An attractive, Georgian residence in a delightful half acre plot on the outskirts of Southwell town. The property is arranged over two storeys, approaching 3000sq ft of accommodation.
Easthorpe House presents a rare opportunity for buyers to acquire a classically proportioned Grade II listed Georgian house situated in private half acre walled garden on the outskirts of Southwell.
The two storey house is believed to have been constructed in the Early 19th Century and has many archetypal characteristics from the period with largely symmetrical colour washed roughcast elevations, large sash windows and a shallow pitched slate roof. There is approaching 3,000 sq ft of accommodation including three beautifully proportioned reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen room and five bedrooms to the first floor, two of which have en suite bathrooms. Many of the original Georgian features remain with many of the ground floor windows having working shutters as well as there being corniced doorways. Some internal modernisation and updating is likely to be required, allowing prospective buyers to refurbish the property to their own taste and specification.
Ground Floor - York stone steps and the front door lead into an entrance hall with traditional Georgian staircase leading to a galleried landing. Off the entrance hall is the pleasant, dual aspect sitting room with original sash windows and shutters, a central fireplace (not working) with wrought iron basket grate and a wooden mantel piece, flanked by full height book shelves.
The drawing room is south facing and overlooks the gardens with the floor to ceiling windows allowing ample natural day light. The central fireplace has a wrought iron basket grate with pillared wooden mantel piece and there is a shallow cupboard- ideal for drinks.
The dining room also faces south overlooking the gardens and has two large full height shelved cupboards.
The kitchen breakfast room has French doors to the garden and incorporates both traditional, period, solid wood units with a stainless steel sink and pine base units and cupboards with space for a dishwasher and also features a two- oven gas fired Aga. Directly off the kitchen is a large, useful utility room with a larder, a fixed glass fronted dresser and further fitted units. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a door to the courtyard.
The entrance hall also leads on to an internal lobby with flagstone flooring, off which there is a boot room and WC. A cellar is accessible off the internal lobby which is made up of three main rooms, ideal for wine and general cold storage.
First Floor - Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to a large, bright landing. Off the landing to the left is a double bedroom overlooking the front of the property with fitted shelving and Jack and Jill access to a bathroom with a low level WC, a large panelled bath, pedestal basin and a chrome heated towel rail.
The principal bedroom is light and airy and benefits from southerly and easterly aspects and looks over the gardens and fields beyond, to the rear of the house. There is also access to the Jack and Jill bathroom. There is a principal spare room which also benefits from the same southerly views and has an ensuite bathroom with wall mounted basin, a fitted bath and low level WC.
The landing follows on to a smaller double bedroom with a basin and beyond then descends to the west wing of the house, which could also be used as a suite comprising a small lobby, good sized double bedroom with large fitted wardrobe cupboards and a bathroom with a bath, period wall mounted basin and low level WC. In addition there is a useful walk-in storage cupboard or wardrobe.
Outside - Easthorpe House boasts a private position yet is just over 400m, from the centre of Southwell. A wooden 5- bar gate leads to a circular gravel drive leading to the front of the house.
There is an open carport with internal lighting and power, accessible off the drive and an adjacent garden room. The garden room can also be accessed from the courtyard which in turn provides access to a well-appointed home office. There are two further brick wood sheds in the courtyard.
The garden has been well maintained over the years to create a delightful private south facing green space' predominantly laid to lawn with a stone terrace spanning the width of the house. There are a mixture of well stocked flower beds, shrubberies and borders, intermingled with fruit trees and unusually a small stream that runs through part of the garden. There is a caged fruit garden to the rear.
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When I first visited Easthorpe House it really felt like a home, although certainly grand the rooms felt comfortable and warm. I love the feeling of history as soon as you venture up the driveway.Ian MarriottProperty agent