Sold STC £475,000.00 LEASEHOLD - Detached
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase this TWO BEDROOM LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE, situated on the banks of the River Lea next to Aqueduct Lock, and occupying approximately one third of an acre “island plot” that enjoys riverside and lake views. The property we understand has a GRADE 11 Listed frontage and does require some updating and re modernisation internally.
The property is located in truly rural position reached only with limited vehicular tow path access along the western side of the river bank via Wharf Road, this is granted by way of license @ £300 per annum.
It provides a rare purchase for those with imagination and who are specifically looking for a project with potential to carry out sympathetic improvement and possible extensions to their future home, this obviously being subject to the usual and applicable planning permission and consents.
The property due to its position and location has only mains electricity, drainage is via cesspit and water via its own well with purification system. Due to its location and limited vehicular access the property does NOT readily have easy access from usual services, rubbish collection , emergency services, removals etc etc etc.
Viewing is strictly via appointment and via Butlers as vendors sole agent.
The vendor is suited and CHAIN FREE and an early sale is required.
Large heavy timber panelled door to Hall, Turned stair flight to first floor with spindle ballustrade, Under stair recess, Doors to:
RECEPTION 2/ BEDROOM 3 12′ 7″ X 10′ 7″
Dual aspect with secondary glazed sash style windows, Brick fire surround with open grate, Dimplex electric radiator.
RECEPTION 1 12′ 0″ X 10′ 0″
Dual aspect with secondary glazed sash style windows, York brick fire surround with inset log burner, Dimplex electric radiator, TV airiel point, Feature mock beams, Open to Kitchen.
KITCHEN 9 ‘0″ X 8’ 9″
Single drainer sink with cupboards under, Wall units, Base units, Work top, Electric cooker point, Plumbing for washing machine, Space for fridge, Door to Lean to.
Laminate floor, Power points, Door to garden.
Spindle ballustrade, Over stair cupboard, Secondary glazed sash style windowDual aspect secondary glazed sash style windows, to front aspect, Doors to:
BEDROOM 1 13′ 0″ X 10′ 0″
Dual aspect secondary glazed sash style windows,
BEDROOM 2 13 ‘0 X 10’ 3″
Dual aspect secondary glazed sash window, Wrought iron fire surround, Electric storage radiator.
BATHROOM 9′ 0″ X 8′ 6″
White Shell style suite comprising: Panelled bath, Low level Wc, Pedestal wash hand basin, Tiling to walls, Towel cupboard/airing cupboard, Secondary glazed sash window to rear aspect.
We are advised that the island plot extends to a third of an acre of which a proportion is Freehold and a proportion is Leasehold. The property we understand is on a 999 year lease granted approximately thirty years ago to its current owner. We are also advised that drainage is via cesspit and that water is via a well which has an onsite water purifier.
Large lawn areas, Apple trees, Plum trees, Vegetable plots and Greenhouses, Sheds, Chicken coup, Bird aviaries, Plants and shrubs.
Backing onto Lea and lock relief channel with views over lake
Proceed from Wormley High Road into Wharf Road, follow to bottom of Wharf Road and continue over automatic rail crossing, take 2nd turning on right marked private- and proceed down lane fully to you reach a “T” junction-
Then turn left and as you reach the bridge across the Lea (do not cross) turn immediately right onto the tow path-
Continue with care and consideration in a southerly for approximately a 3rd of a mile to:
OPEN LOCK GATE
Proceed to Aquaduct Lock taking care if Northerly lock gate is closed to:
Residents and visitors parking is located on the westerly bank, adjacent the cottage.
We are advised by the current vendor that Parking and Tow path access is on license at an current annual cost of £300 per annum to assist in upkeep and maintainance..