A substantial and deceptively spacious Victorian semi-detached house positioned in the sought-after west Conservation Area of Louth just a short walk from the town centre and providing elegant, beautifully proportioned rooms to include 5 bedrooms, Study or Bedroom 6, two main reception rooms, modern kitchen open to a breakfast room; bathroom, shower room, good size gardens enjoying a sunny aspect, parking area at the rear and double garage. Located close to the highly regarded King Edward VI Grammar School. Viewing strictly by appointment.
A substantial and deceptively spacious Victorian semi-detached house positioned in the sought-after west Conservation Area of Louth just a short walk from the town centre and providing elegant, beautifully proportioned rooms to include 5 bedrooms, Study or Bedroom 6, two main reception rooms, modern kitchen open to a breakfast room; bathroom, shower room, good size gardens enjoying a sunny aspect, parking area at the rear and double garage. Located close to the highly regarded King Edward VI Grammar School Directions
From St James Church in the centre of Louth proceed south along Upgate for a short distance and immediately after the zebra crossing take the narrow right turn to the west along Gospelgate. Continue and take the first left turn into George Street where the property is a short way up the hill on the right side. The Property
This surprisingly spacious family home is believed to date back to the late 1800's, towards the end of the Victorian era, and is brick built beneath pitched timber roof structures which are now covered in composite slates. The accommodation is heated by a gas central heating system and the house enjoys a larger than average garden for a town house, with the even rarer benefit of a detached double garage in addition to parking space at the foot of the garden. The garden enjoys the sun particularly during the afternoon and evening. The rooms are very well-proportioned and typical of the period with tall elegant ceilings in the main front section of the house and a lower 2-storey wing extending out at the rear. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Ground Floor Main Front Entrance
With recessed brick-walled porch having a carved ornamental stone lintel over and handsome part-glazed door with matching surround, decorative leaded panes and coloured circular inset panes to the: Reception Hall
Superbly proportioned with high coved ceilings and ornamental scroll corbel brackets to the opening between reception and inner hallways. Tessellated floor in contrasting red and black quarry tiles to the main area and stripped pine floor boards at the rear. Wide feature staircase with handsome balustrade having pine banisters and substantial pitch pine, turned newel posts leading to above. Corner cupboard housing the electricity meter and consumer unit with MCB's. Beneath the staircase there is pine side panelling with a four-panel door into a large understairs cupboard and smaller door to the lower storage area near the base of the stairs. Stripped pine, four-panel doors also lead to the reception rooms and kitchen. Sitting Room
At the front of the house with a superb large, walk-in sash bay window on the front elevation. Fireplace with tiled hearth, recessed cast iron log-burning stove and hardwood mantel shelf over. An elegant room with high ceilings, having deep moulded coving and a picture rail. Dining Room
Positioned in the centre of the house and also having a high ceiling with deep moulded coving and a picture rail all creating a spacious feel. Cast iron fireplace with decorative inset tiles, open grate and granite hearth. Double-glazed patio door and matching side panel on the rear elevation, opening onto the quarry-tiled patio and garden beyond. Kitchen
Fitted with units in contemporary, dark-grey colours to include base cupboards and wide drawers including deep pan drawers, all fitted with long stainless-steel handles. Matching tall wall cupboards, roll-edged, textured work surfaces in a contrasting grey and ceramic-tiled splashbacks with an inset mosaic glass-tiled border. Shaped (bow-fronted) twin bowl stainless steel sink unit with lift-out drainer and designer mixer tap. Stainless steel-finish gas range cooker with five gas rings, double oven, grill and warming drawer together with an electric hot plate. The cooker has stainless steel splashback and wide, stainless steel cooker hood above. There is space for an upright fridge freezer and space with cold plumbing for a dishwasher. One of the wall units houses the British Gas condensing central heating boiler. Above the sink there is a pelmet with downlighters over a natural pine, wide casement window on the side elevation. Tall designer radiator and porcelain tiled floor which extends through a walk-through square opening into the: Breakfast Room
Also having a wide replacement natural pine-framed, double-glazed casement window and a corner wall shelf unit. Utility Room/Lobby
With a full-length range of useful, built-in pine cupboards having two pairs of double doors, store cupboards above and a work surface opposite, into which a glazed Belfast sink has been set with space adjacent and plumbing for a washing machine. Ceramic tiled floor and white ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Side casement window and part-glazed door to outside. Further door to: Cloakroom/WC
White suite of low-level WC and vanity wash hand basin over base cupboard with pine double doors. Ceramic tile floor and single-glazed casement window. First Floor
Split-level Front and Rear Landings
approached from the main staircase which leads up to a galleried area where the balustrade extends along the side of the stairwell. The lower rear landing has a full-length range of built-in cupboards comprising wardrobe with hanging rails, shelved storage/linen cupboard and airing cupboard containing the foam-lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Stripped pine, four-panel doors lead off to the bathroom and bedroom 3. The front landing also has stripped pine, four-panel doors to three further bedrooms and onto the smaller staircase which leads up to the second floor; store cupboard beneath with shelving. The upper staircase is enclosed at the side by beaded pine panelling. Bedroom 1 (front)
A double bedroom of very generous proportions with high ceiling, picture rail and front sash window with shaped upper sash. Small, intricately moulded, cast-iron fireplace. Bedroom 2 (centre)
An equally spacious double bedroom which could readily be occupied as the master bedroom, also enjoying a tall, elegant ceiling, picture rail and a replacement wide, natural pine rear window with three-panel sashes providing views towards the west. Small art nouveau-style cast iron fireplace. Bedroom 6/Study
At the front with high ceiling, picture rail and large, front sash window with shaped upper sash. Bedroom 3 (rear wing)
Presently used as a large study, this spacious room would readily take a double or twin beds and has a side casement window, part-sloping ceiling and glazed fanlight over the door.
