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Guide price 425,000

Lombard Street, Orston



  • Double Fronted Period Cottage
  • 3 Beds, 2 Receptions
  • Wealth of Character & Features
  • Beautiful Third of an Acre Plot
  • Generous Driveway
  • Requiring Refurbishment
  • Considerable Potential
  • Highly Regarded Village Locaiton
  • No Upward Chain
  • EPC Rating - E



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A rare opportunity to acquire a delightful double fronted period cottage occupying a simply stunning lovingly established plot which exceeds a third of an acre, affording aspect to the front across opposing paddocks all within this highly regarded and much sought after village.

This fascinating individual home approaches 1600 sq ft and offers a wealth of character and features with heavily beamed ceilings to much of the ground floor, live fireplaces and attractive cottage latch ledge and brace doors, retaining much of its original character but offering considerable scope, subject to consents, to create a superb family home on a generous plot.

The property is likely to require a sympathetic programme of refurbishment and development and when complete will be an attractive home with beautiful established garden.

In addition to the main cottage there is a range of attached brick and pantiled outbuildings ideal for garaging and workshop space.

The property occupies a highly regarded area of the village on a no through lane with substantial gravel driveway providing more than generous parking and leading on to its formal gardens with orchard at the foot. Overall the property will appeal to those looking for an individual home as well as a suitable project to create a long term dwelling.

Viewing is the only way to truly appreciate both the location and accommodation on offer which in brief comprises entrance hall, sitting room, separate dining room, rear entrance hall, breakfast kitchen, utility room and ground floor cloakroom. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and bathroom as well as a spacious landing.

The village of Orston has a highly regarded primary school and pub and is located just off the A52 between the market town of Bingham and the village of Bottesford where there are further amenities including secondary schooling, shops and restaurants, doctors and dentists. The village is convenient for the A52 and A46 providing good access to the cities of Nottingham and Leicester. There is a railway station just outside the village linking to Grantham and Nottingham and from Grantham there is a high speed train to King's Cross in just over an hour.


Having parquet flooring, ceiling light point, staircase rising to the first floor and cottage latch ledge and brace doors leading to:

SITTING ROOM (3.66m x 6.96m max (12'0 x 22'10 max))
A light and airy reception offering a wealth of character, benefitting from a dual aspect with windows to the front and rear and French doors leading out into the rear garden. The focal point of the room is an exposed brick fireplace with raised quarry tiled hearth, oak mantle and alcove to the side, exposed beams to the ceiling, plate shelf, deep skirting, parquet flooring, central heating radiator, double glazed windows. A cottage latch door returns into a rear entrance hall.

DINING ROOM (4.34m x 3.61m (14'3 x 11'10))
A versatile reception situated across from the kitchen making it ideal as a dining room. Having a wealth of character with heavily beamed ceiling, exposed brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, oak mantle and alcoves to either side, plate shelves, parquet flooring, central heating radiator and double glazed windows to the front. A cottage latch door returns to the:

REAR ENTRANCE HALL (2.29m x 1.68m (7'6 x 5'6))
Having exposed beams to the ceiling, parquet flooring, window and solid oak door to the rear and further cottage latch door giving access into a useful under-stairs storage cupboard. A further door leads through into the:

KITCHEN (7.04m x 2.29m (23'1 x 7'6))
Likely to require modernisation but fitted with an original Shortland Craft bespoke range of oak fronted wall, base and drawer units, glass fronted display cabinets, generous runs of tiled work surfaces, built in dresser unit. Inset stainless steel one and a third bowl sink and drainer unit, integrated Neff double oven, electric hob with concealed hood above, integrated fridge and freezer, central heating radiator and three double glazed windows to the side. A cottage latch door leads through into:

REAR ENTRANCE LOBBY / UTILITY (4.60m x 2.54m (15'1 x 8'4))
Having built in cloaks cupboard also housing the hot water cylinder, plumbing for washing machine, exposed beams, tiled floor, central heating radiator, double glazed window to the side, exterior door and further cottage latch door giving access into:

CLOAKROOM (1.45m x 1.40m (4'9 x 4'7))
Having a two piece suite comprising close coupled wc, built in vanity unit with over-mounted wash basin, central heating radiator, continuation of the tiled floor and double glazed window to the side.


A substantial L shaped space having windows to two elevations, exposed beam, deep skirting, ample room for study or dressing area or potentially could be sub-divided to create an additional bedroom. Further doors lead to:

BEDROOM 1 (3.78m x 3.66m (12'5 x 12'0))
A well proportioned double bedroom having pleasant aspect to the front across paddock opposite, ceiling light point, central heating radiator, chimney breast with alcoves to either side, deep skirting, double glazed window to the front.

BEDROOM 2 (3.35m x 3.66m (11'0 x 12'0))
Again a double bedroom having pleasant aspect to the front, built in over-stairs wardrobe, deep skirting, central heating radiator, double glazed window.

BEDROOM 3 (2.74m x 2.49m (9'0 x 8'2))
Having aspect to the side, exposed floorboards, deep skirting, access to loft space, central heating radiator and double glazed window.

BATHROOM (3.40m x 1.78m (11'2 x 5'10))
Having a four piece suite by Shortland comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer tap, wall mounted electric shower with glass screen, close coupled wc and bidet, built in vanity unit with tiled surface and inset wash basin, built in airing cupboard, central heating radiator, part pitched ceiling, double glazed window with pleasant view down the garden.

Undoubtedly one of the main selling features is the property's generous plot which is both secluded and private, tucked away on a no through lane and set back behind dwarf brick wall with low maintenance frontage having pebble borders and inset shrubs, wrought iron courtesy gate and pathway to the front door. A gravelled driveway to the side of the property continues to the rear and provides a generous level of off road parking and leads to an:

Of brick and pantile construction.

Immediately to the rear of the property is a block set terrace and:

Having been utilised as an outdoor dog kennel with purpose built run and with additional workshop area.

The total plot extends to approximately a third of an acre, the majority lying to the rear and having been established over the years, mainly laid to lawn with well stocked perimeter borders with established trees and shrubs, with a small orchard at the foot.

Rushcliffe Borough Council - Tax Band E

Please contact our Bingham Office on 01949 836678 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.

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