Homes near Christmas markets

As the days get colder and December fast approaches, thoughts are now turning towards the festive season. Visiting the wintry stalls of a Christmas market with mulled wine or a hot chocolate in hand, is always a highlight, so here are seven beautiful homes close to some of the region’s favourites…

1. Burghley Christmas Fair (24th – 27th November)

We couldn’t start this post without mentioning Burghley House, which is hosting the region’s largest Christmas Fair between 24th and 27th November. There will be over 130 stalls offering everything from luxury gifts, artisan food and drink to Christmas decorations, homewares and winter clothing. In between all the shopping, make sure to stop and enjoy the tempting range of artisan food and drink on offer with the whole family. Highlights include traditional chalets, heated marquees, festive pagodas, twinkly lights, carol singers and a Victorian carousel.

For Sale – located approx 2.4 miles away from Burghley Christmas Fair

This home is a former sixties house which has been transformed into a contemporary, family home perfect for modern living with its open plan layout and fabulous connection with the partially decked garden. Read more

2. Oundle Christmas Market (3rd December)

Hosted by the local council, this is an annual event which is taking place on 3rd December. There will be over 90 stalls, and Oundle’s independent shops and cafes will remain open until late in Market Place, Queen Victoria Hall and West Street to allow you time to find the perfect gift for loved ones. There will also be a wonderful variety of food and gifts , Santa and his Grotto outside The Talbot Hotel, whilst visitors can also enjoy a brass band, carol singing around the Christmas tree, a beautiful light display and fun fair. Our Oundle office is based here so we are very much looking forward to working close by!

For Sale – located approx 0.5 miles away from Oundle Christmas Market

Ducks Nest is one of the oldest houses in Oundle, and it’s just a short stroll from the local Christmas market. This Grade II listed quaint stone cottage provides three bedrooms, a family bathroom, three good-sized reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen. Read more

3. Bourne Christmas Market (3rd December)

Bourne will shine bright at its Christmas fair this year on 3rd December. Craft stalls will line North Street and spread into the Wake House, with refreshment stalls dotted around to keep visitors merry and feeling festive, alongside entertainment for all ages including fair rides, charity stalls and live music.

For Sale – located approx 5.6 miles from Bourne Christmas Market

This is an attractive, substantial farmhouse with a considerable number of large barns and outbuildings offering potential for conversion (subject to planning), sitting on around 2 acres. Built in 1811, there is certainly no lack of space here with extremely light, airy, generous rooms, most with high ceilings. There are six reception rooms, as well as a large kitchen breakfast room, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Read more

4. Deeping Christmas Market (4th December)

An annual event in the Market Place of Market Deeping and surrounding areas, this is a super Christmas market with carol singing, switching on of festive lights, the chance to meet Santa, a funfair, mulled wine and the opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones.

For Sale – located approx 7.7 miles from Deeping Christmas Market

This is an immaculately presented, Grade II listed stone barn conversion, offering over 3600 sq.ft. of flexible living space, set in 1.8 acres of grounds. The property is arranged around a central courtyard which opens out onto gently sloping, South-facing landscaped gardens and a paddock with open countryside views beyond. The barn dates back to the 1800s and retains many original features including historic arches, quoining as well as original king post trusses. The landscaped garden with mature trees and planting offers many lovely private spaces and the courtyard is the perfect socializing space being so close to the house. Read more

5. Collyweston Christmas Market (4th December)

Back for its third year, visitors will enjoy a great range of gift, craft, produce and clothing stalls on the 4th December, alongside carol singing, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, mince pies and Santa.

For Sale – located approx 3.8miles from Collyweston Christmas Market

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is an exceptionally striking build and presented in beautiful order. Constructed in 2000, the impressive piece of architecture has a cathedral-like interior with a spectacular living space where the ceiling stretches up to skylights in the apex of the roof with timber cladding and exposed brick and stone, a major feature. The connection with the garden is excellent with many doors opening onto the outside. Read more

6. Oakham Christmas Market (5th December)

On 5th December you can get into the festive spirit with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do, where The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas. Mulled wine and mince pies will also be available whilst the shops stay open late.

