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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Southwell Road, Gonalston

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Farmhouse
  • 5 Bedrooms & 5 Receptions
  • Contemporary Kitchen
  • Wealth Of Character
  • 3,300 Sq Ft In Total
  • Purpose Built Annexe
  • Additional Income Potential
  • Generous Established Plot
  • Highly Regarded Village

Full description


Cliff Mill Farmhouse is an attractive double fronted traditional former farmhouse situated on a generous established plot within this highly regarded and much sought after Trent Valley hamlet, situated between the historic Minster town of Southwell and thriving city of Nottingham.

The farmhouse offers a wealth of character and features as well as spacious and flexible accommodation which extends to approximately 2700 sq ft and offers four versatile reception rooms, refitted dining kitchen, utility and cloakroom. To the first floor are four generous bedrooms, the main with a refitted contemporary ensuite bathroom as well as a modernised contemporary bathroom.

Enhancing this already superb accommodation further is a fantastic purpose built annexe which provides an additional versatile space which approaches 600 sq ft. This provides a self contained space perfect for teenagers or extended families. Comprising a double bedroom with ensuite facilities, sitting room and kitchen. In total bringing the accommodation to approximately 3300 sq ft.

This delightful period home would provide a fantastic opportunity for families requiring spacious grounds and home with a great deal of versatility and situated in a picturesque location with views to the front across open fields and wonderful countryside walks, combined with close links to excellent communications making it ideal for commuting.

Amenities are available in the adjacent village of Lowdham including primary school, range of local shops, public house and restaurant and further amenities can be found in the nearby market towns of Southwell and Bingham. There is a railway station in Lowdham with trains to Nottingham and Newark and the village is convenient for the A6097, A52 and A46 with links to the A1 and M1.


Entrance Hall - 4.72m x 2.51m - Having attractive oak turning staircase rising to the first floor, deep skirting, exposed beam to the ceiling, central heating radiator, useful understairs alcove and doors to:

Dining Room - 4.67m x 3.73m - Having beamed ceiling, deep skirting, central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation.

Family Room - 4.75m x 3.53m - A versatile third reception having a wealth of character with heavily beamed ceiling, chimney breast with Yorkstone hearth, inset multi-fuel stove and stone lintel over, deep skirting, oak strip wood flooring, central heating radiator, UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation.
From the entrance hall a part glazed door leads through to the:

Breakfast Kitchen - 3.35m x 2.21m - Newly refitted with a comprehensive range of contemporary wall, base and drawer units with space for American style fridge freezer, rolled edge work surface with inset one and half bowl sink and drainer unit, built in oven with microwave over, inset four ring hob with extractor hood over, inset downlighters to the ceiling, double glazed window and being open plan to the:

Breakfast Area - 3.71m x 3.66m - Ideal for families and perfect as a less formal every day living / dining area. Having heavily beamed ceiling, chimney breast with useful shelved alcoves, central heating radiator, double glazed window to the rear and solid oak door through to an enclosed:

Side Entrance Porch - 1.78m x 1.65m - Providing useful cloaks hanging space, central heating radiator, ceiling light point, double glazed window and hardwood door leading on to the rear garden. A further door gives access through to:

Cloakroom - 1.73m x 1.68m - Having a two piece suite comprising close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps and ceramic tiled splashbacks, central heating radiator, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble drier above, multi-pane window to the side elevation.
Returning to the kitchen a part glazed multi-pane door leads through to the:

Sitting Room - 9.45m x 4.50m - A fantastic spacious and versatile main reception benefitting from windows to three aspects and offering a wealth of character with attractive chimney breast having timber lintel and shelved alcoves to either side, beamed ceiling, wall light points, TV point and Broadband connection, central heating radiator, windows to the front, side and rear elevations including a bay window overlooking the driveway.

Side Entrance Lobby - 2.34m x 2.06m - Having attractive double glazed contemporary door and sidelight, tiled floor with underfloor heating, central ceiling light point, wall mounted electrical consumer units concealed behind oak veneer door fronts, pine skirting, oak door giving access into the main house and open doorway with beamed surround leading through into:

Home Office - 4.80m x 3.15m - Having beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed king post truss and purlins, one exposed brick elevation with attractive oak seating area which has been adapted from the original brick arched cold slab, inset velux skylights, continuation of the tiled floor, central heating radiator, pre-wired for wall mounted flat screen TV, further oak door giving access through into the:

Boiler Room / Log Store - 4.95m x 1.57m - Housing a recently installed floor standing oil fired Grant central heating boiler as well as pressurised hot water system, two ceiling light points, timber ledge and brace door giving access to the exterior.


