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Becklands Cottage, Barnoldby-le-Beck DN37 0AS
Guide price £450,000 | 5 bedrooms

Property features

• Characterful country cottage
• Outskirts of sought-after village
• 5 bedrooms and elegant bathroom
• 3 reception rooms, farmhouse din-kitchen
• Grand hallway with inglenook fireplace
• Large gallery landing
• Solid Fuel CH system, DG windows
• Mature gardens of around half an acre (STS)
• Workshops and double garage
• Kitchen garden and stable-store

Positioned on the rural outskirts of this highly sought-after country village, Becklands Cottage once formed part of the living accommodation and buildings servicing the original Becklands House country estate. Located at the end of a small no-through lane adjoining farmland and neighbouring equestrian paddocks, the cottage has characterful accommodation including five bedrooms, three reception rooms, a farmhouse dining-kitchen and a most impressive reception hallway with feature inglenook fireplace and gallery over. The property has a versatile range of workshops, garaging and stores all set in grounds of around half an acre (sts)

Directions From Louth travel north on the A16 and after Utterby turn left onto the A18 at the staggered crossroads, then follow the road round the right bend and take the next left turn keeping along the A18 (known as the Barton Street). Follow the road for several miles and at the eventual mini roundabout carry on, taking the second exit.

Proceed until the right turn down Waltham Road to Barnoldby-le-Beck and follow this road through the main part of the village continuing out past the speed de-restriction signs. Look for a lodge building on the right and a short distance after this take the unmade lane on the right. Carry on until Becklands Cottage is found on the right side, at the end of the lane.

The Property Originally part of the outbuilding range belonging to the country estate of Becklands House, this unique and characterful home has mellow brick faced principal walls under pitched and hipped timber roof structures covered in natural slate. The accommodation is heated by a Hunter multi fuel stove set into a feature inglenook fireplace, with a back boiler and radiators. Pipework is in place for a further boiler to supplement the system if required.There is a further multi-fuel contemporary stove in the dining-kitchen, by Dovre, an open fireplace in the sitting room and an electric fire to the lounge fireplace. The property has double-glazed uPVC framed windows.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions will be shown on floor plans being prepared and these will be indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) For the purpose of describing the accommodation, the front of the house is deemed to be the south facing elevation.

Ground Floor Ornate timber-framed porch painted white with spindle balustrade to each side and decorative fretwork over. Panelled door in pale green with arched centre pane to:

Utility Room A good size with a range of base cupboard and drawer units having a painted finish, roll edge work surfaces with ceramic tile splashbacks and an acrylic coloured inset one and a half bowl, single drainer sink unit. Space with plumbing for washing machine and space for chest freezer. Radiator, coat hooks to wall plaque and three branch ceiling spotlight. Connecting white four-panel door to a Side Lobby with Cloakroom/WC off containing a white suite of low-level WC with wooden seat and bracket wash basin. Also off the side lobby are two useful recessed store cupboards and a trap access to the wing roof void.

Farmhouse Style Dining Kitchen A room of generous proportions fitted with an extensive range of units having a limed oak finish with drop handles and comprising base cupboards and drawers, roll edge work surfaces with ceramic tile splashbacks and an inset acrylic, stone-effect, twin bowl double drainer sink unit with a brass ornamental mixer tap. Tall unit housing a mid-level Smeg electric oven incorporating grill and separate Stoves ceramic four-plate hob with cooker hood set into a canopy over and having downlighter inset. Ceramic tiled floor extending through from the utility room into the kitchen. Radiator, wine rack, recess for refrigerator and ample space for a large farmhouse style dining table. Crossed beams to the ceiling, two windows to the front elevation and contemporary tall Dovre multi-fuel stove with curved glazed door. Ledged, braced and framed door in white to the reception hall

Reception Hall A magnificent room open to a galleried landing on three sides above and featuring a full-width, natural brick Inglenook fireplace with a clay pan tiled roof and substantial timber beam over a flagstone hearth and plinth. Set back on the hearth is the Hunter multi-fuel stove with central heating back boiler and log-racks to each side. Front door with small decorative pane, front window, radiator and ceiling spotlights. Splendid wide feature staircase with a heavy spindle balustrade and large turned newel posts leading via a quarter landing up to the main gallery landing over.

