A well-presented eight bedroom country house set on a sizeable plot in a picturesque conservation area
The property Exeter House is a spacious light-filled family home offering almost 4,400 square feet of flexible sensitively extended accommodation arranged over two floors. The property combines the conveniences of modern living with some retained character features including exposed beams, leaded windows and window shutters and with options to create self-contained accommodation. The ground floor accommodation briefly comprisesa generous dual aspect reception room with exposed beams and feature fireplace with wood-burning stove, an extensive dual aspect games room with feature central fireplace with double-sided wood-burning stove and garden access. There are also two well-proportioned study rooms, a large triple aspect dining room/conservatory and a stunning triple aspect open plan kitchen/breakfast/garden room. The kitchen boasts a range of bespoke fitted units with a central island, double Belfast sink, modern integrated appliances, a range cooker, a breakfast area with space for a table for more informal dining and steps up to a large glazed garden room with exposed A frame ceiling, French doors to the sun terrace and separate garden access to the opposite aspect. The ground floor is completed by a dual aspect bedroom with en-suite shower room and a bedroom annexe with optional separate external access featuring two additional bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and offering an opportunity for self-contained accommodation. The lower ground floor boasts a good-sized cellar, suitable for a variety of uses. The first floor accommodation is accessible via two separate staircases, one from the inner hallway giving access to three well proportioned bedrooms with a family bathroom with freestanding slipper bath and separate walk-in shower and the other from the bedroom annexe, leading up to the principal bedroom and one additional bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms.
Outside The property is accessed via a gravelled forecourt bordered by an area of level lawn, offering private parking for multiple vehicles with a paved path and steps up to the front door. The gardens are accessed via a single wrought iron pedestrian gate and by double wrought iron gates and a sweeping gravelled side driveway offering further private parking and leading to the double garage and the bedroom annexe. The side gardens offer areas of level lawn with a well stocked evergreen flowerbed shrubs and trees and a large paved sun terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Further gardens to the rear of the property are laid mainly to level lawn with a further paved terrace, also ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, and a separate screened hot tub terrace, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over neighbouring paddocks towards the village church.
Location The picturesque village of Wakerley lies close tothe River Welland on the border of the countyof Rutland and neighbours the slightly larger village of Barrowden which offers an excellent community store and a renowned village public house, The Exeter Arms. Wakerley Great Wood forms part of Rockingham Forest and offers numerous walking, cycling and riding routes. The nearby market towns of Uppingham and Stamford, together with slightly further afield Oakham, offer more extensive independent and artisan shopping including the award-winning Hambleton Bakery and other day-to-day amenities. Communications links are excellent: the nearby A1 ensures easy access to both the north and south of the country and to the national motorway network while Stamford station offers regular services to central London in less than 90 minutes. The range of state schooling in the area is excellent, including St. Mary and St. John C of EVA Primary School and Uppingham Community College. Noteworthy independent schools in the area include Uppingham, Stamford, Stamford High School, Oakham, Brooke House and Oundle.
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