- Charming 18th century semi-detached cottage
- Set in the sought-after Grape Lane Conservation Area
- Character features both inside and out
- Three bedrooms to the first floor
- Two spacious reception rooms plus conservatory
- Gas central heating and partial double glazing
- Parking for four cars plus motorbike hardstanding
- Local schools and village amenities are within easy reach
- Pretty cottage gardens and useful outbuildings
- Planning permission to extend to side and rear
Set within the much sought after Grape Lane Conservation Area, this charming cottage is the archetypal “chocolate-box” home. Built in the 18th century and formerly two dwellings, the now combined accommodation is attractively presented throughout and retains many original character features both internally and externally.
The painted timber, studded front door opens into a delightful dual-aspect snug which is currently used as a dining hall and is spacious and light having a window to the front and an arched window to the rear. Attractive exposed beams adorn the ceiling and can be found throughout the cottage. An ingle fireplace with beamed mantle houses a log burning stove which rests on a slate tiled hearth which also forms the flooring throughout the ground floor. A concealed staircase from here rises to the first floor and has an under-stairs latch door cupboard beneath.
From the dining room, a latch door opens into the dual aspect kitchen which is fitted with a range of cream coloured Shaker-style wall and base units to include drawers and a plate rack and having coordinating split-faced slate tiles between. Black granite work surfaces surround and have an inset one-and-a-half bowl stainless-steel sink unit with etched drainer to the side and a swan neck mixer tap above. A Rangemaster five-burner range cooker with chimney extractor fan over provides cooking facilities. There is space for a fridge and freezer, plumbing for an automatic dish-washer and a cupboard housing the electricity meter. A stable-style door leads to the rear garden and there is a window to the front.
A further latch door opens to the spacious dual aspect lounge having a window to the rear and two windows to the front, evening illumination being supplied by spotlights highlighting the exposed beams and stanchions and wall lighting for added ambience. To one end of the room there is a superb ingle fireplace with tall sandstone surround housing a further log burning stove and creating a comfortable sitting area whilst the far end could be used as a formal dining area.
Double doors open to the uPVC conservatory which overlooks the rear garden and has a combined ceiling light and fan for those warmer days and is currently used as an office.
The first-floor landing has a spindle balustrade and a vaulted ceiling with two windows, a further Velux sky-light window to the rear and two pendant lights. There are latch doors to each room off and the landing has pretty timber boarding to dado level.
The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, as do the other two bedrooms, and windows to the front plus a Velux window to the rear and two pendant lights. Clothes storage is provided by the fitted wardrobes with painted panelled doors and shelves lining one wall.
The family bathroom has timber boarding to dado level and a low-level window to the front. The fitted white three-piece suite comprises a panelled bath with shower over and splash tiling behind, pedestal wash hand basin and close-coupled w.c. The room, and towels, is warmed by a white ladder-style heated rail.
Bedroom two has a window to the front and pendant lighting and there is ample storage provided in the built-in wardrobe which has a cupboard above. Bedroom three is a single room which also has a window to the front and pendant lighting.
The fully tiled shower room has a Velux window to the rear and pendant lighting. The corner cubicle with concertina door encloses a Triton T80 shower unit and there is a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-flush w.c. Warmed by a radiator, the shower room is wired for spotlights to the beams and a wall light above the wash hand basin.
Double timber gates open to an L-shaped Tarmacadam driveway providing parking for four cars and having a pretty creeper-laden picket fence to the front with a low pedestrian gate guiding you to the front door. An over-hang porch shelters each of the two doors to the front elevation.
To the rear, through a picket gate, there is a flagged area and York stone and cobble path which meanders past a mature shrub border to a larger, flagged patio and split-level al fresco dining space and barbecue area. Just off, a lean-to outhouse doubles as a utility room having a Butlers sink, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and houses a wall-mounted gas central heating Worcester boiler.
This secluded, south west facing garden is brimming with flora and foliage from the cottage-style and architectural planting and steps lead to a higher lawn area, further outbuilding, log store and timber shed.
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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
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