Elegant town centre lifestyle - a period home of character within an imposing Grade II Listed town house positioned in the heart of the Louth Conservation Area and providing versatile four-bedroom accommodation with an elevated south-facing roof garden and two secure gated courtyard parking spaces at the rear. Directions
From St James church in the centre of Louth proceed south for a short distance along Upgate and take the 2nd left tun onto Mercer Row. Follow the road through the town continuing at the mini junction and proceed almost as far as the mini roundabout where No 140 Eastgate will be found standing prominently on the south side of the road, just before leaving the shopping area. Listing
No's 140 and 142 Eastgate are Grade II Listed as being of special historic or architectural interest. The Listing description on the Historic England website describes the properties as follows:-
Early-mid C19. 3 storeys in brick. Eaves overhang on brackets. End pilasters, flanking one-window sections and central window. 5 windows, carved stucco heads with keystone, hung sashes with glazing bars. 2 windows on ground floor, one without glazing bars, and central section of 2 shop windows, one modern glazing, one with glazing bars, in rendered architrave. Reeded end pilasters and continuous entablature. 2 part-glazed doors with rectangular fanlight and panelled ingoes in centre and central passage entry with rectangular fanlight. Nos 136 to 142 (even) form a group. The Property
Substantially built-in brick, the building has a main pitched timber roof structure covered in slate. The accommodation is mainly arranged on the 1st and 2nd floors but has a private ground floor entrance and hallway with a fine staircase to the two floors above and a door with flagstone steps down to a useful brick vaulted cellar below. Heating is provided by a gas central heating system also dispensing hot water and the multipane sash windows on the front elevation have secondary glazing units fitted. There are four wired smoke dictators in the building and a battery smoke detector in the master bedroom together with a carbon monoxide detector in the lounge. There are TV aerial points in the lounge, kitchen and master bedroom and blackout blinds are fitted to the patio doors of the kitchen, the master bedroom window and the side door into the entrance hall. The Accommodation
(approximate room sizes are shown on the floorplans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale) Ground Floor
A flight of stone steps leads into a recessed entrance porch with light above and a heavy ornate part glazed door having etched one way privacy glass and a glazed fan light over to the Entrance Lobby
With a superb, tessellated floor which extends beyond through a part glazed door also with etched pane and fanlight over into the hallway. There is a circular rose to the ceiling light point within the entrance lobby with a timer switch, a moulded dado rail and the ceiling height in the reception area and the hallway is 3m. Hallway
Approached through a square opening with ornate moulded brackets to each side, coat hooks to wall plaque and further coat hooks to one side. A part glazed door complementing those of the entrance with etched pane leads to a side passageway to both front and rear of the building. Feature staircase with painted pillared balustrade surmounted by a Cuban mahogany handrail with an ornate scroll to the lower newel post, and carved step ends leads up to the 1st floor accommodation. Circular rose to the ceiling light point, radiator and door with flagstone steps to Cellar
With a lobby at the foot of the staircase and a walk-through opening into the main cellar which is a useful basement room presently used as a spacious workshop and utility room. Interesting natural brick vaulted ceiling, flagged floor, LED strip lighting and small front high-level window. Ample power points and space with plumbing for washing machine, space for additional appliances such as drier, freezer, wine cooler etc. and fitted workbench along one wall. First Floor Hallway
An attractive and spacious hallway, the superb staircase from below continuing with pillared balustrade and Cuban mahogany handrail around the stairwell and to the second floor above. Two ceiling light points, small four pane window to the side elevation and electricity consumer unit with MCB's. White six panel doors with steps up to the reception rooms and matching doors to the shower room and with steps down, into the master bedroom. Sitting Room
An elegant living room with a marble feature fireplace having a black granite inset and hearth with a flame effect gas fire. Molded coving, dado rail and ceiling rose to the light point all in white. Large twelve pane sliding slash front window with secondary glazing. Wall frieze panels, two radiators, two wall light points and twin dimmer switch. Dining Room
A versatile room in addition to the dining area of the long kitchen with scope to be used as snug, additional bedroom or study. Cast iron ornately moulded fireplace set into a pillared surround painted white. 2.88m high ceiling, deep moulded coving and ornamental rose to the ceiling light point. Large twelve pane front sliding sash window with secondary glazing. Molded dado rail, radiator and two wall light points. Frieze wall panels. Dining Kitchen
Extending to a length of 7.7m, the kitchen is initially fitted with a long range of units having solid pine soft closing doors and drawers to include base cupboards, deep pan drawers, matching wall cupboards and an integrated faced refrigerator. Roll edge granite effect work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash backs. Stainless-steel Rangemaster Toledo range cooker with fan assisted electric double ovens incorporating grill and five gas rings to include a large wok ring. Stainless steel cooker splash back and complementary Rangemaster cooker hood with downlighters over. Space for dishwasher.
