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Great North Road, Carlton on Trent



  • A Fine 19th Century Victorian Residence
  • Two Principle Reception Rooms
  • Study and Garden Room
  • Spacious Fitted Dining Kitchen
  • Laundry Room, Dairy and Store Room
  • Games / Media Room
  • Central Heating Throughout
  • Coach House / Stable Block with Planning for Conversion
  • Total Plot Area: 0.342 ha (0.844 acre) or thereabouts *EPC Rating E



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*A Fine 19th Century Victorian Residence
*Five Bedrooms with Two En Suite plus Family Bathroom
*Two Principle Reception Rooms
*Study and Garden Room
*Spacious Fitted Dining Kitchen
*Games / Media Room
*Laundry Room, Dairy and Store Room
*Central Heating Throughout
*Coach House / Stable Block with Planning for Conversion
*Total Plot Area: 0.342 ha (0.844 acre) or thereabouts *EPC Rating E

A fine Victorian village residence, Scotfield offers empathetically restored and most tastefully appointed family sized, five bedroomed accommodation. It has well proportioned and lofty rooms typical of this elegant period of architecture. The house is double fronted with single storey bay windows, stone fenestration and a Welsh slate roof. The property stands with a substantial frontage, a range of outbuildings, delightful gardens with mature trees and planting, and in all, 0.342 ha (0.844 acre) or thereabouts.

The accommodation is particularly light and airy. There are replacement double glazed sash windows whilst the fine box sash bays at the front are original. Internally the house is remarkably original with features including a fine Minton tiled floor, moulded architraves and panelled doors, 12" high skirting boards, fine period ceiling mouldings and even the old "copper" and wash house are retained in largely an original but restored state.

The accommodation briefly provides on the ground floor: a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, rear hall, study, dining kitchen, cloakroom, garden room, domestic outbuilding and wash house. The first floor provides five principle bedrooms two of which are en suite with luxury shower and steam cabinets, the original back staircase remains intact and there is a family bathroom with claw foot bath.

The outbuildings, substantially built with brick under a pantiled roof, are a particular feature of the property. They feature an original three bay cattle shed and walled area with wood stove and built-in barbecue ideal for outside entertaining. There is a former coach house and stable block which incorporates a workshop, two double garages, a large wood store, and staircase to the first floor loft, now used as a games/media room. This building has a previous planning permission for incorporation within the main house. There are two double entrance gates to the property and on the frontage a low wall with original iron fencing. The gardens contain an interesting old summer house, children's treehouse play platform with slides and swings attached.

Scotfield has been carefully restored and renovated over a number of years. This substantially built house is well maintained and nicely decorated throughout. The main roof has been stripped and under felted in recent years. Preventative renovations were undertaken by respected local specialist Peter Cox Ltd including chemical injection damp proof coursing around the full perimeter of the house and comprehensive wood treatment to interior timbers. The house has a new polypropylene water supply and a recent commercial boiler installation. The replacement windows are custom built, double glazed units in keeping with the style and character of the house.

Carlton on Trent is a small settlement, linear in character and only a mile or so from the amenities provided in the larger settlement of Sutton on Trent. Here there is an excellent primary school, Co-operative store and public house. Regular bus services operate throughout the area with school buses to the excellent Tuxford Academy and Grammar schools in both Grantham and Tuxford. Newark is six miles away and the area is convenient for commuting to Nottingham, Lincoln and further north to Sheffield and Doncaster. Fast East Coast Mainline trains are capable of journey times from Newark Northgate to London Kings Cross in just over 75 minutes. There are rail connections also from Newark to Lincoln and Nottingham.

The property provides the following accommodation:-


With panelled entrance door, a fine multi coloured Minton tiled floor in excellent original condition, picture rail, radiator, cupboard under the stairs and fine staircase to the First Floor.

DRAWING ROOM (4.88m x 4.57m plus the 0.91m deep bay window (16')
Fireplace with cast iron inset and a Baxi grate. Original picture rail and moulded ceiling cornice. Built in cupboard and two central heating radiators.

DINING ROOM (4.88m x 4.57m plus the 0.91m deep bay (16' x 15')
Fireplace with electric fire, fine original moulded ceiling cornice of the bracket egg and dart design, Pine boarded floor and two central heating radiators.

With outside door, radiator and the original back staircase of course for the use of Victorian household staff.

STUDY (3.05m x 2.59m (10' x 8'6"))
With fitted wall cupboards, desk unit and radiator. Grant commercial sized oil fired central heating boiler, part glazed internal door to the Garden Room.

DINING KITCHEN (5.13m x 3.66m (16'10" x 12'))
With units, a built in tall cupboard and double panelled radiator. Appliances include a Gourmet Classic cooker, stainless steel cooker hood, fridge freezer, drinks fridge and dishwasher. A double aspect room with French doors opening on to an outside dining patio area.

Basin with marble surround and cupboard, low suite WC. Radiator.

GARDEN ROOM (5.69m x 2.74m (18'8" x 9'))
With quarry tiled floor, polycarbonate mono pitched roof, centre opening French windows.

There is an interesting old water pump with cast iron handle and although not in working condition this is an original fixture to the house.

From the Garden Room there is access to the Laundry Room, a domestic building and the old Dairy.

The original dog leg staircase has oak newel post, balustrades and handrail. The beautiful original stained glass window on the half landing is embossed with the Scottish thistle. The same motif appears on two other quarter-light windows above the front and back doors.

With picture rail and archway to the back landing.

BEDROOM 1 (4.75m x 3.66m (15'7" x 12'))
With period hob fireplace, moulded ceiling cornice and radiator.

EN SUITE (2.44m x 2.13m (8' x 7'))
Shower and steam cabinet with overhead monsoon shower, side jets, hand held shower head and internal seat. Other functions include FM radio, USB MP3 player, lighting and internal extractor fan. Wall mounted cabinet and bowl style basin, wall mounted taps, bidet and low suite WC. Underfloor heated natural stone tiled floor, heated towel rail, radiator and external extraction unit.

BEDROOM 2 (4.88m x 3.66m overall measurements inc e/s (16'0")
Built in tall cupboards, old fireplace and radiator.

Shower cabinet with side jets and internal seat, wall mounted cabinet with bowl style basin and single mixer tap. Heated towel rail. Ceiling extraction unit and underfloor heated tiles.

BEDROOM 3 (4.83m x 3.66m (15'10" x 12'))
With original cast iron hob type fireplace, moulded ceiling cornice and radiator.

BEDROOM 4 (3.05m x 2.54m (10' x 8'4"))
With radiator and connecting door to:

With mains pressure hot water cylinder, including secondary coil suitable for solar heating panels and the back staircase. Loft hatch gives access to large loft with electric lighting.

BEDROOM 5 (3.51m x 2.29m (11'6" x 7'6"))
With moulded ceiling cornice and radiator. A good sized single bedroom at the front of the house.

BATHROOM (2.03m x 1.96m (6'8" x 6'5"))
Claw foot bath with shower attachment, pedestal basin and low suite WC. There is a panelled dado. Radiator and underfloor heated tiled floor.


WASH HOUSE (3.05m x 2.44m (10' x 8'))
With old "copper", quarry tiled floor, double glazed window, Belfast sink, base cupboards and working surfaces. Space for washing machine and tumble drier with built in ventilation hose.

Three steps down to the old Dairy with stone thrawl, shelving and meat hooks in the ceiling.

STORE ROOM (4.50m x 2.06m (14'9" x 6'9"))
With brick floor, high ceiling and double glazed window.

Alcove externally for dustbins.

STORE ROOM (3.05m x 2.39m'3.35m x 2.21m (10' x 7'10'11" x 7'3")
Externally approached from the blue brick rear path.

With original manger, paved floor, wood burning stove and built-in barbecue. A walled courtyard area providing a pleasant private enclosed outside amenity space.

With brick floor and stable door.

COACH HOUSE / DOUBLE GARAGE (3.66m x 3.66m (12' x 12'))
With brick floor and double doors.

WORKSHOP (4.57m x 2.74m (15' x 9'))
With brick floor, four double power points, florescent lighting, workbenches base and wall cupboards. With stable door.

DOUBLE STABLE / DOUBLE GARAGE (4.75m x 3.73m (15'7" x 12'3"))
With brick floor, old hay rack.

With loft ladder to the First Floor Games Room.

GAMES / MEDIA ROOM (8.84m x 4.57m (29' x 15'))
Collars and purlins exposed, two double power points, windows and Velux roof lights.

The property is approached by brick pillared double entrance gates with lighting. There is a frontage wall with original spear and hoop iron railings. The graveled driveway provides ample turning and parking space for up to eight vehicles.

The garden with lawned and grassed areas has a fine variety of mature trees and planting.

A 3500 litre tank is situated in a fenced off and protected area, and includes a radio linked oil level gauge to allow the level to be checked from within the house.

There is a well built tree house platform, with slide and swings attached.



There is a gravelled path to a quaint old summer house.



During the early 1900s the house was occupied by one of the area's most famous and respected families. This was James Forshaw and Sons, Shire Horse breeders, who gained an international reputation for producing some of the best pedigree shire horse stallions in the world. The farm was to the west of Carlton on Trent and Scotfield is one of three substantial residences occupied in the area by the family and this famous stud continued from 1888 until after the Second World War.

The name Scotfield is believed to relate to grazing pasture as the family had great connections in Scotland with horses loaded from the railway sidings at Carlton on Trent. The stained glass window on the staircase and the embossed thistle is quite significant of this period.

Scotfield is one of the most original Victorian houses we have had the pleasure of offering for sale. Intact are panelled doors, architraves, 12" skirting boards, fine moulded ceiling cornices, floor tiles, tall cupboards and even the old wash house copper. The front bay windows are original and very solid. The replacement windows have been made to replicate as far as possible the originals but are of course double glazed to improve the heat efficiency.

The Coach House, stables and the old open bay cattle shed are put to modern uses and of course there has been planning permission to incorporate this further within the house whilst they provide a timely reminder of those farming days gone by.

Mains water, electricity and drainage are 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.

A Promap, scale 1:1,250, showing the property outlined in red is attached to these particulars for identification purposes.

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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