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For Sale £400,000

4 Bedroom Detached House

Bulwell House, Fosse Road, Car Colston, Nottingham, NG13 8JA

Key Features

  • 1/3 Acre Plot Set Within Arable Farmland
  • Privacy & Serenity - No Immediate Neighbours & Gardens Not Overlooked
  • Huge Garden-Room-Style Conservatory
  • Fully Insulated, Double Glazed Garden Cabin
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • A One-Time Edwardian Dairy Farm
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Double Garage & Driveway With Electric Gates
  • Superb Property For Entertaining
  • Movement-Sensored Burglar Alarm


This 1914 ex-dairy farmhouse sits on a 1/3 of an acre plot surrounded by arable farmland.

Perfect for enjoying your own space, serenity and the nature around, this property is also superb for entertaining and enjoying the company of family and friends (it's a great home to throw a party - the current owners have hosted two weddings here over the years!).

This is your chance to get away from it all and own your own estate, enjoying all the benefits of farmhouse living - with none of the hard work!

Highlights include:

• A wonderful conservatory running the full length of the property with great views out into the garden and to the fields beyond

• The Cabin - more than just a summerhouse, this garden room has a brick chimney and wood burning stove as well as a covered barbeque area so that it can be enjoyed all year round

• A 1/3 acre plot - huge and well maintained gardens which are attractive, private and fully enclosed

• Double garage - an electric security gate at the front leads down a large driveway with turning area, and leads to a genuine double garage

• Four double bedrooms - there is no ‘box room' here!

• Four reception rooms

• Three bathrooms

The 1/3 of an acre plot has a wonderfully secluded garden which runs from the back of the property, to the side and round to the front. It is a garden to be enjoyed in all weather - when it is cold and wet you'll still be able to enjoy the views from either ‘The Cabin' or from the huge conservatory, and in the sunshine you'll be able to revel in the colours of the flowers and blossoms, and enjoy al fresco dining on the patio area. The photos on this listing were taken in winter, but come for a viewing to enjoy the spring bringing up the daffodils and crocuses and the blossom emerge on the fruit trees.

The property is set on the old Fosse Road, a one-time Roman Road and previously the A46. The new A46 is a dual carriageway and as such has taken the traffic away from the property while still providing convenient access to commute to Newark, Nottingham, Lincoln or Leicester.

Nearby is the charming village of Car Colston, with a village pub and bus routes to both Nottingham and Newark. Bingham is also merely moments away, which in 2013 was named the UK's best town to raise a family! Bingham has a busy High Street, and also has medical facilities, swimming pool, shops, restaurants and four schools.

The property has been well looked after and invested in over the years - it is double glazed throughout, and has gas central heating system run by an unvented hot water cylinder providing hot water for the whole house without running out.

Viewing is essential in order to truly appreciate this characterful property with fantastic potential for further development.


This home includes:

  • Entrance Hall

    4.59m x 3.5m (16.1 sqm) - 15' 1" x 11' 5" (173 sqft)

    Entry at the front of the property is by a traditional cottage-style wooden front door, which brings you in to an impressive entrance hall containing a large open staircase with a large, tall window to the side. It has original wood parquet flooring, and there is also a window to the front aspect meaning lots of natural light. It has a radiator, telephone point, and smoke alarm.

  • Kitchen / Breakfast Room

    4.88m x 2.74m (13.3 sqm) - 16' x 8' 11" (143 sqft)

    A farmhouse style breakfast kitchen, you'll have ample space to really enjoy cooking here - not least because the large Utility Room frees up space normally taken up by the washing machine, fridge/freezers etc. Entry to the kitchen is via the rear door - A secure UPVc door with a stable door-style double glazed panel which opens out to let fresh air in. Inside, there is a dining area with space for a small dining table, and natural light comes in from the dual aspect windows to the front and rear. The flooring is tiled, and there are also tiled walls. There is a radiator, a shelf & built-in storage cabinet and there is a wall-mounted boiler also in the dining area. The kitchen area has base units with rolled edge counter worktops containing a circular inset sink and separate drainer, with mixer tap. There is a built in gas hob, and built-in microwave and built-in double oven plus space and plumbing for a washing machine.

  • Utility Room

    3.35m x 2.72m (9.1 sqm) - 10' 11" x 8' 11" (98 sqft)

    An extremely useful space, the Utility Room currently houses a large fridge/freezer plus a deep freeze, the washing machine and separate dryer, and has counter space over base units/cabinets with an inset sink and drainer. The floor and walls are all tiled, and there is a window to the rear aspect.

  • WC

    Has tiled floor and walls, and contains a low level flush WC and wash basin. There is a radiator, window to the front aspect and extractor fan.

  • Living Room

    4.57m x 3.66m (16.7 sqm) - 14' 11" x 12' (180 sqft)

    The centrepiece of this room is a traditional open fireplace in a brick surround and the large exposed beams in the room give it really cosy country-cottage feel. There is plenty of space for sofas and lounge furniture, the room is carpeted and there is a radiator, coved ceiling and the fireplace has a tiled hearth. To the side aspect, there is two small windows and also a glazed door leading to the conservatory.

