• 4 bedroom chalet bungalow set in an idyllic position with approx. 3 acres of land
  • Magnificent and far reaching views across the paddocks and countryside beyond
  • Spacious kitchen breakfast room with integrated appliances
  • Living room extending to 20 ft. with log-burner
  • 4 double bedrooms, 3 downstairs and an en suite bedroom upstairs
  • Approx. 3 acres of paddocks all gated and enclosed by post and rail fencing
  • Equestrian facilities including 2 timber stable blocks round yard area behind house and attached garage
  • Sunny, mature gardens at SE facing front and NW facing back with conservatory opening onto the gardens
  • Front drive laid with setts providing parking for several cars
  • Situated on the edge of this most sought after village

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Tenure: Freehold

In an idyllic, tranquil position on the edge of a village, a 4 bedroom chalet bungalow overlooks its stable yard and paddocks of around 3 acres on the gentle hill behind. The property has 3 bedrooms downstairs and an en suite bedroom upstairs capitalising on the magnificent countryside views. Presented in good order, there are 3 reception rooms, a kitchen breakfast room, and an attached large, double garage with stairs to a usable space above.

The equestrian nature of the property is its overriding attraction, but it also benefits from excellent schools nearby and good transport links with Grantham, 7 miles away, and its fast rail services to London, Leeds and further Northern destinations, along with the A1 and the A17 which are even nearer.

Seller Insights

“We have lived here for over 22 years now; we were looking for somewhere with land for horses and fell in love with this location. Whoever visits says it is so idyllic here, which it is! You sit in the back garden and it is all about solitude, silence and tranquillity! The views are really beautiful - you can see for miles across rolling rural countryside. I particularly loved being able to look out on both top and bottom paddocks from the upstairs bedroom windows.”

“The current stables and yard weren’t here when we came and there was no garden as such, just open grassy land, a couple of rundown stables and a shed for a pony. We fenced almost everything with post and rail and had the new stables erected round the yard where it is sheltered and you can see the horses from the window above the kitchen sink. There is a small turnout paddock which we had professionally drained, directly behind, then a paddock of roughly an acre, then another around 2 acres. They are all gated. An ancient hedgerow runs along the western boundary of the fields.”

“I no longer have horses but when we first arrived I had a truly fabulous time! It’s a very popular area for riding and all my lovely horsey neighbours showed me all the hacks. There are lots of pretty bridlepaths and the 5 roads that enter the village all lead to off-road tracks that take you miles. If you want to compete, Arena UK is less than 7 miles away or about 15 minutes by horse-box.”

“The wildlife is in abundance here; we see deer – muntjac and quite big fallow deer – badgers, foxes, hares, owls, pheasants and more. There’s even a pheasant who has taken up residence in our field and garden!”

“Although we are in a rural location we have easy access to towns as we are centrally positioned between Newark, Sleaford and Grantham, and Lincoln is only about half an hour’s drive north. My husband used to commute to London with a car journey of less than 15 minutes to catch an early train at Grantham; fast trains now take around an hour so it is very easy to do and not really any longer than getting in from any home county.”

“The village is very small and friendly with many residents involved with horses or the church! All Saints Church is popular and always busy with some kind of function or event. There is also a village hall within the church and a large playing field for children, with the local primary schools in nearby Caythorpe, Barkston and Marston. Riding for the Disabled is on the other side of the village and we also have a well-known and well-loved pub, The Brownlow Arms; it’s an award winning inn and even my father’s friends in Nottingham knew about it!”

• A light and airy chalet bungalow with approx. 3 acres of land
• 4 double bedrooms, 3 downstairs and an en suite bedroom upstairs
• Fully fitted wardrobes in en suite bedroom
• Far reaching views across the paddocks and countryside beyond
• Large, double-glazed uPvc windows and external doors
• Living room extending to 20 ft., with log-burner
• Dining room with bi-folding doors into conservatory
• Spacious kitchen breakfast room with integrated appliances
• Downstairs bathroom including a bath and a double-sized shower
• Second, separate, downstairs WC
• Utility room with fitted units, sink and space for appliances
• A wealth of built-in storage throughout the property
• Attached double garage with 3 automatic electric roller doors
• Internal stairs in garage leading to large usable space above
• Sunny, mature gardens at SE facing front and NW facing back
• Front drive laid with setts providing parking for several cars
• Side vehicle access to stable yard with parking for horse box/lorry

Equestrian Facilities

• 2 timber stable blocks round yard area behind house and garage
• 4 x 12 ft. x 12 ft. stables in total
• Onduline stable roofs with front overhang and rubber matted floors
• Approx. 3 acres of paddocks all gated and enclosed by post and rail
• Paddocks divided into 3 including a small, well drained, turnout paddock
• Very wide, metal field gates giving access to the land from Gelston Road
• 2 field shelters (in need of attention)
• Ancient, native hedgerow along one boundary

Hough-on-the-Hill is a delightfully small and peaceful cliff village in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and home to the 11th century church of All Saints and the award-winning, 17th century restaurant/inn, The Brownlow Arms. The nearby village of Caythorpe, 2 miles away, hosts a range of amenities including a village store with post office, a hairdressers’, two country pubs/restaurants and a village hall with playing/sports fields, as well as a primary school, whilst a more comprehensive range of shopping, dining, and cultural amenities can be found in the market towns of Grantham 7 miles away and Newark 9 miles away. For those who like golf, Sudbrook Moor Golf Club is just 2.5 miles, less than 5 minutes from the property.

For the commuter, the A1 is about 5 miles away, the A17 lies 5 miles to the north and Grantham train station (less than 15 minutes’ drive) is on the East Coast main line which offers a high-speed service north and south, with both Leeds and London King’s Cross around an hour away.

Hough-on-the-Hill is surrounded by wonderful countryside and a variety of tourist attractions including the National Trust’s Belton House Estate with its acres of park and adventure playground, Belton Woods Hotel & Spa with golf clubs, Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham Museum, the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor and Belvoir Castle.

There is a superb choice of schooling within easy reach including primary schools at nearby Caythorpe, Barkston and Martson. Excellent grammar schools are in Grantham (7 miles away) - The King’s School (for boys) and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School both rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Other popular secondary schools are Greenfields Academy and Walton Academy both rated Good by Ofsted. Sleaford (11 miles) has some sought after grammar schools too: Carre’s Grammar School, and Kesteven & Sleaford High School (for Girls), as well as St. George’s Academy, all rated Good. A range of excellent independent schools are in Lincoln (18 miles), Newark (9 miles) Stamford and Oakham (both about 30 miles).

Services: Mains electricity and water; oil-fired central heating; private drainage with septic tank Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Rating: E
Tenure: Freehold


Last Modified 05/12/2023

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