Brackenborough Road, LOUTH, Lincolnshire, LN11 0NP Guide Price £650,000

Possibly the best kept secret in Louth, this transformed detached bungalow positioned on the rural fringe of town has a superbly designed, sleek, modern interior with views to the rear across the amazing 1.9-acre mature grounds (STS) and appointed to an impressive specification. Stunning vaulted lounge and living/dining-kitchen with oak roof trusses, 3 double bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, wet room oil central heating system (largely underfloor) and extensive double-glazing with coated aluminium frames. Substantial garage/workshop outbuilding with potential for annexe or holiday cottage conversion (STP), together with log cabin and large range of pole barns. For sale with NO CHAIN

Directions From St. James' Church travel north for a short distance on Upgate and then turn second left along Mercer Row. Continue to the far end of the town centre and turn left at the second mini roundabout along Ramsgate. Take the second exit at the next mini roundabout onto Ramsgate Road and then turn second left at the bollards onto Victoria Road. Continue and at the crossroads carry on ahead where the road becomes Brackenborough Road. After the long straight, proceed slowly around the right bend and The Old Hall is then immediately on the left.

The Property This extremely deceptive, individual detached bungalow is thought to date originally from the 1950s. Around 2016 the property was transformed by an imaginative extension and alteration scheme into the remarkable contemporary home of today. There have been only subtle alterations to the front elevation, which therefore belies the superb bungalow and grounds beyond.

Constructed with brick-faced cavity walls, the pitched roofs are covered in Rosemary type tiles and include hipped and gable configurations. Heating is by an oil-fired central heating system connected to underfloor heating with digital room/zone controls and contemporary designer radiators. The hot water system is pressurised. In addition, there is a modern ultra-wide log-burning stove in the lounge.

The windows, external and French doors are framed in aluminum, coated in a modern grey colour scheme and windowpanes are sealed double-glazed units, the majority having subtle silver-coloured louvre blinds between the panes and operated magnetically. Skylight windows which are motorized and remote-controlled with automatic rain sensors, increase the natural light where appropriate.

Quality has been at the fore in creating this home - there are oak floors, skirting boards and architraves to the modern, panelled interior doors, limestone floor tiling, travertine floor and wall tiling, sleek built-in handleless wardrobes, storage units and kitchen units by Sheraton and both the kitchen and utility room have some beautifully coloured granite work surfaces, together with appliances. The spacious living rooms are bright and airy with dramatic vaulted ceilings and oak king post trusses featured in the dining kitchen and lounge.

The rooms to the rear and west side take advantage of some amazing views across the mature and spacious grounds with extensive glazing from floor level and French doors opening in part onto a galvanized rear balcony.

Positioned to the east side of the garden at the end of a long block-paved driveway which affords very ample parking space, the garage outbuilding is an excellent size and provides great potential for conversion into an annexe or holiday cottage, subject to obtaining planning permission and building regulation consent. Constructed in single brick with block piers beneath a pitched, clay-tiled roof, the building is separated into a large garage, spacious centre workshop with vaulted roof and a rear implement store. As shown on the floorplans and in the photographs, this building has an excellent floor area and has been designed to complement the main bungalow.

Within the grounds there is also a timber log cabin, a summer house and a useful range of pole barns, the latter positioned in the side paddock which has a separate independent gated access from Brackenborough Road.

The grounds are an exceptional feature and are mainly laid to formal gardens enclosed by a fine variety of established trees, shrubs and bushes whilst the side paddock has an orchard area, polytunnel and metal container units for storage. An account of the accommodation is provided below.

NB. The property is for sale as a single private dwelling with land and potential to convert the outbuilding into an ancillary annexe or holiday cottage, subject to planning permission, and there will therefore be restrictive conditions within the sale contract regarding any future separate development or the creation of access to enable future separate development.

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

The main entrance to the property is positioned at the front where a feature keyhole shaped, stone lined archway opens into a recessed porch where a complementary oak, shaped front door with upper pane has been set into a keyhole shaped, oak framed surround with double glazing to the upper section. The front door opens into the:

Reception Area, opening to a central Living Room

A spacious open plan area with oak floor and illuminated by multiple ceiling downlighter spotlights. Doors lead off on each side to two double bedrooms before the reception area opens into the central living room which has a fine quality, solid oak built book case to one side surrounding a recess with points for a higher level TV. Two square walk-through openings at the rear lead through to the:

Living/Dining Kitchen A hugely impressive room of superb proportions enhanced by a feature vaulted ceiling with two heavy oak king post trusses on display and having two pairs of French doors framing a stunning view of the large garden at the rear. This room is flooded with light, courtesy of three double-glazed, remote-controlled motorised Velux skylight windows with auto-closing rain sensors. The limestone tiled floor extends throughout this area and into the side entrance lobby before continuing into the utility room, wet room and cloakroom/WC.

