Guide Price £599,950
Village Street, Pickworth, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34
Superior detached contemporary home offering light and spacious family living with a high degree of attention to detail and a range of environmentally friendly features. The large secluded garden wraps around the house whilst the capacious gravelled driveway to the front and side offers ample parking and leads to the double garage. Grantham’s high-speed rail network to London Kings Cross (approximately 65 minutes) is located a short distance away as are excellent and sought after Grammar schools. Epc Rating - D
“We were looking for a home within easy reach of good schools, and Pickworth is ideally located for excellent preparatory, primary, and grammar schools. It’s also really convenient for commuting for work, as Grantham has a fast train service to King’s Cross, it’s easy to park there, and there’s never a rush hour. For us the house’s location is ideal too as it’s in the middle of the village yet completely secluded, and the surrounding countryside and lanes are lovely and quiet making running, cycling, or walking a pleasure.”
“We’ve lived here for fourteen years and most of what we’ve done in the way of improvements has been cosmetic, such as replacing the staircase with a more contemporary design and laying Karndean flooring throughout the ground floor. The house was built in 1998 and designed to be environmentally friendly with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, extra insultation in the outside walls and roof, a warm air recovery system, sophisticated heating management system, and a charge point for our electric car.”
“Our kitchen diner is very much the heart of this home. We love the free-standing units which are hand-built in English oak and exude quality which gives the room a modern yet warm country feel. And with great views over the garden, and French doors onto the terrace running the width of the house, it’s a really great sociable space for entertaining or relaxing whatever the weather.”
“In fact, we all love the garden as it’s a real haven for wildlife. We often spot woodpeckers, songbirds, swallows, hedgehogs, and a host of wildflowers, including rare bee orchids. And its large south-facing lawns wrap around two sides of the house, so there’s plenty of room for children to play.”
“Brambles has been a truly fantastic place to bring up a family as it’s comfortable, spacious, and has lots of storage for all our outdoor pursuits. A generous home office and good broadband are essentials for us as we both work from home. But perhaps most of all, we’ll miss the peace and quiet and sense of safety here, especially the glorious birdsong.”
The quaint rural village of Pickworth can trace its origins back to the Domesday Book of 1086. Today, its 12th century Grade I listed parish church of St. Andrew still hosts the annual village May Fair and Harvest Celebrations, whilst the village hall is the focus for various community clubs and activities. The nearby village of Folkingham (3 miles) offers a delicatessen/village shop, a tea room, chocolatier, post office, and village pub, whilst more comprehensive shopping, eating, and cultural facilities can be found in the market towns of Sleaford (10 miles), Grantham (10 miles) and Bourne (12 miles). For lovers of watersports, Rutland Water is within easy reach (29 miles).
Preparatory: Grantham International Preparatory School
Primary: Osbournby Primary School (4 miles)
Grammar school: Kesteven and Sleaford Selective Academy; Carre’s Grammar School, Sleaford; The King’s School Grantham; Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School; and Bourne Grammar School.
Excellent mainline train services are available from Grantham to London Kings Cross (67 minutes) or Leeds (70 minutes), whilst the A15 is accessible at Folkingham, the A1 at Great Ponton (11 miles), and the A52 at Ropsley (4 miles) or Threekingham (4 miles).
NB Approximate average mileage and journey times are quoted
- Superior detached contemporary family home
- Welcoming entrance hallway with feature staircase and galleried landing
- Open plan kitchen/dining room with hand-built free-standing English oak cabinets
- Delightful dual aspect sitting room with inset woodburning stove
- Spacious snug/home office and charming family room
- Generously proportioned principal bedroom with en-suite
- Three additional large double bedrooms and super-sized bedroom 5/games room
- Well appointed family bathroom, cloakroom, and utility room
- Gravelled driveway to front and side aspects and double garage
- Environmentally friendly designed build