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The Old Police Station, Eastgate, Louth, LN11
£500,000 | 5 bedrooms

Property features

• Approx.3455 square feet of unique character accommodation
• 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms
• Garden and off-street parking
• Superb semi-open plan living areas
• 6m kitchen, utility room
• Easily occupied as main house and annexe

A substantial town residence with front and rear wings providing scope for occupation as main house and annexe. The Old Police Station is just a few yards from the town centre in the Conservation Area and has been transformed into approximately 3455 square feet of accommodation with a unique blend of individual character and style which has to be viewed. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower-rooms, exceptional, semi open-plan living areas with travertine flooring, deep archways, large glazed lantern skylight, brick vaulted ceilings and an original cell door. Family room, music room, dining area, snug, reception hall with sitting area and rear spacious lounge. Impressive 6 metre fitted kitchen. Wine cellar with glazed viewing floor panel above. Enclosed rear garden and off-street parking.
The Property The original building on the south side of the structure is believed to date back to 1850 and is substantially built in brick beneath pitched and partially hipped timber roof structures with a decorative clay ridge, whilst more recent brick-faced extensions to the rear also have pitched and hipped slate roof coverings with a variety of roofs to the central area including a large glazed lantern skylight. The property has a dual gas-fired central heating system and the windows are a combination of sliding sashes with brick arched reveals to the ground floor front-facing windows and main door, together with more modern casement windows in the rear wing.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby With natural brick walls, cream coloured panelled ceiling and arched, six-pane front door with matching inner door to the: -

Reception Hall with Sitting Area An impressive room with a high, intricately panelled ceiling and complementary part-panelled walls in contrasting colour up to picture rail height, with two complementary doors to fireside cupboards, one housing the first gas-fired central heating boiler with digital programmer. Stone pillared fireplace and hearth with recessed, tiled inner hearth and cast iron multi-fuel stove. Part-glazed door with bevelled panes to the music room and tall shaped archway to an Inner Hallway with staircase to the first floor having cream spindle balustrade and hardwood handrail. Travertine tiled floor and understairs store cupboard with light. Part-glazed doors with bevelled panes to front and rear.

Music Room Originally the police station cells, the rooms have now been opened to create an intriguing room with double brick vaulted ceiling and multi-pane, high-level rear window in arched reveal, wide shaped archways formed in deep brick walls and deep reveals with shutters to two side windows. Travertine tiled floor, built-in base cupboards and book shelves finished in matt paintwork and corner pillar with hand rope to the stone and brick staircase with kite-winder steps and hardwood panelled surround leading down to the cellar. When illuminated this can be viewed from the music room through a glazed floor panel. Feature original cell door with cast iron peep hole, bolts, sliding hatch and small angled window adjacent. Part-glazed door with bevelled panes to the dining area.

Wine Cellar below with cream colour-washed walls, light, brick vaulted ceiling and arched alcoves with glazing to wall niches. Automatic water pump.

Open Plan Family Room, Dining Area and Snooker Room

With travertine flooring throughout and a substantial glazed lantern above the atrium sitting area flooding the room with light in conjunction with multiple spotlights to the ceiling area surrounding. The rooms are connected by wide feature archways and there is an arched six-pane, glazed internal window and part-glazed door with bevelled panes into the kitchen area. Two rear windows into the dining area and large side window with painted shutters. Wall uplighters and ceiling lights. The snooker room is a superb size and has dado panelled walls finished in cream.

Snug A cosy room with a stone pillared fire surround and hearth with recessed cast iron, multi-fuel stove on ceramic tiled base. Stylish colour scheme with painted panelled walls to picture rail and contrasting light-coloured panelled ceiling.

Kitchen Spacious and fitted with an extensive range of units having high-gloss, cream coloured facings and soft-close doors/drawers to include base and wall units, tall larder cupboards, drawers, wide pan drawers and roll edge, granite-effect work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash-backs and a white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit. Space with plumbing for dishwasher. Neff ceramic hob with wide stainless steel hood over and separate Neff double oven incorporating grill. Travertine floor tiling, multiple ceiling spotlights and rear part-glazed, (double-glazed) door to outside.

Shower Room With a white ceramic tiled and glazed shower cubicle having Aqualisa mixer unit; pedestal wash hand basin and low-level, dual-flush WC. Mirror-fronted cabinet, light operated extractor fan, travertine flooring and ceramic tiled walls to high level. Coved ceiling with spotlights and chrome, ladder-style radiator/towel rail.

