7 bedroom manor house for sale

Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Guide Price £890,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Georgian Manor House
  • Grade II* listed
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 3 principal bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Secondary accommodation
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • Garaging outbuildings & sauna
  • Beautiful walled gardens
  • Main line station 16 miles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE MANOR, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. NG34 8JL

Sleaford 2 miles, Lincoln 16 miles, Grantham 15 miles 

Location & Introduction The Manor enjoys an attractive village setting some 2 miles north of Sleaford and about 16 miles south of Lincoln. Leasingham has a range of amenities including parish church, primary school, village hall, playing field and pub. Sleaford is a growing market town and local government centre with a variety of shops and other facilities including railway station, primary and secondary schools and the National Centre for Craft and Design. Grantham and Newark on Trent, both bypassed by the A1 Great North Road and each with an East Coast Main Line station are within half an hour's drive. The fastest journey time from Grantham to London Kings Cross is just over an hour making the capital highly accessible.

Leisure facilities within easy distance include a number of golf clubs including the championship course at Woodhall Spa. The property stands adjacent to the boundary between the Blankney and Belvoir hunting countries.

The area is well endowed educationally with excellent boys and girls grammar schools in Sleaford. St Hugh's school at Woodhall Spa offers private mixed preparatory education to the age of 13 and Lincoln Minster School also takes boys and girls to 18 years. Lincoln enjoys a growing reputation as a university city.

In his book The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Nikolaus Pevsner describes the property thus: "The street front is deceptive, just plain rubble stone and brick with moulded window surrounds, and a porch with late Georgian Gothic details. Hidden behind the garden wall however is the grand front, identical with No. 13 Barn Hill, Stamford (q.v Perambulation I), of 1740. Five bays and two storeys with rusticated quoins, a modillion frieze, and a panelled parapet pierced by three oval keyed openings, Rusticated ground-floor windows with stepped keystones; upper widows with triangular pediments. Doorcase with Doric pilasters. The house was originally L-shaped and dated from C 17. Inside, the staircase is mid C18, with three turned balusters per tread, Remains of some panelling also."

Rev Henry Thorold writes in Lincolnshire Houses "The best house however, is Leasingham Manor House, which has a very grand garden front, like a bit of Stamford dropped in the village. Indeed the façade is identical to Stamford's 13 Barn Hill."
 

Description The Manor is a substantial gentleman's residence with a particularly elegant south elevation and finely proportioned rooms standing in sheltered grounds of 2.2 acres. In addition to the principal accommodation there are 2 apartments which could either be let to provide an income or reincorporated or adapted to suit a purchaser's individual requirements.

A semi oval carriage bay with wrought iron railings defines the street frontage, behind which is the main entrance with double doors and ornate elliptical fanlight over, the whole canopied by a quatrefoil columned porch. Passing through the entrance lobby, one enters the spacious reception hall with flag floor and moulded ceiling and archway to the stairwell giving access to the classically proportioned drawing room. This room has raised and fielded panelled walls, fireplace, full height shuttered sash windows and the garden entrance door, similarly shuttered. The dining room has partly panelled walls, dado rail, fireplace with marble hearth and surround, 2 full height shuttered sash windows and a magnificent broken triangular pediment over the door to the hall. The rear wing of the house has a breakfast kitchen with steps down to a wine cellar, a bathroom and sitting room with impressive arched limestone inglenook. Leading on there is a further reception room with tiled floor, dado panelling and fire place with Adam style mantle and surround. Beyond is a small secondary kitchen and a lobby with wrought iron spiral stairs leading up to a room above used by the late owner as a library.

The broad main staircase with its finely turned balusters beneath a magnificent moulded ceiling leads first to a bedroom with adjacent shower room before ascending to the main landing and the master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom off and the principal guest bedroom. All of these rooms have shuttered sash windows, partly panelled walls and silk wall coverings. There is also a shower room approached both from the guest bedroom and from the landing.
The secondary accommodation takes the form of 2 apartments with their own separate entrance but also accessible from the main house. These provide additional first and second floor space that could, if desired, create additional accommodation for the main house.
The outbuildings, built mainly of brick incorporate coach house, double and single garages, former wash house with stone sink and hand pump, laundry room, boiler room, sauna and gardener's store.

The gardens and grounds, enclosed on 3 sides by high walls, provide a picturesque setting for The Manor. The south front terrace overlooks a long lawn flanked by mature trees including yew, copper beech and Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum). The secondary lawn is interspersed with ornamental specimens including two lovely magnolias and a delightful Victorian wrought iron arbour. A shady path dividing the two lawns is lined with a low box hedge and leads to a sheltered avenue, at the end of which is the former ice house with garden room over.

At the bottom of the main lawn is a tree lined pond beyond which are an orchard and menagerie. To one side is a large area with its own access to Sleaford Road that could conceivably be developed as a building plot, subject to planning permission.
 

General Remarks  

Tenure and Possession The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion subject to notice in respect of the flats. 

Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. 

Outgoings The property is in the following Council Tax Bands:
The Manor: Band E
Flat 2: Band A
Flat 3: Band B
 

Energy Performance Certificate The property, being listed Grade II* under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural and historic interest, is exempt from the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate on sale. 

Floor Plans The floor plans in these Particulars are for identification purposes only. They are representational and are not to scale. Accuracy and proportion should be checked by prospective purchasers at the property. 

Viewing Strictly by prior appointment only with the selling agents. 

Solicitors Roythornes
Enterprise Way
Pinchbeck
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 3YR
Contact: Elizabeth Young
Tel: 01775 842546
Email: elizabeth.young@roythornes.co.uk

 

Selling Agents Brown & Co
Granta Hall
Finkin Street
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 6QZ
Contact: Richard Godson
Tel: 01476 514455
Email: richard.godson@brown-co.com 

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Listing History

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13 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Sleaford (1.9 mi)
  • Ruskington (2.3 mi)
  • Rauceby (2.9 mi)
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3 Grove Street, Retford, DN22 6JP

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Nearest stations

  • Sleaford (1.9 mi)
  • Ruskington (2.3 mi)
  • Rauceby (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brown & Co, Retford

3 Grove Street, Retford, DN22 6JP

01777 597010 Local call rate

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