Flotex floor covering, six ceiling LED downlighters to the kitchen area, two side nine-pane sash windows and pendant light point to the dining area. Side sixteen pane sash window on the opposite side elevation with plantation shutters to the lower section and overlooking the courtyard area to the rear of the building. Radiator and rear multipane French doors opening onto the roof garden beyond, with step down. Master Bedroom
Beautiful spacious double bedroom positioned directly adjacent to the shower room and having built-in furniture to each side of the chimney breast with white single and double moulded doors, metal handles and to include clothes hanging areas and shelving together with a double cupboard and four drawer chest. Coved ceiling with decorative rose to the light point and moulded dado rail. Radiator, rear multipane sash window overlooking the courtyard and cast-iron fire surround with deep black granite hearth set in a white painted pillared surround. Shower Room
White suite comprising low level dual flush WC and bracket wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, mirror and shaver light over. Ceramic tiled floors and walls extending into the wide shower cubicle with fixed and sliding glazed screens, wall mounted shower mixer unit having a fixed drench head, extractor fan and a decorative chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail. Second Floor Landing
A further spacious landing with four spotlights set into a high sloping ceiling with an inset Velux double glazed skylight. Doors with steps up to the bedrooms at the front and steps down into the study and bathroom. Pillared balustrade with mahogany handrail continuing around the stairwell from the staircase. Timer control for the immersion heater to the hot water cylinder, radiator and walk in airing cupboard containing the insulated hot water cylinder, and expansion vessel. Biasi gas fired central heating boiler, linen shelving, light and storage space. Bedroom 2 (front)
Presently used as a sitting room this double bedroom has a sealed fireplace with a painted frame, a coved ceiling and trap access to the roof void. Radiator and nine pane front sash window with secondary glazing. Bedroom 3
A double bedroom also positioned at the front and with sealed fireplace set into a painted frame. Coved ceiling, radiator and nine pane front sash window with secondary glazing. Study/Bedroom 4
A cosy room with a deep sloping ceiling having a Velux double glazed skylight window inset together with inset ceiling lights. Radiator and view from the skylight window across the town. Access to a useful under-eaves storage area. Bathroom
An extremely good-sized family bathroom with a white suite comprising a double ended bath with modern chrome waterfall mixer tap and separate shower handset with retractable hose; low level dual flush WC with cistern in boxed surround, double vanity unit comprising twin white wash hand basins with waterfall taps and a range of cupboards withmini drawers beneath; painted panelling surrounding the bath. The wash basins are set into a wood block effect surround and there is a large wall mirror above with twin shaver lights and extractor fan. Sloping ceiling with inset lights, two Velux double glazed sky-light windows, radiator and panelled door to under-eaves storage space. Flotex wood grain effect floor covering. Outside
The property has its own external space above the roof of a lower rear wing of the building with French doors as previously mentioned from the dining area of the kitchen giving access to this south facing sun trap roof garden approximately 5.7m x 2m. Decked seating area, wrought iron balustrade and brick wall to the side. An ideal space for flower tubs, pots and hanging baskets there is also an awning above the French doors, a water tap and outside light.
Within the spacious and secure walled courtyard to the rear of the building this property has two allocated parking spaces. The courtyard is accessed by car from Church Street through remote controlled motorized screen gates and to the rear there is a shared clothes drying and seating area. Residents also share a water tap for car washing and a laundry in the lower rear wing. Tenure and Maintenance Charges
The property is held on a 999-year lease from 2016 with a £1 per annum rent and there is a service charge currently set at £100 per month which covers the cost of buildings insurance, maintenance of the garden areas around the courtyard, cleaning of the communal areas, maintenance of the remote control electrically operated gates into the courtyard, exterior decoration, window cleaning and administration costs. Location
Louth is positioned on the eastern fringes of the Lincolnshire Wolds with easy access by car or on foot across the rolling hills. There are popular, busy markets three times each week and many local seasonal and specialist events take place throughout the year. The town is especially admired for the many independent shops and traders together with a fine choice of cafes, restaurants, wine bars and pubs with a current trend towards a continental style, street café environment.
There are highly regarded primary schools and academies including the King Edward VI Grammar, which is just a short walk from the property. The Meridian Sports and Swimming Complex has been built in recent years complementing the London Road Sports Grounds and Hall, a tennis academy, bowls, football club, golf club and the Kenwick Park Leisure Centre also with swimming pool, golf course and an equestrian centre. Louth has a thriving theatre, a cinema and attractive parks on the west side of town in Hubbard's Hills and Westgate Fields.
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. Grimsby is approximately 16 miles to the north whilst Lincoln is some 25 miles to the south-west. 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. Any 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 B.