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5 bedroom farm house for sale

White House Farm, Main Street, Welham, Retford


Property Description

Key features

  • Scope to Equestrianise
  • Long electric gated drive
  • Garage and Annexe block
  • Luxuriously appointed throughout
  • Excellent ancillary rooms/accommodation
  • Enviable position
  • Good transport links
  • Rail links to London Kings Cross from Retford

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


A rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding residence of high calibre in a delightful parkland setting. White House Farm has been lovingly and comprehensively refurbished and extended by the current owners having enjoyed many family years living at this property.

A truly inspirational home, originally dating back to the 18th Century, the property will undoubtedly appeal to families seeking generously proportioned living space with the ability to accommodate home office, gymnasium or annexe style living arrangements. The house in all is set within approximately 8.54 acres (3.46 hectares), subject to site survey, of formal gardens, parkland and paddock.
The land offers scope to be equestrianised subject to any necessary consents.
The accommodation commences with an impressive entrance porch opening to a stunning reception hall with deep rustic brick recess. The reception rooms radiate around with the principal room being the split level drawing room offering excellent views over the formal gardens and parkland beyond. The dining room to one side permits formal entertaining in an atmospheric high vaulted beamed ceiling room. The snug offers less formal space. The breakfast kitchen has a comprehensive range of contemporary high gloss units with a high end specification appliance package. The utility room is generously proportioned. Situated towards the rear is Bedroom 5, which lies adjacent to the finely appointed Shower Room; the bedroom is equally well suited to a garden room or home office use with bi-fold doors opening onto the rear paved patio.

At first floor level the master bedroom suite is particularly spacious including the bedroom, walk in dressing room and luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom. Three further bedrooms are provided, one of which has an equally well appointed en suite shower room. The house bathroom is laid out in a traditional manner. For ease of modern living there are two good walk in store rooms off the landing.

A particular feature of White House Farm is its position within the the hamlet of Welham, its stunning and immaculately tended formal grounds with adjacent parkland and rear field.

There is an impressive electric gated approach driveway sweeping in front of the property to the garage/annexe block with ground floor garaging and ancillary buildings and first floor living kitchen/home office/ studio and en suite.

The property is equipped with extensive LED lighting and oil fired central heating offering underfloor heating to the extension wing with a traditional arrangement of radiators to the remainder.

White House Farm enjoys an enviable position within the much desired hamlet of Welham lying approx. 2 miles just outside the historic North Nottinghamshire market town of Retford. Situated amidst gently undulating North Nottinghamshire countryside this is a fine setting for a property of this calibre.

Although essentially rural in nature, Welham is particularly well placed for accessing the areas communication links and nearby Retford is available directly on the A620.

Retford boasts a vibrant community, a full range of residential facilities and proximity to good communication links. The town has a mainline railway station on the London to Edinburgh Intercity Link (King's Cross approximately 1 hour 26 minutes), the A1M lies to the west from which the wider motorway network is available and air travel is feasible via conveniently located international airports of Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) and Nottingham East Midlands.

Within the area generally there is a wealth of educational facilities (both state and independent) together with an array of leisure amenities including golf courses of repute such as Lindrick where Great Britain and Ireland played the USA to win the 1957 Ryder Cup. National Trust properties including Clumber Park & Mr Straw's House.

Leaving Retford town centre Market Square via Grove Street turn left at the traffic lights onto Arlington Way. Proceed over the next lights and at the second lights turn right sign posted Gainsborough (A620). Proceed out of the town and enter the hamlet of Welham, after the sharp left hand bend proceed along the A620 and White House Farm will be found on the right hand side set well back from the road and behind its substantial pillared electric entrance gates.


FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH an impressive entrance to the property, triple aspect with large tiled flooring, glazed inner door opening to

RECEPTION HALL 17'0" x 13'6" (5.18m x 4.12m) measured to the front of the chimney breast which houses a deep rustic brick recess and reclaimed ornately carved oak surround. Ornate corniced ceiling, beamed accent, radiators

DRAWING ROOM 30'10" x 15'10 enlarging to 21'7" (9.40m x 4.83m enlarging to 6.58m) split level with oak flooring including central carpet well and allowing use with two seating areas. Excellent views over rear formal gardens and parkland beyond, an extended bay window has iroko window seating concealing radiators. Beamed accent, radiators, rustic brick pillars and the focal point is a substantial rustic brick fireplace with open canopied grate and stone flagged hearth. Making this a truly fine entertaining room

DINING ROOM 17'8" x 15'3" (5.37m x 4.66m) with high vaulted beamed ceiling, triple aspect including bi-fold doors opening to block paved side terrace, low level radiators

SNUG 16'5" x 11'5" (5.00m x 3.48m) dual aspect with further wonderful views over formal grounds and parkland beyond. Oak fireplace with tiled and cast iron insert and basket grate, radiator, beamed accent niche with oak shelving and further beamed detailing

REAR HALLWAY with half turned staircase to first floor having spindled balustrade, ornate corniced ceiling, down lighters, good under stair storage cupboard, radiator

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 18'4" x 15'3" (5.59m x 4.64m) with extensive range of contemporary high gloss white units by Elba featuring an array of soft close cupboards, drawers, deep pan drawers, slide out units. Base units are surmounted by polished granite working surfaces with co-ordinating up stands, a particular feature is the bespoke glazed splash back. There is a complementing and substantial central island with additional sink unit with boiling water dispencer attached to which is a substantial oak breakfasting table. Filter tap. 1.5 sink unit including waste disposal, quality appliance package by Miele including fan assisted oven, steam oven, cooking and heating tray. Integrated fridge and freezer, dish washer. Within the island there is an Miele induction hob and pop up De Dietrich extraction unit. Down lighters, co-ordinating tiled flooring, ladder style radiators

REAR ENTRANCE HALLWAY with side oak external door, corniced ceiling, down lighters, attractive tiled flooring, substantial book shelving

UTILITY ROOM 14'3" x 11'0" (4.35m x 3.35m) with comprehensive range of in built storage cupboards, drawers, woodblock effect working surfaces and eye level cabinets. Double sink, appliance recesses, tiled flooring, down lighters, oak external door, boiler cupboard hosting Grant oil fired central heating boiler

BEDROOM 5 16'6" x 14'4" (5.04m x 4.38m) a versatile space presently used as home office. A stunning dual aspect garden room including bi-fold doors to one wall opening directly on to block paved rear patio. Excellent views over the gardens and parkland beyond. Corniced ceiling, down lighters.

SHOWER ROOM finely appointed with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, Daryl square frameless showering enclosure, wall hung WC, surface mounted Elipse wash basin over high gloss black vanity unit, complementing tiled splash backs and flooring, down lighters, towel warmer

LOBBY with in built storage cupboard/wardrobe


LANDING with attractive spindled balustrade over stairwell, generously proportioned, original stripped pine open fronted display unit, part arched ceiling, ornate corniced ceiling, exposed beamed accents

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 36'6" x 16'5" (11.13m x 5.01m) overall dimensions,

BEDROOM 16'5" x 14'6" (5.01m x 4.43m) dual aspect with views over grounds and parkland beyond, bright and airy, corniced ceiling, down lighters

WALK IN DRESSING ROOM with substantial range of open wardrobes, storage shelving and drawers, down lighters

EN SUITE BATHROOM 16'5" x 11'5" (5.01m x 3.49m) luxuriously appointed with high calibre contemporary suite of free standing centrally located elliptical bath by Victoria + Albert and set over a plinth with low level mood lighting, Vado chrome upright mixer taps and handset. Walk in showering area with frameless screen, twin elliptical surface mounted basins partitioned, WC and bidet. Tiled flooring and splash backs to contrast, down lighters, two chrome towel warmers

BEDROOM TWO 17'9" x 12'0" (5.41m x 3.66m) measured to rear of Hülsta polished timber and mirrored bank of in built wardrobes, views over rear grounds and parkland beyond, ornate corniced ceiling, down lighters, radiators and off to

