The Old Coach House occupies a plot exceeding half an acre in the Riddings conservation area, is believed to date back to circa 1860 and retains an abundance of period features.
The Old Coach House occupies a plot exceeding half an acre in the Riddings conservation area and is believed to date back to circa 1860. The property is thought to have been built by the Oakes family, local ironmasters who are well noted in Riddings history. It was used as the Oakes stable block for many years until it was later used as an engineering works during the Second World War.
The property is arranged over two storeys and extends to some 4354sq ft. of accommodation, comprising six reception rooms to the ground floor in addition to the breakfast kitchen and four first floor bedrooms, one of which is en suite.
Stone steps lead up to an arched timber entry door opening through to:
Tiled entrance hall with half height wood panelling and access to generous understairs storage.
Well proportioned dining room with beamed ceilings, exposed brick pillars and a corner stone built fireplace with inset electric fire.
A charming library to the far end of the property, holding a full wall of shelving units and cupboards. There is a focal point, brick and stone fire place to the centre of the room with an inset gas fire. A set of steps lead down from the library to a delightful garden room, a later addition by the current owner occupiers, enjoying pleasant views with a larger sliding door out to the east aspect.
The generous breakfast kitchen, a lovely, bright, triple aspect room incorporating a range of cream shaker style base and wall units with a central chefs island and grey laminated work surfaces. The chefs island offers breakfast bar seating and is also fitted with a Neff 5 ring gas hob, whilst other integrated appliances within the kitchen include a large, American style fridge freezer, a Neff oven & grill, Neff microwave, bin drawers and a hot water tap. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a door out to the rear garden.
Lobby off to the left hand side of the entrance hall lending access to:
Ground floor utility / shower room fitted with a large walk-in shower enclosure, a wall mounted sink, low level WC, a chrome heated towel rail and a full wall of built-in cupboards with space and plumbing for additional appliances.
A characterful, dual aspect sitting room displaying exposed oak beams and brick pillars with a set of stained glass double doors leading through to the study which is also dual aspect.
A conservatory, presenting a pleasant, casual seating area, accessible via both the study and externally. There is a flagstone floor, a fully glazed elevation to the south-west aspect and French doors out to a small garden area. The neighbouring workshop is accessed via the conservatory and also via the rear courtyard with internal power, lighting, fitted base units and ample shelving.
Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to an impressive, very spacious landing area, part of which has been used as bedroom accommodation previously and therefore this space could quite easily be returned to at least one further bedroom. There are French doors leading out to a small balcony to the rear of the property and a feature window in the ceiling, looking up into the dovecote.
The principal bedroom suite sits to the south-east aspect of the house and is fitted with generous eaves storage in addition to a fitted dressing area. There is a three piece en suite to the principal bedroom, comprising a wall mounted wash hand basin, low level WC and a shower enclosure. The bedroom itself provides further fitted storage to the rear wall and a dual aspect view via the two roof windows. There are three further bedrooms at first floor level, two double bedrooms and one single, as well as the four piece family bathroom suite.
There are two entrances to The Old Coach House, one via Spring Road which lends access to the double gates into the rear garden and the main entrance which is accessible from Nottingham Lane. The Nottingham Lane entrance leads to a gated, gravel drive and leads up to a generous parking area to the front of the house.
In addition to the off street parking there is a block of three garages, all with timber arched double doors and internal power and lighting. A set of stairs lead to a boarded first floor which provides ample storage and could be converted to a more useable space subject to the necessary planning consents.
The rear, walled garden has been meticulously designed and maintained by the current owners to create a low maintenance garden with a range of ground level and raised bedding areas, all of which are established with mature shrubbery, evergreens and seasonal plants and flowers. There is a flagstone patio seating area in addition to the raised seating platform.
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The plot, enviable location and accommodation on offer are all aspects rarely found together in this location.Luke BillsonProperty agent