Rutland, regularly voted the best place to live in the UK, is home to The Old Granary, a truly stunning home in the delightful village of Empingham. On the shores of Rutland Water this property is perfect for those looking to escape city life.
Whether you are looking to relocate to be a part of the award winning county, or looking for the perfect weekend escape to make the most of all the facilities Rutland and Rutland Water have to offer, The Old Granary is in the ideal location for both to be enjoyed.
Occupying a truly wonderful position with commanding views over the open and picturesque Rutland countryside. Built of local mellow stone, under a steeply pitched clay pan tiled roof this property retains all the character one would expect from a building of this kind, but offers a unique ultra-high end contemporary interior.
A sweeping driveway leads to an oversize double garage and wide steps lead up to the entrance. With the first step through an inviting front door you find yourself immersed within an impeccably modern, yet usable family home. The welcoming open plan interior is flooded with natural light and neutral shades, giving an immediate feeling of space and wellbeing.
The property has been finished to the highest specification with clean lines, luxurious fittings, natural stone tiling and granite sills and is presented in excellent order throughout. The living accommodation is divided across three separate levels. The principal feature being the first floor living area, with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers reminding you of The Old Granary’s former and humble beginnings, a stark contrast to the 21st century paradise it has now become. Tucked away in the vaulted ceiling on the third level of living accommodation, lies the most idyllic snug area, a perfect view point to enjoy the ambient lighting on the inside and the serenity of this property’s surrounds.
With the beautiful high gloss kitchen, luxurious Porcelanosa bathrooms and natural stone tiling the attention to detail is visible from the outset.
In all, the Old Granary is a truly unique living space in a very desirable and convenient location.
The front door opens into the hall with two cupboards and doorway leading to the ground floor bedrooms.
Contemporary Karndean flooring runs throughout the living space and breakfast kitchen which is simply stunning and has all the integrated appliances you would expect to find in a home such as this.
Side Hall, Cloak and Laundry Room
The side hall had a separate outside door and cloak cupboard.
The laundry room (housing the new gas central heating boiler) is fitted with sleek units, a stainless steel sink with mixer taps and includes space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The cloakroom has a white suite and complementary tiling.
A bright room featuring an original beam and with views over the terrace.
Good size bedroom with fitted wardrobe.
With fitted wardrobe and views over the rear garden.
A fabulous room with Porcelanosa fittings, natural stone tiling, a Monsoon shower, basin with mixer tap, WC and heated towel rail.
The solid oak and glass staircase rises centrally through the house to the fabulous airy first floor living space. The vaulted ceiling, which features the original timber framework and the addition of Velux windows on each side of the room, together with the room height windows on both sides, flood the room with light throughout the day and provide views of the garden. The handsome chimney breast at the far end of the living space features natural stone and is fitted with a gas flame effect fire. Stairs at the other end of the room continue to a mezzanine level.
A cosy room with a bird’s eye view of the living room and kitchen below. Ideal as a snug or study it is nicely tucked away amongst the timbers of the roof space.
Overlooks the rear garden.
Porcelanosa suite, comprising basin, WC and Monsoon shower along with a heated towel rail and tiled flooring.
Master Bedroom Suite
A luxurious bedroom which occupies one end of the first floor, it has a high vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and views of the rear garden. A striking feature wall of black stone is set behind the bed and to one side is a free standing bath with mixer tap and hand held attachment. A spiral staircase leads to a mezzanine which includes a dressing room fitted with shelving and hanging space. A door leads to the en suite shower room which has a zoned Porcelanosa shower/steam suite with integrated radio. The remainder of the suite comprises a basin with mixer tap, WC and heated towel rail.
Grounds & Gardens
The gardens sit on each side of the property. To the front, wide steps bordered by low level box hedging and manicured lawns lead to the west facing terrace that runs along the front elevation of the property.
At the back of the property the garden is fully enclosed and features terraces of stepped beds complemented by well stocked plants and shrubs.
The garden offers many different spaces, that all lend themselves to seating and entertaining.
A timber summerhouse to the rear is also a perfect place to enjoy the garden all year round.
The stone built double garage has electric doors power, light, electric sockets and an alarm system.
Empingham is a delightful conservation village in Rutland. It is situated in attractive undulating countryside about 1 mile to the east of Rutland Water, one of the largest inland lakes in the country. All local amenities are conveniently located at Stamford (5 miles) and the county market town of Oakham (6 miles). There is easy access to the north and south with the A1 Great North Road being 3 miles and rail connections from Peterborough (18 miles) to London Kings Cross (approximately 50 minutes by train).
Sporting facilities available in the area are the Cottesmore Hunt, golf at Greetham Valley and sailing and fishing at Rutland Water. There is an excellent range of schools throughout the area including Uppingham, Oakham, Oundle and Stamford. Prep Schools: Brooke Priory, Witham Hall, Stamford Junior School and Copthill Prep School.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are understood to be connected. There is gas fired central heating and the property is double glazed. None of the services or appliances have been tested by the agent.
Fixtures & Fittings
Every effort has been made to omit any fixtures belonging to the Vendor in the description of the property and the property is sold subject to the Vendor