For Sale – located approx 10 miles away from Oakham Christmas Market

This 6-bedroom home split over three floors masterfully blends a traditional style with contemporary living. It’s constructed by using superior materials and heated by an economical, environmentally friendly, air source heat pump. The garden is a courtyard style garden with flagstone patio terrace with access from the garden room. Read more

7. King’s Lynn Christmas Market (11th-12th December)

The former Argos building is going to be transformed into a wonderful Christmas scene between 11-12th December, hosting up to 25 stall holders each day. Here visits can enjoy a range of great products, all of which are locally sourced and/or produced by the stallholders themselves.

For Sale – Located approx 11miles away from King’s Lynn Christmas Market

Ideally situated for lovers of open countryside, nature and especially bird watching due to its tranquil location, this 6-bedroom house is a period former farmstead with a range of large brick barns outside, 1 acre of gardens and a small pony paddock with shelter. Read more

Find Out More

For more information about any of these homes for sale, contact our Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire office on 01780 750 200 or the Oundle and North Northamptonshire office on 01832 808 008.

Dog-friendly homes

Life revolves around our dogs more than ever before. As pooch owners ourselves, we understand how important it is to find a home that suits your four legged friends as well as the family, with aspects such as quiet roads, good walks, dog-friendly pubs and large utility rooms all very important.

We have had a look around some of our homes to find you some of our dog-friendly properties… perhaps one could be ideal for your pet(s)?

For dog showers

Mill House – 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms

Now this is certainly an impressive dog shower, which can be found in the utility room at Mill House in Fleet. It blends in beautifully with its modern style, creating the perfect washing station. Read more

For great local walks

Moonacre – 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms

Moonacre in Wothorpe is close to Burghley Estate, where there are beautiful walks to enjoy whilst admiring Burghley House. There are plenty of routes to choose from such as following the road through the carpark, tracks to explore or you can walk freely across the parkland. Burghley also has water bowls near the courtyard, a food shed to get dog treats and bins. Read more

For dog-friendly local pubs and cafes

Ducks Nest – 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

If you like to enjoy a cup of coffee in a cute cafe after a dog walk, or like to take your dogs to the pub to enjoy a Sunday lunch, then it’s worth checking that local facilities are pet friendly. These days most establishments are, with many often going that extra mile with doggy treats and doggy menus. Ducks Nest is close to a few. For example, located in the historic market town of Oundle, it is two miles from The Chequered Skipper in Ashton which is very dog friendly. As a pub and restaurant, you and your four legged friends can enjoy just drinks, or a delicious lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea. Whilst you are visiting you can also enjoy the fabulous artworks and creations from local artists and designers that adorn both the restaurant walls, which all add to the unique experience of eating or drinking in a beautiful period property. There’s also plenty of others to choose from in Oundle itself too, such as the Brew Babu café and Nene Valley Brewery’s Tap & Kitchen, at picturesque Oundle Wharf. Read more

For large utility rooms

Snake Hall – 5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

Utility rooms are especially useful in winter when muddy wet dog walks leave very dirty paws. Rather than having to worry about your furniture and floors getting covered in mud, you can towel your dogs down, hang up wet dog coats and even give them a wash in a utility room. They also make fantastic spaces for food storage, leads, grooming, toys and keeping crates. Snake Hall in Moulton Eaugate has the perfect space for making it dog friendly at 12.7′ x 8.6′ in size. As an added bonus, there’s also 3.5 acres of paddocks for your furry friends to run around in to their hearts content. Read more

For enclosed gardens

The Birches – 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms

Having an enclosed garden is an absolute must when you own dogs, for obvious reasons. The Birches in Marholm offers ample garden space to the rear for dogs to run around in safely. Read more

