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Ordsall House, Retford

Added on 18/02/2021
Mellor & Beer, Worksop

Key features

  • Set in Approximately 1.5 Acres
  • Excellent Travel Links
  • Excellent Swimming Pool Suite
  • Garaging For Six Vehicles
  • Very Spacious Family Home
  • Extensive Video Tour Available On Request

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine detached Grade II listed Georgian period house with Edwardian addition on three floors giving increased excellent accommodation. It stands in approximately 1.5 acres of mature part walled gardens.



 The property is situated to the south of the market town of Retford, close to both the A1 (4 miles) and the M1 corridoor. Excellent links are available via the east coast main line at Retford Station. Robin Hood and East Midlands airports are within an hours drive.

Approximate distances: - Nottingham - 31 Miles, Sheffield – 35 Miles, Leeds – 51 Miles, Lincoln – 21 Miles




The property is located in the village of Ordsall, close to the Dukeries and the National Trust property of Clumber Park. Retford itself offers a range of local amenities. Including the main east coast line railway station. Road links are also very good with A1 and M1 easily accessible and there are a choice of airports with both Robin Hood and East Midlands (Robin Hood approximately 25 minutes and East Midlands approximately 60 minutes) a comfortable drive away. There are a range of local leisure interests nearby including: Retford Golf Course, Retford Rugby Club, Bowls, Tennis, Football and a good sports centre. There are many good walks to be had which include the River Idle and Idle Valley Nature Reserve and Daneshill Lakes. There is entertainment available at two local well supported theatres and a ballet and gymnastics school. Equestrian facilities are also available nearby.



A handsome family home of spacious proportions extending to 8,800 sq. ft. The house was totally restored by the current owners from a derelict state to its former glory in 1993/1994. The completed works won a certificate of craftsmanship. The property stands in a particularly private location, nestled in a very pleasant position adjacent to the church of All Hallows.

Summary of Accommodation

Ground Floor;

The property is accessed to the front via an external dorich column porch leading in to the inner storm porch giving access to an impressive hallway with splendid staircase rising to the first floor. The hallway accesses; sitting room, magnificent dining room, drawing room, cloakroom  and further leads to sun lounge with access to both courtyard garden, external garden and the to the heated indoor swimming pool with changing room and plant room at one end and a lovely large bay window and private sitting area with door direct to the outside.


Retracing your steps, a door leads to the cellars via a stone staircase. Three large brick vaulted cellars, including a lockable shelved wine cellar all having excellent proportions and head height. All with electric lighting and sockets.


From the main entrance hallway there is a glazed vestibule providing access to the large kitchen, dining room, utility room, large pantry, office, WC and further access to the outside.

First Floor

The main staircase rises to half landing past a feature window and continues upwards to provide access to the impressive master suite overlooking the rose garden to the front and provides an en suite bathroom with standalone shower and a large sized dressing room. The landing offers a stunning view of the ‘formal garden’ and gives access to a further en suite bedroom. The side landing accesses a separate bathroom, two double bedrooms and leads to the Edwardian end of the house gives access upstairs to the second floor with a large bedroom overlooking the garden and a useful box rooms. Proceeding downstairs to the well fenestrated bedroom, airing cupboard, separate shower and bath with shower.


The attached triple garage with electrical points, under stair storage and water supply has the apartment above (formerly used as offices). It is accessed via stairs from the rear vestibule and offers; sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. It has previously been successfully let. The rear of the property also has access via All Hallows Close with the driveway opening to a generous parking area and the Clock House building (currently used as a garden store) which includes a triple garage as well as first floor storage which could potentially be converted to accommodation, subject to planning permission.



The attractive gardens offer excellent privacy with a pleasant view of All Hallows Church. The ‘formal garden’ includes a circular railed well stocked ornamental fish pond, well established Rose beds, flanked by shrubberies. To the south, the Rhododendrons provide privacy and an area with a pleasant hidden walkway which leads back to the formal lawns.


Local Authority

Bassetlaw District Council

Queens Building



Access to the property should be via Church Lane and the postal code is DN22 7TJ.


Floor Plans

Any plans / floor plans provided are for identification purposes only. All relevant details should be legally checked as appropriate.

Fixtures and Fittings

All items specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale of the property.



The property is Freehold, to be sold by private treaty and with vacant possession.



All mains services are available and connected. The property benefits from a gas central heating system (three boilers to the main property and one to the apartment).

Ordsall House, Retford


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Retford Station0.4 miles
  • Retford Station0.4 miles
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Mellor & Beer, Worksop

51 Bridge Street, Worksop, S80 1DA

Mellor & Beer, Worksop

There is a need for further entirely independent expertise in the Estate Agency business and with over 30 years experience in this area dealing with buying, selling and financial advice connected with housing. James and Tim are in an excellent position to serve all interested parties.

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