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5 bedroom detached house for sale

London Road, Retford, Notts

Sold by Us £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Reception Hall
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study/Sitting Room
  • Opportunity to create a magnificent family home
  • high ceilings and period fireplaces
  • Tree lined approach drive
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Excellent transport links
  • London's Kings Cross sub 1hr 30mins

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial period residence in extensive mature grounds, in all extending to approximately 1.70 acres (0.69 hectares) with a prime address on the southern approach to the town.

Built in the early 20th century, The Hardmoors offers most generous living accommodation, retaining many period features, such as high corniced ceilings, fireplaces, oak woodblock flooring, etc.

There is the potential for further enhancement to create a magnificent family home.

The accommodation commences with an entrance vestibule which opens into a substantial and elegant reception hall, from which the principal staircase ascends to the first floor. Three good reception rooms are provided of drawing room, dining room and study/sitting room, all of which have bay windows. A sizeable breakfasting kitchen is provided, together with a back kitchen off. Ancillary accommodation at ground floor level includes side entrance lobbies, cloakroom with w.c. and pantry. At first floor level the five bedrooms radiate around the generous landing, one bedroom has a former sauna off. The house bathroom reflects the traditional character and there is a sizeable separate w.c, this and the bedroom/sauna arrangement offers scope for another bathroom and bedroom/en-suite living arrangements.

Without doubt, particular features of The Hardmoors are its location in the conservation area on the London Road, southern approach to the town and its sizeable mature grounds. A sweeping driveway leads to the front of the property and delivers vehicle movements around to the rear and the triple garage block of relatively recent age. There is an array of original domestic outbuildings, including the former garage block and several stores, forming a courtyard. The mature grounds incorporate formal lawn to the front, wooded copse, beautiful landscaped, Study Garden, area set aside for the cultivation of vegetables and orchard.

The property is situated well back from London Road on the southern approach to the town, as such The Hardmoors benefits from a prestigious London Road address.

Retford itself is a fine North Nottinghamshire market town, boasting a full range of residential amenities. There is an impressive and recently refurbished market square and the town has excellent transport links. The A1M passes the town to the west and the main line railway station delivers access to London's King's Cross in under 1 hour 30 minutes. Air travel is feasible by nearby international airports of Doncaster, Sheffield and Nottinhgham East Midlands. Leisure amenities and educational facilities (both state and independent) are well catered for.

Leaving Retford town centre market square via Grove Street, turn right at the traffic lights onto Arlington Way. Proceed over the pedestrian lights and at the next traffic lights turn left onto London Road and proceed south. Proceed over the first mini roundabout at Whitehouses public house. At the second mini roundabout proceed straight over, but note The Hardmoors is immediately on the left hand side, having exited the mini roundabout.



ENTRANCE PORCH with tiled flooring.

RECEPTION HALL with inner arch, oak wood block flooring, brick fireplace with open "Living Flame" basket grate gas fire.


DINING ROOM 24'0" x 18'0" (7.30m x 5.48m) maximum, with splayed bay, corniced ceiling, traditional fireplace, marble tiled inset and open grate, range of fitted cupboards and drawers back to back to kitchen, traditional finned radiators.

DRAWING ROOM 21'0" x 15'10" (6.40m x 4.82m) maximum, dual aspect with splayed bay window, traditional fireplace with marble inset, corniced ceiling, traditional finned radiators.

SIDE ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with fitted cupboards and oak wood block flooring.

STUDY/SITTING ROOM 19'2" x 15'6" (5.85m x 4.74m) maximum, with splayed bay window to side, corniced ceiling, picture rails, traditional finned radiator.

CLOAKROOM with wood block flooring, pedestal wash hand basin and separate w.c., also with oak wood block flooring.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 18'8" x 18'0" (5.69m x 5.48m) with range of traditional cupboards, two sink units, featured beamed work surface, traditional finned radiators, oven, hob.

BACK KITCHEN 11'10" x 10'5" (3.61m x 3.17m) with double bowl sink unit and drawers, further range of cupboards. External door to rear courtyard, plumbing for washing machine.


