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Belchford LN9 6LF
Offers in excess of £150,000 | 3 bedrooms

Property features

• Village cottage of character
• Requires renovation/modernisation
• Surprisingly large garden at the rear
• Two storey barn with garage/workshop and loft
• 3 bedrooms and first floor bathroom
• 2 reception rooms and large pantry
• Dining-Kitchen, lobby and WC
• Oil CH system, mainly DG windows
• Attractive views to the church opposite
• Just a few yards from the Bluebell Inn

Following the exceptional level of interest shown in the above property and the number of offers received to date, we are now inviting all potential purchasers, to submit their BEST AND FINAL OFFER by 10.00AM ON 10TH SEPTEMBER 2020. Information of how to submit an offer is available online or by contacting the office.
An increasingly rare chance to acquire a renovation project comprising a substantial triple-fronted period village house, semi-detached from a smaller cottage, and occupying a surprisingly large plot with a two-storey barn at the rear. Three-bedroom accommodation with two reception rooms, oil central heating system and mainly double-glazed windows. Located close to the centre of this popular Wolds village just yards from the highly regarded Bluebell Inn. For sale with NO CHAIN

Directions Proceed away from Louth on the Horncastle Road and at the staggered crossroads junction on the Louth bypass, carry straight on along the A153 towards Horncastle. Follow the road for several miles and a short distance after passing the entrance to Cadwell Park on the left, take the next left turn along the Bluestone Heath Road. Again, follow the road for some miles, go past the first right turning to Scamblesby and take the second right turning and follow the lane down the hill to Belchford. Continue into and through the village until the property is found standing back on the right side, opposite the Church.

The Property Positioned in the heart of Belchford village, Church View enjoys a slightly elevated position above the lane behind a raised front garden with brick retaining wall and wrought iron railings.

The property is thought to date back to the 1800's and has interesting patterned brickwork to the front elevation in Flemish bond with contrasting yellow and red brickwork. The main walls are of solid brick construction and the property has a pitched and hipped timber roof structure covered with concrete interlocking tiles.

To the rear of the main house there is a two-storey barn presently comprising a garage with loft but having potential for conversion into a holiday cottage or annexe, subject to obtaining planning and building regulation consent from the Local Authority. Many of the windows have been replaced with uPVC double-glazed units and a number of these are of the tilt and turn type. Heating is by an oil-fired central heating system.

The property is semi-detached in an unconventional way, from a smaller and totally contrasting cottage to the west but comprises the whole building which is visible in the main photograph.

Generally, the house requires a scheme of renovation and modernisation but provides great potential to create a characterful home of generous proportions with a surprisingly large garden and a versatile building to the rear.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)

Ground Floor Five-pane glazed front door with glazed fan light over to:

Entrance Hall An excellent size with a feature tessellated floor and staircase with white pillared balustrade and turned newel post leading to the first floor. Moulded dado rail, radiator and coat hooks to wall rail. Wall cupboard housing the electricity meter and fuse box. Small under stairs store cupboard and doors leading off to the reception rooms, pantry and kitchen.

Drawing Room (front) A well-proportioned room with a large multi-pane effect tilt and turn double-glazed window on the front elevation. Cast iron ornamental fire surround with slate hearth and arched alcoves to each side of the chimney breast, one having fitted shelving.

Sitting Room(side) A cosy room with a brick fireplace having a feature hardwood mantel beam, quarry-tiled hearth and an inset multi-fuel stove (operating condition not known). Built-in dresser to the side with base double cupboard and shelved double cupboard over (the Wallstar oil central heating boiler is positioned to one side in the base cupboard). uPVC tilt and turn, double-glazed multi-pane effect window on the front elevation and a narrow multi-pane effect, double-glazed window to the side elevation.

Pantry A surprisingly spacious room which might convert into a good size study if preferred - there is ample wall shelving, meat hooks to the ceiling, ceiling beam and a rear multi-pane effect double-glazed window. Large quarry tiles to the floor, two ceiling light points and power point.

Dining Kitchen Large enough to accommodate a farmhouse-style table and having base cupboards and drawers, work surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink unit and space with plumbing for washing machine plus space at the side for a dryer. Radiator, boxed ceiling beam, double-glazed side window and multi-pane effect double-glazed window above the sink unit. Shaped archway with alcove at the side and step up into a raised area at the rear with ceiling spotlights and uPVC double-glazed French doors onto the garden. Small ledged and braced latched door to an

L-shaped Rear Porch with ceramic tile floor, front uPVC double-glazed window, rear stable-type ledged and framed door to outside and a further latch door to:

Toilet With a white low-level WC, having wooden seat.

