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Features

  • Superbly appointed, immaculate detached house
  • Fitted and maintained to exceptional standards
  • South facing rear garden overlooking farmland
  • R/C gates and inner gates, driveway and detached double garage
  • Sarah Anderson fitted kitchen with appliances
  • 4 double bedrooms, 2 x ensuites, family bathroom
  • 6 wall-mounted TV's, solid oak doors, wardrobes, skirtings
  • Underfloor heating by ground source heat pump
  • Lounge, Garden Room, Snug
  • Exquisite gardens with topiary, fruit and greenhouse

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A very special property. See the PDF brochure for full details and over 75 images. Constructed to exacting standards with no expenses spared as a "forever home" for the present owners, circumstances have now led to an opportunity to purchase this handsome, beautifully appointed and meticulously maintained detached house. Positioned in a quiet village setting with views over typically English farmland at the rear, the house features four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room, three reception rooms and a Sarah Anderson fitted dining kitchen, immaculate gardens and twin gated driveway to a double garage and stores.

Constructed to exacting standards with no expenses spared as a "forever home" for the present owners, circumstances have now led to an opportunity to purchase this handsome, beautifully appointed and meticulously maintained detached house. Positioned in a quiet village setting with views over typically English farmland at the rear, the house features four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room, three reception rooms and a Sarah Anderson fitted dining kitchen, immaculate gardens and twin gated driveway to a double garage and stores.

The Property Completed as a bespoke construction project for the present owners in December 2011, the house has rustic brick-faced, insulated cavity walls beneath a pitched timber roof structure covered in clay pantiles. The rear two-storey gable wing has been built with corbelled brickwork at the verge for low maintenance. The roof attic space has been formed with attic trusses and has flooring, light and power points - a purchaser my wish to consider conversion into additional second floor accommodation if required subject to any further regulation consents from the local authority.

The double garage has been designed and built to complement the house with twin skin, brick-faced walls under a pitched and hipped clay pan tiled roof and incorporates a workshop/hobbies room and an implement store. A metal-framed greenhouse is situated at the rear. The gardens are an exceptional feature with extensive hard landscaping, exquisite topiary, lawns, high quality paving, walls and gates.

A detailed specification is provided below.

Specification This special and unique home has built and equipped to an exceptional standard. Heating and domestic hot water is provided by a Worcester ground source heat pump, with a pressurised hot water system and underfloor heating via digital room controllers to both ground and first floors. The heating is supplemented by two feature Bath stone fireplaces located in the lounge and snug, each of which has an enamelled log-burning stove inset with carbon monoxide alarms in close proximity. There are mains powered smoke alarms in the hall, landing, attic and kitchen.

The property has high quality Bereco coated timber-framed windows of mainly sash style and complementary French doors, creating attractive traditional elevations with efficiency and a thirty-year guarantee from installation against rot and infestation. Internally all windows and the French doors are fitted with custom made plantation shutters by Hilary's Blinds, and concealed to the rear of these, are remote controlled, motorised blinds.

The two ensuite bath/shower rooms and the main family bathroom are all fitted with Burlington Edwardian style suites in white with finely matched chrome fittings and there is an underground rainwater harvesting system with filter and pump which flushes the WCs and supplies water to the washing machine. The double-glazed French doors from the dining area of the kitchen and the garden room each have a Haus motorised remote-control awning with automatic retraction when windy weather is sensed. These also have LED lights inset and electric heaters are positioned above the French doors.

The stunning dining-kitchen has been fitted by respected local specialist Sarah Anderson incorporating a number of integrated appliances to include a Siemens freezer, Neff dishwasher which was installed in June 2021, a Neff larder fridge installed in June 2020 and a Caple wine cooler which was installed approximately two years ago. The very impressive colour-co-ordinated Smeg range dual fuel cooker with seven LPG rings, two fan ovens, a smaller oven/grill and a warming drawer was installed in June 2021. The utility room was fitted by Meanwells (now known as Handsons) and the plumbed in Bosch washing machine is included in the sale

The garden room features a mock fireplace creating an attractive focal point with built-in dressers to each side and a number of the rooms have ceiling-mounted stereo speakers with wall-mounted or remote controls operating concealed hifi units. Each bedroom has a remote-controlled, wall-mounted flatscreen TV (two are WiFi connected) with soundbar and booster to the master bedroom. The wall-mounted 50" OLED TV and sound bar in the garden room are included in the sale as is the wall mounted TV and Panasonic Freeview in the Snug. All four bedrooms have solid oak built-in wardrobes and three solid oak sliding doors on the rear landing give access to a large linen cupboard.

