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Sideways Cottage, Ducie Lane, Bole, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9EY


Property Description

Key features

  • Period cottage with original features.
  • Reclaimed original materials throughout.
  • Four bedrooms.
  • Three reception rooms.
  • Gardens extending to 1/3 acre.
  • Single garage and outbuildings.
  • Electric Aga.
  • Oil fired central heating.
  • Garden pond.
  • Views to open countryside.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sideways Cottage is a charming period cottage, originally three workers cottages now sympathetically converted into a delightful family home.  The property retains many character features with a wealth of natural pine including beams and ceiling joists, floor boards, internal doors, architraves and skirting boards. All of the materials used are reclaimed originals. There is a dogleg pine staircase with panelling beneath, and flagstone flooring in the entrance hall.  The lounge has a traditional range and there are freestanding cabinets in the kitchen and an electric Aga.


The accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, sun room, kitchen, utility room/larder, side hall and cloakroom on the ground floor with four bedrooms, the master with an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom on the first floor.  Sealed unit double glazing and oil fired central heating are installed.


There are large cottage gardens which extend to in the region of ⅓ acre.  There is a large, single garage, and outbuildings including a summer house and greenhouse.


Entrance Hall

Part glazed entrance door with etched glazing, pine dogleg staircase to the first floor, pine panelling beneath, under stairs storage cupboard, exposed timbers, flagstone floor.



Exposed timbers to ceiling, traditional cast iron range, window with decorative stained glass panel insert, 2 wall light points.


Dining Room

Reclaimed pine  boarded floor, exposed timbers, twin part glazed doors to the kitchen.



Freestanding cabinets including cupboards and drawers with Belfast sink and pine drainer over,  butchers block on casters with drawers, and further drawer cabinet with 2 wicker drawers, electric Aga, black and white tiled floor.


Utility Room/Larder

Fitted work surface with space and plumbing beneath for automatic washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge, oil fired central heating boiler, fitted shelving.


Side Hall

Quarry tiled floor.



Hi level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional radiator, pine boarded floor.


Sun Room

Reclaimed slate roof, twin part glazed doors to the garden, quarry tiled floor, panelled walls, wall light point.


First Floor




Bedroom 1


En-Suite Shower Room

Walk in shower, close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin, boarded floor.


Bedroom 2

Traditional fireplace fitted shelving and built in cupboard to the flanking recesses.


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4

Built in storage cupboard over the stairs.



Resin roll top bath with Victorian style chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, hi level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional radiator, pine boarded floor and part panelled walls to dado height, built in airing cupboard with shelving and hot water cylinder.



A five bar gate gives access to a concrete drive which leads to a detached garage with twin doors, power and light.  There is extensive shrubbery to the front of the property, and a path leading to the front door with canopy and lantern over.  There is a small terrace to the end of the property adjacent to the sun room. There is also an original well to the front of the property.


A pedestrian gate gives access to the established cottage gardens which offer a large amount of privacy.  There is a garden pond and summer house, a wide variety of established shrubbery and mature trees including a nut tree, a medlar tree and a mulberry tree in addition to decorative box hedging.  There is a separate orchard and vegetable garden area, and a greenhouse.



We understand that the tenure of the property is Freehold.



Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.  Oil fired central heating is installed.


Rating Assessment

We are informed by Bassetlaw Local Authority that Sideways Cottage is in Council Tax Band E.



Bole is a small village located around 5 miles to the South West of Gainsborough.  Retford (approximately 8 miles) serves the local villages and has a main line rail link with London Kings Cross (105 minutes). Gainsborough offers a wealth of shops and amenities. The area is well served by the motorway network, the A1 giving excellent access to London and to the North, and the M18, M62 and M1.


There is a good selection of local junior and secondary schools in the area, with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar school at Gainsborough being one of the more desirable, and private education is available at Ranby School and Worksop College.  Close by are walks which offer access to open countryside.  Barrow Hill natural reserve, Sherwood Forest, National Trust Clumber Park and a variety of other attractions are within short travelling distance. The historic city of Lincoln is just a short drive away, which offers Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, University, Cinema and numerous shops and boutiques along with many eating establishments.



Bole is a small village with no through route.  Approached only from the West along South Street, take the first turning on the left into East Street and immediately opposite the church turn right into Ducie Lane.  Sideways Cottage is the penultimate property on the right hand side.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 June 2017


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