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Meals Farm, North Somercotes LN11 7NT
Guide price £895,000 | 14 bedrooms

Property features

• Exceptional coastal live/work opportunity
• Modern 4 double bedroom farmhouse
• 4 superb holiday cottages sleeping 15
• 3 ensuite double bedroom units sleeping 6 and breakfast room
• Caravan and Motorhome CL site around 1 acre
• Two substantial glasshouses
• Large workshop/garage, store and pole-barn
• Open rural views on village fringe
• Positioned enroute to the seals at Donna Nook
• Immaculate throughout and highly successful

An exceptional, rural 'live/work' opportunity on the Lincolnshire Coast., comprising a modern detached four-bedroom farmhouse facing open fields, with four superbly presented holiday cottages and three ensuite bed and breakfast rooms with a separate breakfast room. Established CL site with hook-ups, shower-block and laundry, two substantial glasshouses, workshop/garage and stores - all set in 2.5-acre grounds (STS and edged red on the main image) with the chance to acquire an additional 2.5 acres by negotiation (STS and edged blue on the main image).

Background and Planning History This meticulously maintained property is the highly successful culmination of carefully conceived projects by a husband-and-wife team. A reluctant decision to take retirement has provided this rare opportunity to seamlessly continue a rewarding combined country lifestyle and income. There is ongoing potential to expand the present holiday accommodation and touring caravan site operation subject to planning permission, taking advantage of the 2.5-acre grounds (sts) and possibly re-invigorating a garden nursery element. This could be further enhanced by acquiring an additional 2.5 acres of land (sts) by separate negotiation.

A comprehensive website for Meals Farm can be viewed by visiting:

www.mealsfarm.co.uk and this can be taken over by the purchaser/s and amended as they choose.

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

Meals Farmhouse

Tiled Canopy Porch

Entrance Hall

Lounge A superbly proportioned room with a wide picture window at the front presenting open views across the farmland facing the property. Brick feature fireplace which is also open to the garden room beyond and fitted with a two-way cast iron, log burning stove with heavy pitch pine mantel beam over and Yorkstone flagged hearth.

Coved ceiling, roses to twin ceiling light points, two wall light points over the fireplace and two radiators. Rear double-glazed French doors with side panels onto the large veranda beyond. Double doors through to the:

Garden Room A superb year-round living room with shaped natural brick walls, a painted, wood-panelled vaulted ceiling with rafter and collar beams and feature slate flooring with inlaid border around the room. Eight large windows with low sills and double-glazed French doors with side panels allow this room to share the surrounding garden from the comfort of inside. Two vertical designer radiators, brick fireplace with pitch pine mantel beam and Yorkstone hearth, having the inset two-way stove as previously mentioned in the lounge. Rebated consumer unit with MCB's.

Study/Office As currently used although this room is large enough to form a small sitting room or snug, or indeed an occasional fifth bedroom. The room is presently accessed by a single door from the hallway and double doors from the lounge adjacent, with a large window to the rear elevation overlooking the veranda. Radiator, coved ceiling and LED ceiling light.

Dining Kitchen A spacious, light and airy room which was refitted in November 2019, now having a comprehensive range of units, having white woodgrain-effect facings and black granite work surfaces with metro style ceramic tile splashbacks.

The units comprise base cupboards and drawers including wide pan drawers and extending to form a peninsula range culminating in a breakfast bar, having light point above. Matching range of wall cupboard units with pelmet lighting beneath and a moulded cornice with pelmet having downlighters extending above the acrylic one and a half bowl, stone-effect sink unit.

There is a comprehensive range of appliances by Neff comprising a wide ceramic five-plate hob with an angled glass and stainless-steel cooker hood above, integrated dishwasher, tall refrigerator and freezer with a pull-out larder rack unit adjacent. Single and double radiators, wall mounted TV and two side windows by the dining area overlooking the driveway approach to the house and cottages. Coved ceiling, ceramic tiled floor and front window above the washbasin, providing open views towards the countryside opposite. Door to:

Utility Room Very well fitted with a range of full-height units finished in mint green with long metal handles and providing extensive storage for the main house and cottage equipment/linen, together with an angled corner unit which has plumbing and power supply for a stacked washing machine and tumble dryer to be fitted. Radiator, ceramic tiled floor and retractable clothes dolly to the ceiling. Wide double-glazed doors to each side elevation onto the veranda and driveway. Two LED ceiling lights and six-panel door to the:

Cloakroom/WC

First Floor

Gallery Landing With white spindle balustrade extending around the stairwell from the staircase. Front window providing panoramic views over the open fields. Moulded dado rail, radiator, coved ceiling and smoke alarm. Trap access to the roof void. Doors lead off to the family bathroom and the four bedrooms.

Master Bedroom A double bedroom fitted with a bespoke range of built-in furniture finished in cream and comprising three double wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves, double cupboard over three drawers and high-level cupboards above. Built-in dressing table with drawer and TV connections for a wall-mounted inset TV. This room also enjoys open views to the front, has a radiator, coved ceiling and connecting door to the:

En Suite Shower room White suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern within a built-in vanity range of furniture which also encloses the wash hand basin set into a granite-effect surround; mirror glass shelves and pelmet above with spotlights, base and wall cupboards inset and miniature drawer.

Glazed ceramic tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa thermostatic shower mixer unit and handset on wall-mounted rail. Ceramic tiled walls to all four sides with inset border, white ladder-style radiator/towel rail, textured tiled floor, further radiator and rear window with tiled reveal. Coved ceiling with extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 (rear) This extremely spacious double bedroom is presently used as a sewing and hobbies room. There is a range of built-in furniture to one corner comprising shelved cupboards with double doors built to full height. LED strip lighting, coved ceiling, two radiators and windows to the side and rear elevations. High-level TV point and power point.

Bedroom 3 (front) A further double bedroom enjoying open country views and having a radiator and coved ceiling.

Bedroom 4 A fourth double bedroom with a range to one wall of built-in units comprising base cupboards, three double shelved wardrobes over and a high-level range of store cupboards all painted cream. Radiator, coved ceiling and rear window looking out over the veranda roof to the garden beyond.

Family Bathroom A smart, well fitted bathroom with a white suite comprising a wide panelled jacuzzi bath, a large corner glazed and ceramic tiled shower cubicle with a thermostatic Aqualisa mixer unit and handset on a wall rail; vanity base cupboard unit built into the corner concealing the cistern of the low-level WC and having a wash basin set into a granite-effect surround. Ceramic tiling to the walls with inset border, coved ceiling with extractor fan, useful base cupboard units within the built-in furniture, radiator and textured floor covering. White ladder-style radiator/towel rail.

Gardens The property stands in mature lawned gardens which are approached from the driveway through a pedestrian gate set into a brick wall with a flagstone pathway extending around the house, a Buxus hedge and raised flower bed, long brick-built front boundary wall with pillars and a slate border with inset ornamental trees, together with a corner shrubbery.

The lawn and pathway are shaped around the garden room and continue to a lawned rear garden with a further brick walled, raised bed having conifer shrubs and slate chippings for flowerpots and tubs. Shrubbery bed to the side, ornamental trees, and pathway continuing through a screen door to the glass houses beyond.

Attached to the rear of the house is the superb substantial timber-built Veranda with a pitched and hipped concrete tiled roof and heavy, exposed roof trusses within, partial balustrade and timber decking with two skylight panels to the pine-panelled, vaulted ceiling; openings with step down to side and rear. The veranda is approximately 6 metres in width by 4.3 metres in depth and is an ideal area for sheltered al fresco dining.

The Holiday Accommodation The holiday cottages and en suite bed and breakfast rooms are positioned in a traditional courtyard configuration. The superbly converted two-storey barn contains two cottages named The Millhouse and The Granary with a reconstructed single-storey cottage to the rear called The Stables and the three bed and breakfast units are numbered 1-3. The fourth holiday cottage is called The Nursery and is marginally attached to the main farmhouse. There is an M1 status for The Stables and an M2 status for Nursery Cottage under the National Accessible Scheme.

The holiday units will be sold as seen, subject to the removal of one or two items which are of sentimental value to the owners, and as such can continue seamlessly on the basis that a proportion of any existing booking income at completion will be retained by negotiation.

The Millhouse and The Granary The accommodation of The Granary is described below and The Millhouse is a reverse plan cottage, subject to some minor variation of the room dimensions shown on the floor plans.

