About this property
A substantial and beautifully proportioned Grade II listed home situated on a splendid two thirds of an acre plot off a quiet lane in this popular village just outside Oakham.
The accommodation, in brief, comprises a formal entrance hall with original flagstone flooring, a recently refitted downstairs WC, stairs rising to the first floor accommodation and doors giving access to the family sitting room and formal drawing room. The drawing room itself has an abundance of period features such as the stone mullion windows to the front and side and Georgian sash windows with shutters to the rear. The real focal point of this room is the fantastic feature fireplace with a multi fuel burning stove and carvings, dating back to the mid sixteen hundreds. The family sitting room also has many period features such as the original fireplace and priest hole. The utility/boot room sits just off the family sitting room to the front of the house and has a lovely brick floor, beamed ceiling and ample utility space for white goods, Belfast sink and good range of floor standing and wall mounted cupboards and drawers providing additional storage space. The utility room also houses the gas fired boiler. To the rear of the property is a fantastic oak frame and glass lobby that opens into the magnificent kitchen. The kitchen at one point was the tractor barn for the farm but have been superbly converted to create an open plan living/dining kitchen. The kitchen has been bespoke made and fitted by Alexander Lewis and provides a comprehensive range of floor standing and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with granite top, gas fired 3 oven AGA, a central island with an electric fan oven and induction hob, integral dishwasher, Belfast sink, a bank of fridges and freezers and a very useful pantry style cupboard. Along with the formal drawing room, the kitchen is one of the focal points of the property, the exposed stone work and vaulted ceiling create a light and open space and retain many of the features associated with a property of this period. From the kitchen there are three sets of large French doors opening to the gardens.
To the first floor the accommodation, in brief, comprises four double bedrooms that are arranged off a central landing and like the ground floor all the bedrooms provide a wealth of character with features such as open fireplaces, stone mullion windows and beams to the ceilings. The first floor is completed by the family bathroom that comprises a pair of wash hand basins, WC and panelled bath with shower over and a substantial airing cupboard housing the hot water tank. The central landing then provides access to stairs rising to second floor with split landing rising to two further rooms. One is currently being used as a home office and sitting room, providing ample space for a double bedroom, and the second room could be seen as the master bedroom suite with a large bedroom, dressing room and beautifully finished en-suite shower room with WC, pedestal wash hand basin and walk in shower.
To the outside are sweeping lawns complemented by mature shrub and floral boarders and patio areas that provide a perfect entertaining space and year round interest. There is also ample off road parking on the gravel driveway that is accessed through timber five bar gates. To the front is a very pretty hard landscape formal garden area.
Home Farm has been meticulously and substantially upgraded by the current owners to a very high specification and this unique and very rare visitor to the open market is offered with the agents highest recommendation.
The conservation village of Ashwell has a population of approx. 300 and is situated 2 miles to the north of the delightful market town of Oakham. Trains from Oakham provide connecting services from Leicester or Peterborough (Peterborough to Kings Cross takes less than an hour). It is also well situated for easy access to the A1, providing communication to London and the north. Schooling in the area is outstanding with great primary & secondary schools across the county and the public schools of Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle.
From our office in Oakham, proceed down Burley Road towards the by-pass and turn left at the roundabout. At the next roundabout, turn right towards Ashwell. Continue along this road for approximately 3 miles, straight over the roundabout and continue until you reach the village of Ashwell. Take first right into Water Lane and the entrance to Home Farm is through double timber gates on the right a few hundred yards along the road.
Electricity, water and mains drainage with gas central heating
6-8 Market Place Oakham Rutland LE15 6DT
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm