From St. James' church in the centre of Louth proceed north along Bridge Street, cross the river Lud and then take the first left turn into St. Mary's Lane. Proceed for a short distance up the hill until number 10 is found on the right side. Property
This handsome double-fronted detached house is understood to date back to 1927 but has been significantly extended to the side and rear in recent years, sympathetically maintaining the traditional façade to St. Mary's Lane. The house has brick-faced and rendered principal external walls beneath pitched and hipped timber roof structures covered in concrete tiles featuring a front gable, with a single storey hipped roof wing at the rear.
The house has a special setting with level access from the road onto a parking forecourt but at the rear the property enjoys the feel of a hillside house with a stunning tinted-glass roofed conservatory extension. This opens onto a projecting spacious semi-circular deck which overlooks the large sunken garden below, enclosed by mature woodland. The garden feels like a secret secluded escape from the busy town centre which is just a few minutes' walk from the house.
The windows are uPVC double-glazed units, many renewed in recent years, and heating is by gas central heating system including underfloor heating to the seating and dining areas of the conservatory. The boiler was renewed around 2017 and is of condensing type operating with a hot water cylinder. Radiators were renewed within the last ten years.
The side extension has included a second two-storey bay to the front elevation culminating in walk-in bay windows to four of the rooms and the house faces the wooded fringes of the small park opposite - a monument and site of the former St. Mary's church which existed as far back as the 14th century. In winter, the front windows enjoy views at nighttime through the trees to the illuminated spire of St. James, the tallest parish church spire in the country. 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 entrance with inset tiled archway to a: Recessed Porch
With part ceramic-tiled walls to each side, quarry-tiled floor and a double-glazed, multi-pane front door with a matching surround into the: Entrance Hall
With a modern floor covering in the style of oak parquet, radiator, LED ceiling spotlight and small LEDs to the underside of the staircase with white pillared balustrade leading to the first floor. Corner base cupboard with electricity meter and consumer unit having MCB's. Attractive part-glazed, nine-pane doors lead off to the ground floor rooms. Family Room
Positioned at the front of the house with a walk-in bay window, seven recessed ceiling LED spotlights, two TV aerial points and a ceiling socket with link socket to the TV points ready for a ceiling mounted projector if required. Two radiators. Lounge
Also positioned at the front of the house and enjoying a spacious feel by virtue of a 2.24m wide walk-through opening into the sitting room beyond.
Large walk-in front bay window and sleek fireplace combining contemporary and traditional styles with slate pillared surround to an arched, polished cast iron inset round an open grate and granite tiled hearth. Three radiators, TV socket and framed walk-through opening to: Sitting Room
With a second modern square pillared fire surround to a contemporary gas fire with chrome frame on polished stone hearth. Radiator, two tall glass brick panels borrowing light from the conservatory at the rear and connecting door to the hallway. Fitted Kitchen
Superbly appointed with an extensive range of base and wall units having high-gloss facings and long metal handles, together with hardwood block work surfaces and including a large island unit with inset five-ring Bosch gas hob with a shaped glass and stainless-steel cooker hood with inset lighting above. White ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit, travertine mosaic-tiled splash backs, extensive cupboard units, drawer units including wide pan drawers and tall storage cupboards. Illuminated frosted glass wall cabinets, LED ceiling spotlights, LED pelmet lighting beneath the wall units and wide recess with plumbing for an American-style fridge freezer. Tall unit housing a Bosch conventional electric oven and combination microwave oven above. Oak-effect flooring extending into the rear conservatory wing, side window and connecting door to the utility room.