The hall features a solid oak staircase with concealed cupboard via a handleless door and a heavy oak pillared balustrade extending around the first-floor gallery landing on three sides around a magnificent Christopher Wray crystal chandelier, which is included in the sale. A trap access in oak and framed, has a drop-down aluminium 2-stage Youngman ladder to the attic.

The internal 4-panel and part-glazed doors are of solid oak with oak skirting boards and architraves. Flooring throughout both floors is by Amtico and also an oak style. The double garage has sensor operated led striplights on entry and the building incorporates a hobby room/workshop with stove, together with an implement store opening onto the garden. To the rear is a metal framed greenhouse with electric heater mats and staging. Externally there are ample weatherproof exterior power points, water taps to the garage and each side of the house with a stainless-steel reel for a hose.

The property is approached through remote-controlled, motorised, painted oak galleried gates on ornate brick pillars with keypad and intercom entry panel adjacent, onto a gravelled forecourt. Matching manual inner gates secure the side block-paved driveway leading past a handsome oak framed clay-tiled side porch to the garage. A handgate set into a screen wall by the garage, opens into the garden and patios. There are multiple outside wall LED up/downlighters and paving LED patio uplighters.

To conclude, this is an outstanding, highly-specified, turn-key home, maintained in immaculate condition both internally and externally.

Directions From Louth, travel north on the A16 road passing the village of Fotherby and continue through to the far side of Utterby. Carry straight on at the staggered crossroads then take the right turn signposted to Fulstow. Follow the lane to the village centre and at the staggered crossroads carry straight on along Main Street. Continue for some distance until Cherry Tree House is found on the right side.

Accommodation (Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)

Ground Floor Handsome main front entrance with shaped block steps up to the wide, oak, part-glazed (double-glazed) front door and glazed fanlight over, all set into an ornamental moulded, pillared surround.

Entrance Hall A spacious reception area which is L-shaped overall with the superb solid oak return staircase and heavy ornate balustrade leading up to the gallery on three sides above. Beneath the lower staircase is oak panelling and a concealed handleless door to the useful store cupboard which also houses the manifolds for the under ground-floor heating. Solid oak part-glazed oak doors with ceramic handles lead off the hallway.

Cloakroom/WC White suite of Period style high-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome towel rail beneath. LED illuminated wall mirror and light-operated extractor fan. Ceramic-tiled walls featuring a mosaic glass tile border.

Lounge A beautifully proportioned room with a light-coloured Bath stone pillared surround to a recessed fireplace with an inset enamelled log-burning stove and projecting hearth. Ceiling speakers operated by a wall control and oak part-glazed double doors on brass library hinges allowing these to fold back totally and create a 2.2m wide walk-through opening to the:

Garden Room A comfortable family room positioned between the lounge and fitted dining kitchen with a semi open plan feel to the latter by virtue of a 2.2m wide walk-through opening. The garden room is aptly named as wide, double-glazed French doors with matching side panels present a panoramic view across the garden and the open fields beyond.

A mock fireplace has been created in Bath stone as a focal point within this room with a large arched, cast iron inset and 50 inch flat screen OLED TV and sound bar mounted above. To each side there are oak-built dressers with a fashionable grey painted finish comprising double base cupboards with lattice-work doors and display shelves above, one cupboard housing the hi-fi unit for the ceiling-mounted speakers which operate via a wall control, the other cupboard unit housing the speaker splitter unit. This room has a part-sloping ceiling at the rear.

Snug A cosy second sitting room at the front of the house with an angled corner fireplace, again finished in Bath stone creating a pillared surround and hearth to a recessed opening with an inset enamelled log-burning stove. Above the fireplace there is a wall-mounted TV with Panasonic Freeview. This room also has twin speakers set into the ceiling and a wall-mounted control.

Dining Kitchen Fully fitted by Sarah Anderson, there is a range of bespoke units mainly painted in Burnham Overy with contrasting coloured Promenade island units and extensive polished black granite work surfaces. Fitted with long metal handles, the units comprise base and wall cupboard units with LED plinth lighting set into the moulded base skirting boards, curved moulding to the island unit and projecting side cupboards to the colour co-ordinated dual fuel range cooker. The range is set into a painted and panelled mock fireplace surround with high-level mantel shelf and cooker hood inset with downlighters.

Illuminated glazed display cabinets, wide pan drawer units, substantial dresser complementing the main kitchen with base and wall units incorporating centre display shelves and a painted wooden work surface. New Period style, three-branch chrome lights were fitted to the island and dining area in 2021 and as detailed in the specification above, there are integrated freezer, dishwasher and larder fridge, together with a wine cooler.

The island unit has a bank of mini drawers and base cupboard units together with bookshelves for cookbooks. The lighting is controlled by an impressive multi-switch panel and the UV filter unit located above one of the wall cupboards. From the dining area there are double-glazed French doors with matching side panels opening onto the rear patio and also presenting fine views over the garden to the open farmland beyond. Once again, the kitchen area has two ceiling-mounted speakers operated by a wall control.

Utility Room Fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in units with a high-gloss, cream-coloured finish to include base double cupboard, classic Belfast sink with chrome single lever mixer tap, terrazzo-style work surfaces with ceramic tile splashbacks, wall cupboard units and a bank of tall cupboard units housing the central heating equipment. The latter comprises a Worcester ground source heat pump with buffer tank adjacent, an insulated Worcester hot water cylinder, expansion vessels for the pressurised systems and a recessed tall cupboard adjacent for storage purposes and also housing the electricity consumer unit with MCB's. There is a recess beneath the work surface on one side and also included in the sale is the plumbed-in Bosch washing machine. Extractor fan and part-glazed door out to the oak-framed side porch.

First Floor

Gallery Landing A spacious landing with solid oak balustrade extending from the staircase around a large stairwell on three sides and surrounding the Christopher Wray chandelier in the centre.

The landing extends into an inner landing which gives access to the master bedroom and at the side are three sliding solid oak panelled doors to a shelved airing cupboard/storage cupboard which also houses the manifolds for the first-floor heating. There are windows to the side and rear elevations presenting some stunning views across the gardens and fields. An oak-framed and solid oak-panelled trap access has a drop-down Youngman 2-stage aluminium ladder leading up to the large attic space above which has been floor-boarded for storage purposes and which provides scope as previously described, for conversion subject to containing any necessary consents.

Master Bedroom Positioned at the rear of the house with a solid oak, built-in range of two double wardrobes and a wide window on the rear elevation presenting some stunning views of the garden and farmland beyond. The wardrobe houses a hi-fi unit for the ceiling-mounted speakers which are operated by remote control. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and soundbar which is included in the sale and a connecting door into the:

En Suite Bathroom Fitted to an impressive standard and having ceramic-tiled walls with a travertine mosaic-tiled border extending into the ceramic-tiled shower cubicle with recessed shower mixer unit and large drench head. White suite of double-ended, free-standing slipper bath having centre chrome mixer unit with shower fittings; Edwardian style wash basin with chrome towel rail and ornate high-level WC. Electric chrome heated towel rail/radiator, shaver socket and LED illuminated mirror above the wash basin, together with a glass shelf.

Bedroom 2 (front) An ideal guest double bedroom fitted with a solid oak built-in range of two double wardrobes and having a large flat screen wall-mounted TV. Large window to the front elevation and connecting door to the:

En Suite Shower Room Fitted with a white Edwardian style suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome towel rail and LED illuminated mirror with glass shelf over and a 1.6m wide shower cubicle with recessed shower mixer controls and a large circular drench head above, together with a glazed side screen. Ceramic-tiled walls with travertine-style mosaic border inset and extending into the shower cubicle. Electric chrome, wall-mounted towel rail/radiator and window to the front elevation.

Bedroom 3 (front) A further double bedroom also fitted with a solid oak-built range of two double wardrobes and having a wall-mounted TV. Window to the front elevation.

Bedroom 4 (rear) Presently doubling as a single bedroom and study area with wall-mounted TV over, this room would take a double bed if required and once again has a solid oak built-in range of two double wardrobes. The window on the rear elevation presents some excellent views, as from the master bedroom suite.

Family Bathroom Positioned at the side of the house with a white suite comprising a free-standing slipper bath with roll top and ball and claw chrome feet, together with an ornamental mixer tap having shower fittings, an ornate high-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome towel rail; shaver socket and LED illuminated mirror above.

Light-operated extractor fan and electric chrome ladder-style radiator/towel rail. Ceramic-tiled walls with a glass mosaic tiled border inset and extending into the shower cubicle with wall-mounted recessed shower unit and circular drench head above. Window to the side elevation.

