Eskham, GRIMSBY, Lincolnshire, DN36 5UB Asking Price Of £695,000

A substantial detached country cottage with beautiful landscaped grounds of 3.5 acres (sts) to include a private lake, large lawns with a tree-lined avenue, an impressive twin gated entrance with long sweeping in/out driveway, superb formal and kitchen gardens, courtyard and a range of outbuildings including garaging and barns with potential for conversion into ancillary/annexe accommodation, home-working facilities or a single-storey holiday cottage (stp)

Directions and Location From Louth take the A16 road north, continue past Fotherby, through the village of Utterby and then at the staggered crossroads turn right towards Covenham. At the next crossroads carry straight on to the eventual T junction with the A1031 road and turn left. Follow the road and on entering the hamlet proceed along the rise in the road and then look for the twin entrances to Eskham Farm, the second property on the left side.

Eskham enjoys a unique landscape originating from the mediaeval salt making industry which took place along the Lincolnshire coast and elevating the main part of this small rural hamlet above the surrounding marshland. Nearby Marshchapel is a good-sized village with a post office/store, primary school, two public houses, (the Greyhound and White Horse) and the Grade I listed church of St. Mary.

A wider range of amenities can be found in Grimsby and Cleethorpes (11 miles) whilst the market town of Louth is approximately 13 miles to the south west. The Humberside airport is around 23 miles away (30minutes drive) for global access via Amsterdam.

The Property This highly individual detached country residence has attractive brick facings to the principal walls beneath a pitched timber roof structure covered in clay pantiles with inset pitched roof gable-fronted dormers to both front and rear elevation.

We understand that the property was largely rebuilt during the 1970s and '80s on the site of former village cottages and the property retains original brick and pan-tiled barns currently used for storage but providing considerable potential for conversion into a bungalow annexe or single storey holiday cottage, subject to obtaining planning consent.

The property has an LPG central heating system with condensing boiler, supplemented by solar thermal panels operating via a combined system and there is an Esse wood-burning range in the kitchen for traditional cooking and a multi-fuel stove to the snug fireplace. Windows and external doors are double-glazed with uPVC frames, many of the windows being of tilt and turn design with lockable handles.

High gloss walnut laminate flooring has been fitted through the hallway, cloaks/WC, lounge, study and dining room. The kitchen has a recently installed range cooker and an American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser. There is also an integrated dishwasher.

There are 6 Ring security surveillance cameras around the property which are accessible via Wi-Fi and mobile app, but also linked to a number of Phillips Hue dimmable and colour-changing bulbs positioned both inside and externally, these also having Wi-fi control, and an alarm system.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)

Ground Floor Six-panel front door and double-glazed side panel to the:-

Entrance Hall An attractive reception area with feature staircase having painted, moulded balustrade and an internal feature window to the snug above the quarter landing. Painted panelling to under-stairs good size cupboard. Coved ceiling with light point, two wall light points and smoke alarm. Cloakroom/WC - white suite of Victorian style, high-level WC and vanity wash hand basin with base double cupboard beneath and tiled surface surrounding. Wall light point and ceiling point.

Lounge A particularly spacious reception room with two large, glazed panels from floor level presenting stunning views across the gardens and double-glazed French doors onto the patio. Front oriel window. Wall mounted 76-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV with remote control. Eight LED ceiling downlighter spotlights and the TV is backlit by a dimmable and colour-changing, concealed Phillips Hue LED strip.

Dining Room A bright and airy room with two wall light points, French door to outside and keyhole style walk-through opening to the kitchen. Moulded dado rail. Lovely views over the formal garden areas.

Snug Inglenook style brick fireplace with split-level quarry tiled hearth, cast iron multi-fuel stove and beam above. Tow wall light points, cross-beamed ceiling and views over the garden and across open fields beyond.

Study L-shaped with an expensive suite of office furniture by Sharps, ideal for a home working station. There is a shaped corner desk, PC base cupboard unit, banks of drawers and a further desk to the opposite corner with double base cupboard, space for printer and two black glass-fronted cabinets. Large window overlooking the main approach to the house.

Dining Kitchen Extensive range of bespoke wooden units with a white painted finish and comprising base units with ceramic tile work surfaces and splashbacks, ceramic sink unit with ornate independent mixer taps, drinking water tap and waste disposal unit.

Matching wall and glazed cabinets, corner dresser and Rangemaster stainless steel Nexus SE range cooker with plate induction hob, two ovens, grill and slow or warming oven. Samsung American style tall, plumbed-in fridge-freezer with stainless steel finish and ice dispenser. Brick surround to the green enamelled Esse cooking range with side plinth and extractor over.

Integrated dish washer and kick-space heater. Terracotta-tiled floor with hand-made tiles. L-shaped window seat, cross-beamed ceiling with light points, pelmet lights and uplighter lighting to the wall units; electricity consumer unit with MCBs. Front oriel bow window. Old-fashioned clothes dolly which can be raised on pulleys up to the ceiling.