The kitchen enjoys a tremendous feeling of space via a 2.76m wide opening to the seating area of the conservatory beyond which in turn leads through to the dining conservatory adjacent. This area enjoys underfloor heating and has wide bi-folding French doors opening to around 5m width with steps down onto the projecting semi-circular deck above the garden. There is a skylight window over the dining area and the double-glazed roof is tinted blue. This enviable living area of the house enjoys some unique views to the rear. Utility Room
Fitted with base units which complement those of the kitchen and matching hardwood block work surfaces over base cupboards with curved corner units, single drainer ceramic sink unit with chrome hose-style mixer tap and Worcester wall-mounted condensing central heating boiler. Views from the rear window, space for tumble dryer and space with plumbing for washing machine. Radiator, LED spotlights to the ceiling and trap access to the wing roof void. Six-panel connecting door to the: Cloakroom/WC
White suite of low-level, dual-flush WC and mini vanity unit with rectangular wash hand basin having mixer tap and double cupboards beneath. Metro-style tiled side walls to a recess with folding door to the airing cupboard containing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater and pumps for the showers and central heating system. First Floor Landing
With white pillared balustrade extending from the staircase along the side of the stairwell to form a gallery. Radiator, LED ceiling spotlights and trap access to the roof void. Replacement hardwood four panel doors lead off to the bedrooms and family bathroom - these have been carefully chosen to complement the original style of the house. Master Bedroom
A superbly proportioned double bedroom with a wide walk-in bay window on the front elevation, two radiators, bed switch and a connecting door to the:
En Suite Shower Room
with Metro-style wall tiling in white contrasting the dark woodgrain-effect floor covering. White suite comprising dual-flush, low-level WC and modern suspended rectangular vanity wash hand basin with drawer beneath in dark woodgrain effect and illuminated mirror above. Corner ceramic-tiled and glazed shower cubicle with curved glass door, chrome wall mixer unit with handset and fixed drench head over. LED ceiling spotlights, chrome designer ladder-style towel rail/radiator and window to the front elevation. Guest Bedroom 2 (rear)
A double bedroom with window on the rear elevation presenting fine views across the decking, garden and trees beyond. Radiator and connecting door to: En Suite Shower Room 2
With slate-effect floor tiling contrasting a white suite of modern shaped low-level, dual-flush WC and suspended rectangular vanity wash basin with twin drawers beneath, tiled slate-slip effect splash backs and mirror cabinet over.
Corner matching ceramic-tiled and glazed shower cubicle with curved glazed door, chrome mixer unit with handset and drench head. Chrome ladder-style radiator and towel rail and self-opening extractor fan. Window on the rear elevation. Bedroom 3 (front)
A spacious double bedroom with a large walk-in bay window looking out towards the small park opposite. Two radiators and TV aerial point. Bedroom 4 (rear)
A double bedroom which is presently used as an….
office and which also enjoys fine views from the rear framed window across the garden. Family Bathroom
A stylish contemporary bathroom with ceramic slate-effect floor and wall tiling around a white suite comprising modern shaped dual-flush WC, corner glazed and tiled shower cubicle with chrome mixer tap, handset and drench head and a square double-ended panelled bath with mixer tap. Elegant suspended rectangular wash hand basin over dark grey woodgrain-effect drawers and matching mirror-fronted cabinet over. LED spotlights, self-opening extractor fan, side framed window and designer chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Outside
The house is set back behind a gravelled forecourt which is enclosed at the front by brick boundary wall with pillars surmounted by heavy timber balustrade with matching gates onto the parking area. There is a wall with hedge and ornamental trees to one side and a screen wall with high pedestrian door onto a side pathway. This area also forms an enclosure ideal for wheelie bins whilst giving access around the side of the house to the rear garden, with an external water tap adjacent and outside lighting.
The rear garden is an excellent size with the main lower area laid to lawn interspersed with spring bulbs, rockery beds, ornamental trees, borders and hedges. Mature trees surrounding the garden create a sheltered environment whilst providing an ever-changing backdrop to the view from the house through the seasons. The outlook is particularly enjoyed from the semi-circular timber projecting deck with steps down from the conservatory, timber balustrade and a flight of timber steps with continuing balustrade leading down. This is an ideal area for patio furniture and al fresco dining with a retaining brick wall and block-paved pathway leading across to the side path and further steps which lead close to the side boundary down into the garden.
Close to the rear boundary there is a spacious Timber Garden Shed 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 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. 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 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.
Confirmation of legal tenure, boundaries and detail from the land registry documents has been requested from the seller's solicitor.