gable wing. There are wonderful stone mullion windows and leaded lights. Internally fine doors, architraves and detailing remain intact and wonderfully restored. There is some work to complete the project the present owners have carefully undertaken over the last 16 years in particular the restoration of the back sitting room but the major restoration and structural works incorporating new Oak beams is substantially complete.

Sudbrook is a hamlet in the South Kesteven District of Lincolnshire situated 12 miles south east from Newark on Trent and six miles north east from Grantham and just one mile west of the village of Ancaster where there is a wide range of facilities. Sleaford and Lincoln in the location triangle are also within commuting distance. The area is particularly accessible for London with fast East Coast railway trains capable of journey times between Grantham station and Kings Cross in just over 65 minutes. Primary schools, secondary schools and grammar schools within the area offer exceptionally high standards of education.

The following accommodation is provided:-

Front Door - With lantern light and engraved keystone.

Reception Hall - With deep, recessed panelled front door and shutters with "H" hinges, a fine moulded ceiling cornice, wonderful winding staircase, archway, stone floor and cupboard under the stairs.

Further View Of Reception Hall -

Drawing Room - 6.71m x 5.00m (22' x 16'5") - With panelled walls, panelled central heating radiators, Pine boarded floor, shuttered windows in the south and west elevations, a marble fireplace (damaged) and a fine moulded ceiling cornice.

Sitting Room - 5.33m x 4.57m (17'6" x 15') - With a shuttered window and picture window contemporary with the 1960's. This room is unplastered and unrestored.

Back Sitting Room - 5.69m x 4.37m (18'8" x 14'4") - With south facing, shuttered and leaded light windows, wonderful fireplace opening with carved stone lintel and incorporating a wood stove. Shuttered windows in the south elevation and a built in cupboard in the recess.

Living Kitchen - 8.08m x 5.97m reducing to 3.66m width (26'6" x 19' - South facing stone mullion windows and front door. Belfast one and a half sink unit with mixer taps. Inglenook with the Noble cooking range. Stone floor and wonderful heavy Oak ceiling beams.

Pantry with shelving.

There is a passageway from the Sitting Room with a stone floor and door to the back staircase.

Basement - 3.81m x 3.81m approximately (12'6" x 12'6" approxi - With stone walls.

Lobby Area from the Kitchen with three steps down and passageway with back door, Megaflo hot water cylinder, hanging and storage space.

Utility Room - 4.27m x 3.96m (14' x 13') - A barrel vaulted basement containing the oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for a washing machine, one and a half stainless steel sink unit and three windows.

First Floor - The main staircase rising from the Hall has wrought iron rails, newels and a Mahogany handrail. This leads to a half landing:-

Toilet - With WC, pedestal basin and radiator.

Half Landing - With door to the back landing and the Georgian extension to the property.

The first floor accommodation is provided as follows:

Galleried Landing - With archway, Pine floor and fine moulded ceiling cornice.

Bedroom 1 - 6.83m x 5.33m (22'5" x 17'6") - South and west with stone mullion windows, Georgian sash window, Oak beam, Pine floor and two radiators.

Bedroom 2 - 5.94m x 4.62m (19'6" x 15'2") - South with box sash windows, swan nest fireplace with stone surround, Pine boarded floor, bookcase, built in Pine cupboard and two radiators.

Bedroom 3 - 5.38m x 4.42m (17'8" x 14'6") - North and west with box sash and casement windows, Pine floor, dado rail and three radiators.

Bedroom 4 - 3.96m x 3.73m (13' x 12'3") - South with swan nest fireplace with stone surround. Radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 6.10m x 4.24m (20' x 13'11") - South and north with box sash and leaded light mullion windows, swan nest fireplace with slate surround and mantle. Walk in storage cupboard.

En Suite Toilet - With low suite WC and pedestal basin.

Bedroom 6 - 5.87m x 4.52m (19'3" x 14'10") - North and east with box sash windows, two double panelled radiators, built in cupboard, flight of four steps to inner landing area, two double panelled radiators.

Inner Landing Area - With stairs to the Attic Room and the winding back staircase down to the Ground Floor

Bathroom - 3.81m x 3.73m (12'6" x 12'3") - With bath, basin and low suite WC. Box sash window, Pine boarded floor and central heating radiator.

Shower Room - With 1.22m (4') wide shower, basin and low suite WC, radiator, Pine boarded floor and Yorkshire sash window.

Second Floor - Two attic rooms leading through to an extensive roof space area with fine Oak timbers.

Outside - The property is approached by a driveway from Rookery Lane shared with the adjoining property.

The house has garden areas surrounding and a pleasantly landscaped frontage with a south facing patio, lawned area and a variety of shrubs.

There are wrought iron entrance gates and a clapper gate to the stable yard area.

Outbuildings -

Outhouse - 5.64m x 4.57m (18'6" x 15') - Constructed with stone elevations and a pantiled roof. Internally there is a stone and quarry tiled floor.

Stables - A range of six stables constructed with brick elevations and a corrugated roof and concrete apron.

Stables - A block comprising two stables and tack room constructed with brick elevations under a corrugated roof.

Garage - 12.19m x 5.49m approximate measurements (40' x 18' - With brick partition internally, storage space and lean to.

Fishing Lake - Beautifully landscaped and mature, a fishing lake containing carp is approximately one and a half acres in extent with an island.

Paddocks - There are three, grassed, fenced paddocks with field gates and the beautiful moat and wildlife area.

Woodland - The woodland contains a variety of mature, deciduous and conifer trees.

Paddocks - There are three grassed paddocks beyond the moat area and a recently planted coppice.

Further View Of The Paddocks -

The Moat -

Services - Mains water and electricity are connected to the property.

Drainage is by a modern Klargester system.

Tenure - The property is freehold.

Rights Of Way - The property is subject to Rights of Way and public footpaths.

Possession - Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Mortgage - Mortgage advice is available through our Mortgage Adviser. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

Plan - A plan is attached to these particulars for identification purposes.

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Added on Rightmove:
15 July 2016


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