Gunpowder Cottage is a delightful, characterful 17th century family home, formerly three cottages, now a substantial five bedroom, three reception room family home in the very heart of Castle Donington village. The property retains many original features and yet has undergone an extensive program of sympathetic restoration & refurbishment and offers versatile living accommodation suitable for a variety of uses. The property sits on a generous approx quarter acre plot extending from Clapgun Street from the front to Biggin to the rear with rear vehicular access to a driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles & space to create a garage/annexe or potential for a building plot (subject to planning permission). The garden is beautifully presented, particularly private and mature with a wealth of features which must be viewed to be fully appreciated. The property has a burglar alarm and infra-red cameras, gas fired central heating system and partial double glazing (where specified) and briefly comprises, to the ground floor:- Entrance hall, sitting room, drawing room, library/family room, cellar, spacious dining kitchen, laundry/utility room, rear hall/boot room & cloaks/w.c. To the first floor are five well proportioned bedrooms, accessed via three staircases. Three of the bedrooms have ensuites and to complement the first floor accommodation there is also a family bathroom.
- Characterful period family home
- Five bedrooms
- Three en suites & family bathroom.
- Three reception rooms
- Spacious dining kitchen.
- Laundry /utility room
- Extensive private garden & off road parking
- Potential building plot subject to planning permission.
Castle Donington enjoys a high standard of amenities including the Co-op superstore, Post Office, doctor's surgery, public houses and other attractions such as local restaurants and bespoke retail shops, whilst being well placed for the commuter with East Midlands airport, Parkway railway station and major link roads. The property is close to local schools and the nearby Independent Elms Primary School and Trent College.
Having a front solid timber hardwood entrance door, cast iron period style radiator, exposed beams to the wall and ceiling and feature travertine flooring. Oak latch door leading to:
Sitting Room 12' 3" x 13' 9" ( 3.73m x 4.19m )
Having two part opaque sash glazed windows to the front elevation, Inglenook fireplace incorporating a cast iron log burner effect electric fire on a brick hearth with a feature mantel shelf over, fitted bookshelf to the chimney breast recess, exposed stone alcoves for display, three wall light points and feature beams to the walls and ceiling.
Second Sitting Room/family Roo 14' 1" plus walk-in bay to the rear x 15' 5" max into the Inglenook firepla ( 4.29m plus walk-in bay
A beautifully presented room having a walk-in bay to the rear elevation with double opening UPVC double glazed French doors leading to the rear patio and further panels to the side of the bay, window to the front elevation, a central focal point to the room is a large Inglenook fireplace incorporating a cast log burning stove on a stone paved hearth with exposed stone and brick work and an oak mantle beam over, central heating radiator, fitted shelving, exposed beams to the walls and ceiling, exposed and stained floorboarding and an opening with stairs leading to the first floor. Opening to:
Library/third Reception Room 10' 11" x 7' ( 3.33m x 2.13m )
Having a full height picture window to the front elevation, windows to the side and rear elevations, central heating radiator, feature beams to the walls and ceiling, exposed stone work, two wall light points, fitted bookshelves and exposed and stained floorboarding. Door leading to:
Vaulted Basement Cellar
Having electric, light and an extractor fan.
Having window to the side elevation, double glazed roof-light window, quarry tiled flooring and a stable door leading to the rear patio.
Spacious Dining Kitchen 24' 3" x 13' 1" ( 7.39m x 3.99m )
Fitted with a range of oak units and a centre island with a granite work surface over (all to be included in with the selling price), Belfast enamel sink with period style hot and cold taps over, additional dual 'Quooker' Boiling Water and Filtered Cold Water Tap, exposed brick bread oven, Falcon Range cooker fitted to a brick enclosure with extractor fan over and natural stone tiled splashbacks to the cooking area, dining area with a latch door giving access to understairs storage, open staircase leading to the first floor, exposed beams to the walls and ceiling, spotlights to the ceiling, central heating radiator, travertine stone flooring, two windows to the side elevation with quarry tiled window cills giving aspect over the patio and a hardwood door to the side elevation leading to the patio. Latch door leading to:
Utility/laundry Room 15' 8" x 8' 3" ( 4.78m x 2.51m )
Fitted with a range of base units with laminated work surfaces over, complementary tiled splashbacks, under unit space and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, wall mounted Worcester combi boiler, central heating radiator, two double glazed windows to the side elevation, exposed beams to the ceiling, slate tiled flooring and an opening to stairs leading to the first floor. Door leading to:
Boot Room 6' 10" x 6' 5" ( 2.08m x 1.96m )
Having coat hanging hooks, central heating radiator, exposed beams to the ceiling and terracotta tiled flooring. Latch door leading to:
Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over and low level WC. Central heating radiator, wall mounted Worcester boiler, exposed beams to the ceiling and terracotta tiled flooring.
