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4 bedroom character property for sale

Main Street, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5AA


Property Description

Key features

  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Home Office
  • 4/5 Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Superb Character Cottage
  • No Upward Chain

Full description

THE OLD FORGE OCCUPIES AN EXCELLENT POSITION within the heart of the village and provides a wonderful family home of immense character. The Old Forge has the benefit of an indoor heated swimming pool & the 'Forge' which has been converted into a home office. The conversion briefly comprises: three reception rooms, four/five bedrooms, three bathrooms, living kitchen, double garage and benefits from GCH and hardwood windows.


The property is best approached by leaving West Bridgford town centre via the main A606 Melton Road proceeding to the Wheatcroft traffic island, taking the second exit on the left and continuing along the A606 through Tollerton and at the traffic lights bear right as signposted toward Plumtree, proceeding through Plumtree and on entering Keyworth along Station Road leading into Normanton Lane leading into Nottingham Road and heading towards the village centre, leading into Main Street and proceed past shops and the property is eventually situated on the left hand side.


The Old Forge represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a versatile four/five bedroom cottage of immense character, occupying an excellent plot at the quiet end of Main Street on the corner with Cedar Drive.

The Old Forge dates back in part to 1779, where there was originally three cottages onsite, one of which was a pub called 'The Gate Hangs Well'.
The 'Forge', dates back to the late 18th century and was until approximately 60 years ago a working village forge.
The property has been carefully and skilfully incorporated into one dwelling retaining much of the original charm and character with revealed ceiling beams prevailing throughout, with later additions to the property through the 1960's over the previous farm buildings to form the garage and living kitchen above.


The property now affords a beautifully presented and well proportioned family home, enjoying three reception rooms, a wonderful living kitchen, three bathrooms and currently four bedrooms, however in this very flexible accommodation, other rooms have also been bedrooms.
Externally, the property enjoys an attractive external facade with the main body of the house being white rendered under a pantile roof and is approached from Main Street via double opening gates into a courtyard providing ample off road parking.
The 'Forge' has been converted into a totally independent dwelling and can be utilised for a wide variety of potential uses including home office, granny flat, studio etc.
To the rear the property enjoys a delightful well stocked rear garden with a wonderful indoor heated swimming pool with solar panel water heating.


Situated within the heart of Keyworth conservation area within the centre of the village, the property is conveniently placed for ease of access to all of Keyworth's excellent local amenities including shops catering for day to day needs, three good primary schools and the highly regarded South Wolds Secondary School, recreational facilities, centres of employment and frequent public transport services to nearby West Bridgford and Nottingham city centre.
There is an ease of convenience to the A52 Nottingham bypass and A46 and lies a short walk away from the beautiful South Nottinghamshire countryside.




Approached via graduated stone steps with wrought iron balustrade with double opening sealed unit glazed doors leading through to the porch. The porch overlooks the courtyard and enjoys a tiled floor and provides access into the main reception hall and rear entrance lobby.

7.34m(24'1'') x 2.08m(6'10'')


A wonderful hallway of great character characterised by the uneven quarry tiled floor and revealed ceiling beams, there is a boarded up fireplace within a chimney breast, useful under stairs cloaks cupboard, two extremely useful built-in shelved storage cupboards, two single radiators and stairs off rising to the first floor.


Approached from the hallway with steps down having a wonderful feature fireplace with inset mirror with raised tiled hearth with decorative tiled surround with open fire grate with adjacent storage cupboard and plinth, TV aerial point, double radiator, two ceiling beams and three sealed unit glazed windows to the side and front elevations.

5.49m(18'0'') x 4.11m(13'6'')


A cosy room characterised by the inglenook fireplace with brick chimney breast and raised brick hearth and fire grate with copper canopy over and recessed display niche and storage shelf, quarry tiled floor, revealed beamed ceiling, double radiator and two leaded light sealed unit glazed windows to the side elevation.

3.10m(10'2'') x 4.17m(13'8'')


From the main hallway there is access leading through to the inner lobby having a secondary staircase to the first floor, access to the main entrance porch and access leading through to the utility room.


Creating an ideal secondary kitchen and useful storage area comprising: one and half sink bowl single drainer sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap with adjacent worktop preparation surfaces enjoying a comprehensive range of base cupboard and drawer units with matching wall mounted storage cupboards with floor to ceiling Tallboy cupboard, appliance space and plumbing for washing machine and useful walk-in under stairs storage cupboard, panelled ceiling, windows to both the front and rear elevations and there is a small step down leading through to the walk-in drying room.

4.09m(13'5'') x 2.97m(9'9'')


A versatile room with quarry tiled floor, radiator, revealed beamed ceiling, and box seat with picture glazed window to the side elevation.

2.01m(6'7'') x 3.05m(10'0'')


Comprising: three piece suite in white with tiled shower cubicle with Aquatronic shower and glazed screen, low flush w/c, pedestal wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap, extractor fan and boiler cupboard housing the Glow-worm gas fired central heating boiler.

1.78m(5'10'') x 2.29m(7'6'')


This room links in perfectly both the old and the new and is approached from the main entrance porch hallway and also provides access onto the rear garden and enjoys a continuation of the tiled floor, double radiator and stairs rising to the living kitchen.


A wonderful family entertaining room being the central hub of the property, situated over the garage and enjoying a dual aspect to both the front and rear elevations and in particular fine views over the rear garden.
The kitchen enjoys a twin sink single drainer sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap with adjacent worktop preparation surfaces incorporating a four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over with built-in oven and grill, a range of base cupboard and drawer units with matching wall mounted glazed display cabinets with storage book shelving, central island with beech work surface with storage cupboards and shelving under, two double radiators, beamed ceiling, gas fired coal effect stove, further book shelving, tiled floor covering and French door giving access through to the rear garden and access leading through to the family room.

8.53m(28'0'') x 3.91m(12'10'')






A versatile room currently used as a home office or potential play room, with radiator, telephone point, storage shelving and window over looking both the front and rear elevations.

3.38m(11'1'') x 3.91m(12'10'')


From the main reception hall stairs rise to the first floor master bedroom and shower room.


Comprehensively fitted with an extensive range of floor to ceiling built-in bedroom furniture with 'his and hers' built-in wardrobes with double hanging rail and storage shelving with matching drawers and bedside cabinets, two single radiators and two sealed unit glazed windows to the front elevation.

4.11m(13'6'') x 5.28m(17'4'')


Ideally suited as an en suite to the master bedroom the shower room can also be approached by bedroom two via two interconnecting lockable doors, creating privacy for bedroom one and being easily accessible to bedroom two if required.
The shower room enjoys a four piece suite by Roca in white with tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and hot and cold mixer tap, bidet, low flush w/c, radiator, useful built-in storage cupboard and window to the front elevation.

2.31m(7'7'') x 3.10m(10'2'')


From the inner lobby of the main reception hall is the secondary stair case leading through to the main first floor split level landing with a window to the side enjoying views of the magnolia tree.


With single radiator, sealed unit glazed window to the front elevation and personal access into the shower room shared with the master bedroom.

4.27m(14'0'') x 4.19m(13'9'')


A delightful garden bedroom which takes full advantage of the aspect over the rear garden characterised by the picture multi paned arched window and French door providing access to outside with floor to ceiling built-in wardrobe, double radiator and being a naturally light and sunny room and currently used as an artist's studio.

2.44m(8'0'') x 3.96m(13'0'')


An ideal children's room with built-in cabin bed approached via a ladder with pine panelled surround with built-in storage cupboard with matching desk and shelving, single radiator and window to the side.

2.34m(7'8'') x 3.20m(10'6'')


Enjoying a three piece suite in white with cast-iron bath with hot and cold mixer tap with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, w/c with dual flush, single radiator, floor to ceiling shelved airing cupboard, wall mounted courtesy light and shaver point, access to loft space and picture window overlooking the rear garden.


Externally, the property occupies an excellent yet deceptive corner position on the corner of Main Street and Cedar Drive, and enjoys a most attractive external facade being white rendered under a pantile roof.
The property is approached via a timber gate off Main Street leading into an enclosed courtyard driveway providing ample off road parking giving access to the front door, garages and forge.


