- Extended and spacious detached white rendered cottage
- Originally dating in part to C1800, filled with character
- Approximately eight acres of gardens, orchard and meadows
- Three generously spacious reception rooms
- UPVC sun room overlooking the rear garden
- Well-appointed and charming breakfast kitchen
- Rear boot room and two-piece cloakroom off
- Three double bedrooms to the first floor
- Family bathroom plus en suite to master
- Warmed by solid fuel fired Rayburn range
- Diamond leaded double glazing throughout
Tucked away in a secluded spot, this delightful detached, white rendered cottage dates back to the 1800’s and is set in some eight acres of gardens, orchard and meadows with stable blocks, a former sand paddock plus a large pond with summerhouse. The accommodation includes three reception rooms, dining kitchen, sun room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to a detached double garage with power and light, and the property lies within easy reach of local villages and commuter routes alike.
The uPVC front door with diamond opaque glass inset opens to the vestibule with diamond leaded windows to the front and side, a beamed ceiling and pendant light. A Georgian style glazed door opens to the hallway with further exposed beams on display, a plate rack and latch doors opening to each of the rooms including the rear porch. Warmed by a radiator, the hall has a panel balustrade staircase rising to the first-floor landing with a cupboard beneath for household essentials.
The triple aspect and generously spacious lounge windows to the front and side and French windows to the sun room. The characterful room also has exposed ceiling beams and a superb brick-built ingle open fireplace with herringbone back, display niches and an oak beam mantle. A radiator supplements the warmth on chillier nights and the room is lit by four wall lights for evening ambience. The uPVC sun room off has a pine floor and ample power point for lamp lighting and an electric heater.
The well-proportioned dining room has a window to the front, two wall lights and a pendant light suspended above the table space. The stone lintol fireplace and hearth houses and electric fire and there is also a radiator.
An opening gives way to the spacious triple aspect study with windows to the front side and French windows to the rear. Further exposed beams can be seen here, there are fitted bookshelves to one wall, two radiators to warm the room and three wall lights provide illumination.
The dining kitchen has a slate-effect ceramic tiled floor and is fitted with a range of pine and painted wall and base cabinets having splash tiling between levels The oak work surfaces over are inset with a Twyfords Butlers sink unit with French style mixer tap over and set beneath the rear window. Also inset is a four-ring ceramic hob with extractor fan above and an eye-level double oven and grill on the opposite wall. Alongside is an ingle niche housing a Rayburn Supreme range which also provides cooking facilities and heats the radiators and water. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer. The high ceiling has exposed beams, two pendant lights and the room has ample space for a kitchen table and chairs.
The rear porch has a practical tiled floor and works well as a boot room with a wall mounted hat and coat rack and the uPVC door opens to the rear garden. Just off, the cloakroom has a window to the rear, pendant light, radiator and a two-piece grey suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin.
The first-floor landing with panel balustrade has windows to the front and rear, a radiator, two pendant lights and a hatch to the insulated loft. The dual aspect master bedroom overlooks the front and side, has two pendant lights and a radiator. The good-sized double room has ample space for wardrobes and drawer banks and a door to the adjacent en suite. With exposed floorboards, a radiator and ceiling lights, the en suite has a white three-piece suite of low flush W.c., a corner vanity set wash basin and a shower cabinet with Triton Cara unit.
Bedroom two is a large double room overlooking the front garden, has a pendant light and radiator, and features a Victorian cast iron fireplace. Bedroom three is a large single or small double room, overlooks the rear garden, has a pendant light and a radiator. A built-in cupboard is fitted with linen shelves and there is ample space for wardrobes.
The family bathroom has a window to the rear, ceiling lights, exposed floorboards and a radiator to warm the towels. The walls are timber panelled to dado height and the room is fitted with a four-piece white suite comprising pedestal wash basin, low flush W.c., bidet and a roll-top claw-foot bath with telephone style mixer tap and hand shower.
Set beyond high hedges, the property is approached via a pebbled driveway providing parking for numerous cars and leading to a detached double garage with up and over door, power and light - currently used as a music studio. To the rear of the garage are several outbuildings plus a covered gazebo, laden with climbing roses and sheltering the hot tub.
Directly behind the house, the lawn garden has an ornamental pond and views over the meadows. To one side, a path meanders through a wisteria and honeysuckle laden arbour to the second lawn which is enclosed by mature trees and shrubs. Continuing over a brook via a narrow bridge and beneath two weeping willows, the extensive orchard displays an array of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, cherry and damson.
From the rear garden, a path through the meadows leads to an idyllic, secluded retreat with a large natural pond overlooked by the timber summerhouse with double doors, uPVC windows and a bottled-gas stove to the corner – perfect for relaxing evening soirées.
Attached to the far side of the garage is an extended block of two stables and a tack room. Alongside this is a former sand paddock with stock fenced borders and beyond is a further triple stable block with hay barn to the end and giving way to a further small turn out paddock.
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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.
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would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an
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Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any
expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.