A Grade II listed, stone & Collyweston built stable conversion with many of its original features, sitting within the former grounds of Ashwell Hall, offering flexible and spacious accommodation.
Gallery House dates back to 1879, being converted in 2000 by Enterprise Heritage Developments, it is situated down a long gravel driveway and is now one of just nine properties within the development.
The property is entered through a wide timber & glazed door into a light and spacious entrance hall with lovely features such as the exposed brick archways. The entrance hall gives access to entire ground floor to include three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, utility room, downstairs WC, cloaks cupboard and the integral garage/studio.
An exposed brick corridor with a vaulted ceiling runs off the back of the entrance hall with three original wooden windows to one side with iron work openers allowing plenty of light. To the other side are three original, wide timber and iron work doors leading into the three good sized double bedrooms, all with windows looking over the garden, built in cupboards and still retaining the iron rings on the walls where the horses hay nets would have hung.
The family bathroom, also located on the ground floor, has been designed in such a way to be contemporary but still remaining true to its original character with the exposed brick and vaulted ceilings.
There are still glimpses into past throughout this property with the saddle racks still hanging on the wall in the corridor and the foaling box windows that look into each of the three ground floor bedrooms.
The flexibility of this property's accommodation is highlighted by the garage that has been converted into a studio with the addition of central heating and spot lighting. This could easily be converted back into a double garage, a workshop or even an additional reception room.
Rising up the main staircase from the entrance hall you are greeted by an impressive galleried landing. Turning left takes you to the master bedroom that has two very large roof light windows, fitted cupboards and access into the en-suite shower room.
Turning right at the top of the stairs leads you through double doors into an incredible vaulted sitting room with four large conservation roof light windows allowing plenty of light into the room. There is a set of timber and glazed double doors leading out to a balcony overlooking the garden. The exposed timberwork and trusses of the roof structure highlight the original and quirky nature of what was the hay loft.
The sitting room leads through to the kitchen/breakfast area which again is flooded with light through a combination of traditional windows, conservation roof lights and the large timber and glazed door allowing access to a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. This room has a great range of cupboards and drawers, space for all the necessities and leaving room for a large dining table and seating area.
Beyond the kitchen is another flexible living space, currently used as a study but could be a dining room or an overflow bedroom. There are windows to both sides and again the character and history of the house remains with the exposed roof timbers. From this room there is loft hatch access allowing for plentiful storage and another staircase leading back down to the ground floor.
To the outside, there is a large gravelled driveway accessed either through timber double gates or a pedestrian hand gate. The garden itself is predominantly laid to lawn with a range of mature specimen trees and is bordered by mature hawthorn hedging.
Ashwell Hall Stables is set within a community of properties but retains a great degree of privacy due to its positioning within the development. This unique, period property is bursting with character and original features with its distinctive living arrangement adding to its charm and one-off nature. This is a property that must be viewed in order to be appreciated.
Ashwell is a small village situated in the rolling countryside, whilst only being a short drive away from the historic market town of Oakham and its amenities, Ashwell itself has an active village hall, a garage, the Well Know Garden Centre with a range of shops, an annual village fete and well-attended 14th century church. The area is renowned for its excellent schooling offering Beacons of Exceptional Practice. The East Coast main line provides intercity rail services from Peterborough to London and the North East. The location is perfect for both commuters and those looking for more peaceful living.
Head out of Oakham on Ashwell Road taking the 2nd exit at both roundabouts towards Ashwell. Continue on this road and just before entering the village of Ashwell you will see an entrance on your right signed posted to Ashwell Hall Stables. Take a right here following the road up, take your first right and continue through into Ashwell Hall Stables, you will find number two on your left.
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX
The property is offered to the market with all mains services and gas-fired central heating. Council Tax Band G.
24 Catmos Street Oakham Rutland LE15 6HW
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm