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Guide price 415,000

Village Street, Owthorpe



  • Grade II Listed Cottage
  • Sympathetically Extended
  • Up to 4 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Attractive Period Style Bathroom
  • Wealth of Character & Features
  • Plot Approaching 1/3rd Acre
  • Generous Parking
  • Open Aspect to Rear
  • EPC Rating - D



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A charming Grade II listed semi-detached character cottage tucked away down a quiet no-through lane at the heart of this pretty and highly regarded hamlet. The property is a fascinating individual home which has been significantly and sympathetically extended and reconfigured over the years, retaining much of its inherent character as well as its attractive archetypal period facade. Internally there is a wealth of features with heavily beamed ceilings, cottage latch ledge and brace doors, stripped pine skirting and architrave, and live fireplaces.

Over the years the property has been reconfigured to offer approximately 1,700 sq ft of accommodation comprising of four reception rooms, including the useful addition of an attractive timber frame conservatory, open plan dining kitchen and useful utility and ground floor shower room. To the first floor are three spacious double bedrooms, the master affording an attractive high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and dual aspect, and a beautifully appointed family bathroom which has been sympathetically modernised with a traditional style suite including a free standing ball and claw slipper bath.

As well as the property's idyllic charm and flexible accommodation it occupies a delightful and generous established plot tucked away to the rear of Village Street on a quiet lane affording open aspect across adjacent fields to the rear and to the west, with the plot in total approaching 1/3rd of an acre. In addition there is a considerable level of parking with the driveway sweeping to the rear of the property where there is a timber framed car port.

Owthorpe is a pretty village approximately one mile from the A46 giving excellent access to the cities of Nottingham and Leicester and the M1. Amenities can be found in the nearby villages of Cotgrave and Cropwell Bishop including local shops, primary schools and leisure centre at Cotgrave. Additional facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Bingham, Melton Mowbray, Grantham and Newark.

Cropwell Bishop is well equipped with amenities including primary school, local shops, post office, health centre, public house and church with further facilities available in the nearby market town of Bingham. The market town of Bingham is well equipped with amenities including a range of shops, primary and secondary schools, doctors and dentists, leisure centre and railway station with links to Nottingham and Grantham. Cotgrave has a wealth of amenities including infant and primary schools, a range of local shops and leisure centre, doctors surgerys and all are conveniently located for access to the cities of Nottingham and Leicester via the A46 and A52 with excellent road links to the A1 and M1.


Having ceiling light point, wall mounted cupboard housing electrical consumer unit and meter, central heating radiator, part beamed ceiling, corner shelving, telephone point, staircase rising to the first floor landing with further cottage latch ledge and brace doors leading to:

SITTING ROOM (6.65m x 3.68m)
A delightful character room having heavily beamed ceiling, exposed brick fireplace, slate hearth with wood burning stove, central heating radiator, stripped pine skirting, television point, multi-paned cottage windows overlooking the front garden and multi-paned french doors leading to the rear garden.

Returning to the entrance hall a further cottage latch ledge and brace door leads through to:

DINING ROOM (4.57m x 3.76m)
A charming room having a wealth of features with a heavily beamed ceiling, solid stripped wood flooring, exposed brick chimney breast, flagstone hearth and inset grate with open fire, central heating radiator, useful understairs storage cupboard, multi-paned cottage window overlooking the front garden and further cottage latch ledge and brace door leading through to the:

DINING KITCHEN (5.74m max x 2.87m)
A delightful room having the original beamed ceiling, range of handcrafted painted base units with tiled wood edge worksurfaces above with inset Belfast sink, chimney breast with Stanley oil fired Range with timber lintel above, stripped pine cupboards to the side, two ceiling light points, quarry tiled floor, stripped pine skirting.

Two multi-paned windows and multi-paned stripped wood door leading through to the:

CONSERVATORY (4.27m x 1.98m)
A delightful addition to the property providiing a further reception space with dwarf brick wall with timber frame and pitched roof, natural stone flooring, wall light point, ceiling mounted extractor, mullti-paned french doors leading through to the garden with further multi-paned door leading through to:

INNER LOBBY (1.91m x 1.27m)
Having feature glass block wall with sliding ledge and brace door leading through to the:

Having a re-fitted three piece white suite comprising double width walk-in shower with wall mounted chrome shower mixer and handset above, close coupled wc, wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome taps, ceramic tiled walls, wall mounted heated towel rail/combination radiator, inset downlighter and integrated extractor to the ceiling.

