Blythe House, Main Street, Hayton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9LF

Asking Price £745,000

5 Bedroom House For Sale in Blythe House, Main Street, Hayton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9LF

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Blyth House is a charming period farm house offering generous family living accommodation with three large reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, study, five bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom. The property sits within grounds extending to 2.676 to include a double garage and a Grade II Listed Dovecote.

Blythe House is a fine period home believed to date from
circa 1675, with a Grade II listed dovecote and extensive
grounds with over 140m frontage to the Chesterfield canal.
The farmhouse retains many original features with an
abundance of exposed beams and timbers, pine doors and
open fireplaces to many rooms.

The heart of this charming home is the large farmhouse
kitchen with pine cabinets, a gas fired Aga and an attractive
pine staircase leading to the first floor. The large drawing
room and the dining hall each have impressive inglenook
fireplaces, and the cosy snug has an open fire. The study
features an original well with glazed floor over and display
lighting, and a charcoal oven which is ideal for storage of
wine. There is also a utility room and cloakroom on the
ground floor.

The first floor offers 5 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite facilities
along with a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms is
reached by a secondary staircase from the drawing room,
this has a connecting door to the master bedroom which
would make an ideal dressing room, nursery or a first floor
living room with views over the gardens towards the canal.
Gas fired central heating and a security system are installed.

The extensive grounds extend to 2.676 acres and comprise
a south facing formal garden area, covered barbecue area, a large gravel courtyard providing parking and sitting areas and outer gardens running down to the Chesterfield canal. There are outbuildings including a tractor shed and a detached two story dovecote which incorporates a wood store and a workshop to the ground floor.

The property may have considerable planning potential as it
is assessed in the Strategic Housing Land Availability
Assessment (SHLAA) from September 2009 as land suitable for development within 5-10 years. Planning permission has previously been granted for the erection of a new dwelling within the grounds of Blythe House on the site of a former barn. Although this consent has now expired, interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the local authority over reinstating this planning permission or gaining consent on other areas of the property.

Dining Hall
Panelled entrance door, impressive inglenook fireplace with
brick recess and flanking pine cupboards, exposed beams
and timbers, herringbone brick floor, 2 wall light points, 2
picture lights.

Drawing Room
Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and timbers, French
doors to the gardens, built in cupboard to recess, 5 wall light points, secondary staircase to first floor.

French doors to the rear terrace, vaulted ceiling with
exposed truss and timbers, brick fireplace and chimney
breast with open grate and flagstone hearth and flanking
pine cupboards, 2 wall light points.

Quarry tiled floor, well with glazed cover and display lighting, former charcoal oven used as a wine store, exposed beam and timber, stable door to the garden.

Farmhouse Kitchen
Pine cupboards and drawers with work surface over, electric oven and hob with extractor hood over, 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap, plumbing and space for dishwasher, gas fired Aga providing cooking and supplementary hot water, matching wall cupboards, glazed display cabinets and corner shelving, wall light point, door to the rear, attractive pine staircase to the first floor, quarry tiled floor, exposed beams and timbers.

Utility Room
Cupboard with work surface over, stainless steel sink,
plumbing and space for automatic washing machine, gas
fired central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor, exposed beams and timbers.

Close coupled WC and wash hand basin, exposed timbers,
quarry tiled floor.

First Floor

Pine balustrade, exposed timbers, 4 wall light points.

Bedroom 1
Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, revealed wall timbers, 2 built in wardrobes, 4 wall light points.

En-Suite Bathroom
Spa bath, corner shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, exposed timbers, extractor fan.

Bedroom 2
Exposed timbers, 2 built in wardrobes and built in airing cupboard, shelving to recess.

En-Suite Shower Room
Corner shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, tiled floor, exposed timbers.

Bedroom 3
Exposed timbers, 2 wall light points.

Bedroom 4
Fireplace with pine surround and cast iron grate, deep built in wardrobe, picture light and 2 wall light points.

Bedroom 5/Sitting Room
Reached by the secondary staircase with a connecting door from the master bedroom, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, 3 wall light points.

Bath with Victorian style brass taps and shower attachment, shower and screen over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bidet, exposed timbers, light with shaver point.


The gardens and grounds extend to 2.676 acres in all, and benefit from 147m frontage onto the Chesterfield canal. There is brick walling enclosing a rose garden to the front of the property, with a 5 bar gate giving access to a large gravel courtyard with a central raised brick flower bed. The courtyard is enclosed by the farmhouse, the Grade II listed dovecote which has a wood store and workshop beneath, and a covered barbecue area with adjacent pond. There is gated access to the rear gardens and paddock.

To the south of the property are part walled formal gardens with good sized lawns, mature shrubbery, a paved terrace and fruit trees. The outer gardens/ paddock are grass with trees and shrubbery, and have extensive frontage to the Chesterfield canal. There is a brick and pantile tractor shed.

We understand that the tenure of the property is freehold.

Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating is installed.

Rating Assessment
We are advised by Bassetlaw Local Authority that Blythe House is in Rating Band F.

The village of Hayton is located on the A620, only three miles from Retford, which has an attractive market place with a range of shops, Superstore, Schooling and Leisure Facilities. The town also has a main line rail link with London Kings Cross which takes from 1hour and 26 minutes. Hayton and the neighbouring village of Clarborough have local facilities including a primary school, three public houses, post office, Spar minimarket, and a well utilised village hall.

Travelling North on the A620 from Retford, pass through the village of Clarborough and continue through Hayton. Blythe House is the last property on the left hand side before The Boat Inn.

Property Features

  • Impressive five bedroom farmhouse
  • Three reception rooms
  • Study
  • Farmhouse kitchen
  • two en-suites plus a family bathroom
  • 2.676 acres
  • Double garage
  • Grade II Listed former dovecote
  • Fantastic location



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