Moorswood Cottage Moorswood Gate | Long Sutton | Lincolnshire | PE12 9BB
MOORSWOOD COTTAGE • Former Farmhouse in a Semi-Rural Location, Benefiting From No Near Neighbours • Nestled Adjacent and Including a Small Glade of Trees on the South Lincolnshire Fen • Situated 6 Miles from the South Lincolnshire Market Town of Long Sutton • Offering 2.5 Acres of Post & Rail Paddocks (Subject to Measured Survey) • Outdoor Arena, Two Stables, Hay Store, Double Garage and Gravelled Off-Road Parking • The Property Comprises Reception Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen, Utility and Conservatory • Master Bedroom with a Private Balcony, Further Three Bedrooms and a Bathroom • Gardens Mainly Laid to Lawn with Outdoor Swimming Pool and a Former Grass Tennis Court • Total Accommodation of the Main House Extends to 1998 Sq. Ft.
On a quiet, fenland road about equidistant between the little market town of Long Sutton and the village of Sutton St. James, sits a charming, stone-coloured cottage with old outbuildings providing garaging, stabling and hay store, around which are lawns, sheltering hedging, trees and then paddocks, even an outdoor swimming pool, and open farmland beyond. The acreage is between two and two and a half acres, the paddocks all fenced off with post and rail, a wonderful property for those wanting their horses to live on the doorstep. The current owner has lived here for the last ten years having been drawn to the place by its locality and the land, the rural aspect ideal for the horses. “There is excellent hacking here, roads are quiet with not a lot of passing traffic, and we are not far from the river bank – you can go for miles and miles which is fabulous,” she enthuses. “A small menagemade enclosure is behind the stables which is perfect for turn-out, and the larger of the two paddocks is about one and a quarter acres, the other about half an acre.” The two stables are good sizes, the separate timber one is 13 ft. 8 inches by 11 ft. three inches, standing opposite to the hay barn adjoining the second stable which is 10 ft. 2 inches wide but a massive 18 ft. 6 inches deep.
The house itself, presented in excellent order, with the exterior render being painted only a couple of years ago, is very old in parts, but has been added on to over the years â€“ that includes the kitchen (with master bedroom above), utility, and the conservatory, all to the back of the property. Although a cottage, ceilings are high and windows large so there is a good sense of space and natural light floods in. The farmhouse style kitchen is particularly light with a very wide window facing east, so lovely at breakfast time, and a further window and glazed door into the south facing conservatory. The fitted kitchen is new with a butler sink within solid granite worktops, a tiled floor, and a two oven Aga â€“ regularly serviced every six months â€“ that nestles in the exposed brick chimney breast. There is a separate electric hob which can be brought out of a cupboard and plugged in if ever more rings are required. Space is for an under-counter fridge and dishwasher, whilst there is more space for a freezer and washing machine in the utility room.
The living room, with its open fire, faces west with glorious sunset views, and the master bedroom which benefits a generously sized, south facing balcony reached through glazed double doors, has been a superb spot for the owners sitting at a bistro table enjoying either a cup of tea or coffee, or perhaps a glass of wine, where you can see for miles across the fen. “The wildlife here is amazing – we see a lot of deer, muntjacs especially, hares, pheasants, actually a great variety of birds, in fact there is a woodpecker on the bird feeder at this very moment,” enthuses the owner.
The main bathroom is upstairs with timber floorboards, a roll-top bath and a large shower. A downstairs bathroom has recently been re-tiled and refurbished which has a shower, washbasin and lavatory, and has been useful after swimming. Although not heated, the pool’s cover is solar-heated and the size is 36 by 16 feet with built-in steps at the shallow end, reaching nearly 7 foot at the deep end. “The pool has been great for the gandchildren in the summer,” declares the owner.
The garden is easily managed being mainly lawn with a fenced off, and totally secure section, so good for dogs and small children; it has access from three gates and the utility door. An orchard features blueberries, plums, apples and pears amongst other mature trees which encircle grass that was previously used as a lawn tennis court. The location is rural but not isolated. It is the only property with its postcode with neighbours about half a mile away, but it’s just five minutes’ drive into Long Sutton where there is a primary school, The Peele Secondary School, as well as Leisure Centre, doctor’s, vet’s and many shops, hairdressers and takeaways. Sutton St. James also has a primary school, butcher’s, post office and store, hairdresser’s, garage, pub and chip shop. It should be noted that the property is in catchment for the excellent grammar schools of Spalding High (for girls) and Grammar (for boys) with free school buses.
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