Located approximately 4 miles to the south east of the Lincolnshire market town of Sleaford on the very edge of the tranquil and peaceful hamlet of Burton Pedwardine is Burton Lodge, a unique and extremely well presented four bedroom detached home that enjoys substantial views over open countryside. The original stone farm worker’s cottage dates from the 18th century and has been generously extended on all sides to provide 2,600 square feet of accommodation that has been maintained to a very high standard.
Sitting in the middle of a plot of approximately 1/3 of an acre, Burton Lodge is surrounded by extremely well-maintained gardens and benefits from a large sheltered entertaining area with rural views offering prospective owners a substantial outdoor social space. Full-fibre gigabit broadband offers complete working-from-home capabilities as well as multimedia streaming and gaming for everyone.
Approaching Burton Lodge along the single-track Heckington Road leads to a pair of railway-style oak gates and an extensive gravel driveway, which is lit by a feature Victorian-style lamp post and further wall-mounting light fittings, offering parking for numerous vehicles in front of the large double garage. The front door is protected by a recently-added green-oak porch. A sheltered patio area to the left provides for private seating.
Having oil fired central heating and uPVC windows throughout, the full accommodation on offer comprises breakfast kitchen, utility room, downstairs shower room, dining room, 575 sq ft living room, conservatory, four double bedrooms with ensuite wet room to the master bedroom, large bathroom and double garage.
Burton Lodge is a truly unique home that offers a high standard of generous accommodation in an idyllic rural setting and is offered to the market with no onward chain!
The part-glazed composite entrance door leads into the utility room which features a selection of oak-veneered base and painted eye level units, under-cupboard lighting, work surface with upstand, inset ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine and Karndean flooring. There is plenty of space here for coats and muddy boots.
Accessed from the utility room, the downstairs shower room consists of a low-level wc, pedestal hand wash basin, shower cubicle with electric shower (ideal for muddy dogs), shaver point, continued Karndean flooring, radiator, and electric wall heater.
Also accessed from the utility room is the farmhouse-style breakfast kitchen which features the exposed stone wall of the original 18th century farm worker’s cottage but has been brought up to date with two Bosch ovens, AEG induction hob and extractor hood, and continued Karndean flooring. An integrated dishwasher and an integrated fridge/freezer complement the range of cottage-style base units with display cupboards over the work surfaces, together with a one and a half bowl ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap. Display cabinet and plinth lights provide mood lighting in addition to the main ceiling downlighters. The wall-mounted column radiator is adjacent to the understairs cupboard, which has power and lighting.
Located across the hallway from the breakfast kitchen and currently used as a dining room, this flexible reception room features a cast iron open fire place with tiled inserts and wooden surround, picture rail and radiator, and could also be used as a cosy sitting room, library, or study.
Facing almost due south and with dual aspect windows to the front and two pairs of French doors to the rear, the 575 sq ft living room offers substantial and flexible living space with easy access to both the conservatory and the extensive outdoor social space. A feature brick fireplace with wooden beam and ceramic tiled hearth is complemented by a newly-fitted Burley wood burner. Connections to the roof-mounted satellite dish and cabling for a surround sound system provide home cinema capabilities to this substantial room, which also benefits from three radiators and zoned downlighters.
The conservatory faces almost due west, thereby enjoying the afternoon sun and features solid oak window boards and a tiled floor. The fitted radiator means this light and sunny room can be used throughout the year. The extensive outdoor social space can be accessed from the conservatory as well as the living room, providing a large overall area for entertaining as well as enjoying the large wrap-around gardens.
With stairs taken from the hallway, this large landing with dual radiators spans the old and new. Feature solid oak shelves sit atop the stone walls of the original 18th century farm worker’s cottage while proving access through to the 21st century extension where there is also a loft hatch.
With views of open fields to both the south and west, this large dual-aspect master bedroom has a radiator, access to the loft space and connects to the adjacent en suite wet room.
The En Suite wet room features a walk-in Grohe rain shower with bespoke Kohler shower screen, floor to ceiling Porcelanosa tiling throughout, low level wc with Grohe dual flush system, storage cupboards and drawers under an inset hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap, designer radiator, shaver point and electronically-controlled underfloor heating.
Currently used as an office, the large second bedroom has views over open fields to the south, radiator and the service point for the fibre optic broadband together with four gigabit-capable ethernet points
The dual-aspect third bedroom with radiator and feature cast iron fireplace enjoys views over open fields to both the south and the east with the churches of four villages visible on the horizon, as well as the unique eight-sail windmill in nearby Heckington.
With views over open fields to the west, the fourth double bedroom has a feature cast iron fire surround and radiator, together with solid oak shelves atop the stone walls of the original 18th century farm worker’s cottage.
The triple-aspect main bathroom features a Clearwater rolled top bath with a chrome deck mixer tap. The matching Burlington pedestal hand wash basins are both fitted with chrome taps and both have heated mirrors, shaver points, robe hooks and chrome wall lights above. A heated tower rail sits between the two basins opposite the other radiator. The mid-level wc has chrome flush pipe and fittings. There are downlighters and loft access.
The generously-sized double garage is fitted with electric roller doors, power and lighting and houses a tap for car washing in addition to the water softener and the oil-fired central heating boiler. The roof of the garage is part boarded and has ladder access, offering significant additional storage. The electricity smart meter and consumer units are also located in the garage, so an electric car charging point could be easily added for convenient all-weather charging.
Burton Lodge sits in the middle of a plot of approximately 1/3 of an acre and is surrounded by the extremely well-maintained gardens that overlook adjacent fields. The gardens form three distinct areas with the sheltered outdoor entertaining space, consisting of a large patio area with lighting, power and outside tap, a particular feature. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with well-kept and mature hedging. A side garden with garden beds, gravel pathways and the glass house take advantage of the particular microclimate in that part of the garden.
The local authority is North Kesteven District Council. Burton Lodge is in Council Tax Band D with annual charges for 2022/23 of £1,908.87.
Notwithstanding its rural location, Burton Lodge is well served by a range of local amenities. The village of Heckington is just over one mile away with its supermarket, greengrocers, award-winning butchers, DIY store, doctor’s surgery, chemists, pharmacy, veterinary surgery and a range of health and beauty services. Heckington Windmill, the world’s only remaining 8 sailed windmill and visible from Burton Lodge, is home to the Visitor’s Centre, 8 Sail Brewery, and Miller’s House Tea Room.
Adjacent to the windmill is Heckington railway station, on the Nottingham to Skegness line, which provides easy access to Grantham and the East Coast Mainline with regular services into London King’s Cross from 62 minutes duration. Sleaford is one stop away (or a 10-minute drive) with a wide range of shopping, sports and recreation facilities and local services associated with a thriving market town.
Burton Lodge is within the catchment area of Helpringham School and Heckington Primary School as well as Carre’s Grammar School, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, and St George’s Academy.