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

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.

Unique Buildings Converted Into Homes

Converted homes are very popular with buyers, whether converting from scratch or buying something that has already been lovingly resorted. From a former school, church and bank to a windmill, lifeboat station or watermill, thousands of unique buildings have been transformed into amazing homes by many self-builders across the country, giving them a brand new lease of life. We currently have a former post office, coach house, barn and pub for sale, so we thought we’d give you a bit more information about them…

Old Welland Cottage – a converted pub

For a large part of the C20th, this building originally operated as The Welland Inn. This fine house was bought by the current owners in 2009 as a derelict pub and has been completely transformed over the last decade by stripping it back to its bare bones and starting almost from scratch. Key works include adding a new roof incorporating Welsh Penrhyn slates and clay pantiles, improved insulation, flooring re-laid using the original refurbished pub floorboards, a brand new Heat Recovery system, re-rewiring, re-plumbing and a new drainage system that includes a well and soakaway outside that automatically feeds the fruit trees. The owners have also installed a working repro Victorian handpump which is a nice exterior feature for watering the garden. Read more

The Coach House – a converted coach house

This is an immaculately presented, converted coach house which is almost 300 years old, and astonishingly for its age, the owners have managed to upgrade its EPC from an F to a D! The property provides the perfect accommodation for multi-generational living with a two bedroom annex on one side and a spacious home with five bedrooms on the other whilst a good-sized, landscaped garden faces east and south. Read more

Chapel Lane – a converted post office

Chapel Lane is a charming, Grade II listed former post office, located in the popular Rutland village of Barrowden. As carved in the stone surround of the tall, central, arched window, the main part of the house was built in 1823 and the brick post office, with its pretty bargeboard on the gable end, added to one side in the late 1880s. With four reception rooms and four bedrooms all set over three floors, and a delightful spacious, walled rear garden, this is a highly desirable property in a much sought after location. Read more

Grange Court – a converted barn

Grange Court is an immaculately presented, Grade II listed stone barn conversion on the edge of the Lincolnshire village of Carlby. It sits in an idyllic setting discreetly hidden from view and arranged around a central courtyard which opens out onto gently sloping, South-facing landscaped gardens and a paddock with open countryside views beyond. In a cluster of four properties, the barn and neighbouring farmhouse date back to the 1800s and were originally owned by the Brownlow and Cust families. Part of the barn would have provided shelter for pigs and cattle or sheep, with a covered crew yard, and a hay barn in the two-storey section. Read more

Find Out More? 

For more information about these stunning conversions, 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 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A special extended bank holiday weekend this week is allowing communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, which marks 70 years of service. In celebration of this historic milestone, we have selected some of our homes for sale offering the perfect venue to host a fantastic party with friends and family…

Seatonthorpe Hall – Thorpe By Water

Where’s not to throw an amazing bash at this colossal home?! Plus you get to create all of the entertaining space yourself, which to us sounds like great fun. Guests will enjoy partying by the poolside or having a game of snooker in the games room once they have enjoyed a few drinks and canapés in the exquisite gardens and a delicious supper in the impressive open plan kitchen/diner. The evening can then continue with one of your favourite Royal films playing in the cinema room which also has a bar. Plus, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for your guests to stay over. Read more

Red House Farm – Donington

This is another stunning house where you could have a pool party or a bit of a competition in the games room. The gardens offer the perfect place to enjoy drinks and nibbles, but should the weather take a turn for a worse, there is a magnificent orangery-style conservatory to move into. You could have games galore on these lawns…. pin the tail on the donkey, badminton or croquet perhaps? Guests don’t need to worry about driving home either as with five bedrooms plus a bedroom in the annexe, there’s plenty of space to sleep. Read more

The Village – Orton Longueville

This charming Grade II listed former rectory is set over three floors including 8 bedrooms, and is full of original features including Georgian sash windows, panelling and fireplaces your guests will adore. There is just under an acre of gardens which includes a pretty patio terrace for sitting down with friends and family. At the centre of the house is a splendid open-plan area for cooking, dining and relaxing. A recent orangery extension is filled with natural light from the huge roof lantern, double-height windows, and bi-folding French doors that open out to the terrace, seamlessly blending the interior and outdoor spaces, perfect for summer entertaining. Read more

The Coach House – Colsterworth

This is a stunning converted coach house which provides the perfect accommodation for guests to stay over after your celebrations. There is a two bedroom annex on one side and a spacious home with five bedrooms on the other. Meanwhile, a landscaped garden and a terrace provide the perfect setting for drinks, canapés or even al fresco dining. Although if it’s too cold, you can feel like you are outside when sitting in the kitchen or living room as they both have a wonderful connection with the gardens. For that extra touch, why not cook supper using the ingredients you have grown in your very own vegetable patch? You can then serve a delicious pudding using the fruit from your fruit trees. Read more

Chapel Lane – Barrowden

For a more intimate gathering, this charming Grade II listed home is ideal. It has an oak framed garden room and a spacious walled garden and patio surrounded by pretty box balls, hedging and topiary, offering the perfect place for entertaining friends and family. Guests will also be in awe of the charm and character that is in abundance everywhere they look. It’s a former post office and offers plenty of light. Read more

The Weathervane – Wadenhoe

The garden is completely enclosed and not overlooked at all. It features a spacious, paved terrace directly along the back of the house over which a rainproof pergola has recently been erected for all-weather dining, easily reached from both sets of French doors making it ideal for entertaining. Read more

Find Out More? 

