From the centre of Louth proceed along Eastgate and then Eastfield Road as far as the rural outskirts of the town and after leaving the built-up area look for the left turning signposted Alvingham/Yarburgh. Take this turning, proceed for a very short distance across the Louth canal and immediately afterwards turn left towards Keddington village along the narrow lane. Follow the lane and continue around the right bend and up the slope until Southwold is found on the left and visible through the tall wrought-iron double gates. The Property
Constructed and maintained to exacting standards in replacement of a more modest dwelling and built on a raft foundation, this exceptional home was completed around 2014 and has Marshall, Rochester and Crowhurst brick-faced cavity walls beneath pitched timber roof structures covered in clay pantiles. The double-glazed uPVC sliding-sash windows and doors were installed by the highly regarded local firm Spire Windows, and central heating is provided by a condensing oil-fired combination central heating boiler and sleek Planar radiators. A glance at the EPC graph will confirm the efficiency and low running costs which have been achieved.
The house has CAT 6 ethernet wiring for modern internet and computing requirements and a comprehensive array of power points, mains smoke alarms, security alarms, light points with digital controllers for garden and Christmas circuits together with multiple ceiling-mounted spotlights, mainly of LED type and an integrated emergency lighting system. Flooring is a combination of oak in two styles and laminated floors in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The detached double garage block has brick-faced cavity walls with a clay pan tiled roof over and was completed in 2016 providing the potential for conversion into an annexe (subject to planning) if required. An integral workshop and store have a capped soil pipe and water supply in place and there is a staircase to a good-sized garage loft with flooring and skylight windows.
A former stable block has been re-constructed in brick and block with feather edge timber cladding allowing the building to blend into the mature gardens. Now open throughout the interior, this outbuilding is a spacious store or workshop with planning permission granted in 2007 for alterations and extensions to form a games room.
Finally, secretly located in a far corner of the garden behind a screen of climbing plants and shrubs, there is a timber-built summer house with lighting and a deep veranda at the front - a peaceful and relaxing retreat for hobbies. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Ground Floor
Clay pan tiled Canopy Porch with open king-post roof truss and oak pillars on brick plinths, together with oak-effect uPVC double-glazed front door with matching side panels and decorative glazing to: Reception Hallway
A spacious reception/living area with staircase and white spindle balustrade. Oak Wheatus flooring extending through double doors into the lounge and garden room beyond. The hallway is open plan through a three-metre-wide opening to the dining kitchen at the rear creating an immediate sense of space. Lounge
A superbly proportioned, light and airy room with a sash window on the front elevation, rear sash window and French doors onto the patio at the rear. TV wall point, socket and multiple connecters beneath including speaker connections for surround sound in this room and the garden room. Heat detector and feature Ekol multi-fuel, two-way cast-iron stove on stone hearth and shared with the garden room adjacent. Garden Room
A most impressive reception room, again flooded with light from three windows, French doors on the side elevation, two Velux skylights and 3.4- metre-wide bi-folding French doors overlooking the main garden and opening onto the spacious patio area. Vaulted ceiling with feature exposed pine king post trusses. Dining Kitchen
A spacious and contemporary room open enjoying the superb garden areas adjacent via 3-metre-wide bi-folding French doors to the rear elevation and a further single French door with double-glazed side panels onto the patio beneath the balcony. Modern fitted units in Appleby cream gloss with Cypress cinnamon, deep, woodgrain-effect, work surfaces and laminated splashbacks complementing the laminated floor covering. There are base cupboard units and an inset, oval-fronted corner carousel with complementary illuminated oval-fronted wall unit over. Carron Phoenix composite sink unit, built-in AEG Competence electric double oven incorporating grill and Bosch four plate, black glass induction hob above with a stylish AEG stainless steel angled extractor hood having three inset spotlights over. Space for American fridge/freezer. Two stainless steel designer radiators, heat detector, chandelier point and high-level TV point with socket. Inner Lobby
With oak flooring extending through doors off to a walk-in Pantry and a Utility Room which is fitted with oak-effect and cream base cupboard units with work surfaces complementing those of the kitchen and space with plumbing for washing machine. Two consumer units with MCBs, digital control for Christmas lighting, Tapworks water softener and Worcester Green Star Heatslave 25/32 oil-fired central heating boiler with integral digital programmer. Ground Floor Guest Bedroom 4
With oak Wheatus flooring, TV wall point with socket and door to: Bathroom 1