The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of Sheraton units with high-gloss, cream-coloured facings and handleless doors/drawers to include a range of base cupboards, granite work surfaces and upstands, a complementary island unit with a large granite surface, having an inset stainless-steel sink and tall chrome mixer tap with retractable hose.

Beneath the island's work surface there are deep pan drawers and cupboard units, two of which conceal an integrated refrigerator and freezer; there are two suspended red domed lights from the high ridge beam over, with two complementary pendant lights to the dining area adjacent.

Modern Britannia range cooker in burgundy and stainless steel with a five-plate induction hob, stainless steel splashback and utensil rack, two ovens, grill and warming drawer. Two further large metal dome pendant lights to the inner and outer areas, glazed internal door with integral blind to the study/playroom adjacent and wide opening to the:

Side Lobby With four large matching storage units complementing the kitchen furniture and a double-glazed door to and from the driveway. Remote-controlled motorised skylight window with auto-closing rain sensors.

Utility Room Also fitted with Sheraton units complementing those of the kitchen and incorporating a Neff dishwasher and Blomberg washing machine positioned to the sides of a white ceramic Belfast sink with cupboard beneath and tall chrome mixer tap over.

The sink is set into a superb granite work surface and upstand and there are ceiling downlighter spotlights within this area which is lit by a remote-controlled motorised skylight window with auto-closing rain sensors. The limestone tiled floor continues seamlessly through a wide opening into the:

Wet Room With a spacious walk-in shower area, travertine wall and floor tiling and black granite wall tiles with a centre grooved, black rendered panel surrounding the chrome mounted wall shower mixer unit which is moulded to form a drench head above and has a handset on bracket. Three ceiling downlighters and tall double-glazed window from floor level. White ladder-style radiator/towel rail.

Cloakroom/WC Modern white suite on a travertine tiled floor comprising pedestal wash hand basin with pillar mixer tap in chrome and low-level, dual-flush WC. Side window and two ceiling downlighters.

Study/Playroom A versatile central living area which is especially bright having a double-glazed roof light some 2m x 1m in the centre in addition to a double-glazed rear French door with two matching tall, double-glazed side panels from floor level. The latter provide some lovely views across the large rear garden and the French door opens onto a suspended galvanized balcony with railings around.

There is a further range of built-in handleless storage units extending to full height and having the same high-gloss cream finish as the kitchen and side lobby units. There is a tall designer radiator in anthracite grey and a floating wall shelf in black. Connecting door to bedroom 2 and to the:

Lounge A beautifully designed room with a vaulted ceiling throughout featuring two exposed oak king post trusses and purlin beams with concealed lighting. Oak floor, nine double-glazed windows from floor level to the front and side elevations, together with two pairs of double-glazed French doors opening onto the suspended balcony at the rear.

This room also enjoys a panoramic view across the gardens to the front, side and rear. Centrally positioned on the side wall is an ultra-wide, glass- fronted Stovax log burning stove in black on a raised complementary plinth with matching square section flue-pipe over. Two double wall lights in black and gold, carbon monoxide alarm and two long, designer, anthracite-grey, horizontal-panelled radiators.

Bedroom 1 (front) A smart, modern double bedroom with large semi-circular bay window to the front elevation, having a deep built-in window seat and there is a second window to the side elevation. Oak floor, seven ceiling downlighters and large built-in double wardrobe with high gloss black and oak styled doors, generally complementing the internal doors throughout the accommodation. The wardrobe has fitted internal shelving, clothes rails and a pull-out rack. Door to:

Ensuite Bathroom Travertine wall and floor tiling, large easy-access shower cubicle with tiling and grooved rendering, straight/curved glazed screens and a wall mounted shower mixer unit with drench head over. White suite of slender pedestal wash basin with chrome pillar tap, square-designed low-level dual-flush WC and bath set into a travertine panelled surround with modern mixer tap. White ladder style radiator/towel rail, downlighter spotlights and ceiling extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 (front) A spacious double bedroom with a full-length and full-height range of built-in wardrobes with handle-less doors and comprising four double units with clothes hanging space, shelving and glazed compartments. There are two tall double-glazed front windows from floor level and a complementary narrow double-glazed French door to the centre opening onto the front garden. Two tall designer radiators in anthracite grey and oak floor. Six rebated ceiling downlighters.

