- Set within the Grape Lane Conservation Area
- Detached residence dating back to 18th Century
- Three reception rooms of character and charm
- Elegantly spacious living dining kitchen
- Four double bedrooms, two with en suite facilities
- Contemporary-style four-piece luxury bathroom
- Secure courtyard driveway for five vehicles
- Detached double garage with power and light
- Close to all the excellent village amenities
In the much sought-after location of Grape Lane Conservation Area, this elegantly presented detached property is a true family home with superb accommodation having character features plus contemporary style. Set within generously sized landscaped gardens having open rural views to the rear, Vine Cottage has secure courtyard parking for several cars and a detached double garage.
An open porch of brick and oak shelters the broad timber front door with glazed panels. Stepping inside, the welcoming reception room has exposed oak beams and stanchions reflecting the age of the property whilst medium oak herringbone flooring introduces a contemporary feel. This large, dual-aspect room has both informal dining and sitting areas, a window to the front and French windows to the rear courtyard. An eye-catching tall brick ingle fire place with oak mantle and an Aga log burning stove rests on its tiled hearth for cosy nights in and two radiators supplement the warmth.
A panelled oak door opens to the more formal dining room with windows to the sides, wall lighting, a further oak door to an inner hall and exposed beams to the ceiling. There is a continuation of the oak flooring which also goes up a step to the study with windows to the front and side and inset spotlights.
The inner hall has a solid oak door to the driveway with an open porch of brick and oak and a window to the side. Monochrome tiled flooring offers a practical and attractive finish and two walk-in storage cupboards give excellent storage for shoes and coats and there is a pendant light and radiator.
A step up leads to a vestibule with a window to the side and having a staircase rising and turning to the first floor. Beneath the stairs is a cloak room with a two-piece white suite comprising a niche-inset wash hand basin and concealed cistern w.c. There is an inset spotlight and chrome heated towel rail. Oak herringbone flooring follows through from here into the superb living dining kitchen.
This stunning space is filled with natural light from a bay window to the side, French window with glazed panels to either side and a lantern roof over the living space. Inset spotlights give evening ambience along with the glow from the corner log burning stove.
The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of two-tone grey and ivory painted units and drawers including glazed display cabinets and an island workstation with an extended oak-topped kitchen table. Dark grey granite work surfaces surround and incorporate a twin bowl Butlers sink unit with swan neck mixer tap and etched side drainer, having grey subway-style splash tiling behind. The island has an inset Neff five-burner ceramic hob with automatic inset extractor fan beyond.
A culinary bank of Bosch appliances and warming drawers sit close by and include two ovens and grills, microwave oven and coffee maker. There is space for a Fisher & Paykel American-style fridge freezer whilst integrated appliances include a Siemens automatic dish washer. The lounge area has a wall-mounted television point.
A door opens to a really good-sized utility room, with kitchen-complementary wall and base units and work tops of grey granite incorporating a further Perrin & Rowe enamel sink unit with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a Neff automatic washing machine, tumble dryer and a fridge. A bank of storage cabinets house the Worcester gas central heating boiler, there is a radiator and a door opens to the rear.
Upstairs, the landing has four timber sash windows, three to one side and one to the other plus pendant lighting and a glass balustrade with an oak bannister. Warmed by two radiators and having a loft access point, the landing features an exposed oak king truss.
The beautifully presented master bedroom has a window to the front and a semi-vaulted ceiling with inset spotlights. A range of fitted wardrobes are to one wall with matching dressing table and nightstands. A radiator warms the room and a step leads up to the very spacious en suite with windows to the front and side. The fittings are luxurious and include a walk-in wet-room-style shower with glass screen, a wall-mounted tiled plinth with twin wash basins having monobloc taps over and an enclosed cistern w.c. There are Travertine tiles to the floor and walls, inset spotlights and a traditional radiator with integrated rail for warming towels.
Bedroom two, a double room, is dual-aspect with windows to the side and rear and plenty of space for furniture. The en suite shower room with a window to the side and pendant light, has a one-and-a-half size tiled shower cabinet with sliding glass doors and Essentials electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close-coupled w.c. The floor is ceramic tiled and there is a white ladder-style heated towel rail.
Bedroom three is also a double room with a window to the rear and pendant lighting. There is ample space for furniture and the room is warmed by a radiator.
Bedroom four is a large double room and is dual-aspect having windows to the front and rear. Featuring an exposed rafter, the room has a radiator and pendant lighting.
The contemporary-style luxury bathroom has a side window and inset spotlights. The floor and most of the walls are Travertine tiled to form a backdrop to the white suite of wet-room-style shower, stand-alone bathtub with standpipe tap and hand shower, wall-mounted wash hand basin with swan-neck tap and enclosed cistern w.c. There is also a chrome wall-mounted ladder-style heated towel rail.
Outside, electronically operated oak double gates open to the large York stone paved driveway with parking for five cars and leading to the detached double garage with timber doors, power and light. Built in keeping with the house, the garage is of rendered construction with a slate tiled roof.
Paths to either side of the garage lead to the rear split-level York stone sun terrace which adjoins the rear lawn area having mature shrubs and herbaceous borders to three sides. A honeysuckle laden arbour pathway leads to the end of the garden and is also bordered by laurel and beech hedging. A cross-brick area set with raised vegetable beds sits beyond a yew hedge and has a greenhouse, raspberry cage and a timber shed for storage of garden equipment.
Beyond the rear boundary are sublime rural views over adjoining farmland and far reaching aspects of Rivington.
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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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