  • Study

    3.66m x 3.35m (12.2 sqm) - 12' x 10' 11" (131 sqft)

    The side aspect window and door leading to the conservatory provide lots of natural light in this spacious office/study room. There is built in shelving, and the room is carpeted with radiator and coved ceiling.

  • Conservatory

    8.56m x 3.68m (31.5 sqm) - 28' 1" x 12' (339 sqft)

    The gorgeous footnote to Bulwell House is the extremely bright and airy conservatory. Running the full width of the property, taking full advantage of the gardens and views over open fields. With tiled flooring throughout, radiator and french doors leading out to the gardens.

  • Dining Room

    3.66m x 3.56m (13 sqm) - 12' x 11' 8" (140 sqft)

    As well as the dining room, it is possible to dine in several places in this property - al fresco dining on the garden patio, by the log burner in the garden cabin, breakfast around the table in the kitchen and placing long tables to cater for large numbers in the conservatory. The dining room itself is a good-sized room with plenty of space for a large dining table and has plenty of light from dual aspect windows to the side and rear. The room is carpeted, with radiator and coved ceiling.

  • Landing

    As you climb the open staircase, there is a huge window at the top of the landing letting in lots of natural light. The landing is a hallway with access to the loft above, and also an airing cupboard, as well as access to the four bedrooms and bathroom. There are four double bedrooms upstairs - there is no ‘box room'!

  • Bedroom 1

    4.88m x 2.74m (13.3 sqm) - 16' x 8' 11" (143 sqft)

    The master bedroom is a fantastic space, and has an ensuite. It is carpeted, has coved ceiling, built in wardrobes & storage and has a large window to the rear overlooking the surrounding countryside. The ensuite has vinyl flooring, and a tiled shower, a low level flush WC, wash basin and heated towel rail with a window to the rear aspect.

  • Bedroom 2

    3.66m x 3.66m (13.3 sqm) - 12' x 12' (144 sqft)

    This huge bedroom has dual aspect windows providing natural light, and is carpeted with phone point, coved ceiling and radiator.

  • Bedroom 3

    4.59m x 3.66m (16.8 sqm) - 15' 1" x 12' (181 sqft)

    Carpeted, with radiator, picture rails and window to the rear aspect.

  • Bedroom 4

    3.66m x 3.35m (12.2 sqm) - 12' x 10' 11" (131 sqft)

    Also carpeted, with coved ceiling and radiator, and has decorative archways concealing bedside lighting to either side of the chimney breast. There is a window to the side aspect.

  • Bathroom

    There is a large, corner bath, a low level flush WC, wash basin and built-in bathroom cabinets plus a separate shower unit with drying area and mixer shower. The bathroom has tiled walls and flooring, and there is a frosted window to the front and a vertical radiator.

  • Driveway

    Entry to the house is via an electric, remote-controlled metal security gate at the front, leading to a tarmaced driveway with further private parking plus turning space. The driveway is lit with external lighting including a motion-sensor security light.

  • Double Garage

    Double garage with electric power sockets, lighting and an electric door.

  • Courtyard

    The L-shaped property has a rectangular courtyard. Block paved and bordered by a brick wall with a wrought iron gate, it contains roses, a park bench and - a real curiosity - two working wells. The wells bring a real sense of history and character to the courtyard, but it is also a lovely area in which to enjoy the sunshine.

  • Garden

    The garden contains several mature trees, shrubs and flowers including 3 plum trees, 3 pear trees and an apple tree. There is also a horse chestnut, a mountain ash and a beautiful weeping birch plus a weeping cedar and several other mature conifers. Clematis climbs over a decorative iron archway by the patio area, and the garage has Wisteria adding a dash of colour to the driveway. There is also Honeysuckle, Labernum, and Euonymous Europas amongst many others, creating a riot of colour during the sunny seasons. As you come out of the kitchen to the rear and walk through the courtyard, you'll walk around and to the right along a block-paved pathway running alongside the house. You'll go past a greenhouse, and past a water feature over a small rockery until you get to a paved patio area by the corner of the house. The path hugs the house itself and leads around to the side of the property, and there is a large lawn bordered with mature hedges with views out to the arable fields beyond. In the far corner is the cabin, and then beyond and round to the right (past the grand steps leading up to the conservatory), you are in the front part of the garden which has several mature conifers providing privacy from the road and a side gate.

  • Summer House

    The Cabin - More than your average summerhouse, this solid construction has double glazing, is fully insulated and has a brick chimney with a fireplace which contains a wood burning stove. When lit, this heats the room to make it fantastically cosy and means you can enjoy the space all year round. In the summer, you'll be able to open the French doors wide and enjoy the view across the lawn and enjoy a glass of wine or a lunch with friends (there is enough room to make this a wonderful dining space). Continuing the dining theme, there is also a specially constructed shelter next to The Cabin which is designed for the barbeque, so that you can host BBQs all year round and in any weather. There is also a telephone line, power sockets, and both internal and external lighting plus a motion sensor security light.

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.


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