Mr Clarke thinks :
The gorgeous layout paired with the quality of finishes would make anyone feel proud to call this home.
Lovingly renovated and fortunately retaining original features; this Victorian terraced house is a home perfect for our times. The design and craftsmanship allows you to move straight in with the knowledge that all the work, from top to bottom, has been done to the highest standards. The layout has been cleverly extended and is filled with natural light. You are moments from the buzzing market town of Stamford and the outstanding schools.
There is an effortless connection between the inside and the garden, making this a great entertaining home. There is also a great garden office so you can work in peace and quiet from home.
The interior has been beautifully decorated with Farrow & Ball paint tones, original stone flooring and luxurious touches throughout. New double glazing has been fitted on all windows including the patio doors, which lead into the garden.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The pretty garden and home studio so I can get some work done, whilst the little one does some arts & crafts.
The kitchen is a wonderful, sociable space with plenty of storage space so areas can be clutter free. The Belfast sink, gorgeous deep blue cabinets and brand new gas hob add a modern country vibe. There is a utility room just off the kitchen, which makes this practical as well as stylish space. The Dining Room off the kitchen can cope with a large farmhouse table to host weekday suppers or lavish weekend feasts. Adorn the original brick flooring with a rug to create the ultimate comfy space.
Another inviting room is the Living Room. Hosting an AGA wood burner for cool nights, as well as a bay window where you can bask warm sun. There is a stylishly simple aesthetic throughout the home that calms and welcomes everyone that walks through the door. Every nook and cranny has been re-purposed into a useful storage space; including a cleverly concealed wine rack. Form, style and function has been though during the renovations.
Upstairs, the main bedroom is spacious and serene. There are original wooden floorboards and a fireplace, which makes this room feel more like a boutique hotel than a normal bedroom. There is another beautiful bedroom, and currently a third smaller room on the first floor.
The newly fitted and gorgeously tiled bathroom upstairs is great for a relaxing soak after a long day, and the large walk in shower room downstairs is great for a busy morning.
This is truly a magical home.
- Three words : Market. Town. Gem.
Our favourite part
The effortless style throughout the interiors of this beautifully restored home.
Local Life in Lovely Stamford
Voted one of the top 5 locations to live in the UK, the Georgian town of Stamford can afford to boast about its beauty and culture. Romantic, historic and incredibly desirable, the town offers so much in the way of heritage and with over 400 Grade I and II listed buildings, character and charm lies round every corner.
Within a short hop and step from each other are an abundance of independent and brand name shops, cool bars, fantastic array of restaurants and funky cafes. You have to check out Shekleton Wines (takeaway or sit in). If you like your tea served in a traditional tea pot with a sweet something on the side then the Crown Hotel is for you - even your well-behaved dog can expect a welcome treat! For those that enjoy a good Sunday roast the Bull & Swan serves delicious roast dinners and their traditional puddings are something to behold - they even have an outdoor cinema in the summer months! The best treat by far to start any celebration is a cocktail at the world-famous George Hotel. Whether you dine in the Garden Room or the main restaurant, the food, service and atmosphere is second to none.
There is the stunningly beautiful Burghley House and estate which holds many annual events such as the Burghley Horse Trials, Game Fair, and the extremely physically challenging “Rat Race”.
There are some fantastic schools for kiddly winks of all ages and private schooling is available in town at the renowned Stamford Endowed Schools.
Commuting couldn’t be easier, it’s a short walk to the towns very traditional Railway Station which provides access to all local and national rail services. London, amazingly is only 55 mins by train and 1 ½ hours in the car (well assuming no roadworks on the way!), the A1 runs just to the west of the town, giving easy access to both north and south.
Stamford is surrounded by some breath-taking countryside and bringing an element of this to your door we have the Stamford Meadows which runs alongside the River Welland to help you blow off the cobwebs or to just enjoy a long Sunday ramble. Rutland Water, Europe's largest man-made lake, is approximately 5 miles from town and offers an exciting day of water sports and facilities including fly-fishing and sailing.
Period charm without the drama
- Closest village/town: Lots and lots of pretty villages surrounding and the market town of Oakham is nearby
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: A plenty – Stamford has many fantastic independent shops mixed with a few high end branded stores
- Supermarket: Waitrose, M&S, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Lidl (or ‘Lidelle’ as us locals call it)
- Pubs: Shekleton Wines for a takeaway bottle. Toby Norris for a great pint, The Wine Bar for fizz and a giggle, Bull & Swan for its Scotch Egg, Paten & Co if you’re feeling trendy – there’s loads to sample.
- Walks: Endless countryside walks.
- Kitchen Details: Solid oak worktop. Gas hob Extractor Fan. Extra large storage cupboard. Pull out internal basket drawer for kitchen units.
- Bedroom Details: 2 double bedrooms with a third potential nursery or study.
- Living Spaces: Intimate spaces perfectly flow into one another, with the dining room having access to the bright garden.
- Smart Technology: High speed broadband, smart meter, Philips hue lighting.
- Parking: On street parking.
- Council tax band: B.
- Local authority: South Kesteven District Council.
- Tenure: Freehold.