- Tenure: Freehold
- DETACHED EDWARDIAN HOUSE BUILT IN 1907
- WITH CHARACTER AND CHARM
- REQUIRES MODERNISATION AND REFURBISHMENT
- SEVEN BEDROOMS
- FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
- SWEEPING DRIVEWAY
- GENEROUS GARDENS
- SWIMMING POOL WITH DRESSING ROOM
Mapperley Plains Primary and Nursery School (0.2mi.)
The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary, Arnold (0.4mi.)
Ernehale Infant School (0.4mi.)
GUIDE PRICE £900,000 - £1,000,000
There must be very few period properties that have only had three sets of owners ? but the impressive Edwardian house in Mapperley is something of a special find. Dating back to 1907, the seven-bedroom detached house has been home to its current owners for almost 40 years now and, from the stained-glass in its front door to the bell calling board in the breakfast room, it is a treasure trove of period delights. ?It was built for the owner of the Nottingham beer making company, Shipstone?s Brewery,? one of the current owners explains. ?It was then owned by a doctor for many years and then we bought it.? The couple first saw the house when they went to look at some antiques the doctor was hoping to sell. ?We looked through the reception rooms and they were so impressive, with their beautiful high ceilings and architraves,? she recalls. ?The ones in the drawing room had the most incredible garlands of flowers and bows on them.?
When the couple heard the house was on the market, they decided to buy it. “We just loved everything about it and wanted it so much,” she remembers. “It is a prestigious Tudor-style home and it has so much presence. It stands in a row of half a dozen or so other very large houses and must be at one of the highest points in Nottingham, which gives it wonderful views.” Other period features include exquisite fireplaces, a beautiful staircase, original doors and great bay windows. There is also a coach house, which has been used as a dressing room for the outside swimming pool in the past, but which (subject to the relevant planning permissions) could be converted into annexe accommodation or work or leisure space perhaps. “The coach house sits back from the main house and could be garage if someone wanted one,” she adds.
The imposing property is ideal for lavish entertaining but also offers inviting spaces in which to relax quietly. “Although it has grandeur, it still manages to be homely,” she admits. “There are three main reception rooms and you can open up the double doors between two of them to make an even larger space if you wish. We have hosted wonderful Christmas parties and we even held our wedding party here after getting married in town.” The dining room features a long table, where up to 16 sit down to Christmas dinner most years. “This also becomes a snooker table, which is fun when there are lots of people here,” she adds. “There is nothing like it when this place comes to life at Christmas, with all the decorations and everyone dressing up.”
The breakfast room and kitchen have views out on to the garden. “This is where I tend to sit and chat with my friends when they visit – in the summer we can open the door and go straight out on to the terrace,” she says. “I also love the front drawing room because of its panoramic views. There is a window seat in there and you can sit and gaze out for hours. Equally, it is a nice room for just relaxing in and watching television.” The main bedroom accommodation is on the first floor of the house, where there is a broad landing, which is filled with natural light. “The master bedroom, in particular, stands out, with its long windows that come almost down to the floor. Like the drawing room, this captures stunning far-reaching views. We can lie in bed there and watch the most beautiful sunsets.”
Three more bedrooms can be found on the top floor of the house. “This is where the maid would have lived and had her bedroom, sitting room and kitchen,” the owner explains. “There is a small balcony up here and a bathroom, which has a Roman style.” This part of the house could be perfect for teenagers seeking their own space or perhaps a nanny or au pair. The property offers all the flexibility a growing family might need in its accommodation.
With the shops at Mapperley Top close by and excellent access to the city, bus routes and good schools, the leafy location of the house has suited the owners well. They have found it easy to travel further afield when necessary and have enjoyed being able to reach good road connections and airports. “It has been a lovely, lovely family home and my children had a lot of pleasure growing up here,” she says. “We have always felt so proud of this house, with all its beauty, yet it has also been a very cosy and comfortable place to be.”
Setting the Scene
The house on Plains Road sits in impressive grounds. It is approached via a sweeping driveway and has generous gardens. There is a coach house, which could be converted (subject to the relevant planning permissions), and an outdoor swimming pool, which needs upgrading. “It is a beautiful garden, with masses of apples that were used to make cider last year, and figs, currants, mulberries and other fruit,” says the current owners. “It is a lovely place for children to play.”
Mapperley is a self sufficient area with many social clubs and also within easy walking distance are various small supermarkets and a range of local shops which are comprehensive. Within a five minute walk is a bus stop which gives you a regular and very frequent service into Nottingham city centre.
WITHIN EASY REACH
Nottingham city centre is only approximately four miles away and has a mainline station and an excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities including the national ice rink, many theatres, restaurants and bars and art galleries. Nottingham offers an excellent range of both private and state schools including the High Schools for Boys and Girls, Trent College, Ockbrook, The Elms, Hollygirt and a number of primary and preparatory schools, with nurseries being within close distance to the property. The busy shopping centre of Arnold is only one mile away also offering plenty of shops, cafés and a supermarket. The M1 can be reached in approximately 15 minutes and East Midlands Airport is about a 25 minutes drive away, but also has an easy bus link from the city centre.
Leaving Nottingham City Centre, head towards Victoria centre and exit that way. As you are on Mansfield Road, turn right past Victoria Centre car park and continue straight up Woodborough Road. Follow this road for 2.8 miles and the property can be found on the left hand side.SAT NAVFor those with satellite navigation the postcode is: NG3 5RF
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