Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:51

The Racquets Court

Written by The Webmaster

No two properties on the Bostock Hall Estate are alike, and so prices of homes can vary greatly depending on size, character, accommodation and private gardens. All properties have detached timber garages and allocated parking spaces, and residents have access to the Parkland’s communal gardens, a large lake with fishing rights, and a woodland walk through the mature forest trails.

Originally built to house the then new craze of racquets, it was later converted to an estate workshop. J P Livsey’s took the extraordinary height of this building adding additional space of the second garage and a small extension to provide two, three storey houses each with a unique character.

Both properties have totally private rear gardens edged by existing yew hedges dating back the 1800s. The conversion required the complete insertion of floors and internal walls as there was nothing internal to begin with. However, this was not as easy as it sounds as excavations revealed hidden steam pipes laid under the floor – an early form of underfloor heating.

The second floor rooms are studio style with long slim windows which once cast light down onto the court. These have been replaced and with double glazed windows. The first floor varies in its accommodation from house to house with similar ground floors, but generally the accommodation is three or five bedrooms, main bathroom, en-suite, lounge, dining, kitchen and downstairs toilet.

The properties both have double glazed new windows with the benefit of roof, floor and wall insulation with gas central heating.

Please contact the relevant estate agent to view the property.

The Racquets Court properties are not currently on the market.