Highwall, Sewell Road, Lincoln
Occupying a secluded position on a private road, Highwall is concealed behind a gated entrance, which leads to a permeable gravel driveway that has parking for several vehicles. The primary entrance is via a bespoke timber door flanked by full-height panels of glazing, which opens into a bright entrance hallway paved with coloured tiles.
The most impressive space sits on the ground floor at the heart of the house: a triple-height open-plan living room, where expanses of glazing follow the angular lines of the vaulted ceilings, allowing light to stream in. A central staircase clad with slim timber boards provides texture to the interior aesthetic, with steel-framed glass walls cleverly connecting the upper and lower levels. A double-fronted log burner has been built into the dividing kitchen wall.
The dining area is arranged within a corner, bordered by a wall of sliding glass; a seamless division between interior and exterior, which frames views of the undulating gardens and connects the open-plan dining area to the outdoor terrace. The kitchen artfully balances form and function, with clean lines created by quartz worktops and hand-crafted cabinetry finished with Buster + Punch fittings. A pantry and a second dining space adjoin the kitchen, while the service and utility rooms are positioned on the opposite wing of the ground floor.
Five double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a linen store are organised across the first floor, accessed via the generous landing and circulation spaces. The main bedroom suite is cantilevered over the garden, with pitched ceilings creating a wonderful sense of volume and space, and full-height glass walls providing a superb quality of natural light and verdant views across the treetops. The expansive glass walls are fitted with electronic blinds and curtains, transforming the space in the evening.
There is a self-contained two-storey annexe opposite Highwall which offers great flexibility of use. It is currently organised as a three bay garage, garden store, painting studio and storeroom; however, the upper floor has been fully soundproofed and would well befit a recording studio, practice room or overflow accommodation.
There is direct access from the dining area to a paved terrace, which is a wonderful area for summer lunches under the shelter of the cantilever. The extensive surrounding gardens have been carefully designed to optimise the views from the house, with undulating lawns, herbaceous borders, tall specimen trees and an original brick wall marking the perimeter.
Highwall is ideally located for easy access to the historic quarter of Lincoln. The Cathedral, Castle and a broad selection of independent restaurants, bars and cafes are within easy walking distance. Local favourites include The Jews House, Olivares and Kine, while pubs such as The Cardinal’s Hat and Duke William are oft-recommended for a drink, as is The Pessimist gin bar. There are several excellent schools nearby, including the Priory Academy, Lincoln Minster School and William Farr CofE Comprehensive, as well as Glebe Farm Nursery School.
The train station is reachable on foot in around 20 minutes and provides rail connections to central London in around two hours, and direct routes to Sheffield and Nottingham in under 90 minutes.
Highwall, Sewell Road, Lincoln
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Lincoln Central Station0.8 miles
- Hykeham Station4.1 miles
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