Fine residence which is superb family home
Estate agent and associate Ben Kendall takes Lincolnshire Life to view The Manor House, Burton by Lincoln which is currently being marketed by JHWalter.
An Imposing entrance and sweeping, tree lined driveway from Main Street leads to this outstanding Grade II listed residence set within four acres of parkland and beautifully landscaped, mature grounds. Burton is a much sought after village, just two miles outside the city and this property offers all the tranquillity and privacy of a country retreat with easy accessibility to all the amenities and transport links of Lincoln.
The Manor House dates from the late 18th century and is built from local stone with a Westmorland slate roof. The current owners have lived in the property for thirty years and during this time have virtually rebuilt the property to make a superb family home. As well as the main, six bedroom house there is a self-contained annexe, Manor Lodge, which offers its own flexible accommodation.
The spacious and extensive accommodation of The Manor House extends to three floors and is initially accessed via a ground floor reception hall with a period feature arch and ornate wall panelling. An elegant oak staircase leads to the first-floor landing and further along separate doors lead to a cloakroom and a butler’s pantry.
Facing east are the drawing room with bay window, window seats and full-length window with door leading to the gardens and a family room with a feature marble fireplace. The family room links with a south facing garden room which leads on to the terrace and overlooks the two acres of landscaped, lawn gardens. Some of the most attractive aspects of the house are not only the period features and the working fireplaces but also the doors which lead onto the terrace and different elevations of the property’s beautiful grounds.
The open plan kitchen/diner is fitted with bespoke cabinets giving an extensive range of wall and base units with a granite worktop. Top of the range appliances including Franke stainless steel twin sinks and mixer taps, a twin integrated Gaggenau oven and grill and Miele dishwasher are installed. A large central island with marble worktops houses a sink and two-ring Siemens ceramic hob.
Leading from the kitchen, there is a well equipped larder which gives access to the formal dining room. Elegant windows flood this room with natural light and period oak panelling is fitted to the walls.
Adjoining the kitchen is a breakfast room with a brick inglenook fireplace. This leads to a rear hall off which are a utility room, wine store, boot room, cloakroom and boiler room. Throughout, the property has been renovated to a high specification and retained in immaculate condition. Classic muted colourways have been used throughout the décor, giving a continuity and calmness to the interior. Highlights of colour and pattern have been chosen for soft furnishings.
On the first floor is a main galleried landing with a further staircase giving access to the second floor. There is a generous ceiling height to all rooms in The Manor House, on this floor many feature ornate cornicing. The master bedroom features sash inset windows to front and side elevations, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a bath in a fitted marble unit, walk-in shower and twin bowl sinks. The master bedroom also has ‘his’ and ‘hers’ adjoining dressing rooms fitted with bespoke built-in wardrobes. A back, secondary stairwell leads to the ground floor boot room. On this floor are three further large double bedrooms each with built-in wardrobes and access to their own en-suite or family bathroom.
On the second floor the staircase opens onto a sitting area with roof lights and a vaulted ceiling, with storage space under the eaves. A smaller landing area leads to bedrooms five and six which feature vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. There is a family bathroom located between the two rooms.
The house has oil-fired central heating throughout which can be supplemented using the working wood burner and fireplaces situated throughout the ground floor living spaces.
The rear aspect of The Manor House faces south and a large terrace leads to elegant lawn gardens with mature trees and The Manor Lodge/offices; a single storey, self-contained, brick and stone-built annexe.
The Lodge can be accessed separately via a driveway off Manor Lane and offers garaging, a large workshop as well as parking with a large paddock area.
Accommodation comprises an entrance hall, dining room, living room, office, kitchen, bathroom and WC and makes this annexe very flexible for a variety of uses including self-contained air-conditioned living accommodation or offices.
The highly sought-after village of Burton is located in a conservation area within easy travelling distance of Lincoln. The historic city offers access to a range of local schools including the highly regarded Lincoln Minster School as well as direct train links to London Kings Cross. The lifestyle in Lincoln is enhanced by a wide choice of restaurants, leisure, cultural and entertainment facilities only a short distance away. Glorious open landscapes and the Lincolnshire coast are within an hour’s drive.
The Manor House offers more than 9,200 square feet of living space and is now looking for the next family to enjoy its wealth of character along with all the benefits of its high specification, modern fixtures and fitting. Of course the current owners will miss the wonderful entertainment space and beautiful gardens but after three decades they plan to downsize but remain in the area where they have raised their family and built lasting memories and friendships amongst this peaceful community.