Est. Mortgage £4,884 per month
A charming Grade II Listed Manor House of red brick and pantile set in grounds of approximately 0.7 acre (STS) on the edge of the desirable village of East Markham. The Manor seamlessly blends a wealth of original features with the attributes of modern living throughout its extensive accommodation being approached through an impressive brick arch, or via a double-width gateway, the large circular driveway encompasses a delightful ornamental pond before leading to extensive landscaped gardens. In addition, there is a self-contained studio/office annex, double garage and a two-bedroom cottage. Epc Rating - Exempt
Like many prospective purchasers, the current owners were attracted by the history imbued within the Manor House, particularly the stone foundations of the original building, still visible in its cellar today, which are the remains of the home of Sir John Markham, English Judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench, who was born there in 1368 and who founded the nearby Church of St John the Baptist. “We fell in love with the house the first time we viewed it. There’s such a sense of peace and space here. We love the views across the gardens and the location couldn’t be better as we’re just on the edge of the village. Driving through the archway for the first time, it just somehow felt like coming home!”
“We’ve lived here for around eleven years now and whilst we’ve done some improvements to the house, our main endeavour and passion has been our garden. We’ve taken great pleasure in creating various outdoor entertaining and seating areas to make the most of the sun throughout the day, we’ve installed a summer house, and enhanced the children’s play area and ornamental pond. We even decided to join the National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book and open our garden to the public once a year, it’s purely voluntary but we get so much enjoyment from the event and, we hope, so do our visitors.”
“If we had to choose a favourite room in the house, it would probably be the kitchen. It’s perhaps best described as extensive as it runs the whole width of the property encompassing at its heart the cooking/preparation area, then to the west is a dining area with log fire, and to the east a cosy sitting area. It’s such a great sociable space where everyone congregates whenever our family come home to visit. The Aga is always particularly popular in winter!”
East Markham is a thriving rural community which is also ideal for commuters and access to nearby market towns. “Most people go to Retford or Newark for large-scale shopping, the cinema, or restaurants, and luckily, both have excellent rail links to London, Leeds, and closer to home, Nottingham and the cathedral city of Lincoln. We particularly enjoy visiting Newark. It’s well worthwhile visiting the Castle which sits alongside the Trent canal and the adjoining parkland, there’s also a wonderful Georgian market square which hosts a weekly market, charming old pubs, a wide range of independent shops, and a really delicious range of eateries.”
“We will really miss this house, but we will always have the memories of our daughters’ weddings. They were both married in the church here and so it was lovely for the wedding party to be able to walk across the lawns from home for the service and then back again to the marquee to celebrate. It felt very relaxed and informal and all the more enjoyable as a result.”
“We’ll certainly miss the peace and quiet here and also the space as all our rooms have such great proportions, but we’ll always know that we were lucky enough to be a part of the history of this very special house. When we moved in we were given a collection of documents about its history and, as we always felt that we were caretakers of this piece of history, we will also pass these onto whoever chooses to make this house their home. We don’t know who will buy our home, but we do know they will become a part of its history just as we did, and we wish them every happiness for the future.”
The conservation village of East Markham nestles amongst the picturesque Nottinghamshire countryside which offers an excellent range of routes for both walking and cycling enthusiasts. It boasts a 15th century church, village hall, bowls club, tennis courts, public house, village shop and East Markham County Primary School (OFSTED rated ‘good’). The village is within easy reach of the market towns of Retford (7 miles) and Newark (17 miles) with both towns offering a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Secondary education is available at nearby Tuxford Academy (OFSTED rated ‘outstanding’).
The commuter is well served with a mainline railway station at Retford offering direct services to London and Leeds whilst, for motorists, the A1 (London and the north), A46 (Leicester and the south-west) and A57 (Lincoln) are within easy reach.
NB Distances quoted are approximate
Property first listed: Over a month ago
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