- Beautifully refurbished detached cream rendered cottage
- Comfortably spacious, dual aspect reception room
- Welcoming reception hall with full height brick ingle
- Well-appointed contemporary kitchen and prep area
- Superb cloakroom, boot room and separate laundry
- Four bedrooms – three first floor, one ground floor
- Contemporary family bathroom plus master en suite
- Gas central heating and mostly double glazed
- Peaceful rural location with pastoral views and walks
- Charming gardens with raised decked area and greenhouse
- Close to motorway network and commuter routes
This charismatically refurbished detached cottage is a delight to enter and offers idiosyncratic design which works beautifully. The comfortably spacious accommodation comprises a welcoming reception hall, contemporary kitchen and prep area, open plan lounge, ground floor bedroom/office plus a cloakroom, boot room and laundry. There are three bedrooms to the first floor, a contemporary four-piece bathroom, additional w.c. and a shower room to the master. The charming, gardens to the side and rear are a delight, the property is just a short walk to the village store and post office and perfectly placed for motorway networks.
Set beyond a low stone wall and stone flagged frontage, the solid oak front door with glazed insets opens to the slate tiled vestibule with leaded glass windows to either side and lit by a wall light.
A broad opening gives way to the welcoming reception hall complete with exposed beams, oak flooring and a full height brick-built ingle fireplace with a log burning stove resting on a slate and stone flagged hearth. The room also incorporates a bespoke range of contemporary white kitchen cabinets and deep drawers and a full height larder cupboard. Featuring brass cup handles and topped with white Calacatta marble counters, forming part of the kitchen and complete with inset Belling five-burner gas range and extractor over. There is space for an extra-large larder style fridge freezer and the kitchen also has an antique cast iron radiator. There are windows to the front and side and recessed downlighting for evening ambience.
Adjacent is the prep kitchen, also fully refurbished with kitchen complementary cabinets and counters, having an inset with a one and a half bowl enamel sink unit and having an automatic dishwasher and space for a microwave below. The window to the rear and the Velux skylight fills the area with natural light and is warmed by a vertical panel radiator, and the wood effect laminate floor continues to the other areas at the rear of the house.
Off the prep kitchen, a step descends to the boot room where there is both a window and door to the rear and a bespoke Farrow & Ball painted coat stand with integrated bench and boot store, an ideal landing spot following a winter walk. A latch door opens to the bright and spacious laundry with a leaded side window and recessed downlighting. Here, the fitted range of base cabinets with oak worktops has an inset Belfast sink unit and mixer tap and offers under-counter space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A further shelf unit proves excellent storage for laundry essentials.
From the other side of the kitchen, a step down gives way to the well-proportioned, open plan and comfortable lounge with two leaded front windows and French windows opening to the fully covered arbour decked area overlooking the garden. Recessed downlighting provides evening illumination and the oak flooring gives a naturally warm aura. Taking centre stage is the gas log stove set into the brick-built ingle with deep timber mantle over whilst a decoratively covered radiator supplements the warmth on chillier evenings. On the opposite wall is a back-lit, bespoke fitted bookshelf and display unit, installed with full electrics for lighting and a television point if required although a further wall mounted television point sits close to the fireplace.
The ground floor bedroom has a leaded window overlooking the front of the house, an additional window to the rear, recessed down-lights and a graphite-coloured vertical panel radiator. Again, with oak flooring, one end is currently fitted with a range of bespoke fitted cabinets and drawers which work well for either a home office or bedroom, due to its close proximity to the cloakroom.
Completing the ground floor, a latch door opens to the chic cloakroom with leaded and Velux windows, recessed downlighting and two wall lights which showcase the custom fitted deep blue vanity unit with white Calacatta marble top and white suite of wash hand basin and w.c., plus a traditional style radiator.
Also from the lounge, a painted spindle staircase rises and turns to the first-floor landing.
The L-shaped and split-level landing has recessed downlights and two access points to the insulated loft and a latch door to the walk-in eaves storage cupboard which has a Velux skylight window. This space is ideally placed for a future dormer-style roof to create a further bedroom (subject to planning and building regulation approval).
The dual aspect master bedroom has windows to the front and side - both offering stunning rural views and benefitting from the evening sunsets - a pendant light and a radiator. Wardrobes are fitted to two walls with a central mirror panel and there is ample space for further clothes storage units. The en suite comprises a corner shower cabinet with waterproof wall panels and a vanity set wash hand basin. Lit by recessed down lights, there is also a traditional style radiator with a chrome towel rail over to warm the towels.
Bedroom two has a leaded front window, pendant and wall lights and a Velux window to the vaulted ceiling. This double room has space for wardrobes and drawer banks and is fitted with a corner vanity wash basin with a light above and having a traditional style radiator with heated towel rail over. Bedroom three is a pretty, single room with a leaded front window, pendant light and radiator.
The bathroom has timber wall panelling to dado height, a rear window, Velux skylight plus recessed down lights. The four-piece white suite comprises a pedestal wash basin, W.c., claw-foot back-to-wall bathtub with telephone style mixer tap and hand shower, and a waterproof wall-panelled corner shower cubicle with twin heads.
Also situated off the landing is a separate w.c. plus vanity set wash basin. The room has a tiled floor, Velux window, inset spotlights and timber panelled to dado height.
Moving to the garden, the arbour covered, raised decking sits just outside the lounge and enjoys the sun from midday to evening and offers a fabulous relaxation space for any time, any season, opening up these two areas which overlook the completely secluded garden. Steps lead down to the lawn which is surrounded by well-stocked borders of herbaceous and shrub planting giving year-round colour and interest with such specimens as white wisteria, flowering and morello cherry trees and an espaliered plum tree. A pebbled path cuts through the lawn and leads to a flagged patio – a perfect spot to enjoy the morning sun - and, to the rear of the property is a recently purchased greenhouse with log store alongside. Timber double gates give access from the road to the garden which could, if wished, also provide a parking space.
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