5 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Road, Laughton, Gainsborough
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Grade II Listed
- Picturesque Gardens
- Approx 1.5 acres
A beautifully presented Queen Anne country house with a range of outbuildings and paddock set on the edge of a friendly and active village with enviable rural views and excellent facilities and schools just a short distance away.
Description - Laughton Hall is a beautiful Grade II listed Queen Anne former farmhouse set within its own private gardens and grazing paddock with extensive and enviable living accommodation.
This attractive country house provides excellent and versatile family accommodation with five bedrooms, four reception rooms and a large country kitchen. It has been sympathetically restored and extended in recent years while retaining its unique period features including original fireplaces, exposed beams, panelled doors, Queen Anne staircase and elegant sash windows.
Outside, the grounds extend to around 1.5 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens, terrace, paddock, outbuildings/stables, garages and a private gravelled driveway.
Location - The property is situated in the pleasant village of Laughton. The village benefits from a Primary School (rated 'Good' by Ofsted) as well as The Ingram Arms public house (rated 4 stars on TripAdvisor) and a Farm Shop. The attractive limestone church is Grade I listed dating back to the 12th Century. The village is known for its lively social community calendar, celebrating events such as feast days, Christmas and Bonfire Night.
Laughton is conveniently located close to the market town of Gainsborough which boasts a well regarded Grammar School and excellent shopping facilities including Marshall's Yard. The Cathedral City of Lincoln is also within convenient driving distance. Trains to London Kings Cross can be boarded at Retford with a train journey of less than 90 minutes into the capital.
Directions - Enter the village of Laughton from the north via Scotter Road. After the 'School' sign turn left onto Church Lane towards the Church. Pass the church on the left and at the T-junction turn left. Continue up the lane with open fields on your right. You will see the entrance drive to the property on the left side of the road.
Reception Hall - Wide timber door with internal panelling, beamed ceiling, Queen Anne shallow tread staircase with spindle balustrade rail and stained glass window.
Living Room - 5.28m x 5.15m (17'3" x 16'10") - Splendid south facing room with two sash windows and plantation shutters. Painted fireplace with slate hearth and open fire. Attractive column radiators, recessed spotlights and twin doors opening onto Amdega conservatory.
Conservatory - 4.41m x 4.35m (14'5" x 14'3") - Double glazed sun room enjoying panoramic views over the grounds with limestone tiled floor, hip and pitched glazed roof and french doors to terrace.
Dining Room - 4.82m x 4.46m (15'9" x 14'7") - Sash windows with additional shutters facing south with an impressive carved oak fire surround with brick lined fireplace and multi fuel stove.
Kitchen - 5.88 (max) x 5.12m (19'3" (max) x 16'9") - Traditional country kitchen with versatile hand painted wooden units, one and a half bowl inset ceramic sink, inset refrigerator and dishwasher, tiled recess with brick built chimney housing the oil fired central heating boiler. The beamed ceilings add extra character and the room also benefits from views out to the walled garden and Laughton Church.
Rear Entrance Hall - Travertine tiled floor with inset marble mosaic and bespoke, wide entrance door.
Utility - Cottage-like extension with Belfast style sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine, refrigerator and tumble dryer. Oak worktops with cupboards.
Shower Room - Suite including rectangular vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, drawers under and lit mirror over, wc and large porcelain tiled walk in shower enclosure with drencher head. Marble floor.
Cellar - Barrel vaulted ceilings with electricity connected and wine storage.
Library - 4.62m x 3.31m (15'1" x 10'10") - A superb additional room, suitable for a number of uses including 6th bedroom, office or snug. Dual aspect with Georgian style sash windows. Painted fire surround with cast iron fireplace, oak bookshelves and timber shutters.
Master Bedroom - 5.14m x 4.58m (16'10" x 15'0") - Two sash windows to the southern aspect with lovely views over the front gardens. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 - 4.52m x 4.51m (14'9" x 14'9") - Two south facing sash windows and fitted double wardrobes.
Family Bathroom - 3.78m x 2.99m (max) (12'4" x 9'9" (max)) - Suite including raised plinth with corner bath and walk in shower, dividing vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and wc with concealed cistern, bidet, recessed and lit mirror and inset ceiling spot lights.
Bedroom 3 - 4.64m x 3.31m (15'2" x 10'10") - Sash window to the rear courtyard, modern timber wash stand with oval ceramic basin.
Bedroom 4 - 4.65m x 2.28m (15'3" x 7'5") - Window to the western aspect with views over the garden, recessed shelving and en-suite.
Bedroom 5 - 2.98m x 1.88m (9'9" x 6'2") - A lovely little room, lending itself superbly as a nursery or an additional single bedroom. Sash window to the front.
Outside - The front gardens are laid mainly to lawn with brick ha-ha, trees, shrubs and flower beds. The bottom garden is of a sufficient size to accommodate a large marquee for parties and weddings.
The side walled garden includes further trees shrubs and flowers with the benefit of a spacious block-paved and stepped terrace for eating outdoors. There is also a walled barbecue area with access into brick and pantiled outbuildings, useful as storage and the novelty of a rare Victorian two-seater outdoor wc. The grounds also feature a large gravelled parking area in front of two brick garages and wood store while an arched wooden door leads to a rear courtyard with additional outbuildings/stables.
Services - The property is centrally heated throughout (oil fired) with mains drainage, electricity and water. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to satisfy themselves that all services and appliances included in the sale are in working order.
Method Of Sale - The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Particulars - Drafted and photographs taken following clients' instructions of December 2015. Internal photos taken prior.
Viewing - By prior arrangement with the Sole Agents: 01522 716204
Additional Information - For further details, please contact Ralph Wyrley-Birch
T: 01522 716204
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