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4 Bedroom bungalow Park Lane, Skillington £525,000

The expansive house is entered via a reception hall, with Norfolk pamment quarry tiles, and features four main bedrooms, two reception rooms and three bathrooms.

THE STORY

Beeches is a beautiful, detached family home, which marries character with style and offers well-proportioned living space and a superb, wrap-around garden. From their excellent position in the quiet village of Skillington, the owners of Beeches enjoy a tranquil lifestyle. Their attractive home sits centrally within its beautiful garden and offers outstanding access to a range of country walks. ?I think it will be very hard to find anywhere as wonderful as this,? one of them admits. ?We are set on a no-through lane, which has a pretty church at the bottom and wonderful walks on the doorstep. We are also within easy reach of lots of lovely places to visit, such as Stamford, Oakham and Belvoir Castle. This is such a peaceful place to live and yet it is so well connected.?

From their excellent position in the quiet village of Skillington, the owners of Beeches enjoy a tranquil lifestyle. Their attractive home sits centrally within its beautiful garden and offers outstanding access to a range of country walks. "I think it will be very hard to find anywhere as wonderful as this," one of them admits. "We are set on a no-through lane, which has a pretty church at the bottom and wonderful walks on the doorstep. We are also within easy reach of lots of lovely places to visit, such as Stamford, Oakham and Belvoir Castle. This is such a peaceful place to live and yet it is so well connected."

A LIGHT INTERIOR
Built in 1990 within the former grounds of an old rectory, Beeches has been home to the current owners since 2002. They bought the single-storey property from its very first owner and went on to make a number of changes themselves to bring it up to date and to put their own stamp on it. "It really was the location that first appealed to us, as well as the wrap-around gardens," she recalls. Today the house, which enjoys views of the church, has a bright, inviting interior. "We have redecorated in neutral shades to bring the whole place together and to uplift it," she explains. "We have updated the bathrooms and the kitchen and generally upgraded the whole property."
A WARM WELCOME
The expansive house is entered via a reception hall, with Norfolk pamment quarry tiles, and features four main bedrooms, two reception rooms and three bathrooms. The kitchen breakfast room is a good size, with ample storage and space for food preparation, as well as more pamments on the floor and an electric storage Aga. "The kitchen has an attractive country style and plenty space for a breakfast table," she says. "We eat in here most mornings and then sit down to dinner in the evenings in the dining room." The elegant dining room, with its stone feature fireplace, is an outstanding place to entertain. "There is a French stove here, which keeps it really warm," she observes. The capacious drawing room also features an exposed stone chimney breast: this has been fitted with a wood-burning stove. "Again, this is fabulous during the colder months - and it is also be used to heat the hot water."
CHURCH VIEWS
This room is where the owners gather for quiet relaxation and to spend time with family and friends. "We have had lots of happy Christmases here over the years," she adds. Two of the beautiful bedrooms at Beeches are double in size, while two are singles. "On occasion, we have also used the study as a fifth bedroom - this does bring added flexibility." The two larger bedrooms both benefit from en-suite shower rooms, while the other two share the family bathroom. All the bathrooms have plantation shutters and the main one has Karndean flooring. "The second bedroom looks out towards the church and his shower room has under-floor heating - this makes it a very nice room to use for guests when they come to stay. The other bedrooms overlook the back garden."
COLOURFUL GARDEN
A great deal of time and attention has been afforded to the gardens at Beeches. "We worked with a professional company on the grounds, relaying the lawns and replanting certain areas. They advised us on what to plant to create colour and interest," she says. "We now have lots of beautiful flowers, including lavender, forget-me-not and viburnum." The couple also had their drive re-laid with gravel and had new gates and fences installed. "The plot is now enclosed, making it feel even more private."
OUT AND ABOUT
On fine days, it is possible to head off on country walks or down cycle trails. "We often go to Belvoir Castle, which is just 15 minute drive away, to walk round the grounds and visit the shops and garden centre," she says. "Belton House is also a nice place to go walking, as is Stamford, a beautiful Georgian market town, with some good restaurants." Now relocating to be closer to family, the couple admit they will miss their beautiful home and its exceptional location. "This is such a nice village and the house is in such a lovely spot," she adds.
Setting the Scene
Beeches sits centrally in its gated grounds, with its gravel driveway offering generous off-road parking. There is also a detached double garage. The beautiful gardens have been carefully designed and planted out and now include areas of lawn and woodland, as well as places to sit out in the sunshine.
WHATS NEARBY
Skillington which is located in the county of Lincolnshire is a small village and is close to Colsterworth which is 3.8 miles away which has an array of amenities for every day living. Skillington has a church, chapel, an active village hall and the award winning Cross Swords Inn which is a restaurant with guest rooms available also. Colsterworth has a local village Co Op and the Colsterworth C of E Primary School. At Buckminster which is a short distance from the property is a popular pub; Tollemache Arms which caters for food and rooms for guests.
WITHIN EASY REACH
The property is located 3.2 miles from the A1 and 6.7 miles to Grantham which as well as Nottingham which is 27.8 miles offering extensive amenities including shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, restaurants, bars as well as many other places. You are 8.4 miles from the closest hospital which would be Grantham & District Hospital. The market town of Stamford which is 17.8 miles away from the property, it offers a wide range of amenities including 3 supermarkets, restaurants, bars and an array of leisure facilities. The train station at Grantham will get you into Nottingham in 40 minutes and Kings Cross London in 1 hour 20 minutes due to the high speed rail service.
DIRECTIONS:
Leaving Grantham, head towards Harlaxton Road/A607 which will in turn take you towards the A1. Join onto the Great North Road/A1 for 3 miles. Turn right onto Heath Lane then turn left at Stroxton Lane and after 2 miles. Continue on to Grantham Road and after 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Church Street and continue to the T junction, turning right onto Park Lane. The pretty village church is on the left and shortly after on the right is the Beeches.SAT NAVFor those with satellite navigation the postcode is: NG33 5HH

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