Offers in excess of £675,000
Sibsey Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21
A superb, spacious, family home built in the sixties, is filled with light and surrounded by its glorious mature gardens, the countryside beyond, yet is within walking distance of the centre of the historic market town and port of Boston. Typical of its era, an openness and connection with the outdoors is of prime importance, even the name, Panorama, indicates the far-reaching view of the Wolds from upstairs. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a stunning, beautifully maintained property last available on the market in 1985.
"We've lived here for 36 years, and it's been a wonderful family home for us and our three children and very convenient for my husband who had only a ten-minute walk to work at Pilgrim Hospital. We were attracted to Panorama by its private, peaceful position hidden away like an oasis amidst trees, but so close to town and easy to travel further afield. Our road used to be the main road but because of its sharp corner was cut off and now only serves us and three other properties so it's really quiet"
"The house is very light as there are so many big windows. They were originally timber-framed but for practical reasons we replaced them to the same design with double-glazed uPvc; the external shutters are an original decorative feature which we have renewed in the past. With cavity wall insulation, it is remarkably warm for a large house. There is a modern log-burner in the conservatory; and for ease of use, the one in the living room is a large, gas stove"
"Flooring is very practical with timber-effect Karndean in both halls extending into the sitting room; there are tiles in the kitchen and conservatory, and Amtico in the downstairs shower. Upstairs, apart from in the bathrooms, it is carpeted. There is a lot of fitted storage in the house, and a large boiler room upstairs, which is shelved, is ideal for drying and airing clothes"
"Over the years the house has evolved for its different needs and provides potential, if wished, for further changes. There were fewer, but huge bedrooms, so we rejigged the layout as we needed individual rooms for the children. Now, the one with the quirky diamond window makes a very good study and storage room. The downstairs bedroom with its washbasin has a lovely view of the garden and was used, at one stage, for my mother – perfect with the shower room nearby. The double garage is so spacious it has been used as a table tennis room, with the old kitchen units providing plenty of storage. The solid timber doors slide round - a nice original feature in keeping with the rest of the house"
"The house was built beautifully, in the middle of the plot facing South, with the patio at the back in sun, surprisingly, most of the day. French doors open onto it from both the sunroom and the conservatory which is ideal in the summer; with so many windows, there is a lovely, restful, calming feel to the house. There are really nice views from most rooms, you can even see The Wolds in the distance"
"The garden backs onto the waterway which was lovely for the children as we often used to launch a rowing boat. The watercourse has always been very effectively managed through sluice gates and regular maintenance. There is a footpath along the banks which leads to Boston golf club – a great bonus for us! It's extremely quiet and peaceful here with lots of wildlife and the birdsong is extraordinary"
In the fens of South Lincolnshire, on the way out of Boston and just past the Pilgrim Hospital travelling North on the A16 towards Sibsey and on the main bus route between Boston, Woodhall and Lincoln, Panorama is in a tranquil, leafy position off to the left. Boston is a thriving market town on the River Witham, with some lovely Georgian architecture but renowned for The Stump – Boston's 14th century Church of St. Botolph's with its stunning views from the tower. There is plenty to do and see. As well as the Pescod Shopping Centre, there are popular attractions such as the Guildhall, Blackfriars Theatre & Arts Centre, and Maud Foster Windmill. Also, within about a 15-minute drive, there is the award-winning Ark Wildlife Park and Exotic Animal Sanctuary at Stickney, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park at Friskney, The Bubblecar Museum at Langrick, the National Trust's Gunby Hall & Gardens, and the start of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are excellent local sports facilities with a large indoor and outdoor tennis centre, 3 very popular golf courses and a variety of sports facilities at the Peter Payne Sports Performance Centre.
The coast is only 5 miles away at Freiston Shore, with the seaside town of Skegness 20 miles north, and 7 miles south a wonderful area, particularly for birdwatchers, the RSPB Frampton Marsh. The miles of unspoilt sandy beaches of North Norfolk, including royal Sandringham Estate, begin just over 30 miles to the south of Boston.
There is a wide choice for education with many primary schools in and around Boston, one of the closest, Tower Road Academy 1.5 miles away is rated Good by Ofsted. For state secondary education, Boston High School is also rated Good by Ofsted and is within easy walking distance whilst Boston Grammar, founded in 1555, is 1.7 miles away in the centre of town.
Services: Mains Gas, Electricity, Water and Drainage
Local authority: Boston Borough Council
Council Tax Band: G
Epc Rating: D
- Spacious detached family home in sought after location on 0.9 acres (sts)
- Very private, peaceful location with sweeping driveway, off no-through road
- Exceptionally light and airy property with very generous rooms
- Architectural feature of rounded, glazed bays; much built-in storage
- Bespoke John Lewis kitchen with Corian worktops and two-oven, gas Aga
- Contemporary log-burner in conservatory; gas log-effect stove in lounge
- 6 Double bedrooms, 2 en suite; one bedroom (with washbasin) downstairs
- Bathroom with bath & shower; separate WC; downstairs shower room/WC
- Double garage connected via side porch with through view of garden
- Well tended gardens with lawns and trees overlooking attractive waterway