10 Bedroom Detached House Under Offer
This fine Tudor Hall set within gardens and parkland is available for the first time ever on the open market and offers a rare opportunity to acquire an elegant home with a royal history, in an enviable location just 5 minutes from the Cathedral City of Lincoln.
A stunning Grade I listed country house of impressive proportions with high ceilings and enjoying 10 bedrooms. It is situated within its own grounds of approximately 15 acres and surrounded by open countryside yet just three miles from Lincoln. North Carlton Hall enjoys a park, landscaped grounds, tennis court, swimming pool, moat, woodland, pond, stables and a number of outbuildings as well as beautifully proportioned living accommodation throughout. In need of modernisation, the property has never been on the open market before and offers a rare opportunity to acquire an important Tudor Hall and create a prominent, magnificent family home.
There are four principal reception rooms including an impressive drawing room with imposing fireplace, dining room, sitting room and a breakfast room. A large kitchen enjoys an adjoining spacious utility/pantry and there is a useful cellar below.
Up the sweeping staircase there are ten bedrooms of excellent proportions, as well as two dressing rooms and three bathrooms. For further details, including dimensions, please refer to the floorplan.
'Nortcarltone' is listed in William the Conqueror’s Doomsday Book and from 1303 until the dissolution, the Manor belonged to Barlings Abbey.
In 1936, The King’s England (known as the modern Doomsday Book) says of the Hall: “Across a field by the church can be seen a charming Tudor Hall, with grey gabled walls and red roofs enhanced in autumn by the warm glow of creeper. Here, Henry VIII is said to have stayed in 1541 when on his way to Lincoln, and to have knighted his host, John Monson” on the doorstep.
There are plenty of good schools in the area, including grammar schools. The nearest school, Scampton CofE Primary, is rural, a mile away and very good. Lincoln Minster School is an all-through independent in the heart of the city and is extremely popular for those seeking private education for their children aged 2 - 18 years old.
Transport links with London have recently been upgraded with direct trains from Kings Cross to Lincoln Central Station (5 miles) and nearby Newark (30 minutes) has trains to and from Kings Cross every 30 minutes (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes). There are frequent trains to Nottingham. Several A roads also serve the city, including the north to south A15, the A46, the A57 and the A158. Private planes may land at RAF Scampton (8 minutes) and helicopters have landed in the park.
The Dambusters Inn and microbrewery is a popular public house in neighbouring Scampton, easily accessible either by foot or by car. This award-winning establishment enjoys a plethora of WW2 memorabilia and enjoys an exceptional range of beers, as well as good food.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The property is approached along a gravel driveway which sweeps round to the front driveway with an additional access to the rear of the house. A large pond is located at the bottom of the front garden which is mainly laid to lawn. An extensive range of outbuildings, some of which were previously stables, are situated along the approach to the house which are currently used as storage but are considered suitable for conversion, subject to planning.
Further outbuildings are located to the rear of the property, together with a swimming pool and a tennis court towards the western boundary. The majority of land is permanent pasture with additional woodland located along the western edge of the holding with pretty pathways.
The mediaeval property was moated, with two large parts of the moat still present. The current gravel driveway runs alongside the extensive range of outbuildings, whereas historically a more prominent access is understood to have approached the house through the parkland, an entrance the new owners may well wish to re-establish.
The sale of the Hall is an opportunity to acquire what is regarded as a home of great importance. It is featured in Pevsner's influential 'Buildings of England'. There are two further parcels of land (approximately 25 acres) which may be available, by separate negotiation.
Considered absolutely ideal to enjoy a relaxed pace of life in the open countryside, yet still retain the convenience of a nearby city and it's facilities just five minutes away, the village of North Carlton provides the perfect balance
The Cathedral City of Lincoln is internationally renowned for its 11th-century castle and Mediaeval Cathedral, as well as its charming architecture and great museums and galleries. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is well worth a visit, along with the Collection, which houses archaeological exhibits and art.
Lincoln offers many opportunities to enjoy oneself, whether in the historic Bailgate Area and Steep Hill with their independent shops and restaurants; enjoy exhibitions at the Usher Gallery or The Collection or a show at the Drill Hall Arts Venue or Lincoln Theatre Royal. The Lincolnshire Wolds are nearby and there is easy access to Nottingham and York for shopping and culture.
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