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.

Preparing your property for the colder months

With shorter days and less light, a home can look and feel less inviting in the cooler months. Jan von Draczek, Director of Fine & Country Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire discusses how to prepare your property for sale when the weather is not optimal.

Light the fire on cold days to create a warm and cosy feel for buyersMill House

It is widely acknowledged that winter isn’t always considered the best season for property sales, but the right time to sell isn’t about the season we’re in, but rather, the right timing for you. There may be fewer buyers in the market, but the buyers that are active tend to be serious about securing a property. There are challenges to address, but everything has a flip side, and some properties present better in winter. 

On the downside, a home can feel less inviting in the heart of winter. Nor are gardens at their optimal attractiveness. There is also the break with the Christmas holidays in the middle. There are, however, ways to overcome any negatives and present your property in its best light. 

Acknowledging that with winter comes rain and more extreme weather, it’s important to make sure obvious issues are fixed. Check for leaks and clear blockages from gutters and down pipes as a starting point. While you’re outside, make sure the garden is tidy and autumn leaves are not littering the lawns. A few strategically placed pots and hanging baskets of winter flowering plants can provide an attractive first impression. If you have a fire pit or outdoor heating, get it ready for use – dress the area and show it is ready for cosy, all-year outdoor entertaining. Keep paths swept and tidy up hedges.

It might be cold outside but ensure there is a warm welcome when entering the house. Don’t be stingy with the heating and optimise the light. If you have an open fire, use it. Lots of buyers love the romance of an evening snuggled in front of the open fire and this is the season to make the most of it. Add some warmth with winter-toned throws and cushions over the sofa and on beds to generate that cosy feeling throughout the property. Consider adding floor rugs to areas that have floorboards or are tiled.

An example of a stunning living room that is neat and tidy to allow buyers to imagine themselves living there – a former vicarage

Make sure your windows are clean, too, to let in as much light as possible. Open drapes and shutters unless there is a particularly unattractive view, and turn on all the lights before a viewing. If there are any particularly dark corners, invest in some floor lamps to brighten them. If you have an area that gets winter sun, be sure to feature it as a highlight. 

In any season, it is important to clear away personal clutter. Remember, you are trying to create a space where buyers can imagine themselves living. As tempting as it may be, avoid bringing out the 20-year-old Christmas decorations or even the sparkling new baubles. Not everyone celebrates Christmas and tastes vary. Live by the mantra less is more. Make do with a small grouping of candles to reflect the season, but make sure the colours blend with your current décor. This will do far more than a plethora of family photographs on the mantle-piece, fringed with tinsel.

The ambiance of the property needs to appeal to all of the senses, so consider playing soft music throughout the house. Light jazz or classical music is always soothing. Make sure the house smells fresh and clean, but keep in mind many people are allergic to certain scents, so don’t overdo the air fresheners.

Finally, if you’re not comfortable with your own styling ability, consider employing a styling company. Research suggests that styling your home can boost the sale price of your property by 7.5 per cent. That’s worth paying for.

Find Out More

For more information about selling your home, 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.

Homes for pumpkin picking

No doubt your carved pumpkins are ready to be lit after school and work this evening. It can be great fun choosing your own pumpkin, especially as a family, so here are some wonderful homes for sale within 15 miles of local pumpkin patches where you could be picking your very own next Halloween!

1 LINCOLNSHIRE PICK YOUR OWNTyrrell’s Farm, Spalding

SNAKE HALL, MOULTON EAUGATE – A five-bedroom Grade II listed Georgian former farmhouse. Read more

CLOVERFIELD COTTAGE, HOLBEACH – A delightful three-bedroom traditional country cottage. Read more

PIPWELL GATE, MOULTON SEAS END – A four-bedroom contemporary home with an open house on 5th Nov. Read more

2. NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PICK YOUR OWNWest Lodge Rural Centre

DUCKS NEST, OUNDLE – A three-bedroom Grade II listed quaint stone cottage. Read more

STONELEIGH, GEDDINGTON – A three-bedroom Grade II listed property originally part of the Priory next door. Read more

THE OLD BAKEHOUSE, TITCHMARSH – A four-bedroom Grade II listed thatched village house. Read more

3. CAMBRIDGESHIRE / PETERBOROUGH PICK YOUR OWNHill Farm

1 LONGTHORPE GREEN – A stunning four-bedroom stone family home that beautifully blends old with new. Read more

THE OLD SCHOOL, FARCET – A four-bedroom Edwardian home that was once a school. Read more

THE OLD BAKEHOUSE, YAXLEY – A four-bedroom period property that blends character with a contemporary feel. Read more

Find Out More

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.

