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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Church Cottage, Skendleby, Spilsby,

Sold STC £162,500

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An extraordinarily spacious two double bedroom semi detached period cottage in an idyllic location with landscaped garden, patio with far reaching rolling Wolds countryside views and generous secure driveway, adjacent to a church dating back to 1094, all in a sought after village that has it's own pub and the benefit of a bus service.

The property consists of an entrance sun room, hall, generous lounge with feature brick exposed fireplace having a clearview 700, 7kw, multi fuel wood burner and sandstone mantle, refurbished fitted kitchen breakfast room, dining room with French doors off to the patio, refurbished downstairs shower room and a stunning upstairs en-suite bathroom, landing which leads up to a half landing (having a floor window) that can be used as a study area, two double bedrooms including an enormous master, landscaped garden with covered gazebo, patio, secure generous off road parking, shed and potting shed and far reaching rolling Wolds countryside views.

It also benefits from UPVC sliding sash style double glazing, electric night storage heaters and under floor heating, drainage by Anglian Water and is offered freehold with NO UPWARD CHAIN.

Skendleby is a historic village standing near the south-eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and dating back to the Domesday Book, it benefits from the Blacksmith's Arms village pub, the restored Saint Peter & Paul's church (adjacent to Church Cottage)with it's greenstone chancel, Skendleby Hall (a magnificent English Grade II listed country house) and a daily bus service. It is in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire about 4.4 miles north-east from the market town of Spilsby.

(Photo shows view to the rear)

Directions and location
On the main road through Skendleby, the property is found by following the signs for the church and at the entrance to the church green there is our For Sale board.

This is a very select location of only four properties facing onto the church green and Church Cottage is in the far corner.

Please note there is also a second vehicular access from the main road to the rear of the property.

Vehicular metal double gates lead to the paved and gravelled drive, with side borders of plants shrubs and hedging and leads to the garden and covered gazebo.

From the covered gazebo in the top corner, paved steps lead down to the property passing an outside corner lamp and leading to the front door. To the front of the property there is a gravelled seating area (with feature circular paved edging) having a arbour arched covered double seat with its own light.

Another view of the front

The landscaped garden is laid to lawn and there is a wealth of borders and beds of plants and shrubs providing all year round colour to the property.

Another view of the garden

Exterior of covered gazebo ( 10'4" by 10'3" (3m 15cm x 3m 12cm))

Interior of covered gazebo
The covered gazebo is of generous proportions from where you can look over the garden and admire the beautiful cottage and the stunning rolling wolds country side views beyond. It has paved flooring and a secure wood store,

Rear patio
The paved patio to the French doors to the dining room and rear door to the entrance sun room has wondrous rolling Wolds views. There is also an outside corner sensor light and three flush fitting low level wall lights, an electrical power socket, water tap and the electricity meter wall housing.

The patio is enclosed by arched wooden fencing having a pedestrian gate leading off to a second paved area with steps giving access to the shed and potting shed.

Sheds ( Three sheds incl 5'10" by 3'9" (1m 78cm x 1m 14cm) max dimensions & potting shed 6'11" by 5' (2m 11cm x 1m 52cm) max floor dimensions)
Two double fronted wooden sheds having windows to the side and a potting shed having a window to the side.

Entrance sun room ( 13'10" by 5'6" (4m 22cm x 1m 68cm) incl sills)
Entered via UPVC double glazed doors from both the front garden and the rear patio and there are matching windows to three sides including looking to the church, brick walls to approximate one third height, wall light, night storage heater, ceramic tiled floor and extra wide latch wooden external door off to the hall.

Hall ( 13'4" by 5'6" (4m 6cm x 1m 68cm) max dimensions incl stairs)
UPVC double glazed window to the side to the entrance sun room, carpeted stairs to the first floor (with a half landing having a UPVC double glazed sliding sash style floor window to the front overlooking the garden), coving, ceiling light, night storage heater with thermostat and timer controls, electrical power socket, telephone point, carpet, wooden latch door off to the lounge and door to the under stairs utility cupboard having a condensing tumble dryer.

Lounge ( 13'11" by 12'11" (4m 24cm x 3m 94cm) PLUS recess)
UPVC double glazed sliding sash style window to the front over looking the garden, coving, feature exposed brick fire place with sandstone mantle having decorative oak leaves engraved into either side, flagstone hearth and cast iron and glass fronted clearview 700, 7kw, multi fuel wood burner, TV and telephone points, three double electrical power points, carpet and pair of bi-folding wooden doors top half decoratively obscure glazed off to the kitchen breakfast room.


Kichen breakfast room ( 19'11" by 7'4" (6m 7cm x 2m 24cm) max dimensions)
Duel aspect, UPVC double glazed window to the side and the rear overlooking the patio with stunning far reaching rolling countryside views, coving, two ceiling adjustable halogen spot lights, top plinth lighting over the units in the kitchen area and in the breakfast area there is a pendant ceiling light.

