10 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

London Road Retford DN22.

Fixed Price £750,000

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**** RECENTLY REDUCED FROM £799,000 ****

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Montagu House is a grand late-Victorian Mansion, 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 as well as three reception rooms, with period features located throughout. Mature gardens are to the front, side and rear aspects.

This property currently has Super Fast Fibre Broadband installed with a download speed of up to 67Mps, on a very competitive deal with BT. The owners are able to steam HD live video from most of the rooms on the first two floors.

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 entrance lobby.  Two very large panel radiators. Archway feature, coving to ceiling, dado rails and ornate picture rails and ceiling rails, centered with ornate ceiling centre pieces. Impressive wide oak stairway and feature handrails to 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 sash window to front aspect. Two panel radiators, picture rail, moulded coving to ceiling, ornate centre piece 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 hallway.

Sitting Room - 19'9''x 16'5'' - A further very large sized reception room, with splayed bay sash 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 centre piece to ceiling with ceiling rails.

Dining Room - 23'4''x 17'8'' maximum into bay - An impressive dual aspect entertaining room with sliding sash bay window to front aspect, and further window to left aspect. Moulded coving to ceiling, two ornate centre pieces 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 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, under-counter fridge and freezer. Eight-ring gas range cooker with double ovens and grill. Brushed stainless steel extractor canopy. Moulded coving to ceiling, with ornate centre pieces. Two sash 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 sash window to left aspect, a large panel radiator, moulded coving to ceiling, ornate centre point to ceiling, and a television point.

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). Newly fittted main water gate valve. Recently fitted extra large hot water tank.

Library/Music Room/Office - 11'8''x 10'5'' - Sash 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 leaded window to rear aspect on half-landing. Oak stairs to 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 sash windows to left aspect, 2 panel radiators, moulded dado rail, moulded coving to ceiling, ceiling centre piece. 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 cetre piece. 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 sash 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 arial and boost box. 

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

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

Bedroom Six - 12'2''x 6'11'' - Sash 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 hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, and bidet. Decorative ceramic tiling to half height to all walls of sanitary ware. Panel radiator, sash 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 sash windows to right aspects.

Bedroom Seven - 20'5''x 14'4'' - Two sash windows to front aspect with panoramic views of 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 - Sash window to left aspect, television point.

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

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.

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 May 2011) 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 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.

Council Tax - Band G

Recent Upgrades to energy efficiency

All lofts (4) have recently been upgraded to the latest depth for loft insulation (270mm?). This is not reflected in the EPC rating. A new Worcester condenser boiler was fitted in 2011, 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.

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 is 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.

PROPERTY REPAIRS & PRICE REFLECTION** - The interior of the property is in a good state of repair. Externally, some windows and fascia boards need repair and external paintwork is required. The owners have recently made a number of roof repairs to maintain the property. Some minor repairs are needed to the car parking area tarmac. All external lighting needs some attention. The price of the property reflects this work needed.

Extra Information

  • Property Age: 118 years
  • Council tax band: G (£2959.00 Per Annum)
  • Chain position: No chain
  • Heating: oil


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