A truly special Georgian country house set in private manicured gardens of circa 1.68 acres and having been the subject of a comprehensive refurbishment programme.
Steeped in history, Home Farm was originally designed by renowned Architect John Nash ( 1752 – 1835) was instrumental in the design of central London including the remodelling of Buckingham Palace, Royal Mews, Marble Arch and Trafalgar Square and is best known for his design of the Brighton Pavilion in 1815 for George IV; his designs, together with the later additions have created a unique country home in a private, yet highly convenient setting. Located just over Two miles North from the centre of the historic market town of Oakham, on the B668 the property has been the subject of an exacting and ‘no-expense’ spared comprehensive refurbishment programme using renowned local artisan builders Brown and Jones amongst other skilled and award winning craftsmen. A bespoke kitchen by Nathaniel Oliver with Ash cabinets finished in duck egg hues with built in appliances and large four oven New Heritage ( AGA style ) range is a focal point of this home. Further major expenditure ( schedule on application) included new bathrooms, completely new heating system, new log burners, total rewiring programme, new thatching to main house and former game larder, windows repaired with ventrolla and an impressive substantial heritage style office and garage building have ensured that this inviting home offers everything for the most discerning of families.
Home Farm was formally estate cottages, built around c1795 including later extensions in 1840 and the early 1900’s. The original two cottages were converted into one house in 1840 and the attached outhouse block at the back was converted into a cottage annexe in late 1920’s. A further extension ( sunroom to annexe ) has been skillfully and carefully added. The Early C18 marble fireplace in the Family room (moulded marble) is understood to be from Burley on the Hill house.
The property now boasts interesting, well proportioned and versatile living accommodation ( over 4,500sq feet excluding Office and Garaging) presented in immaculate order throughout and oozing character and charm. The internal lay out allows many different living options and has the very rare benefit of an integral annexe for dependent relative or teenagers which can also function independently with the option of a lettable income should one require.
Home Farm is accessed from the Cottesmore road on the right hand side, a five bar gate with intercom opens into a private sweeping gravelled return driveway with dry iron stone wall and stocked, mature borders. Considerable investment has been injected into the stunning gardens and grounds which include large lawned areas, a host of specimen trees, shrubs, fruit bearing plants and trees, hedging, superb roof terrace and patio seating areas perfect for entertaining and BBQ benefiting from optimum aspects. A former octagonal game larder is situated to the rear having been re-thatched and currently used a gym although suitable for a variety of other uses. There are allocated enclosures for chickens and also a superb kitchen / herb garden area and modern style summer house / studio.
It is indeed rare for such a conveniently located and such quality country home to be openly available on the market having had the benefit of such major expenditure in the last few years.
Ground Floor Entrance ( Rear Door ) into: Breakfast / Kitchen, Family Room, Pantry, Reception Hallway, Study, Living Room, Inner Hallway, Sitting Room, W.C/Cloakroom, Storage and Cellar, Utility Room
Annexe: Kitchen, Sun Room, Bedroom Two, Shower Room, Snug.
First Floor: Bedroom One.
First Floor: Landing, Four Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Shower Room.
Outside: Office, 3 Large Car bays, Garage, Gym, Studio / Summer House, Gardens totalling circa 1.68acres.
Services: Mains Water, Septic Tank, Mains Electricity, Oil Fired Central Heating ( 3,500ltr tank )