Ellis Karran

Local News Reporter

Journalism graduate from Sheffield Hallam University with a love for music, cheese and 00s British sitcoms


An impressive six bedroom, three storey house in Stamford that comes with a home gym has been put on the market for an eye-watering £2.5 million.

The property at 51 Casterton Road has a long driveway for maximum privacy and is just minutes from Stamford town centre.

It stands at three storeys high, has six bedrooms, all with en-suites, five bathrooms and even a state of the art home gym.

The garden area is picturesque and private. | Photo: Rightmove

There is also a triple garage by the large driveway and a dual aspect drawing room that comes with a traditional log burner.

All of this won’t come cheap though, with estate agents King West valuing the property at £2.5 million, calculating at monthly repayments of £9,981.

It was sold in 2016 for £1.6 million, with almost £1,000,000 being added to that value in just four years.

Let’s take a look inside:

A crystal clear modern looking kitchen with Silestone countertops. | Photo: Rightmove

The dining room has plenty of natural light coming from the bifold doors. | Photo: Rightmove

Open plan kitchen/living/dining area has a sweeping staircase with glass banisters leading upstairs. | Photo: Rightmove

The bright mezzanine snug area is at the top of the staircase. | Photo: Rightmove

Dual aspect drawing room which can also be used as a lounge area. | Photo: Rightmove

The large boot room leads out to the driveway. | Photo: Rightmove

Another snug/living area. | Photo: Rightmove

It even has its own state of the art home gym. | Photo: Rightmove

All six bedrooms boast plenty of space. | Photo: Rightmove

One of the five bathrooms the property has. | Photo: Rightmove

View the full listing on the Rightmove website.

A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered to anyone who can help with a murder investigation in Hull, in which a Scunthorpe man is a suspect.

An extensive investigation is ongoing by Humberside Police as they look into the murder of 20-year-old Abdullah Balouchi on Peel Street, Hull, on Wednesday, October 7.

Three men and a 17-year-old boy have already been charged and remanded in custody, but detectives want to speak to two more people.

One of the men is Peter Balog, 22, from Scunthorpe, who police have previously appealed to try and find, but he has so far evaded them.

A cash reward will be given to anyone who can help lead to the arrest of Peter Balog. | Photo: Crimestoppers

A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for Balog’s arrest.

Officers now also want to talk to a second man in connection with the crime, someone they believe was in the area at the time of the murder.

Police are now looking to identify, locate and question a second man about this. | Photo: Humberside Police

Humberside Police’s senior investigating officer, detective chief inspector Bob Clark, said: “We are renewing our appeal for Mr Balog to come forward and for help to identify this second man.

“I would appeal for anyone who has information about either man’s whereabouts to get in touch.

“We want any information to keep coming in so please get in contact with anything you might know, even if you think it isn’t important. It could be crucial to us.”

A man from Mablethorpe whose wife died of breast cancer has won a £1 million house after donating £10 in a charity raffle.

Ian Garrick, 56, entered the competition in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust after his wife Julie died from breast cancer in 2015.

He entered the competition in August, in hope of a fresh start after the turmoil of losing his wife five years ago.

In the end his £10 donation went a long way, and he was announced as the winner of the million pound home in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester.

The property comes with a hot tub and landscaped garden, as well as a home office, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The competition was run by fundraising company Omaze, as it aimed to raise £1 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity over the next three years.

Ian became the first ever UK winner of the competition, with more prize draws expected in the future.

Ian was lost for words when he found out he had won. | Photo: Omaze

He was revealed as the winner in a video made by Omaze, as the heartwarming moment Ian realised he had won was caught on camera.

It was a moment that brought both Ian and the presenter to tears, as Ian basked in the life-changing realisation.

The exact moment Ian realised he had won the grand prize. | Photo: Omaze

Ian was speechless when he won, and clearly overcome with emotion at the situation as he said: “I don’t know what to say. I can’t even think straight.”

He added that he would sell the house if he won, which was valued recently at just over £1,000,000, which would make him an overnight millionaire.

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