Set in Beautiful Parkland Style Grounds of Circa 5 Acres
Superb Views Across the Adjacent Countryside
Fully Enclosed Paddock with Stable Building
Private and Picturesque Setting within The Lincolnshire Wolds
Period Features Throughout
Within Caistor Grammar School Catchment Area
EPC Rating: E
A superb Victorian residence set in circa five acres of land situated in a special, private location within the Lincolnshire Wolds in the sought-after village of Swallow. A grand approach from a pillared entrance onto the driveway meanders through open parkland style grounds
up to the house which sits in an elevated position providing wonderful views over the gardens and countryside.
Built in a traditional style using red brick which typifies the Victorian era, with stone steps adding to the grandeur which leads up to the front entrance door opening into an enclosed entrance porch from which the main reception hall is accessed. The principal spindled staircase curves up to the galleried landing where a ceiling lantern allows for natural light to cascade throughout the whole reception and staircase area.
The reception hall first accesses a dual aspect sitting room which is centred around an impressive pale grey marble fireplace with log burning stove. The room has been sympathetically decorated to reflect the property's Victorian origins with deep cornicing to the ceiling and period mouldings ? an impressive formal reception room perfect for when entertaining. A wide period archway provides seamless access into a formal dining room, which benefits from a dual aspect together with French part glazed doors to the rear patio which reaches around to the stunning side garden. The current owner has fond memories of social gatherings with friends and family in this area of the house - having drinks served from the purpose-built bar in the dining room and stepping out to enjoy the outside space. To the main reception area, a door opens into the fantastic day room which is arranged open plan to the kitchen. A window seat is arranged beneath three sash windows which sit in a bay formation looking over the garden and a solid oak fire surround creates a focal point to the room with Television point mounted above. The room is finished with quality karndean flooring which flows into the kitchen. A wide oak-lined archway opens into the kitchen space which is expertly fitted in a range of cabinets in antique white with oak handles, incorporating lit display cabinets and finished with corian work surfaces. An excellent centre island matches the kitchen cabinets and set into the chimney breast is an oak framed inset with mantel over housing a Rangemaster stove. A practical utility room also leads into the side entrance lobby opening to the side courtyard and a conveniently placed cloakroom is also accessed from the lobby.
An orangery style garden room looks onto the side and rear garden area, this is a casual area to sit and take a break during a day's gardening.
An inner hallway from the main reception area with spacious cloakroom allows access to a second informal second staircase to the first floor. Three-quarter height wood panelling lines the walls of the spacious study with a features Octogan shaped window ? the room was originally the Rector's office which has now joined the original parishioner's side entrance to form the spacious study that it is today. Adjacent to the second staircase is a door opening to a stepway down to the property's cellar which is L shaped and arranged to provide a wine store to one part and a useful home gymnasium to the remaining area.
To the first floor from the main galleried landing is the dual aspect master bedroom elegantly presented with two archways the first to a contemporary styled en-suite and the second archway to a spacious walk in wardrobe. A second bedroom benefits from a range of fitted furniture including a vanity table and an arched entrance leads into an en-suite shower room. A door separates the main first floor landing to the more informal inner landing with a good size storage cupboard which gives access to the second staircase. Bedroom six is currently used as a study with a period corner positioned cast iron fire surround. The third side facing bedroom has fitted furniture and a decorative tiles fire surround with stone mantel and cast-iron open fire grate. An archway leads to an en-suite facility. Bedroom four has a decorative tiled fire surround with stone mantel and cast-iron open fire grate and a built-in wardrobe and the fifth rear facing bedroom is adjacent to the family bathroom which has a raised corner placed bath.
Outside Set within the grounds is a picturesque pond which houses a large selection of wildlife and has a graveled walkway which approaches a shaded seating area which looks onto the pond. To the right-hand side opposite the pond are fruit trees to include apples and plums. Beyond the pond is a fully enclosed paddock with Lincolnshire post and rail secure fence which accesses a small turn out area with two large brick built stables with hard standing to the front and plumbed in water supply. On nearing the property, the grounds become more formal with many areas that have been expertly set out by the current owners that divide the grounds to suit different activities along with places to relax in the sun and entertaining areas. An area has been set aside to create a fantastic feature of a croquet lawn with detailed box edging and deep filled herbaceous border.
. A perfectly placed hexagonal timber summer house that not only stores the equipment but provides a shaded place to relax between games, the croquet area is easily accessed from the more formal garden with broad terrace steps. The more formal garden which is an absolute delight is situated on the west side of the property and has been designed with relaxing and entertaining in mind to include a large stone flagged patio area with ornate stone railing and a covered hot tub area, a relaxed seating space and a separate area to house a shaded swing chair. This sits alongside an extensive lawned area that stretches to the rear and an expansive pergola is set on a brick pillared support, one side planted with espalier style fruit trees of pears, plums and apples. Beyond this area are stunning herbaceous evergreen borders with steps and lawned walkways that lead to further hidden gardens, all of which are superbly presented.
.. To the left-hand side of the property within easy access from the kitchen and utility space is an enclosed vegetable and soft fruit garden with a selection of raised beds with graveled walkways between and aluminum greenhouse for the less hardy plants. To the front of the property the long driveway opens to a broad parking and turning area to the front of the house. The drive continues to the side where a pair of ornate wrought iron gates open into an enclosed courtyard which provides ample parking and accesses a double open fronted garage thought to be the original coach house together with a separate workshop.
Location The popular village of Swallow is a picturesque village in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds with a good community and village public house with restaurant. The village is in an area designated of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by many country walks and bridle paths. It is possible to enjoy a pleasant cross country walk to the Wold village of Rothwell in approximately 40 minutes. Swallow is located approximately four miles from the town of Caistor - with is many and varied amenities to include the highly sought after Caistor Grammar School of which Swallow is in the catchment area. A Private primary school is available at the town of Grimsby approximately eight miles away. The M180 connection is approximately 12.5 miles away and Humberside airport is within ten miles.