An opportunity to acquire a cherished country home which has been extended and greatly improved to provide versatile characterful accommodation with versatile double-garage/workshop, oak framed car-port and an annexe, all located in open countryside with attractive gardens, far-reaching field views and very few neighbours. We believe this property to be Freehold and are awaiting solicitors confirmation. All interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.
This impressive, detached country home has been created by the transformation of an original modest detached cottage after comprehensive extension and renovation into the home of today. The property has a combination of solid brick and rendered cavity walls beneath pitched timber roof structures covered in concrete interlocking tiles with inset pitched roof dormers. The windows are mahogany-effect uPVC double-glazed units and heating is provided by an oil-fired central heating system, supplemented by multi-fuel stoves. We believe this property to be Freehold and are awaiting solicitors confirmation. All interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.
The present owner has converted an original workshop into attractive and well-appointed ancillary accommodation and if planning permission were to be obtained, it would make an ideal holiday cottage or additional living space. There is also a very substantial, detached brick and block-built double garage with an oak-framed car port adjacent and useful attic space above. Location
West View enjoys a rural setting directly adjoining open farmland and is just under three miles from the centre of North Somercotes, a larger than average village positioned on the A1031 coast road and having a number of shops, primary and secondary schools, sports field and a number of recreational facilities, including those afforded by the leisure centre and fishing lakes on the southern fringes of the village. The property is approximately 8 miles from the popular market town of Louth which has a wider range of shopping, recreational and schooling facilities on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The coastal area of Lincolnshire has miles of open walking through nature reserves and across the sand dunes onto beaches to the south and marshland to the north. There are wildlife and nature reserves extending for several miles along the coastline. Main regional business centres are in Lincoln and Grimsby. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Ground Floor
Mahogany-effect, part-glazed (double-glazed) door into the: Kitchen
Very much cottage-style with a range of built-in units, having light oak facings and comprising base cupboards, drawers, wall cupboards with corner galleried shelves, glazed display cabinet and roll-edge work surfaces, together with a breakfast bar having radiator under. Ceramic tile splashbacks, one and a half bowl, single drainer sink unit with ornamental mixer tap and recesses for refrigerator and for washing machine (with plumbing for the latter). Sloping ceiling with exposed purlin beam and inset spotlights. Two windows to the side elevation. Built-in Beko electric fan oven incorporating grill, Beko ceramic four-plate hob and canopy over with inset cooker hood. Six-panel door with latch handle through to the living area and four-panel door with latch handle to the fourth bedroom. Living Area
Enjoying a feeling of space the living area is semi-open plan with wide walk through openings between the three rooms culminating in the lounge. In more detail this area comprises; Dining Room
With crossed beams to the ceiling, illuminated fireplace recess with inset, cast-iron multi-fuel stove, flagstone hearth and open-fronted display plinth/log store to one side. Tall corner cupboard housing the consumer unit with MCB's. Double radiator, ceiling light point and four wall light points, front window and square walk-through opening to the study area, together with doors leading off to a bedroom 3 and an inner lobby leading to the bathroom. Study Area
Window to the front elevation and crossed beams to the ceiling. Further wide walk-through opening to the: Lounge
A spacious and well-proportioned room which is light and airy, having a window to the front elevation and double-glazed French doors with windows adjacent overlooking the main garden. Angled corner brick feature fireplace with flagstone mantel shelf and hearth, raised grate and inset cast iron, multi-fuel stove. Crossed beams to the ceiling, two radiators and staircase with pine spindle balustrade leading to the master bedroom suite. Three wall light points and part-glazed door to: Bedroom 2
An attractive light and airy double bedroom with birch-effect floor covering, window to the side and rear elevations providing garden and field views and a connecting door to the: En Suite Shower Room
With a wide, ceramic-tiled shower cubicle having some three 3D-effect feature tiles, spotlights and Victorian-style white suite of pedestal wash hand basin and low-level, dual-flush WC. Window to the rear elevation and birch-effect floor covering. Bedroom 3
An attractive double bedroom with cross beams to the ceiling, hatch accesses to the roof space and a built-in wardrobe to one corner. Radiator, ceiling light point, four wall light points and feature engineered oak flooring. Rear window and French door, both again enjoying fine views across the open fields to the rear. Inner Lobby
With coat hooks, wall alcove and six-panel door to: Bathroom
With a light-coloured suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC and corner ceramic-tiled and glazed shower cubicle with a Galaxy electric instant shower unit. Pine dado panelling to one side, wall alcove, pine-panelled ceiling with inset extractor fan and two ceiling light points. Ceramic tiling to the walls and tile-effect floor covering; radiator. Bedroom 4
With double radiator and rear window enjoying views across open fields. Deep, pine-panelled sloping ceiling with purlin beam and two wall light points. First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
