An unlisted period house, with potential for extending, in an enviable edge of village position with substantial outbuildings and 5.7 acres.
Beckendale House is stone built with a Collyweston roof, and sits on the eastern edge of the popular Rutland village of Ridlington.
The main approach to the house is from the west, via East Lane, and leads to a gravel drive with a central roundel. Beyond, an open porch shelters the front door and which opens onto a wide hallway with parquet flooring and stairs ahead. To the left is a large dining room with French doors and a working fireplace. To the right of the front door is a cloakroom and beyond this a sitting room with a log burner. The sitting room leads through to the breakfast kitchen which is fitted with a farmhouse style kitchen with an oil-fired Aga and has a utility room off.
Beyond the kitchen is a run of three rooms; an office, family room with open fire and hobby room. All of these have French doors which open onto a sheltered sunken patio on the southwest, with steps leading up to the garden and a further patio. The office links through to an integral double garage and adjoining storeroom and coal store.
Upstairs and to the left is the principal bedroom with deep fitted cupboards and, adjacent to this, is a family bathroom. There are two other bedrooms on this floor, one of which has an en suite shower room.
To the north and attached to the main house is a stone building which was originally a milking parlour. It houses the boiler for the oil-fired heating system and the principal room is now used
a storage but was utilised as an office previously.
Immediately to the left of the western approach to the house is a small gatehouse, used as a storeroom, with a mezzanine floor. To the right of the driveway and sitting along the western boundary is a stone-built garage block with a stable and two pigsties.
To the north of the house is a large wooden clad barn, this was previously utilized as stabling. To the north of this is a hard standing area leading to a large factory building which was converted from an equestrian indoor arena. This building amounts to almost 12,000 sq. ft. and has an office, kitchen, WC and 3 large storerooms on the ground floor and a large storeroom, an office and two smaller storerooms on the second.
A separate driveway from Brooke Road to the east accesses these buildings and there are paddocks to either side of the driveway. There is access right through the property via either driveway.
Ridlington is a popular and pretty Rutland village. Off the ‘beaten track’ it is nevertheless only 2 miles from Uppingham and the market towns of Oakham and Stamford are both within easy drive.
Transport links are excellent with the A47, just outside Uppingham, providing links to the east and the west and the A1, which is just 12 miles away. Commuting to London is straightforward and Market Harborough, Kettering or Peterborough are all within easy reach with high speed trains into London.
Schooling in the area is exceptional and the main preparatory and public schools in the area are all easily accessible. These include Witham Hall, Brooke Priory, Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford and Oundle.
There are several outstanding golf courses in the area, Rutland Polo Club is nearby and there are many local hunts including the Cottesmore, Fernie and Quorn. Nearby, Rutland Water provides a world class amenity with sailing, windsurfing, walking, cycling, fishing and a myriad of other activities as well as over 1000 acres of nature reserve. At its heart is the Hambleton Peninsula with the renowned Relais and Château Hambleton Hall Hotel.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 5.65