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6 bedroom country house for sale

Tixover, Nr Stamford, Rutland

Sold STC £2,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Snug/Second Study
  • Study, Orangery, Cinema/Games Room
  • Indoor Swimming Pool, Gym & Changing Room
  • Wine Cellar, Snooker Room
  • Kitchen/Family Room & Breakfast Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room & En Suite Bathroom
  • Five Further Bedrooms, Four with En suites, Shower Room
  • Triple Garage, Single Garage/Mower Store
  • 2 ¼ Acres of Landscaped Gardens

Full description

Built in 1992 from reclaimed local stone, Tixover Lodge sits within the lovely mellow walls of what was originally a walled garden. The property's design makes the most of its elevated position overlooking the Welland Valley: The property has recently been extended and much improved by the current owners including the addition off a magnificent centrally placed Orangery, cinema/games room, swimming pool complex and gymnasium as well as a bespoke fitted kitchen by Bakehouse. Further improvements to the bedrooms include a stunning Master Bedroom Suite with dressing room and luxury en suite bathroom, two further guest suites with dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms whilst all further en suite's have been updated. A further feature of Tixover Lodge are the dual aspect windows in many of the rooms from which to appreciate the stunning views over pastureland and beyond. Internally the property has been finished to the highest standard with solid oak doors and pediments, and double-glazing throughout and offers extensive and well-equipped accommodation. The landscaped gardens are mostly laid to lawn with a mix of mature trees and shrubs and several sheltered seating areas perfect for outdoor entertaining. The sunny south-facing patio is the perfect place from which to enjoy the landscape.

First Floor 
The galleried landing has detailing echoing that of the ground floor including cornicing and oak pediments, with doors leading to the four principle bedrooms on this floor. Triple aspect windows in the much improved master bedroom suite offer lovely views over the gardens and country views beyond. The dressing room is fully fitted with bespoke wardrobes and in turn leads to the luxury en suite bathroom which is fitted with a stunning contemporary white suite. The principle guest bedroom also has windows on two sides, and benefits from a dressing room and en suite shower room. Bedrooms three and four have views to the front of the house and both have fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. From the landing an enclosed staircase leads up to the second floor.

Second Floor 
With a wide landing and additional storage cupboards the second floor completes the house with two further bedrooms, bedroom five has been completely re configured with the addition of a dressing room with fitted wardrobes to two walls and a luxury en suite bathroom. Most of the rooms offer far-reaching views across the Welland Valley and down to the river. The top floor is also served by a shower-room.

The property is approached through electric double oak gates along a wide block paved driveway leading to a turning circle by the main entrance porch. The front gardens are entirely enclosed by the old stone walls of the original walled garden and are mostly laid to lawn with a mix of mature fruit trees including apple, plum and around six different espaliered pear trees. The lawns continue round to the south-facing side of the house from where the magnificence of the position is best appreciated ? with its elevated location the house has far-reaching views across the pastureland of the Welland Valley and beyond and enjoys the afternoon and evening sun. To one side is a sunken garden further seating areas which run adjacent to the rear of the house which capture the morning sun. From the patio and portico, the lawn runs down to a stepped bank planted with matures trees and shrubs, to each side of which pathways lead down to a large decked area which enjoys views up and down...

Ground Floor 
Entering the property from the front door, the imposing hall creates a striking first impression. With classical columns, and grand sweeping oak staircase rising on two sides to a galleried landing above, there are a wealth of decorative details such as ornate cornicing, oak pediments and carved detailing on the staircase which are echoed throughout the house. Solid oak doors lead to the principle reception rooms and the magnificent Orangery. The drawing room, with its splendid stone-mullioned bay window and impressive working fireplace, and the dining room, also with fireplace, are designed to make the most of the stunning views over the gardens and valley. The Orangery, with uninterrupted views is perfect for large-scale entertaining with access from the hall and a set of French doors onto the patio. On the other side of the hall the Snug/Second Study looks out to the formal lawned gardens, whilst the Study has a range of bespoke built-in furniture. Also off the hall are...

Triple garage with internal access from the house. This has electric doors. There is a further separate single garage, currently used for storage of garden mowers and tools.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2016


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