For kitchens with snazzy spaces

Drove House – 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms

Dog-friendly kitchens are becoming very popular, with clever companies creating integrated cabinets within an island or under counter tops for dogs to sleep in or to store away food. Drove House in Surfleet is the perfect example boasting a large open plan kitchen with an island, that together offer plenty of opportunities to make it dog-friendly. Plus, as a small country estate, there are 13 acres of grounds for your dogs to roam around in too. Read more

For close proximity to vets

Cloverfield Cottage – 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom

When searching for a home, you’ll need to make sure there is a good veterinary practice close by. They tend to be within a few minutes drive but being in the town or village you live in is an added bonus. Cloverfield Cottage is such an example, with a few vets to choose from in the Fenland market town of Holbeach. Read more

For dog doors

The Old Bakehouse – 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

We are starting to see more doggy doors, as they are a superb solution for allowing dogs to let themselves in and out of the house when they need to go outside. You can have these custom made with some impressive designs out there which also take into consideration security too. If you own a small dog, then you don’t need to worry about installing one at The Old Bakehouse in Titchmarsh as it already has a pet flap. Read more

For quiet roads

Cowbit Farmhouse – 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

Dog safety is paramount when buying a home, which is why you must always consider proximity to a main road as no matter how much we try, our beloved animals can get loose. Cowbit Farmhouse offers that added safety being tucked away from traffic heavy roads. Read more

Find Out More

For more information about any of our dog-friendly country houses for sale, or to register with us, contact our Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire office on 01780 750 200 or the Oundle and North Northamptonshire office on 01832 808 008.

Homes near firework displays

With Bonfire Night almost here, there are plenty of amazing firework displays to visit. There’s something quite magical about watching the sky light up with beautiful colours and patterns – a technicolour backdrop to a moment of commemoration. We have scrolled through our homes to see where is close to some of the best firework displays in our area, perfect for friends and family.

Rutland Lions Fireworks Display, The Rutland Showground – An annual event, there are two firework displays – the first quieter one for children, the second a little louder. There’s also free rides for children, a bar and food.

Empingham (Approx 12 mins away by car)

This is an attractive, quite substantial home which is located in a quiet spot at the back of a close of just 5 dwellings. There’s 5 bedrooms, 2 en suite, 3 large reception rooms offering flexible living, and a huge kitchen diner whilst enjoying a lovely connection with the garden with open farmland beyond. Read more

Tallington Lakes,  Tallington – A spectacular firework display, above the lakes, with food, funfair and entertainment for everybody to enjoy.

Marholm (Approx 17 minutes away by car)

Having been spectacularly extended to create a substantial family home over two floors, this stunning home comprises a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room, a handy utility room, WC, a living room, study, and two en-suite double bedrooms on the ground floor, while a bathroom and four bedrooms await on the first floor – two with en-suites. Though exuding modernity, the property also maintains a welcoming warmth – a balance that many contemporary houses cannot boast – and offers ample garden space to the rear for children to run around, or for one to simply sit in tranquility amongst myriad trees. Read more

Stamford & District Kiwanis, Stamford Welland Academy – This event has children’s entertainment, hot food and mulled wine, then unfolds with VIP Bonfire lighting, followed by a fantastic firework display.

Great Casterton (Approx 6 mins away by car)

This is one of high quality executive homes at a development that masterfully blends a traditional style with contemporary living. This exquisitely designed property is constructed by using superior materials and Set over three floors, it provides expansive ground floor space with two front rooms, a garden room and a spacious kitchen diner. A central, oak and glass staircase rises to the first and second floors. The first floor landing leads to the four bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the top floor two bedrooms share a bathroom.The garden is a courtyard style garden with flagstone patio terrace with access from the garden room. There is also an integrated double garage and the property is accessed via a private, shared drive. It’s heated by an economical, environmentally friendly, air source heat pump. Read more

Pinchbeck United Fireworks, Football Club – As well as a fantastic display in the heart of the village, there are a variety of stalls, outdoor and indoor bars as well as food stalls throughout the night.