First Floor Studio/bedroom 23' 3" max overall x 11' 7" ( 7.09m max overall x 3.53m )
(This room could be used as a bedroom)
Having an open spindle balustrade, double glazed windows to the side and rear elevation, double glazed roof-light window, central heating radiator with shelf over, feature oak flooring and an apex ceiling with exposed truss and ceiling beams. Door leading to:
En-Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising a corner glazed shower cubicle with a Gainsborough electric shower over and being fully tiled to the cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Part ceramic tiled walls to dado height, ceramic tiled flooring and central heating radiator.
Having a split landing.
Bedroom 14' 10" x 11' 6" into chimney breast recess ( 4.52m x 3.51m into chimney breast recess )
Having three sash windows to the front elevation, central heating radiator and an antique pine door leading to the landing area:- with a further partially opaque sash glazed window to the front elevation and an antique pine door leading to:
Fitted with a white suite comprising a free-standing ball and claw foot cast iron bath with a chrome period style bath/shower mixer tap over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Part panelled walls to dado height, period reclaimed central heating radiator with a heated towel rail attached, loft access, high ceiling, vinyl floor covering and a partially opaque glazed sash window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom 16' 1" x 14' 2" ( 4.90m x 4.32m )
Having a partially opaque glazed sash window to the elevation, further window to the rear elevation giving aspect over the garden, central heating radiator, a beautiful apex ceiling with exposed truss and ceiling beams, wall beams and door leading to a storage cupboard with shelving. Fitted ladder leading to a mezzanine area with a door leading to roof storage.
Latch door leading to the rear of the bedroom giving access to another landing with stairs leading down to the ground floor.
Bedroom 17' 8" x 10' 9" max ( 5.38m x 3.28m max )
Having double glazed bay window to the front elevation, central heating radiator and exposed ceiling and wall beams. Latch door leading to:
Luxury En-Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a large glazed shower cubicle incorporating a multi-functioning shower with multi-functioning options rainhead and separate shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over and low level WC. Ceramic tiled splashbacks, central heating radiator, inset spotlights to the ceiling, exposed wall beams, ceramic tiled flooring, partially opaque glazed sash window to the side elevation and opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.
Having a stained panel giving light to the area and loft access. Antique pine door leading to:
Bedroom 9' 8" min to rear of wardrobe x 10' 4" min to front of wardrobe ( 2.95m min to rear of wardrobe x 3.
Having double glazed window to the side elevation, central heating radiator, inset spotlights to the ceiling and a range of fitted full height wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.
En-Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a walk-in glazed cubicle with flush fitted chrome taps, rainhead/separate shower attachment and being fully tiled to the cubicle, heritage wash hand basin and WC fitted to vanity units with storage beneath and a beech work surface over. Ceramic tiled walls, fitted mirror light, door leading to a linen storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, inset spotlights to the ceiling, ceramic tiled flooring and double glazed window to the side elevation.
A particular feature of the property is the extensive grounds extending to approx a quarter of an acre and having a wealth of features which must be viewed to be fully appreciated. There is a large paved patio area, large timber Summer house (to be included in with the selling price), outside power points, outside lighting and outside taps. There are steps up to a large shaped lawned garden area flanked with borders inset with a variety of mature trees and shrubs and a lot of the borders are stone edged providing raised borders. The paving continues from the patio up the garden to a workshop area:- (which is adjacent to the utility area and accessed via an oak door) having a double glazed roof-light window, power and light. There is also a large timber shed having light. A gravelled area provides a further seating area and to the rear of the garden is a block paved driveway providing off road parking for four vehicles with sturdy hardwood timber electric remote drive gates leading off The Biggin to the rear which gives access to the driveway. There is a large area to the side of the driveway which could be used to create a large garage/granny annex or development of a detached dwelling (subject to planning permission).