The Dutch Cottage is an impressive example of Dutch architecture dating back to 1689. This architecturally interesting property represents not only an opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored five bedroomed property but a part of the regions history with it being Grade II Listed.
It is immediately apparent how special this home is from the first glimpse from the road side with the distinctive design of the gable ends drawing attention yet not looking out of place in this English river side hamlet. The careful use of natural woods and feature brick work fireplaces have been carefully incorporated during the restoration by the current owners alongside the retention of a three quarter height door which adds charm from a bygone age. The rear patio provides stunning views over a superb landscaped garden which flows down to the river side from a raised bank. The outside is an idyllic setting to appreciate most during the summer months. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with a dual aspect lounge being open plan to a formal dining room and a bespoke solid wood fitted kitchen enjoys a triple aspect. To the first floor a master bedroom has an en-suite and a further three bedrooms are served by both a family bathroom and separate w.c. from the landing. A staircase leads to the second floor which is divided into two areas creating a fifth bedroom and a large space lending itself to a variety of uses such as a studio or a teenage retreat having ample room to create a sitting room with study area .
Entrance to the property through double timber framed doors with sealed unit double glazed panels into:
ENTRANCE PORCH With vaulted ceiling, ceiling light, two painted timber framed sealed unit double glazed windows with Georgian bars and feature deep rosewood window sills. Westmoreland riven green slate stone flooring and internal timber framed door with glazed panels leads into:
INNER HALLWAY With traditional beamed ceiling, stairs to the first floor, ceiling light, smoke alarm and continuation of the stone tiled flooring.
KITCHEN 14'5" x 10' (4.4m x 3.05m). Traditional beamed ceiling, ceiling lights, wall lights, with three traditional style timber framed windows with beams above to three aspects. Fitted in a range of bespoke solid oak fronted wall and base cabinets finished with contrasting tiled work surfaces with oak trims, inset four ring ceramic hob, inset double bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap, plumbing for a dishwasher and a washing machine and an integrated double electric oven. Four windows arranged to a triple aspect, one with oak framed Yorkshire sliding sash to the front of the property with traditional style solid oak shutters with brass fittings, feature brick display recess, central heating radiator and limestone coloured tile flooring and space for a small breakfasting table.
DINING ROOM 13'3" x 14'6" (4.04m x 4.42m). Beamed ceiling, traditional style timber framed windows to both front and rear aspects with timber shutters and brass fittings to the oak Yorkshire sliding sash front window, feature brick chimney breast with stone mantel, inset cast iron Vermont Castings 10 kw "Resolute"multi fuel burner set on a stone hearth with brick detail, two central heating radiators and solid rosewood flooring.
OPEN PLAN TO SITTING AREA 14'7" x 14' (4.45m x 4.27m). With traditional beamed ceiling, feature brick chimney breast of traditional Rumford fireplace design and construction with stone mantel, twin display plinths with integrated storage as well as twin display cabinets with leaded glass doors above. Traditional style timber framed windows to both front and rear aspects with timber shutters and brass fittings to the oak Yorkshire sliding sash front window, two central heating radiators and solid rosewood flooring.
UNDERSTAIRS BOILER ROOM With ceiling light, beamed ceiling, floor standing oil powered Worchester-Bosch condensing boiler, stone tiled flooring and a feature three quarter door to front of the property.
STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Rosewood treads with "Gradus" anti-slip bars with solid bronze nosings, polished solid oak hand rail and exposed brickwork.
LANDING With four ceiling lights, two smoke alarms, coving to the ceiling, traditional style timber framed window to the rear of the property, two central heating radiators, feature brick wall, rosewood and kwila timber flooring and staircase to the second floor.
BEDROOM ONE 14'8" x 11'5" max (4.47m x 3.48m max). With twin ceiling lights, coving to ceiling, twin over bed lights, built in wardrobes and two central heating radiators. Traditional style windows to front and rear aspects with oak frame Yorkshire sliding sash window at the front.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 6' x 2'10" (1.83m x 0.86m). Built in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled, ceiling light, extractor fan, shower pump and central heating radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 10'3" x 6' (3.12m x 1.83m). With ceiling light, coving to the ceiling, traditional style oak frame Yorkshire sliding sash window to the front of the property, central heating radiator and rosewood and Kwila timber flooring.
BEDROOM THREE 7'7" x 10'10" (2.31m x 3.3m). With ceiling light, coving to ceiling, dual aspect traditional style timber framed windows with an oak frame Yorkshire sliding sash window at the front, central heating radiator and rosewood and kwila timber flooring.
BEDROOM FOUR 10'7" x 7'1" max (3.23m x 2.16m max). With ceiling light, coving to ceiling, two traditional style timber framed windows to two aspects, central heating radiator and rosewood and kwila timber flooring.
BATHROOM With a three-piece suite in white to include a cast iron bath with chrome mixer tap with a wall mounted shower attachment and glazed over bath shower screen, concealed cistern w.c, vanity housed hand wash basin with storage cupboards beneath with chrome mixer taps and wall mounted mirror fronted vanity cabinet over. Wall mounted polished stainless steel heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and floor, traditional style timber framed window to the rear aspect, built in storage cupboards and ceiling light point.
W.C. Fully tiled to walls and floor with a wall mounted concealed cistern w.c and hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap and wall mounted polished stainless steel heated towel rail, ceiling light and extractor fan.
STAIRCASE TO SECOND FLOOR With twin solid beech hand rails leads to:
STUDIO Divided into two parts via the landing area.
ROOM ONE 29'4" x 11'6" max (8.94m x 3.5m max). With vaulted ceiling, spotlights to ceiling, two large velux roof windows with integrated black out blinds and rosewood sills and reveals, two small feature windows to the side of the property, twin wall lights and natural pine flooring.
ROOM TWO/BEDROOM FIVE 14'7" x 11'6" (4.45m x 3.5m). Currently used as additional bedroom with ceiling light, spotlights to ceiling, smoke alarm, large rear facing Velux window with integrated blackout blind and rosewood sill and reveals, traditional style timber framed window to the side of the property, central heating radiator and natural pine flooring.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property is an enclosed rear garden with a split level sandstone stone patio area with semi-circular stone supporting wall, stone flag and cobble walkways, solid pitch pine and kwila timber double gates that lead to a gravelled driveway with matching turning area and a brick walled border. The gravel entrance driveway leads onto an additional stone flagged area to a brick built garage with pantile roof, feature timber insets that are in a traditional style, double hardwood timber doors, garage has additional loft storage area. To the side of the drive is a large covered seating area with brick pillar supports and slate roofing. The driveway patio areas open to a substantial lawned formal garden with feature floral areas, shrub beds, two small trees and large conifer hedge. The lawned area extends beyond the garden to the river bank where there is additional garden space. To the side of the property is a small outbuilding with slate tiled roof, power, light and additional recess houses the oil tank. Second personal gate leads to the front of the property.
NOTE The property is Grade II listed and is believed to date from 1689 and being built by Dutch settlers. The property has undergone a substantial renovation by the current owners. Benefitting from a Trizone oil fired heating system.
LOCATION Situated in the riverside hamlet of Kelfield approximately just over two miles from the village of Owston Ferry which has local amenities to include a post office and local convenience store, doctor's surgery, two public houses and a good primary school, senior schooling is available in Epworth. The main town of Gainsborough is approximately 12 and a half miles away and the picturesque town of Epworth with its many and varied amenities is approximately five and a half miles away.