Property of the Day: 15 Water Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire

A beautiful Georgian townhouse with river views

THE PROPERTY: 15 Water Street is a Grade II-listed property on one of Stamford’s most picturesque streets. Built in the early 18th century from honey-hued stone, the property could have jumped from the pages of a Jane Austen novel. As well as five bedrooms and three reception-rooms, the house comes with a little lawn and a raised wooden terrace in the garden.

THE LOCATION: Stamford is regularly listed as one of the top places to live in the UK. With its attractive Georgian and Jacobean architecture, the town often features in period dramas including Middlemarch and the 2004 film Pride and Prejudice. The house is on a peaceful street overlooking the river Welland, a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and the station, which offers trains to London in under an hour and 30 minutes. 

THE INTERIOR: The five-bedroom property is elegantly decorated with wooden floors and neutral wall colours. Period features such as a cast-iron fireplace and dual-aspect sash windows are particularly lovely. The wooden-beamed ceilings and open fireplaces give it a cosy feel, but with more than 2,700 square foot of space it is a sizeable family home.

WHY WE LOVE IT: We love the higgledy-piggledy vaulted ceilings, lined with exposed oak beams.

BUY IT NOW: £1,050,000 with Humberts

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