(Jack and Jill via a rear door from the hallway). White suite comprising corner panelled Jacuzzi bath with shower fittings to mixer tap, wall rail and curved, glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over and raised low-level, dual flush WC. Laminated oak-effect flooring, chrome radiator/towel rail, ceiling spotlights and light-operated extractor fan. Ceramic tiling to the walls with feature brushed metal bands inset. First Floor Gallery Landing
With complementary white spindle balustrades around the stairwell from below and adjoining the staircase leading up to the second floor. Multiple LED spotlights, built-in cupboard containing the TV aerial distribution hub and the hub for the CAT 6 wiring. The landing is open at the rear to a first floor Living Area
with ceiling spotlights, high-level TV point and socket and double-glazed French doors onto the balcony. Trap access with drop-down ladder to a useful roof storage void with Velux skylight window, double strip light and plywood boarding beneath the roof slopes. Balcony
Enclosed on two sides by glazed screens framed by Q railings in marine grade stainless steel with brick piers, sheltered inner area having white uPVC panelled ceiling and open balcony beyond. Composite all weather light-oak effect decking, external power points and wiring for balcony lighting. Master Bedroom
A superb spacious room - especially light and airy with four windows and double-glazed French doors onto the balcony. Combined radiator/towel rail, high-level TV point/socket and connecting door to the:
First Floor Bathroom (Jack and Jill with the gallery landing)
White suite comprising Jacuzzi bath with shower fittings to mixer tap and glazed side panel, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. Chrome radiator/towel rail, laminated light oak-effect flooring and illuminated wall mirror. Ceramic wall tiling as in bathroom 1. Bedrooms 2 and 3
Each a spacious modern double bedroom with LED spotlights to ceiling fitting and high-level TV point with socket. Office/Study
with part-sloping ceiling. (Potential 5th bedroom subject to Building Regulation approval). NB.
There are some lovely views from the first-floor rooms across the surrounding gardens and the open countryside beyond the property.
Second Floor Landing
with doors off to: Cinema Room
with oak flooring, two ceiling light points, doors to under-eaves floor-boarded storage spaces, high-level TV point with socket and Velux double-glazed skylight window presenting far-reaching views across the eastern rural outskirts of Louth towards the spire of St. James in the distance, which is silhouetted against dramatic sunsets during certain times of the year. Dressing Room
with a further double-glazed Velux skylight window looking out through the trees which frame the clock tower of the market hall in Louth - this room also has access to floor-boarded under-eaves storage areas.
THE SECOND FLOOR
has three smoke alarms and the ceilings are part-sloping with a minimum height of approximately one metre. (NB the two second floor rooms could be further bedrooms subject to building regulation approval). Outbuildings Double Garage
An excellent size with twin remote control, motorized up and over doors, pedestrian door to the stores as previously described above and staircase to the loft. The garage has three diffused double strip lights and ample power sockets. There is a timer for the external garden lights. Former Stable Block
With power points, strip light, separate consumer unit, alarm and two uPVC-framed windows. Two-metre-deep canopy along the entire length of the building and central double door access.
Summer House (concealed in the north-western corner of the garden) Grounds:
Simply stunning and approached through tall wrought-iron double gates with heavy oak posts and wiring in place for motors and leading into a secluded and private setting with established hedges and trees to the boundaries yet retaining a view to the neighbouring Grade 2* Listed Church conversion set back to the south. An expansive driveway gravelled on a hard-compacted base with block-paved lining is shaped around circular lawns and gives access to the garage block with high-quality contrasting pathways and patios extending around the house.
The main rear patio looks out across the large natural pond - enclosed by lawns and a haven for wildlife including Kingfisher visits - truly a delight for enthusiasts. A timber decked pontoon extends out over the pond with modern pillar lights. There is a rainwater harvesting tank concealed beneath decking on one side, external water taps and a multitude of outside lights including sensor floodlights and a 300-watt LED floodlight facing the pond.
A glance at the external photos will summarise the outstanding mature gardens which have evolved around this remarkable home. Viewing:
Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent. Location:
Keddington is a small village providing the benefit of a rural environment only one third of a mile from the fringes of Louth market town - a rare and sought-after combination. There is also a short scenic walk along the Louth Navigation Canal from Keddington village into the town passing the Gaslight and Woolpack Inns.
Louth has three busy markets each week, many individual shops, highly regarded primary, secondary and grammar schools or academies, and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a recently completed sports and swimming complex, a variety of 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. Grimsby is approximately 16 miles to the north whilst Lincoln is some 25 miles to the south-west. 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 electricity and water 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 E.