Following the exceptional level of interest shown in this property we are now inviting BEST & FINAL OFFERS to be submitted in writing by 12.00PM ON 14th FEBRUARY 2019. Please contact Masons for further details of how to submit an offer.
From St. James church in the centre of Louth proceed south along Upgate and continue up the hill and through the traffic lights. Carry on over the brow of the hill and Southgate Lodge will then be seen immediately on the left but NB for viewing purposes - please turn left at the crossroads mentioned above, along Newmarket and then turn first right onto Linden Walk by the Cattle Market. There is usually space to park at the top of Linden Walk and then walk through the Cemetery to the property. Please do not drive into the Cemetery grounds in order to respect those visiting.
VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS
Viewing STRICTLY by appointment!
Following the exceptional level of interest shown in this property and the number of offers received to date, We now invite all potential purchasers including those who have already submitted an offer, to submit their best offer in writing by 12.00PM ON 14th FEBRUARY 2019. Please contact Masons for further details of how to submit an offer.
From St. James' church in the centre of Louth proceed south along Upgate and continue up the hill and through the traffic lights. Carry on over the brow of the hill and Southgate Lodge will then be seen immediately on the left but NB for viewing purposes - please turn left at the crossroads mentioned above, along Newmarket and then turn first right onto Linden Walk by the Cattle Market. There is usually space to park at the top of Linden Walk and then walk through the Cemetery to the property. Please do not drive into the Cemetery grounds in order to respect those visiting. The Property
Detached Victorian gatehouse requiring comprehensive restoration and renovation. A local landmark for many years, this unique and intriguing detached, three storey property has until recent years formed the gated western approach to the Louth cemetery. Please carefully consider the property details and floorplans with room sizes for more information. NO CHAIN
We estimate the building to date back to the Victorian Period and to be mainly of brick construction beneath a principal pitched timber roof structure covered in slate and featuring an unusual castellated turret on the front elevation, which encloses the spiral staircase between the floors.
It can clearly be seen in the photograph of the rear elevation that the tall drive-through archway at the rear of the building has suffered from degradation and has therefore been substantially shored up with a timber framework. The building requires a comprehensive scheme of renovation and improvement works but is offered for sale with sufficient surrounding land to excavate a turning and parking area to the rear of the building and possibly extend the dwelling to the south at first floor level, all subject to obtaining planning permission and building regulation consent from the Local Authority.
The proposed boundaries have been approximated on the site plan but may be open to some slight flexibility by negotiation. In order to protect the retained land, the sellers reserve the right to approve any proposed alterations to the dwelling, including any new structures within the garden and boundary delineation, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Due to the sensitive location there will naturally be covenants requiring that the purchasers and their successors in title will not carry on any activity which will cause noise and/or disturbance. 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. It is intended that the property will be sold "as seen". Plans/maps are not to specific scale, are based on information supplied and subject to verification by a solicitor at sale stage.
It would appear that the property is connected to mains gas, water, electricity and possibly mains drainage but no public utility searches have been carried out at this stage to confirm. The property falls within council tax band B. The Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) First Floor
Entrance at the side of the property with door into the: Entrance Lobby/Boot Room
Double radiator, boarded window to the side elevation, polycarbonate roof and spotlights. Opening to a Storage Recess
at the rear and connecting door to a further Store
with boarded window and water meter. Arched door to the: Entrance Hall
Angled rear wall with window, radiator and steps down through archway to the staircase tower with spiral timber stairs to upper and lower floors. Living Room
Gas fire (partially removed) and this appears to have a central heating back boiler. (NB. The property does not appear to have been occupied for some time and therefore the operating condition of the heating system and any other appliances in the building is unknown.) Double window on the front elevation and connecting door to the: Bathroom
White bath with electric shower unit over and pedestal wash hand basin; tiled splash-backs. Radiator and double-glazed window. Separate Toilet
off with white low-level WC and boarded window. Breakfast Kitchen
Single drainer, stainless steel sink unit over double cupboard, free-standing cooker and built-in cupboard adjacent, within which the electricity meter is located, together with consumer unit having MCB's. Wall shelf compartments and V-shaped, double-glazed, oriel bow window to the rear elevation. Boarded side window. Second Floor Landing
Radiator, boarded window and walk-in cupboard with shelves. Archway from the staircase turret and step up to inner landing with doors off to the bedrooms. Bedroom 1 (at the rear)
With vaulted ceiling, small cast iron, arched fire surround set into a pillared frame and arched rear window. Double radiator. Bedroom 2 (at the front)
With two windows, double radiator, corner chimney breast and part sloping ceiling. Bedroom 3
With steps down from the inner landing and having double radiator, front window, boarded rear window and deep, sloping ceiling down to a minimum height of 1.5 meters. Built-in airing cupboard containing foam-lagged hot water cylinder and further double cupboard adjacent; cold water tank to the top cupboard over.
The spiral timber staircase in the turret leads up to a
Third floor, very small Landing
with further narrow windows and a skylight panel to the roof above, accessed by ladder. From first floor level the spiral staircase leads down to the: Ground Floor Entrance Lobby
Contained inside the tower with door from outside and within which the gas meter is located. Outside
From Upgate there is a wide entrance bay with substantial angled brick walls on each side, leading to the high Gothic archway which will form the sole vehicular access to the property and this is fitted with substantial timber gates which are presently boarded for security purposes. Following renovation works and excavation at the rear, there is the opportunity, as mentioned above, to create a turning head and parking area within the grounds which will be included in the sale.
On the north side of the building an area of grass banked garden on each side of the driveway will be included in the sale. The main level garden area with the property is on the south side and includes a pre-cast concrete, open-fronted store with gothic arch sections. This area of garden provides scope to extend the accommodation, including replacement of the current side wing, subject to obtaining planning permission and building regulation consent. The purchaser will be required to delineate the newly formed boundaries and attention is drawn to the advice above within the paragraph titled 'The Property'. Viewing (see Directions above)
Strictly by prior appointment with the selling agent - viewers are advised to exercise caution and that they enter the grounds and accommodation at their own risk.