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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Green, Collingham, Newark

Guide Price £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Local Landmark
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Grade II* Listed
  • Two Reception Plus Study
  • Garden Room Extension
  • Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
  • Fascinating 16th Century Cottage
  • Delightful Cottage Garden

Full description

* A Local Landmark * 4 Double Bedrooms * Fascinating 16th Century Cottage * Grade II* Listed * Two Reception Plus Study * Garden Room Extension * Bespoke Fitted Kitchen * Delightful Cottage Garden *

* A Local Landmark
* Fascinating 16th Century Cottage
* 4 Double Bedrooms
* Grade II* Listed
* Two Reception Plus Study
* Garden Room Extension
* Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
* Delightful Cottage Garden

Thatched Cottage beautifully and sympathetically restored provides spacious and well planned living accommodation, four double bedrooms upstairs and the potential to be five or six bedrooms depending on how the property is configured. The property is prominently situated on The Green within the village conservation area. Thatched Cottage is dated in the early 16th Century with later additions and alterations featuring the timbers of an Aisle Hall, with arched braces and wonderful beams. The property is Grade II* listed.

The well maintained thatch is of Norfolk reed, has a new straw ridge and the rear of the thatch was replaced and the whole re-dressed in 2012.

The accommodation is surprisingly practical, spacious and adaptable. The ground floor provides a front hall, sitting room with Bodart and Gonay multi-fuel stove, living room with Inglenook fireplace and Hunter stove, kitchen with hand built Baker Street Kitchen units, Aga gas fired cooking range (available by separate negotiation), Inglenook, study with bespoke fitted book shelving and cupboards, garden room constructed in 2008, downstairs shower room, bathroom and boiler room. On the first floor the accommodation comprises a master bedroom, en-suite toilet, bedroom two with fascinating Priest hole and bedroom three with bespoke cupboards by Baker Street Kitchens. Bedroom four has bespoke hand forged twin beds which may be purchased separately if required.

Outside there is a dry stone frontage wall, a beautiful cottage garden and a gravelled driveway with parking space for two cars. Central heating is gas fired.

The village of Collingham is situated just six miles North of Newark. There is a railway station with regular services to Newark Lincoln and Nottingham. Access points to the A1 and A46 trunk roads are within four miles. The village has an excellent range of amenities providing a great degree of self-sufficiency and these include a recently built Co-operative store, a one stop convenience store, post office, family butchers, a large modern medical centre with doctors, dentist and pharmacy. There is a library and excellent primary school. The picturesque ground and the village green conservation areas are local landmarks. Social facilities in the village are excellent with many active clubs and societies. Newark provides very good shopping facilities with a Waitrose store, Morrisons, Asda, Marks and Spencer and most of the multiples together with a great variety of niche shops and boutiques in the town centre. Fast mainline trains from Newark Northgate station are capable of journey times to London Kings Cross in just over 75 minutes.

Thatched Cottage nestles in a very pretty corner of the village and is much admired. The property has low slung Yorkshire sash windows, coursed Blue Lias stone and brick elevations, a steeped Norfolk thatch roof, wattle and daub combining with the most tasteful way in which this property has been appointed, fitted and decorated. Immaculate throughout and coming to the market for the first time in many years this property offers a unique opportunity.

Ground Floor -

Front Hall - With tiled floor, Finlock radiator and beamed ceiling.

Living Room - 4.50m x 4.95m (14'9" x 16'3") - With Inglenook fireplace housing a Hunter multi-fuel stove. The chimney is double lined and has an interlined flue. Heavily beamed ceiling and Finlock radiator. Dual aspect windows.

Living Room Further View -

Sitting Room - 4.52m x 3.15m (14'10" x 10'4") - With Bodart & Gonay multi-fuel stove with fan assist, beamed ceiling, Finlock radiator and fine oil painting of the house dating back to the early 50's which the owners are prepared to leave.

Study / Dining Room - 3.30m x 2.59m (10'10" x 8'6") - With fitted bespoke book shelving and cabinets by Stephen Tingle of Collingham, handles made from discarded (Spring Sheds) antler horns from Hawaii.

Garden Room - 3.18m x 3.84m narrowing to 3.00m (10'5" x 12'7" na - Conservation roof light, JELD-WEN double glazed folding doors and bespoke hand-built housekeepers cupboard by Baker Street Kitchens with provision for washing machine and integrated freezer. Fired earth flag flooring with electric under floor heating with multi-setting thermostat. All cupboard furniture is hand forged and waxed ironmongery.

