Mr Clarke thinks :
This is a great opportunity for a property developer to create something very special.
Sat proudly on the pretty village High Street, Whitegates is a cluster of properties in a 1.25 acre plot, waiting for a new lease of life.
Whitegates offers a unique opportunity to create a collection of contemporary homes, set in an 1.25 acres of land on Swinstead High Street, nine miles north of Stamford and eleven miles south-east of Grantham.
The plot consists of three properties: Greenfields, Whitegates & Beau Cottage. There is an opportunity (subject to relevant planning permissions) to develop existing properties and build new homes.
Mrs Clarke loves :
Swinstead village is idyllic. There is a wonderful community, beautiful countryside and you are so close to Stamford.
Greenfields is a large residential property fronting on to the High Street. There are two detached buildings at the rear, set within cottage style gardens.
Beau Cottage is a two bedroom cottage, built in local stone, fronting on to the High Street. It's worth mentioning there is an abundance of original features that if you wish to keep, would retain the original character of the homes; beams, inglenook fireplaces, bay window, pan tile roofs.
Whitegates was once a large family home. It has been extended to the rear and is now a commercial property.
The site is accessed by a gated drive from the road and there is car parking and an acre of gardens that back onto open fields.
- Three words : A. Rare. Opportunity.
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!
- Total site area circa 1.25 acres
- Whitegates - (400 sq m)Currently used as a commercial premises with an annual rental of £18k
- Beau Cottage - (120 sq m) Currently an empty residential dwelling. Previously a rental residential property.
- Green Fields - (375 sq m) Currently a residential rental property.
- Tenure - Freehold
- South Kesteven Local Authority