The inner lobby is open plan to the:

UTILITY (3.66m x 1.52m)
Having been fitted with base units providing useful storage with rolled edge surface above, stainless steel sink and drainer unit, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer, ceramic tiled floor, inset downlighters, access to loft space above, window overlooking the rear slated terrace, exterior door, and cottage latch ledge and brace door leading through into the:

PLAYROOM (3.18m x 1.55m (10'5 x 5'1))
A useful reception space currently utilised as a playroom but would make an excellent home office, or even an additional large walk-in larder. Room having pitched ceiling with exposed beams, central heating radiator, sealed unit double glazed window to the side.


Having ledge and brace sliding pine door leading through to:

MASTER BEDROOM (4.29m x 3.66m max)
A generous character filled well-proportioned double bedroom having attractive high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and pleasant dual aspect with far reaching views to the rear, central heating radiator, part-exposed brickwork, inset downlighters, TV point.

Returning to the landing further ledge and brace cottage latch doors lead to:

BEDROOM 2 (3.66m max x 4.75m max)
An L-shaped room having chimney breast with inset original brick fireplace and grate, built-in wardrobes to either side, ledge and brace stripped wood pine doors with hanging rails and storage shelves above, ceiling light point, central heating radiator, overstairs storage cupboard, multi-paned cottage window to the front aspect.

BEDROOM 3 (2.92m x 2.64m)
Having ceiling light point, central heating radiator, window to the rear aspect with superb views across the garden and adjacent countryside.

BATHROOM (2.90m x 2.51m min)
A well-proportioned family bathroom that has been sympathetically modernised utilising a traditional style suite comprising of attractive free standing ball and claw roll top slipper bath with traditional style mixer tap and integrated shower handset, mid-flush WC, traditional style wash hand basin with chrome taps, chimney breast with original brick fireplace and grate, built-in airing cupboard, combination towel radiation, window affording pleasant elevated aspect to the rear.

The property is situated in a secluded position, one of a pair of grade II listed semi-detached cottages set back from Village Street accessed via a small gravelled lane which in turn leads to Old Hall Farm Cottage. The plot in total approaches 1/3rd of an acre. A picket fence and a pair of timber five bar gates leads through to the initial boundary of the property with attractive cottage gardens to the front, established borders, gravelled and flagstone pathways winding to the front door. The driveway leads down the side to the rear of the property bordered by Hawthorn hedging providing off-road car standing for numerous vehicles. A stone wall with brick piers and flagstone effect coping leads through to a pleasant slate terraced seating area with timber edged gravelled raised border with inset Crab Apple and Fig Tree with sleeper steps leading up to the main garden.

To the rear of the property there is a delightful and excellent sized established garden bordered by hedging with post and rail fencing, a more formal garden the majority of which is laid to lawn with central circular raised deck area offering a high degree of privacy. To the foot of the garden there is a cultivated allotment area with several useful timber storage sheds including an old railway container which provides further useful storage. There are numerous fruit trees and shrubs including Apple and raspberry with spectacular views across neighbouring fields and countryside.

BRICK OUTSIDE STORE (3.18m x 1.70m)
Located to the rear of the utility room there is also a brick and pantiled outside store with ledge and brace door providing useful storage and having power and light.

Leaving our Bingham office via Market Street, at the T-junction take a right hand turn onto Long Acre proceeding through the traffic lights onto Nottingham Road. At the island take the second exit onto the A46 as signposted for Leicester. Continue along this road for several miles passing through the traffic lights. Continue along here for approximately 1 mile continuing up the hill where there is a short two lane stretch. Approximately 1/2 mile after this point take a left hand turn at the crossroads as signposted to Owthorpe. Proceed down the hill into the village taking a left hand turn into Village Street proceeding past the barns on the left hand side. Take a left hand turn just before Orchard House onto a small gravelled lane where Old Hall Farm Cottage can be found on the left hand side.

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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