Entrance Hall L-shaped with built-in cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit with MCB's. Radiator, coat hooks, matwell and oak floor extending through into the main living area and into the:

Cloakroom/WC

Living/Dining Kitchen A well designed and superbly presented open plan living space with a range of kitchen units finished in white high gloss facings to including base cupboards, island unit with drawers, integrated refrigerator and dishwasher, electric oven and four-plate ceramic hob with glass splashback and extractor hood over. Microwave oven and a black textured stone-effect single drainer sink unit with chrome mixer tap. Matching wall cupboard units, ceiling spotlight downlighters, oak floor, hardwood double-glazed French doors with glazed side panels and fan lights. Window to each side elevation, ceiling light point and two wall light points to the seating area. Central heating thermostat, wall-mounted TV, two radiators and smoke alarm. Opening with staircase leading off to the:

First Floor

Landing

Bedroom 1 Presently arranged as a twin bedroom with a gable window, Velux skylight window to the Welsh ceiling and two radiators.

Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with a built-in cupboard over the staircase bulkhead, Welsh ceiling with Velux skylight, radiator and a wall light point over the bed, together with a ceiling light point.

Bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath with glazed screen and shower mixer over, having a handset on wall-mounted rail; vanity unit concealing the cistern of the low-level, dual-flush WC and inset wash hand basin with double cupboards beneath and dressing surface over. Wall mirror, shaver light, ceramic tiled walls with inset mosaic tiled border and deep, part-sloping ceiling with Velux skylight window. Slate effect flooring, diffused strip light and combined spotlight/extractor fan.

Enclosed Patio A private, sheltered seating area with gravel surround to paving slabs, patio furniture and an ideal space for alfresco dining.

The Stables Hardwood four-pane, part-glazed (double-glazed) door with double-glazed side panel into the:

Open Plan Living/Dining Kitchen Range of built-in kitchen units finished in cream with a matt finish and metal handles. There are base cupboards, a drawer unit with deep pan drawers, wall cupboards and a peninsula range with an integrated refrigerator.

Tall unit with Lamona electric oven incorporating grill and separate ceramic Lamona hob with stainless steel splashback and pull-out extractor hood over. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit, roll-edge textured work surfaces and upstands. Integrated dishwasher, oak flooring, two radiators and high-level rear window, together with Velux double-glazed skylight window to the vaulted ceiling. Smoke alarm, chandelier and wall light point. Wall-mounted TV and cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit with MCB's.

Bedroom A spacious room presently configured with a single and double bed. Welsh ceiling with Velux skylight window, radiator, ceiling light point and two wall light points. Rear high-level window and front window from floor level, facing the courtyard.

Wet Room A good size with ceramic tiled walls and anti-slip flooring, shaped up to the walls with a spacious shower area, Mira wall-mounted electric shower unit with handset on wall rail and a low-level, high-seat WC with lever flush handle and retractable side grip; wash hand basin with shaver socket adjacent. Mirror-fronted cabinet, radiator, Welsh ceiling with light and extractor fan.

The Nursery Cottage Fully glazed (double-glazed in privacy glass) front door into a reception area which is open into the dining kitchen beyond. Wall cupboard adjacent housing the consumer unit with MCB's.

L-shaped Dining Kitchen With a range of built-in units having birch-effect facings and roll edge textured work surfaces with ceramic tile splashbacks.

There are base cupboards and drawers including deep pan drawers, a range of wall cupboards, tall unit housing a Moffat electric oven which incorporates a grill and separate Moffat ceramic hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, having integrated downlighter. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with tall chrome mixer tap.

Zanussi free-standing slimline dishwasher and Zanussi under-counter refrigerator. Eurostar oil-fired central heating boiler with digital programmer over. Ceramic tiled floor, coved ceiling, two radiators, ceiling light and smoke alarm. Strip light and three wall light points, side window from floor level overlooking the outside patio area and views from the front window.

Lounge An attractive room with a part-glazed door from the dining kitchen, a free-standing electric Dimplex stove on granite hearth, radiator and smoke alarm. Wall-mounted TV, four wall lights and ceiling light on dimmer switch. Side window and front double-glazed French doors to outside.

Bedroom 1 A double bedroom with large radiator, rear window, ceiling light point and coved ceiling.

Bedroom 2 A further double bedroom with large radiator, coved ceiling, side window, ceiling light point and two wall light points.

