Main Road, Authorpe, Louth

£525,000
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Summary

No onward chain.

On the eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds Ares of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this substantial, characterful and beautifully presented family home enjoys a private location in a sought-after village between Louth and Skegness.

Although it offers considerable potential and a sizeable plot (about point 8 of an acre) , the property already boasts a two-storey independent annex ideal as a “granny flat”, living space for older children or perhaps as accommodation to let.

An additional ground-floor extension to the main house also incorporates an impressive kitchen/diner and utility room and bathroom.

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On the eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds Ares of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this substantial, characterful and beautifully presented family home enjoys a private location in a sought-after village between Louth and Skegness.

Although it offers considerable potential and a sizeable plot (about point 8 of an acre) , the property already boasts a two-storey independent annex ideal as a “granny flat”, living space for older children or perhaps as accommodation to let.

An additional ground-floor extension to the main house also incorporates an impressive kitchen/diner and utility room and bathroom.

Outside, the grounds include a detached, timber double garage and a brick shed, ample off-street parking, a large covered veranda as well as gardens shaded by mature trees and shrubs.

There is planning permission for a double garage with a room above as well a porch to the main house.

MAIN HOUSE

RECEPTION HALL:
10’ 4” (3.16m) x 7’ 0” (2.13m)

Although there are several entry points (including via the sun room, the kitchen/diner, the annex and adjacent to the utility room) an entry to the rear of the property opens onto a reception hall.
Access from here is possible to the snug, music room, the sun room and kitchen/diner as well as carpeted stairs rising to the first floor of both the annex and the main house.

The hallway retains its original Edwardian tiled floor and is also fitted with a power socket and a wall-mounted electric storage heater.
A wide section with original quarry tiles, is large enough for the current owners to use as a reading room/office

KITCHEN/DINER
Kitchen: 14’ 3” (4.35m) x 11’ 7” (3.53m)
Dining room: 29’ 8” (9.04m) x 18’ 6” (5.63m)

Within the impressive kitchen/diner, the open-plan layout offers a considerable sense of space, with ample light flooding the room through south-west-facing, three-quarter-length sash windows and double doors opening onto the large, covered veranda at the rear of the house.

Tastefully decorated throughout, the dining area boasts a laminate floor with ceiling light.

There is ample room for both a sizeable table and chairs for eight or more as well as soft furnishings, sideboards and drawer units if required. Heating is provided by a traditional open fire, supplemented by a wall-mounted electric storage heaters.

Divided from the dining area by half-height partitions, the kitchen enjoys a bespoke vinyl floor with storage in base units set below solid-wood worktops laid out in a square.

Additional features include a large pantry, an electric oven, grill and four-ring ceramic hob and a traditional Belfast sink beneath chrome mixer taps.

There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher with cream, ceramic splash-back tiles fitted above all the cooking and preparation spaces.

Additional storage is also available in a boarded loft space above, accessed via a ceiling hatch.

UTILITY ROOM:
11’ 0” (3.35m) x 5’ 8” (1.73m)

Accessed via a entrance lobby between an external door and the kitchen/diner, the utility room benefits from a stone-effect vinyl floor, neutral décor and awning windows overlooking private grounds to the rear.

Space and plumbing for a washing machine is set below the grey, rolled-laminate worktops, which also incorporate a stainless steel sink and drainer with separate hot and cold taps.

The room also boasts additional storage in both base and wall units in white, with wall sockets in between for additional appliances if required.

GROUND-FLOOR BATHROOM:
13’ 9” (4.20m) X 5’ 8” (1.73m)

The ground-floor bathroom benefits from a water resistant vinyl floor.
Tiling has also been fitted to full height around the bath, which includes a timber side panel, hinged glass splash screen and a power shower.

Adjacent is a pedestal hand basin below a mirrored medicine cabinet while the room also includes a WC with a wooden seat and lid. There is also an airing cupboard which houses the emersion heater.
Ample natural light is allowed by frosted awning windows fitted with folding blinds with a heated chrome-finish towel rail mounted on the facing wall.

MUSIC ROOM:
12’ 4” (3.76m) x 11’ 1” (3.38m)

Carpeted and with sash windows overlooking the front of the property, the music room enjoys warmth from a traditional open fireplace, framed by a brick hearth and a painted mantle.

A recessed alcove to the right is ideal for shelving while, to the left are a double set of integral cupboards.

There are power points on two sides of the room with light after dark from both a central ceiling array and a wall-mounted picture light above the fireplace.

SNUG:
11’ 2” (3.40m) x 11’ 0” (3.36m)

The snug also enjoys ample light from a three-quarter-length sash window and warmth from a period-style, cast-iron feature fireplace.

The room is carpeted, with light after dark from a central ceiling fitting and a wall-mounted picture light above the fireplace.

Additional features include a recessed alcove to the right of the fireplace also ideal for shelving if required.

SUN ROOM / ENTRANCE LOBBY:
14’ 4” (4.37m) x 8’ 10” (2.69m)

The entrance lobby is also comfortably large enough to be used as a sun room, boasting a pleasing terracotta-tiled floor, exposed-brick walls, integral head-height shelving, power sockets and windows on three sides.

