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High Street, Girton, Newark



  • Delightful 18th Century Cottage
  • Two Reception Rooms + Bedroom 3
  • Three Bedrooms Plus Dressing Room
  • Bathroom and En Suite
  • Stables and Kennels
  • Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
  • Paddock and Woodland Area
  • 1.3 Acres or Thereabouts
  • EPC "G"



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*Delightful 18th Century Cottage
*Two Reception Rooms + Bedroom 3
*Three Bedrooms Plus Dressing Room
*Bathroom and En Suite
*Stables and Kennels
*Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
*Paddock and Woodland Area
*1.3 Acres or Thereabouts

Woodpecker Cottage, a fascinating and interesting 18th century property, stands with a beautiful cottage garden, a range of outbuildings, stables, a paddock and woodland area in all extending to 1.31 acre or thereabouts.

The cottage stands with a substantial hedgerow frontage within the village conservation area. The front aspect is south facing and to the rear there are pleasant views of open countryside. Interestingly the gardens, which are beautifully laid out and landscaped, were part of the National Garden Scheme for Nottinghamshire for over 10 years. There is a field gate entrance, gravelled driveway and a separate access to the paddock and wooded areas. Woodpecker Cottage stands on the outskirts of this genuinely unspoilt village approached by country lanes and nicely tucked away in the countryside.

The cottage is believed to date back to the 18th century. Traditionally built with red brick elevations, the house has been re-roofed in more recent years. There is a useful range of brick and pantiled outbuildings.

The principal living accommodation provides on the ground floor: entrance hall; lounge with inglenook fireplace; separate dining room; good sized dining kitchen and a downstairs family room or third bedroom with easy access to the ground floor wet room facilities. There is a utility room and lean to store. The first floor provides the master bedroom suite with dressing room and a rather quirky glazed bay window area. There is a double bedroom 2 and a family bathroom. Outside a range of brick and pantile stables and kennels provide a tack room, pony box, loose box and dog runs. There is a summer house and car port. The paddock and woodland area contain an avenue of trees. The gateway to the paddock and woodland area has an overhead sign "Paradise" most appropriately named.

The cottage has UPVC double glazing throughout, central heating is oil fired, provided by the cooking range and back boiler.

Narrow lanes with quaint cottages form the village scenery of Girton and the tiny stone built St Cecilia's Church is a focal point of the village. The village is approximately eight miles north of Newark. There are excellent amenities at Collingham which is a large village two miles to the south. Here there is a Co-operative Store, convenience store, medical centre, pharmacy, dental surgery, newsagents, family butcher's and primary school. There are railway services from Collingham to Newark, Lincoln and Nottingham. the village is within six miles or so of the A46 trunk road, A1 and Newark Northgate Station with the East Coast Railway train service to London Kings Cross with journey times of just over 75 minutes.

The property provides the following accommodation:-


With wood pillars and beam, understairs cupboard with Pine door, UPVC centre opening front doors and single glazed arched side windows. The quaint winding staircase leads to the first floor.

LOUNGE (6.30m x 3.71m measured into the inglenook fireplac)
Two radiators, south facing window and two windows in the east elevation either side of the fireplace.

DINING ROOM (3.63m x 3.33m (11'11" x 10'11"))
With heavily beamed ceiling, south facing window, radiator, recess with fitted book case and centre opening glazed doors leading through to the Lounge.

DINING KITCHEN (3.99m x 3.76m (13'1" x 12'4"))
With heavily beamed ceiling, wall cupboards, base units, working surfaces, Belfast sink, tiled floor, window in the south elevation with a view of the garden and a bow window also in the north elevation having a view of open countryside. Cooking range and combined oil fired central heating boiler. Connecting stable door to:

SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM 3 (3.91m x 3.68m (12'10" x 12'1"))
With bow window in the north elevation enjoying open views, window also in the south elevation. Corner fireplace with wood burning stove, tiled floor, raftered ceiling and roof lights. Radiator. This room was previously used as a bedroom and is accessible to the ground floor Wet Room.

With tiled floor, radiator and stable door to the covered porch and store room.

With shower, low suite WC, pedestal basin and tiled floor..

UTILITY ROOM (3.18m x 2.13m (10'5" x 7'))
With glazed sink, tiled floor, plumbing for a washing machine and door to the lean to store.


With built in cupboard.

BEDROOM 1 (3.73m x 2.49m (12'3" x 8'2"))
With south facing window, built in airing cupboard containing the hot water cylinder and archway to the Dressing Room.

DRESSING ROOM (3.73m x 2.74m (12'3" x 9'))
With fitted cupboards, vanity basin and fitted wardrobes. Single glazed internal doors to the window bay.

WINDOW BAY (3.66m x 0.91m (12' x 3' ))
including the Shower Room which contains an electric shower, low suite WC and corner basin. This room has a large gable window.


BATHROOM (2.92m x 1.85m (9'7" x 6'1"))
With corner bath with shower attachment, pedestal basin, low suite WC, tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, window in the rear elevation and also an interesting indoor window.

A range of brick and pantile stables and kennels comprising:-

TACK ROOM (2.90m x 2.08m (9'6" x 6'10"))

PONY BOX (2.95m x 2.01m (9'8" x 6'7"))

LOOSE BOX (2.92m x 2.77m (9'7" x 9'1"))


The gardens are a particular feature of the property. These were part of the National Garden Scheme for Nottinghamshire for over 10 years. There is a crazy paved garden terrace and patio area, pond, block paved area and an old summer house with the sign "Beach 154 Hut" there is a vegetable garden area and soft fruits.

The property has a hedgerow frontage and a field gate entrance to a gravelled driveway. The owner of the adjoining paddock has a right of way which extends to a small area just inside the field gate entrance and through a green gate on the left hand size. There is a Right of Way over the driveway to the neighbouring property known as Yaffles Barn.

Car port for two vehicles.

Paddock and woodland area with an avenue of trees.




Mains water, electricity and drainage are all connected to the property.

The property is freehold.

Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Mortgage advice is available through our Mortgage Adviser. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

Please contact our Newark Office on 01636 611811 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.

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