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Guide Price £599,000
- Exceptional detached country residence
- Quiet rural setting on village outskirts
- Superb quality features
- gated driveway and paddock
- Grounds of approx. 1.25 acres (STS)
- Detached garage block with office space
- kitchen area and shower room
- Stunning 4 bedroom accommodation
- Mains gas CH with radiators and under heated limestone floors
- Oak framed double glazing
- Stable and Tack Room
Directions From Louth take the Legbourne Road out to the B1200 roundabout and take the first exit. Follow the road to the Manby traffic lights and turn left along Tinkle Street; proceed to the far end of Grimoldby village. After the S-bends take the last right turning into Northgate Lane before reaching open countryside and then proceed until Greystones is found on the right side.
The Property Originally a modest country cottage probably dating back to Victorian times, Greystones is the culmination of a transformation scheme carried out to an outstanding specification. The property has brick-faced and silvered oak-clad principal walls, under a clay pantiled roof with oak-framed, double-glazed windows to include a two storey, oak-framed, double-glazed projecting rear gable forming walk-in bays with lovely rural views in the lounge and master bedroom. The resulting image is one of a "brick and timber barn conversion". The accommodation has a mains gas central heating system providing under-floor and conventional radiated heat, together with two multi-fuel stoves in feature fireplaces. The main outbuilding is a detached brick-faced double garage with full-length first floor office area, ground floor kitchen and shower facilities - otherwise ripe for conversion into an annexe providing ancillary or potential holiday use, (subject to planning permission). By the gates to the rear paddock there is also a timber-built stable and tack room.
Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)
Ground Floor From the driveway the property is entered through a heavy oak door with iron knocker set into a two storey, oak-framed, double-glazed surround flooding the interior with light and forming the side wall of the:
Reception Hall Hugely impressive - the reception area is open to the first-floor vaulted ceiling with L-shaped gallery landing enclosed by an oak balustrade which extends from the solid oak open-tread staircase with exposed oak purlins, rafters and ridge support beam above. Under-heated limestone tiled floor with digital heating control, coat hooks to wall plaque with shelf and inner hallway with picture light and an oak latch door leading through to the:
Lounge A stunning principal reception room with heavy oak-framed, walk-in, double-glazed bay window presenting open views across the gardens to the paddock. Solid oak floor, two old-fashioned cast iron radiators and brick recessed fireplace with large ornately moulded cast iron surround and an inset cast iron multi-fuel stove on quarry-tiled hearth. Four wall lights and oak-framed, double-glazed French doors to outside.
Breakfast Kitchen Extremely spacious with a bespoke range of painted, in-frame units comprising extensive single and double-width drawers, cupboard units, hardwood work surfaces with white ceramic double bowl, deep Belfast-style sink and a complementary island unit with heavy marble work surface, further inset white ceramic sink and hardwood chopping block Former fireplace recess now enclosing the LaCanche range cooker with hood and downlighters above. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, Miele microwave oven and drop-down, slim-line TV to the corner shelf unit. Wall dresser unit with display shelves, plate rack and projecting LED lights over. Halogen ceiling spotlights, under-heated limestone floor with digital controller and heavy oak beam. Field views.
Dining Room Handsome marble-pillared, carved fire surround with brick recessed fireplace and cast iron, multi-fuel stove on flagstone hearth. Solid oak floor, old-fashioned cast iron radiator and three wall lights.
Conservatory (Entered by a walk-through opening from the kitchen). Limestone floor, old-fashioned cast iron radiator, double-glazed roof and multi-pane-effect, double-glazed windows finished in pale green with limestone sills and complementary French doors to the garden. Five wire-suspended LED spotlights.
Utility Wing Adjacent to the kitchen and comprising a Utility Room with limestone under-heated floor having digital controller, space for American-style fridge/freezer, built-in units in cream with metal handles and tall, full height double cupboard. marble work surface with white ceramic sink and base cupboards beneath. Glazed wall cabinet over recess with plumbing for washing machine. Oak door with window pane to outside and oak double doors to the:
Boiler/Airing Cupboard Worcester Bosch condensing gas-fired central heating boiler with digital programmer and large capacity hot water cylinder with immersion heater providing pressurised hot water. Beam wall-mounted vacuum cleaning unit which is piped to sockets throughout the house for a lightweight flexible hose and attachments. Manifolds for the under-floor heating system.
Further oak door from the utility room to the
Cloakroom/WC with a white suite comprising low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with travertine splashbacks; limestone floor and LED spotlights.
Bedroom 4 A ground floor bedroom with old-fashioned cast iron radiator and a window looking out towards the garage outbuilding.
