5 bedroom detached house for saleMain Road, Long Bennington
Sold STC £500,000
- Delightful Grade II listed former Coaching Inn
- Sympathetically restored
- Planning for further extension and improvement
- Four / Five Bedrooms
- Two large reception rooms
- Superb breakfast kitchen
- Generous plot c. 0.25 acre (subject to survey)
- Sizeable garden and outbuildings
'Witham Bank' is an individual Grade II listed former Coaching Inn, which has been transformed into a superb family home, and is believed to date back to circa 1750. The substantial property has been sympathetically restored by the present owners and has four/five double bedrooms, two large reception rooms and a delightful breakfast kitchen. The house sits on a generous plot (c. 0.25 acre) subject to survey, with a sizeable rear garden and a number of versatile outbuildings. The property has planning permission for further extension and improvement (S15/0347 dated June 2015), and an early viewing is essential to appreciate this unique home.
19' 6'' x 13' 2'' (5.94m x 4.01m) (at it's widest points)
This charming and cosy room has an opaque window to the side elevation beneath which is sited a window seat. There is a further glazed door that provides access to the courtyard and rear garden. This delightful room has a feature fireplace (non-working), and situated adjacent to this is the original bread oven. The study/sitting room is full of further character, having an exposed brick wall and engineered oak flooring. Sited above the study/sitting room is a useful mezzanine storage area with an access door to loft space above the laundry and utility rooms.
From the entrance hallway the staircase rises to the first floor and at the half landing is the boot room.
8' 5'' x 7' 0'' (2.56m x 2.13m)
The family bathroom has a window to the rear elevation, and is fitted with a white suite comprising of a bath with a shower mixer tap attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin, and a WC. The bathroom is complemented with part ceramic tiled walls, a ceramic tiled floor and has a beamed ceiling. There is also a useful fitted storage cupboard, a heated towel rail, and ceiling/wall lighting.
Second Floor Landing
The second floor landing has a Velux skylight window to the front elevation. Located on the second floor is the master bedroom suite.
14' 4'' x 12' 4'' (4.37m x 3.76m)
A delightful double bedroom with a window to the side elevation and a Velux skylight window to the rear, overlooking the garden. This bedroom is complemented with wall lighting and also has a radiator.
13' 11'' x 11' 3'' (4.24m x 3.43m)
A very large double bedroom with a window to the rear elevation. This bedroom also has a beamed ceiling and is complemented with wall lighting.
15' 3'' x 14' 7'' (4.64m x 4.44m) (excluding the bay window)
This delightful room is the heart of the family home and has a large bay window with original window seat to the front elevation, French doors to the rear, and a further door leading through to the utility room. The handmade kitchen comprises a comprehensive range of base units with zinc work surfaces, together with a central island with a solid oak surface and a Belfast sink incorporated. In addition, the kitchen is fitted with a recently fitted gas three oven Aga with dual fuel module (gas hobs, two electric ovens), a concealed overhead extractor fan and a pot filler tap. Located within the central island, in addition to further storage space, is an integrated dishwasher. Also included within the sale is a bespoke larder cupboard which is equipped with power. The kitchen is further enhanced with a limestone floor, original 18th century alcoves for glass storage, and ceiling lighting. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge-freezer. Planning permission and...
15' 8'' x 8' 2'' (4.77m x 2.49m)
The large utility room has a window to the rear elevation and a door leading out to the garden. The room is fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall units, with roll top work surfaces and tiled splash backs. There is a stainless steel sink, and an integrated oven with a ceramic hob and extractor hood above. There are further spaces and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher and/or under counter fridge/freezers. The utility room has recessed ceiling spotlights and a radiator installed. A further door leads into the laundry room.
The highly sought after village of Long Bennington is well served with amenities including a Medical Centre, village hall, a Co-op convenience store, post office, newsagent and butcher's shop. The village has two public houses with restaurant facilities, a wine bar/brasserie as well as a popular coffee house and a fish & chip shop. There is a quality nursery and a highly regarded primary school with catchment to the outstanding Lincolnshire Grammar and High Schools in Grantham, plus other excellent secondary schooling nearby. The village is bypassed by the A1 and located approximately equi-distant between the market towns of Grantham and Newark. THERE ARE DIRECT LINE RAIL CONNECTIONS FROM BOTH NEWARK AND GRANTHAM STATIONS TO LONDON KINGS CROSS WHICH TAKE FROM A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR.
Upon entering the property via the storm doors, this leads into:
The storm porch has windows to both side elevations and a glazed door leads through to the entrance hallway.
The entrance hallway has the staircase rising to the first floor and provides access to both the breakfast kitchen and the lounge/dining room. The downstairs cloakroom is located here and the entrance hallway has a quarry tiled floor, wall lighting, and a beamed ceiling.
9' 8'' x 3' 6'' (2.94m x 1.07m)
The downstairs cloakroom is fitted with a WC and a wash hand basin, and is enhanced with a quarry tiled floor, part timber panelled walls, and wall lighting. From the downstairs cloakroom a door opens to the cellar.
11' 5'' x 3' 0'' (3.48m x 0.91m)
The cellar provides useful storage space and has wall lighting.
