Located in the heart of the sought-after village of Brinkhill within the scenic Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this interesting and unique detached 4 bed country home provides well-proportioned family accommodation on split levels and has a surprisingly large rear garden backing onto hillside paddocks beyond with a heated outdoor swimming pool. The Property
A date plaque on the front of the house indicates the year of construction to be 1999 and the property has brick-faced principal walls beneath a pitched timber roof structure covered in concrete interlocking tiles. The windows are white uPVC framed double-glazed units and heating for the house and pool is by a single oil central heating boiler.
The building is of unusual design and built-into the hillside providing the appearance of an imposing two-storey house to the lane, whilst the rear wing is at upper floor level but opens out directly onto the garden and creates the illusion of a single-storey building when viewed from the rear.
Most of the rooms have ceramic-tiled floors with natural slate floor tiling to the dining-kitchen and the three upper rooms at the front of the house have high vaulted ceilings. The lounge is particularly impressive with a large walk-in bay window including a feature arched top panel, and there is a fireplace with cast-iron stove.
The design incorporates a large integral garage with workshop and utility space, a plant room with boiler, pressurised hot water cylinder and pump/filtration units for the pool, with access off to a useful storage area between the hillside and the building above. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Upper Floor
From the driveway the property is approached over a flight of external steps which are brick-walled, surmounted by a spiral twist wrought iron balustrade leading up to a split-level front balcony with balustrade continuing around and the main front entrance leading off. A multi-pane effect double-glazed door with matching side panels opens into the entrance hallway which is open plan with two steps down to the split-level dining room beyond. A wrought iron spiral twist balustrade forms a gallery around a ceramic-tiled staircase leading from the dining room to the lower floor.
The reception area has a high vaulted ceiling with inset halogen spotlights and there is a door chime, two wall light points and digital central heating control. Double six-panel doors open into the lounge and there are further doors off to bedroom 2 and the: Cloakroom and WC
With coat hooks to lobby area, spotlight and inner door to the white suite comprising low-level WC and bracket wash hand basin. Contrasting ceramic tiled floor to the WC area, floor to ceiling ceramic-tiled walls, white ladder-style radiator/towel rail and wall mounted extractor fan. Lounge
A magnificent room with a high vaulted ceiling, two ceiling light points, three wall light points and lovely country views to both front and rear by virtue of three front windows, the centre front window set into a bay with a high arched window above. Double-glazed French doors with windows adjacent and steps down at the rear onto the patio beyond. Recessed fireplace with cast iron log-burning stove set on a raised cast iron plinth. Digital heating controller. Dining Room
As previously mentioned, this is open plan with the reception area on a split lower level and has double-glazed French doors on the side elevation with windows adjacent to the previously mentioned lower patio. This room could also be used as a sitting room depending on preference. Stairs off to the lower floor, two steps up to the rear lobby and door to bedroom three. Rear Lobby
With doors off to the family bathroom, master bedroom suite and the: Dining Kitchen
A light and airy dining kitchen of excellent size with slate tiled flooring, large rear window with low sill overlooking the swimming pool and double-glazed French doors on the side elevation with windows adjacent onto the garden area. Built-in range of units with light-coloured hardwood facings and comprising base cupboards, drawer units with drop handles, roll-edged textured work surfaces in contrasting grey mottle and a range of wall cupboard units, together with a dresser unit having glazed display cabinet with inset lighting and mini drawers. Wine rack, corner shelving and stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with window above providing fine country views. Built-in Hotpoint oven, microwave combi-oven, and separate AEG four plate ceramic hob with faced cooker hood above. Integrated Hotpoint dishwasher. The work surfaces have travertine and contrasting dark marble tiled splash backs. Three branch spotlight fitting over the dining area and nine spotlights set into the ceiling of the kitchen area. Lovely views across the large rear garden towards the open fields and trees beyond. Master Bedroom Suite comprising:
Double Bedroom (rear) of excellent proportions with radiator and double-glazed French doors with windows adjacent onto the patio area with swimming pool and garden beyond.
Bedroom Lobby with doors off to a :
Walk-in Dressing Room fitted with shelving, clothes rail, coat hooks and spotlights with a trap access to the roof void.
En Suite Shower Room with a contemporary square-design suite comprising dual-flush, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light over, (separate shaver socket) and corner glazed and ceramic tiled shower cubicle with a chrome wall-mounted shower mixer unit set onto a mosaic glass tiled panel and having handset and fixed drench head. Woodgrain-effect ceramic floor tiling, floor to ceiling wall tiles, chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail, side window and extractor fan. Bedroom 2 (front)
A double bedroom at the front of the house with high ceiling, shaped to the roof slopes at the front and enjoying two feature arched windows on the front elevation. Bedroom 3 (side)
A double bedroom with high ceiling having six inset spotlights and a high-level side window. Family Bathroom
A particularly spacious bathroom, luxuriously tiled in contrasting colours to both floor and walls, from floor to ceiling on all sides. White suite comprising double-ended long tile-panelled bath set on a raised and stepped ceramic tiled plinth with tiled shelving around, low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with shaver light and shaver socket above. White ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Halogen ceiling spotlights, high-level side window and extractor fan. Lower Floor Entrance Hallway
With an independent double-glazed door from the driveway outside, digital central heating control, connecting door to the garage and doors off to bedroom four and shower room two. Bedroom 4
A double bedroom with two windows on the front elevation and ceiling light fitting with four spotlights. Shower Room 2
An attractive modern shower room with floor to ceiling tiling in travertine, marble and white ceramic oblong tiles over a ceramic tile floor. White suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and corner glazed shower cubicle with tiling on two sides and a wall-mounted mixer tap with handset. Halogen ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and white ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Integral Garage
A particularly spacious garage with a central up and over door set into a bay, strip lighting, power point and a corner single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards beneath. Ample space for appliances such as freezer, tumble dryer, etc. Plant Room
To the rear of the lower floor accommodation there is a fully enclosed plant room containing the oil-fired central heating boiler, electricity meter and consumer units with MCB's, digital house-heating and pool-heating programmers, filtration unit and pump for the swimming pool and hot water cylinder with immersion heater for the pressurised hot water system. Strip light, power points, and walk-through opening into a useful sub-floor storage area extending beneath the floor of the rear wing of the house. Outside
The front garden is mainly gravelled and slopes up to the integral garage whilst also providing good parking and turning space before the house. This area is largely screened from the lane by tall hedges and shrubs maintaining privacy. The external staircase with wrought iron balustrade leads up to the balcony by the front entrance, which is supported by a brick pillar beneath, also forming a covered storage area with a door to a useful under stairs garden store. On the right side of the house a gravel pathway leads up to timber ledged, braced and framed screen doors opening onto the side of the house and leading to the rear garden beyond laid mainly to lawn and patio and having the outdoor heated swimming pool. Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent. Location
Brinkhill nestles within the surrounding hills and is well positioned for three market towns - Louth to the north, Horncastle to the west and Spilsby to the south. There is a smaller market town to the east in Alford beyond which the Lincolnshire coast is about 13 miles away from the village at its closest point. The market towns provide a variety of shopping and recreational facilities together with the highly regarded King Edward VI and the two Queen Elizabeth grammar schools in Louth, Horncastle and Alford respectively. The major business centres are located in Grimsby, Lincoln and Boston.
There are some superb walks across the Lincolnshire Wolds and equestrians will enjoy bridleways leading for several miles from Brinkhill towards Tetford on the west side and towards Calceby on the east side. The village contains an interesting variety of individual properties. 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. We are awaiting confirmation of tenure, legal background and copy title plan from the sellers' solicitor. The property is in Council Tax band E.