Outside The house is approached from the lane over a block-paved driveway leading to a brick pillared entrance with stone caps, wall lighting and name plaque. Motorised, part-galleried painted oak double doors which are operated by remote control, together with a wall-mounted intercom and keypad set into the right pillar.

The gates open onto a gravelled forecourt and turning area which extends across the front of the house for parking and turning, whilst leading at the side to a further pair of part-galleried, painted oak double gates complementing those of the main entrance with capped brick pillars to each side and screen fencing. Beyond these gates, the driveway then continues in diagonally-laid block paving to the detached double garage beyond.

A fine oak framed Porch on brick walled base with clay tiled roof shelters the side door into the utility room.

The forecourt is enclosed by immaculately kept shrubbery beds containing a wonderful variety of evergreen and variegated topiary, low box hedge enclosures and fan shaped wall cast iron trellis to each side of the entrance for climbing plants.

Further climbing plants to the side elevation and lawn extending around to a shaped hedge with an oak five bar gate inset and a lawn pathway continuing with box hedges and hawthorn outer hedge through to the main garden.

The main rear garden is a delightful feature of the property forming a natural sun trap through the day and principally laid to lawn enclosed by low box hedging with further fine examples of topiary. Rustic trelliswork and cast-iron arches with climbing plants trained over to include Roses, wisteria, honeysuckle, clematis and jasmine.

Monet shaped arches extend over an array of evergreen miniature standard trees and walkways from coated cast iron gates and balustrade around the patio. The pathways lead to kitchen gardens with espalier trained fruit trees to include apple, pear, apricot and plum together with a soft fruit enclosure with blackberry, raspberry and loganberry canes. A further oak five bar gate leads to the

Metal-framed lean-to Greenhouse At the rear of the double garage. The greenhouse has staging and underheated growing trays and adjacent there is an outside metal storage cabinet.

Immediately at the rear of the house there is an Indian sandstone paved patio adjacent to the French doors from the garden room and the dining kitchen, each of which have motorised awnings operable by remote control. A capped brick wall with pillars and galleried gate separates the garden from the driveway and adjacent is a brick-built pizza oven with storage beneath.

The detached Double Garage is an excellent size and has two pairs of oak ledged, braced and framed double doors, a painted textured floor, sensor LED strip lights and power points together with wall shelving and high-level shelf above the doors. Storage space within the roof structure and connecting oak ledged and braced door to the:

Hobby Room/Workshop With a cast iron stove to the corner, strip lights, textured floor and a side double-glazed sash window. Power points, rear door to outside and socket for a wall-mounted TV.

Implement Shed With an oak ledged door from the rear garden, strip light, power points and metal shelving.

Viewing Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent.

Location and Setting The house is positioned on the south side of Main Street, the latter a misleading address as it constitutes a small lane leading from the village centre through a variety of individual homes before continuing out into open countryside. The orientation of Cherry Tree House takes advantage of some lovely views, the rear windows and French doors facing just west of south. As a consequence, the rear garden is a sun-trap throughout the day and there are some wonderful sunsets to be observed. The writer was lucky enough to experience a spectacular display when taking the photographs.

Fulstow is positioned away from, yet convenient for, the A16 road and stands between the market town of Louth to the south and the larger business centre of Grimsby to the north. The village stands on the Greenwich Meridian line, being the only English village where this crosses the village centre and is referred to in the 1086 Doomsday Survey as Fugelstow.

The Grade II Listed church originates from the early 13th century and is dedicated to St. Lawrence. A village hall was built in 1986 and the village primary school dates back to the opening date in 1863. The Cross Keys public house stands in the village centre and a second former pub, The Lord Nelson, has now been turned into a residential house(just a few yards from Cherry Tree House).

Louth and Grimsby each provide a wide range of shopping, recreational and schooling facilities and the area has many leisure facilities, including water sports at the neighbouring village of Covenham where the reservoir is located. The Lincolnshire coast is just a short drive away and has miles of nature reserves and sandy beaches and the area has contrasting countryside with unspoilt agricultural land along the coast and the scenic Lincolnshire Wolds to the west.

General Information The particulars of this property are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers. No responsibility is to be assumed for individual items. No appliances have been tested. The fixtures, fittings and floor coverings described in these sales particulars are to be included in the sale. Any Plans/Maps are not to specific scale, are based on information supplied and subject to verification by a solicitor at sale stage. We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band F.

Property Ref: 101134005936

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