High Street, Gretton
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Reception Rooms
3 bedroom character property for sale
- Reference Number 31021576
- Agent James Sellicks Oakham
- Agent Number 01572 724437
Offers in excess of £450,000
About this property
A characterful and authentic, Grade II listed home with a wealth of period features and beautiful gardens sitting at the heart of this historic North Northamptonshire village.
The property is approached through a wrought-iron hand gate leading to a substantial front door with reproduction Edwardian and Victorian solid brass furniture. Beyond a small inner porch is the main reception room demonstrating a wealth of character setting the tone for the rest of the property. There are beams to the ceiling, an exposed stone wall that formed the rear of the original house (believed to date from 1699), an open fireplace, and two window seats with large windows looking out to the front.
A door from the living room opens into a further reception room sitting in the heart of the home, with beams to the ceiling and a feature fireplace with a log burner. There is a wonderful stone mullion window to the side, a useful storage cupboard and an iron spiral staircase giving access to the first and second floor accommodation. A downstairs cloakroom with original stone archway sits just off the central reception room with a hand basin, low flush lavatory and a door leading out to the side of the property.
An impressive, double-height vaulted kitchen with underfloor heating has exposed timber trusses sitting to the rear of the property with large French windows overlooking the garden and glazed double doors opening out onto a patio area. The kitchen itself has a range of units sitting under timber worktops, a Belfast sink with brass mixer tap over, space for under counter white goods, a Range style cooker, and a tall fridge freezer. An alcove to the side of the kitchen provides additional storage space and a door to the outside.
The spiral staircase rises to the first floor where you will find the principal bedroom and the main bathroom. The principal bedroom, in harmony with the rest of the house, has an abundance of character features and two stone mullion windows looking out over the High Street and views beyond. The main bathroom comprises a bath, separate shower, low flush lavatory, wash hand basin, and a useful linen cupboard. There is also a large walk-in wardrobe with shelves on the first-floor landing.
The spiral staircase continues up to the top floor of the property where there are a further two bedrooms, the larger of the two sits to the front and is a very generous sized double, this room also has a vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine level providing usual storage space. Bedroom three completes the accommodation in the main house and provides a generous sized single room.
The front of the house incorporates a flagstone terrace behind wrought iron railings with a mature wisteria, fig tree and hollyhocks.
The rear garden is one of the standout features of this property with glazed double doors opening from the kitchen to a red brick path with dry stone walled raised beds including a herb garden. The path winds its way up the garden to a gravelled seating area surrounded by mature trees including Magnolia, Walnut and Gingko as well as plant borders with roses, fruit bushes and ferns. At the top of the red brick path is a wonderful stone building currently providing excellent storage but is ripe for conversion into additional accommodation if required (STP). with connected power, water and mains drainage to entrance. Attached to the rear of the stone outbuilding is a fantastic timber and glazed garden room providing a home office space and seating area that enjoys the lovely views into the 'secret garden'.
Following the brick path up the garden leads you through a stone arch to the 'secret garden,' a magnificent walled garden completely hidden from any other property surrounding. This hidden garden comprises a large lawn, mature raised flower beds and fruit and specimen trees including yew, fig, walnut and Morello cherry providing year-round interest. A pond and water feature with a plethora of wildlife and planting runs alongside a timber pergola built over a patio area accommodating large outdoor furniture. A further gravelled area surrounded by stone walls provides the perfect spot for barbeques and further outdoor seating.
Sitting to the rear of the garden is a further stone building that is currently being used as a fourth bedroom with its own electricity supply providing heating and light. This additional outbuilding could provide the next owner with a space for a multitude of different uses. The wonderful walled garden and addition of three outbuildings provide a huge amount of potential and space be it for home offices, studios or gym to add value to what is already a fantastic and unique character home.
The characterful village of Gretton is situated within the beautiful Welland Valley amidst pastoral countryside with far reaching views. It offers a range of amenities including coffee shop, village hall, an excellent primary school, two churches and public houses. Sporting facilities offered to the village include tennis courts, cricket pitches and sport/social clubs. A wider range of amenities are available within the towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford which also offer a mixture of State & Private schooling.
Leave Oakham on the A6003 toward Uppingham, continue through Uppingham taking a left when you reach Uppingham Community College. Continue on this road until you reach Gretton, you will drive under the viaduct onto Station Road. Continue on Station Road taking a right-hand turn when you reach the church onto High Street. You will find number 72 on your left-hand side a little way along the High Street.
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX
The property is offered to the market with all mains services and gas-fired central heating. Council Tax Band D.
6-8 Market Place Oakham Rutland LE15 6DT
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm