* CHARACTER EXTENDED PERIOD COTTAGE: Believed to date back to the mid-1600s, this character stone-built beamed home was extended in Victorian times and lately in 2009 and benefits from a range of good-sized brick outbuildings with potential for conversion into additional living space for the main property. The five outbuildings were formerly used as butcher's premises and include a walk-in chiller (not tested). In 2009 the kitchen was extended to provide a superb spacious vaulted living kitchen with Esse range cooker. Further accommodation consists of: a well-proportioned sitting room with folding doors to a computer/study area, a 19ft living kitchen, split-level landing with four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property lies adjacent to St Edward's parish church and grounds.
The historic town of Castle Donington is very popular and boasts a good mixture of modern amenities and facilities. Donington Park motor racing circuit, East Midlands airport, the M1 motorway and the A50 are all within easy access. Nearby Midland cities include Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, and further afield, Coventry and Birmingham.
ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF
Further accommodation consists of: a well-proportioned sitting room with folding doors to a computer/study area, a 19ft living kitchen, split-level landing with four bedrooms and a stylish refitted family bathroom installed in 2008. Outside, you'll find a low-maintenance walled garden, five outbuildings and covered parking.The property lies adjacent to St Edward's parish church and grounds and is offered for sale with no upward chain. If you fancy living somewhere a little different, with considerable potential for further extension and improvement, then this period home could be just what you're looking for.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL
The solid timber entrance door opens directly into the:
SPACIOUS BEAMED SITTING ROOM 20'9'' x 17'0''max inc. computer area
(Narrowing to 13'4"). The focal point of this heavily beamed room is the reclaimed brick fireplace with cast iron Hunter Herald multi-fuel stove with stone hearth, access to cleaning the chimney, quality laminate flooring, cable TV point, telephone point, door to understairs storage with consumer meters, traditional-style central heating radiator, and a feature diamond-shaped leaded window with deep sill to the front of the property. Pine folding doors to the:
COMPUTER / STUDY AREA
With a pine desk unit with shelves, telephone broadband, additional wall-mounted shelving, power and lighting. From the sitting room, a pine latched door leads to the:
EXTENDED LIVING KITCHEN 19'0'' x 13'3''max
(12'3" min). The focal point of this spacious dining kitchen is an original Esse range cooker fuelled by wood with feature reclaimed exposed brick chimney. This is used for cooking, heating and hot water. When the Esse range reaches the correct temperature, the thermostatic valves ensure the linked gas boiler is shut off - an eco-friendly solution. The kitchen is fitted with a variety of oak-fronted base and drawer units and matching wall cupboards, plate rack, wine rack and shelves with baskets. An inset Belfast sink with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks and contrasting walnut solid wood worktops. Reclaimed nine inch quarry tiled floor, vaulted beamed ceiling, built-in eye-level stainless steel Neff double oven/grill, inset four-ring ceramic hob with overhead extractor hood and recessed halogen ceiling lights. An integrated upright fridge and freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine/dryer. Part exposed brick and stone walling, smoke detector, three Velux skylight windows, and two timber-framed double glazed sliding Yorkshire windows overlooking the rear low-maintenance rear garden. An exit door with glazed panel and steps down to the garden and brick outbuildings. Returning to the sitting room, a pine latched door leads to the:
With a half-glazed exit door to the under cover parking. Stairs rise to the exposed beamed half-landing which divides to the:
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 14'4'' x 8'9''
With a central heating radiator, cable TV socket and a diamond-shaped leaded window to the front aspect.
BEDROOM THREE 8'0'' x 7'0''inc. wardrobes
Louvre doors to a built-in wardrobe with shelves. Radiator, beamed ceiling and a diamond-shaped leaded window to the side aspect.
BEDROOM TWO 13'6''max x 8'0''
A double room with pine doors to a built-in cupboard with hanging rail. Brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, central heating radiator, wide window sill with a diamond-shaped leaded window facing the front of the property.
BEDROOM FOUR 10'1'' x 5'7''
With a central heating radiator, beamed ceiling, ceiling spotlights and a diamond-shaped leaded window with beam above enjoying superb views facing the church and grounds opposite.
FITTED FAMILY BATHROOM 9'4'' x 5'5''
Comprising: a roll-edged panelled bath with centre chrome tap, corner tiled shower cubicle with thermostatically-controlled mains shower, wall-hung wash basin and a dual-flush w.c. Tiled floor, part-tiled walls, white ladder-style towel radiator, recessed halogen lights and a upvc double glazed leaded window to the side aspect.
From the front of the property, there are twin hinged doors and a side courtesy door opening into the:
There is off-road parking here for one car. A pedestrian door to the side gives shared access to a walled alleyway to the rear of the private garden.
RANGE OF BRICK OUTBUIDINGS
OUTBUILDING ONE 15'3'' x 8'5''
Two storey - the room above is larger and overlaps the adjacent outbuilding. No staircase access. This houses the pump system for the boiler.
WALK-IN COOL STORE 13'2'' x 4'8''
Walls lined with aluminium. Refrigerator unit (not tested).
LARGE WORKSHOP + 2 FURTHER ROOMS 14'4'' x 12'9''
A useful good-sized room suggesting a variety of uses. No power or lighting. Roof skylight. Archway to a room off measuring: 15'4" by 9'4" and a further T-shaped room measuring 11'8" max by 9'5".
WALLED REAR GARDEN
Twin hinged timber doors from the covered carport access the low-maintenance private walled rear garden which is mainly laid to grey slate chippings. From the house, the garden is reached from the dining kitchen.
A rare opportunity to acquire a four-bedroomed period family home dating back to the 1600s, with previous planning consent to convert the five outbuildings into additional living accommodation. Internal inspection absolutely essential, we respectfully suggest.
HOW TO GET THERE
From our NEWTON FALLOWELL office in the heart of MELBOURNE: Go straight across into Church Street and head out of town. On entering the village of Wilson, turn left at the sharp right hand bend. In a few hundred yards, at the T-junction, turn right, following this road to the next T-junction with the A453. Turn left. Within a short distance, turn left at the traffic lights towards Castle Donington. Once in the town, go straight on at the traffic lights and immediately first right into Market Street which leads to Borough Street. Church Lane is half-way down on the right, but is a one-way street in the other direction, so continue to the T-junction and turn right. Right again into Clapgun Street (where there is a free car park). Church Lane is the next turning on the right just before the church and grounds. Number two is on the left hand side - identified by our 'For Sale' sign. POSTCODE for SAT NAVS: DE74 2LG.
COUNCIL TAX BAND:
The property is believed to be in council tax band: 'C'
SERVICES: All mains are connected. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by Newton Fallowell and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. Newton Fallowell recommends that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property and we recommend they consult a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. MEASUREMENTS: Please note that room sizes are quoted in metres to the nearest tenth of a metre measured from wall to wall. The imperial equivalent is included as an approximate guide for applicants not fully conversant with the metric system. Room measurements are included as a guide to room sizes and are not intended to be used when ordering carpets or flooring. VIEWING: By strict appointment through the selling agent.