First Floor Landing - Having high ceiling with exposed beam and central light point. Further doors lead to:

Bedroom 1 - 4.80m x 3.38m - Having built in wardrobes with sliding door fronts and inset downlighters above, high ceiling, TV point, central heating radiators and UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation with views across to open fields beyond.

Ensuite Shower Room - 2.59m x 2.44m - Having a superb contemporary three piece white suite, refurbished to a high standard with underfloor heating and attractive tiling. Comprising a double ended bath with shower over and glass screen. Close coupled wc and wash basin, with inset downlighters to the ceiling and contemporary radiator. Window to the front elevation.

Bedroom 2 - 4.80m x 3.48m - Having high ceiling, two central heating radiators, UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation.

Inner Landing - 4.42m x 1.85m into eaves - Having exposed beam to the ceiling, useful under eaves storage area with sliding door fronts, window to the side elevation and further door leading to:

Bedroom 3 - 4.42m x 2.39m - A versatile room currently utilised as a home office but would make an excellent fourth bedroom. Having part pitched ceiling with exposed purlin, central heating radiator, access to loft space, Broadband connection, double glazed multi pane window to the side elevation.

Bedroom 4 - 4.93m max x 4.47m max - A well proportioned double bedroom having initial dressing area opening out into the main bedroom. Having part pitched ceiling with exposed purlins, two ceiling light points, two central heating radiators, double glazed multi pane windows to two elevations.

Bathroom - 3.28m x 2.13m - Having been refitted with a contemporary Ideal Standard white suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash basin with chrome mixer tap and pop up waste, shower enclosure with bi-fold door, chrome wall mounted Mira shower mixer with independent handset over, tiled splashbacks with border inlay, exposed beam to the ceiling, central heating radiator, double glazed window to the side elevation.

Annexe - To the rear of the property is a single storey purpose built building with attractive pantiled roof and timber clad facade. This fantastic space comprises a sitting room and kitchen with double bedroom and ensuite facillities adding additional accommodation to the main house, and making a superb teenage or granny annexe, perfect for extended families.
The rooms are accessed separately from the main farmhouse but leading off the sitting room with its own separate exterior entrance is a versatile office space which could simply be utilised as a further reception for the main property.

Further Potential Income - The annex is a versatile space and the vendor has inquired with Brackenhurst College (part of Nottingham University and situated only a few miles away on the outskirts of Southwell) who have suggested there is great demand for student style accommodation in the area, with potential for students lets up to £100 per week. In addition the annex was formerly split into three individual Bed & Breakfast units which the current vendors regularly rented out at £60 per double occupancy and £50 for a single per night. With the amount of events that take place, particularly around the Southwell area, there may be additional income available for those wishing to run a secondary business from home.

Sitting Room - Built in desk unit, access to loft space, wall mounted Dimplex electric heater, double glazed window to the front elevation. A door gives access through to the:

Kitchen - Having a range of contemporary base, larder and drawer units in gloss white, with rolled edge work surface and inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit with chrome mixer tap.

Bedroom - Having built in study area, with wall lights above, ceiling light point, double glazed window to the front elevation, sliding veneer door leading through into:

Wet Room - Having open shower wet area with wall mounted thermostatic shower mixer and independent handset over, close coupled wc, wall mounted wash basin with chrome mixer tap, ceramic tiled walls, non-slip flooring, wall mounted light with integrated shaver point, chrome electric heated towel radiator, ceiling light point and extractor, alarm cord.

Exterior - The property occupies a superb position on the edge of this highly regarded and much sought after hamlet. Set back behind established beech hedging with gated access leading onto a large sweeping tarmac driveway providing off road car standing and leads to a brick and pantiled:

Detached Garage - 5.38m x 3.00m - With up and door, power and light, useful storage in the eaves, multi pane window and ledge and brace courtesy door to the side.

Gardens - The gardens lie to all sides of the property with lawned garden to the front and secluded walled garden to the side and rear. There are well stocked borders having established trees and shrubs and ample off road parking.

Site Layout -

Directional Note - Leaving Bingham via Kirkhill, over the level crossing and out to the roundabout. Take the second exit towards Gunthorpe and at the new roundabout take the second exit again, continuing up the hill to the traffic lights. Proceed straight over towards Gunthorpe and Lowdham, upon reaching Lowdham roundabout take the third exit onto Southwell Road. Just after leaving Lowdham take a left turn after Gonalston Farm Shop and the property will be found on the left hand side although there is no For Sale board.

Council Tax Band - Newark & Sherwood District Council - Tax Band E.

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16 March 2016

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