Spectacular grade I listed house offering over 8,000 square feet of accommodation and set in beautiful private grounds opposite Lincoln Cathedral.
Atherstone House is situated within the renowned ‘uphill’ area of Lincoln. Formally known as The Bishop’s House, it is a Grade I listed property of historic importance with parts dating back to the 13th Century. This is a unique opportunity as it was previously used as a residence by bishops for over five decades and this is a first in recent years of it coming to the open market. Atherstone House has undergone a huge project of restoration, and is now considered one of the finest properties in the area. The property’s enviable position on Eastgate boasts spectacular views of the world-renowned medieval Cathedral, built in the Early Gothic style and the centrepiece of the city.
Sitting on a private walled grounds of approximately 1.2 acres (sts), Atherstone House has internal accommodation and outbuildings in excess of 8,000 sqft. Sumptuously presented, deceptively spacious, with a fusion of modern and period features; it is a simply fantastic property, and a rare and unique opportunity to obtain one of Lincoln’s hidden gems.
In more detail the accommodation comprises entrance lobby with double doors to impressive and grand entrance hall complete with ornate central staircase with moulded handrails and galleried landing, oak floors and fireplace with log burner and door to double aspect drawing room/office with floor to ceiling windows, oak floor and fireplace with log burner, steps lead up to a rear hallway with a boot room, rear entrance hall, WC and utility.
The formal dining room is a spectacular double aspect room with French doors opening onto the garden and views of the cathedral, there is a living room with panelled walls and another log burner. The beautiful bespoke kitchen has a good range of fitted wall and base units with integrated appliances with quartz worktops, a central island and is open to the cosy family room which also enjoys a fireplace complete with log burner. There is also a butler’s pantry.
The first floor offers six spacious bedrooms, and three bathrooms. The first bedroom has an adjoining dressing room, the second and third bedrooms share an en suite and have built-in wardrobes, with a separate shower room across the landing. A door leads to three further bedrooms, one currently used as a cinema room, and a family bathroom. A separate staircase leads to the second floor containing two more attic rooms, and a range of storage rooms.
Outside the property is approached via a gated driveway which sweeps through the manicured gardens to an attractive courtyard and parking for several vehicles. There is an elevated sun terrace and the rear courtyard and patio area: Perfect for entertaining throughout the year. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with established trees and borders. Finally there are a range of refurbished outbuildings offering a multitude of options, currently being used as a garage, a gym and a workshop.
Eastgate is a highly desirable street in the heart of the historic uphill area of Lincoln which is a vibrant University City which offers a variety of facilities including an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, public houses and leisure facilities. There are an array of excellent nearby schools including the well-respected Minster and St Mary's private schools situated within walking distance, several excellent secondary schools within the area and also The University of Lincoln whilst the David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club at Burton Waters is only a short distance away.
For access further afield and direct commuting to London, there are direct daily trains from Lincoln to London Kings Cross (travel time approximately 2hrs) and the A15 (North) provides easy access to the M180 motorway network and Humberside Airport, whilst there is also easy access west to the A1 at Markham Moor and Newark (A1) via the A46.
Square Footage: 8,777 sq ft
Lincoln City Council Tax Band = H