A timber-and-glass door from here opens onto the internal hallway, with the stairs rising to the first floor landing of the main house where rustic, solid-wood doors open onto three bedrooms and the house shower room.

BEDROOM 1:
12’ 6” (3.81m) x 10’ 11” (3.34m)

Comfortably large enough to accommodate a double bed, the master bedroom in the main house is carpeted and includes an integral wardrobe and overhead cupboard.

Natural light floods the room through three-quarter-length sash windows with warmth in winter from a period-style cast-iron fireplace, supplemented by a wall-mounted electric storage heater on the facing wall.

BEDROOM 2:
11’ 1” (3.37m) x 11’ 0” (3.35m)

Bedroom 2 also enjoys ample natural light through three-quarter-length sash windows.

Another traditional period-style fireplace is flanked by recessed alcoves either side of the chimney breast, ideal for shelving, wardrobes of other larger pieces of furniture.

Again, a wall-mounted electric storage heater is also fitted on the facing wall.

BEDROOM 3
10’ 2” (3.10m) x 6’ 11” (2.12m)

Currently used as a hobby room and sewing workshop, Bedroom 3 is fully carpeted, with an abundance of natural light allowed by the sash windows overlooking the private gardens to the rear of the property and also equipped with venetian blinds.

FIRST-FLOOR SHOWER ROOM:
6’ 11” (2.11m) x 6’ 11” (2.11m)

Carpeted and equipped with a pedestal hand basin and WC to the left, the room includes a recessed shower cubicle to the right with electric shower. Natural light is allowed by the sash windows overlooking the driveway below with tiles with floral accents fitted above the sink and loo and to full height within the shower itself.

ANNEX

KITCHEN:
13’ 10” (4.22m) x 9’ 7” (2.92m)

More contemporary in design than the main house, the annex’s fitted kitchen includes both shaker-style base and wall units laid out in a U shape, worktops in between incorporating a composite one-and-half-bowl sink and drainer in white set below casement windows.

To the left is a four-ring ceramic hob below a concealed extractor with terracotta-coloured splashback tiles fitted above all the cooking and preparation spaces.

The design also includes an eye-level integral oven and grill, overhead strip lighting and a hard-wearing, easy-to-clean vinyl floor

SITTING ROOM:
13’ 10” (4.22m) x 9’ 9” (2.97m)

Carpeted throughout and heated by a wall-mounted electric storage heater, the annex sitting room enjoys easy access to the grounds through double, glass-panelled doors which open onto the front garden. Lots more natural light is allowed by the adjacent sash windows.

The room is easily large enough for comfortable soft furnishings and currently decorated in neutral colours.

BATHROOM:
8’ 4” (2.54m) x 7’ 7” (2.32m)

Well-appointed and of a proportionate size, the annex bathroom is on the ground floor and equipped with a WC with a wooden seat and lid and a panel bath, with a pedestal hand basin located below a mirrored medicine cabinet in between.

Above the sink are distinctive splash-back tiles with floral accents, also fitted to half-height around the bath and in the adjoining recessed shower cubicle.

Chrome towel rails are fitted at the end of the bath, there’s a handy glass and chrome shelf above the loo while the room also benefits from a water-resistant vinyl floor.

BEDROOM 1:
13’ 10” (4.22m) x 9’ 8” (2.95m)

Heated by a wall-mounted storage heater and overlooking the front of the house through sash windows on two sides, the annex’s Bedroom 1 is carpeted.

BEDROOM 2:
10’ 8” (3.21m) x 8’ 8” (2.65m)

With natural light allowed by a dormer window overlooking gardens to the rear of the house, the annex’s second bedroom is carpeted and currently decorated in a Laura Ashley-style print design.

Although only used by the current owners as a single, there is room for a double bed if required, with storage offered by an integral single wardrobe.

DRESSING ROOM:
9’ 5” (2.88m) x 7’ 5” (2.26m)

Used as a dressing room at the moment, the third first floor room includes its own WC and pedestal hand basin, offering ideal conveniences on both floors should the annex be used as a “granny flat” for an elderly relative.

Currently, the room benefits from patterned carpet, with natural light allowed by casement windows looking over the gardens at the side of the property.

EXTERIOR

Set well back from the road on a private driveway marked by brick pillars, the property is well screened from the road by green boundaries and shaded by mature trees and shrubs dotting the extensive, naturalised gardens.

Currently, most of the grounds are laid to grass with some borders and edges marked by brick-edged planters.

Additional features include a timber double garage and a modest brick shed for storage, some external lighting and a spacious and private covered veranda accessed via the double doors from the kitchen diner.

LOCATION

Surrounded by mature trees offering ample shade and privacy, Redlands is in the heart of the sought-after hamlet of Authorpe, mostly comprising larger detached properties and farmsteads, surrounded by Lincolnshire countryside around six miles south-east of Louth and 15 miles North-West of Skegness.

Louth to the North also boasts a leisure centre, a large Aldi and Morrison’s superstore, a number of other familiar high street brands and a good selection of eateries, coffee shops, cafes and bars. The Louth Academy was also rated a good school by Ofsted following its latest assessment in early 2022.

School options within a few miles include Legbourne Primary, East Wold, Grimoldby, Louth Grammar, King Edwards and Alford Grammar.

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