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Five-bed home with its own CAVE goes on the market for £1.75m

One way to escape the heatwave! Five-bed home with its own CAVE that was built in 1850 to house collection of statues goes on the market for £1.75m

  • A charming mansion with its own underground network of ‘enchanting’ caves is on sale for £1.75million
  • The five-bedroom home in Nottingham also boasts gardens with statues and 3,100 square foot of space
  • The caves were designed by Alderman Thomas Herbert, a wealthy lace manufacturer, from 1850 to 1876 
  • Architects have plans to more than double the size of the house on the existing plot, says property listing

A charming mansion with its own underground cellar of ‘enchanting’ caves has gone on the market for offers above £1.75million.

The five-bedroom property on the leafy Park Estate in Nottingham also boasts gardens with statues and 3,100 square foot of floor space.

According to its listing, the house comes with planning permission to build a massive 7,000 square foot contemporary home on top of the 19th century caves.

The column caves were designed by Alderman Thomas Herbert, a wealthy lace manufacturer, between 1850 and 1876.

They were originally designed to house Herbert’s remarkable collection of full-sized statues of gods, druidical figures and even Christ.

The five-bedroom property in the leafy suburb of Nottingham also boasts gardens with statues and 3,100 square foot of floor space

The house also comes with planning permission to build a massive 7,000 square foot contemporary home on top of the 19th century caves

The column caves were designed by Alderman Thomas Herbert, a wealthy lace manufacturer, between 1850 and 1876

They were originally designed to house Herbert’s remarkable collection of full-sized statues of gods, druidical figures and even Christ

There is also a breakfast kitchen which is fitted with a modern range of units and appliances

 Double doors provide access to a spacious lounge and dining room featuring French doors and large windows allowing an abundance of natural light

One of the property’s five bedrooms, which boasts its own en-suite as well as outstanding views of the city from its window

A floor plan of the property shows the layout of the ground floor, including a large lounge and dining room, sitting room, kitchen and two bedrooms

The first floor contains three of the property’s five bedrooms in addition to a large dressing room

The property also boasts a large entrance hall, sweeping staircase, modern living room and lounge diner.

There is a breakfast kitchen fitted with modern units and appliances, a utility room and two further bedrooms – one with an en-suite shower room.

Double doors provide access to a spacious lounge and dining room featuring French doors and large windows allowing an abundance of natural light

The three-storey house, which commands stunning views of the city, also has planning permission for a major redevelopment.

An artist’s impression shows permission for an ‘iconic architectural masterpiece’ built on top of the sandstone pillared caves.

Jackson Crane Architects have created plans to more than double the size of the house on the existing plot.

Proposals include an airy sky-lit foyer, vast contemporary open-plan kitchen, entertaining space and a gymnasium.

The design includes an indoor pool, garden room with views of the terrace and caves, a galleried landing, a study, snug, utility area and laundry room, plus two home office rooms

The three-storey house, which commands stunning views of the city, also has planning permission for a major redevelopment

An artist’s impression shows permission for an ‘iconic architectural masterpiece’ built on top of the sandstone pillared caves

Jackson Crane Architects have created plans (pictured) to more than double the size of the house on the existing plot

The property has delightful terraces with tree lined views, extensive gardens, and double garage

A large and luxurious family bathroom comes complete with a walk-in shower, heated rails and a wooden bench aroud the basin

The property has an open-plan dining room which leads on to a fabulous terrace, with views of the city skyline

The quaint gardens and terrace of the home lead on to the entrance (pictures) of the caves, a fascinating feature for any home

Jackson Crane Architects have created plans to more than double the house on the existing plot

The property is being sold by Nottingham-based FHP Living.

A spokesperson said: ‘We feel this fabulous property sits on one of the largest plots in the prestigious Park estate, in a prime location with commanding views.

‘To our knowledge the proposed dwelling will be one of the largest of any contemporary homes that has ever come to the estate and as such will be an exciting project to any discerning purchaser.’

For further details, see the property listing here. 

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