Gosberton (Approx 8 mins away by car)

This imposing former Victorian vicarage is of fine proportions with high ceilings and an abundance of original features including quarry tiled flooring, panelled doors, deep skirtings, mouldings, dado rails, ceiling roses and original fireplaces. The house comprises of 3 reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a spectacular sun room on the ground floor and five bedrooms (2 with en suites) and a family bathroom with a central roll-top bath on the first floor. The garden is about half an acre in size and features mature trees and shrubs, and expansive lawns. There’s also a coach house with power, internet access and water supply, so it could be used as an office or gym. Read more

Springfield’s Outlook Shopping & Leisure, Spalding – Here you can enjoy a firework display plus music and some great food including hot dogs, burgers, a hog roast, scrumptious toffee apples and much more.

Moulton Eaugate (Approx 14 mins away by car)

A beautiful Grade II listed, Georgian former farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms surrounded by open fields. Standing on over 4.5 acres, it also has a brick stable block with haybarn, garages, storeroom and workshop providing great facilities for equestrian purpose. Inside, the house is airy and spacious with large windows, and rooms are very generous in size with high ceilings and lovely views over the garden, and the far reaching landscape from upstairs.The garden is mainly lawn with a variety of mature trees and hedges. Read more

Wicksteed Park Fireworks, Kettering – This event hosts a variety of family fun before visitors can experience first-hand the panoramic views of the lake as you watch a fantastic display of colour in the scenic skyline.

Everything we have for sale near here is under offer, but it’s a good event to know about should you be house hunting in the local area!

Corby Fireworks, the area around the boating lake – Organised by North Northamptonshire Council, this is a free event with the bonfire lit following a popular torchlight procession from Corby International Pool, followed by an impressive firework display. There’s also food stalls to enjoy too.

Geddington (Approx 13 mins away by car)

Just three miles from Kettering, this is a very handsome, Grade ll listed property in mellow yellow stone, originally part of the Priory next door. Dating back to 1618, the property has exceptionally high ceilings and large windows shedding a vast amount of light into all the rooms, which is very unusual for a building of such an age. The property offers comfortable accommodation whereas the outside area comprises an enclosed lawn garden and a gravelled walled garden (perfect place for summer barbecue). Read more

Barnwell Bonfire & Fireworks, Barnwell – A traditional bonfire and the best professional fireworks display in the area, with lots of varied and delicious food stalls, plus free parking.

Oundle (Approx 4 mins away by car)

This Grade II listed quaint stone cottage provides three bedrooms, one en suite, a family bathroom, three good-sized reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen. As the property offers a great deal of living space on the ground floor, for anyone wishing to make substantial alterations and create a fourth bedroom, it is suggested that – with the necessary planning consents – the kitchen might be moved into the large drawing room with the old kitchen changed into a ground floor en suite bedroom. Read more

Fireworks Fantasiia, East of England Arena & Events Centre – An evening of family fun is guaranteed here with fireworks, food stalls, all the fun of the fair and monster truck rides.

Longthorpe (Approx 11 mins away by car)

This is a stunning stone family home that has been lovingly extended to provide the best of modern living. It comprises an entrance hall, two reception rooms, and a large open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with French doors onto a patio/entertaining area. A utility room, WC and closet complete the ground floor, while the first floor boasts a beautiful master bedroom suite, with a dressing room and en-suite, alongside two further bedrooms and a bathroom. A second floor presents another bedroom with a dressing room attached, and outside there is even more to discover, with a double garage/gym and an office above, and an outbuilding/spa space. Read more

Find Out More

We have many more gorgeous homes for sale close to fantastic firework displays. For more information about any of our country houses for sale, or to register with us, contact our Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire office on 01780 750 200 or the Oundle and North Northamptonshire office on 01832 808 008.

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.

Stamp duty tax has been cut in the Mini Budget

On 23rd September, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced at the Mini Budget that he is reducing (and in some cases eliminating) Stamp Duty immediately for residential property buyers. 

