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4 bedroom character property for sale

Greatford, Stamford, Lincolnshire

£1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A HANDSOME PERIOD PROPERTY WITH BEAUTIFUL SECLUDED GARDENS SET IN A PEACEFUL VILLAGE LOCATION
  • Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study
  • Kitchen with Orangery, Secondary Kitchen
  • Galleried Landing
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Bathroom & Dressing Room
  • Three Further Bedrooms with Two Sharing a Jack & Jill Bathroom, Family Bathroom
  • Outbuildings including a Laundry, Shower Room, Workshop & Garden Store
  • Large heated single garage, Double Garage with Ample Off Road Parking
  • Beautifully Landscaped Gardens
  • Approved Planning Permission for 1500 sq ft extension, for living and bedroom accommodation - Please ask for more detailed information

Full description

Dating from 1899, Greatford Mill is a handsome period property built of mellow limestone with a Collyweston slate roof. The property has a striking façade with an impressive central front door under a carved stone porch and further detailing along the roofline. Inside, the elegant reception rooms and bedrooms have classic proportions, high ceilings and picture windows that offer stunning views across the gardens. The imposing reception hall features a magnificent central staircase. Later additions at the rear have extended the accommodation and the house has been refurbished throughout including the addition of an orangery, which links the kitchen to the garden. The house combines historic character and charm with the best of modern fixtures and fittings. Set in secluded grounds of approximately one acre, the property spans both banks of the West Glen River, which drops in level to a wider millpond via a modern sluice gate and the original water wheel dating from 1868. The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to make the most of this idyllic setting. There is ample parking with garaging for three vehicles as well as a range of outbuildings including a garden store and laundry. With its peaceful village setting and beautiful interior, Greatford Mill offers genuine style as well as being a welcoming family home, all set in a wonderful and desirable location.

Greatford Mill is situated in the heart of the pretty and sought after village of Greatford and borders the 13th century St Thomas a Becket's church. The village offers a village hall, playing fields and the popular public house the Hare and Hounds. The lovely Lincolnshire market town of Stamford, famed for its Georgian architecture, is just 6 miles away and has a variety of shops, bars, restaurants as well as a lively Arts Centre. Nearby Burghley House hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Burghley Horse Trials and offers an 18 hole golf course. The East Coast high-speed rail line is only 12.5miles away at Peterborough with regular non-stop 46-minute services to London Kings Cross making the property eminently commutable to London. Road links are also excellent with easy access to the A15 and A1 Motorway. There is a good range of state and private secondary schools in the area including the Endowed Schools in Stamford and Bourne Grammar School less than 6 miles away and Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle public schools within 30 minutes drive. Primary schools are also well served with highly regarded Witham Hall and Copthill prep schools both within 6 miles. Rutland Water, approximately 10 miles to the west offers outdoor activities including trout fishing, cycling, golf and sailing.

Approach 
A wrought iron double gate and path lead up to a six-paneled door that sits below an attractive stone carved portico with barley twist pillars and ornate archway.

Reception Hall 
18' 9'' x 15' 3'' (5.71m x 4.64m)
The wide front door opens into the impressive Hall which is flooded with natural light from dual aspect windows and has a high ceiling with lovely Cornicing, The centre piece to the room is the elegant staircase with its split landing with window overlooking the rear gardens. There is also a seating area with inset wood burning stove and marble surround with a recessed cupboard and bookshelves to one side. Doors on each side give access to the main reception rooms, orangery and kitchen to the rear of the house giving an easy sense of flow.

Drawing Room 
24' 6'' x 13' 9'' (7.46m x 4.19m)
A beautifully proportioned room with dual aspect windows each offering different lovely views over the gardens. At the centre is a wood burning stove which has a detailed mantelpiece surround and marble hearth.

Dining Room 
16' 8'' x 13' 8'' (5.08m x 4.16m)
Six-paneled double doors open into the room, dual aspect windows allow light to flood the room. There is a large fitted dresser unit occupying one wall with storage cupboards, drawers and glazed display cabinets.

Study 
16' 5'' x 14' 4'' (5.00m x 4.37m)
A charming room with an extensive range of fitted cupboards and glazed display cupboards, which provide extensive book shelving, it also features a wood-burning stove with marble surround and mantle, dual aspect windows and views over the garden.

Cloakroom 
With white WC and basin with glazed shelving below, stone tiled floor and heated towel rail.

Kitchen & Orangery 
A wonderful space for every-day life, this sunny room has been entirely refitted to create a kitchen design of outstanding originality. The light-filled orangery extension has space for a large dining table, as well as an area of comfortable seating and French doors open up to the terrace and gardens beyond. The Kitchen itself comprises a range of matching wall and base units with granite work-surfaces and a large island with further base units under, Integrated appliances include an oven, steam oven, microwave and induction hob all by Gaggenau. Further appliances by Miele include a dishwasher and integrated digital scales. Two separate sink areas include a double inset sink with mixer taps and fresh water tap situated below a window that offers delightful views over the garden and river. The Kitchen area also benefits from an Amtico floor with under floor heating.

