- Pretty, pebble-dashed, Grade II listed cottage
- Three beautifully presented reception rooms
- Superb, well-appointed modern breakfast kitchen
- Ground floor contemporary style shower room
- Three spacious double bedrooms with rural views
- Family bathroom plus en suite shower room
- Set in charming gardens with large store-shed
- Driveway parking for two/four cars to front
- Rural setting with village amenities close by
- Easily accessible commuter transport links
Set on a quiet lane with rural views, this pretty, pebble-dashed and stone dressed, Grade II listed cottage dates back to approximately 1750 and is brimming with character and charm. The beautifully presented accommodation briefly comprises three spacious reception rooms, a superbly appointed breakfast kitchen, ground floor contemporary shower room, three double bedrooms - one with en suite - and a luxury bathroom. The delightful and well-established gardens surround.
The arched and painted timber door to the front elevation opens into a stone flagged lobby with bench seats to either side, a pendant light and offering shelter to the inner door with etched glass insert. This door gives way into the dual aspect lounge although it is rarely used as the owners tend to enter via a further painted timber side door leading directly from the driveway, so this description will start there.
The painted timber door to the side opens into a broad, porcelain tiled hallway with a matching door on the opposite wall giving way to the rear garden and having a window to its side. This welcoming space has been fitted with a rustic style cupboard which surrounds the coat hooks, shoe shelves and the traditional style radiator, to keep them aired. A stripped pine door gives way to the kitchen and a tongue and groove latch door opens to the snug.
The splendid, triple aspect breakfast kitchen is fitted with a superb range of pale mushroom cabinets and an island unit and breakfast bar all with pewter button and cup handles and sitting on a stone flagged floor. Recessed down-lighting and three suspended pendant lights showcase the white marble work tops and up-stands which surround and incorporate an enamel Belfast sink unit although close-by is space for an automatic dishwasher. A wall panelled niche houses the seven-burner Belling range cooker, there is cabinet housing for a larder-style fridge freezer and an under-stairs space with radiator forms the ideal spot for the dog’s basket.
A painted panelled door opens to the comfortably spacious lounge which has a window to the front and two windows to either side of the chimney breast which displays a Victorian rouge-royal marble open fire surround with tiled inserts and hearth. Carved timber-clad ceiling beams sit to either side of a central pendant light which, along with two wall lights, give evening ambience. A door opens to the lobby and front door and the oak flooring continues beyond the painted timber door into the adjacent dining room.
With a window to the front having a built-in seat beneath, the dining room is features quarter-round oak ceiling beams above the table space and pendant lights to either side. A corner Victorian style cast iron open fireplace with rouge-royal marble and tiled inset and hearth creates an eye-catching feature to the room and a traditional radiator supplements when needed.
Off the hall, the snug has a window to the front and French windows to the rear garden. The vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and king truss has a suspended central pendant light which highlights the solid oak flooring. A traditional style radiator to warms the room and a stone lintel-edged ingle fire surround sits to one end and houses a Dik Geurts log burning stove which is perfect for chillier months.
Just off, the laundry also porcelain tiled flooring, kitchen complementary cabinets with granite effect worktops and subway style tiling over. Space and plumbing is on hand for two washing machines, a tumble dryer and a further fridge. This room, along with the snug, could also create a superb ground floor master bedroom and en suite.
A doorway from the kitchen leads to the inner hall with a staircase to the first floor. A further door opens to the good-sized shower room with an opaque window and fitted with a classic white suite comprising pedestal wash basin with up-stand, low flush w.c. and a walk-in double shower with glass screen and sprinkler and hand showers over. Subway tiled to all splash areas and lit by recessed down-lights, a chrome ladder style heated rail warms the towels.
A broad, butterfly-style staircase, with handrails to either side, rises and turns to the split-level landing with a window overlooking the rear, oak flooring and giving way to the latch door bedrooms and bathroom.
To the right wing are two spacious double bedrooms, both having semi-vaulted ceilings, ample space for wardrobes, tallboys and night stands. Both bedrooms have windows to the front with rural views and one has oak flooring, an eaves storage cupboard and a further window to the side.
The third double bedroom is also spacious and has a beamed recess to the fitted wardrobes and the door to the fully tiled en suite with corner shower cubicle, vanity set wash basin, close coupled w.c. There is also an extractor fan, recessed down-lights and a chrome ladder heated towel rail.
The family bathroom has a part opaque window to the rear, porcelain tiled flooring and strategically placed subway-style splash tiling forming the backdrop to the luxury white three-piece suite comprising roll-top claw-foot bath with mixer tap and hand shower, a pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c. whilst a chrome ladder style heated rail warms the towels.
The pretty, pebble dashed and stone dressed property is approached via a timber gate to a Victorian tiled path to the front door having lawn areas to either side. Alternatively, the pebbled, double width parking area to the side of the property gives way to the side door passing a York stone path.
Surrounded by panel fenced and mature shrub borders, the totally secluded, south-facing rear garden is delightful and features a wide York stone sun terrace, cobbled picnic area, cobble sett-edged island borders with cottage style planting and an extensive lawn area. Matching the cottage, a pebble dashed outhouse with slate roof sits centrally to the garden and provides excellent storage and could easily be converted into an idyllic home office or annex.
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.
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