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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Caunton Common, Caunton

£495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • IMPRESSIVE PERIOD HOUSE
  • RURAL SETTING; POPULAR AND SOUGHT-AFTER LOCATION
  • EXTENSIVELY REFURBISHED TO A HIGH SPECIFICATION
  • RETAINING MANY ORIGINAL FEATURES
  • FIVE BEDROOMS; FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS AND TWO BATHRO
  • OFF-STREET PARKING AND GARAGE
  • FORMER COACHING INN AND FARMHOUSE
  • GARDEN AND VIEWS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

IMPRESSIVE FACADE
The owners moved in to the house in 1995. They not only liked the space it offered them, but also its period features.
The house consists of an older cottage at the rear of the property; the much larger part of the property was added on in the 1700s, together with the impressive Georgian façade.
“We understand originally it was a coaching inn and then became a farmhouse,” says the owner. “In the dining room, there are still ceiling hooks from which meat would hang to dry. There is an internal lookout window in the staircase as we believe at one time there would have been gambling and cock fighting going on in one of the top floor rooms!”

AGA WARMTH
Today, the house is warm and inviting, with beautifully decorated rooms carefully blending contemporary styling to enhance its historic nature. The owners have refurbished the kitchen and family bathroom to a very high standard, as well as installing a separate wet room.
“We tend to use all the rooms in the house, but, like a lot of people, we do enjoy spending time in the kitchen,” she says. “It has an oil-fired Aga and I would say it is very much a cook’s kitchen. We can seat eight people around the central island.”
And she adds: “I also love the bathroom. We have used Villeroy & Boch fittings and it is like a top quality hotel bathroom. We have installed underfloor heating in the bathroom and the wet room.”

DOLL’S HOUSE
The accommodation is spread over three floors and there are staircases in each half of the house linked by a hallway.
“It looks a bit like a doll’s house from the front. Both the drawing room and sitting room have the bay windows and internal shutters we can close to keep the rooms cool on a hot day.
“We tend to use the sitting room for watching television and what I call the drawing room is the place my husband keeps his guitars and we have the piano. When the children were young, they were not allowed in the drawing room, but as they got older it became the place they could play music and be with their friends. It also doubles as an office for me and my husband as we have a desk in there too.”

STAGING EVENTS
The playroom now houses gym equipment, but also provides access to the garden through the French windows. There are three bedrooms on the first floor and a further two on the top floor, which are currently used by the owner’s two daughters.
Over the years, the couple have done lots of entertaining, both in and outside the house.
“We use the dining room regularly, but when we have people over it can easily accommodate 12 seated for dinner,” she adds.
Lots of memories have been made from having hosted many garden parties and barbecues for 30 or more people.
“We have had live music, as my husband plays in a band, and on one occasion we borrowed the stage from the village school and put it up on our lawn,” she explains.

FABULOUS HOME
The picturesque village of Caunton featuring its famous beck and two pubs is about a mile away. Newark and its two railway stations are five miles away. Services into London take an hour and 15 minutes.
“We have decided that now our children are growing up it’s time to downsize. It’s a very special home and is fabulous throughout the year – but especially at Christmas.”

Setting The Scene

Caunton Common is situated on the Ollerton Road and the front of the house is bordered by hedging. The garden mostly sits to the side of the house and comprises a large lawn with some mature borders featuring shrubs and trees.
“We wanted to provide our children with the maximum amount of lawn, when they were younger,” says the owner.
There are two terraced areas, one outside the play room and the other adjacent to the kitchen.
“We can have about 15 people sitting outside. It also allows us to follow the sun through the day.”
Access is from a side road and through a timber gate where there is a block paved driveway.

Whats Nearby

This attractive period property is situated in a prominent position fronting onto the Ollerton Road on the outskirts of the village of Caunton. The village is located to the North West of Newark on Trent and is conveniently placed for access to both Southwell and Newark for both shopping and schooling. In addition to the extensive amenities and facilities available in Newark there is a fast rail link to London Kings Cross in around 75 minutes.

Within Easy Reach

The area is blessed with road and rail links, the A46 allows access to the A1 north or south and connects to M1 at junction 21a near Leicester Forest East. The A46 offers a quick journey to Lincoln and to Nottingham. Newark station is just a few miles away and the position of the house lends itself to an easy journey to Newark North Gate Station. Finally both East Midlands and Robin Hood Airports are within an hour drive.

DIRECTIONS:

Leaving the West Bridgford office proceed towards Radcliffe Road/A6011/A52 and continue straight for 5.3 miles. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A46 ramp then merge onto this road. After 9.9miles on the A46 at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to stay on the
A46.After 1.7 miles at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Great North Road. Follow the road to the mini roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto the A616, follow the road for about 2 miles and the property is on the right.

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Nearest stations

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  • Newark North Gate (6.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Newark Castle (5.8 mi)
  • Newark North Gate (6.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, West Bridgford

15 Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0255 Local call rate

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