3 bedroom detached house for sale

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Guide Price £650,000

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Private and unique lifestyle opportunity - Nestling in the heart of 12 acres of ancient woodland - Modern open plan living with integrated media systems - Detached boathouse, home office, workshop and stores

Description - Nestling in the heart of 12 acres of managed ancient woodland, resting on an island overlooking its very own extensive and stunning lake, Hill Holt Lakehouse offers an exceptionally private and unique off grid lifestyle opportunity, set on the borders of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Created by the current custodians, founders of the adjacent Hill Holt Wood, an internationally recognised charity in community woodland projects, the principal elements that make up this breath taking environment include a low impact, low energy three bedroom dwelling, offering modern open plan living with integrated media systems, detached boathouse with ancillary accommodation, detached home office, workshop and stores along with extensive parking.

With an abundance of wildlife including muntjac and roe deer, the woodland is principally made up of mature oak, ash and hazel along with the 100 or so specimen trees that can be found in this hidden oasis.

Situation - Set on an island on the edge of a 3/4 acre lake accessed by two bridges with a view across to the Italian island which features a columnar juniper and hidden deck that provides a sunny early morning location to boat across for breakfast.

For those inclined to sit back and watch nature, the woodland abounds with seating areas, a shepherds hut complete with a Pipsqueak stove along with a boathouse which includes ancillary accommodation and views across the lake along with its very own earth composting toilet.

Adjacent to the A46, one mile from Collingham Station and minutes away from Newark Northgate and the East Coast line,
it is easy to commute by train to Nottingham or Lincoln and a not unreasonable hour and half from home to London.

Eco Credentials - Designed to be low impact and low energy, the house provides a spacious and modern home with extremely low running costs.
Built of log construction with very high levels of insulation, the house features a rainwater collection system, supplying all water, an energy storage battery bank with invertor and heating supplied by a Nordpeis Norwegian thermal mass stove.

The stove, combined with a highly insulated concrete floor and backing wall, stores heat acting as a giant night storage heater in the triple glazed breakfast room. Fuel for the wood burner comes from a managed area of silver birch and waste from felled ash trees. To ensure good dry fuel there is storage for two years supply around the house with additional storage in outbuildings. Timber processed by the charity can be air-dried in the custom drying shed and a very large and well equipped workshop allows for the construction of furniture on-site.

Sound And Vision - Demonstrating that low energy need not mean a life of doing without the house has an integrated high quality sound system with five separately controlled amplifiers hidden behind a false wall and nine speaker system including three outside. The large open plan living kitchen features a surround sound Bose lifestyle with projector and 2.4m drop down screen.

Preservation - It was always the ambition of the present owners to demonstrate that it is possible for human habitation to greatly enhance the wildlife potential of woodland. Looking out from the house over the lake at the neighbours, including deer, kingfishers, herons and dragonflies, provides ample evidence for what has been achieved.

The present forestry policy in place at Hill Holt is for resilience in the face of tree diseases and climate change.

Although the dominant management is to retain a healthy woodland consisting largely of oak, ash and hazel there are approaching a further 100 specimen species present in the Lake House holding.

Described by an internationally renowned ecologist as an ancient woodland no longer in decline but in recovery the wood is full of a diverse and vibrant community of nature.

For fishermen the lake is well stocked and the wood is home to muntjac and roe deer.

Planning - The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person or persons solely or last engaged in the management of Hill Holt Wood for forestry, educational and social reasons.

Media Highlights - Featured as Nick Rosens favourite in his book How to live off-grid, it has also featured on numerous television programmes including BBC Breakfast, Grand Designs Extra, In Search of Englands Green and Pleasant Land and Escape to the Country,
as well as appearing in many lifestyle magazines.

Directions - From Lincoln follow the A46 towards Newark. Passing the first left hand junction for Norton Disney begin to slow and turn left into Hill Holt Wood. Continue forward and the property can be located on the left hand side.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the Agent.

Agent - Hannah McConnell-Wood
01522 504304
info@jhwalter.co.uk

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14 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Collingham (2.2 mi)
  • Swinderby (2.5 mi)
  • Newark North Gate (5.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Collingham (2.2 mi)
  • Swinderby (2.5 mi)
  • Newark North Gate (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

JHWalter, Lincoln

1 Mint Lane, Lincoln, LN1 1UD

03339 873645 Local call rate

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