Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Piper House is a large characterful and rambling property with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It has been created out of an ancient building, parts of which are over 900 years old, and offers nearly 1700 square feet of space internally. Piper House is fully furnished and stylish with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture. The upstairs features a fabulous 50 foot reception room. The downstairs area includes two large reception rooms, one has a more traditional and cosy cottage feel, and features a woodburning stove, the other is an open plan kitchen living area with a sofa and large dining table seating 16-18.
The property has been designed to make maximum use of the space, and the focus is on light and open plan living (although Aunby Cottage, which forms one wing, has a more traditional feel).
Piper House can be broken down into wings, Aunby Granary, Aunby Cottage and Piper Lodge. These can be rented separately and are fully functional and independent. Please contact us if you would prefer to take just a wing. If taken as a whole house, Piper House offers 7 large double bedrooms, 6 of which have king sized beds (which can be divided to offer twins) the 7th has a standard double, which can be divided to give twins probably more suited to children or smaller adults. There are 3 reception rooms. One is 50 foot and contains a TV and separate play area, a second is a large open kitchen diner, with a table that seats 16-18 comfortably, the third acts as a cosy snug, with a wood burning stove. The fact that the property has so much space, and its layout, mean that it is ideal for larger groups where perhaps different age groups do not want to be on top of each other all the time.
Outside, the property has plenty of space, (unfenced), including a designer 'desert garden' terrace with lake and meadow views, and ample parking space.
Wifi is available throughout the property (although please note that the thickness of the walls makes WIFI patchy)
Barbeque and garden furniture available, also cots, high chairs and booster seats. We are extremely family friendly, and guests enjoy wandering through the mown paths in the wildflower meadow, taking time to sit on the benches and enjoy the wildlife. Younger guests may enjoy coming face to face with the rare breed sheep and chickens we keep.
Aunby lies in gently rolling lincolnshire countryside and makes an ideal base for one of the many walks in the area, proximity to Rutland Water and all the facilities on offer there is a great benefit, as is of course the wonderful old stone town of Stamford. Tolethorpe open air theatre is a couple of miles away, as is Burghley House. We can arrange tours of Burghley, Grimsthorpe, Rockingham Castle and Belvoir Castle, for those interested in the local great houses.
We can arrange for a daily maid service if preferred, and also a cook for lunch/dinner if required. Babysitters can be arranged.
The property lies 5 miles (8 km) north of Stamford in a rural location with wonderful lake and wildflower meadow views.
There is ample parking for up to 10 cars,
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 60 km, Nearest railway: Stamford 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (16), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 17|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ancient exterior with light bright and spacious interior
50 foot reception area with large TV at one end
Large open plan eat in kitchen
Cosy sitting room with log burning stove (wood supplied)
Pets may be welcome but please contact us in advance to discuss
Catering available if required
|Further details outdoors|
Small designer 'desert' terrace garden accessed directly from Master bedroom or via steps from the outside of the property
Barbeque and garden furniture available when weather appropriate
Access to wild flower meadow
We live very close to the property and are always available to help
The property will be warm and welcoming for your arrival and is kept extremely clean.
The downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms may be welcomed by elderly guests
The Heart of England/Peak District
Stamford is one of Britain’s finest stone built market towns, which retains much of its medieval street pattern. Stamford has featured in many historical films including George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and more recently in Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. The town was on the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh and so boasts many fine coaching inns. The town has 11 churches, 30 pubs and 20 restaurants.
Stamford is also home to Burghley House, regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England. Burghley House was built in the 16th century by William Cecil. There are lots of special events throughout the year including the internationally famous horse trials. Recently it was used extensively by the film makers of the Da Vinci Code.
Aunby is a charming village, rurally located, in rolling Lincolnshire countryside. Abundance of walking, cycling, water sports on either Rutland Water or Tallington Lakes. The Bird Fair, and of course Burghley Horse Trials within easy reach, as is Tolethorpe