We have many more homes offering plenty of space for entertaining friends and family. Contact Jan or Ildi on 01780 750 200 – we would be delighted to show you round any of our homes.

In The Press… Country & Town House

This gorgeous Grade II Listed Georgian home offers elegant country living in a leafy corner of Peterborough. We are delighted to see it in the press again – this time for Country & Town House’s round up of best homes new to market. Its location is highly desirable: it’s quiet yet only a 10 minute drive from Peterborough station, with its excellent transport links. Meanwhile, inside, the rooms are typically Georgian – they’re well-proportioned with high ceilings and sash windows – but they’ve all been beautifully modernised to leave them feeling fresh and stylish. Read the full article here.

For more information about this beautiful home, why not have a look at it on our website?!

Homes with glorious gardens

Gardens are a major selling feature at this time of year for buyers, as flowers bloom, plants thrive and greenery flourishes, but outdoor space as a whole has shot to the top of a buyer’s house hunting list. This is due to the pandemic where we all found a new found love for our gardens, whether it was for al fresco dining, creating interesting play areas for the children or for a bit of horticulture from homebound green thumbs. We believe this is a trend that is set to continue for the rest of the year, especially during the warmer months, so with that in mind we have selected some of our homes for sale with gardens to suit a variety of requirements…

Chapel Lane – Barrowden, Rutland

Spring has definitely sprung at this charming Grade II listed house in a popular Rutland village, as the tulips bring gorgeous colour into the walled garden. The sunny and barely overlooked garden is deceptively large as it turns the corner at the back into a more secret, secluded area. With plenty of places to sit in the sun or shade, the garden retains structure all year round with box balls, hedging and topiary. Read more

Red House Farm – Donington, South Lincs

The grounds at this beautifully presented farmhouse largely consist of the lawn to the front (ideal for children’s trampolines, slides and swings perhaps?) delineated by a striking, curving walled haha, beyond which stretches the post and railed paddock of about one acre. Read more

College Farm – Moulton, South Lincs

The attractive gardens at this Georgian farmhouse are mainly lawn with an area to the front divided by a high, old wall behind which is a brick shed and a private, sheltered, paved area capturing the sun from late morning onwards. Evergreen hedging borders the garden and divides it up into sections. At the back, a delightful triangular box garden has been clipped to create sculptural forms for year round interest, and a timber trellis arch leads you down to further lawns where a greenhouse is to one side. Read more

Find Out More? 

Contact Jan or Ildi on 01780 750 200 – we would be delighted to show you round one of these glorious gardens.

Homes to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day

“Roses are red, violets are blue, Fine & Country Stamford could have the dream home for you…

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our gorgeous homes for sale buyers will be sure to fall for…

Langley House – Upton

We just love the design of this Dutch Gabled house that blends Flemish and New England architectural styles. It’s located in a magnificent setting surrounded by lawns and woodland with far reaching views across the open countryside between Stamford and Peterborough. Read more

Cheriton House – Thorney

Built in 1728, this charming Grade II listed house stands on the village green in the heart of the village of Thorney. The eight bedroomed house boasts many character features to fall in love with to include high ceilings, large sash windows and period fireplaces. Plus, there’s a sizeable outbuilding that would make a superb annex or home office. Read more

Vine House – Carlby

In the heart of the village of Carlby, we just love this yellow stone home which dates back to before the 1700’s, along with its original features to include overhead beams and inglenook fireplaces. Its footprint has been enlarged over time and recently, for anybody who loves the idea of working from home, the stables have been converted into offices. There’s also a few development opportunities with the outbuildings for anybody who fancies a bit of a renovation project. 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.

3 Of The Best… Village Homes

It’s been well reported that people are flocking to rural villages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic as they seek more space, larger gardens and a better lifestyle. We have put together some of our favourite village homes for sale to wet your appetite, from a Grade II listed 18th Century house to a contemporary family home…


Built in 1728, this charming Grade II listed eight-bedroom house stands on the village green in the heart of Thorney. This historical village boasts a museum, abbey, green, independent shops, pub and an annual music festival, and is situated between Peterborough and Wisbech – ideal for those seeking a more rural lifestyle.

Key features at Cheriton House include period features, multiple reception rooms, a dining room, lounge, study (ideal for those looking to work from home), library, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cellar. As an added bonus, a converted coach house across the gravel drive would make a super annex, gym of separate office. Read more

Great Casterton

An exemplary, five bedroomed, family home enjoys superb countryside views of protected ancient land from its elevated position in the village of Great Casterton where residents can enjoy the church, garage/shop, golf club, pub/restaurant and a village hall, with the facilities of the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale just two miles away.

The current owners have masterfully extended and refurbished this beautiful stone property, combining a traditional facade with contemporary open plan living. Key features include a games room, a sumptuous master bedroom suite and a marvellous kitchen which leads seamlessly onto the terrace bringing the outside in. For those enjoy being in their gardens won’t be disappointed either, as an extensive paved terrace stretches across the back of the house from where steps lead down to a sunken seating area, whilst further steps lead down to the lawn. Read more


With lovely rural views over the surrounding countryside, Mount Farm is an attractive period home dating back some 200 years nestled in the South Lincolnshire village of Bitchfield. The nearby large village of Corby Glen (3 miles) has a good range of amenities including a primary and secondary schooling, doctor’s surgery, a village shop along with two public houses, one of which has a great restaurant.

Previously a dairy farm, Mount Farm retains its historic charm and character features. The property has extensive outbuildings which include a stone built annex, three bay car port, three stables and a store. The landscaped garden is an acre and in addition to this there is a fenced paddock of five acres. 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.