7 bedroom manor house for sale

Substantial Manor House With Seven Bedrooms, Seven Reception Rooms And Outbuildings

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful Seven Bedroom Home
  • Dating Back To The 1600's
  • Oozing Charm And Character
  • Seven Reception Rooms
  • Five Bathrooms
  • Sweeping Driveway
  • Detached Double Garage (Formerly A Dwelling)
  • Located In The Highly Desirable Village of Colsterworth
  • Great Transport Links And Local Amenities
  • Perfect Family Home Or Business Premises (Formerly Bed and Breakfast)

Full description


Conveniently situated in Colsterworth, about halfway between Stamford and Grantham, and a little over a minute from the A1, the Manor House is a wonderful 7-bedroom family home. The attractive, friendly village is an ideal choice for professional people who need easy access to London combined with the joys of the countryside. Walking across the broad gravel drive and through the arched main door of this 17th-century grade-II listed building, you pass an abundance of original features; stone-mullioned windows, ashlar quoins and dressings. On the ground floor, you have a selection of reception rooms. To the right, the imposing drawing room with its spectacular high inglenook fireplace leads through to the dining room and stairs; to the left, the informal snug also has an inglenook fireplace. The historic staircase was brought from Woolsthorpe Manor, where Isaac Newton lived as a child and young adult, in the seventeenth century. On the first floor, on your left, there is a master bedroom with an oak-beamed ceiling and a large, beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom; on your right there are two further bedrooms, one also having an en-suite bathroom. On the second floor, there are two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a small staircase. On the ground floor, beyond the dining room, there is a large private study with its own bathroom.The snug leads to a large breakfast room, utility room and the kitchen. At the garden end of the house, there is a suite of rooms, ideal for a family member who needs a little independence. The beautiful garden room has its own bathroom, a small sitting room and, upstairs, two further bedrooms.The wooden gates from the road open onto a gravel driveway area with room for a considerable number of cars, with a separate section suitable for parking a caravan or boat. It is divided by a good outbuilding, once used residentially, currently purposed as a garage with a small workshop. The delightful garden has a large lawn, surrounded by deep flower beds, and has a summer house at its foot. The main part of the house is over 400 years old and is steeped in history. Sir Isaac Newton's mother once lived here. As a child, Sir Isaac Newton was himself reportedly brought to trial in the drawing room and then fined for allowing his sheep to roam. It is also said that a passageway once led from the property to the church in case it rained on Sunday.At the top of the road, the White Lion is a well-run village pub and restaurant. There is a well-stocked village shop, the doctor's surgery is near the pub. Colsterworth is a very friendly village with a variety of clubs and various village events throughout the year. As the house is only a few steps from the Church, the current owners made it a tradition to invite the congregation back for drinks and refreshments after carols at Christmas.The surrounding countryside is extremely attractive and peaceful, Lincolnshire being famous for its vast skies. The long hedge-lined country roads around the village are perfect for exploring by bicycle or on foot. Rutland Water, just down the A1, is a favourite spot for water sports, fishing and picnics. The Easton Walled Gardens country estate is on the far side of the A1.Very well connected, main line railway stations at nearby Grantham and at Peterborough provide frequent direct train services to London Kings Cross (68 minutes and 45 minutes respectively). Road links from Colsterworth are excellent, providing access in minutes to the market towns of Grantham and Stamford via the A1, and roads east-west run to Bourne and Melton Mowbray. The A52 links Grantham to Nottingham and Boston. First-class schooling is on hand; in addition to the famous independent schools at Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle, with Stamford School being even closer at hand, there is a grammar school at Bourne and Newton's own grammar school, the Kings School at Grantham, founded in 1528. The Church of England primary school in the village has a good Ofsted rating, other nearby options being at Buckminster, Great Ponton and Corby Glen, these also having good Ofsted ratings.The Manor House could be the perfect place for you to call home, or even to run a business from. In fact, the property was once run as a Bed and Breakfast and would be very well suited and easily converted into such an establishment once more, with an abundance of tourists visiting the regions many beauty spots.A development of multiple dwellings could be another option with the possibility of splitting the existing, sprawling house into four or more properties, converting the large double garage which was once a bungalow into another and the possibility of a building plot for a further detached home. This would be subject to the relevant planning and permissions.With so many possibilities this is certainly a property not to miss.