23' 1'' x 15' 10'' (7.03m x 4.82m)
The garage has twin wooden doors to the front elevation, a circular window to the rear, and is equipped with both power and lighting.
The rear garden has two separate access points; a pedestrian access point, and twin wooden gates which provide vehicular access should it be required. The rear garden is further particular feature of this wonderful family home and is of an excellent size. The garden comprises of a courtyard situated adjacent to the rear of the property and provides an ideal outdoor seating and entertaining area. Located adjacent to the courtyard is the workshop. The remainder of the garden is fully enclosed and is laid predominantly to lawn, and contains a variety of established shrubs, plants, and mature trees. Located to the foot of the garden is a sunken trampoline and hard standing currently used for a vintage caravan.
23' 0'' x 14' 5'' (7.01m x 4.39m)
The workshop has a timber stable door to the side elevation together with windows to the side and rear elevations. The workshop is equipped with both power and lighting, and subject to the appropriate consent could be incorporated within the main residence. Located adjacent to the workshop is an outside WC.
Prospective purchasers are advised that Rose Cottage, situated to the rear of Witham Bank, has a pedestrian right of way along the driveway.
This property is in Band E.
7' 10'' x 7' 1'' (2.39m x 2.16m)
This most useful and versatile room serves as a boot room/coat storage room and also houses the central heating boiler. The staircase continues to the first floor landing.
First Floor Landing
The first floor landing has two sash windows to the front elevation and provides access to bedrooms two, three, and four. The landing is also complemented with ceiling/wall lighting and has a radiator installed. From the first floor landing a staircase continues, and at the half landing the family bathroom is located.
15' 2'' x 15' 1'' (4.62m x 4.59m) (at it's widest points)
This is an excellent sized double bedroom with dual aspect sash windows to the front and rear elevations. The bedroom has a radiator and ceiling light point, and a door leads through to the en-suite shower room.
En-Suite Shower Room
The en-suite has an opaque window to the rear elevation and is fitted with a walk in shower cubicle with a mains shower fitted, a glass circular wash hand basin, and a WC. In addition, the en-suite has a heated towel rail and shavers socket. The en-suite is complemented with ceiling and wall lighting.
15' 10'' x 11' 11'' (4.82m x 3.63m)
An excellent sized double bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front and rear elevations. This bedroom has a wealth of character having a beamed ceiling and there is also a radiator and ceiling light point. (Agent's Note: planning permission/listed building consent has been granted to open up access through to the mezzanine (sited above the study/sitting room) to create an en-suite, should a potential buyer wish to develop the property further).
Dressing Room/Bedroom Five
13' 8'' x 10' 1'' (4.16m x 3.07m)
This delightful and charming room has a large dormer window to the rear elevation overlooking the outbuildings and garden. This room is currently utilised as a dressing room, but would serve equally well as a fifth bedroom/children's nursery/additional study. The bedroom has a ceiling light point and a radiator. Access to the loft space is obtained from here.
Master Bedroom En-Suite
11' 11'' x 11' 8'' (3.63m x 3.55m)
This superb bathroom serves as an en-suite to the master bedroom and has a window to the side elevation. The bathroom is split level in design, and on the upper tier is a roll top bath with a shower attachment and a large walk in shower cubicle with a rainwater head shower. On the lower level is a pedestal wash hand basin, and a WC. This en-suite bathroom is complemented with part timber panelling to the walls, together with wall lighting. In addition, there is a heated towel rail running off the mains hot water system, and further access to the roof space is obtained from here.
The tank room houses a large main-pressure hot water wank and provides yet further useful and versatile storage space with further loft access.
15' 11'' x 13' 9'' (4.85m x 4.19m)
Witham Bank is situated off Main Road and is separated by a communal green planted with mature trees providing privacy. The property is approached by a sweeping driveway which runs down the side of the property, and via gated access continues down to a range of outbuildings. To the front of the property is a delightful lawned and well maintained garden which is bounded by mature hedgerow. A further section of driveway leads up to the front door. Situated adjacent to the side driveway and belonging to Witham Bank are a number of outbuildings with potential for conversion (subject to appropriate consents).
15' 9'' x 8' 8'' (4.80m x 2.64m)
15' 11'' x 13' 9'' (4.85m x 4.19m) (plus a storage area above the carport)
The stable is equipped with power and lighting.
8' 2'' x 6' 2'' (2.49m x 1.88m)
The laundry room has an opaque window to the rear elevation and is fitted with a work surface above which are wall units, together with a large fitted storage cupboard. The laundry room has space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer, and has a recessed ceiling spotlight.
25' 11'' x 15' 11'' (7.89m x 4.85m)
This most impressive reception room has two sash windows to the front elevation and is full of character and charm with a beamed ceiling and original quarry tiled flooring. The focal point of the lounge area is the feature stone fireplace inset with an antique Esse Dragon wood burning stove. The room is further complemented with wall lighting and has two cast iron radiators. This large reception room is of sufficient size to comfortably accommodate both lounge and dining room furniture. A further door leads into the study, and there is also a curved window looking back through into the study.
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