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Pulling back the double doors to allow their guests to circulate, and throwing open the French windows so everyone can spill outside, the owner of the Hallams Lane house admits there is nowhere quite like it when it comes to entertaining.
This is a brilliant party house, she said. It can be opened right up and there is so much space.
She first fell in love with the house, however, when she was passing it on the road in front.
I grew up in the area and found Hallams Lane to be extremely peaceful, with lots of beautiful and interesting houses, she said.
This one was particularly attractive, with its beautiful garden and lovely pond. It seemed like a lovely family home.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
The owner and her husband initially went to see the house when a substantial amount of work was required.
We had young children and although we loved the property, it just was not something we felt we could tackle at the time, she explained. Someone else bought it and had all the work done, and then it came on the market again.
We went to see it again and knew we still loved it and wanted to live there.
The owner, her husband and their children moved into the expansive property, which dates back to the 1930s, in November 1999.
For the first seven years or so, they changed very little. Then, five years ago they carried out major renovation work themselves.
We had the whole of the back of the house extended, she explained. We tripled the size of the kitchen, creating a really superb family space, with good dining and sitting areas.
There are 12 of us in my family and on Christmas Day there is room for everyone to be seated in comfort.
Like the rest of the house, the kitchen has a modern, stylish finish. Handmade by Osborne of Ilkeston, it has Caesarstone work surfaces.
She went on: This is the part of the house we tend to spend most of our time in.
There is an easy flow throughout the ground floor of the house. Black oak floors add even more style.
In the evenings, we go into the drawing room, where we had an inglenook fireplace and wood-burner installed, she added.
The upper storey of the house was also extended to create spacious, sleeping accommodation, and to provide all but two of the bedrooms with an en suite bathroom.
Again, a modern, minimal style has been brought in throughout.
I like décor that is easy to change, said the owner. On the whole, I have kept the walls fairly plain so I can add colour through cushions and blinds etc.
The Hallams Lane property has been the ideal family home over the years. From children's birthday parties to grown-up get-togethers, it has been the scene of many great occasions.
It has been great living somewhere the children can have sleepovers and parties, she said. They have been able to have pets and there was always lots of space to play.
And she added: This has been a wonderful home. It has given us everything we wanted.
From the front it still maintains a very traditional appeal yet at the back it is extremely modern and has fantastic living space.
The property benefits from red bricks, some herringbone features and exposed timber sections beneath a high pitched tiled roof. There are two entrance porches over separate doors into either the main house or the section of the property that could become an annexe.
On entering the house, the first impression is the high standard of decoration and finish that these large and spacious rooms have. The entrance hall is used as a music room with a grand piano, set centre stage, with the stairs rising at the back of the property with a large feature window providing plenty of light. The ceilings are coved and there is an original ducks nest fireplace. An additional section of hall, in which is the cloakroom with a white suite, leads to one of the reception rooms. Windows feature in this hallway with the main door being wide with glass panels to either side and a large long feature window rising from the ground floor to the first floor.
There is a good mix of old features along with a new contemporary design to the property which includes 1930's pine panelled doors and double doors with leaded light glass panels which lead into the drawing room. A central feature of this room is the large open fireplace which has a granite hearth, stone quoins and oak bressumer with a multi-fuel stove. To either side of this there are double patio doors leading out to the garden.
There is a family room with a bay window and an open fireplace which could be a formal dining room if desired. A further reception room, which is currently being used as a gym, which has a casement door leading to the front of the property, could become part of an annex if the new owner want to provide separate accommodation. Adjacent to this room is an inner-hallway, from which is the utility room which is currently used as a workshop. From the inner-hall is also another door which would provide access to this section of the property. There are stairs rising to a very large bed/sitting room of irregular shape with a high pitched ceiling and an en-suite shower room with a white suite.
Back in the main accommodation is the stunning kitchen/living room. This is the hub of the family house and has been fitted to a very high standard with units made by Osbournes of Ilkeston, with extensive Caesar Stone work surfaces which are made of 93% natural quarts. A large central island incorporates a table which extends into work surfaces under which are cupboards and drawers. The cabinets extend around the kitchen and incorporate Gaggenau double oven, a gas hob with Gaggenau extractor hood above and a built in microwave and dishwasher. In the living room section of the kitchen there is also a matching dresser complimenting the kitchen. The living space in the kitchen is very large and comfortable and there are bi-folding doors leading out onto the patio making this a very sociable area in the summer.
Wide easy rise stairs lead up to the long landing, which opens up into a wider section ideal as a reading or study area. The master bedroom has a square bay window over-looking the rear garden, a deep wardrobe cupboard and an en-suite shower room which is fitted with a very large shower unit with a power shower, low level WC and wash hand basin all in a white suite, with tasteful quality tiling. There are two further double bedrooms both with views over the front garden and beyond over Nottingham. These bedrooms use the family bathroom which has a modern free-standing bath, low level WC, separate shower unit and wash basin, once more, all tastefully tiled. Two further double bedrooms both have en-suite shower rooms fitted to the same standard as the previous ones. The larger of the two is 'L' shaped with a sitting/study area and there are also double doors which open to a glass Juliette balcony and an en-suite bathroom. As previously mentioned there is a sixth bedroom which is accessed separately from the main house with its own en-suite shower room.
SETTING THE SCENE
This very attractive house stands well back from the road and is accessed through high, electric wrought iron gates, to a brick in and out driveway which provides plenty of parking for several cars and gives access to the double garage.
The front garden has been landscaped and there is a central long shallow water feature with level lawns to either side of it and well stocked and mature flowering shrubs and tree's surrounding the garden. The plot extends to approximately half an acre and is very wide with plenty of space down the side of the property. A further wrought iron gate secures the rear garden where there is a large terrace which extends to the rear and onto a lawn, with a meandering path that goes behind a line of conifers and also to an area designated to a timber made dog kennel and run, here there is a mature Cyprus tree. There is a second section of lawn at a slightly higher level and the whole garden is surrounded with a mixture of evergreen and flowering trees and shrubs. The owner has embraced the garden surroundings: In the mornings, the front garden is wonderful. We often sit out by the pond. The garden has got colour throughout the winter and into the spring and summer and also gives it privacy whilst enjoying the afternoon and evening sun as it faces west.
WHAT'S NEARBY ()
Beeston is located to the South West of Nottingham with easy road access to the M1 and into Nottingham, which is approximately 3.4 miles away. Beeston is a self-sufficient area with a good range of local shops and amenities, Beeston Fields Golf Club, tennis courts and a playing field, Beeston Fields Primary School and local schools. For secondary education, families have the options of the Boys and Girls High Schools in Nottingham or Trent College in Long Eaton, along with the Elms Preparatory School. The owner also added: We are not far from a nature reserve, where it is lovely to walk, and we can go out over the fields and woodland whenever we chose as well.
WITHIN EASY REACH
Nottingham city centre with its excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities along with its mainline station to London St. Pancras is approximately 3.4 miles away. The M1 is easily reached giving access to the North and South. East Midlands airport is approximately a 25 minute drive. This area is excellent for commuters and popular with families.
Proceeding in a westerly direction on the A52, join the A6464. Proceed over the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn right into Queens Road. Continue along this road until reaching a set of traffic lights with Meadow Lane on your right hand side. Turn right, proceed to the end of the road and turn left. Continue along here for a short distance before turning right into High Road, turning almost immediately right again onto Hallams Lane. Proceed around the left hand bend where the property will be found on the right hand side. There are two gates, please take the second gate onto the driveway.
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