4 bedroom detached house for saleDenton Lane, Casthorpe, Grantham
- Substantial Individual Barn Conversion
- Four Bedrooms & Four Receptions
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
- Wealth of Character & Features
- Stunning Farmhouse Style Kitchen
- Ensuite & Main Bathroom
- Delightful Rural Setting
- Stunning Open Views
- Generous Parking & Garaging
- EPC Rating - TBC
** SUBSTANTIAL INDIVIDUAL BARN CONVERSION ** FOUR BEDROOMS & FOUR RECEPTIONS ** HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL ** WEALTH OF CHARACTER & FEATURES ** STUNNING FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN ** ENSUITE & MAIN BATHROOM ** DELIGHTFUL RURAL SETTING ** STUNNING OPEN VIEWS ** GENEROUS PARKING & GARAGING **
Muckelthorn Lodge is a fascinating individual detached conversion of a former period threshing barn, sympathetically renovated creating a truly individual deceptive home.
Offering a wealth of accommodation as well as a considerable level of character and features with the kitchen being a particularly impressive space with high vaulted ceiling and original brick thralls which have been incorporated into the design. The kitchen has been tastefully refitted with a generous range of bespoke farmhouse style units with a combination of granite and butchers block oak work surfaces and having an aspect out into the front garden, a large walk-in pantry and laundry room off.
The property is considerably versatile in its layout offering four main reception areas and the unexpected addition of a pool house to the rear; with an initial garden room and the pool including a wave resistance facility.
In addition on the ground floor leading off the kitchen is a side entrance hall with mezzanine area above, which would make a perfect home office tucked away from the main accommodation and linking through into the attached garage. To the first floor are four bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefitting from ensuite facilities, and separate main bathroom.
The property occupies a delightful rural location located at the end of a private driveway, shared with only one other dwelling, nestled in heart of the Vale of Belvoir and affording wonderful open views. Having an initial blockset gravelled parking area leading onto a lawned frontage with well stocked borders and attractive side terrace. The rear garden offers an excellent degree of privacy and far reaching views with blockset and timber decking area, ornamental water feature and fish pond, well stocked borders and vegetable garden at the rear together with additional workshop area.
There is access to the A52, which is approximately a mile or so from the property, which provides links to the A1 and M1. Grantham railway station is approximately 15 minutes drive where there is a high speed train to King's Cross in just over an hour. There are local shops in the nearby larger village of Bottesford and the market towns of Grantham and Bingham.
One of the closest villages to the property is Barrowby which also has its own local shops, public houses etc. as well as a primary school. For secondary schooling Grantham has the King's Grammar School for boys and South Kesteven High School for girls.
ATTRACTIVE TIMBER LEDGE & BRACE ENTRANCE DOOR LEADS THROUGH INTO THE MAIN:
Entrance Hall - 5.99m x 5.49m (19'8 x 18'0) - A well proportioned entrance having access out into the rear garden, having a wealth of character with exposed beams to the ceiling, exposed brick chimney breast with alcove to the side, flagstone floor, spindle balustrade oak turning staircase with alcove beneaath, central heating radiator concealed behind feature cover.
Cloakroom - 1.88m x 0.81m (6'2 x 2'8) - Having half pedestal WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, central heating radiator, windows to both the side and rear.
Sitting Room - 7.32m x 5.44m (24'0 x 17'10 ) - A well proportioned light and airy reception benefitting from windows to three elevations, including double glazed French doors leading out into the rear garden with wonderful far reaching views. The focal point of the room is an attractive exposed brick fireplace with raised quarry tiled hearth, herringbone brick back, inset solid fuel stove and brick mantle over, exposed beam to the ceiling, two central heating radiators.
Family Room - Which links into both the pool room and the farmhouse kitchen creating a fantastic informal reception, benefitting from a dual aspect and having high part-vaulted ceiling with exposed timber purlins and king post truss, exposed brick fireplace with herringbone brick hearth, oak mantle and inset solid fuel stove, exposed herringbone brick floor, central wood trimmed carpeted area, deep skirting, central heating radiator behind feature cover, arched double glazed window to the front and sliding door to:
Pool Room - Comprising an initial:
Garden Room/Conservatory - 7.32m x 2.79m (24'0 x 9'2) - Having a delightful aspect into the rear garden and affording wonderful far reaching views to the south across fields and countryside beyond, tiled floor, exposed brick piers, pitched polycarbonate roof, double glazed windows and French doors.
Pool Area - 11.79m x 4.80m (38'8 x 15'9) - Having pitched ceiling with exposed timber purlins and king post truss, exposed brick piers and archways, heated pool (approx 29ft x 12ft) having tiled surround and plant room providing the necessary services and housing the consumer unit. The pool incorporates a wave machine allowing the swimmer to maintain strokes against a resistance tide.
