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Church Lane, Stibbington

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Added on 28/07/2021
Pelham James, Oakham

Key features

  • Dating back to 1800s
  • Idyllic countryside spot
  • Conservation area
  • Set in approx. 0.6 acre mature grounds
  • Bespoke kitchen breakfast room
  • Three receptions and grand dining
  • Two bedroom suites
  • Electric entrance gates to spacious drive
  • Westerly sunset views
  • Sunny stone terraces

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Tucked privately away off Church Lane, pull through the electric timber gate where there is plentiful parking for numerous cars on the large gravel driveway and in the detached double garage.

Serenely set amidst acres of fields and screened by hedgerows, seclusion and paradise come hand in hand.

Make your way to the gabled main entrance, noting the four chimney pots above, denoting the originality of the 1800s cottage. Sneak a glimpse out to the well at the front, in full working order. 

Step into the entrance hallway where you can easily stow away your coats or freshen up in the cloakroom before flowing through the glazed door into the library. 

Pluck a paperback from the shelves and flow through into the sitting room, where picture postcard garden views greet you through a wall of bifolding doors ahead. Swimming in natural light, French doors to the side open to a north facing terrace, whilst a side window also captures daylight, drawing it through the room. Blur boundaries between the outdoors and in as you fold back the doors and catch the westerly sunset, glass in hand, from the substantially sized terrace paved in local stone.

Returning via the library, a door opens into the snug. Formerly the study, the original front door to the cottage is now a tall window, framing views out to the original gate, set within a mature privacy hedge, a pleasingly picturesque sightline. Light the woodburning stove and sit back and unwind. Lower ceilings to this room truly earn it the title of 'snug', creating a cosy ambience further facilitated by the woodburning stove - the perfect place to snuggle up and watch a movie. A second reception room is tucked off from the snug affording privacy and space for different generations.

From here, take the steps leading down into the hub of the home. 

Fitted with an array of appliances, this country style kitchen is an entertaining haven and sociable centre to the home. Soak up the views out over the fields through the windows above the double Belfast sink. A profusion of cabinets - a harmonious blend of elegant cornflower blue and natural wood - ensures clutter free countertops: the larder cupboard alone is sure to delight aspiring chefs of all abilities. French doors opens out onto the stone terrace when al fresco dining calls in the height of summer. Marbled tiling leads through to a second entrance hallway.

Oak steps lead down into the dining room. A grand entertaining room, windows to the front and rear suffuse the room in light, framing idyllic views out to the fields and manicured lawns. 

Keeping your kitchen chore and clutter free, a separate laundry room offers a pleasingly practical space brimming with storage cupboards with a useful door leading back out onto the garden - perfect for muddy paws and green-fingers! 

Ascend the stairs passing an original porthole window. Emerging on the first floor, immediately arrive at the family bathroom on the right. Overlooking the front fields towards the river, this sleekly styled and tiled room features all you need to bathe and unwind. 

Storage is plentiful within each of the serene bedrooms with an array of built-in furniture. Turning right, discover the first of these rooms boasting countryside views to the front. The second bedroom with its contemporary decor features rear garden views. The next bedroom, currently serving as a study, accommodating all your work-from-home needs with its range of fitted furniture and a pleasant outlook over the rear garden.

Returning to the landing, steps lead down to the guest bedroom, its vaulted ceiling adding a sense of quirkiness, whilst the pitch of the roofline can be felt in the sumptuous en suite featuring a walk-in shower with waterfall shower head. 

Discover now the principal suite, where dual aspect windows capture the essence of the conservation area in which the home sits. A light en suite furnished with a large walk-in shower, cabinetry offering space to stow away toiletries and display your favourite scents. 

With wonderful countryside views and an ever-changing landscape with the seasons, step outside into a gardener's paradise. Pathways follow the hedge-line from the front to the rear and western side of the garden, a joyous sight to behold, well maintained and brimming with seasonal colour and a variety of established trees. Watch the wildlife at play, with visitors including foxes, deer, hedgehogs and even the rare redwings, who have been known to feast on the berries of the Cotoneaster tree; ablaze in blossom in the early summer months.

Lush lawns are framed from the capacious terrace, flowing around the home with feature borders and sleepers. Soak up the sunshine throughout the day and catch spectacular sunsets over the fields beyond. Dappled with outbuildings, including log stores and a summer house, stow all your gardening paraphernalia with ease. 

"Gardener's Lodge offers blissful seclusion, breathtaking sunsets and a garden regularly visited by wonderful wildlife." 

Let Lottie guide you around Gardener's Lodge with our PJ Unique Homes tour video, also shared on our Facebook page, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, or call us and we'll email you the link. We'd love to show you around. You are welcome to arrange a viewing or we are happy to carry out a FaceTime video call from the property for you, if you'd prefer.  

Conservation area
Constructed early 1800s and extended
Plot approx. 0.6 acres
Oil central heating and solar panels
Mains electricity, water and sewage
Huntingdonshire District Council, tax band F, £2,765.51 (2021/22)
EPC rating D

Ground Floor: approx. 151.6 sq. metres (1631.5 sq. feet)
First Floor: approx. 111.6 sq. metres (1201.3 sq. feet)
Outbuilding: approx. 40.3 sq. metres (433.5 sq. feet)
Total area: approx. 303.5 sq. metres (3266.3 sq. feet)

Tranquillity is your constant companion at Gardener's Lodge. Take the path into the village of Stibbington, where you will find the local church not far from Stibbington Hall, dating back to the 1700s.

Stibbington Education Centre helps local children learn about the history of the area, featured in the Domesday book.

Walk across the fields from Gardener's Lodge, and along the River Nene, into Wansford, where you will find all your essential amenities, including a Post Office, friendly pubs and a cafe.

For commuting and connecting with city life, the nearby A1 links you to Peterborough, Stamford and Corby and their rail services. A selection of schools pin wheel off from Stibbington, accessible within ten minutes in all directions - Stamford Endowed Schools caters for children from 2 to 18 years old, while Oundle School is a 20 minute drive away.

Enjoy days out with the children; Nene Valley Heritage Railway is also close by, for a taste of the steam era. 

Stamford 7 miles (11 minutes)
Peterborough 10 miles (16 minutes)
Oundle 13 miles (20 minutes)
Oakham 18 miles (23 minutes)
Grantham 29 miles (34 minutes) 

Pelham James use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. The matters in these particulars should be independently verified by prospective buyers. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents.

Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested. Purchasers should make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities regarding the connection of any service. No person in the employment of Pelham James has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars or enter into any contract relating to this property on behalf of the vendor. Floor plan not to scale and for illustrative purposes only. 


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Church Lane, Stibbington


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