PANTRY 11'7" x 6'9" (3.53m x 2.07m) with range of traditional cupboards.


LANDING, substantial with corniced ceiling, enclosed balustrade around stairwell, traditional finned radiator.

BEDROOM ONE 21'4" x 18'4" (6.51m x 5.60m) measured to rear of chimney breast, corniced ceiling, picture rail, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional finned radiators.

BEDROOM TWO 18'4" x 16'4" (5.60m x 4.97m) dual aspect with range of in-built furniture of wardrobes and range of vanity drawers. Corniced ceiling, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional finned radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 16'8" x 13'4" (5.09m x 4.08m) with range of fitted wardrobes, glazed cabinet, cupboards above and below, corniced ceiling, access to roof void, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional finned radiators.

BEDROOM FOUR 18'3" x 10'4" (5.57m x 3.16m) vanity wash hand basin, corniced ceiling, traditional finned radiator.

BEDROOM FIVE 14'8" x 13'0" (4.46m x 3.94m) traditional finned radiator, en-suite bath fitting and off to:


BACK STAIRCASE returning to ground floor


HOUSE BATHROOM with traditional lemon suite of panelled bath,
separate showering enclosure with Aqualisa shower, pedestal wash hand basin. Bidet, linen cupboard, complementing tiling, corniced ceiling, chrome towel radiator.



The Hardmoors is set within stunning grounds, centrally positioned upon its plot, with the grounds extending to front, side and rear.

Approached directly from London Road, a tree lined driveway sweeps through the mature grounds, flanked on either side by garden areas. A good formal lawn extends directly in front of the property, with substantial ornamental pool, inset and perimeter shrubberies and a wealth of mature trees.

The driveway spurs off to the front elevation in a formal arrangement, but passes by the side of the property, allowing ease of vehicle movements within the grounds.

The driveway is flanked by a substantial triple garage block 31'2" x 21'2" (9.50m x 6.45m) of relatively recent construction with three electric roller shutter doors.

Former garage block with integral stores.

Further range of domestic outbuildings and stores forming courtyard to rear elevation comprising a range of stores and additional garage. Cellar.

The grounds extend rearward, with a variety of interesting areas to include box hedging, substantial area set aside for the cultivation of vegetables, with polytunnel and timber garden store, amenity area with cold frame, aluminium greenhouse and orchard.

Situated on the south side is the Study garden, landscaped with lawn, stone flagged patio, flanked by pergolas either side, perimeter shrubbery, and raised ornamental pool. Directly accessible from the side lobby near the study; this elevation features mature wisteria.

Agents Note: The property is to be sold subject to an Overage Provision where the grant of any planning permission for development (not including domestic extension/alteration for continued use as a single dwelling for single family occupation) triggering an uplift in value. Thirty five per cent of the uplift will be payable to the seller and their successors in title. The Overage Provision will last for a period of 25 years.
Tenure and Possession: The Property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Council Tax: We are advised by Bassetlaw District Council that this property is in Band G.
Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Floorplans: The floorplans within these particulars are for identification purposes only, they are representational and are not to scale. Accuracy and proportions should be checked by prospective purchasers at the property.
Hours of Business: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
Viewing: Please contact the Retford office on 01777 709112.
Free Valuation: We would be happy to provide you with a free market appraisal of your own property should you wish to sell. Further information can be obtained from Brown & Co, Retford - 01777 709112.
Financial Services: In order to ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible we can introduce you to Fiducia Comprehensive Financial Planning who offer a financial services team who specialize in residential and commercial property finance. Their expertise combined with the latest technology makes them best placed to advise on all your mortgage and insurance needs to ensure you get the right financial package for your new home.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Surveys: We naturally hope that you purchase your next home through Brown & Co, but if you find a suitable property through another agent, our team of experienced Chartered Surveyors led locally by Jeremy Baguley MRICS are able to carry out all types of survey work, including Valuations, RICS Homebuyers Reports and Building Surveys. For more information on our services please contact our Survey Team on 01777 712946.

These particulars were prepared in May 2016.


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