Est. Mortgage £924 per month
THE LIBRARY, 19 THE OLD SCHOOL, BURTON DRIVE, RETFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, DN22 6TP
An opportunity to acquire an atmospheric residence of considerable character converted in this beautiful landmark building, the original Edward VI Grammar School.
In a secure gated environment the property offers a reversed layout meaning sleeping space is on the ground floor and living space is at the first floor to capture the wonderful character accents of substantial vaulted ceiling with exposed beam work, stone architectural detailing and stone mullion windows.
From the communal courtyard and original cloisters of this elegant building, a substantial door opens to the reception hall which boasts fitted storage and flows around to the ground floor bedrooms both of which have en suite facilities.
An elegant staircase ascends passed the mullion windows to the first floor space which is galleried over the hallway below. An open plan living dining arrangement is provided with the kitchen hosting a good range of contemporary units and integrated appliances. At the opposite end there is a useful store room and cloakroom with wc having feature minstrel's gallery over.
Outside residents enjoy excellent communal grounds of gardens and sitting out areas with sweeping pathways. There are multiple gated access points from London Road and Dominie Cross Road/Pennington Walk with secure entry system. The Library benefits from two dedicated parking spaces in addition to which there is occasional visitor parking within the grounds.
Originally the library to the King Edward VI Grammar School, the property nestles within the heart of this sympathetic conversion scheme. The Old School is a landmark building on the primary southern approach to the town centre enjoying frontage to London Road and set behind its Grade II listed railed walling.
The location means that town centre amenities are readily on hand together with other facilities such as the railway station which benefits from direct service into London Kings Cross. Retford also hosts a full range of residential and leisure amenities. The primary care centre is situated just to the north of the town centre. Transport links are excellent by road, rail and air.
Leave Retford town centre Market Square via Grove Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto Arlington Way. At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto London Road and The Old School will be found immediately on the left hand side.
OPEN PLAN LIVING DINING KITCEN 37'6" x 15'8" (11.44m x 4.77m) minimum, truly atmospheric living space with oak balustrade gallery over stairwell and lobby beneath, stone mullion windows to front elevation, exposed beam work. A comprehensive range of high gloss contemporary units to the kitchen area with base cupboards surmounted by attractive marble effect working surfaces, coordinating central island with peninsular breakfast bar. 1.5 sink unit, a comprehensive range of integrated appliances including washer dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven, halogen hob, extractor and microwave. Concealed gas fired combination boiler. Walk in store room and integral Cloakroom with low suite wc, pedestal hand basin, chrome towel warmer.
MINSTRELS GALLERY with oak balustrade over store room and wc.
GROUND FLOOR approached by the courtyard and cloisters.
RECEPTION HALL cloaks cupboard, radiator.
HALL atmospheric and double storey height with gallery over, staircase with oak balustrade, stone mullion windows to front elevation, wainscot panelling, downlighters.
BEDROOM ONE 13'9" x 12'4" (4.20m x 3.77m) with feature substantial stone fireplace, walk in wardrobe, radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 13'9" x 12'4" to 8'8" (4.20m x 3.77m maximum to 2.64m minimum) radiator and off to
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with quadrant showering enclosure having mermaid boarding, pedestal hand basin, low suite wc, half tiled to coordinate, chrome towel warmer.
GENERAL REMARKS & STIPULATIONS
Tenure and Possession: The Property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Service Charge: We are advised the current annual service/management charge for 2020/2021 is £293.74. This charge is variable. Interested parties are expressly advised to check the service/management charge and all outgoings prior to entering a legal commitment to purchase.
Council Tax: We are advised by Bassetlaw District Council that this property is in Band B.
Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Floorplans: The floorplans within these particulars are for identification purposes only, they are representational and are not to scale. Accuracy and proportions should be checked by prospective purchasers at the property.
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These particulars were prepared in Oct 2020.
The Est. Mortgage is for a 25 years repayment mortgage based on a 10% deposit and a 1.9% annual interest. It is only intended as a guide. Make sure you obtain accurate figures from your lender before committing to any mortgage. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage.