Ketton is a delightful and popular village in Rutland. It is situated in attractive undulating countryside about 3.7 miles to the east of Rutland Water, one of the largest inland lakes in the country. All local amenities are conveniently located at Stamford (3.5 miles) and the county market town of Oakham (10 miles). There is easy access to the north and south with the A1 Great North Road being 2.25 miles away and rail connections from Peterborough to London Kings Cross taking approximately 50 minutes.. Sporting facilities are available throughout the area, activities include hunting with the Cottesmore, golf at Luffenham Heath and Greetham Valley and sailing and fishing at Rutland Water. There is an excellent range of schools throughout the area including Uppingham, Oakham, Oundle and Stamford. Prep Schools: Brooke Priory, Witham Hall, Stamford Junior School and Copthill School.
Aldgate Lodge is a large imposing village house in the highly sought after and pretty village of Ketton in the county of Rutland. The current owners have spent considerable time and effort to bring the house firmly into the 21st century and the property is excellently presented both inside and out.
The house is approached through impressive pillared stone columns with a large wrought iron electric gate leading down a gravel driveway to a turning circle and parking area. A spur leads off to the garage block to one side. The house is extensive with just under 12,200 sq ft with the accommodation arranged predominantly over two floors. There is a large central reception hall with doors off to all the principal rooms and an impressive cantilevered wooden staircase rises up to a galleried landing. Of particular note is the large two-part drawing room with high ceilings, period features and views out over the terrace and gardens. Adjoining music room. The dining room is also large with grand proportions. The newly extended and renovated kitchen/breakfast room is a three-part room being entirely bespoke and containing all the up-to-date modern appliances. The study is well proportioned and gives access to the garden room with a high pitched glass roof and door out to the gardens. There is also a gym, two sitting
rooms, snug, secondary study/playroom and family room.
The first floor has numerous bedrooms, all with their own individual character. The principal bedroom suite has a large dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There are five further bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a shower room.
Either accessed from separate entrances or from the first floor of the main house the secondary accommodation is extensive and comprises of 1 flat and 1 cottage. One being a 1 bed staff/guest flat with en-suite bathroom and open plan living space. The other being larger with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a first floor sitting room and ground floor kitchen/breakfast room.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds surround the house on 3 sides. Across the western façade is a large entertaining terrace with stone balustrade and wide steps lead down to the lawn. Off to one side of the terrace is the swimming pool and pool house and the terrace stretches around to the north side with additional seating areas and mixed flower and shrub borders. The courtyard area to the north has an ornamental fish pond and fountain. Beautiful mature trees and shrubs surround the gardens offering a high degree of privacy. The River Chater flows past the western boundary offering a quintessentially English scene