A beautifully restored Grade II* Listed Manor House superbly positioned on the Rutland/Northamptonshire border.
Manor House is a handsome Grade II* Listed house constructed of Limestone and part rendered with a Collyweston slate roof. Dating from the late 16th Century, the house has undergone complete refurbishment including the installation of a biomass heating system, which will benefit the owner with quarterly Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) payments until March 2022.
The oak front door opens onto a limestone-floored hallway with main staircase ahead and the drawing room to the right. This has a triple-aspect and a stone fireplace with a logburning stove. Adjacent to the stairs is a cloakroom with storage underneath the stairs. To the left is the dining room,with a central fireplace and a logburning stove. A short corridor leads through to the sitting room, which has an Inglenook fireplace with a contemporary logburner. To the far side of the sitting room is a rear staircase leading to the principal bedroom as well as access to the utility room, which has a side door. The kitchen lies to the rear of the house and has a range of oak units with granite work surfaces, an electric Aga, twin Neff ovens, fitted fridge freezer and a central island with a Belfast sink. and breakfast bar. An abundance of natural light floods in via a glass cupola and a glazed rear wall with bi-fold doors.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a family bathroom and a wet room with a fifth bedroom, en suite bathroom and storage area on the second floor accessed via stairs leading from the principal bedroom.
The pedestrian approach to the front of the house is via a wrought iron gate between the ornate limestone gate piers and front walls. A Yorkstone path leads to the front door via a formal garden with yew boundary hedges and lavender borders. To the south a brick paved drive leads to a gravelled area with ample room for parking. Outbuildings include a stone and Collyweston roofed building housing the biomass boiler and a larger building with a double garage and an oak framed office with glazed elevations. To the rear of this building, and accessed via an archway, is a wisteria festooned pergola and terrace. Beyond is the main garden, which includes a carp pond and rockery.
Thorpe by Water sits in the ever-popular Welland Valley on the border of Rutland and Northamptonshire. State schooling is available in Uppingham with public schools at Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford and Oundle. Transport links are excellent and the A47 is just 3 miles to the north linking to Leicester and Peterborough. Mainline trains are vailable from Kettering and Market Harborough taking about an hour to reach London St Pancras International.
Immediately to the north is Rutland Water, which is a world-class amenity with sailing, windsurfing, walking, cycling fishing and a myriad of other activities as well as 1,000 acres of nature reserve.
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