The levy is a tax paid over a certain price when somebody buys a house, flat or a piece of land in England, where the monies owed are based on various price thresholds, as well as where you are buying.

For non-first-time buyers, the threshold at which the tax begins has been increased from £125,000 to £250,000. The remaining thresholds have remained the same, to include those buying an additional property or a second home where there is still an extra 3% to pay on top of the relevant standard rates.

Standard SDLT Rates 

Property ValueSDLT Rate
Up to £250,0000%
The next £675,000 (the portion from £250,001 to £925,000)5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million)10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million)12%

Whilst for first time buyers, the SDLT threshold now begins at £425,000 – previously £300,000 – in a bid to give them an extra boost onto the property ladder. The value of the property on which they can claim stamp duty relief has increased from £500,000 to £625,000.

Are you wondering how much stamp duty will now cost on our homes?

We have had a look at some of our houses for sale and worked out the new SDLT for you. Perhaps you could put the saving towards something else such as new furniture, school fees or renovation works?

Drove House, Surfleet

Total SDLT: £103,250

Drove House is  beautiful period property offering everything you might need for a quintessential English country lifestyle. The main house provides 5 generous reception rooms and a vast, newly extended kitchen dining room with 5 double bedrooms, 2 en suite, and a family bathroom whilst a recently built adjoining annex has 2 bedrooms, a large kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. With over 13 acres of land, there are paddocks, stables, an enclosed outdoor heated swimming pool, a hard tennis court, garden buildings, chicken runs, a vegetable garden as well as numerous trees and a lake supporting wildlife. Read more

Snake Hall, Moulton Eaugate

Total SDLT: £51,250

Snake Hall is a beautiful Grade II listed, Georgian former farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms surrounded by open fields. Standing on over 4.5 acres, it also provides a brick stable block with haybarn, paddocks, garages, storeroom and workshop. Built circa 1795, this red brick house is typically Georgian with its symmetric façade. Inside, the house is airy and spacious with large windows, and rooms are very generous in size with high ceilings and lovely views over the garden, and the far reaching landscape from upstairs. Read more

Bridge House, Sutton St James

Total SDLT: £32,500

Bridge House is an extraordinarily sleek, spacious, minimalist home built in 2019 which is a reminiscent of a vast, converted old barn. It has an industrial edge with its Crittal-style glazing and huge spaces contained within a combination of exposed brick and plastered walls, that include four en suite bedrooms, a spectacular open plan kitchen living room, a dining room, a games room, a cinema, a study, an adjoining double garage and a separate workshop outside. Read more

Ducks Nest, Oundle

Total SDLT: £22,500

Ducks Nest is one of the oldest properties in the historic market town of Oundle; a date inscribed on the gable end states 1637 but other parts are far older. Part of it – the current dining room – was once owned by the Knights Templar and much later, in the 16th century, Sir Thomas Tresham, a prom- inent Catholic landowner whose eldest son, Francis, was embroiled in the gunpowder plot, owned the property for a time up until 1564. Some years later, Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have stayed there, perhaps whilst it was The Anchor Inn, which it was for hundreds of years. This Grade II listed quaint stone cottage provides three bedrooms, one en suite, a family bathroom, three good-sized reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen. Read more

Church Street, Eastern On The Hill

Total SDLT: £25,000

This three-bedroom period stone cottage is an English classic within a very desirable village, but it the peaceful and private mature garden, intricately designed, that makes this property stand out amongst others – a paradise for those who enjoy watching the hours pass by surrounded by nature. Read more

Bank House, Sutton Bridge

Total SDLT: £13,750

Bank House is a four bedroomed 1930s house, that has been completely refurbished and modernised. The interiors are light and airy with rooms including a hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, attic room and a master bedroom that has a dressing room and an en-suiteRead 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.

