Lot 1 - Highgate Farm House, Gorse Drove, Scredington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 0AH

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  • Guide Price* : 600000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 4

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Situated in an idyllic rural setting, Highgate Farmhouse is an attractive south facing country house, set in approximately 1.85 acres (stms) of mature grounds. The original cottage dates back to the 18th century, with an extension later added to the eastern elevation dated 1862. This fine six-bedroom family home blends a wealth of character and period charm with bespoke fixtures and fittings, including a Hartley Botanic orangery, providing a light filled, versatile living space. Of particular note is the inscripted frieze which wraps around the eastern end of the property.

In more detail, the principal accommodation comprises an entrance porch, entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, cloak room, downstairs bathroom, snug, sitting room, drawing room, orangery and six double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Much of the charm of Highgate Farmhouse is within the spectacular gardens which offer many points of interest. The gardens boast an abundance of plant and shrub species, pond and terrace, situated within grounds flanked with mature trees and hedgerows, together with a paddock at the rear of the property. A solar array situated within the paddock serves electricity to the property and feeds excess supply into the grid, generating a small annual income. There are two outbuildings, a large Nissen hut and garage, situated to the front of the property.

It is likely that the property will be required for the Anglian Water reservoir scheme in due course. An application for DCO consent is due to be submitted in 2027, with a decision anticipated in 2028. Acquisitions of property would likely commence in around 2030. If acquired for the scheme, either by negotiation, or through compulsory purchase, the purchase price would be full Market Value at that time, assuming no reservoir scheme had been proposed. The property may therefore be of interest to investors”, given that it may be possible for a purchase at a discount with re-sale at full market value in due course.


Entrance Porch
An entrance porch leading from the main driveway.

A welcoming entrance hall providing access to both principal reception rooms and the kitchen, with the staircase leading to the first floor.
Kitchen (4.61 x 4.28m)
A traditional farmhouse kitchen comprising a tiled floor and base and eye level units. An Aga provides hot water to the Property.

Dining Room (3.92 x 4.02m)
A dual aspect reception room comprising a tiled floor and doorway to pantry and small entrance hallway, previously leading to a staircase which has since been removed and a lift installed in its place.

Cloak Room (0.91 x 1.86m)
Featuring a tiled floor and doorway into Downstairs Bathroom.

Downstairs Bathroom (1.86 x 2.42m)
Comprising a bath, ceramic sink and toilet, electric shower unit, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Snug (3.97 x 3.39m)
A versatile room with a tiled floor and fireplace with log burner.

Sitting Room (6.77 x 4.89m + 2.17 x 0.94m bay window)
A spacious, dual aspect room comprising a wooden floor and fireplace with log burner.

Drawing Room (4.50 x 4.88m)
An attractive room featuring a wooden floor, large window to the side elevation and an open fireplace.

Orangery (4.38 x 6.38m)
A stunning dual aspect orangery with structure by Hartley Botanic.

Landing at varying levels together with a mix of wooden and carpeted floor, with vaulted ceiling over the section at top of stairs. An airing cupboard is situated off the landing.

Bedroom One (4.12 x 4.89m (max)
Double bedroom with carpet floor and decorative fireplace.

Bedroom Two (2.99 x 3.42m)
Double bedroom with carpet floor.

Bedroom Three (4.43 x 4.90m (max) + 2.15 x 0.91m bay window)
A spacious master bedroom with carpet floor and dual aspect windows.

Bedroom Four (4.08 x 4.71 max)
Double bedroom with wooden floor, windows to front and western elevations, built in cupboards and stairway providing access to loft space.

Bedroom Five (3.99 x 3.92m)
Double bedroom with wooden floor, dual aspect windows and doorway to lift.

Lift (1.07 x 1.69m)
Wooden floor with loft installation, installed in place of staircase.

Bedroom Six (3.98 x 3.99m max)
Double bedroom featuring a wooden floor and open fireplace.

Family bathroom (3.44 x 1.87 max)
Comprising a wooden floor, partially tiled walls, bath, ceramic sink and toilet.


Highgate Farmhouse is situated off Gorse Drove, just outside the popular village of Scredington. Scredington is well located with good connections to the towns of Sleaford, Bourne, Grantham and Boston. Sleaford, an attractive market town, is situated just six miles from Scredington and provides an array of local shopping and recreational facilities.

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* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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