Sitting Room An elegant room with tall ceiling having deeply moulded cornice, centre rose to the chandelier point and railing. Ornate plaster moulded fire surround with a shaped mantel shelf over n open fire grate with composite marble back and hearth. White painted double doors to a built-in cupboard at the side, pine floorboards, radiator, window to the front elevation and two tall windows overlooking the main garden. Archway with door through to the study.

Lounge A cosy room also having a fireplace with electric fire and finished in black granite with matching hearth set into a hardwood, moulded pillared surround, mantle shelf and carvings. Four beams to the ceiling, two side windows, double radiator and four wall light points. White four-panel door from the farmhouse kitchen and white ledge-braced frame door into the:

Study/Snug With cross-panelling to the ceiling, two wall light points, double radiator and a six-panel door painted white into the sitting room. Ten-pane glazed French doors with matching side panels opening into the:

Victorian Style Conservatory An excellent size with an insulated ceramic tiled, stone-effect floor, brick base walls, double-glazed windows with three top-opening sections and a double-glazed roof with fitted blinds. French doors on the front elevation open onto the main garden.

First Floor Grand Gallery Landing With ornate and beautifully constructed spindle balustrade extending from the staircase punctuated by heavy turned newel posts and forming a gallery which overlooks the reception hall and Inglenook fireplace below. Chandelier point to the ceiling, window on the front elevation providing county views and four-panel doors leading off to the bedrooms and bathroom. Pine floorboards and side landing with trap access to the roof void.

Bedroom 1 (front) A spacious double bedroom with pine floorboards, radiator, far-reaching country views, coved ceiling. Door to the built-in airing cupboard containing a foam-lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelving over.

Bedroom 2 (side) A double or twin bedroom with a window on the font elevation and radiator.

Bedroom 3 (rear) A good size single or smaller double bedroom with a window on the side elevation and a radiator.

Bedroom 4 (front) Also a good size single or smaller double bedroom with a radiator and front window providing panoramic views over the countryside.

BEDROOM 5 (rear) A single L-shaped bedroom with radiator and rear window.

Bathroom A particularly spacious bathroom with a wide, fluted archway and steps up to an enclosed oval double-ended bath set into a tiled surround with ceiling spotlights over and decorative border tiles finished in gold, together with a brass mixer tap; white suite comprising low-level, Regency style WC and complementary wide pedestal wash hand basin "The Imperial". Corner ceramic-tiled and glazed shower cubicle with decorative glazing, wall-mounted brass mixer unit having exposed pipework and a flexible shower hand-set on wall-mounted rail. Decorative coving, ceiling spotlights and obscure-glazed window to the rear elevation. Double radiator.

Outbuildings From the side lobby, off the utility room, a connecting door leads into a range of outbuildings comprising an enclosed Office/Store and three good size, inter-connected Workshops which have electric power points, strip lighting, two double door access points from outside and walls finished in brickwork, blockwork and timber under corrugated roofing.

There is a separate detached timber-built Workshop with a pitched mineral felt roof and to one side there is a chicken run and shed with modern metal cage surround. To the far end of the formal garden there is a timber-built stable block with single and double door access.

Adjoining the large gravelled parking courtyard which has two timber 5-bar gates for in/out access there is a detached Double Garage with twin up and over doors and further double doors into the building and out onto the garden area leading around to the workshops. The garage has light and power.

This versatile and extensive range of buildings has largely been enjoyed by car enthusiasts but would equally serve for a variety of other uses in connection with hobbies, crafts etc.

Gardens The grounds extend to around half an acre (sts). The main approach is through the twin 5 bar gates set into a brick boundary wall with pillars creating a courtyard feel with climbing wall plants, corner shrubbery and a paved seating area by the entrance porch. A screen brick wall has an inset pedestrian door leading to the main gardens.

Positioned to the front and side, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a block pathway along the front wall of the cottage and a variety of established trees shrubs and bushes. Paved area leading off to the attached and detached outbuildings.

To the far end of the garage before the timber stable building, there is a kitchen garden with raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables.

Outside water tap and outside lights

Viewing Strictly by 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, 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 whilst drainage is to a private system but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band E.

History The Becklands estate has an interesting history documented in "Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses" and an extract is available in PDF form detailing the origins of the original country mansion, which has now been replaced by a more modern building.

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