Homes with fireplaces or wood burners

The weather has certainly got chillier, so to help warm the body and the soul as Autumn begins, here are some of our homes for sale with wonderful fireplaces or wood burners…

Mill House, Fleet

When you see the charming facade of this home, you will be forgiven for being some what surprised given the contemporary interior… but Mill House beautifully blends old with new, and not only does its origins date back to 1755, it’s also Grade II listed. Clearview log-burners have been installed in both the front room fireplaces. The one in the drawing room, with its Georgian arched niches either side, was fitted in 2020 and has only been used 3 times! Boasting some equestrian facilities such as a hay barn, stables, tack room, you have the perfect location to relax by the fire and warm yourself up after tending to your horses on those dark cold nights. Read more

Drove House, Surfleet

At this small country estate, the very elegant drawing room walls painted in a soft, muted mauve, are of exceptionally fine proportions and enjoys a classical period fireplace. Whilst two more reception rooms with fireplaces are used as a games room and dining room. There’s no need for a fireplace in the kitchen, however, as the underfloor heating and Aga should keep you warm and toasty in the chillier months to come. Read more

Grange Court, Carlby

This stunning barn conversion created by the current owners has two Clear-view log burners – one in the dining/family room and the other in the East Wing which has been created as flexible accommodation. The fifth bedroom is situated here and as such, offers the opportunity for guests or family members to be more independent from the main living accommodation. The current owners have used it as an extra bedroom, guest accommodation, an additional home work- ing space and have also let it out as an AirBnB. Read more

Zetland House, Grantham

This home is ideal for cat enthusiasts, because not only is it an extremely spacious 7-bed house with a two-storey adjoining annex, totalling almost 5,000 square feet of accommodation, there is also a cattery in the 10-acre grounds which consists of 27 very neatly presented pens which can take up to 63 cats as well as paddocks. But once you have fed your furry creatures and put them to bed on a cold winters evening, you can pop your feet up by the fire either in the main house or the annex. Read more

The Coach House, Colsterworth

This is an immaculately presented, converted coach house dating back to 1725, which provides the perfect, contemporary accommodation for multi-generational living with a two bedroom annex. The main living room is huge with a stove fuelled by gas in the stone inglenook fireplace, whilst in the annex there is a log burner in the cosy living room. The owners have also upgraded the EPC rating from F to D, which is hugely impressive given the building is 300 years’ old. Read more

The Old Vicarage, Gosberton

The Old Vicarage is a very handsome, period house of fine proportions with high ceilings and an abundance of original features to include original fireplaces in every room! Read more

Old Welland Cottage, Spalding

This is an immaculate, double-fronted Georgian property which for a large part of the C20th operated as The Welland Inn. It has been renovated by the current owners who completely transformed it over the last decade or so by stripping it back to its bare bones and starting almost from scratch. The owners said: “We fitted reclaimed fireplaces on newly-cut stone hearths – a log- burner sits in one. The arched Georgian style niches flanking the fireplace are in fact new, and the unusual coving is a special bespoke,
old Georgian design.” 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.

Homes with kitchens worthy of Great British Bake Off

With Great British Bake Off on our screens again, we thought we’d find some amazing kitchens we’d love to bake in. Join us as we take a look around a select few… although we have plenty more just like these on our website!

Mill House, Fleet

Mill House as an equisite home, having been substantially refurbished by its owners who have beautifully blended old with new. The huge kitchen breakfast room is no exception, which stretches across the width of the rear section. It has been fitted with a luxury Tom Howley of Cambridge bespoke kitchen with solid Silestone Quartz worktops. Three top of the range Miele ovens incorporating one steam oven and two full size ovens offer plenty of space to cook bread, cakes, cookies and more. As a an added bonus, these can all be controlled via your mobile phone… There is also an integrated Miele dishwasher for washing up your bowls and spatulas, and a Miele microwave in a cabinet for melting the butter quickly. There is also a Fisher & Paykel fridge drawer in the kitchen with a further fridge freezer in the utility. If you fancy a glass of wine whilst you bake, why not choose a bottle from the mQuvee wine cave which has space for 45 bottles and dual temperature for both white and red wine! And that’s not all… there’s plenty more to shout about about this kitchen – it really is the stuff of dreams. Read more

