Occupying a rural location, this Georgian farmhouse has far-reaching views towards Stamford and is convenient for commuting to Peterborough, Witham School and Copthill Schools alike. Equestrian facilities comprise 14 stables, an outdoor menage, storage and well fenced paddocks. In all approximately 14.23 acres (5.76ha). Available as a whole on in 2 lots.
The house is set off Newstead Lane and is approached via stone pillars along a gravel drive edged with mature chestnut trees, to the parking area and double garage located to the side elevation of the house.
The property is Grade II Listed, constructed of stone elevations under a Collyweston slate roof and dates from approximately 1790 with later additions.The south elevation of the house is now the principal elevation and was constructed after the original farmhouse, which comprises the rear elevation. The front elevation has created a balanced facade with the front door leading into a reception hall with open timber staircase to the first and second floors.
The principal reception rooms lead off the hall and retain a mix of working sash windows and shutters, fireplaces, tall ceilings, a flagstone floor and decorative cornicing. The kitchen, with link room through to the garden room is to the rear of the house and have views over the side garden and access to the parking area.
The four bedrooms to the front elevation have good proportions and high ceilings. With a little re-configuration to the family bathroom, a landing could be created from the first floor landing allowing independent access to the bedrooms and store room to the rear of the house. The house has been well maintained but could benefit from some internal redecoration.The gardens lie to the south, west and north of the house and comprise a formal garden to the front elevation with a stone edged pond and box hedging around the lawn before dropping down to more informal gardens with an apple orchard and productive asparagus bed. The remainder of the gardens are laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees, wisteria and herbaceous beds.
There are also productive fruit cages and a greenhouse in the rear garden, which is currently enclosed by a belt of woodland on the western boundary but could benefit from being opened up to maximise the westerly views from the garden room. In all, the house and gardens extend to 1.74 acres (0.70 ha).Land and Equestrian FacilitiesThe equestrian facilities have been established over the last six years and comprise a well ventilated, American barn fitted with 12 Monarch stables, a wide passage and a hay storage area, linked to a second barn containing two further stables, a large tack room/store and a WC.
Adjacent to the barns is an area of hard-standing and the securely fenced manège which measures 20m x 40m with a rubber surface over sand and lighting. The land is divided into various paddocks which are either post and rail fenced or post and wire fenced to a high standard. There are two paddocks below the house with a field shelter.
The field to the east of the equestrian buildings is divided into eight paddocks, each approximately 1 acre with a field shelter and a grass exercise track around the perimeter of these paddocks. Mains water is connected to each paddock. The current owners have operated a successful DIY livery business which could be reinstated by a future purchaser to produce an income from the land again. In all, the land extends to 12.49 acres (3.05 ha).