Superbly Refurbished Substantial Lincolnshire Stone Cottage
Walled Gardens, Outbuildings and Triple Garage
Principal Lounge with Period Style Fireplace
Second Sitting Room with Marble Fire Surround & Relaxed Day Room
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen & Utility with Sitting/Breakfast Room
Master Bedroom with En-Suite Cloakroom
Four Further Bedrooms & Family Bathroom
Fine and Country Northern Lincolnshire are delighted to present to the market this distinctive grade II listed property enjoying a picturesque mellow lime stone frontage.
The Old Estate House takes its name from its historical beginnings having originally been the Estate Agents office to the St. Oswald family estate, evidence of this period is still apparent in the study where the door recess is still visible where tenants of the estate were thought to have arrived to pay their rents. Dating back to the mid to late 18th century with a later addition in the 20th century this stunning property successfully retains the charm of a traditional Lincolnshire cottage to provide an outstanding five bedroomed family home. Situated on the old Roman road of Ermine Street in the sought after village of Appleby.
The front facing principal lounge with its shuttered twin sash windows to the front aspect and a 18th century impressive corner cupboard provides a more formal area ideal for entertaining. There is a more intimate sitting room centred around a distinctive marble fire place with wood burning stove and garden views is a relaxing retreat which could provide a formal dining room if required. Together with a stylish bespoke Murdoch Troon of Louth fitted kitchen which forms the everyday heart of the home alongside an open plan breakfast/sitting room. A rear entrance forms a useful bootroom allowing access to the utility, day room and an inner corridor leads to the study and cloakroom. To the first floor there are five double bedrooms: one of which enjoys en-suite cloakroom facilities and the adjacent bedroom could lend itself to creating a fabulous dressing room to the master bedroom. The bathroom with panelled bath, and separate shower serves the familys needs.
Two separate walled gardens provide ample space for childrens games and an excellent outdoor entertaining area. A block paved driveway offers ample parking for both the family and visitors needs and leads to a triple garage. Several outbuildings provide excellent storage space.
ACCOMMODATIOIN Entrance to the property is through a traditional timber door with glazed panel above and traditional pull bell, leads directly into:
ENTRANCE HALL Twin ceiling lights, traditional style tiled flooring, central heating radiator and leads through to an:
INNER HALLWAY Ceiling light, traditional timber sash window with shutters to the rear of the property, under stairs storage cupboard, vaulted ceiling, staircase to first floor and leads through to:
DAY ROOM 13'11" x 8'0" (4.24m x 2.44m). Ceiling light, traditional timber framed bay window to the rear of the property with window seat and central heating radiator.
CLOAKROOM 8'0" x 6'6" (2.44m x 1.98m). Ceiling light, traditional style double framed window to the side of the property, original built in storage cupboard with arched top, glazed doors, curved shelving, brass hinges and timber detailing, low flush w.c, Victorian style wash hand basin with chrome taps and support stand, wall light, central heating radiator and wood effect flooring.
LOUNGE 15'11" x 18'1" (4.85m x 5.51m). Two traditional sash windows with shutters and lower panelling to the front of the property, ceiling light. To the corner is a listed traditional built in corner storage cupboard with brass hinges and feature decorative wood work which is thought to have been re-sited from the Appleby Hall before its demolition. An original shelved recess with timber work and adjustable shelving, arched recess, feature painted stone fire surround with a cast iron inset and grate for an open fire and a tiled hearth and two central heating radiators.
SITTING ROOM 15'11" x 13'7" (4.85m x 4.14m). Ceiling rose, cornice to ceiling, timber framed French door that leads to the side garden area with timber shutters, traditional sash window with matching shutters and lower panelling to the front of the property, substantial marble fire surround with recessed cast iron log burner and marble hearth, wall lights, built in solid wood shelving and two central heating radiators.
STUDY 10'10" x 10'8" (3.3m x 3.25m). Originally this is the old estate office which would make an ideal study area, ceiling lights, vaulted ceiling, triple aspect timber framed windows and two central heating radiators.
OPEN PLAN DINING/LIVING KITCHEN Originally this is the old estate office which would make an ideal study area, ceiling lights, vaulted ceiling, triple aspect timber framed windows and two central heating radiators.
DINING LIVING AREA 15'11" x 13'7" (4.85m x 4.14m). The living/dining area has a decorative beamed ceiling, traditional sash window to the front of the property with working shutters and window seat, additional sash window with window seat that leads through to the rear lobby area, feature brick wall with recessed fire place with traditional oak supporting beam which houses an eco-boiler, cast iron log burner that links into the main central heating system stood on a traditional terracotta hearth, two central heating radiators and terracotta coloured tiled flooring and wall lights. Leads open plan through to:
KITCHEN AREA 10'0" x 7'7" (3.05m x 2.31m). Traditional timber framed side sliding sash window to the side of the property, ceiling light, kitchen has a range of bespoke fitted kitchen by Murdoch Troon of Louth to include a range of hand crafted and painted wall and base units in a soft grey colour with tarnished chrome handles and contrasting block solid oak work surfaces with an integrated draining area to a double Belfast style sink with free standing mixer taps, white tiled splash backs, Britannia range style cooker with six ring gas hob with double electric ovens, integrated extractor over, dark wood effect flooring and leading off kitchen area is:
ADDITIONAL PANTRY AREA 8'10" x 7'5" (2.7m x 2.26m). Bespoke built in dresser with matching cabinets, block oak work surfaces and additional white Belfast style sink with chrome mixer tap, space for fridge freezer, central heating radiator and solid oak block work surfaces and small timber framed sash window to the side of the property and dark wood effect flooring.
