Contemporary family home in classic setting
Park House is a spacious, stylish home in a popular village location offering comfortable and flexible living with unique outside entertaining areas.
Situarted in stunning, mature south-facing beautifully landscaped gardens within the sought-after village of Sudbrooke, Park House is a distinctive detached family home offering spacious and versatile living, ideal for both socialising and entertaining.
Built 60 years ago, Park House provides light, open plan living which has been sympathetically extended and remodelled by the current owners, who have made a number of well thought out changes and improvements to create a warm and welcoming home.
“My husband and I have lived here for the past 27 years and we are only the second owners of the property,” explains Lesley Johnson. “Our home has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the interior design has been planned to provide spacious rooms with countless entertaining areas.
“The current footprint of Park House is more than double the original size and the numerous changes, including building a double car port, have been designed and managed by my husband who is in the building trade.
“I particularly love my kitchen, which was fully refurbished two years ago, and since taking early retirement in 2019 following a career with considerable global travel, I am now enjoying having the time to teach myself numerous new recipes.”
Park House sits in a peaceful private location within Sudbrooke Park, which is accessed from the A158 through original 18th century gate piers.
The couple, who live here with their two “incredibly spoilt” Labradors and a cat, say they were enchanted by the house and particularly its location from the first time that they came to view it.
“Our initial attraction was the gardens, which we fell head over heels in love with before we had even been in the house. We also love the fact that our home is situated in Sudbrooke Park, which was originally where Sudbrooke Holme was situated.
“The garden space is amazing and somewhere I have spent many hours, particularly over the past two years. The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn, so very easy to maintain. The trees, some of which we believe could be 100 years old, lend themselves to providing a lovely setting in both summer and autumn.”
Inside, the spacious lounge features a handsome fireplace housing a gas fire with ornate surround and marble hearth, with double glazed windows to the front and side. There is also a substantial living room with a hand carved stone fire surround and hearth housing a Hunter Herald multifuel burner, a custom made bar area, with built-in wine fridge and patio doors leading out onto a rear terraced area.
Also on the ground floor is the recently refurbished kitchen/breakfast room with a range of soft close wall and base units, pull out larder and breakfast bar, fitted unit with five ring induction hob and extractor over, integrated Lamona dishwasher and two integrated Lamona ovens.
The adjoining open plan dining/living room/home office features an exposed open brick fireplace and wooden mantel housing CDA wine fridge above with radiator and internal French doors leading to a snug/bedroom four with access to a bathroom and the utility room.
The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases: from the snooker room, a feature wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to a large bedroom in the eaves, while the main staircase from the hallway provides access to the main bedroom and dressing room, a second double bedroom and a family bathroom.
“We have added five new rooms since we moved in and they have all been refurbished and decorated in the past two years (Covid lockdowns providing the ideal opportunity),” explains Lesley.
“The house is absolutely perfect for entertaining with a snooker room/living room and bar area – the log fire burning in the winter creates the perfect surroundings for great entertaining. We have enjoyed many happy occasions and numerous Christmas mornings opening presents by the roaring fire.
“However, we also believe that the footprint of the house also lends itself perfectly to any re-works and development that might be required by the next owners.”
Approached up a quiet drive leading to a secure double gated access to the property, there is a large gravelled driveway providing ample parking with two bay oak framed car port. A useful workshop and greenhouse are accessed from a second secure double gated access providing further parking.
The well-tended lawned gardens in this tranquil and secluded setting feature planted beds, mature specimen trees and a paved pathway which leads up to the front door and around the property to a separate side door.
At the rear of the property, the star of the show and main feature is the impressive outdoor entertaining area, which incorporates a stunning oak framed covered outdoor kitchen area with built-in wood-fired pizza oven and range of ‘Outback’ BBQ units, together with extractor fan, fridges and outdoor heaters.
There is also a detached oak summer house and glazed veranda, which is ideal for entertaining with sliding French doors opening onto a private paved terrace and further covered seating area with glass roof, which is accessed from the main house. There is also an ornamental pond and water fountain, hot tub area and views over the formal gardens.
“The outside space is truly magical in summer and with the lighting structure and hot tub in the winter. My husband has created the most amazing outside space with outside kitchen containing built-in BBQ and pizza oven along with a beautiful ‘man shed’ and a pond for the coy carp.
“Our outside space provides absolute privacy and the perfect suntrap in summer. We purchased our first hot tub 20 years ago and while the hot tub has been changed, the enjoyment and relaxation provided continues most weeks.”
Ideal village location
While Park House offers absolute peace, tranquillity and privacy within its village location, it is only a 10-minute journey to both Lincoln’s mainline railway network and main road links, via the A46, A1 and A17, as well as hospital facilities.
Sudbrooke has a convenience store, post office and hairdresser, in addition to the other local facilities available in neighbouring Nettleham, Scothern and Welton with many excellent schools nearby.
“Living in Sudbrooke, which is close to the city but offers a peaceful and friendly environment, is a huge advantage as we have a wonderful village shop including a post office, a bus stop at the entrance to the park and a new pub being constructed in 2022.
“We will miss the home that we have made and the hours of happiness we have enjoyed in the property, but particularly in the outside space. It will also be sad to say goodbye to our friends and family in Lincoln, as well as the countless wildlife species that frequent the garden, including woodpeckers, muntjac deer and hedgehogs to name just a few.
“However, I am a Yorkshire lass, leaving North Yorkshire some 35 years ago, and it has always been a dream to return home. My parents, brother and sister-in-law still live there, so we are looking to moving to the Yorkshire Dales to be closer to family.
“My husband is a Lincoln lad, but has developed a real love for North Yorkshire too and we are now looking forward to spending our retirement exploring the Dales and spending precious time with family.
“We believe this house will offer the perfect opportunity for a new family to put their own mark on it and begin a new chapter.”