- Delightful, elevated, pebble-dashed detached cottage
- Brimming with character and offering potential to extend
- Set in 0.4 acres of gardens close to the village centre
- Two charming, well-proportioned reception rooms
- Dual aspect and well-appointed dining kitchen
- Four double bedrooms and box room to first floor
- Spacious family bathroom with four-piece white suite
- Partially double glazed and warmed by gas central heating
- Detached garage and driveway parking for several cars
- Secluded, sunny, surrounding gardens with woodland views
- Easy access to motorways and commuter transport links
This charming, detached pebble-dashed cottage, dating back to 1920, sits in an elevated position and offers a wonderful family home placed within extensive gardens of some 0.4 acres and yet just a short walk to all the village amenities. Briefly, the delightful accommodation comprises two reception rooms, a dining kitchen, cloakroom, four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The two separate driveways provide parking for five cars and one leads to a detached large single garage and the location is ideal for commuter transport links.
The painted, panelled timber front door with opaque glass inserts and fanlight above opens to the quarry tiled porch. Lit by a pendant light, the porch has space for a hall-stand and a further door opens to the lounge.
The dual aspect lounge with exposed beams has a window overlooking the front garden and a window to the side plus a pendant light and two wall lights for evening time. A stone built open fireplace and hearth create the focal point of the room and, to one side, fitted display and book shelves allow television space below. A door opens to the under-stairs cupboard which provides storage for household essentials and a further door opens to the inner hall.
The inner hall has two pendant lights, exposed beams, a staircase rising to the first floor and painted panelled doors open to each of the rooms.
The dining room has a window to the front, a pendant light, exposed beams and a picture rail. A cosy feature of the room is the brick-top ingle housing a log burning stove resting on a stone hearth and there is also a radiator to supplement warmth when needed.
The dual aspect dining kitchen has windows to both ends and three pendant lights. The kitchen is fitted with a range of mahogany wall and base cabinets with marble effect worktops having an inset one and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Also inset is a four-burner gas hob with extractor fan above and a double oven and grill below. There is plumbing for an automatic dishwasher and washing machine, and space for a tumble dryer. The cork tiled floor continues through to the dining area which has a wall mounted television point and there is a stable style door to the rear.
Completing the ground floor, the cloakroom has an opaque side window, a pendant light and is tiled to dado height. The fitted white three-piece suite comprises a low flush W.c., pedestal wash basin and a tiled corner shower cabinet whilst a white ladder style heated towel rail warms the room.
The L-shaped first floor landing with spindle balustrade has a window to the rear, pendant light, radiator. The master bedroom has a window overlooking the front garden, a pendant light and radiator. To one wall is a range of mirror-fronted wardrobes with sliding doors and a feature of the room is the decorative Victorian cast iron fireplace. Access to insulated loft
Bedrooms two and three both have windows to the side, pendant lights, radiators and ample room for double beds, wardrobes and drawer banks.
Bedroom four, also a double room, has a window to the front, pendant light and radiator plus a further decorative Victorian cast iron fire surround.
In addition, the box room has a window to the front, a pendant light and provides an excellent storage room or suitable for office use with ample wall sockets.
The spacious family bathroom overlooks to the side garden and is fitted with a four-piece white suite comprising a pine vanity set wash basin and W.c., a separate bidet, and a pine panelled bath with telephone style mixer tap and hand shower. A full height pine built-in cabinet houses the lagged hot water cylinder tank and linen shelves are fitted above and to the side. The room also has a loft access point.
Set behind a privet hedge boundary, the elevated property is approached via two separate driveways plus a pedestrian access; one driveway has parking for two cars and leads to a detached, large garage with up-and-over door, power, light and a personal door to the rear, the second pebbled driveway sits beyond a six-barred metal gate and provides parking for three cars and is lit by a Victorian style lantern. The former has a side gate which leads to a flagged patio overlooking the garden and creating a sun-trap al fresco dining area. The latter driveway gives way to the extensive lawn garden which is dotted with specimen trees and flowering shrubs including azaleas, honeysuckles and having a hypericum hedge border. A detached, stone outhouse sits behind the property and offers excellent storage for winter fuels. A further flagged patio is positioned to the side of the house and continues as a path to the front garden which is laid to lawn with an Indian stone flagged and stepped path descending to a wrought iron pedestrian gate. Edged by mature trees, the gardens extend to some 0.4 acres, enjoy the sun all day and have rural and woodland views.
NB – This already spacious family home also offers potential for extension to provide further accommodation given the necessary Local Authority consents.
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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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