A Fine Grade II* Manor House in a delightful village.
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Beautifully preserved, this is the perfect place to make happy childhood memories or simply come home to relax in. In a village that seriously rocks this is an ideal choice for people wanting the freedom and space of the countryside, a very English country house and still be able to walk to the shop or pop to the pub for supper. The surrounding countryside is breath taking and perfect for cycling or to enjoy wonderful walks from the door.
Walk across the gravel drive to the dramatic arched door, as soon as you walk through the door you know this is a home that feels welcoming and comfortable with light accommodation, perfect for family living and entertaining. Steeped in history with high ceilings, stone mullioned windows, dramatic stone fireplaces, and a feeling of grandeur, this is a house that will want to enjoy with friends and family. Set over four floors the layout is quirky and allows everyone space to retreat to, on the lower ground floor, the kitchen breakfast room is double aspect with AGA and a large window seat, there is a library, utility room and butlers pantry.
Built for Lord Clinton by his father, the Earl of Lincoln, shortly after the English Civil War, the house enjoys a whos who of people that have lived and been entertained here. Pevsner appreciated the piano nobile where you will find the dining room, drawing room and study, this level can be accessed through the original front door should you wish to entertain formally. The current family are all musicians and have enjoyed the acoustics in the dining room. Travel to the second floor where there is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a nursery bedroom, the guest bedroom which has a beautiful stone fireplace and jack and jill bathroom and a fourth bedroom. On the second floor there are two spectacular vaulted bedrooms and a bathroom, a wonderful space for children of any age, teenagers particularly love the independence of their own floor.
This property has 1 acres of land.
The wooden gates to the road open onto a gravel driveway with room to park several cars.
There are two garages, three former stables, now used as store rooms, a further garden store, a summer house, gardeners store room with WC and a tennis court.
The gardens and grounds are mostly laid to lawn but with mature plantings.
Folkingham is a very friendly village with plenty to get involved with socially. The village hall has a variety of clubs and meetings throughout the week. There is a fabulous deli style village store to rival any village shop, a tea room, chocolate shop, post office and village pub, if you dont fancy cooking on a Tuesday evening or Saturday lunch time then let Arthur take care of that with his mobile fish and chips! There are various village events throughout the year, from the village fayre and dog show, the village skip and picnic in the park to productions in the village hall.
Very well connected, there are trains to London Kings Cross from Grantham, 13.8 miles away, the main line railway stations at Grantham and Peterborough provide regular direct train services to London from 68 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. The road links to Folkingham are excellent with the A15 giving easy access to the market towns of Bourne, Sleaford and Stamford. The A52 to the north provides links to Grantham, the A1, Nottingham and Boston.
From the A1 take the Grantham turn off and proceed east along the A52 towards Threekingham.
At the junction with the A15 turn right (south) and follow that road to Folkingham. Passing through the Market Square follow the road to the bottom of the hill and The Manor House is situated on the left hand side.Read all
- KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM MUSIC / DINING ROOM LIBRARY OFFICE 2ND KITCHEN / UTILITY CONSERVATORY 6 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS DRESSING ROOM / NURSERY TENNIS COURT & 1 ACRE
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