Project Description

This substantial manor house provides luxury accommodation in a beautiful rural setting. The superb Grade II* Listed property is steeped in history dating back to the Norman age. Ashby Hall has grounds with lake totalling 17 acres, the property measures in excess of 25,000 square feet and the location benefits from excellent transport links via the road and rail network and nearby airport. With substantial scope to convert into a luxury country retreat or into a variety of different commercial uses (STP), Ashby Hall offers purchasers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful manor house in idyllic location.
The origins of the estate date back to the Norman Conquest after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when English Anglo Saxon lands were handed to Norman knights.
The village settlement of Ascherbei is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and by the 1200’s William de Ascherbei and his family ruled the area when the first baronial hall was created. William de Ascherbei and many of his later descendants were directly involved with the Knights Templar. Ashby Hall was the centre of William de Ascherbei’s Templar activities and must have played a significant part in raising money to fund the Crusades. That original Normal Manorial house still exists within the structure of Ashby Hall.
From the 1400’s onwards, the Kinge family purchased the estate and successive generations undertook continuous development right up until
the 1800’s.
The Kinge family during the Georgian period refurbished the earlier Tudor house. Over the front door is a magnificent carved portico dated 1595 which celebrated the final rebuild of the main house. The Kinge family Coat of Arms is finely carved in local Ancaster limestone. This is when Ashby Hall was awarded Grade 2* Listed as a house of exceptional merit.
In the late 1700’s the King family began breeding racehorses and established a famous bloodline with a number of notable winners. An extensive stone stable yard was added to the North side of Ashby Hall with loose-boxes surrounding a paved courtyard.
The Ashby Hall Estates were auctioned off in 1921. All the estate farm lands, three farms, woodlands and the Hall itself with surrounding park were sold separately. Ashby Hall was purchased by Lord Garvagh (George Caning) who came from Northern Ireland to settle in England and began extensive renovations to modernise the Hall. In 1939, the Hall was seconded to the Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War 2 as an Officer’s Mess to the local fighter training base RAF Digby and from 1940 to 1945 a number of famous Squadrons used the Hall as their home.
At the end of the War Ashby Hall stood derelict until 1963 when it was sold to a local businessman for conversion into a Country Club and Casino called Lake Rendezvous Club. A large dance hall was built onto the East Wing overlooking the lake with a capacity of over 450 guests.
The Hall was then purchased to become the headquarters of a defence and security manufacturing company and restoration of the property began 2002.
Ground Floor  1,077 sq m     11,600 sq ft
First Floor          427 sq m       4,600 sq ft
Second Floor      157 sq m        1,700 sq ft
Total House     1,662 sq m     17,900 sq ft

Ground Floor           418 sq m   4,500 sq ft
First Floor                418 sq m   4,500 sq ft
Total Stable Block  836 sq m   9,000 sq ft
Total Floor Area  2,498 sq m 26,900 sq ft

Main Manor House (Ground Floor)
Two main entrances – Original Medieval Entrance c.1595 – Georgian Drawing Room – old library – Oak Panelled corridor – oak room – Ball Room – Kitchen – Bar Area – Billiard/Snooker Room – Home Cinema – staff kitchen – two offices – utility/file store – Server room – Wine cellar – Reception rooms – Four Store Rooms – Two workshops/stores.

Ball Room
Licenced for 420 people standing or 160 seated – access to lake-side – BBQ patio – changing room – bar area – Catering Kitchen – 240v and 3 phase
power – male and female toilets.

Main Manor House (First Floor)
Self-contained apartment – restored lounge – kitchen – Master Bedroom – En-Suite – Dressing Room – Four Further Bedrooms – Three Bathrooms – Two Kitchens – Utility Room – Office – views over lakes and lawns – Self Contained Staff Studio Flat with En-suite.

Main Manor House (Second Floor)
Three Bedrooms – Bathroom – Sitting Room.

Stable Block
Original Victorian hardwood Gates – Paved Stable Courtyard – Quadrangle of Ancaster stone stables and coach houses – potential to convert to townhouses/apartments (STP).
The Lake
The lake is well stocked with fish including massive carp, pike and other sports fish. Two islands both have easy access and woodland surrounds most of the lake ensuring total privacy.
The lake is deep enough for outboard equipped small boats and RIBs’. Trees surround the Hall breaking up any wind creating a very enjoyable small estate; simple and easy to manage.

Land included in sale amounts to 17 acres.

Planning and Conservation

Ashby Hall is Listed Grade II*. Ashby Hall offers a buyer considerable scope to modernise and convert. Full plans dating back to the 1800’s as well as totally up to date digital plans in metric measurements to base the many drawings and plans required for a new Planning Application.

The property is suitable for a variety of alternate uses (subject to planning), including:

The property is located in Ashby de la Launde, a small village in the North
Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is situated approximately 12.5 miles (20 kilometres) south of Lincoln, 7 miles (11.2 kilometres) north of Sleaford and 20 miles (32 kilometres) to the north east of Grantham.The location benefits from excellent transport links, with the A15 road travelling north and south just 2 miles to the west. Ashby Hall is well placed
to access other major UK motorways, including the A1(M) just 20 minute drive to the west. Grantham train station provides rail transport to London in one hour. Furthermore, there is a small private airfield within 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) and adequate landing space for helicopters on Ashby Hall lawns and top paddock.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Onsite LPG tank provides central heating for ground and first floors. Fibre optic broadband connectivity with back-to-back symmetric 100MBs download speed.
Local Authority
North Kesteven District Council 01529 414155
Business Rates/Council Tax
The property has a rateable value of £11,250. Apartment A is rated council tax Band B. Apartment B is rated council tax Band A. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries through the Local Authority.

VAT is not applicable to the purchase price.

Guide Price

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Richard Reed MRICS
+44 (0) 207 456 6750

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Ashby Hall
Ashby de la Launde


✓ Superb Grade II Listed Property
✓ Historical Importance
✓ EIght Bedrooms
✓ Stable Block
✓ 160 Cover Ballroom
✓ Manicured Gardens and Lake
✓ High Speed Broadband
✓ Staff Accommodation
✓ 17 Acres Of Land
✓ National and International Transport Links
✓ Suitable For A Variety Of Uses (STP)


Richard Reed, RICS
Phone: +44 (0) 207 456 6750
Our Ref: PR179