- Picturesque and charming Grade II listed cottage
- Beautiful setting in the heart of Haigh Country Park
- Two comfortable and charming reception rooms
- Two double bedrooms to the first floor
- Well-appointed Shaker-style breakfast kitchen
- Separate utility and shower/cloakroom off
- Warmed by central heating radiators throughout
- Set in a quarter acre of woodland gardens
- Driveway and separate parking for three cars
- Planning consent for a detached single garage
- No onward chain is related to the sale of this property
Enviably located, this picturesque Grade II Listed cottage, with Pugin-esque traits and brimming with rustic charm, is nestled amid the conservation area of Haigh Country Park. The beautifully presented accommodation has two double bedrooms, two reception rooms plus a dining kitchen and is set in approximately a quarter acre of formal gardens and woodland. The property also lies just a short distance from all the local amenities, schools and road and rail commuting facilities.
Behind a white painted picket fence with latch gate opening, a gravel path with stone slab edging cuts through side lawn areas with brick-lined shrub borders and beech hedge boundary and gives access to the hardwood entrance door with a glazed insert.
The quarry tiled porch has a part etched and panelled window to the side, tongue and groove painted ceiling and a leaded and stained-glass window to the sitting room. A wide, painted panelled door opens into the inner vestibule with a beautiful, patterned quarry tiled floor, a pendant light and a staircase with handrail to the first floor.
A latch door leads into the lounge which features Victorian gothic arch windows overlooking the front garden and there is a pendant light for evening-time. The eye-catching fireplace with stone flagged hearth, open fire facility and a stone and walnut surround has a full height built-in bookcase to one side and a cupboard housing the energy meters to the other.
The sitting room has an under-stairs storage cupboard, a window to the side plus an inset mirrored window. Evening ambience is provided by wall lights and a feature fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and a multi-fuel burning stove with a rough beamed mantle over.
A further latch door gives way into the dining kitchen which is fitted with a good range of rich cream coloured, hand-painted wall and base units with large mahogany doorknobs to include drawer banks and display shelves plus a matching Welsh dresser. The granite effect work surfaces have and inset one and a half bowl sink unit and mixer tap set beneath the gothic style windows to the side. Providing the cooking facilities, the range style cooker has a mantle above and a tiled splash back.
Integrated appliances include a refrigerator and included in the sale is the automatic dishwasher. The three skylights, a Velux window and inset spotlights illuminate the beamed ceiling, ceramic tiled floor and exposed brick pillar with stone details. A part etched-glass and hardwood door with fanlight above opens to the side sun terrace.
A pine door with decoratively stained and leaded insert opens into the utility room where there is a further Velux skylight window in the painted beam ceiling with King Truss and an opaque glass window to the rear. The built-in storage cupboards surround the automatic washing machine and condenser tumble dryer whilst the Potterton gas central heating boiler is wall mounted above.
The wood effect laminate flooring continues beyond the door into the recently refurbished shower room which has a gothic style side window. Fitted with a water-proof wall-panelled shower cubicle, a wall mounted wash basin and low flush w.c., the room also has an extractor fan, skylight and a radiator.
The butterfly-style landing has a spindle balustrade and a ceiling light. Three steps to the right wing lead up to bedroom one with a gothic style window to the front and central pendant light. A built-in cupboard with a tongue and groove door offers storage for house-coats and fitted to either side of the bed-space are night-stands and wardrobes whilst a tall-boy is fitted to the opposite wall.
To the left wing, bedroom two is a further double sized room which has a sliding sash window to the rear, a built-in wardrobe with tongue and groove painted doors, a pendant light and a decorative ceramic tiled fireplace with painted timber surround.
The bathroom also has a gothic style window to the side and natural shaded wall tiling to the splash areas of the three-piece white suite comprising a panelled “P” bath with protective glazed screen and sprinkler shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c. There is tongue and groove panelling to dado height and to the ceiling with inset spotlights and a loft access point. The wood effect laminate flooring offers a practical finish, there is a shaver point for convenience and a chrome heated rail warms the towels.
The side garden has a low brick wall with wrought iron railing above, enclosing the stone flagged sun terrace which is edged with shrub borders and sprinkled with cottage style planting. From the road, a shared gravel driveway follows through to a spacious parking area with adjacent concrete hard standing and which has planning consent for a detached single garage. Beyond this, a timber shed offers excellent storage for garden tools and furniture and has a further former chicken shed behind. A lawn area stretches into a broad woodland area with an abundance of wildlife and birds including woodpeckers, nuthatches and the elusive tree creepers.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through Maria B Evans Estate Agents
We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is FREEHOLD
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only. All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer’s solicitor. We would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an appropriately registered service company or surveyor on behalf of the buyer as Maria B. Evans Estate Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.
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