Fine & Country Northern Lincolnshire present this fine period property, the original residence of the parish vicar, situated in the lea of St Mary's church the original building is thought locally to date back circa 350 years.
The garden is absolutely stunning with fabulous views over the adjacent church land, to include the ancient oak tree lined approach to the church, where the vicar in days gone by would drive his cart along to deliver his daily sermons. The traditional façade of the building includes a Georgian extension to the front of the property which looks onto the private enclosed family garden with mature trees to include a lime tree from which the property now takes its name. A broad solid wood entrance door opens into a spacious vestibule with three long portrait windows creating a versatile space which can be used as a garden room. The entrance vestibule leads around to a cloakroom with a coat store and a glazed interior door opens into the inner hallway with storage cupboard for cloaks and an ornate wrought iron spiral staircase leads to the first floor. A comfortable snug room with an inset ornamental fireplace is a welcome retreat used as an informal T.V. room by the family. The formal lounge is an elegant room which is set around a superb grey marble fire surround with matching hearth and a substantial cast iron multi burning stove perfect in the cooler seasons, whilst the three panel portrait windows and door to the outside patio are arranged in a bay formation, taking full advantage of the glorious garden views and beyond. A dining room is perfect for when entertaining family and friends with three doors- one to the hallway, one directly into the lounge ideal for after dinner drinks and the third allowing access into the kitchen. Conveniently arranged from the courtyard garden is a second access to the property favoured by the owners on a daily basis. A broad solid wood entrance door opens into the reception space with access to the inner hallway and a door which opens directly into the fitted kitchen. The traditionally styled kitchen is fitted with a range of cream coloured cabinets and benefits from a range of integrated appliances to include a Rangemaster stove and is finished with a tiled floor, there is space for a central breakfast table. Practicalities are taken care of in a spacious utility room with plumbing for washing machine which also houses the central heating boiler, the room provides ample storage space. The first floor is accessed from two staircases the principal being the cast iron spiral staircase which runs from the inner hallway and also a smaller straight staircase which runs from the rear entrance hall. The landing space is spacious and bright with top light windows to two aspects allowing for plenty of natural light. The main bedroom enjoys garden views and has a range of fitted furniture, a second spacious double bedroom has a fitted dressing table, built in wardrobes and a vanity area with a hand wash basin. The third and fourth bedrooms both looks onto the garden. A study room is a versatile room which has a door back into bedroom four, making it ideal to provide a nursery room or possibility to convert to an en-suite. A family bathroom is located directly next to the study room adding to the flexibility of this area of first floor accommodation, if combined with bedroom four the study room could be sectioned off with the bathroom to create a fantastic master suite. A second large family bathroom is situated to the opposite end of the landing. A fifth bedroom is currently used as a large games room with a period style painted fireplace.