A beautifully set Grade II Listed house in an enviable position beside Rutland water.
• SIX BEDROOMS • DINING ROOM • DRAWING ROOM • SITTING ROOM • CONSERVATORY • KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM • UTILITY ROOM • STUDY • STAFF/GRANNY ANNEXE • GARAGE • OUTBUILDINGS
The Firs is a beautiful Grade II Listed house, built of limestone with a Collyweston roof, and dates from the 18th Century.
The house has undergone a series of refurbishments to which the current owners have added to sympathetically. Despite these changes the house still retains a great deal of its original period character including flagstone floors, sash windows as well as two large Inglenook fireplaces.
Accommodation is set over three floors with a sunny, sheltered courtyard behind the house which is bordered by outbuildings a high stone wall and the one bed annexe.
The approach to the house is via double wrought iron gates, flanked by stone walls, with the house elegantly framed beyond. A gravel drive leads to a parking area in front of the house and there is an ‘everyday’ door immediately to the right of the two garages which leads directly into the kitchen breakfast room with the front door a little further beyond.
The kitchen has a quarry tile floor, a gas four door Aga, with a two oven electric module, a large central island, handbuilt, bespoke cupboards, a breakfast area and a mixture of wood and granite work surfaces. Beyond the kitchen, there is a set of stairs leading to the principal dressing room, which provides ease of access for everyday living. Beyond this are another set of stairs leading to a large mezzanine television room with an open study area beyond. On the ground floor, and flowing from the south-east corner of the kitchen, there is an extensive utility area which includes a pantry, utility room, washroom and cloakroom.
A corridor leads west from the kitchen to the dining room, which has flagstone floor and a working fireplace, and beyond which is the front hall and drawing room which has a Clearview log burner. To the rear of the house is a sitting room, again with a Clearview log burner, and the conservatory leads on beyond. A set of stairs in the sitting room leads to the cellar.
The main staircase rises from the hall and turning left will lead to the principal bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room from which stairs run down to the kitchen. There are a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The second floor provides a further three bedrooms and a bathroom as a storeroom with the tank room off.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a one bed annexe with a bathroom and kitchenette in the hall.
The gardens, which are framed by mature trees, are landscaped and consist of lawned areas flanked by and mature shrubs and borders and flow to the east and west of the house. To the northern corner of the garden is a spring-fed pond and breeze hut on a dwarf stone wall with a timber deck.
Behind the house is a wonderful sheltered and enclosed courtyard which can benefit from sun throughout the day. It has raised flower borders and extensive stone and cobbled areas and provides the perfect al fresco dining spot. To the west side of this area are three stone built outbuildings, one of which has two storeys, which act as store rooms.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 0.82