The Elms is situated at the southerly edge of Lyddington which is considered to be one of Rutlands finest villages, categorised by its attractive ironstone period houses, a pretty village green, a very good children's playground and an active community who make very good use of the village hall. The delightful character of the village has been carefully protected with many of the houses listed Grade II including The Elms. Towards the centre of the village, the Grade I Listed Lyddington Bede House is maintained by English Heritage and has a fascinating history, adjacent to the Bede House is the 14th century St Andrews Church, also a Grade I Listed building. There are two highly regarded village pubs and numerous scenic walks.
Lyddington lies about two miles from the delightful market town of Uppingham which provides a great range of everyday amenities. Communication links are very good; there is easy access to the towns Oakham, Stamford, and Market Harborough and also the cities of Leicester and Peterborough. Fast trains to London from Market Harborough, Peterborough, Kettering and Corby all take about an hour.
Schooling in the area is first class with numerous renowned private and state schools within easy reach.
Dating from the mid-18th century with a number of later additions, The Elms is of coursed ironstone construction with Victorian sash windows. The front elevation is predominantly of roughcast painted render and has an attractive open ashlar block porch and an interesting front door with matching internal timber panelling showing roundels with reeded ornament. It would appear that the house was once thatched, but now has a slate roof with coped gables and brick chimneys.
The property has generously proportioned accommodation set out on two main floors and with a single storey wing projecting east which subsequently connects to the garage and outbuildings which extend south. The house, its outbuildings and the boundary walls create a wonderfully private south facing garden. The property would benefit from a programme of refurbishment.
From Main Street, the front door opens into the hall with an exposed stone wall and an attractive Georgian staircase with polished hand rail and simple spindles. To the north of the hall, the dining room has a stone chimney piece, with fitted shelves and cupboards in the reveals. Adjacent to the dining room, and extending to the east, there is a fitted kitchen, with views over and a door leading out to the gardens. At the end of the kitchen is a small utility and a WC and a door leads through to the garage.
South of the hall, the generous sitting room has two sets of double doors leading out to the gardens and a further door leads through to a ground floor bedroom, a study with a door leading out to the garden and also a shower room.
There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a separate WC on the first floor. Two of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and two have walk in cupboards
A small range of useful domestic outbuildings extends away from the house on the east side of the property. The buildings provide garaging and both secure and open storage. Subject to gaining appropriate planning consent it may be possible to convert part of the buildings into further residential accommodation.
The house is approached from Thorpe Road through a 5-bar gate with a tarmac drive leading past the gardens to the attached garage.
The wonderfully private gardens have been beautifully maintained and show a delightful range of choice trees and shrubs, productive fruit trees and herbaceous perennials. The gardens are predominantly contained by high stone walls. The lawn is divided into two levels with a cobbled pathway and low stone walls dividing the two levels. Adjacent to the house there is a seating terrace and a pathway leading around the edge of the lawns.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are connected. None of the services, appliances, or heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agent
Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale unless otherwise stated. Some may be available by separate negotiation.
The Elms is at the south end of Lyddington, on the corner of Main Street and Thorpe Road. The drive is accessed from Thorpe Road.
Postcode LE15 9LT.
Rutland County Council
By strict appointment through selling agents, Fisher German LLP
Tel. no. 01858 410200:.
House For SaleThe Elms, 2, Main Street, Lyddington, Lyddington, Rutland LE15
Guide price £600,000 Sold
A handsome Grade II Listed village house with fantastic potential for modernisation (stp)
- A generously proportioned house with excellent potential
- 2 large reception rooms
- Kitchen breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Attractive walled gardens