Garden House was built in 1979 and the land has been in the same family’s ownership for some time before. It sits in an elevated position, overlooking its own land with breath-taking southerly views over Rutland Water. The principal approach to the house is via the main entrance of Hambleton Hall. There is secondary vehicular access to the east leading to the first paddock.
The front door opens onto a porch and then on to a light hallway with a cloakroom to the left and an immediate view of Rutland Water, via the drawing room French doors, which are directly ahead. The drawing room opens, via double doors, into the dining room, which, in turn, connects to a large breakfast kitchen with an Aga. Running off the kitchen is a large utility room with a door connecting to the double garage and another back into the hall corridor. To the left of the drawing room is a study and, beyond, a bedroom, separate WC, bathroom and lift.
The stairs rise from the hall to a landing. Immediately to the right is a family bathroom adjacent to which is a single bedroom. Ahead is bedroom 2, which has an en suite bathroom. Beside this is a good double bedroom and beyond the principal bedroom which has an en suite bathroom and dressing room. The lift rises to the landing and beside it is a large airing cupboard.
The driveway, which is tarmacked, leads to a generous parking area to the front of the house, adjacent to a double garage. The garden wraps around the house and is bordered to the rear by a high yew hedge, which gives effective screening and privacy from The Hall’s grounds. To the west of the house are four wooden stables and a tack room with a good-sized garden shed behind.
To the southern façade, there is a terrace beyond which is a stone ha-ha with central steps leading to metal estate fencing and the first paddock. This paddock has separate access via a gated entrance at its northeast corner and stock-proof fencing. Along its southerly boundary there is a five bar gate leading to a further, larger, paddock which has field gate access from the southwest corner. There are areas of woodland to the east and west of the paddocks as denoted by the site plan.
Hambleton is one of the most sought after and unspoilt villages in Rutland. Located on a peninsula and surrounded by Rutland Water, the village contains many lovely houses and cottages along with the renowned Relais & Château Hambleton Hall Hotel and the excellent Finch’s Arms pub. Rutland Water itself is a world-class amenity with sailing, windsurfing, walking, cycling fishing and a myriad of other activities as well as 1000 acres of nature reserve. Oakham is about 2.5 miles away where all main amenities are available including a wide range of supermarkets, boutique shops, a weekly market, medical facilities, a library, restaurants and cafes. The railway station in Oakham gives a good service to Leicester, Birmingham and Peterborough. Schooling in the area is excellent with a range of state schools in Oakham catering for children of most ages, together with private schools in Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford and Oundle.
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Lot Acres: 15.59