Red House Gardens, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32
A charmingly contemporary property in a sought-after tranquil village location which has been extended and upgraded to create a stylish hi-spec 4-bedroom family home boasting over 2,200sq ft of accommodation. To the front aspect there are far-reaching countryside views and a driveway leading to a double garage with impressive loft conversion whilst, to the rear, the south-facing garden has been professionally landscaped to create an idyllic haven in which to relax or entertain. In addition, Grantham’s excellent grammar schools and high-speed rail network to London Kings Cross (approximately 65 minutes) are within easy reach (3 miles). Epc Rating - C
When the current owners were planning their ‘escape to the country’, an easy commute to London was high on their list of priorities. “We were living in a built-up town and longed to move to the countryside to bring up a family but we also needed an easy commute back to London for work. Allington is perfect as it’s surrounded by beautiful countryside yet is within easy reach of mainline train services to London from nearby Grantham.”
“Although this was a new build when we moved in, we’ve made a number of improvements during our time here. The en-suite to the principal bedroom has been converted into a wet room with underfloor heating; the loft space above the double garage is now a great home office or gym; and the kitchen has been extended to create a much larger family living space.”
“In fact, the kitchen is where we spend most of our time together. The bi-fold doors expand the room fully out onto the terrace and garden, which is ideal for entertaining or keeping an eye on young children playing whilst you’re busy, whilst the skylight not only floods the room with light but also offers fantastic views of the star-lit evening sky. The dining room is another favourite room as it offers amazing views of the big open skies and amazing sun-sets for which Lincolnshire is famous and, as there is no light pollution in Allington, the night sky is breathtaking.”
For the current vendors, a low maintenance garden was a necessity. “Being south-facing it’s wonderfully sunny which we had professionally landscaped to create year-round colour and interest with low maintenance shrubs, a lawn, a vine covered pergola which creates a wonderfully shady walkway and a wildlife garden which attracts a host of regular visitors from insects, to butterflies, and birds.”
“Allington has been a great place to bring up our children and this small cul-de-sac is safe enough to let them play out with friends without the worry of passing traffic. The house has such wonderful views and we’ve especially loved being able to walk across the fields to the next village for a fish and chip supper! We’ve made lots of friends here and really love village life which, in more normal times, includes everything from the annual village show, to a vintage car rally, musical entertainments in the village hall or pub, bonfire parties, and even Morris dancing on the green.”
Located within the tranquil rural Lincolnshire landscape, the sought-after village of Allington boasts a village store, a popular country pub/restaurant (The Welby Arms), a playing field with all-weather football pitch, and a thriving village hall hosting both the village post office and a wide range of community activities. A more comprehensive range of shopping, eating, and cultural facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Grantham (3 miles), and Newark with its Georgian cobbled marketplace, Castle, and canal (10 miles).
The village offers an excellent choice of walking routes and bridle paths and is home to Arena UK which hosts British Show jumping and dressage championships throughout the year. Nearby Belton House, a Georgian country mansion and estate, is open to the public courtesy of the National Trust (6 miles).
The village has its own primary school (OFSTED rated ‘Good’), and there are excellent grammar schools in Grantham, whilst a range of independent schooling is available in Newark, Stamford (27 miles), or Lincoln (28 miles).
The A1 and A52 are both within easy reach (2 miles), whilst regular mainline train services to London Kings Cross (65 minutes) or Leeds (67 minutes) are available from Grantham.
NB Approximate average mileage and journey times are quoted.
Services: Mains water, electricity, drainage, and gas fired central heating
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
Council Tax Band: F
- Charming contemporary family home in sought-after tranquil village location
- Welcoming entrance hallway with galleried landing and cloakroom leading off
- Stunning hi-spec family kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room
- Light and airy dining room with views over the surrounding countryside
- Spacious lounge with feature corner inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove
- Generously proportioned study overlooking the garden
- Stylish principal bedroom with luxurious en-suite wet room and underfloor heating
- Guest bedroom with en-suite and a further two double bedrooms
- Professionally landscaped low maintenance south-facing rear garden
- Double garage with superb loft space conversion ideal as home office or gym