Extending to 7.21m(23'8) into the rear of the outhouses.
Enjoying two roll over electrically operated garage doors, light and power and useful ancillary store room.

5.49m(18'0'') x 5.23m(17'2'')


Providing ideal bike and general storage.

2.03m(6'8'') x 1.78m(5'10'')


Currently used as a log store.

4.06m(13'4'') x 2.24m(7'4'')


X 17.34m(24'1)
As previously highlighted there is a most versatile building which can be utilised for a wide variety of potential uses and is currently used to run a small family business being completely independent from the main building, the forge enjoys the benefit of a small kitchen area and shower room.
A main area of the forge is open plan with two radiators, four wall light points and window to the side elevation.

4.50m(14'9'') extending to x 4.88m(16'0'')




Comprising: one and half sink bowl single drainer sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap with a worktop preparation surface and storage cupboards under with matching wall mounted storage cupboard.


Enjoys a three piece suite with shower tray with rail and curtain, pedestal wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap with tiled splash back, low flush w/c, wall mounted Halstead gas fired central heating boiler and terracotta tiled floor.


The courtyard is a safe haven for children and enjoys raised flowering and herbaceous beds with specimen trees and shrubs.


To the rear the property enjoys a most delightfully enclosed and private well stocked mature and established rear garden benefitting from a sunny rear aspect and is bounded on all sides by timber fencing.
The rear garden which has been lovingly landscaped by the current occupiers enjoys an abundance of flowering and herbaceous borders with annual and perennial plants with specimen trees and shrubs including silver birch, willow, magnolia, and soft fruit trees and is laid to a shaped out lawn with deep flowering and herbaceous borders, there is a stone flagged sun terrace directly to the rear of the kitchen with an ornamental garden pond and waterfall, separate water feature and an established vegetable area with raised beds, useful timber garden shed, external light and water tap.
To the side of the property bordering onto Cedar Drive is a substantial pea gravelled area which enjoys a feature magnolia and apple tree.
Within the rear garden there is a pathway leading through to the indoor swimming pool.





Enjoying an attractive external design being white rendered with stained glass leaded light windows it truly does disguise what lies within.
Internally, the building enjoys a high steel framed roof, which has recently been reroofed and an indoor heated pool, with the heating created by solar panels, having its own filtration system, roll on, roll off cover and enjoys a depth of three feet in the shallow end extends to six feet in the deep end.
The swimming area creates an ideal family entertaining room with ample space for table and chairs, a wonderful play area for children with the pool having also its own waterslide.

10.59m(34'9'') x 7.32m(24'0'')


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MEASUREMENT -Every care has been taken to reflect the true dimensions. Rooms of an irregular shape, alcoves and fitted wardrobes will be indicated separately.
NOTE -Room sizes are quoted in meters to the nearest hundredth of a meter measured from wall to wall. The imperial equivalent is included as an approximate guide. Whilst we endeavor to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information for you, particularly if travelling some distance to view the property.
FLOOR PLANS -Purchasers should note that if a floor plan is included within property particulars it is intended to show the relationship between rooms and does not reflect exact dimensions or indeed seek to exactly replicate the layout of the property. Floor plans are produced for guidance only.
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The local authority have advised us that the property is in Council Tax Band G, which we are advised currently incurs a charge of £2668.21
Prospective purchasers are advised to confirm this.


Please contact a member of staff on 01159 810003 who will be pleased to assist you in arranging to view.


Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.30
Saturday 9.00 - 4.00


Mortgage advice is provided through our association with DMA Financial Services, who will provide you with independent financial advice and can be contacted on 01332 293 696.


John German are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of Survey and Valuation Reports in accordance with standards set out under the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
These include Private Valuations, (including Probate, Matrimonial and Insurance), the popular RICS Homebuyers Survey and Valuation Report.


John German also operate a thriving Lettings Division based in central West Bridgford covering all aspects of lettings and property management. They can be contacted on 01159 810003.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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20 April 2011


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