1 bedroom apartment for saleThe Friary, Appletongate, Newark, NG24
Sold STC £300,000
- Impressive Grade II listed apartment
- Historical ancestry
- Unique well presented accommodation
- Situated in private walled gardens
- Close to the town centre
- Character and charm throughout
- Many original feature
- MUST BE SEEN
No2 The Friary is an impressive Grade II listed 17th Century ground floor apartment situated within well maintained walled grounds in a desirable residential area close to Newark town centre and is therefore readily accessible for the extensive range of local amenities and facilities including the Georgian market square, 12th century castle and riverside walks. There are several supermarkets, including Waitrose, a range of niche shops and a selection of quality bars and restaurants. Newark is ideally located for commuters with easy access to the A1 and many commute from this area to Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham. Fast trains services are capable of journey times from Newark Northgate to London Kings Cross in just over 75 minutes.
The Friary itself has a wealth of history and is constructed in Blue Lias stone which was quarried just outside the village of Staunton. The property is situated on the site of a vanished house of Observant Friars circa 1507 and then the Austin Friars circa 1534 and is described in some details by Nicholas Pevsner in his book entitled 'The buildings of England' describing the building as 17th Century in its earliest parts, remodelled circa 1770 and further alterations carried out between 1868 and 1877. The conversion to residential residences was in the 1980's. Other documentation states that the house was occupied by Sir Frances Leeke during the 17th Century and that during the Civil War Royalists dug siege defences on the boundary of the The Friary and banked-up contours can still be identified today. The Branston family who owned The Malting Company in Newark bought the house in 1867 and made it their home.
The accommodation is very well presented and is bright and spacious throughout; all of the rooms are well proportioned with high ceilings and many original features making this a unique apartment with character and charm.
The apartment is accessed via a canopy entrance with arched doorway leading to the entrance vestibule and in turn leading to the reception hall with cloakroom off having a low suite wc, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit, extractor fan and radiator. The drawing room enjoys a focal point feature Ancaster stone fireplace bearing a fine inscription, gas point and two radiators. There is a deep box sash window, three panelled reveals one with built in china cabinet. The ceiling has a moulded decorative cornice and freeze.
The Dining room has an engraved and decorated Minster stone fireplace with gas point, two radiators, the walls are panelled with fluted and carved fine oak, there is a central ornate ceiling rose, built in china cabinet and the casement windows enjoy views of the landscaped attractive gardens.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units with granite work surfacing and breakfast bar, twin bowl sink unit and a second sink with mixer taps, an AGA cooking range with hot plates and two gas ovens, halogen hob, NEFF microwave and built-in fridge freezer. There is an exposed ceiling beam and moulded ceiling cornice, tiled floor, halogen lighting and a radiator.
Enjoying views over the gardens the bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes with cupboards over, drawer and cupboards, radiator and an ornate moulded ceiling cornice. The spacious en-suite is fitted with a large shower cubicle, low suite w.c, bidet, vanity unit with Corian surround, and has two large double built -in wardrobes and airing cupboard.
The Friary is set in attractive walled lawned established gardens with mature shrubs plants and trees and is maintained by the residents management company.
The property has a 999 year lease with over 900 years left. The Friary Management Company Ltd is responsible for maintaining the property, grounds and surrounding wall. There are 6 directors each being an owner of properties within The Friary. The garden fund is currently £360 per quarter and the property fund is £125 per half year for No.2. The wall fund for 2014 was £350. There is no restriction on pets.
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