Indoors has become the new outdoors

With the rules on indoor entertaining easing today, we thought we’d scour our homes for sale for the perfect indoor dining and entertaining setup. With the British Spring weather well and truly on the side of indoor dining at the moment, these properties/decadent houses are not to be missed…

Welland House – Rutland

Craving all the stylings of a modern home, but seek the atmosphere an old Cotswold stone house can provide? This delightful home in Rutland is somewhere you will want to welcome your guests into. With numerous spaces available for entertaining and dining you are never short of options, all seamlessly connected. The kitchen opens up into the dining room, which in turn opens up onto one of many terraces. From all angles you and your guests get to enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of open fields out onto woodland and hills beyond. Fishing rights over the river could give you true provenance of all that you serve up, and guests could retire to the old Forge guest accommodation if they wanted to. Read more

The Old Rectory – Creeton

Perfectly set up for entertaining, the spectacular Old Rectory boasts all the features of a rural Grade II listed property you could ask for. An established vegetable garden means the passionate cook could provide all the produce for the table. A large 4 door AGA is the perfect host’s companion, perfecting cakes, slow roasts and holding things perfectly warm while you enjoy the company of old friends, recently missed. Have your guests overnight in one of your seven bedrooms to allow them to enjoy a refreshing morning dip in the pool. Read more

Cheriton House – Thorney

Set right on the village green, your guests can’t miss this stunning Grade II listed old rectory. Boasting a comfortable 8 bedrooms, you can be quite the social hub providing plenty of accommodation for any guests after a night celebrating. The generous rooms with large airy windows make easing back into socialising a dream, and the spacious formal rooms of this home including the Great Hall are made for entertaining, seamlessly flowing from one to the next. Read more

Vine House – Carlby

This 1700s characterful detached home offers up a large archway connecting the kitchen to the dining room, giving the social cook every opportunity to not miss out on the conversation. Allow your guests to feast in front of a cosy stove fireplace before retiring to take in more original features of this stunning classic yellow stone property. Perhaps you will take advantage of the planning permission to convert the outbuildings to a two bedroom cottage giving guests a cosy retreat for the night. Though, village neighbours could just wander safely home from your position in the very heart of the village. Read more

Whaplode House – Whaplode 

This handsome grade II listed Georgian farmhouse has all you need for superb home entertaining, a grand entrance opulent, cosy décor set off perfectly by high ceilings and plenty of original features. Take drinks in the garden room with views across the fields, before serving up a feast from the well-proportioned kitchen, separated from the dining room. You and your guests can then retire to the lounge, decorated in deep moody colours for a cosy nightcap. Read more

Spotted something you would like to see physically or via a video tour? Contact Jan or Ildi on 01780 750 200 – we would be delighted to arrange a visit for you. Alternatively visit our website for more homes just like these. 

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