Tips for buying a home in the current property market

Surfleet

Despite a rise in interest rates and cost of living, demand is still going strong in our part of the world. In fact, it is still a sellers’ market according to recent data by property analyst, PropCast, which found the counties of Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire all in very hot markets still. Although understandably buyer demand may have dampened slightly over recent weeks, there are still plenty of purchasers keen to find their dream country house in and around Rutland, Stamford, Oundle and Northamptonshire. 

Here are a few of our top tips to ensure you stay ahead of the game when it comes to not only finding a country house, but also securing it…

Keep in touch with estate agents

With a list of eager registered buyers ready to pounce, estate agents will make them aware of what is coming up for sale before properties have hit the open market. This means that something may sell without you even knowing it was for sale in the first place. To maximise your chances of finding out about these homes, register with estate agents in the area you are looking, meet them so they are familiar with your face, and keep in touch regularly. By building a rapport, you will be kept at the top of their minds. We have recently opened a beautifully refurbished office in the heart of the market town of Oundle in the historic building of The Old Town Hall at Market Place, so do pop by and say hello to your local Fine & Country team.

View properties as soon as possible

The really good houses go within days of launching. If there’s something you like the look of, book a viewing at the earliest opportunity. There will be some buyers who will literally do everything in their power to be the very first through the door, which means you could lose out if you wait too long.

Cash is king 

Some vendors are now prioritising proceedable buyers over who is offering the highest price. Cash buyers, or those with a relatively small mortgage, not only offer a vendor a quicker sale, but they also reduce the risk of a sale falling through due to affordability issues. This is because they are not relying on a huge mortgage, which vendors are finding very desirable at the moment. If you have already sold a property and have the funds ready to go in your bank, make the estate agent aware as this should act in your favour.

Moulton Seas End

Have your finances in place

If you are relying on a mortgage, have your finances in place. Also ask an accountant to write a letter confirming proof of funds. If you would like our recommendation for an independent financial advisor, please let us know as we work closely with a small family firm who offer a wide range of products available on the market and able to find you the best and most suitable mortgage deal.

Be flexible on completion date

Vendors are also prioritising buyers who can be flexible on a completion date. This is because they may need time to find something else themselves. 

Secure an excellent lawyer and surveyor

Make sure you are paying for good advice, as this will save you time and money. Also having these appointed as your search begins can put you in good stead in the eyes of a vendor. Cheap is often more expensive in the long run, so choose a solicitor because they have a good reputation and/or are recommended. We are able to send you recommendations of ‘tried and tested’ solicitors who will provide you with a service you desire.

Don’t panic

With multiple buyers looking at a property, you can easily overstretch yourself to beat the competition. However, you should only pay a premium if it’s the right house for you. Don’t panic buy, otherwise you could overspend on the wrong place and regret it. Research the value of the house you want to buy and calculate your maximum budget – then keep to it.

Longthorpe Green

Find Out More

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.

In The Press… The Times

We are delighted to spot Snake Hall as the lead photograph in The Times today to illustrate a piece about the property market amidst stamp duty changes and mortgage rate rises. Having such a presence on the page is of huge importance, offering it nationwide exposure to help attract buyer interest. Read the full article here.

For more information about Snake Hall, click here.

In The Press… The Times

One of homes was featured in The Times today, in a round up of the best properties for sale around £750,000, offering the vendor widespread exposure of their home. The newspaper described it as:

“A formal knot garden filled with ornate and characterful evergreen topiary, seasonal plantings and a delightful summerhouse surrounds this semi-detached period cottage. The grade II listed English classic has three bedrooms, two of which have en suites, while the family bathroom is downstairs on the ground floor. The exposed brickwork, period fireplaces, slanted ceilings and plentiful bookcases add to its charm. The conservatory at the rear of the house is the perfect place to soak up the last of the evening’s rays, and when the night draws in, the cosiness of the sitting area comes calling. There is a double garage and log store to the side of the house, and Peterborough’s town centre is a 25-minute drive away.”

Read the full article here.