Live like royalty in grand rural retreat
Ironstone Lodge – an individually designed property – was influenced by the grand architecture of the US, with its generously proportioned rooms and high ceilings. Set in more than 1.5 acres of land, and tucked away in the North Lincolnshire countryside, this five-bedroom home seems every inch the rural retreat.
But despite its peaceful setting, this 8,000sq ft property – which also boasts its own swimming pool – is within a 15-minute drive of the Humber Bridge and the motorway network, with Leeds and Sheffield reachable within 40 minutes.
Other nearby amenities include two airports within 30 minutes' travel, with London a two-hour train journey away.
The home, which takes its name from the ironstone that forms the substantial proportion of its structure, is close to Normanby Hall Country Park, which has an 18-hole golf course set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens.
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Inside, there is a grand entrance hall, with maple flooring, which leads to the principal rooms.
In the drawing room, there is a limestone contemporary-style fireplace, with a baroque theme to the dining room, which has an ornate ceiling.
The breakfast kitchen has a stylish range of cabinets with solid maple fronts and features including a pediment centre island unit, and fitted appliances ranging from an American-style refrigerator with ice maker, to a triple-oven range and an integrated dishwasher.
Double doors from here lead to the conservatory, which is ideally placed to take full advantage of the south and western aspects of the garden.
The master bedroom suite has a dressing room, with a range of fitted wardrobes and a dressing table drawer unit. There is also an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath in a solid marble top with a mirror back, a wash hand basin set on a marble top, a low-level WC, a bidet and a shower cubicle.
There are two further bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which has an en suite shower room, a study, and a family bathroom with a free-standing shower bath and a wash hand basin.
Another feature of the property is a games room/gymnasium and a workshop, which could be converted into further leisure accommodation.
There is first-floor guest accommodation with a gallery bar, a sitting room, and two bedrooms – one of which has a cantilevered balcony with views of the gardens – and a shower room.
Ironstone Lodge boasts a swimming pool, which has a fully automatic, electrically operated cover, and an integral corner hot tub.
There are also changing facilities, which include a WC and a sauna.
Outside, the property has fully private, walled gardens, and is tucked away behind an electrically operated sliding gate. The features of the maturing, landscaped gardens include a raised stone terrace and a feature ornamental stream, alongside garaging for three cars and a large covered brick-built barbecue.
The rear garden is kept private by substantial brick walling, with a lawn bordered by a ornamental shrubs and trees. Other features include a brick-pillared pergola walkway, a formal ornamental garden with a central fountain, a timber shed and a greenhouse with power and lighting.