First Floor L-shaped Gallery Landing
enclosed by the oak pillared balustrade with vaulted ceiling and exposed oak beams. Four spotlights to the purlins, chrome picture light and oak ledged doors with latched handles leading off to the bedrooms. The light and airy landing overlooks the reception area with views through the glazed, two-storey side wall.
Master Bedroom Approached via a dressing-lobby with square, walk-through opening into a magnificent double bedroom dominated by the rear oak-framed, double-glazed and vaulted walk-in bay window presenting a panoramic outlook across the owned paddock and open countryside beyond. Exposed oak roof timbers, two old-fashioned cast iron radiators and LED spotlights to the oak purlin beams and bay. Sliding, modern glazed door from the dressing-lobby to a walk-in wardrobe with racks, clothes rails and shelf compartments, projecting LED spotlights and oak ceiling beams.
En Suite Bathroom white suite with marble tiled floor and wall tiles, deep jacuzzi bath with grey painted side panelling, slimline, low-level, dual-flush WC and wide, ornate vanity wash basin in shaped marble surround with bow-fronted double cupboard, glazed cabinets and drawers. Vaulted ceiling with oak timbers, double-glazed skylight window, picture light and painted wall panelling to each side. Cast iron radiator and digital control for under-floor heating.
Bedroom 2 A spacious, L-shaped double bedroom with a small feature cast iron fire surround, two windows providing open field views from the front of the house, an exposed oak collar beam and cast-iron radiator. Two wall lights, digital under-floor heating control and oak ledged latch door to the
En Suite Shower Room White suite of low-level, dual-flush WC, shaped wash hand basin on stand with mosaic, marble-tiled splashback, oak-framed mirror and double wall light; travertine tiled shower cubicle with curved glazed screen, hardwood deck flooring, wall mixer unit and shower drench head. Ceiling spotlights, travertine floor tiles and chrome towel rail/radiator.
Bedroom 3 Another spacious double bedroom with cast iron radiator, exposed oak collar beam, views to front and rear and an oak ledged door to the:
En Suite Shower Room Folding glazed door to travertine tiled shower cubicle with wall shower mixer unit and drench head, double-glazed skylight window over, low-level WC and corner bracket wash hand basin. Oak laminated floor covering, wall light and ceiling spotlight.
Outside Detached Garage Block with Double Garage
entered through twin remote-control, motorized roller doors set into brick arched surrounds. Strip lighting, a range of cupboards, ample double sockets and an electric hot water heater to the corner. Connecting door to:
Kitchen Area with built-in units finished in pale grey and oak to include two glazed cabinets, roll-edge, textured work surfaces, single drainer, stainless steel sink unit, base cupboards and drawers. LED ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, smoke alarm and side door with tiled canopy porch to the driveway. Staircase with pine pillared balustrade to the first floor.
Shower Room with contemporary metro-style tiling to the shower cubicle with glazed door, mixer unit and spotlight; pedestal wash hand basin with matching tiled splashback and low-level, dual-flush WC. Chrome ladder-style towel rail/radiator, oak laminated flooring extending through from the kitchen area and extractor fan. Ceiling spotlights and oak door.
First Floor Office Space extending the full length of the building with halogen ridge spotlights, smoke detector and balustrade to the stairwell. Two gable windows and three double-glazed skylight windows. Minimum height 1.19m.
Gardens and Paddock The grounds are entered through impressive, tall wrought iron, motorized double gates with remote control and brick pillar to each side, onto a spacious gravelled parking and turning area leading around to the rear-facing garage doors and continuing through to a post and rail enclosure forming a double gated entrance into the paddock. At the side of the enclosure is the
Timber-built Stable and Tack Room
with power and light and a water supply to the corner of the stable.
Grounds The formal gardens are principally laid to lawn with established ornamental trees, shrubs and bushes. Steps leading down to a large ornamental pond with retaining sleepers around a sheltered slab-paved seating area and gravel banks with inset shrubs. The gardens are superbly orientated to take advantage of the sun throughout the day. Post and rail fencing to the Grass Paddock beyond.
Location Grimoldby is a popular country village approximately five miles from the market town of Louth and in conjunction with the neighbouring village of Manby, there are local facilities including a primary school, post office/store, mini supermarket, restaurant and two churches. Louth has a wider range of amenities, including many individual shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, together with secondary schools including the King Edward VI grammar school. On the outskirts of Louth is the Kenwick Park leisure complex with equestrian centre and Grimoldby is about five miles from the coast, where day passes can be obtained to hack along the beaches for miles. The area also has a network of bridleways from Louth to the coast and within the Wolds to the west.
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 gas, water, electricity and drainage but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band F.
Last Modified 17/01/2020