Welcome to The Gables
Seldom on the market, houses on High Street St Martins are sought after and the purchase of The Gables offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of Stamfords history.
The Gables is a distinctive and handsome double fronted Grade II Listed property. Originally built by Joseph Corby, former mayor of Stamford and architect who also designed the Burghley Estate offices and other prominent properties in the town.
The Gables offers a central location, a striking architectural style and variety of living spaces. It is a home oozing character and charm in a period residence.
The house retains many splendid features typical of the period, including an impressive entrance hall with oak panelling, stained glass windows and ornate cornicing.
The accommodation is set over three floors and offers spacious living accommodation and generous bedrooms.
To the ground floor there are three reception rooms, including a snug with working marble fireplace and formal dining room; all rooms benefit from characterful original features, including bay windows, fireplaces and panelling.
The elegant formal reception rooms are ideal for entertaining whilst there are also practical family spaces including a sunny kitchen breakfast room which opens out into the enclosed and very private south west facing garden.
A bespoke kitchen with a high-grade granite surface is a brilliant light filled room with a pantry and space for a double-sized cooking range. Also on the ground floor is the utility room, housing the gas fired boiler and a downstairs cloakroom. Alongside this there is a large cellar for useful storage.
This very handsome three-storey double-fronted townhouse occupies an enviable location close to the heart of the hugely desirable town of Stamford. The property was originally built in 1882, but in more recent years it has been beautifully and very sympathetically renovated by the current owners.
Its a super little town that caters for just about every need and at the same time its also incredibly picturesque.
Wed always considered it a bit of a hidden gem before The Times newspaper announced it as the best place to live in the UK in 2013, and it actually came top of their list last year as well.
In terms of the house itself, although it was in a bit of a
sorry state when we initially happened upon it, we fell in love with it the minute we set eyes on it. It had been unloved for many years, but we could see it had real potential and so we decided to embark upon a rather ambitious project of renovation with the aim of both returning it to its former glory and making it much more conducive to modern living.
The biggest changes we made in terms of the layout were to create a really decent-size kitchen, a very useful utility room and we also added a beautiful en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. Weve also overhauled the electrics, decorated throughout using a range of heritage colours and weve restored those features that had stood the test of time and reinstated those that had been lost. Its a house with grand proportions and weve given it a very elegant look and feel throughout, but its also a very warm and welcoming family home, and weve been extremely happy here for the past twelve years.
I love living in towns and my wife loves the countryside so we feel that St Martins is a part of Stamford that has allowed us to enjoy the best of both, says Guy. Head out in one direction and you can access the beautiful Burghley Park, and in the other theres a superb array of shops, cafés and restaurants. We can even hop in the car and be at Rutland Water in just ten minutes or the coast in an hour and a half or we can jump on the train and be in central London in well under an hour. In my mind the location is absolutely ideal. *
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The stunning duel aspect sitting room benefits from picturesque views along High Street St Martins. The high ceilings and French regency style marble fireplace and original floorboards make this a wonderful entertaining space.
The master bedroom is welcoming with an original Victorian fireplace with gothis style inset tiles and there is an ensuite shower room with modern shower.
Also, on this floor is a large family bathroom decorated with hand painted tiles, and a spacious study/fourth bedroom.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Comprised of a Small hallway and two further large bedrooms, both with stunning views of St Martins and Stamford, both rooms contain the original fireplaces.
The house benefits from a wide range of Characterful features in addition to the 7 fireplaces, original cornicing & encaustic tiling.
The property benefits from an external gated passageway leading to the rear garden where there is a seating area and well-established shrubs and plants. The garden is walled on both sides and offers total seclusion and a sunny disposition.
At the end of the garden is a generous shed, which offers a large area of storage. There is free parking along all of High Street St Martins and residents parking permits allow parking elsewhere in Stamford.
• Mains water, electricity, gas central heating.
• South Kesteven District Council 01476 406 080
• Council Tax: F band
• Residents Parking permits can be applied for
from the council offices.
Located on High Street St Martins (one of the finest views in England reflected by Turners painting ,1828) The Gables boasts an enviable location within the Georgian town of Stamford. Within a few moments walk to the bustling market centre, and yet so close the beautiful open green walks along The Meadows and Burghley Park, this distinctive
Grade II listed town house truly has the best of both town and country. The conservation town holds many attractions and amenities with The Gables being but a stones throw from the well-known coaching inn, The George Hotel.
Voted as one of the top locations to live in by The Times in 2018, Stamford is a busy market town with a thriving Art Centre, Theatre, characterful pubs and independent shops, along with Waitrose and Marks and Spencer; all of which are within easy walking distance. Excellent high speed rail links to London, Stansted and Birmingham are enhanced by a train station of just two minutes walk away. Highly acclaimed schools are abundant in the area, including Stamford, Oakham, Oundle and Uppingham providing a private school choice for parents plus a good range of state schools. Stamford itself lies on the Lincolnshire, Rutland and Northampton border and broad range of leisure facilities are nearby in Rutland Water and several Golf Courses are to be found in the vicinity.