Bedroom 3 (front) Another smart, modern double bedroom of similar shape and style to the master bedroom with matching wardrobe and having a semi-circular bay window with built-in seat on the front elevation. Oak floor, seven ceiling downlighters and further window to the side elevation.

Garage/Workshop Outbuilding Constructed in brick with block-built piers internally, this substantial outbuilding has a pitched, tiled roof and provides considerable potential for conversion into an annexe or holiday cottage, subject to obtaining consent from the local authority. At present, the building is separated into three areas as follows:

Garage An excellent size with a sectional up and over door at the front, electricity consumer unit with MCBs for the outbuilding, single-glazed side window, power points, strip lights and a stable door with windowpane onto the rear garden. An internal rear door and further motorised, 2m wide roller door for vehicular access allows the garage to be continued into the:

Workshop A spacious workshop illuminated by a skylight window to the east roof slope and having ledged, braced and framed double doors with steps down onto the main rear garden. There are numerous pendant lights to the working area at the rear, high-level strip lights to the vaulted roof timbers, power points and wall shelving. NB. To assist any conversion project, there is already an alkathene capped water pipe and main drain connection within the corner of this workshop.

Rear Garage/Store Connecting door from the workshop and having a rear up and over door onto the garden, strip lights, power points and a single-glazed side window; ledged and braced stable door with windowpane onto the garden.

Log Cabin Substantially built, the log cabin has glazed double doors at the front and a window to the side and rear elevations, together with a decked area along the front elevation. The present owners have found that during the summer months, visitors have enjoyed staying in the log cabin as an overflow bedsitting room.

Large metal framed Greenhouse some 6m x 3.8m with opening skylight panels, and timber Summer House with climbing plants over an arched walkway adjacent.

Outside Virtually no impression can be gained of the outstanding gardens from the front of The Old Hall.

The bungalow has grounds of around 1.9 acres in total (STS). From Brackenborough Road the property is approached through a gated entrance onto a wide block paved driveway leading past the main building to the garage/workshop outbuilding, and providing space to park several vehicles, with a driveway extension in front of the bay windows for turning. From here a 5-bar gate set into a beech hedge, opens into the side garden. From the rear of the driveway, twin arched gates open into the main formal garden and patio with a block paved pathway along the side of the garage block and onto the lawn. The formal gardens are an absolute delight as clearly shown in the photographs and will no doubt prove to be idyllic for keen gardeners.

The large main lawn is surrounded by thoughtfully stocked mature shrubberies and flower beds, drifts of spring bulbs, fruit trees and a variety of mature trees and hedges. Pathways lead through the trees around the perimeter with winding block paved pathways and a sheltered seating area backed by railings together with a circular woodland patio with box hedges around.

At the side of the bungalow there is another large lawn with trees and hedges surrounding whilst close to the rear of the bungalow is a spacious patio bordered by superb plants and vegetable/fruit and spring bulb growing beds enclosed by timber sleepers. There are external power and water points, outside lights and a high-level floodlight.

On the west side of the formal garden, there is a long separate, enclosed paddock with a connecting gate and an independent gated vehicular entrance from Brackenborough Road. Within this paddock there is a fruit orchard, vegetable plot and further outbuildings comprising a Pole Barn some 16m wide x 7.8m deep, Further Stores beyond, Metal Storage Containers to front and rear, and a 9m Poly-tunnel.

Location Louth is a popular market town with three busy markets each week, many individual shops, highly regarded primary, secondary and grammar schools and many cafes, bars and restaurants. Grimsby is approximately 16 miles to the north whilst Lincoln is some 25 miles to the south-west.

Louth has a recently completed sports and swimming complex, many local clubs, athletics and football grounds, tennis academy and courts, golf and bowling with attractive parks on the west side of town in Hubbard's Hills and Westgate Fields. The town has a thriving theatre and a cinema. 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.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the 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. 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 electricity and water whilst drainage is to a private system but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band B.

FEATURES

  • Transformed detached bungalow
  • 1.9 acre mature grounds (STS)
  • Large garage/workshop with conversion potential (STP)
  • Impressive contemporary accommodation
  • Stunning vaulted lounge and dining-kitchen
  • 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, wet-room and utility
  • Wonderful large gardens and side paddock
  • Log cabin, summer house, greenhouse, containers
  • Oil CH (part underfloor), DG and motorised skylights
  • A unique opportunity with NO CHAIN

FLOORPLANS Click to enlarge