This beautiful home offers an outstanding combination of spacious family living and versatile entertaining space, both inside and out.
Woodlands nestles in front of a wooded hillside on the edge of a popular village. This modern home offers an outstanding combination of spacious family living and versatile entertaining space, both inside and out. In the winter it’s warm and welcoming; in the summer, with or without guests, one is forever tempted outside to enjoy the garden and the beautiful outlook. The practical layout – improved by the current owners – means that the already generous space is used to its full advantage. Most of the living accommodation is on the first floor to benefit from the views, while the garden features sheltered seating as well as plenty of open space. The house is in excellent condition throughout and is one of only of a handful of properties in this sought-after part of the village.
Approaching along the private driveway, you immediately get a sense of the splendid location.
As the driveway brings you to the front of the house, it is immediately obvious that considerable thought has been given to design and layout in creating a great family home. A large balcony runs for much of the first floor, while the garden stretches to the left of the house. Lawns, terraced areas and decking make the most of the hillside. The wide arc of the sky is neatly offset by the woods further up the hill.
Light, space, comfort and convenience.
Enter the hall through the glazed double front door and you get a sense of the light and space present throughout the house. From the hallway, stairs lead up to the first floor, but before going up turn to your right to bedroom 4, currently used as an office. Back across the hallway is the downstairs cloakroom and at the foot of the stairs, the door to the games room. Go in and explore.
This is a large room indeed, with a window to the north and a triple sliding patio door opening west to the garden.
Return to the hallway and follow the stairs up.
There’s a half landing with a window facing west. Continue to the first floor proper. To your left is the master bedroom suite and to your right you enter the large lounge.
Step into the lounge and really understand how this house works so perfectly.
Once in the lounge you’ll immediately understand the brilliance of design that runs throughout the property. Glazed sliding doors run the whole width of the room, providing direct access to the balcony. A further door to the south leads to an inner hallway and bedrooms 2 and 4. At the back of the room is a wood burning stove shared with the kitchen and dining room. The room combines perfect entertaining space with the genuine cosiness that is ideal in the colder months
Cooking & dining; an ultra-modern kitchen, morning sunshine – and under-floor heating.
From the lounge go through into the kitchen and dining room. This is stunning 30 foot space, accommodating a large and beautifully appointed modern kitchen and then a very spacious dining area near the wood burning stove – from where you can see through into the lounge and beyond to the view west.
The kitchen is furnished with all necessary appliances, with units subtly finished in light shades of grey, and with a polished stone tiled floor. Under-floor heating adds an extra touch of comfort to an already luxurious room. Lighting has been expertly arranged and windows stretch most of the length of the room. Bi-Fold Doors open from the dining area to the patio and rear garden and there is a separate kitchen door to the outside too.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 – quiet comfort and plenty of light.
Return to the Lounge and turn left to the inner hall. Immediately to your left again is the family bathroom, then bedroom 3. In front of you is bedroom 2, with an en-suite shower room. Both rooms are full doubles. The family bathroom includes bath and separate shower and warm wood flooring. The en-suite shower room for bedroom 2 has a fully tiled shower, w.c. and washbasin, plus generous cupboard and cabinet space.
A true master bedroom suite.
At the top of the stairs, continue across the landing into the main bedroom. This is large and comfortable room. There is plenty of wardrobe space and a large ensuite shower, recently re-fitted. There is a large walk-in shower, w.c. and large wash basin. There is likewise plenty of cupboard space and a separate airing cupboard. The floor and shower side wall are fully tiled.
Back in the bedroom there is a window to the north and full length sliding windows leading onto the balcony. With stunning views over the river valley below, what better place to greet the morning!
In the garden, each corner brings a new perspective.
Explore the garden and outside spaces. Immediately behind the house, go out of the kitchen onto the east facing patio. Further back, there is low brick retaining wall which creates terracing for plants and a rockery. Steps lead to a gate and from the edge of the property you can walk uphill to join the ‘cliff top’ path that follows the woods north above the River Trent – a beautiful walk on any day.
Continue to the rest of the garden. Spacious lawns are interspersed with features such as the barbecue terrace and, separately, the summer house. This latter is fully roofed and is open on three sides. The floor is stone paved and there is a hot tub, plus plenty of space to relax and dine, all with magnificent views over the river.
Below the barbecue terrace is a decked area for sun lounging and steps down from here to the fourth garden level, currently set to lawn and shrubs.
For storing equipment and furniture, there is a separate garden shed towards the top of the garden. The garage has plenty of room for two cars and also accommodates the central heating boiler – the current owners replaced two separate ones with a single unit. There are also solar panels which contribute to the electricity supply.
The village itself sits atop an escarpment, beyond which gently rolling farmland stretches east. There are two churches (the oldest dating from 1160) a post office, a medical practice, the Sheffield Arms pub and the Ferry House Inn, a primary school, as well as playing fields including a children’s play area, a pavilion and several sports fields used by local clubs.
Scunthorpe is 5 miles to the south and there is quick access to the M180, M18 and thence into the rest of the national motorway network. An easy 12 mile drive to the north east takes you to Barton upon Humber and the Humber Bridge, leading to Kingston Upon Hull. The nearest railway station is in Scunthorpe, with connections to Doncaster and main line services. Doncaster is about 45 minutes’ drive away by car, Hull about half an hour, and Lincoln approximately one hour. Humberside international airport is near Kirmington, 22 miles away.