10 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

London Road, Retford, DN22

Offers in Region of £925,000

Key features

  • Beautiful Victorian Mansion

  • Approx 6000 sq ft Of Accommodation

  • Ten Generous Sized Bedrooms

  • Three Well Presented Reception Rooms

  • Five Bath/Shower Rooms

  • 1400 sq ft Of Outbuildings

  • Stunning Surround Gardens Set In Approx 1.7 Acres

  • Recently Refurbished

  • Desirable Location

  • Viewing Highly Recommended


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We are delighted to present this Grand Late Victorian Mansion set in grounds measuring approximately 1.7 acres, located on the southern outskirts of Retford on the highly sought after London Road. The main property is approximately 6000 square feet; which includes potentially ten bedrooms, five bath/shower rooms, three generous sized reception rooms & period features located throughout. Mature gardens are to the front, side and rear aspects. This character filled property is an ideal Investment opportunity with potential business earnings as a B&B or a private hotel, not to be missed. Viewings Highly Recommended! Potential part exchange opportunity.

Entrance Vestibule - 9'8''x 5'5'' - Large period front entrance door with stone surround, herringbone pattern parquet flooring, panel radiator, dado rail, moulded coving to ceiling, obscure leaded windows to front aspect. Large entrance door to hallway, with obscure leaded windows leading into:

Entrance Hall - 34'0''x 10'5'' min - An impressive long entrance hall with herringbone pattern parquet flooring, continuing from the entrance lobby.  Two very large panel radiators. Archway feature, coving to ceiling, dado rails and ornate picture rails and ceiling rails, centred with ornate ceiling centrepieces. Impressive wide oak stairway and feature handrails to the first floor.

Drawing Room - 21'11''x 16'4'' maximum, into bay - A large and well lit dual aspect reception room, with large sash windows to right aspect, and splayed bay window to front aspect. Two-panel radiators, picture rail, moulded coving to ceiling, an ornate centrepiece to ceiling, television, radio and satellite point. Recent gas real flame effect fire, sitting on a recently installed limestone period fireplace. Period panel door leading into the hallway.

Sitting Room - 19'9''x 16'5'' - A further very large-sized reception room, with splayed bay window to right aspect, two large panel radiators, gas real flame effect fire sitting on a marble hearth, with matching surround and marble effect mantel above, picture rail, moulded coving to ceiling and ornate centrepiece to ceiling with ceiling rails.

Dining Room - 23'4''x 17'8'' maximum into bay - An impressive dual aspect entertaining room with bay window to front aspect, and further window to left aspect. Moulded coving to ceiling, two ornate centrepieces to ceiling, two-panel radiators, gas fire sitting on a marble hearth with matching surround, and painted timber mantel over. Television point.

Cloakroom - 5'10''x 2'11'' - Low level flush w.c. Wash hand basin set into a vanity unit with cupboards below. Two windows to right aspect, panel radiator, moulded coving to ceiling and ceiling rose.

Rear Porch - 5'10''x 3'11'' - Door leading out to rear aspect.

Shower Room - 10'8''x 8'6'' - Shower area with recently installed electric 'Triton' shower. Pedestal wash hand basin, mid-level flush w.c. Obscure windows to right and rear aspects, panel radiator. Currently used for storage

Breakfast Kitchen - 15'10''x 14'8'' max - (Breakfast area measures 10' 0'' x 6' 6'' (3.05m x 1.98m)) Fitted with a range of base and wall units consisting of cupboards and drawers underneath. Stone effect work surfaces, with modern tiled splashbacks, display cabinets and wine racking. Space and supply for dishwasher, two under-counter fridges. Eight-ring gas range cooker with double ovens and grill. Brushed stainless steel extractor canopy. Moulded coving to ceiling, with ornate centrepieces. Two windows to left aspect, panel radiator, Very high spec tile effect vinyl tile floor covering with long warranty still left (original 12-year warranty). The breakfast area has a window to left aspect, a large panel radiator, moulded coving to ceiling, an ornate centre point to the ceiling.

Inner Hallway - Stairs to first floor with understair storage cupboard (currently utilised as a pantry with shelving).  

Utility Room - 12'1''x 8'7'' - Space and plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink and drainer set within a chimney recess, with cupboards below, cupboards either side of chimney breast, double panel radiator. Very high spec tile effect vinyl tile floor covering with long warranty still left (original 12-year warranty). Fitted main water gate valve. Fitted extra-large hot water tank.

Library/Music Room/Office - 11'8''x 10'5'' - Window to left aspect and external door to rear aspect. Vaulted wooden panel ceiling, panel radiator, shelving and wall units. Stone effect work surface with cupboards below.

1st Floor-Landing - Obscure double glazed window to rear aspect on the half-landing. Oak stairs to the second floor. Moulded coving to ceiling, decorative dado rails. Panel radiator.

Master Bedroom - 16'2''x 14'6'' max - A substantial master bedroom suite, fitted with a range of built-in furniture, consisting of dressing table with drawers either side as well as bedside cabinets with display niche areas. Three tilt and turn windows to left aspect, 2-panel radiators, moulded dado rail, moulded coving to ceiling, ceiling centrepiece. Television point. Archway leading into:

Dressing Area - 12'3''x 9'6'' - Range of fitted wardrobe units with hanging rails and shelving within. Seating area with drawers either side and beneath, moulded dado rail, moulded coving to ceiling, ceiling centrepiece. Panel radiator.

Bathroom - 12'5''x 6'11'' - Three piece suite consisting of a panel bath, built-in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and a mid-level flush w.c. Two obscure glazed windows to rear aspect, panel radiator, ceramic tiled walls to half height to all walls (full height to area of bath), moulded coving to ceiling, high-spec tile effect vinyl floor covering.