Kitchen 
12' 7'' x 12' 5'' (3.83m x 3.78m)

Orangery 
16' 5'' x 16' 4'' (5.00m x 4.97m)

Secondary Kitchen 
13' 8'' x 10' 6'' (4.16m x 3.20m)
Located just off of the kitchen this room is home to a two oven oil fired Aga which is surrounded by a range of bespoke fitted cupboards with recess suitable for an American style fridge freezer. There is also a walk in larder, Marble tile floor and part glazed double doors to side.

First Floor 

Galleried Landing 
Split landing providing access to all bedrooms and family bathroom. Two windows to the rear aspect provide views of the gardens towards the church.

Master Bedroom Suite 
19' 0'' x 15' 9'' (5.79m x 4.80m)
A wonderful light and spacious room, flooded with morning sunlight, with featured arched doors that access landings, the dressing room and en suite bathroom, two windows overlook the front aspect.

En Suite Bathroom 
The En Suite Bathroom has Amtico flooring and a white bathroom suite comprising of a Jacuzzi bath, double stainless steel basins with mixer taps and vanity cupboards under with matching wall cupboard and shelving unit, low level WC, two heated towel rails and large shower cubicle.

Dressing Room 
The Dressing Room is fitted with drawers, hanging and shelving space, Window to front aspect.

Bedroom Two 
13' 2'' x 12' 6'' (4.01m x 3.81m)
Steps down from landing, window to rear aspect with window seat offers stunning views over the garden, further circular feature window to side aspect. Original stone fireplace with carved surround.

Family Bathroom 
Adjacent to bedroom two this has an Amtico floor and a white suite comprising circular basin with mixer tap with vanity cupboard under, bath, double shower cubicle and low level WC.

Bedroom Three 
14' 1'' x 13' 11'' (4.29m x 4.24m)
Dual aspect windows over-looking the gardens and river, triple built in wardrobe.

Jack & Jill Bathroom 
Cream suite comprising of a p-shaped bath with shower over, double basins with mixer taps inset to vanity unit and full length mirror to wall above, WC, two heated towel rails and window to side aspect.

Bedroom Four 
16' 10'' x 13' 11'' (5.13m x 4.24m)
Dual aspect windows over-looking front aspect and gardens, built in shelved cupboard.

Outside 

Laundry 
13' 7'' x 10' 7'' (4.14m x 3.22m)
Fitted with a range of bespoke fitted cupboards and twin butler sink, the laundry has its own separate hot water system, water softener and is home to the oil fired Boulter boiler.

Shower Room 
With a white suite comprising WC, basin and shower cubicle.

Double Garage 
20' 2'' x 19' 0'' (6.14m x 5.79m)
Large double garage with twin electric garage doors, power and light connected, alarm system, loft access to partially boarded loft space. Personal door to rear garden.

Single garage, garden store and workshop 
27' 5'' x 20' 2'' (8.35m x 6.14m)
Larger than average heated single garage with barn style double doors to front. The workshop and garden store can be accessed via the garage but also have a personal door and double doors to the front. This area provides parking for a ride on lawnmower and other garden tools.

Gardens 
The house is set in around ½ an acre of beautifully designed tranquil grounds that have been carefully planted to create a series of unique garden spaces, each with their own individual character and style. The garden is interspersed by pathways that lead past meandering streamlets to the main River Glen via stone bridges which command views over the mill pond itself, home to a variety of freshwater fish such as Chubb and Perch and frequent visits by Kingfishers which nest nearby. The formal areas are well stocked with herbaceous plants and shrubs offering year round interest. A substantial greenhouse is located behind the waterwheel, which incorporates some of the original mill workings. A feature of the garden, the original mill wheel sits to the edge of the mill pond. There are many mature trees both within the garden and surrounding it at a further distance, which gives the property a calm microclimate. Closer to the house itself there are many splendid spots for outdoor...

Gardens Continued 
Closer to the house itself there are many splendid spots for outdoor eating and entertainment, such as the fully thatched breeze house which is located next to the mill pond and a large decked area which is built over water next to the lily pond making this a wonderful place to entertain or just to relax and listen to the flowing water beneath your feet. Adjacent to the rear of the property is a sunny terrace, which has views over the millpond and is the ideal place in which to enjoy the gardens. The whole garden is served by an extensive automatic irrigation system fed from the River Glen.

Agency Notes Planning Permission 
The present owners have recently gained detailed planning permission for a two story extension which will link the main house to the laundry and double garage. The proposed plans offer over 1500 sq. ft of extra accommodation which would briefly comprise of a side entrance hall, two reception rooms, one with kitchenette, utility room and bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite making this perfect for a separate annexe or additional living or working space. For full details and plans please contact Fine & Country Stamford Office Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating system: Oil-fired Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council Council Tax Band: G Superfast Broadband available.

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Added on Rightmove:
29 September 2016

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  • Stamford (5.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine and Country, Stamford

2 St. Marys Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE

01780 695009 Local call rate

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