First Floor

Landing On split levels with three steps between and white pillared balustrade extending along the side of the stairwell to form a gallery area. Multi-pane rear window and doors leading off to the bedrooms and bathroom. Small access into the roof space.

Bedroom 1 Positioned within the side wing of the house, this double bedroom is an excellent size and has a tilt and turn, multi-pane effect double-glazed window on the front elevation, a small hatch access to the roof void and louvred doors to a built-in airing cupboard containing a foam-lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater and a cold water storage cistern over.

Part-sloping ceiling and views from the front window towards the churchyard and gable of the church opposite.

Bedroom 2 A further double bedroom positioned to the opposite side of the house, at the front and having the same scenic views towards the church through a multi-pane effect, uPVC tilt and turn double-glazed window. Louvred doors to a built-in wardrobe with clothes rail and shelf.

Bedroom 3 (front) Positioned in the centre of the house and also having a multi-pane effect, tilt and turn uPVC double-glazed window.

Bathroom An excellent size with a step down from the rear landing and having a white suite of wood-panelled bath, low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Shower cubicle with electric shower unit to the side, two ceiling light points and rear multi-pane window. Part-sloping ceiling with small access to the roof void.

The Barn A short distance to the rear of the cottage this two-storey outbuilding is constructed in brick beneath a pitched pantile roof and arranged internally to provide a:

Garage Of excellent size with ledged and braced double doors at the front, single-glazed window to each side, side pedestrian door, strip lights and power points together with a good size work bench at the rear. At ground floor level there is a further

Store within this building with pedestrian door and hatch access on the side elevation.

Ladder-style steps lead up from inside the garage to the

First Floor Loft which does not have planning permission for use as accommodation but has been temporarily used for visiting guest bedroom accommodation, thus demonstrating the potential to convert this building into an annexe or holiday cottage if required, subject to obtaining planning/building regulation consent from the Local Authority.

The first floor area is partially sub-divided by timber pillars and partitions and has a deep, part-sloping ceiling with higher collars and purlins exposed, multi-pane window to the front and side elevations, two further windows towards the rear of the building and a multi-pane window on the far gable within an area of the first floor which extends above the outbuilding at the rear. There are electric lights and sockets which have been dismantled and therefore require attention by a qualified electrician. There is a low hatch door to the loft area at the rear from the side elevation.

Grounds The property is entered through tall wrought-iron gates which, together with the initial tarmac-paved driveway are understood to belong to the neighbouring house subject to a right of way for Church View to the gates at the rear. This means that both parties must keep the initial driveway clear for access at all times (Solicitor to confirm) The rear gates open onto a slab-paved driveway belonging to Church View and which continues past the side of the barn into the garden. Also, from the driveway area there is a block-paved pathway to the entrance on the side elevation through the porch into the kitchen.

The house stands well back from the lane behind a deep elevated garden with a front brick retaining boundary wall, having pillars and inset wrought-iron railings. A pedestrian gate opens onto a pathway leading to the main front entrance and flanked by lawns with well-stocked flower beds and borders.

The main garden is positioned to the rear of the house and is a surprising size with extensive lawns, a number of established trees, ornamental shrubs and bushes with fantastic potential for a keen gardener to create an impressive show garden with the backdrop of the village chapel to one side. There is a metal-framed greenhouse in the far corner of the garden, though this requires a number of repairs.

There are climbing plants over the two-storey outbuilding, a number of water butts collecting rainwater from the roofs of the buildings. The Titan oil storage tank for the central heating system is positioned at the side of the drive and and there is a recessed area adjoining the rear wing of the house, which is suitable for the storage of wheelie bins, etc.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent.

Location Belchford is an interesting country village positioned in the heart of the scenic Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village's history dates back to Roman and Viking times. Directly opposite Church View is the Grade II Listed parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the original version of which was built before 1153 but the current structure was built in 1781 with later additions. Just a few paces away is the Blue Bell Inn with restaurant, which is highly regarded in the local area.

Belchford retains a sense of community and hosts a number of country events including tractor shows, flower festivals and an annual soap box downhill event. The village is approximately 4 miles north of Horncastle, a market town providing a range of shops, recreational facilities and schools - the town being particularly well-known for its many antique and bric-a-brac shops. There are market towns in Louth, Spilsby and Market Rasen and the main regional business centres are in Lincoln, Grimsby and Boston.

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. The property is believed to be connected to mains water, electricity and drainage but no utility searches has been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band C.

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