Farmhouse Kitchen - 7.80m x 4.72m (25'7 x 15'6) - A fantastic space of generous proportions, beautifully appointed having been sympathetically refurbished with a generous range of bespoke handmade wall, base and dresser units, complementing central island unit incorporating a breakfast bar housing a wine cooler, integrated oven and ceramic hob, combination of granite and butchers block work surfaces, range cooker with chimney hood over, purpose built dresser unit with glass fronted display cabinet, alcove designed for American style fridge freezer, ample room for large dining table, full height part-vaulted ceiling and exposed timber, exposed internal brick elevation, two central heating radiators, flagstone flooring, two arched windows to the front.
Pantry - 3.66m x 2.51m (12'0 x 8'3) - Providing a significant level of shelved storage areas, original brick exposed piers, butchers block work surface, exposed brick floor.
Laundry Room - 4.50m x 2.97m (14'9 x 9'9) - Having ample cloaks hanging space, room for both tumble dryer and washing machine, fitted base units, butchers block work surface, brick piers and oak surface over with ceramic sink, exposed brick floor, part vaulted ceiling with exposed king post truss, central heating radiator, built-in pantry units, one of which houses the hot water system, double glazed window to the side.
Also leading off the kitchen is a:
Side Entrance Hall - 3.66m x 1.88m (12'0 x 6'2) - Having flagstone flooring, central heating radiator, window to the front, access to the garage and open tread staircase rising to a useful:
Mezzanine Area - 3.81m x 3.51m (12'6 x 11'6) - Situated in the eaves and having pitched ceiling, exposed king post truss and purlins.
RETURNING TO THE INITIAL ENTRANCE HALL, A STAIRCASE WITH SPINDLE OAK BALUSTRADE RISING TO AN ATTRACTIVE;
First Floor Landing - Having high part vaulted ceiling, exposed king post truss, exposed internal brick piers, deep skirting, window to the rear and cottage latch doors leading to:
Bedroom 1 - 5.31m x 3.25m max (17'5 x 10'8 max) - A light and airy double bedroom having high level arched window to the side and multi-pane window to the front, exposed timber purlins, exposed brick pier, built-in wardrobes and storage alcove above, central heating radiator and door leading into:
Ensuite Wet Room - 1.83m x 1.83m (6'0 x 6'0) - Having been modernised providing an initial wet area with glass shower screen and wall mounted shower mixer with independent handset and separate rose over, wall mounted WC with concealed cistern, vanity unit with over mounted rectangular wash basin, tiled splashbacks, exposed timbers, chrome towel radiator, pitched ceiling, inset downlighters, double glazed window to the front.
Bedroom 2 - 4.57m max including wardrobe x 2.62m max (15'0 max - Having double glazed windows to the front and side, fitted wardrobes, storage alcove, central heating radiator, deep skirting, exposed beam to the ceiling.
Bedroom 3 - 4.60m x 2.74m (15'1 x 9'0) - A further double bedroom having aspect to the side, exposed timbers, deep skirting, central heating radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 2.74m x 2.62m (9'0 x 8'7) - Having fantastic far reaching views to the south across the garden and fields beyond, exposed timbers, central heating radiator, deep skirting, double glazed window.
Bathroom - 3.71m x 1.70m (12'2 x 5'7) - Having a modern white suite in a traditional style comprising double ended panelled bath, tongue and groove effect splashbacks, shower enclosure with tiled surround and wall mounted electric shower, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor, pitched ceiling with exposed timbers, inset downlighters, chrome towel radiator, two double glazed windows to the front.
Exterior - A five bar field gate gives access onto an initial granite chipping driveway within which also houses the property's Biodisc sewage system and oil tank, and it is worth noting there is also a right of way to an adjacent field. In turn this driveway leads on to a further hard standing and blockset driveway. The property occupies a delightful rural location set well back from Denton Lane tucked away in an idyllic plot which has been lovingly established over the years. Off road parking in turn leads to an attached;
Gargage - 4.72m x 3.84m (15'6 x 12'7) - Brick and pantiled garage with double timber doors, power and light.
Front Garden - Laid to lawn with well stocked perimeter borders, established trees and shrubs, pretty side courtyard seating area with brick wall, outside tap and links around to a beautifully landscaped and interesting;
Rear Garden - Laid to lawn, beautiful brickset central pathway, ornamental raised beds, fish pond, large timber deck giving access to the pool room creating a wonderful outdoor entertaining space.
Two timber courtesy gates and established wall lead on to the;
Vegetable Garden - Creating a further versatile outdoor space, and all benefiting from a southerly aspect, with green house, raised vegetable beds, numerous fruit trees and chicken coop
Attached to the end of the pool house is a useful brick and tiled;
Workshop - Providing additional storage or workshop area.
In addition to the main gardens is a pleasant paved terrace enclosed behind a wrought iron courtsey gate returning to the front garden and enclosed in the main by brick walls.
Services - Drainage is to a Biodisc, there is mains electricity and water, the water is on a meter, oil fired central heating, with replacement boiler fitted in January 2018
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