Mr Clarke thinks :
Swinstead village is idyllic. Beautiful countryside surrounds you and you're so close to Stamford.
Sat proudly and fronting the pretty village High Street, this beautiful L-shaped stone cottage offers the space to create a contemporary home for a modern family. Greenfields is a unique and rare opportunity to transform a characterful building into a cosy of home, which is both safe for children and pets.
There is a large reception and living room on the ground floor which is home to an impressive inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and deep sill windows dressed with wooden shutters. This room can be opened up onto the quaint cottage style garden. There's mature planting, shrubbery borders and even a patio area you can hop out to for a barbecue with friends, family or neighbours (there all friendly around here). You'll also never tire from the south-facing walled garden.
Back inside, beams and original fireplaces decorate the dining room and act as magnificent features. Through to the kitchen, which has been sympathetically designed, you'll notice for a home filled with history, it's also filled with lots of light. Downstairs hosts a bathroom and further utility with pantry.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The creative adventures inside and out, are endless.
The connection from the inside to the outside is flawless, and the views from upstairs do not disappoint. Having four bedrooms and two bathrooms means everyone has their own generous space, and so can guests. There's storage in every nook and cranny, so you don't have to get rid of anything before you move in.
Nine miles north of Stamford and eleven miles south-east of Grantham, this home is well connected, yet gives you the ideal rural living feel. If you choose to work from home, there are two outbuildings you can turn into a home office, workshop or cinema room. The possibilities are endless here, of course subject to planning.
- Three words : Location. Space. Character.
Our favourite part
The original features. Think beams, inglenook fireplaces, bay windows, pan tile roofs...the list goes on.
Small and quiet...
Quaint postcard pretty homes decorate well connected streets. It's quite surprising that you can hop in the car and be on the A1 in minutes. The train from Stamford takes you to other great locations like Grantham where you can explore independent shops, seasonal markets and leisure centres. Rutland Water is a short drive away with it's wildlife spotting points, and lovely long walks. We've been known to attempt a run or two to blow away the cobwebs.
As far as schools go, Stamford Endowed Schools is excellent. After school why not head to Tolethorpe Open Air Theatre for a bit of culture!?
Captivating the hearts of fellow locals, Cafe au Chocolat brings the sweetest tastes of France to Stamford. The buildings surrounding this cute spot are gorgeous. Grab a hot chocolate and marvel at the stone façades and Georgian architecture. For a wonderful weekend head to Burghley House - a grand sixteenth-century English country home - where you can wander amongst neatly landscaped gardens and relax whilst enjoying a picnic. To top the day off, head to Skeleton Wine to have a try of some local wine as well as from afar. Lush!
...but picturesque and well-connected.
- Supermarket: You've got a choice of all the major supermarkets only a short drive away.
- Pubs: The Olive Branch Clipsham has won 2021 UK Pub of the year!
- Living Spaces: Living Room and Reception Room have double doors which lead into the garden, as well as downstairs WC. Through to the contemporary kitchen with range cooker and original fireplace, the stairs either lead you up to the first floor, or you can go through to the bathroom and utility.
- Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms with built in storage.
- Bathrooms: Downstairs bathroom, and upstairs family bathroom. Two ensuites upstairs.
- Outside: South-facing walled garden with original pig pen, a well, paved patio area and lots of planting.
- Outbuildings: Two separate outbuildings ideal for conversion to annexe or Airbnb accommodation.
- Tenure: Freehold.
- Area: Plot size is 611 sq m. Internal is 300 sq m (excluding outbuildings).
- Services: Water, electric, oil.
- Local Authority: South Kesteven.
- What3words: balconies.drew.lunges.