This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial detached residence within sizeable mature grounds in such close proximity to the town centre.
West Retford Cottage is an early 19th Century period residence of character, originally believed to be the Dower House to the imposing and adjacent West Retford Hall, both of which are secluded within fine grounds to the periphy of Kings Park. West Retford Cottage is an elegant period residence offering generous family living accommodation.
The accommodation commences with a wide entrance vestibule which opens into a magnificent reception hall, from which a superb winding staircase gently ascends to the galleried landing, passing a fine leaded and stained glazed window. The drawing room is capable of sub-division if required, by internal partitions and the sizeable dining room has french doors opening to the garden and allows formal entertaining. High ceiling breakfasting kitchen, together with scullery. Ancillary accommodation includes a versatile boot room, ground floor shower room with adjacent w.C. And vaulted cellar. At first floor level there are six bedrooms, two of which are inter-connecting allowing the smaller bedroom to be utilised as a dressing room, cot room or similar and house bathroom. Flexibility is aided by a second back staircase returning to ground floor level in the vicinity of the kitchen.
Without doubt, a particular feature of West Retford Cottage is not only its location and character, but its sizeable grounds, in all extending to approximately 1.30 acres (0.53 hectares). Landscaped in a well wooded style, with substantial perimeter trees, providing effective screening, sweeping expanses of lawn and a good driveway allowing vehicle distribution within the grounds to a formal turning area in front of the property and leading round to the side courtyard with its array of traditional brick built outbuildings to include former Coach House, now providing substantial double garaging, range of stores and a room ideal for adaptation to home office, gymnasium, studio, etc.
The property stands well behind its walled and well wooded frontage off Hospital Road. As such, the location is considered unique, as a property of this size is rarely available in such close proximity to Retford town centre; with Kings Park immediately on hand, the town centre is within walking distance as well as other town centre centre amenities, such as the Chesterfield Canel and the railway station.
Retford itself is a fine North Nottinghamshire Market Town boasting a full range of residential amenities. There is an impressive and recently refurbished market square and a particular feature of the town is its proximity to excellent communication links. The A1M passes the town to the west, there is a main line railway station upon the London to Edinburgh Intercity link (Retford-Kings Cross approximately one hour 30 minutes) and air travel is feasible via the nearby international airport of Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood). Leisure amenities and educational facilities are also well provided.
Leaving Retford town centre market square via Bridgegate turn immediately left onto Hospital Road (A620) and having passed the gated entrance to Kings Park, the gateway and drive to West Retford Cottage will be found immediately on the left prior to the bend and canal bridge.
Traditional panelled Entrance Door with arched transom gives access to:
Entrance vestibule with gothic arched windows to either side, radiator and off to:
Reception hall with corniced ceiling, elegant winding staircase ascending to First Floor gallieried landing over, passing by original leaded and stained glazed arched window. Corniced ceiling, understairs storage cupboards, moulded archways, radiator.
Drawing room 312 x 143 (9.46m x 4.32m) splendid period and most versatile room separated with inner divide and sliding doors, featuring two focal fireplaces, pine surround with marble insets and co-ordinating hearths. A double aspect room including square bay window overlooking grounds, corniced ceiling, picture rail, deep moulded skirtings.
Formal dining room 239 x 146 (7.21m x 4.40m) with substantial marble fireplace, co-ordinating inset and granite hearth. Square bay window and French windows opening into side garden area. Corniced ceiling, arched decorative alcove, picture rails, Myson convector heater.
Shower room with cloakroom area having wash hand basin. Separate shower enclosure, tiled and separate w.C. Radiator.
Breakfasting kitchen 153 x 144 (4.63m x 4.35m) dimensions taken to front of chimney breast, with tiled recess and Rayburn two oven range. Range of traditional cupboards adjacent to chimney breast with glazed china cabinet. Further top level storage with additional glazed display cabinets. Stainless steel sink unit with adjacent working surfaces, appliance recesses and further cupboards beneath. Radiator.
Side hallway with doorway off to:
Back staircase. Radiator.
Scullery 134 x 127 (4.05m x 3.83m) with further range of high gloss units to wall and floor level, additional working surfaces with app
liance recesses below having plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Stainless steel double drainer sink unit. Concealed gas fired central heating boiler. Integral walk in pantry with marble topped cold shelf and radiator.
Boot room radiator.
Principal galleried landing, fabulous feature with ornate balustrade overlooking winding stairwell and the aforementioned leaded stained glazed window.
Bedroom one 160 x 147 (4.87m x 4.43m) with square bay window and traditional marble fireplace with Bellamite and cast inserts. Picture rails, vaulted ceiling, overstairs wardrobe, radiator.
Bedroom two 148 x 147 (4.45m x 4.43m) a fine dual aspect room with vaulted ceiling, further traditional fireplace, radiator and doorway opening onto:
Bedroom three/dressing room 115 x 108 (3.48m x 3.24m) ideal dressing or cot room when used in conjunction with Bedroom Two. A range of fitted wardrobes, wash hand basin, square bay window to side, traditional fireplace with basket grate and polished timber wardrobe adjacent to chimney breast, picture rails, radiator.
Bedroom four 146 x 144 (4.40m x 4.35m) of character once again, with vaulted ceiling, picture rails, marble fireplace Bellamite and cast insets. Vanity wash hand basin and base cupboard, radiator.
Bathroom with suite of panelled bath within tiled plinth, pedestal wash hand basin, low suite w.C., bidet, airing cupboard, linen shelving, oving, delft racking, radiator.
Side landing with back staircase leading to ground floor.
Bedroom five 153 x 120 extending to 158 (4.64m x 3.66m extending to 4.76m) maximum dimensions into recess. Vanity wash hand basin, base cabinet and shelving over. Picture rail, further traditional fireplace with basket grate, radiator.
Bedroom six 139 x 129 (4.18m x 3.88m) with pine fronted wardrobe, vanity wash hand basin, radiator.
A particular feature of this property is its location within the town and sizeable mature grounds, in all extending to 1.30 acres (0.53 hectares).
Formal gardens There are extensive lawned formal gardens extending to front, side and rear, interspersed with inset shrubs and deep shrubbery borders surrounding to aid privacy. The grounds are mature in nature, with a variety of specimen conifers, shrubs and trees including chestnut, oak, willow and specimen conifers. The garden includes part walled frontage to the Chesterfield Canal to its southern boundary.
Driveway and courtyard a fine driveway sweeps off Hospital Road, leading to a front turning area adjacent to the front elevation. A driveway spurs off to the Enclosed Courtyard offering a range of versatile outbuildings and central tarmacademed area. The outbuildings briefly comprise:-
Gardeners W.C. With w.C. And wash hand basin
Home Office 163 x 70 (4.94m x 2.15m) ideal for adaptation for working from home, gymnasium or studio or similar. Sink unit.
Brick and slate/pantile Store One 176 x 124 (5.33m x 3.75m)
Gardeners Store 118 x 80 (3.55m x 2.46m)
Garage Block converted from the original Coach Houses with high level brick arched entrances each approximately 220 x 116 (6.71m x 3.48m).
Brick and timber Greenhouse
general remarks and stipulations
Tenure and Possession: The Property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Council Tax: We are advised by Bassetlaw District Council that this property is in Band G.
Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Floorplans: The floorplans within these particulars are for identification purposes only, they are representational and are not to scale. Accuracy and proportions should be checked by prospective purchasers at the property.
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These particulars were prepared in August 2011.