Extending the full depth of the building and comprising : Master Bedroom
with part-sloping ceiling, inset side dormer windows, gable window on the front elevation and timber screen to the staircase from below. Three wall display alcoves, three ceiling light points, trap access to the upper roof void and opening at the rear to a dressing area with rear window providing open field views. Low door access into the useful roof storage space which is boarded for storage purposes and fitted with electric lighting. Shaped raised plinth set into one side dormer for dressing table with LED lighting to the skirting surround. Two radiators and part-glazed door to: En Suite Shower Room
With a white suite comprising wash hand basin set into a wide range of vanity base cupboards and drawers which also conceal the cistern of the low-level WC. Wide, walk-in, raised ceramic-tiled shower with spotlights over and mixer unit. White combined radiator and towel rail, two wall-mounted LED spotlights and part-sloping ceiling with inset dormer window to the side elevation. Shaver socket and two wall light points. Outside
A detached solid brick and concrete-tiled outbuilding, (former wash house) now used as a fuel store and utility room with the original fireplace, exposed roof timbers, two windows, cold plumbing, light and power points. Detached Annexe
Converted from a provious workshop and re-fitted to a high standard internally, this building is of cavity wall construction with part brick-faced and part cream colourwashed, rendered walls, pitched concrete tiled roof with inset dormer and uPVC double-glazed windows/ external doors. (NB as previously mentioned, no planning permission has been acquired at this stage for change of use)
The building is entered through a part-glazed (double-glazed) door into the: Bedsitting Room
An attractive and spacious living area with a birch-effect vinyl floor covering which extends throughout the ground floor area. Rear window with heavy beam sill, corner staircase with pine pillars and rope hand rail to the loft over and understairs storage recess. Cast iron, multi-fuel stove on flagstone hearth, LED spotlights and original timber wall pillar. Recessed store cupboard with light. Fitted Kitchen
With an attractive range of modern units finished in cream and comprising base cupboards, drawer unit, matching wall cupboards, work surfaces with a rustic pine finish and inset, cream-coloured, one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer and ornamental tap. Built-in Beko electric fan oven incorporating grill, Beko four plate induction hob and concealed down-lighters above. Ariston electric under-sink heater for the domestic hot water, window to the rear elevation, LED ceiling spotlights and further lighting over the work surfaces. Fridge recess, wall panel with coat hooks and white panelled door to: Shower Room
L-shaped with a modern white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low-level, dual-flush WC and ceramic tiled and glazed shower cubicle with a MIRA electric shower unit. Chrome radiator/towel rail, Xpelair extractor fan and ceiling LED spotlights.
Spacious low first floor Loft Area
with deep-sloping ceiling and a maximum height of 1.45 metres to the centre. There is a glazed screen between pillars around the stairwell, a Gothic arched gable window with owl feature and dormer window to the rear elevation. LED ceiling spotlights and smoke alarm. uPVC gable door hatch from outside. Further Integral Store
with uPVC door and within which the electricity consumer unit with MCB's is located.
Detached Double Garage and oak-framed Car Port.
The garage is constructed in brick and block and has two brick arched openings with custom-made arched, ledged, braced and framed double doors in hardwood, together with a side, hardwood pedestrian door from the car port. There is excellent LED lighting from nine ceiling panels, together with ample power points and a staircase with rope hand rail leading up to the: Garage Loft
A spacious full-length, carpeted, plastered and decorated loft which extends across the car port with a bank of ceiling lights, trap access to the upper roof space and two gable windows. There is a clock tower constructed on the roof apex just waiting for the buyer to have a clock fitted if they so desire. The car port has solid oak pillars with an outside water point and two ceiling light points, together with external power points adjacent. Grounds
On the east side of the house and buildings there is a long, lawned garden enclosed by tall hedges with a number of trees. There is an ample external parking area finished in resin stone which extends across the front of the garage building to form pathways leading around the cottage and annexe with a double five-bar timber gated entrance and ample space to park a number of vehicles.
Lawned garden to the rear of the annexe with mixed hedgerow along the boundary and further five-bar gate from the lane onto a seating area ideal for patio furniture with a brick plinth, an original stone trough and cast-iron hand pump from a bore hole. Steps down onto a pathway lined in blocks, which leads along the rear of the cottage where the external oil central heating boiler is located. Five-bar pedestrian gate into the main garden and hedgerow along the rear boundary. Further five-bar gates open into a stone resin patio area along the front of the house with grass border, post and rail boundary fencing and there are numerous outside lights around the main house, annexe and garage building.
On the west side of the property is the principal garden area which has been landscaped with stone resin shaped pathways lined by blockwork and leading through lawns around a mature apple tree, together with three plum trees, black currant and a cherry tree. There is a modern garden shed and timber-built log store with tall screen conifers along the main boundary maintaining shelter. 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 water and electricity whilst drainage is to a private system but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band B.