Victorian Style Conservatory Polycarbonate roof with blinds, double-glazed windows and French door to outside. Ridge light point, wall light points and ventilation fan. Travertine style ceramic tiled floor extending through into the:

Side Lobby With part-glazed (double-glazed) door onto the courtyard and coat hooks. Door to the:

L-shaped Utility Room With base and wall units, white work surfaces and ceramic tile splashbacks. Sink unit, space with plumbing for washing machine, ceramic tiled floor, strip light and Worcester LPG combination central heating boiler. Trap access to wing roof void and doors off to workshop/wood store and to the:

Wet Room With ceramic tiling to walls and floor to include a walk-in shower area with glazed screen; white suite of low-level WC and corner pedestal wash basin. White ladder-style towel rail/radiator.

First Floor

Long Landing With two built-in window seats to the front dormer windows. Balustrade extending around the staircase to form a gallery area, smoke alarm and two ceiling light points. Airing cupboard containing the foam-lagged hot water cylinder and heating controls. Trap access with ladder to floored upper roof void with two lights.

L-shaped Master Bedroom Gable window presenting superb views across the grounds. Part-sloping ceiling and custom-made long range of built-in units with a light wood finish comprising wardrobes and centre cupboard. Coving to part sloping ceiling with light point and two wall light points. White rope-effect pedestal wash basin, with side screen and shaver-light over.

Bathroom White octagonal shaped suite comprising wide panelled Jacuzzi bath, low-level WC, bidet and pedestal wash basin set in framed surround with cabinets and bevelled mirrors above.

Deep shower cubicle with folding screen door, mixer unit with handset and drench head; combined spotlight/extractor fan above. Phillips Hue spotlights, part ceramic tiled walls and ceramic-tiled floor. Ornate, built-in, part-glazed cupboards and shelving.

L-shaped Bedroom 2 Part-sloping ceiling, front dormer window, gable window and door to the:

En suite Shower Room Light coloured suite of low-level WC, pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle with a Triton electric shower unit and glazed door. Light, extractor fan and built-in shelving.

Bedroom 3 A further double room with rear window presenting fine views and a glazed door to a ceramic tiled shower cubicle with mixer unit, extractor fan and grey vanity wash basin adjacent set into a white roll-edged surround with base cupboard beneath and light above. Built-in oak-style wardrobe adjacent to the shower, with sliding panelled and mirror doors.

Bedroom 4 With part-sloping ceiling and rear dormer window presenting fine views to the rear.

Outbuildings Attached to the house is a :

Workshop/Woodstore beyond the utility room with ledged and braced doors onto the courtyard adjacent, fuel bunker outside and an arbour facing the formal rear garden on the opposite side. Built-in vacuum cleaning system for the house.

The charming spacious Courtyard adjacent is gravelled with flagstone paving and features, pergola over part and is enclosed by walls, an entrance from the drive and by an L-shaped range of single-storey…..

Brick and Pantiled Barns as shown on the separate floorplan. The barns have a mains water supply, drainage pipe and electricity supply via a separate consumer unit with MCB's - there are also three night storage heaters and fitted base and wall units.

The buildings, by virtue of their layout and the services in place, lend themselves to ready conversion into an annexe or holiday cottage providing 2 good bedrooms, dining-lounge, kitchen and shower room subject to planning consent.

Driveway A very impressive in/out gravelled driveway encircles a lawn with trees and has twin 5 bar gated entrances allowing easy access and egress, whilst also leading to a detached brick and rendered:

Double Garage 5.72m deep by 5.48m internally With a pitched pantile roof, a remote controlled motorised roller door, strip lights, power points, side pedestrian door and single-glazed window. External rear power point and courtyard socket. There are a number of outside taps and a bore hole.

The Grounds The exceptional landscaped grounds extend from the house to the west, projecting into the open farmland surrounding with panoramic views across the fields to the Wolds in the distance.

The upper garden has lawns flanked by grass banks planted with stands of native English trees creating an avenue which naturally leads down to the lower garden beyond. This is dominated by a large wildlife lake with an island and footbridge from the Summerhouse nearby.

The lake is partially enclosed by further mature trees with grass banks forming a wide walkway and water plants - a perfect haven for the wildlife enthusiast. The present owner has overseen a comprehensive overhaul of the lake which has a main depth of over two metres - video footage can be seen at the viewing stage if required.

There is a kitchen garden area close to the house and some timber garden outbuildings.

On the south side is a formal lawned garden with ornamental trees, screen hedges and a fine, very sunny raised sun-terrace extending around the main reception rooms with sweeping curved steps down to a large block paved patio. These are superbly orientated to take advantage of the stunning views and the daily circling of the sun. The garden planting reveals a wealth of delights as the seasons pass.

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. The property is in Council Tax band E.

Viewing Strictly by appointment through the selling agent

FEATURES

  • Rare chance to acquire a superb, unique country lifestyle
  • Detached cottage with 3000sq ft + accommodation
  • Exceptional grounds with tree-lined lawns and lake
  • 4 bedrooms (2 with shower) and family bathroom
  • Hallway, cloaks/WC, study, further shower room
  • Spacious lounge, dining room and snug with stove
  • Large dining-kitchen with range and appliances
  • Utility Room, Wet-Room, workshop/store
  • Victorian style conservatory, Det. double garage
  • Potential annexe/holiday cottage STP

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