Wet Room White suite comprising a bracket wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, mirror-fronted cabinet and mirror over, shelving and shaver socket to the side with wall grip; high seat WC with lever flush and retractable side grip. Open walk-in shower area with a Mira electric shower unit and handset on wall-mounted rail - extractor fan over. Anti-slip flooring, ceramic tiled walls, obscure glazed window, coved ceiling and corner shelves.

Enclosed patio area A sheltered seating area with climbing wall plants, and patio furniture.

En Suite Bedsitting Rooms 1, 2 and 3 (Number one described below with numbers two and three of the same and reverse plan layout)

Panelled hardwood front door into the:

Double Bedroom With oak floor, high part-sloping ceiling with light, wide bed head, twin reading lights, wall-mounted TV, radiator and smoke alarm. Open-fronted shelving and clothes hanging unit with spotlight at the side. Angled doorway into the:

En Suite Wet Room Anti-slip flooring, ceramic tiled walls and walk-in shower area with chrome, wall-mounted mixer unit and handset on wall-mounted rail. Low-level, dual flush WC and white pedestal wash hand basin with chrome tap. Radiator, extractor fan, mirror and shaver light.

Each unit has a window to the front elevation facing the courtyard and there is a rear window in the wet room.

The Breakfast Room Part-glazed (double-glazed) door from the courtyard and a range of white base units comprising cupboards and drawers, wall cupboards over and textured roll-edge work surfaces having mosaic tile upstands. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap, electricity consumer unit in recessed cabinet, radiator and dining space. High vaulted ceiling with smoke alarm, three branch light fitting and pelmet lights beneath the wall cupboards.

Workshop/Garage A substantial building approached through a large sliding door with strip lights and power points, built-in bench on concrete piers and an opening at the rear into a Nissen hut with base walls, single-glazed window and strip light. Skylight panel over the main workshop area.

Lean-to Pole Barn A useful additional storage area providing covered space with a brick floor, corrugated side and rear walls and height from floor to the centre of the mono-pitched roof slope of around 3.8m.

Two substantial metal-framed Glasshouses with multi-pitched glazed roof panels, power supply and irrigation system. The approximate overall dimensions are 12.4m x 6.4m and 18.2m x 16m.

Laundry and Shower Block Marginally attached to the Granary holiday cottage, this single storey building comprises a laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer, slate-effect flooring, coat hooks and a Cloakroom/WC off with low-level WC, wash basin. Separate Shower Room containing a ceramic tiled shower cubicle with glazed door and electric shower unit.

Electricity for the shower unit and washing machine/tumble dryer are provided via £1 coin meters. There is a connecting door from the laundry into a Secure Store for the owner, which currently houses a freezer and has a strip light and electricity fusebox, together with double-glazed window.



Caravan Park The Caravan Park is a Caravan and Motorhome Club CL site covering approximately one acre of level, well-drained grassland, with arable farmland adjacent and is positioned away from Marsh Lane with an open aspect beyond a bank of trees. Each pitch has an illuminated bollard with electrical hook-up, and a water supply to each point. A chemical disposal point with waste bins is also available in a timber fenced enclosure. The caravan site visitors have use of the Laundry and Shower Block as described above. There is the scope to purchase an additional 2.5 acres land (sts)

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment through 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, appliances, floor coverings, bed and table linen, towels and curtains/blinds within the holiday units are included in the sale, subject to one or two items of sentimental value to the owners being removed.

Within the farmhouse, fixtures, fittings, carpets and curtains are excluded unless otherwise stated. Some of the garden pots and ornaments will not be included in the sale and this will be detailed on the fixtures and fittings form in due course.

NB - a responsibility will pass to the purchasers to maintain and clear cuttings from both side of hedges bordering the grounds of the neighbouring bungalow to the north.

Any Plans/Maps are not to specific scale, are based on information supplied and subject to verification by a solicitor at sale stage. The approximate boundaries of the property and additional land are approximated by the red and blue lines on the aerial image and should be verified against the sale contract plan. We are advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property though no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. Drainage is understood to be to a private system within the grounds. All cottage appliances are PAT tested every year.

Meals Farmhouse is in Council Tax band C. The property has a business rateable value of £9,800 but the owners do not currently pay business rates due to small business rate relief.
 

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