- Picture postcard pretty, extended and refurbished cottage
- Set in approximately half an acre of beautiful gardens
- Three comfortably spacious reception rooms
- Well-appointed farmhouse-style breakfast kitchen
- Luxury bathroom with under-floor heating to part
- Double glazing and gas central heating throughout
- Secure and driveway parking plus double garage
- Extensive gardens with far reaching rural aspects
- Exemplary attention to detail on all buildings
- Close to celebrated and renowned village schools
Picture postcard pretty, this absolutely charming cottage has been meticulously maintained through and throughout. Positioned within approximately half an acre of beautiful gardens with pastoral aspects and extended to provide superb accommodation, this home must be viewed to appreciate fully the three reception areas, farmhouse style kitchen, three double bedrooms and luxurious bathroom. Set at a distance from the road, the driveway provides parking for numerous cars, has a secure area for motor home, a detached double garage with loft store and a further outbuilding.
The composite door with glazed inset opens to the vestibule with windows to either side and a light to the vaulted ceiling. The stone flagged settle provides a perch for kicking off shoes and there is space for coats too. A radiator warms your arrival, the ceramic tiled floor offers a practical finish and a stable style door with glazed inset opens to the lounge.
This comfortably cosy room with a beamed ceiling oozes charm and character, has a window overlooking the front garden and two pendant and two wall lights add evening ambience. The sandstone-edged ingle holds an open fire dog grate resting on a stone flagged hearth and an oak beam mantle sits above and supplements the warmth from the radiators – one with a decorative cover. A tongue and groove latch door gives way to the staircase and a niche beneath cleverly houses the music system whilst a further wall mounted cupboard houses the energy meters.
A door opens to the farmhouse-style kitchen which overlooks and has a stable-style door opening to the rear garden, recessed downlighting and under floor heating beneath the ceramic tiled flooring. Oak wall and base cabinets surround and include glazed display cabinets, drawer banks, a peninsula breakfast bar and have graphite grey granite work-surfaces and wall tiling between levels. Beneath the rear window is an inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with swan neck mixer tap over and an etched drainer to the side and close by is an integrated Siemens dishwasher. Also inset is a four-ring induction hob with a stainless steel and glass extractor fan above and an oven and grill below. Beside and beneath the breakfast bar is an integrated fridge freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. The adjacent laundry room with tiled floor has an opaque window to the vestibule, tiled floor and a radiator – providing the ideal drying room – and cabinets for household essentials.
The sitting room with French windows to the garden and a side window is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the outlook and chat to the cook. Two pendant lights and two wall lights add to the illumination and there is a wall mounted television point and oak flooring.
Off the sitting room, an opening gives way through to the dual aspect dining room with windows to the front and side, a pendant light over the table space, a radiator and ample space for dresser furniture.
The staircase rises to the charming, split level landing which has a spindle balustrade, a window to the rear with stone sill and lintol, two pendant lights, and stripped pine doors open to each of the rooms.
The generously spacious master bedroom has exposed timber floor-boards, an exposed timber ceiling beam, is warmed by a radiator and lit by a pendant light and spot-lighting. Two windows to the rear – one opening to the balcony – give enviably fabulous rural aspects over the garden and adjoining farmland and there is ample space for wardrobes and drawer banks.
Bedroom two has two windows to the front, two pendant lights, a decoratively covered radiator, space for clothes storage furniture and features original exposed timber floorboards – perfectly polished. Bedroom three overlooks the front via two windows, has two pendant lights, a radiator and has wardrobe space.
The family bathroom has a window to the rear with a stone lintel over and recessed downlighting, some to the Mermaid panelled ceiling over the bath. The walls are tiled in natural shades forming the backdrop to the four-piece white suite including a vanity-set wash basin with granite console and a low flush w.c. A raised and tiled area with underfloor heating supports the two further pieces of curved bath with mixer tap and telephone style hand shower, and a wet-room style shower with glass screen whilst a traditional style radiator with chrome heated rail warms the towels.
Positioned beyond a low hedge-line and positioned almost centrally to the plot, this delightful property, set in approximately half an acre of land, is approached via a wrought iron gate and galvanised painted Estate fencing alongside a Cotswold stone driveway which provides parking for numerous cars, has a Victorian-style lantern and leads to a detached, brick built double garage. The garage has an electronically controlled door, alarm system, power and light and stone steps to the rear lead to a loft storage area with circular front window. To the side is a secured parking space for a motor home, boat or trailer and to the other side of the garage is a turning area. To the front lies a stone-edged expansive lawn area with an island conifer display and hedge border. Towards the cottage, the brook crossing is a charming feature and a further five-barred gate opens to the courtyard frontage of stone flags, pebbles bays and cobbled aprons offering a wonderful space for container planting. To the side is a brick-built former smoke house and privy which now provides space for a gardener’s workshop with power, light, w.c. and sink unit and an adjoining bin store. Whether newly built or refurbished original, the workmanship displays an exemplary attention to detail rarely seen.
The timber side gate leads to the extensive rear, south west facing garden with a stone flagged sun terrace stretching across the rear elevation and rising via cobbled steps to the lawn garden edged by an herbaceous border with a watering system in place. To the side is an ornamental stepped pond with a low depth area feeding into the deeper Koi pond and embraced by an old sandstone rockery with alpine planting with a decked seating area for optimum observing. To the far end of the garden is a chicken run secured by estate fencing and wire fencing and accessed through stone posts. Additional features include an outside tap, a timber storage shed and a wisteria-laden arbour with potting area and plant theatre beneath.
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.