Main Street, Dorrington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4
- Early 18th century, Grade II listed, stone cottage with later extensions
- Former village bakery set in around 1.5 acres (sts) of delightful gardens
- 4 Bedrooms; family bathroom; 6 reception rooms; downstairs shower; pantry
- Bespoke, fitted, painted timber kitchen by Cottesmore Kitchens
- Oil-fired Aga; integrated Neff fridge freezer and Bosch dishwasher
- Drawing room; sitting room; dining room; conservatory; study; garden room
- Spacious, dual aspect, drawing room with log-burner in brick inglenook
- Stone inglenook with old bread oven, and ceiling beams in dining room
- Separate double garage and workshop with accommodation above
- Mature, pretty gardens with lawns and borders; tennis court; paddock
“I have lived here for the last fifty-five years initially bringing up our family of four children. My late husband and I came to Lincolnshire to join the Ruskington medical practice. Looking for somewhere to live, my husband knocked on the door of Kew Cottage to ask if we could buy it. As there was another interested party, a Dutch bid was held and we secured the property by a five pound higher bid!
“It’s been a very happy family home, and lately where my twelve grandchildren come and visit me. I don’t think I’d be moving if the children didn’t live so far away, it is such a lovely place”
“Kew Cottage is mentioned in Pevsner’s Book of Lincolnshire – the ashlar quoins are of particular note. It’s early eighteenth century, with a Grade II listing, with nineteenth and twentieth century additions. We have made many improvements over time including extensions and adding the conservatory; about five years ago I also installed the log-burner and lined the chimney for the open fire in the sitting room; the kitchen was fitted about twelve years ago by Cottesmore Kitchens from the Cotswolds which was repainted last year. The Aga is oil-fired and keeps the house nice and warm. Outside, we converted the upper floor over the garage for extra guest accommodation”
“The children had ponies, so the stable was in use along with the paddock; now it is full of daffodils and bluebells in the spring. We have kept the tennis court which is an En Tout Cas one. The old cart shed was where they had the pony and trap for use with the bakery in the old days”
“It is a lovely place for entertaining: we’ve had two marquee garden parties here – one for our daughter’s wedding and the other was our 40th wedding anniversary”
“The garden has a cottagey feel to it with lots of roses; the old fashioned, fragrant, red Guinee is over the front door alongside an apricot one, Lady Hillingdon”
“It’s a very caring and friendly village with a church, a chapel and a Pick’s butcher’s. Ruskington is just a mile away where there is a train station and all the amenities you need, with very good local schools, and grammar schools in Sleaford six miles away”
“I will miss the open skies and the occasional aircraft that fly over from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as the Red Arrows. It’s always very exciting if my grandchildren are here when the Spitfire flies over”
Dorrington is an attractive little village 6 miles north of Sleaford, with its church on the main road on the outskirts open for worship, a pub and restaurant, a chapel and a butcher’s near its centre, so too, Kew Cottage which is set back from the road up a gentle incline behind a low wall. The much larger neighbouring village of Ruskington, just a mile away, has a wide variety of shops and services as well as a train station on the Peterborough to Lincoln line which passes through Sleaford. A local attraction just outside Dorrington is a small agricultural museum: North Ings Farm Museum.
Grantham is about 20 miles, or a half hour drive to the southwest, where there are fast services to London Kings Cross (approximate journey time of an hour), and Newark the same distance directly to the west, where there are also direct trains to London and to Scotland. And Boston is about the same distance to the east.
Nearby Ruskington has two primary schools: Winchelsea Primary School and Chestnut Street C of E Primary School which have both recently been rated Good by Ofsted. Sleaford, 6 miles away, has three secondary schools, all of which were also rated Good at their latest Ofsted inspections: Carre’s Grammar School (for boys), Kesteven & Sleaford High School (for girls) and St. George’s Academy (a mixed, non-selective, secondary). The grammar schools are based in Sleaford, but St George's operates across two sites (one at Sleaford, the other at Ruskington) where pupils are educated separately; its sixth form, however, is based solely at Sleaford. There are further options in Grantham where grammar schools are rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage; mains gas central heating, oil-fired Aga, and some night storage heating
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Rating: Exempt
Main Street, Dorrington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Ruskington Station1.6 miles
- Sleaford Station4.6 miles
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