Drove House, Surfleet

Drove House is a small country estate, where the kitchen is a very impressive aspect and ideal for baking scones or muffins after a game of tennis or a swim in your grounds. The owners have extended and refitted the kitchen as they love to cook and entertain. Now it is a vast, almost square room with tiled floor and plenty of space to cook and dine under the large roof lantern in the extension which benefits underfloor heating. A fine, white Aga stands proudly in the chimney breast. Although now disconnected it can only look on at the busy electric Smeg range-style cooker. However, it could be reconnected should someone so wish. The owners say: “The kitchen was a 1960s relic – it was quite literally like stepping back in time! We do have visitors and entertain a lot, often 12 to 14 people so we have two dishwashers – I’m not sure how we manged before with just one! We have a big American-style fridge in the kitchen and another in the pantry.” Read more

Woodcroft Road, Marholm

This incredible home is an extended bungalow – a renovation project undertaken by the current owners. The big kitchen/dining/family room is the centre piece, with pops of blue in the kitchen’s tiles and lower cabinets making for a lovely touch in synch with the house’s calming colour palette. There’s plenty of counter and cupboard space to store your flour, cookie cutters and mixers too, alongside an island with a sink, as well as a wealth of room for tables and social sofas to enjoy your home made goodies with family and friends. Read more

Bridge House, Fishergate

Bridge House is a hugely impressive barn extending to just over 4,300 sq ft. This extraordinarily sleek, spacious, minimalist home is located in an idyllic spot beside a waterway, and boasts a kitchen fitted with everything you need for some baking fun. The fitted kitchen incorporates all Neff appliances. A bank of floor to ceiling units flanked by shelving, has two eye-level ovens with hide-and-slide doors, alongside a microwave and warming drawer, and a tall, larder fridge with freezer below is disguised behind doors. An induction hob with a pop-up extractor sits in the quartz island and the inset sink has a Franke Omni 4-in- 1 tap with filtered cold and hot water, including boiling water. An adjoining wraparound breakfast bar simulates polished concrete and provides a good run of space at which to prepare your ingredients as well as sampling your tasty creations. Read more

The Old Vicarage, Gosberton

This former Victorian vicarage stands in the heart of the South Lincolnshire village of Gosberton. Given its heritage, it boasts original features including quarry tiled flooring, panelled doors, deep skirtings, mouldings, dado rails, ceiling roses and original fireplaces. The bespoke kitchen doesn’t disappoint, having been updated by the owners. They have installed new oak worktops, tiling and painted all the units, and added a Graphite 110 cm Everhot range with a focal surround which is a wonderful centre point and gives a lovely warmth to the kitchen. The kitchen has a very practical layout with plenty of storag, which makes it ideal for baking. There is also a walk-in pantry and two additional storage rooms close to the kitchen providing further space for your baking ingredients, equipment and accessories. Read more

Grange Court, Carlby

Grange Court is a stunning, stone-built, Grade II listed barn conversion on the edge of the Lincolnshire village of Carlby. Baking enthusiasts will love the exposed beams above them whilst preparing their latest sourdough, and that there are in fact two kitchens – one in the main home and the other in the East Wing. Should you be baking for the masses, that extra kitchen may just come in handy! The main kitchen is bespoke handmade with all Neff appliances, a boiling water tap and a Miele dishwasher, whilst the other has granite worktops and Franke taps. Read more

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

Homes with lakes, ponds and pools

Whether you wish to relax by the water’s edge, swim or perhaps catch a fish or two, we currently have some beautiful homes for sale with their very own lakes, ponds and pools…

Drove House – Surfleet, Lincolnshire

Drove House really does offer all the bells and whistles as it includes a swimming pool as well as a lake to make a splash in. The two islands at the centre of the lake is a haven for wildlife, whilst the outdoor swimming pool area is entered through decorative metal gates within white rendered walls. It is heated by a “very effective” air source heat pump, and a large pool room stands at one end where there is a changing room, a shower and a separate WC. Read more

Zetland House – Little Bytham, Grantham, Lincolnshire

At the foot of the garden at this lovely four-bed home is a large pond and curved decking which supports an impressive timber pagoda perfect for sitting with your favourite tipple or dinner. There is also a stunning weeping willow which arches over the water. Read more

Offmarket house – Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire

This stunning six-bedroom house is being sold off market, which means that you won’t see its details publicly. It has a swimming pool and a pond however, so if you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

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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.