Utility Room Complementing the kitchen with wall and base units finished in high-gloss cream, unusual ceramic tiled splash-backs creating a panelled effect over the granite-effect work surfaces with single-drainer stainless steel sink unit. Space with plumbing for washing machine and space for condensing tumble dryer. Oak-effect floor covering, extractor fan and arched, double-glazed French doors and side panels to the outside. Door to useful stores off, containing the electricity consumer unit with MCBs, shelving, extractor fan and light.

Lounge Spacious overall, with potential to form two separate areas as currently arranged, with a dining area for guests in the rear wing of the house if required, together with their own living accommodation, bedrooms and bathroom above. Oak strip-effect floor covering, extensive range of wall shelves to one side, arched French doors and side panels complementing those of the utility room and a wide shaped archway between the two areas. Central heating thermostat, wall alcove and wide rear French doors with side panels opening onto the garden. Staircase with cream spindle balustrade and hardwood handrail to the first floor.

First Floor (Front Wing) Landing - pillared balustrade with hardwood handrail to upper stairs forming a gallery. Painted six-panel doors to the bedrooms and shower room, two ceiling light points and trap access to the roof void. Study alcove at the rear - an ideal area for a computer with multi-pane window above.

Master Bedroom A double room, beautifully panelled in matt blue up to dado rail with contrasting coloured panelled ceiling and a complementary coloured corner wardrobe.

En Suite Bathroom Of generous proportions with a contemporary white suite to include a double-ended bath set on a chrome and hardwood stand with a chrome pillar mixer tap and shower fittings combined; circular wash hand basin on oak and glazed rectangular base with chrome rail and low-level, dual-flush WC. Matt painted panelled walls with contrasting panelled Welsh ceiling. Ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan and recessed airing cupboard containing an insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater, together with linen shelves.

Bedroom 2 A spacious double room, also having part-panelled walls and ceiling finished in contrasting colours and a recessed double wardrobe with clothes rails and shelving under. High-level rear window.

Bedroom 3 At the front, this double room has a large sash window and a built-in corner wardrobe mirroring that of the master bedroom with angled panelled door in painted finish.

Shower Room White suite comprising modern shower cubicle with part-curved glazed screens and mixer unit, low-level, dual-flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Mirror-fronted cabinet, coved ceiling with LED spotlights and chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail.

First Floor (Rear Wing)

Landing With six-panel doors off to the rear bedrooms and bathroom. Smoke alarm.

Bedroom 4 (Rear) A double room, presently used as an artist's studio. Built-in corner cupboard housing the second gas-fired central heating boiler for the rear wing. Welsh ceiling with recessed spotlights and door to useful rear roof storage void. Airing cupboard above the stairs containing a second insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelves. Two side windows from floor level and rear window.

Bedroom 5 (at the side) A single bedroom with Welsh ceiling, spotlights and side window from floor level.

Bathroom 2 White square-line suite comprising double-ended bath, low-level, dual-flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin with glass shelf and shaver light over. Modern shower mixer unit above the bath with hand set. Ceramic tiled floor, part ceramic tiled walls, Welsh ceiling with spotlights and extractor fan. Chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail.

Outside To the rear of the house there is an enclosed garden comprising block-paved patio with dwarf brick walls surmounted by flagstone capping and a step up to a further tarmac paved area ideal for sitting out with hexagonal shaped flagstones, gravel beds for ornamental flower pots and tubs and a feature brick wall to one side with fencing opposite and a pedestrian gateway. Timber garden shed.

Parking forecourt at the front of the house with slate bed and octagonal brick plinth, capped front boundary wall and shrubs. There are access rights over the driveway and adjoining parking area to the rear of the property.

Location Louth is a popular market town with three busy markets each week, many individual shops, highly regarded primary, secondary and grammar schools and many cafes, bars and restaurants. Grimsby is approximately 16 miles to the north whilst Lincoln is some 25 miles to the south-west.

Louth has a recently completed sports and swimming complex, many local clubs, athletics and football grounds, tennis academy and courts, golf and bowling with attractive parks on the west side of town in Hubbards Hills and Westgate Fields. The town has a thriving theatre and a cinema. The coast is about 10 miles away from Louth at its nearest point and the area around Louth has many fine country walks and bridleways.

General Information The particulars of this property are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers. No responsibility is to be assumed for individual items. No appliances have been tested. Fixtures, fittings, carpets and curtains are excluded unless otherwise stated. Plans/Maps are not to specific scale, are based on information supplied and subject to verification by a solicitor at sale stage. We are advised that the property is connected to mains gas, water, electricity and drainage but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band G.

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