About this property
The Stone Cottage is set in an idyllic location in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The cottage features on picturesque Tealby’s village sign and has been the subject of Lincolnshire Life magazine’s cover several times and in numerous books, brochures and guides. Even so it is very quiet with virtually no passing vehicles. The cottage is 250 years old and has a big extension designed for versatile modern living. It comprises Entrance Hall, Lounge, Sitting Room, Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Area with Utility off. The Rear Entrance Hallway leads to Shower Room, WC, Study/Utility and Loft Storage/Den. The first floor landing gives access to the 4 bedrooms and family bathroom. The Master Suite has a Dressing Room and Bathroom. Outside, the property fronts the River Rase with ford and Water Mill and at the rear there is a driveway, garage, garden utility area, lawned garden and summer house with wonderful views to the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Tealby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and 3 miles north-east from Market Rasen. The village has two public houses, a school, village shop, a tea room and offers many pleasant walks in the surrounding countryside.
ENTRANCE HALL With door to the front, exposed feature brick walling with stairs to the first floor landing, doors to the Lounge and Sitting Room.
SITTING ROOM 15′ 5" x 9′ 9" (4.7m x 2.97m) With uPVC sash window to the front, radiator, fitted display cupboards, archway to the Lounge, double doors to the Dining Room, radiator, multi-fuel burner with a lined chimney, tiled hearth and feature brick surround.
LOUNGE 12′ 1" x 15′ 1" (3.68m x 4.6m) With uPVC sash window to the front, fitted storage cupboards, archway to the Sitting Room, archway to the Kitchen/Dining Room, original cast-iron feature fire/oven and under-stairs storage cupboard.
KITCHEN 16′ 2" x 12′ 7" (4.93m x 3.84m) With uPVC windows to the rear overlooking the rear garden, uPVC window to the side, door leading to the Rear Entrance Hallway, archway to Lounge. Open plan to the Dining Area. The Kitchen has tiled flooring, fitted with a range of base units and drawers with solid wood work surfaces over, ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap above, integral five ring gas hob with extraction above, integral oven and grill, spaces for dishwasher and fridge freezer with plumbing for an American-style fridge behind and feature stone walling.
DINING AREA 10′ 1" x 16′ 3" (3.07m x 4.95m) With uPVC window overlooking the rear garden, oak flooring, door to a Laundry Area, radiator and double doors to the Sitting Room.
LAUNDRY ROOM 2′ 6" x 7′ 2" (0.76m x 2.18m) With services for a WC, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.
REAR ENTRANCE 7′ 9" x 8′ 2" narrowing 4′ 8" (2.36m x 2.49m) With door to the rear garden, door to Shower/WC, door to the Study and ceramic tiled flooring.
SHOWER ROOM/WC 4′ 0" x 7′ 9" (1.22m x 2.36m) With uPVC window to the rear, ceramic tiled flooring, suite to comprise of; shower pod, WC, wash hand basin, chrome towel radiator and conventional radiator. An alternative 9kw power supply is available.
STUDY/POTENTIAL UTILITY 12′ 4" x 9′ 1" (3.76m x 2.77m) Exposed stone feature wall, double glazed glass panelled windows to the front and side aspects, laminate flooring, radiator, door to storage area, a hot and cold water and waste supply. Retractable steps to Loft Storage/Den.
LOFT STORAGE/DEN 6′ 9" x 9′ 2" (2.06m x 2.79m) With circular port hole window to the side, Velux window to the rear, power and lighting , fitted work surfaces, eaves storage. Retractable steps to the Study.
LANDING With window to the ceiling, storage shelving and doors to the Family Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3 and Bedroom 4.
MASTER BEDROOM 15′ 9" x 10′ 1" narrowing to 8′ 1" (4.8m x 3.07m) With uPVC window with views over the garden to the Wolds. Radiator and door to Dressing Room and En-Suite.
DRESSING ROOM 6′ 6" x 16′ 0" (1.98m x 4.88m) With Velux window to the side, laminate flooring, hot and cold water supply and eaves storage.
EN-SUITE 6′ 10" x 4′ 4" (2.08m x 1.32m) With uPVC window to the rear, tiled flooring and walls, corner bath with power shower, WC, wash hand basin and radiator.
BEDROOM 2 9′ 3" x 15′ 4" to a minimum of 12′ 1" (2.82m x 4.67m) With uPVC double glazed sash window to the front, radiator, wash hand basin, fitted cupboard and access to the roof void.
BEDROOM 3 12′ 3" x 7′ 11" (3.73m x 2.41m) With uPVC sash window to the front, radiator and fitted wardrobe.
BEDROOM 4 9′ 8" x 7′ 11" (2.95m x 2.41m) With glass panelled window to the rear and radiator.
BATHROOM 8′ 0" x 5′ 9" (2.44m x 1.75m) With suite comprising; bath with shower, WC, wash hand basin, radiator, airing cupboard housing hot water tank, partly-tiled walls and extraction fan.
FRONT GARDENS Lawned garden with cottage-style planted beds and a path to the front door with views over the River Rase and ford. The pedestrian footpath route is the other side of the river, not immediately in front of the property.
GATED DRIVEWAY To the side of the property, there is a gated driveway providing parking for vehicles and giving vehicular access to the garage and rear garden.
GARAGE (divided into two areas) 7′ 7" x 7′ 7" (2.31m x 2.31m) With double doors to the front.
GARAGE STORE TO THE REAR OF THE GARAGE 7′ 7" x 9′ 11" (2.31m x 3.02m) With double doors to the side and power and lighting.
GARDEN SHED 7′ 9" x 5′ 9" (2.36m x 1.75m) With double doors to front.
SUMMER HOUSE / OFFICE 20′ 2" x 10′ 5" (6.15m x 3.18m) Well insulated with uPVC windows and double glazed sliding patio doors , vinyl cushioned flooring, power and lighting, water and waste supplies.
REAR GARDENS To the rear of the property, there is a paved seating area, lawned gardens and outbuildings with views over the open fields to the rear and raised beds with stone walling. There is a secluded garden utility area for storage of logs, refuse bins, coal bunker, boiler room with oil-fired central heating system.
OWNERS COMMENTS "We have been so happy living here (34 years now) that each time we might have moved as our children arrived and grew, we extended instead. There is a lot of flexibility planned-in for easy conversion; self contained living annexe, en-suite for Bedroom 2, steam room/sauna for the Master Suite. The ford has never been a problem to our vehicles, probably the opposite by washing off winter salt. We had one (a Volkswagen) for 17 years and have had a classic car for 16 years. It is hard to imagine that the river at the front will ever flood the house because the Mill acts as a dam but we did have a 1 inch flash flood from the rear fields 25 years ago when human error opened a dam upstream of Tealby and the 3 mill ponds all overflowed in turn. Market Rasen and Brigg were affected far more severely at that time. Damage and disruption was minimal and we have no problem buying insurance. Yes we are semi-detached but only 3 of the 14 main rooms adjoin and the walls are between 2′ and 4′ thick. It’s a very warm house with the original 2′ thick back wall now enclosed and acting as a giant storage radiator. The front uPVC sash windows are Heritage Grade and look just like timber.