An excellent opportunity to acquire an equestrian property nestled within the popular village of Alvingham near Louth set in grounds of approximately 1.7 acres (STS). A superbly presented period property having formal gardens, menage and paddock to the rear with no immediate near neighbours and open countryside views.
The house benefits from four bedrooms, one with en suite, and having a very versatile accommodation layout with the addition of a superb conservatory to the south-facing rear. The property
Believed to date back to the 1900's, with additions over the years, having brick-faced walls and timber roof structure covered in concrete interlocking tiles. The property has recently undergone a light scheme of renovation including a new en suite bathroom, redecoration and carpeting providing all the benefits of a modern home yet maintaining the characterful period features. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating.
Located on a 'no through road' and has several bridleways leading from it to surrounding villages and towards the coast, making it ideal for hacking out. Location and Directions
Alvingham is an attractive rural village within easy commuting distance of Louth, the coast and the Humber Bank. The Georgian market town of Louth is about 3 miles away and boasts a bustling atmosphere with a range of shopping and other facilities, whilst being renowned for the open air markets and regular farmers markets. Lincoln is 30 miles to the west and boasts a variety of shopping, cultural and leisure activities in a addition to its well respected university. This area of Lincolnshire is renowned for the quality of its grammar schools and in addition there is a range of prep schools in the area and the Lincoln Minster School. The nearby primary school at North Cockerington is highly regarded, as is the King Edward VI grammar school in Louth. The area has a wide range of sporting and recreational amenities including the Kenwick Park leisure centre on the Louth outskirts, the Meridian sports centre, a tennis academy, cinema, theatre and the Louth golf course.
Proceed away from Louth town centre along Eastgate which in turn becomes Eastfield Road. After leaving the edge of town, take the first left turn, travel over the canal at Tipplepenny Lock and at the T-junction turn right. Follow the lane to Alvingham and on entering the village ignore the first left turn and take the second left turning into Church Lane which leads directly off the long right bend. Take the next left onto Highbridge Road, follow the road around the right hand bend and as you start to leave the outskirts of the village The Chestnuts will be on the right hand side and accessed via the gate on the far side of the plot designated by our for sale board. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Entrance Porch/Utility
A sunroom style entrance utility room giving a bright and airy space, having glazing to all sides and accessed via the part-glazed uPVC entrance door. A range of base units in an attractive ivory colour with stone-effect laminate work surfaces, one and a half bowl sink with space for washing machine and dryer. Attractive tiled flooring with doorway leading into: Kitchen
Spacious kitchen having a range of units in Shaker-style ivory colour with solid oak worktops and matching up-stands. Integrated high-level oven and microwave combination oven and integrated ceramic hob with extractor fan over, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mono mixer tap, space for dishwasher and attractive tiling over with chrome socket outlets, attractive tiling to flooring with neutral decoration to walls and having inset spotlights to ceiling. Arched opening leading through to: Hallway
Rear hallway giving access to main principal rooms and having staircase to first floor with storage cupboard under. Carpeted flooring with neutral decoration. Cloaks/WC
Low-level WC and wash hand basin, carpeted flooring with neutral decoration and storage cupboard to the side. Lounge
A good size lounge having two large windows to the front elevation and benefitting from an open fireplace with marble hearth and wooden surround. Carpeted flooring with neutral decoration and doorway leading into: Conservatory
A superbly proportioned conservatory facing south across the menage and paddocks, creating a very usable space throughout the day, having attractive tile-effect vinyl floor covering with windows to all sides and polycarbonate roof panels. Patio door leading out onto the rear garden with second return door leading back into the kitchen. Study
A spacious study having a range of fitted cupboards and shelving over, large window overlooking the driveway and neutral decoration with carpeted flooring. This room has the potential to also be used as a bedroom should it be required. Bedroom
A very large double bedroom having carpeted flooring and neutral decoration. Large window overlooking the gardens. First Floor Landing
A newly carpeted landing neutrally decorated with large window over the staircase and split-level floor giving access to the various rooms. Master Bedroom
A very large and spacious double bedroom being newly decorated and carpeted and having a range of built-in wardrobes and dressing area to one end. Two large windows overlooking the garden with sliding door leading into: En Suite Bathroom
A very spacious en suite bathroom with a newly fitted suite consisting of low-level WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath with tiling above bath and basin areas, attractive grey paint to walls and newly fitted carpet. Frosted glass window to the side. Bedroom
Another excellently sized double bedroom with window overlooking the gardens, neutral decoration with feature wall covering to one wall and carpeted flooring. Sliding door leading down step back into the landing. Dressing Room
A small dressing room with window to the rear, having carpeted flooring and neutral decoration. Another versatile room with a range of possible uses. Bedroom
Steps down into the single bedroom having laminated flooring and neutral decoration, small window to the side and sloping ceiling. Bathroom
A light and spacious bathroom consisting of a four-piece suite of panelled bath, back-to-wall WC, wash hand basin with storage cupboard below and shower with thermostatic mixer, having part-tiled walls and extractor fan. Carpeted flooring and neutral decoration, large frosted glass window to the side with heated towel rail. A door leads into the large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with shelving above for laundry. Outside
The property is accessed via five bar double timber gates leading down a long gravel driveway to the parking and turnaround area with ample space for multiple vehicles or horse boxes. The driveway extends down the side of the property providing further parking where the oil storage tank is located, as well as the brick-built store and boiler room housing the floor-mounted oil-fired boiler with the timer controls. A gravel path leads down to the 20m x 40m silica sand dressage arena and a separate metal gate gives access into the rear paddock extending down to the far boundary of the property and having post and rail fencing to all perimeters with hedging to one side. The paddock to the rear has ample space for stabling to be erected should the purchaser wish. There is also the possibility of renting further land from a neighbour. Formal Gardens
Meticulously maintained formal gardens laid mainly to lawn with a range of pathways and brick wall and hedged perimeters with patio areas and a range of planted borders, having mature trees, shrubs and planting. There is also a 6'x12' Dog kennel and galvanised run with covered roof. NB.
There is full planning permission to remove the agricultural buildings (not part of this property sale) to the front of the property with a new barn-style dwelling with its own separate access drive and a boundary wall will be erected in its place. The building work is due to be commenced after the sale of The Chestnuts and will be carried out by the current vendor. Full details and planning documents can be requested from the selling agent. Viewing
Strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agent. 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 with a private drainage system and oil-fired central heating system. No utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band F.