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM luxuriously appointed with square Daryl showering enclosure, twin basins within marble vanity surface and limed oak base cupboards beneath, co-ordinating WC. Tiled in natural tones to co-ordinate, down lighters, exposed beamed accent

BEDROOM THREE 17'0" x 16'6" (5.17m x 5.03m) maximum dimensions, ornate part corniced ceiling, down lighters, access hatch to roof void, radiator, views over front balustrade balcony and approach driveway

BEDROOM FOUR 16'4" x 11'3" (4.99m x 3.42m) dual aspect, part vaulted ceiling, fine garden and parkland views, radiator

HOUSE BATHROOM with white suite of bath set within tiled plinth and shower over, vanity wash hand basin, low suite wc. Tiled walls and flooring to co-ordinate, down lighters, radiator


A particular feature of White House Farm is its position within the hamlet of Welham, its stunning and immaculately formal grounds and parkland with rear field in all extending to approximately 8.54 acres (3.46 hectares), subject to site survey.

There is an impressive approach with substantial pillared wall, electric gates and intercom system opening onto a long gravel driveway bordered by dwarf walling and reclaimed stone cappings, this sweeps through deep well stocked shrubbery and lawned garden to the front of the property and an extensive block paved driveway facilitating parking, manoeuvring and distributing vehicles to either side of the property.

To one side is the



GARAGE 22'5" x 16'8" (6.83m x 5.06m) with electrically operated up and over door, in built storage cupboards and shelving, personal door, light and power

ANNEXE ENTRANCE HALL with staircase to first floor having spindled balustrade, tiled flooring and useful understair storage cupboard, electric storage radiator. Feature arched double entrance doors


KITCHEN/HOME OFFICE/GYM 24'10" x 15'1" (7.56m x 4.59m) a most versatile space with fine views over the formal front grounds and parkland beyond, spindled balustrade around stairwell, range of inbuilt contemporary kitchen units to wall and floor level, fridge, dishwasher, electric storage radiators

EN SUITE low suite wc, pedestal wash hand basin, co-ordinating splash backs, extractor, space for shower, electric towel warmer

SECOND GARAGE 19'6" x 9'2" (5.95m x 2.79m) with electrically operated up and over door, light and power

ATTACHED OUTBUILDINGS of open fronted logstore, gardener's WC and further store

To the side of the property to block paved driveway sweeps round to the rear block paved terrace patio area with gravel beds and substantial steps, rustic brick retaining wall and shrubbery. The steps lead up to the formal lawned garden, partly walled and enclosed with railed fencing. This is a fabulous formal garden area with deep perimeter shrubbery.

To the other side of the property is further block paved pathways and terraced borders.

Lying on the south side of the property is the parkland with its own gateway onto the main road allowing ease of access. The parkland sweeps up the hillside in an approximately easterly direction to the top field.

Tenure and Possession: The Property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Council Tax: We are advised by Bassetlaw District Council that this property is in Band G.
Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Floorplans: The floorplans within these particulars are for identification purposes only, they are representational and are not to scale. Accuracy and proportions should be checked by prospective purchasers at the property.
Hours of Business: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
Viewing: Please contact the Retford office on 01777 709112.
Free Valuation: We would be happy to provide you with a free market appraisal of your own property should you wish to sell. Further information can be obtained from Brown & Co, Retford - 01777 709112.
Financial Services: In order to ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible we can introduce you to Fiducia Comprehensive Financial Planning who offer a financial services team who specialize in residential and commercial property finance. Their expertise combined with the latest technology makes them best placed to advise on all your mortgage and insurance needs to ensure you get the right financial package for your new home.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Surveys: We naturally hope that you purchase your next home through Brown & Co, but if you find a suitable property through another agent, our team of experienced Chartered Surveyors led locally by Jeremy Baguley MRICS are able to carry out all types of survey work, including Valuations, RICS Homebuyers Reports and Building Surveys. For more information on our services please contact our Survey Team on 01777 712946.

These particulars were prepared in February 2018.

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