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The Homestead, Great Carlton LN11 8JR
£250,000 | 3 bedrooms

Property features

• Characterful detached country cottage
• Quiet location along a small no-through lane
• Attractive accommodation with 3 double bedrooms
• Sunny garden with versatile summer house
• Ample parking and space to build garage (stp)
• Oil CH system and DG windows
• Quiet rural setting
• Viewing Strictly by Appointment

Directions From Louth take the B1200 towards Legbourne, take the second exit at the roundabout and follow the A157 through Legbourne. After leaving the village, look for and take the first left turning to Little Carlton, follow the lane to the eventual T-junction and turn right. Continue to Great Carlton and at the crossroads in the village centre, carry straight on along Chapel Lane. Proceed until just after the former Methodist Chapel where the property will then be found on the right side after the small s-bend.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale). For the purposes of this description the elevation shown in the main photograph above is deemed to be the front of the property.

Ground Floor From the garden, the property is entered through double-glazed French doors into a:

Reception/Sitting Room which is open plan with the kitchen adjacent. This is a bright and attractive reception area with large window to the side elevation having low sill, further window to the rear elevation and an oak-effect, laminated floor covering. Attractive views over a neighbouring grass paddock. Double radiator, two wall light points and walk-through square archway to the:

Breakfast Kitchen An attractive light and airy room with a range of units finished in cream and comprising base cupboards, drawer units, glazed wall display cabinets, split-level, woodblock-effect work surfaces with cream painted, wood panelled splashbacks and a white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer and free-standing Rangemaster LPG range cooker with five rings, electric hotplate, two ovens, grill and warming compartment. Centre island unit with breakfast bar. Eight ceiling spotlights and window to both front and rear elevations. Ceramic-tiled floor and original ledged, pine latch doors to the dining lounge and:

Utility Lobby With space and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, oil-fired central heating boiler with digital wall programmer and coat hooks to wall plaque. Ceiling spotlights, ceramic-tiled floor and stable-type door with decorative coloured centre pane finished in uPVC woodgrain effect to outside. Trap access to the wing roof void. Low door opening with ledged, pine latch door to a Cloakroom/WC with a white dual-flush, low-level WC, ceramic-tiled floor, radiator and ceiling spotlight.

Dining Lounge An attractive and spacious room once again filled with light from the south-facing front window and double-glazed French doors. Brick feature fireplace and chimney breast with quarry-tiled, brick-lined hearth and inset Hunter cast iron, multi-fuel stove. Double radiator, oak flooring, two wall lights and staircase with pine spindled balustrade leading to the first floor. The sitting area is semi-open plan through a wide, walk-through archway with step down into a further:

Living Room with study area to one side, two windows on the rear elevation, two radiators, six ceiling spotlights and is part pine floorboarded. High-level cupboard housing the electricity smart meter and consumer unit with MCB's.

First Floor

Landing Separated into two split-level areas with pine floorboards, a walk-through square archway between and the balustrade extends from the staircase along one side to form a gallery. Exposed natural brick, shaped chimney breast, radiator to the inner landing and rear window. Part-sloping ceiling and two wall light points. The rear window provides attractive, far-reaching views across the fields on the opposite side of the lane.

Master Bedroom A bright and airy double room of generous proportions with a feature shaped chimney breast and cast-iron fire surround. To each side of the chimney breast there are built-in double cupboards and this room has natural pine floorboards, a Welsh ceiling with access to the upper roof void, a window on the front elevation and radiator.

Bedroom 2 A second double bedroom on the opposite side of the cottage with Welsh ceiling, access to the roof void, double radiator and window overlooking a neighbouring grass paddock.

Bedroom 3 A further double bedroom with trap access to the roof void, part-sloping ceiling and the measurements on the floor plan include a full-width range of built-in cupboards with pine louvre doors comprising wardrobe with clothes-hanging space, airing cupboard with large capacity, foam lagged hot water cylinder having immersion heater and storage cupboards above. Pine floorboards, radiator and window on the main front elevation.

Bathroom A good size with a white suite comprising low-level, dual-flush WC, shaped plinth-mounted wash hand basin on a wide slate-effect surround with tall chrome pillar mixer tap; P-shaped bath with curved glazed screen and mains shower mixer unit.

The bathroom has ceramic tiling to the walls, a part-sloping ceiling with inset LED spotlights, a slate-effect floor covering and a tall chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Window to the main elevation enjoying open views.

Outside There is a spacious driveway providing ample parking space with potential to construct a garage if required subject to planning/building consent as necessary. Located within the gardens there is an attractive

The cottage garden is mainly laid to lawn with inset paving slabs leading around to the log cabin and enclosed partially by fencing and partially by mixed hedgerows. There are well-stocked flower beds and borders with spring bulbs, bedding plants, ornamental shrubs and bushes and an apple tree to one corner of the lawn.

Outside corner lighting and external water tap. By the driveway there is a raised rockery garden, whilst to the rear there is a slab-paved area forming an approach to the external door into the utility lobby and adjacent is the modern oil storage tank and the LPG storage tank, (latter subject to the usual agreement with the supplying company). Small timber store by the lawn.

Timber Log Cabin ideal for use as a summer house or, as at present, a studio or base for domestic working from home. There are double-glazed windows on the south-facing elevation and central double-glazed French doors filling the cabin with light and overlooking the garden.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the selling agent.

Location The property enjoys a quiet rural setting just a short drive from the popular market town of Louth, (7 miles) which has an excellent range of shops, primary/secondary schools and academies, the King Edward VI grammar school and numerous recreational facilities. Louth has a cinema, theatre, sports and swimming centres, tennis academy, bowls, golf course and the Kenwick Park Leisure and Equestrian Centre on the outskirts. Seven miles to the east is the Lincolnshire coast with nature reserves to north and south, the latter culminating in beaches which stretch for many miles beyond Skegness to Gibraltar Point. Legbourne and South Reston are around three to three and a half miles away, each providing popular public houses with dining facilities. The main regional business centres are in Lincoln (35 miles) and Grimsby (24 miles).

At the time of sale the paddock adjacent to the cottage is operated as an alpaca trekking business.

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, water and drainage but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The Homestead is in Council Tax band C.
 

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