Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Take a peek inside this modern cottage

Placed in the centre of Welton, a village to the north of Lincoln, this deceptive property may look like a classic cottage from the front, but it hides a transformed modern interior.

Revived by its current owners, who have lived at the abode for 20 years, the characterful property has undergone a significant amount of work. The owners said: “It’s been a labour of love. When we bought the home its windows were bordered up, we had to replace floors, we hand stripped doors, extended the property, and more. We wanted to take it back to its former glory.”

Stepping into the spacious Grade II listed property, one is welcomed by the entrance hall with its tiled floor and stairs leading to the first floor. To the left, one will find the lounge with an original beamed ceiling and feature fireplace and surround with gas fire inset.

Meanwhile to the right is the sitting room with laminate flooring, stone feature fireplace with tiled hearth and multi-fuel burner inset, and once again this room holds the home’s original beamed ceiling.

From the sitting room one can reach the open plan living kitchen with its bi-fold doors with skylight windows above, tiled floor, range of wall, base units and drawers with work surfaces over, sink unit and drainer with mixer tap and instant hot water tap, integral Range cooker with five ring gas hob, tiled splashbacks, integral dishwasher, space for a fridge freezer, kickboard spotlighting and a fan heater.

There is also a utility area with wall units and work surface with space for a washing machine below. The owners noted that the kitchen is the abode’s centrepiece: “It spacious and connects to the dining room, sun room, sitting room, and opens onto the garden. It’s the central hub of the house, where lots of people pass through.”

Off of the kitchen, to the left, is the dining room, which hosts an external door with a stained-glass window, tiled floor, an original fireplace and bread oven, and the original beamed ceiling.

Moving to the right of the kitchen, one will discover a shower room with tiled floor, automatic lighting, a white suite comprising of low-level WC, wash hand basin with storage below and shower cubicle with mains shower and tiled surround, heated towel rail and access to the roof void/storage area.

Continuing through the house, next is the sun room with its bi-fold doors overlooking the rear garden, tiled floor with underfloor heating and vaulted ceiling with Velux windows.

Travelling upstairs, the landing gives access to five bedrooms, one of which features an original beamed wall while another has a feature fireplace. There is also a family bathroom with tiled floor, fully tiled walls, and a white suite comprising of a free-standing bath with shower tap, wash hand basin with storage below, WC and walk-in shower cubicle with mains shower.

Taking in the areas outside of the property, to the front attractive gardens with flowerbeds and a variety of plants, shrubs and trees can be found, as well as, rather uniquely, a working well. At the back of the property there are double gates to a block paved area providing a seating area or off-road parking, leading to raised lawned gardens with flowerbeds with a wide variety of plants, shrubs, and trees, two patio seating areas and a decked seating area.

In the centre of the sunny garden stands an apple tree providing a good source of shade in the summer, while to the rear of the garden there are further double gates leading to a gravelled driveway providing ample off-road parking for several vehicles, a log store and two large garden sheds.

Though they have worked hard on the well-located family home, its owners are now looking to sell. When asked why they said: “The children have left home now, and we are looking for somewhere with the kind of space that will better suit us.” Springwell Cottage is on the market with Mount and Minster with a guide price of £585,000.

To see this article in full, visit the April edition of Lincolnshire Today online here.

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