A fine 19th Century double fronted period house situated on a quiet no through road in this pretty and unspoilt North Nottinghamshire village.
In summary, the adaptable and sympathetically restored accommodation provides three good sized reception rooms, a spacious dining kitchen, utility room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and garage with loft and 0.369 acre garden.
The property has early 19th Century characteristics with a double fronted elevation, Flemish bond brickwork, traditional Georgian window openings and stone sills. The property is well decorated and restored with new windows, electrical wiring, damp proofing, timber treatment, re-roofing and general re-pointing carried out over recent years.
The Old Cottage stands with a walled frontage with double field gate entrance and a wonderful natural cottage garden bordered by mature trees extending to 0.369 acre or thereabouts. There is an outlook onto open fields at the end of the garden. The garden is particularly safe for children and secure for family pets. There is a gravel driveway with ample parking space for several cars and garage with electrically operated door. The garage includes a large workshop and Dovecote loft area that has the potential for conversion.
The accommodation is spacious and well planned for a family. The rooms are adaptable and there is potential to convert the garage Dovecote loft, subject to planning permission. In addition there is annex potential in the main house. There is solid oak flooring throughout most of the property.
The ground floor provides a spacious entrance lobby, lounge with stone fireplace, dining room with beamed ceiling and feature cast iron fireplace, breakfast room area with attractive brick fireplace and provision for a log stove, walk-in pantry and a kitchen area with solid oak units, 'Rangemaster' and granite flooring and work surfaces. Also on the ground floor a shower room, utility room and a very large reception room at the back of the house with a lovely outlook with French windows opening on to a veranda with garden views. A particular feature of this room is an original limestone well with glass cover and illumination.
The first floor provides four good sized bedrooms, a back landing area and the family bathroom which is traditionally fitted with a 'claw foot' bath. There is attic space easily accessible with a separate staircase and ideal for storage. Heating is oil fired.
North Clifton is a genuinely unspoilt village situated 11 miles north of Newark. The village is approached via a country lane from the A1133. The village has a mixture of old farmhouses and cottages with development in the past restricted to small scale and infill. Although only a small village population North Clifton is linked by a country lane to South Clifton, both about a mile apart, and between these villages are the Church and the primary school which is the catchment school for the villages of North and South Clifton, and Spalford. Rated 'Good' by OFSTED, it is also a feeder school for Tuxford Academy, (OFSTED Outstanding). The catchment for the state provided pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds is larger and includes the villages of Harby, Wigsley and Thorney. The village of Collingham, which is approximately 5 miles away, provides a range of amenities including a Co-operative store, medical centre, village shops and a rail service to Newark, Lincoln and Nottingham. There are access points to the A1, A46 and A17 just north of Newark with the junction of the A1133. Fast east coast mainline railway trains are capable of journey times from Newark Northgate to London King's Cross in just over 80 minutes. There are miles of country walks accessible from the Old Cottage and a recently established off-road cycle track to Lincoln.
The following accommodation is provided:-
Ground Floor -
Front Entrance Lobby -
Lounge - 4.19m x 4.04m - Having a stone fireplace with basket grate, oak floor and exposed ceiling beam. Windows to the front and rear elevation. Radiator.
Dining Room - 3.96m x 3.96m - With built-in tall cupboard, fireplace with feature cast iron fireplace (sealed off at the present time), oak floor, beamed ceiling and window in the front elevation. Radiator.
Breakfast Room - 4.72m x 3.40m - Having a brick fireplace, oak floor, under stairs walk-in pantry and east facing window. Radiator.
Archway to the open plan kitchen area.
Kitchen Area - 3.89m x 2.06m - Having solid oak wall cupboards, base units, granite working surfaces, sink unit, 'Rangemaster' (electric) and 'Rangemaster' hood. Integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. Granite tiled floor and centre opening French doors to the rear.
Utility - 2.69m x 1.80m - Having solid oak wall cupboards and base units with granite working surfaces and oak floor. Integrated freezer, washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Belfast sink and combination condensing oil fired central heating boiler.
Shower Room - 2.67m x 2.51m - With 3'10" wide shower, pedestal basin and low suite WC. Oak floor, leaded light window and radiator.
Rntrance Hall - With stable entrance door, oak floor and two 'Lancet' windows. Radiator.
Games Room - 5.72m x 5.36m - Maximum measurements into the door recess. There is an original limestone well with a solid glass cover set into the floor with illumination. French windows to the veranda and windows in the south and north elevations. Oak floor and four radiators.
An adaptable room adjacent to the shower room and perhaps ideal as a teenager's accommodation or annex potential for an elderly relative.
First Floor - There is a staircase to the first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 - 4.24m x 3.99m - Having a hob type fireplace, door to the stairs leading to the attic space. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 3.99m x 3.68m - With radiator.
Back Landing - With oak floor and radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 3.89m x 2.11m - With oak floor and fitted storage cupboard. Radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 2.54m x 2.24m - With oak floor and fixed bookcase. Radiator.
Bathroom - 3.33m x 2.34m - Having 'claw foot' bath, pedestal basin and low suite WC. Oak floor and radiator.
Garage - 6.50m x 4.04m - Of brick and pantile construction with an electric remote door and florescent lighting.
Workshop off measuring 13' x 10' with former Dovecote loft above.
Lean-to wood store.
Grounds - The property stands on a walled frontage with double field gate entrance, gravelled driveway with compacted base and retaining wall. The generous sized natural cottage garden is mainly grassed for ease of maintenance and surrounded by majestic trees with outlook at the rear on to fields.
Services - Mains water, electricity and drainage are all connected to the property.
Tenure - The property is freehold.
Possession - Vacant possession will be given on completion.