Bath and Shower Room
(rear wing) Light cream coloured suite comprising pine panelled bath with Victorian-style mixer tap and shower fittings, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC and bidet. Corner splash-boarded and glazed shower cubicle with recessed, wall-mounted mixer unit, drench head and curved, glazed doors. Chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Two side casement windows with tiled reveals, ceramic wall tiling, part-sloping ceiling with inset spotlights and mirror with twin lights. Light-operated extractor fan and glazed fanlight over the door. Second Floor
The staircase from the first floor landing leads up with a rope handrail to a small Second Floor Landing
with trap access to the upper roof void and pine, four-panel doors leading to the upper floor bedrooms and shower room. Bedroom 4 (rear)
A surprisingly spacious room with ample space for double or twin beds and a dressing area which has pine built-in wardrobes and a desk. The room has character with part-sloping ceilings, painted collar, purlin and principal rafter beams, the latter at the sides of a rear dormer casement window which provides far-reaching views over the western town outskirts. West-facing windows also enjoying the setting sun. There is a ceiling light point and two wall uplighters. Bedroom 5 (front)
A double bedroom with built-in pine wardrobes having single and double doors, a desk at the side and a base cupboard. This room also has a part-sloping ceiling with an inset dormer window at the front, glazed to the front and sides. Exposed collar beam to which display/bookshelves have been fitted and these extend along the rear wall. Ceiling light point and two wall spotlights. Shower Room
With deep sloping ceiling and having white suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and splash-boarded shower cubicle with electric shower unit. Heatrae Sadia electric water heater beneath the washbasin. Electric heated towel rail, ceramic tiling to the walls and three-branch wall spotlight. Light-operated extractor fan. NB.
The second-floor rooms have deep sloping ceilings down to a minimum height of around 0.9 of a meter. Outside
The house has the benefit of surprisingly large gardens for a town property and these are mainly positioned to the rear and very well orientated to enjoy the sun, particularly during the afternoon and evening. There is a forecourt garden at the front of the house, enclosed by front and side brick walls over which climbing plants have been trained and hand gates open onto the pathway which leads to the main entrance and a pathway along the side of the house to a screen door into the main garden.
The main garden is of an unusual shape and on two tiers, extending directly away from the house to the west with steps up on the left side to a further garden area and the double garage. There are lawns with brick walls, contrasting blue and red quarry-tiled patio area with shrubs adjacent and a Small Outbuilding
within the rear wing of the property which has been used by the present owner as a hobby brewery. This building has potential for alternative hobby uses and has a stainless-steel sink unit set into a work surface with hot and cold-water supply, double wall cupboard, shelving, power points, window and glazed double doors on the rear elevation.
Main lawned garden with flower borders, ornamental trees, shrubs and bushes. Towards the rear is a very impressive open-fronted Log Store and Shed
capable of housing a substantial supply of timber with good air flow for seasoning. Aluminium framed Greenhouse.
Beyond this is the valuable benefit of a car parking area which could be opened into the rear garden to create further space if required and this has access via a right of way over the unmade lane which leads around to the rear of the property from Edward Street. Steps lead up to a gate into the upper side garden, ideal for growing vegetables with a walkway through and a useful metal
Garden Shed approximately 3m x 2.44 m. Also within the side garden is the detached, brick-built Double Garage
with corrugated roof covering and this has twin up and over doors, electric lights, power points, rear window and a pedestrian door from the vegetable garden. with pathway leading through via a gate and steps down to the main garden and on to the house. Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent. 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 together 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, the Lincolnshire Wolds directly bordering the south and western sides of town. Important 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 E.