Homes with workshops

Hone your skills and/or keep your tools and materials secure and protected from harsh winter weather at these properties for sale, which all boast a workshop or two…

Snake Hall – Moulton Eaugate

A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian former farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms, surrounded by open fields. Standing on over 4.5 acres, there is plenty of space for storing tools and materials, or honing your skills, with garages, storeroom and a workshop. Read more

The Old Post Office – Exton

This former post office has gone through a full transformation and now presents as a superb, immaculate family home, flooded with natural light. The adjoining workshop and garage are excellent assets with a great amount of storage above, the spacious garage having double doors at both ends. The vendors have boarded out the area above the garage and workshop and there’s an automatic folding ladder at the press of a button for access plus an electric light up there too. Read more

Curlew Court – Sutton Bridge

These Victorian barns have had a recent transformation into an impressive home with a contemporary interior throughout. Under original arches in the old barns along the far side are storage spaces, one which used to be kennels is lockable, and there’s also a double garage/workshop too. Read more

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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.

Homes with annexes

Whether to use as a holiday let, to set up your perfect ‘work from home’ environment or for multi generational living, annexes have become a key focus for country house buyers for a variety of reasons. We have had a look through our property portfolio to show you some of our homes which boast some lovely ones, or have the potential to create one…

Stoneleigh – Priory Court

In the very heart of the attractive village of Geddington, stands this very handsome, Grade ll listed property, originally part of the Priory next door. Dating back to 1618, the property has exceptionally high ceilings and large windows shedding a vast amount of light into all the rooms, which is very unusual for a building of such an age. The attached garage is an ideal spot to create an annexe – subject to planning. Read more

The Coach House – Colsterworth

The Coach House has a two bedroom annexe located in the original main entrance to the coach house. The annexe contains a cosy living room with a log-burner, a brand new fitted kitchen with space for dining and a door onto the garden, a downstairs bathroom, with stairs to two bedrooms and WC. There’s also access into a single garage with its automatic vehicle door – offering the ideal space to generate an income via AirBnB for example, or even create a luxury office. Read more 

Zetland House – Little Bytham

In an elevated position with an outlook of the surrounding rolling landscape, Zetland House is a very substantial, beautifully presented house offering: 7 bedrooms, 7 reception rooms and a total of almost 5,000 square feet of accommodation. The annexe has three bedrooms upstairs, the master a light-filled, south-facing room with double doors onto a Juliet balcony where the countryside views are superb. It also enjoys an en suite and a walk-in dressing room. The other two bedrooms, one perhaps a study, share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Downstairs, the space is divided primarily in two with a hallway in between. On one side, a spacious dual aspect kitchen dining room has views of the formal garden in front of the cattery and doors to the outside on two aspects. On the other, to the south, a huge living room linking with a dining area is down steps and has bi-folding doors onto some raised decking providing a wonderful connection between the inside and outside. A utility room is alongside. Read more

Old Welland Cottage – Spalding

This is an immaculate Georgian property with big Victorian bays, and for a large part of the C20th operated as The Welland Inn. The one bedroomed annexe has separate access from outside – actually designed for a wheelchair with all the internal doors extra wide to accommodate one. It also has its own kitchenette, separate shower with basin and WC and a large bedroom with French doors onto a patio. A low brick wall enclosing this paved area could easily form (subject to planning) the base of a sunroom extension providing a sitting room. The annexe is a superb asset as it could allow either an elderly parent to live alongside or a young adult child, waiting to step onto the property ladder, some independence, or even be let out. Read more

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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.