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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Low Street, Collingham

£800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A MAGNIFICENT PERIOD DETACHED PROPERTY
  • EIGHT BEDROOMS
  • ORIGINAL COTTAGE DATING FROM 16TH CENTURY
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS ALSO KITCHEN, UTILITY AND LAU
  • FOUR BATHROOMS (TWO OF WHICH ARE EN SUITE)
  • GARDEN AND PADDOCK OF 1.7 ACRES
  • WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN AREA
  • VIEWS OUT ACROSS THE RIVER

Full description

The Story

PERIOD STYLES
The oldest section of The Willows is believed to be approximately
550 years old. It is thought to have belonged to a squire and his
family before being extended and enhanced over the centuries.
“The original part is the kitchen, which is heavily beamed, and the
elevation, which is now the breakfast room was added 450 years
ago,” Bev explains. “Then about 300 years ago, someone had a
grand idea to add the Georgian elevation, creating two reception
rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces and French windows on to the
garden.”
He adds: “About 250 years ago, the drawing room was added. This
is in the middle of the house and has French windows into the
conservatory, which now overlooks another part of the garden.”
SYMPATHETIC RENOVATION
When the couple first bought the house they set about renovating
it, including completely re- roofing the property.
“We wanted to put it back to how it was originally while also making
it into a comfortable home. Everything was completed to a high
quality and the whole house was redecorated in a heritage style,
with paints from the likes of Farrow & Ball and the Little Greene
Paint Company.”
The ground floor of The Willows offers formal entertaining space,
as well as room to relax. The family room, drawing room and dining
room are all well-proportioned. The kitchen opens into the snug or
breakfast room to one side and the utility room and cloakroom to
the other. The drawing room gives on to the conservatory. There is
also a second cloakroom and a pantry on the ground floor.
PERFECT MOMENTS
Up on the first floor there are six bedrooms and four bath or
shower rooms, two of which are en suite. Then on the second floor
there are two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as
an office; there is also space which could be used for additional
accommodation.
“There are just two of us here now but we still enjoy the whole
house,” says Bev. “We love the breakfast room, when it catches the
sunshine in the morning, and then we always have dinner together
in the dining room before spending the last couple of hours of the
evening in the drawing room.”
He adds: “We are both busy people who also enjoy taking time out
when we can to relax in the lightness of the conservatory or down
by the stream in the summer.”
GOOD TIMES
The Willows has also been a fantastic place to welcome friends, Bev
points out. There have been many great occasions here over the
past 26 years.
“It is a perfect house for entertaining – we have had parties inside in
the winter and barbecues in the garden in the summer. With three
sets of French windows, people can spill outside very easily. And if
guests want to stay overnight, we can accommodate them
comfortably as we have so many bedrooms and bathrooms.”
BRILLIANT PLACE
The couple are also quick to sing the praises of Collingham, which
has some shops, restaurants and a medical centre.
“There is also an excellent village school, which our children went
to,” he says. “This is a brilliant place to live as we are also within
reach of Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln.”
He continues: “We will miss it all when we leave. We are surrounded
by countryside, with a proliferation of walks and so much wildlife to
see, from roe and muntjac deer to all sorts of birds. It has been a
pleasure and a privilege to live here – this is a wonderful house.”

Setting The Scene

The Willows has a sweeping gravel drive leading to a large parking
and turning area to the side of the house, which is within the canopy
of a magnificent beech tree.
The gardens of the property are predominantly to the side and rear
of the property and are walled. There is also a mature holly hedge, as
well as herbaceous borders and rockery.
To the rear of the house is a walled court yard area, which can be
accessed of Low Street through solid double timber gates.
To the west the gardens border a stream and a five-bar gate gives
access to a paddock with has separate access off Carlton Ferry
Lane. In total the land extends to approximately 1.7 acres (0.691
Hectares). The tower of Collingham church is visible from the
garden and the outlook across adjoining fields is idyllic.

Whats Nearby

Collingham is a village located close to the River Trent on the A1133
just off the A46. It is 6 miles from Newark, 15 miles from Lincoln and
28 miles from Nottingham. It lies close to the Fosse Way on its to
way to Lincoln. The village name suggests a fairly early Saxon
foundation and is named in the Doomsday Book. It still possesses
two churches in North and South Collingham which now fall under
one parish. In the 19th Century it was fairly self-sufficient with its
own watch-maker shoe maker, blacksmith, schools, butchers and
grocers. Nowadays facilities include the Co-Operative shop,
butchers, newsagents and Post Office. There is a medical
centre/dentist and pharmacy complex which serves the
surrounding area.

Within Easy Reach

Collingham is fairly easy to get to by road or railway, being close to
the A46 and 5.5 miles from the A1/A46 junction. Station at Newark
just 6 miles away and London is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes via
the East Coast line.

Directions

HOW TO GET THERE
Leave West Bridgford via the A52 and proceed out of the city throughRadcliffe-on-Trent to the A46. Take the A46 towards
Newark/Lincoln.At the 5th roundabout take the 1st exit onto A1133 sign postedCollingham. Upon entering the village take the first turn on
the left and then first right onto Low Street, follow the road for a few hundred metres and the property is on the left.
SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: NG23 7NL


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12 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Collingham (0.7 mi)
  • Swinderby (2.6 mi)
  • Newark North Gate (5.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Collingham (0.7 mi)
  • Swinderby (2.6 mi)
  • Newark North Gate (5.2 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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