Nottinghamshire has some fabulous homes and this one in Mansfield has features that will appeal to all age groups in your household.
Packed with traditional features as well as modern additions, the family house has practical gardens and outdoor areas plus a super cute children’s bedroom that would be ideal for triplets, sleepovers and endless games of make-believe.
There is so much to say about this dream house that it’s difficult to know where to start and it’s a feeling that is shared with owners of the house – this is only the second time it has been up for sale in the last 68 years.
The huge five-bedroom detached, which has a price tag of £600,000, was built in 1896 on a plot of around a quarter of an acre.
Features from the period of build remain and these are combined with modern additions and improvements, many of which have been carried out during the current owners’ eight-years of ownership.
Highlights include a stunning orangery living kitchen extension, and a 32ft bedroom on the second floor that includes a central shower area as well as a living area.
Children will adore the fitted bunks in bedroom two with there own proper staircase to reach the top bunks – they could let their imaginations run wild in here – games of Rapunzel, battles, spy missions and hide and seek all spring to mind. There’s more family space, too, on the ground floor where there is a family room.
Many classical Victorian features remain and can be seen in rooms like the entrance hall, dining room and living room. Look out for cast iron fireplaces and original quarry tiled flooring.
In total, there is around 3,400 sq ft of accommodation in this Victorian residence including the cellar. However, the space doesn’t stop there. There is plenty of outdoor space, too.
Established and private gardens include patios, a rose garden, lawns and an additional large patio above the garage which has a glass balustrade creating a lovely sitting area. There’s also cobbled car standing, a detached double garage, a garden store, brick and glass greenhouse and a potting shed.
The selling agent, Richard Watkinson and Partners in Mansfield, said: “It is seldom that a property of this calibre and on this street comes on to the market.”
The house in Norfolk Drive is in a Conservation area, which the agent describes as “a delightful and leafy suburban location close to excellent amenities and within walking distance to the town centre, excellent schooling and a Tesco supermarket.”