6 homes for cooking (and flipping) pancakes

It’s Shrove Tuesday today, and like us, you’re probably deciding what pancakes you are going to be making this evening. Whether sweet or savoury is your fancy, here are six amazing kitchens with plenty of space and equipment to rejoice in pancake pleasure. We’ve even included those with high ceilings to ensure plenty of room when flipping your pancakes into the air…

Tudor Lodge, Holbeach – £2million

The curvaceous island in this L-shaped kitchen is a fantastic spot to spread out your ingredients whether it’s just you or an entire family. There’s oodles of space to mix and flip – although be careful not to cast batter onto the beams above you! Read more

Manor Farm Barn, Lenton – £1.5million

You need not worry about flipping pancakes in this home because the ceiling in this dreamy barn conversion is the perfect height to avoid any batter carnage in the kitchen! You can also enjoy the luxury of underfloor heating whilst you cook too. Read more

Snake Hall, Moulton Eaugate – £999,950

This is an elegant bespoke fitted kitchen in a Grade II listed, Georgian former farmhouse. With the large island, aga and electric hob, there is plenty of space to cook multiple pancakes at the same time – particularly useful when you have children all wanting to cook a pancake together! Read more

Mill House, Fleet – £950,000

Don’t be fooled by the contemporary interior, as when you first approach this delightful Grade II listed Georgian gem, you are greeted with a charming original 18th Century facade. The owners have blended old with new beautifully, where the newly created kitchen and extension provides the ultimate wow factor. This is a huge kitchen breakfast room fitted with a luxury Tom Howley of Cambridge bespoke fittings with solid Silestone Quartz worktops. It really does provide a wonderful environment for Pancake Day. Read more

The Birches, Marholm – £900,000

Open plan living is perfect for cooking pancakes and serving them up quickly. At this family home, you can do just that. “We feel the kitchen/diner area is the hub of the home,” the sellers note,“and will be the focal point for families.” The big, open plan kitchen/dining area provides plenty of counter and cupboard space, alongside an island with a sink, as well as a wealth of room for tables and social sofas. Read more

Casterton Road, Stamford – £820,000

This kitchen is definitely a fun space to be making pancakes in where the strong colours form an exciting dynamic. The deliberately visible, juxtaposed overhead green and yellow steel beams combined with the teal-coloured, L-shaped island, mirror the colours of the hedge and decking outside enhancing the connection with the garden. “It’s great to have such a big island that holds so much storage and the breakfast bar is really handy, especially for feeding children,” remark the owners, which makes us think this is a fabulous space for preparing and enjoying pancakes with your family. Read more

Find Out More

For more information about these wonderful homes, contact our Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire office on 01780 750 200.

The Best of Old & New

We are selling more and more homes which beautifully blend old character features with a modern contemporary style, creating something very special inside. Some clients will lean more to the vintage side of things and others to the new, but whatever the balance, these homes are brimming with personality and character, yet made for 21st century living.

Here are a few examples we have for sale:

Mill House, Fleet

The modern interior to this wonderful home is a lovely surprise, as it’s not what you might expect when first approaching the Grade II listed Georgian facade. It really is an exemplary blend of the old and the new, which has recently been extended as well as undergoing a complete refurbishment. The result is a stunning four bedroom, three bathroom home with further accommodation or a home office above the detached double garage. With its character on the outside, the inside boasts clean and bright interiors, from an exquisite bespoke designer kitchen to open plan living accommodation. There’s even a dog shower! Read more

Old Welland Cottage, Spalding

This is an immaculate, double-fronted Georgian property with big Victorian bays, for a large part of the C20th operating as The Welland Inn. It has been renovated to such a degree that it now presents like a brand new home. In a conservation area close to the centre of the market town of Spalding overlooking the pretty banks of the River Welland, the spacious home set on three levels, offers open plan living downstairs with adjoining annex at the back, four bedrooms – the master with en suite – and a bathroom upstairs and a basement level with wine store and another room that could be used as an office, a music or a cinema room. Read more

Casterton Road, Stamford

This sixties house has been transformed into a contemporary, family home perfect for modern living with its open plan layout, bright interiors and fabulous connection with the garden. As a four bedroom, four bathroom property, the attractive modern façade combines a mix of the original yellow brick, pale grey render, cedar cladding and gable end full of huge windows that stretch up to the eaves for the influx of natural light and a stylish contemporary look. Contemporary features include a vast living space opens out before you with the garden visible beyond, whilst bi-folding and sliding doors glide back to create an almost seamless connection to the timber decking, offering the perfect space for al fresco dining and entertaining. Read more

The Old Vicarage, Gosberton

This imposing former Victorian vicarage stands in the heart of the South Lincolnshire village of Gosberton. Built in 1848, it has been extended over the years and combines an abundance of original features such as high ceilings, quarry tiled flooring, panelled doors, deep skirtings, mouldings, dado rails, ceiling roses and original fireplace, with a modern look and feel to include a garden room extension. In total there are five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, snug and a separate coach house. Read more

The Old School, Farcet

This is a recently refurbished conversion of an Edwardian school which provides a substantial amount of versatile living space ideal for a modern lifestyle with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The original feeling of space has been retained however with large, light-filled rooms and vaulted ceilings, whilst outside are wrought iron gates, the original arched entrance with the original doors and the striking facade. Read more

Ducks Nest, Oundle

Ducks Nest is one of the oldest properties in the historic market town of Oundle, and is a Grade II listed quaint stone cottage that blends its stunning facade and exposed beams inside with a modern feel. In total there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, three good-sized reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen. Read more

Find Out More? 

For more information about these homes, or to be kept up to date on those we will be selling in the future, contact Jan or Ildi on 01780 750 200 or 01832 808 008.

3 Of The Best… Homes With House Plants

Did you know that it’s Houseplant Week this week? Indoor plants are ideal for enhancing your decor and lifting your home. Plus they boast a host of health benefits, from improving the air we breathe to lifting our moods during the cold and dark days of winter. We have spotted a few in some of our properties for sale… can you find them? 


The owners at this stunning 18th century four-bedroom barn conversion have placed house plants throughout their home. We believe there are at least twenty, providing a really lovely homely feel. Once a former maltings and oast house, it sits on a charming stretch of the River Welland. Key property features include plenty of natural light, contemporary living space and a pretty landscaped garden ideal for summer living once the warmer weather comes. Read more


Set within the charming village of Aldwincle, this five bedroom L-shaped house is hidden down a drive benefitting from wonderful views of open countryside. For those keen to expand their future home, there’s several development opportunities here, with planning permission in place – leaving plenty of space for you to place all of your houseplants. Read more

South Luffenham

There’s four houseplants in this home, but can you spot them? One is very well hidden! Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this is a four bedroomed family home which has been beautifully refurbished and upgraded by the current owners. Key features include a superb open plan kitchen / diner / family room, a study for working from home, a dressing area in the master bedroom, garage, plus a good sized garden for enjoying the fresh air and warmer months. There’s even space for a jacuzzi! 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.