- Circa 1800 cottage oozing with character and charm
- Five good sized bedrooms - two with en suites
- Three spacious reception rooms plus garden room
- Pippy oak fitted kitchen and adjoining morning room
- Leaded double glazing to front and gas central heating
- Some three acres of landscaped gardens and paddock
- Detached two-storey garage and detached store
- Resin driveway parking for at least three/four cars
- Simply stunning south-west pastoral views to rear
- Village lane location yet close to amenities
Rarely does a cottage of this era have the flow of accommodation which Ridley Cottage offers, having three generously sized and warmly inviting reception rooms plus garden room and a well-appointed pippy-oak kitchen with adjacent utility room and morning room. Filled with character and charm, this lovely home also has five bedrooms, two with en suite facilities, and a luxury family bathroom. The landscaped gardens to the rear give away views over the adjoining paddock and the driveway provides parking for three/four cars alongside the single detached garage and separate store.
A timber door with stained and leaded glass insert opens into the vestibule with tiled floor, inset spotlights and a radiator. From here, a glazed door opens into the hall which has a leaded window to the front and space for a desk beside the fitted cloaks cupboard. Lit by wall lighting and warmed by a radiator, pine latch doors give way to the living room and the lounge.
The generously sized dual aspect living room looks out to the side and rear and has French windows to the garden room. Wall lighting offers evening ambience and a corner cast iron fireplace with tiled insets and marble hearth and is encompassed by a tall timber surround and creates a beautiful focal point to the room. The property dates back to early 1800’s and, in keeping, exposed beams and rafters can be found here and in most rooms throughout this characterful home.
The lounge, also dual aspect, has windows to the front and rear and double doors to the garden room. Brimming with charm, the eye is drawn to the full height brick chimney breast with inset log burning stove resting in the slate hearth, and a radiator gives supplementary warmth when needed. The high-quality oak effect laminate flooring gives a lovely finish touch to the room and continues into the dining room.
Having a leaded window and an entrance door to the front, this spacious room creates a delightful formal dining room and is conveniently set next door to the dining kitchen. Highlighting the beams, wall lighting points surround and an oak spindle staircase rises to the first floor.
A beautiful stained-glass panel door opens to the split-level dining kitchen which has a handmade terracotta tiled floor running through and continuing into the adjoining utility and garden room. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke hand-built range of pippy oak cabinets having granite work surfaces over with etched drainers to either side of the Butlers sink unit with French style mixer tap set beneath the front leaded window. An arched brick ingle with tiled recess encases the Falcon range cooker and integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge whilst a further cupboard houses the GlowWorm gas central heating boiler. A step-down gives way to the morning room with French windows to the garden. The utility room has a window over the stainless-steel sink unit with tiled splash back and space for a washing machine and cabinet below the Formica worktop.
Off the kitchen, the rear porch has a door to the front, side window and a door to the part tiled cloakroom with a two-piece suite of w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin, a ceiling light and radiator.
Last, but by no means least, on the ground floor, the excellent garden room with part-lantern roof and wall lights sits against the rear elevation and offers a prime location for viewing the rear garden, paddock and rural views beyond.
On the first floor, the butterfly landing has two windows to the rear, radiator, pendant and wall lights and stripped pine doors to each of the rooms. As per the ground floor, all the rooms display an array of exposed beams and rafters to the flat and part vaulted ceilings.
The left wing holds three bedrooms and a bathroom; the first being dual aspect bedroom two with windows to the side and rear, pendant light and a built-in walk-in cupboard with fitted shelves. Fitted wardrobes sit to either side of the double bed space and are conjoined by over-bed cabinets and there is ample space for further furniture if required. The en suite is tiled to dado height, has a strip light, extractor fan and is fitted with a white pedestal wash hand basin and w.c.
Bedroom five - a large single room - has a window to the front and a built-in cupboard with shelves. Bedroom four is a double room with space for wardrobes. Both have pendant lights to their semi vaulted ceilings and are warmed by central heating radiators.
The fully tiled, split-level family bathroom has a side window, built in linen cupboard and a school-style radiator to warm the towels. The Sanitan classic white suite comprises twin pedestal wash hand basins, low flush w.c and a raised roll-top claw-foot bath with telephone style hand shower and mixer tap.
The right wing of the landing houses two further double rooms. The triple aspect master bedroom enjoys panoramic views over the rear garden, paddock and woodland beyond. Two radiators warm, there is a television point opposite the bed-space, a ceiling light and ample space for furniture. A door opens to the walk-in wardrobe which is fitted with shelves and clothes hanging rails. Alongside, a further door gives way to the en suite, strategically tiled to splash areas and comprising a four-piece white suite of console style wash stand, w.c., corner shower cabinet with sliding curved doors, and a roll-top claw-foot slipper bath. Vinyl tiled flooring blends perfectly with the monochrome decor, there are two opaque windows, an extractor fan and a traditional style radiator.
The property is set beyond a low, wrought iron topped wall and approached by either a pedestrian access or via the five-barred timber gate to the resin set driveway which provides parking for three/four cars. To the side is a detached brick built two-storey single garage with electronically controlled up and over door, power and light, whilst alongside is a complementary garden store also having power and light. To the side of the drive, the raised lawn area is edged by mindfully designed and landscaped, shrub and floral borders - giving year-round interest and colour - which wrap around to the rear of the property. Two arbours give way through to a further, extensive lawn area with stunning rural views beyond the post and wire fence to the adjoining paddock which reaches down to the tree-lined brook boundary.
The main access to the paddock is gained via a further five-barred gate which opens to a storage area and has a second, metal gate access for larger vehicles, if needed, via a registered right of way across part of the neighbouring property’s driveway. Additional garden amenities include a further metal store on a flagged hard-standing, a greenhouse and an outside tap.
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