4 bedroom house for saleMystery Hill, Gables Drive, Hockerton, Southwell, NG25
- Cutting edge Eco House
- Communal Land, Lake and Woodland
- 4 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom
- Kitchen, Living Room and 50ft Conservatory
- Heat Exchange Heating System
- Communal Function Room with Kitchen and Carport/Workshop
Winkworth offer this rare opportunity to acquire an energy efficient house within the award winning Hockerton Housing Project, a sustainable development of 5 homes set in 6 acres with a further 8.5 acres on an agricultural lease with sheep, chickens, vegetable production and water collection. The project has renewable solar and wind energy. As occupants and members of the Hockerton Housing Project Trading Ltd, the new owner can play a significant part in promoting sustainability through the associated business. The houses have been designed to be incredibly energy efficient reducing life cycle energy to a minimum and are among the most efficient purpose built dwellings in Europe.
HHP is tucked away in countryside on the edge of Hockerton 1.5 miles from Southwell and 7 miles from Newark with its train link to London. The village has a pub. Schools include the Lowes Wong Infant and Junior School and the excellent Minster School. Southwell is a bustling historic market town with a useful range of shops and regular markets. Boasting a strong community feel the town hosts a number of festivals and uniquely has an Apple Day to celebrate the local Bramley Apple.
3.34m x 2.96m
Study space with Stairs to mezzanine sleeping area. Double doors to conservatory.
3.34m x 2.96m
Built in storage with stairs to mezzanine sleeping area. Double doors to conservatory.
2.96m x 1.67m
Tiled floor and glazed door to hall. Could be used as an occasional bedroom.
15.74m x 3.08m
Running virtually the full frontage width of the house this space can provide flexibility to suit the owners particular requirements. Wood burning stove, painted kitchen cupboards with butler's sink and oak worktops, pinoleum blinds fitted to cover the glazed roof in summer, Spanish terracotta tiled floor. Outlook over the garden and lake beyond. Twin double doors.
Situated to the front of the house and overlooking the lake there is an established garden partly laid to lawn with decking beyond, gravel and slab paths, herbaceous borders, fruit trees and raised beds. The garden is an attractive area ideal for leisure and entertaining.
4.65m x 2.37m
Overhead storage and door to :-
4.81m x 2.41m
Tiled floor, built in storage, twin doors out to rear.
Each dwelling has an associated 999 year lease (from 1997). Similar to standard leases but with provision for the nature of the project. There are specific conditions such as restrictions on fossil fuelled cars and an obligation to contribute a number of hours to the cooperative elements of the scheme.
Entrance Hall/Boot Room
3m x 2.26m
Split stable door, cupboard housing the heat recovery system, further storage cupboards, tiled floor and door into :-
Modern white suite of low flush WC and wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks and floor, fitted shelving.
Hobby Room / Bedroom 4
4.13m x 2.87m
Tiled floor, fitted shelving, inset ceiling lights, super insulated hot water tank. Could be used as an occasional bedroom.
1.7m x 2.1m
Base and wall cupboards, inset circular sink, tiled splash backs, space for washing machine, spotlights.
Kitchen Dining Room
5.93m x 2.94m
Useful range of fitted base and wall cupboards, solid beech worktops, tiled splashbacks, twin inset stainless steel sink with drainer, ceramic hob, electric double oven, space for dishwasher and fridge, plenty of space for dining table, double doors to conservatory and archway to :-
5.93m x 2.95m
Tiled floor, phone and satellite TV connection, double doors to conservatory.
6.4m x 0.86m
Tiled floor, provision for wall lights.
6.14m x 2.96m
Built in wardrobes, wash hand basin, plumbing available for ensuite. Double doors to conservatory.
Ground Rent £30 pa. Agricultural Tenancy to 2033 £400 (index linked). Council Tax £2210. Water £20. Energy £105 based on £480 consumption average with £375 average income from renewables.
Equal share with the other home owners within the HHP. Water collection and waste water systems, Energy production from Iskra wind turbine and photovoltaic system, Directorship in Hockerton Housing Project Trading including an opportunity to develop a site based income with each adult having a commitment to contribute 300 hours per annum to the project. Amenity space including lake and wildlife pond, Land improvements e.g. livestock, fencing, poly-tunnels and food growing areas, Land management equipment currently tractor, trailer, mower, rotivator and gardening tools.
The HHP Community share rights and obligations to use the following specified areas:- Agricultural and wildlife ponds, the reed bed sewage filtration system, the reservoir with slow sand filtration, driveway, community building/Sustainable Resource Centre with large visitor room, office, kitchen and toilets, wind turbines and photovoltaic systems and all other plant necessary to provide the services, The area covers about 6 acres including the homes.
Further information is available on the Hockerton Housing Project website. https://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/.
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