Range of modern white shaker style base units including drawers, pan drawers, vertical five drawer slim line unit, wine rack, tray unit and slide out full height pantry unit, matching wall units with display lighting under and including a frosted glass illuminated display unit having two drawers under, full height pantry unit having its own power socket for microwave, recessed cold shelf storage having further shelving over and storage under, part tiled walls, brown granite effect roll edged laminate work tops and matching brown granite effect roll edged laminate breakfast bar.

Inset white resin sink and drainer with Victorian style mixer taps, built in fan assisted oven and grill, four ring electric hob and concealed canopy hood extractor and light over the hob and the oven, built in Zanussi under counter fridge and freezer, built in Electrolux dishwasher, washing machine, four double electrical power sockets excluding the previously detailed appliances, electricity mini consumer unit, night storage heater with integral thermostat and timer controls, ceramic tiled floor, under floor heating, door opening off to dining room with stunning views to the rolling wolds country side and wooden four panelled door top two panels decoratively obscure glazed off to the shower room.

Another view of the kitchen breakfast room

Dining room ( 11' by 8'6" (3m 35cm x 2m 59cm))
Duel aspect, UPVC double glazed windows to both the side overlooking the patio and to the rear with stunning rolling wolds views beyond, eight ceiling flush fitting halogen spot lights, three double electrical power sockets, ceramic tiled floor, under floor heating and UPVC double glazed French doors off to the side to the patio.

Shower room ( 6'7" by 4'10" (2m 1cm x 1m 47cm) PLUS 4'9" by 3'5" (1m 45cm x 1m 4cm) shower )
Two Velux double glazed roof windows to the side, four ceiling flush fitting halogen lights, access to roof void, hand basin in wooden vanity unit fully wall tiled behind, low level closed coupled toilet, programmable heated electric towel rail, Dimplex electric wall mounted blow heater, ceramic tiled floor with feature mosaic bottom border carried through to the walk in shower having a flush ceiling halogen light, extractor fan and fully tiled with the feature mosaic tiled bottom border carried through.

Another view of the shower room

Landing (Separate study area 5'4" by 3' (1m 63cm x 91cm))
Ceiling light, access to roof void, wooden balustrading, carpet, wooden latch doors off to the master bedroom (which in turn leads to the fantastic en-suite). second double bedroom and carpeted stairs leading up to a generous half landing which may be used as a study area with a UPVC double glazed sliding sash style floor window overlooking the garden.

Master bedroom ( 13'11" by 12'11" (4m 24cm x 3m 94cm))
Very generous proportions for this type of property, UPVC double glazed sliding sash style window to the front overlooking the garden, coving, raised recess housing the feature glass fronted wood burner having its own wood storage shelf under the burner, storage heater, telephone point, two double electrical power sockets, carpet, two wardrobes (each having a built in drawer under) and wooden latch door off to the en-suite bathroom.


En-suite bathroom ( 7'11" by 6'11" (2m 41cm x 2m 11cm))
Two Velux double glazed roof windows to the rear as well as there being a UPVC obscure double glazed window to the rear, three ceiling LED feature lights, three walls tiled with travertine style high gloss ceramic tiles matching the floor and the fourth contrast wall is fully tiled with miniature mosaic and mirror tiles, half sunken bath with tiled panels matching the floor and having a central side mixer tap and a tiled shelf around, his 'n' hers double width oval vanity hand basin with curved double cupboard underneath, shaver point and wall light over, low level closed coupled corner circular toilet and heated towel rail.


Bedroom two ( 9'7" by 7'11" (2m 92cm x 2m 41cm) max dimensions AND built in closet 6'9" by 2'3" (2m 6cm x 69cm) )
Two Velux double glazed roof windows to the rear with integral blinds and UPVC double glazed window to the side over looking the church, night storage heater with integral thermostat and timer controls, double electrical power socket, carpet and wooden latch door off to the walk in wardrobe having a hanging rail and shelf.

Local Authority
East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincs. LN11 8UP
Tel No: 01507 601111

Mains electricity, water and drainage by Anglian Water are connected.

The agent hasn't tested any apparatus; fixture, fitting or service and so cannot verify that they are in working order. Measurements are intended as a guideline only and shouldn't be relied upon to purchase carpets or fittings. Prospective purchasers should commission their own inspections or obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor prior to exchange of contracts.
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Energy Efficiency Rating (EER)
The Energy Performance Certificate EER graph is attached.

Floor plans
These floor plans and information shown are intended as a fair representation of the accommodation layout. They should not be used as scale drawings for any planning or purchasing purposes.

All viewings are accompanied and strictly by appointment through Lincs4homes Estate Agents, 10 East Street, Horncastle, Lincs, LN9 6AZ.
Tel: 01507 524910

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 September 2016


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