Garden Room Further View -

View Into Garden Room -

Kitchen - 5.72m x 5.72m overall (18'9" x 18'9" overall) - Fitted by Baker Street Kitchens incorporating soft closing hand built units, granite working surfaces above and Belfast sink. There is a Neff combination oven (multi cooker and grill), gas fired double oven Aga cooking range available by separate negotiation (serviced yearly in October by local Aga service agent) and quarry tiled floor. Two Integrated Miele fridges, integrated Bosch dishwasher, double ceramic gas hob, in-sink macerator, Inglenook and understairs storage.

Kitchen/Dining Area -

Dining Area - The dining area is situated within the Inglenook.

Back Lobby - 2.39m x 1.88m (7'10" x 6'2") - Staircases leading off.

Shower Room - 1.83m x 1.75m (6' x 5'9") - With Aquata shower enclosure and Grohe power shower, Ideal Standard low suite wc and basin, storage cupboard and heated towel rail and an electric air vent.

Boiler Room - With gas fired central heating boiler and the hot water storage cylinder.

Inner Lobby - With stairs leading off.

Bathroom - 1.70m x 1.80m (5'7" x 5'11") - The bathroom was renovated in 2012 and comprises a quality suite with a steel bath enclosure and blue safety glass providing radiant heat from the copper pipes beyond, low suite RAK wc and basin. There is a solid brass Vola tap to the basin and solid brass antique mixer tap to the bath. The countertop is from Eco Glass, Sussex which is made from recycled blue glass vodka bottles. Wall tiles are handmade and painted with scenes of the cottage, the apple tree and Newark Castle. Non-slip Italian mini tiles.

First Floor - Main staircase to master bedroom suite.

Master Bedroom - 4.55m x 4.14m (14'11" x 13'7") - With hob type original fireplace, secondary double glazed Yorkshire slider window in the gable wall and built-in closet.

Master Bedroom Further View -

En-Suite Wc - With Bathstore basin and low suite wc. Antique pine cupboard with slate countertop. Access to attic above.

Bedroom Two/ Dressing Room - 3.66m x 2.97m (12' x 9'9") - With bespoke oak furniture from Dean Fairhurst of Carlton Hall, Nottingham. Large wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors giving four metres of hanging/shelving space and access to a fascinating Priest hole. Dormer window, solid oak units with soft closing cupboard doors and drawers also incorporating a dressing table. Finlock radiator.

Second Flight Of Stairs To: -

Bedroom Three (Mezzanine) - 5.84m x 3.78m (19'2" x 12'5") - Measurements exclude eaves up to 3 metres. This room is adaptable as a sitting room or study and has fitted cupboards by Baker Street Kitchens.

Bedroom Four - 2.74m x 2.41m (9' x 7'11") - A gable bedroom with twin bespoke, hand forged beds which may be purchased if required. Gable window and radiator. Hanging space and overhead storage.

Outside - The garden was designed and landscaped in the 1990's and the large framed watercolour plan will remain in the house.

There is a large shed with lighting and four wall sockets, two outside power sockets, wall lights to the outside of garden room and a smaller shed which houses useful storage. There are two coal bunkers, living arbor/patio made from willow, Bramley apple tree, outside sink and tap. There are also wall lights along the front of the house, plus 2 sensor security lights. Large composter and parking for two vehicles.

There is also a mains alarm system serviced yearly in March.

Driveway -

Front View -

History Of Thatched Cottage - The property dates from the early 16th Century circa 1504, the timber framed dwelling was originally a Hall House - whereby the peasants lived with their livestock; to provide heat from the cattle and dung for the fire. The house was built with Lias stone taken from The Green at the time of it's construction. There are several walls of the stone around the house.

It had no upper floors until the 17th Century and the upper flooring is made from Llime Ash. This was used on the upper floors of Yeomans houses, where lime ash surface would be buffed to a fine finish using a mixture of egg-white, curdled milk and fish gelatine. The underside, on the the lower floor, would be lime rendered.

The beams have been dated circa 14th Century, mostly from decommissioned ships from the Trent and reformation clearances. There are different sized bricks which is due to a change in technology over centuries. The gable end onto The Green was at sometime used as a coach house or stables -hence the outline of a large opening.

Winter Perspective -

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected to the property.

Tenure - The property is freehold.

Possession - Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Mortgage - Mortgage advice is available through our Mortgage Adviser. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

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Added on Rightmove:
02 August 2016


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