REAR LOBBY AREA/BOOT ROOM 8'6" x 14'10" (2.6m x 4.52m). Ceiling light, traditional timber door with twin glazed panels to the rear of the property, timber framed window to the rear of the property, inner windows to both the inner lobby area and dining/living area, terracotta coloured tiled flooring.
UTILITY ROOM 7'6" x 8'6" (2.29m x 2.6m). Range of bespoke hand painted in blue wall and base units with block solid oak surface with Belfast style porcelain sink and chrome mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing matching, space for tumble dryer, central heating radiator, ceiling light, two traditional timber framed windows, both to the side and rear of the property and terracotta coloured tiled flooring.
STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Traditional balustrade with scalloped newel posts, square spindles and natural hard wood hand rail and newel tops and leads to:
LANDING Three ceiling lights, loft access, smoke alarm, side sliding timber framed sash window to the rear of the property and central heating radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM 16'4" x 14'11" (4.98m x 4.55m). Twin ceiling light, dual aspect timber framed sash windows and two central heating radiators.
EN-SUITE CLOAKROOM Ceiling light, extractor fan close coupled w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps.
BEDROOM TWO 12'11" x 7'8" (3.94m x 2.34m). Ceiling light, traditional style sash window to the front of the property, central heating radiator and built in storage cupboard with recess shelving.
BEDROOM THREE 12'10" x 10'11" (3.91m x 3.33m). Ceiling light, traditional timber framed sash window to the front of the property, built in storage cupboard, traditional style cast iron fire place with painted timber surround, central heating radiator and double link through doors to bedroom four.
BEDROOM FOUR 13'8" x 12'10" (4.17m x 3.91m). Ceiling light, traditional timber framed sash window to the front of the property, cast iron feature fire place with painted timber surround, stone hearth, central heating radiator and inter linking door to bedroom three.
BEDROOM FIVE 14'1" x 8'2" (4.3m x 2.5m). Ceiling light, dual aspect timber framed windows, built in book shelf, wardrobe and drawer storage and central heating radiator.
BATHROOM 10'8" x 9'0" (3.25m x 2.74m). Three piece white suite which comprises of a panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, close coupled w.c., vanity housed wash basin with chrome mixer tap on triple door vanity unit, built in storage cupboard, tiling to wet areas, traditional decorative beamed ceiling and timber framed sash window to the side of the property, extractor fan and central heating radiator.
SEPARATE FAMILY SHOWER ROOM Three piece white suite comprising of a close coupled w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, built in shower cubicle with electronically controlled shower with glazed shower screen, water boarding and white shower pan and spot lights to ceiling, extractor fan and timber framed sash window to the side of the property.
OUTSIDE The property is fronted by a gravelled garden with trimmed privet that is bordered by a traditional steel parkland style fence with wrought iron gate and has vehicular and pedestrian access to the side and rear of the property. To the rear of the property is an enclosed walled garden with double timber gate with a block paved driveway that offers ample off street parking and turning area, leading to a triple garage of brick construction with one double up and over door and one single up and over door, the garage benefits from a side access door, power and light. Within the walled garden is a large lawned area with a selection of smaller trees, many of which are fruit. To the corner of the lawned area is a substantial rendered double stable block with clay pan tile roof, two stable doors and timber framed windows, the stable block also benefits from power and light, original brick and stone out building with clay pan tile roof is divided into four separate areas and is currently used for the log store, central heating boiler and additional storage. Immediately to the rear of the property is a block and flag patio area with stone flagged walkways that lead to the additional walled south facing garden which benefits from additional area laid to lawn that is bordered by floral and shrub borders one of which houses a timber pergola, there are several small trees including holly and a small copperbeech and the original shell of the rent collection office, this walled garden also has a wrought iron gated access to the front of the property and is also accessed via French doors from the second sitting room.
NOTE The property is leasehold on a peppercorn rent the initial term was 999 years commenced in 1918. Appleby does not have mains gas, the central heating is oil fired with LPG bottled gas to the kitchen stove.
LOCATION One of the regionâ??s most popular villages, Appleby has always drawn discerning buyers with its intriguing mix of stone built estate cottages and modern executive style homes. The village is only 7 miles to Scunthorpe and 12 miles to the Humber Bridge meaning a variety of services are at hand. The village boasts a beautiful church and stunning village architecture along with a highlight of the village being the Appleby Fair that takes place each summer.