Entrance Hallway 
Solid wooden entrance door, exposed stone walls.

Sitting Room 
24' 1'' x 15' 5'' (7.34m x 4.70m)
Inglenook fireplace with gas burner, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, two windows to rear, historic staircase (brought from Woolsthorpe Manor, where Isaac Newton once lived) leading to first floor, double doors leading to dining room.

Dining Room 
16' 2'' x 15' 4'' (4.92m x 4.67m)
Wood beamed ceilings, window to side.

Study 
17' 8'' x 12' 2'' (5.38m x 3.71m)
Inglenook fireplace with gas burner, wood beamed ceiling, bay window to side.

Ground Floor Shower Room 
Walk in shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level wc.

Snug 
15' 4'' x 12' 8'' (4.67m x 3.86m)
Inglenook fireplace with gas burner, wood beamed ceiling, windows to front and side.

Breakfast Room 
19' 2'' x 13' 5'' (5.84m x 4.09m)
Exposed stone walls, tiled flooring, windows to either side, wooden stable door to driveway and garden.

Utility 
Velux window, window to side, wall and base units, work surfaces, sink/drainer, tiled flooring, plumbing for washing machine.

Kitchen 
12' 11'' x 12' 1'' (3.93m x 3.68m)
Windows to front and rear, fitted wall and base units, work surfaces, gas oven and hob with extractor hood over, sink/drainer.

Lobby 
Window to side.

Ground Floor Bathroom 
Window to side, sunken bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc.

Sewing Room 
11' 11'' x 9' 0'' (3.63m x 2.74m)
Window to side, build in cupboards.

Garden Room 
22' 6'' x 12' 1'' (6.85m x 3.68m)
Exposed stone walls, windows to either side, French doors opening into rear garden.

Rear Landing 
Providing access to bedrooms four, five and attic room.

Bedroom Four 
12' 0'' x 10' 0'' (3.65m x 3.05m)
Window to side, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom Five 
12' 2'' x 8' 0'' (3.71m x 2.44m)
Window to side, doorway leading into attic room.

Attic Room 
13' 0'' x 5' 9'' (3.96m x 1.75m)
With reduced headroom to some parts, window to side.

Front Landing 
Access to further bedrooms and bathrooms, stairs leading to second floor, windows to side.

Bedroom One 
17' 2'' x 12' 2'' (5.23m x 3.71m)
Window to side, built in wardrobe.

En Suite 
Built in cupboard, window to front, bath, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin.

Bedroom Two 
16' 2'' x 12' 2'' (4.92m x 3.71m)
Built in wardrobes, window to side.

Bedroom Three 
15' 3'' x 15' 6'' (4.64m x 4.72m)
Window to rear, fitted wardrobes.

Inner Lobby 
Staircase leading to second floor.

Bathroom 
Windows to front and side, sunken bath, walk in shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, bidet.

Second Floor Landing 
Window to side.

Bedroom Six 
16' 1'' x 12' 10'' (4.90m x 3.91m)
Window to side.

Second Floor Bathroom 
Window to rear, bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc.

Bedroom Seven 
12' 7'' x 10' 11'' (3.83m x 3.32m)
Window to side.

Garage (Potential Dwelling*) 
31' 9'' x 15' 3'' (9.67m x 4.64m)
Windows to front and rear, double and single doors to rear, door into workshop. This was formerly a dwelling and could be converted back *subject to the relevant planning and permission.

Sweeping Driveway 
Via double gates from the front of the property, providing parking for ample vehicles.

Rear Garden (Potential Building Plot*) 
Secluded and private, mainly laid to lawn, flower beds to surround, mature trees. Secondary point of access from the property to the public highway with the potential as a building plot, *subject to the relevant planning and permission.

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  • Grantham (6.9 mi)
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Lincolnshire

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