Bedroom Two - 16'10''x 13'2'' - Two sash windows to front aspect, two-panel radiators, moulded coving to ceiling, range of wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Television point.

En Suite - 9'3''x 6'9'' - His-and-hers wash hand basins set into a vanity unit, with cupboards below, fully tiled shower enclosure with electric 'Gainsborough' shower within. Low level coupled flush w.c. Window to left aspect, panel radiator, ceramic tiled walls to areas of sanitary ware.

Bedroom Three - 16'10''x 16'9'' - Two windows to right aspect, two-panel radiators, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit, with cupboards below, moulded coving to ceiling, built-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving. Further cupboards. Television point. Hatch access to huge roof space containing TV aerial and boost box. 

Bedroom Four - 16'8''x 10'5'' - Three windows to front aspect, panel radiator, picture rail, moulded coving to ceiling. Wardrobes with hanging rails and further cupboards above. Television point.

Bedroom Five - 16'9''x 14'0'' max - Dual aspect bedroom with windows to front and right aspects, moulded coving to ceiling, two-panel radiators, television point.

Bedroom Six - 12'2''x 6'11'' - Window to right aspect, picture rail, partial moulded coving to ceiling, panel radiator.

Family Bathroom - 16'2''x 7'11'' - Low-level flush WC, panel bath with chrome mixer tap and handheld shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, and bidet. Decorative ceramic tiling to half height to all walls of sanitary ware. Panel radiator,  window to front aspect, moulded coving to ceiling. Tall cupboard with slatted shelving within.

2nd Floor-Landing - Good sized storage cupboard to front aspect. Panel radiator, two windows to right aspects.

Bedroom Seven - 20'5''x 14'4'' - Two windows to front aspect with panoramic views of the countryside. Obscure circular window to left aspect, panel radiator, fireplace with marble hearth and matching surround. Television point. Note - gas fire is not connected.

Bedroom Eight - 16'1''x 11'2'' maximum - Window to left aspect, television point.

Tower Bedroom - 10'5''x 10'4'' - Triple aspect bedroom with windows to front, right and rear aspects. Panel radiator, picture rail. Television point. Panoramic views of the countryside.

Bedroom Ten - 13'6''x 7'6'' - Rooflight to right aspect, panel radiator, hatch accessing huge roofspace. Television point.

Bathroom Two - 11'3''x 9'2'' - Three piece suite consisting of a panel bath, low level coupled flush w.c. and a pedestal wash hand basin. Double panel radiator, obscure glazed window to rear aspect, ceramic tiled splashbacks to areas of wash hand basin and bath.

Attached Outbuildings - Covered Store - 23'2''x 11'11'' - Polycarbonate lean-to roof above. Concrete floor with central drain, window to left aspect and door to left aspect leading out to parking area. Partial new Roof fitted Feb 2019.

Fuel Room - 8'1''x 7'11'' - Oil storage tank and storage.

W.C. - 6'4''x 3'3'' - Mid-level flush w.c., wall mounted wash hand basin.

Boiler Room - 8'4''x 6'0'' - 'Worcester' floor-mounted gas-fired central heating boiler (installed February 2019) with timed heating controls for individual floors and the outside building.

Double Garage - 19'11''x 16'6'' - Power and light, recently installed electrically operated up-and-over garage door to the left aspect, two obscure glazed windows to rear aspect, range of fitted shelving.

External Office/playroom - 34'5''x 19'6'' - Constructed of brick with timber panels and synthetic slate roof above. Power, light and heating with three-panel radiators.

Gardens & Grounds - The property is entered off London Road via a five-barred gate, which accesses a tree-lined tarmac driveway, leading up to and along the left aspect of the property to form a very large parking area. This driveway also leads to the front aspect of the property and to the front entrance door.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees to all aspects. This lawned area leads around the right aspect of the property to an ornamental pond, with vegetable patch area beyond.  

The rear garden is laid to lawn and enclosed behind leylandii hedging and post-and-panel fencing; this garden features a large patio area. A further concrete hardstanding is located to the rear of the property, which leads to the parking area at the end of the driveway. A further mature lawned area is located to the left aspect with hedging to left boundary.

There are two external water taps for garden and car washing.

Recent Upgrades to energy efficiency

February 2019 property was installed with double-glazed tilt and turn windows and sashes. New Boiler installed with the latest energy-efficient pumps. There are 5 recent timers, pumps and zone valves, for efficient timing and zoning of the floors, hot water, and outside buildings. Most of the thermostatic valves were replaced and several new radiators fitted. New Roof to read shower room on ground floor.

All lofts (4) have recently been upgraded to the latest depth for loft insulation (270mm?). This is not reflected in the EPC rating. 

Planning Consent To Build 

Provisional planning permission was previously granted in August 2012 for the erection of a detached dwelling on the grounds, and to convert the main residence into five flats. This has now lapsed but is highly likely to be re-approved. For further information, please visit the Bassetlaw District Council Planning Portal and quote application number 01/12/00122. There is a plan of the plannining application layout in the images.

PLEASE NOTE - Restrictive Covenant - Details of the restrictive covenant are available on request. In short, the land cannot be a hotel, cannot be licensed and cannot be developed other than residential extension, without prior consent to the covenant owners. 

Conservation Order - The land and property are subject to a blanket conservation order which is in effect down most of London Road, protecting trees and property, but is flexible with planning permissions and tree pruning and removal.

Extra Information

  • Property Age: 117 years
  • Council tax band: G (£2959.00 Per month)
  • Chain position: Currently looking
  • Double Glazing: All
  • Heating: Oil
  • Parking: Double Garage and Driveway



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