Main Street, Foston, Grantham

6 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in excess of £450,000


  • Historic 17th Century house
  • Grade II Listed
  • Walled gardens
  • Accommodation of immense character
  • Six bedrooms
  • In need of modernisation
  • Outbuildings
  • In all approx 0.33 acre
  • Rare opportunity
  • EPC exempt

An intriguing Grade II Listed period Hall occupying generous walled grounds at the heart of Foston. The property is believed to date from the 17th Century but with later additions and is now in need of complete modernisation offering a resourceful purchaser a rare opportunity to create an enviable family home of great charm and character. The accommodation, which is arranged over three floors, includes three reception rooms and up to six bedrooms as well as the usual domestic offices. There are adjoining outbuildings , garaging and storage. The house sits centrally in its plot and the gardens offer a good level of privacy. Offered for sale with vacant possession and no chain.

ACCOMMODATION

ENTRANCE HALL 5.05m x 2.46m plus inner hall (16'7" x 8'1" plus i
With double half glazed entrance doors, flagstone flooring, radiator, ornate carving, staircase to the first floor, under stairs storage cupboard and walk in utility cupboard with shelving and inner cupboard and electricity meters.

INNER HALLWAY
With secondary staircase to the first floor.

CLOAKROOM 2.39m x 2.39m (7'10" x 7'10")
A large cloakroom with low level WC and pedestal wash handbasin, radiator.

DRAWING ROOM 5.97m x 3.99m (19'7" x 13'1")
With large stone inglenook style fireplace with display alcove and heavy beam over, fitted shelving, shuttered bow window to the garden, shuttered French doors to the garden, radiator, wall light points and exposed ceiling beam.

SITTING ROOM 4.67m x 3.25m (15'4" x 10'8")
With shuttered deep bow window to the garden, brick fireplace with solid fuel stove, radiator, exposed beam and built-in cupboard.

DINING ROOM 5.31m x 4.29m (17'5" x 14'1")
Having open hearth brick fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, fitted shelved cupboard, radiator, under stairs recess and heavy studded door, reputedly from Lincoln Prison, leading to an enclosed porch.

ENCLOSED PORCH

KITCHEN 4.14m x 2.95m (13'7" x 9'8")
Having a range of fitted base cupboards with working surfaces over and wall mounted cupboards, double drainer stainless steel sink, integrated electric hob, double electric oven and microwave over, tiled splashbacks, radiator, window to the garden, exposed ceiling beams, Myson fan heater.

UTILITY ROOM 3.48m x 2.59m (11'5" x 8'6")
With plumbing for washing machine, single sink, radiator and built-in shelved cupboard.

CELLAR / PANTRY 3.91m x 2.46m (12'10" x 8'1")
A cold room with cold shelf and meat safe, fitted shelving.

REAR PORCH

FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Having enclosed staircase off to the second floor, fitted glazed cabinet.

BEDROOM ONE 4.42m x 4.14m (14'6" x 13'7")
Having window facing the garden, a range of fitted cupboards and radiator.

JACK & JILL BATHROOM 3.25m x 1.27m (10'8" x 4'2")
With heavy cast iron bath and pedestal wash handbasin, shuttered window and built-in airing cupboard.

SEPARATE WC 1.80m x 1.37m (5'11" x 4'6")
With low level WC and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM TWO 4.93m x 3.25m (16'2" x 10'8")
With dormer window to the rear aspect, radiator, exposed timbers, fitted brown wardrobe and drawers and eaves storage.

BEDROOM THREE 6.05m x 2.87m (19'10" x 9'5")
With window facing the garden and radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR 4.85m x 1.98m (15'11" x 6'6")
With window overlooking the courtyard and radiator.

BATHROOM 4.60m x 2.31m (15'1" x 7'7")
With panelled bath, pedestal wash handbasin and low level WC, separate shower cubicle, two radiators, window to the courtyard, airing cupboard and a range of built-in storage cupboards.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Approached by an enclosed winding staircase from the first floor.

ATTIC BEDROOM ONE 5.79m x 5.00m (19'0" x 16'5")
With dormer window, exposed crook timbers.

ATTIC BEDROOM TWO 5.08m x 3.96m (16'8" x 13'0")
With dormer window, exposed timbers.

STORE ROOM 5.08m x 1.91m (16'8" x 6'3")

OUTSIDE
The Old Hall stands at the heart of the village in delightful walled gardens and is approached through a 5-bar farmyard gate leading to a granite chipped parking area with room for a number of vehicles and access to the garage. A particular feature is the positioning of the house centrally within its walled gardens which offer a good level of privacy. A side door opens to a pathway leading beneath a pergola to the front door. The gardens are laid generally to lawn with various rose beds, and shrubs together with a mature beech tree. The rear garden is south facing and includes two greenhouses, fruit trees and a paved patio. External cold water taps and oil storage tank.

BOILER ROOM
Housing a Camray 5 oil fired central heating boiler.

FUEL STORE 4.32m x 3.43m (14'2" x 11'3")

STORE 2.13m x 1.98m (7'0" x 6'6")

GARAGE 5.00m x 5.56m (16'5" x 18'3")
A brick and pan tile garage with adjoining workshop and wide double doors.

WORKSHOP / STORE 5.00m x 1.83m approximately (16'5" x 6'0" approxim
With wide double doors.

SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. The property has oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX
The property is in Council Tax Band G. Annual charges for 2019/2020 - £2,878.70

DIRECTIONS
From Grantham join the A1 at Downtown and continue north along the A1 turning left as signposted to Long Bennington and Foston. Take the right turn for Foston adjoining the roundabout and follow the signs for the village eventually entering the village along Newark Hill. Take the right turn for Main Street and the property is on the right-hand side.

FOSTON
Foston is a small village some 8 miles north of Grantham just off the A1. It is also 13 miles south of Newark and 30 miles east of Nottingham. Nearby Long Bennington offers local doctors surgery, primary school, various shops including a Co-op, public houses and local sports facilities. Foston is within the catchment for the Grammar Schools of Grantham (buses to Grantham and Newark schools).

AGENT'S NOTE
Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract. All services and appliances have not and will not be tested.

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