The Smithy, Wheatley Road, Clayworth
Offside Water's Edge
This wonderful cottage is set on the banks of the Chesterfield Canal on the edge of the delightful village of Clayworth. It was once the village post office, and before that the village blacksmiths. It is full of character and period details, including exposed beams, timbers, and brickwork. It benefits from a stunning canalside terrace and a large side garden. There is potential to negotiate with CRT for end of garden moorings but given that the cottage is on a substantial bend, it would be preferable to moor at the Retford and Worksop Boat Club opposite the cottage, which offers mooring facilities, a clubhouse, and a programme of social activities for its members.
The cottage has a pretty little front garden surrounded by a low stone wall with wrought iron detailing. To the left is an attached outbuilding which was the former blacksmiths shop. This is currently an L-shaped single garage with space for a workshop, and a large separate store room. There is a stable door at the rear of the garage leading to the canalside terrace, and a window overlooking the canal. Beyond the garage is a side gate to the garden. To the right of the cottage is a tarmaced off road parking space with a gate to the rear terrace.
The front door leads into a hallway off which is the downstairs bathroom. A further door leads into an inner hall with stairs to the first floor, and a door at the rear to the canalside terrace. To the left of the hall is the spacious sitting room with its fabulous inglenook fireplace and inset multi fuel stove, and bow window overlooking the canal. To the right of the hall is the dining room which has a stunning brick fireplace with a multi fuel stove, and again, a bow window overlooking the canal. The kitchen is beautifully fitted in a warm traditional style which complements the rest of the cottage.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom and bedroom two each have a window to the rear overlooking the canal. Bedrooms three and four have windows to the front overlooking fields.
The outdoor spaces are utterly delightful. There is a wide paved terrace overlooking the Chesterfield canal, with plenty of space to sit out and enjoy watching the passing narrowboats. This terrace is surrounded by a low wall, and is embellished to one side with a pretty flower bed. To the other side is the large garden, which is mainly grass, with two large vegetable patches. The garden is enclosed to the front and side by mature hedges, and has open fencing on the canal side so that you can enjoys the views of the canal.