A charming country house, dating from 1846, in a stunning setting with far reaching views over open rolling countryside.
Beautifully renovated in 2013 to provide open and light interiors for the modern living that we all now demand. A large entrance hall leads to the drawing room, sitting room, Library and dining room. The
drawing room has an elegant stone fireplace and connects well with the sitting room, making it ideal for entertaining. The kitchen is a fabulous room in which to entertain, live and relax, with double aspect views to the gardens and French doors opening to two dining terraces.
The kitchen benefits from a raised open fire and has a large central island and Everhot stove.The dining room has southerly views to the gardens and countryside beyond. The boot room/utility is next to the kitchen and there is a large utility room. To the southern end of the house, there is a study with cloakroom and, beyond, a ground floor bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This area has separate outside access, providing annexe potential.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite runs the entire length of the first floor and benefits from wonderful easterly views. It includes a dressing area with walk-in wardrobes, bathroom and separate WC. The second bedroom also has an en suite and there are a further two bedrooms on the second floor and a family bathroom which has a walk in shower.
Holywell Farmhouse sits in a rural setting with far reaching views. There is a charming listed barn, which has been beautifully renovated and is a great place to dine. The gardens wrap around the house, with different vistas and elements. The kitchen gardens are designed and stocked with an abundance of roses, herbs and shrubs. To the front of the house, there are two lawns, a summer house and vegetable garden. There is also a stable and paddock.
From the kitchen there is another dining terrace next to the workshop. The drive leads to a large gravelled parking area and a double carport. There is also a large garden store.
Holywell Farmhouse is situated between Clipsham and Holywell, 8 miles to the north of Stamford. Clipsham boasts the highly regarded gastro pub The Olive Branch, which is a country walk and only a mile away. The community locally is friendly and welcoming. There is a local shop being built and a good village school in Castle Bytham, which is 3.5 miles away.
Schooling locally is superb with Witham Hall preparatory school just 5 miles away. Uppingham, the Stamford Schools and Oakham are all within easy reach and viable on a day pupil basis. The highly regarded Bourne Grammar is 11 miles away.
Stamford, voted the best place to live in 2013 and 9th this year in The Times, has something for everyone, shopping from the everyday essentials to the unusual that can be found in the boutique and independent shops.
Entertainment is first class with a theatre, cinema, wine bars, coffee shops, a variety of restaurants from around the globe and of course The George, loved and known by people far and wide. Every Friday there is a market which is hugely popular.
Sporting facilites are excellent, with tennis, football, cricket clubs, golf courses and swimming pool. Rutland Water is just 9 miles away and is a world-class leisure amenity with sailing, windsurfing, walking, cycling, fishing and a myriad of other activities as well as 1000 acres of nature reserve.
Transport links are excellent and the A1, Great North Road, is 3 miles away. A choice of train journeys is available either from Grantham (from 58 minutes) or Peterborough (from 48 minutes) to London King’s Cross providing excellent commutability.
From Scotgate in the centre of Stamford take the Casterton Road B1081 until you come into Great Casterton, take a right turn onto Ryhall Road and then immediately left into Pickworth Road. Continue along this road passing through Pickworth until you come to a T junction in Holywell, turn left and after a mile Holywell Lodge will be found on the right.