- Picturesque, detached period cottage dating back to 1700’s
- Extended to provide superb accommodation throughout
- Idyllically set in just pver one and a half acres of grounds
- Three beautifully proportioned, charming reception rooms
- Living dining kitchen with bespoke, hand painted cabinets
- Master suite with bedrooms, dressing room and en suite
- Two further good-sized double bedrooms to the first floor
- Cobbled driveway parking and a detached triple garage
- Stunning, established gardens and wild flower meadow
This exquisite and picturesque, detached cottage dates back to the 1700’s and still retains many period features which live comfortably alongside the more contemporary trappings. The gated and cobbled driveway with triple garage opens the way to just over one and a half acres of splendidly landscaped and established gardens which include the wild flower meadow to the rear.
An open porch with a stone flag step and trellis sides shelters the solid oak panelled door with a diamond-shaped, bulls-eye glass insert. On stepping into the dual-aspect dining room, your eye is drawn to the superb H J Swift & Co Palatine No 24 cast-iron range oven with fire grate – now a decorative piece – and highlighted by the windows to the front and side, and the wall lights. Exposed and painted ceiling beams span the room and a stone-edged niche provided book and display shelves. There is a traditional style radiator under the front window and the stone-flagged floor continues through to the hall and study, with pine-panelled doors to both.
The study is also dual-aspect with windows to the front and side, plus recessed down-lighting. The walls are lined with a stunning array of Matthew Marsden oak furniture to include bookshelves, a desk and built-in corner cabinet. This comfortable room also has an open fireplace with an Adams-style timber surround with a tiled hearth and insets.
The beautifully-proportioned principal lounge is also dual-aspect with windows to the front and side and recessed down-lighting for evening ambiance. A niche with stone hearth houses a log-burning stove, there is a wall-mounted television point and traditional-style radiator for additional warmth.
The broad staircase rises to the first-floor landing from the central hall with recessed down-lights. A radiator-warmed utility area has two Velux windows, recessed down-lighting, a central pendant chandelier and an oak door which opens to the garden. An oak-topped peninsula is inset with a Shaw’s original sink unit and French mixer tap, there is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer and a range of kitchen complementary fitted cabinets with granite worktops.
The bright and spacious breakfast kitchen has three sets of French windows opening to the two sides and the rear of the area plus a window to the rear. Recessed down-lighting also showcases the superb range of bespoke, hand painted cream-shaded wall and base units to include an island workstation, drawers, shelving and wine rack. A combination of granite and oak worktops surround and incorporate a Shaw’s Original enamel sink unit in the island, just above the integrated automatic dishwasher. A tiled niche houses a large range cooker and there is space for a microwave and an American-style fridge freezer. Exposed beams span the ceiling in the breakfast area which has ample space for dining furniture and there is also a wall mounted television point.
The stone floor of the kitchen continues through to the snug just off with a corner log burning stove on a slate hearth, television point and windows to the front and side.
Off the hall is a cloakroom with a window to the rear, recessed down-lighting and a radiator. The two-piece white suite comprises a vanity-set console style wash hand basin, and low-flush w.c. The white gloss wall cupboard houses an Ideal gas central heating boiler.
The split-level landing has a spindle balustrade, exposed beam and stanchion with Velux windows above, recessed down-lighting plus a cupboard which houses the hot water tank. Pine panelled doors open to each of the rooms.
The master suite is reached via an inner hallway which gives way to a dressing room with clothes rails, shoe shelves and a fitted dressing table with an illuminated mirror over. The spacious, semi-vaulted dual-aspect bedroom has two exposed beams and window to the front as well as French windows to the rear with a tiled and railed balcony having a spiral staircase down to the garden. There is a radiator beneath the window and both pendant and wall lighting.
The en suite with oak flooring has a long window to the rear which allows for a tranquil view of the garden as you relax in the claw-foot roll top bath. The suite also comprises a shower cubicle with glass door and panels, close-coupled w.c. and an Imperial Old England pedestal wash hand basin. The room is tiled in natural shades to dado-level and there is a shaver point and inset spotlights.
Bedrooms two and three are both vaulted with exposed beams, windows to the front, radiators, pendant lighting and ample space for clothes storage furniture.
The family bathroom is fully tiled to the walls and has tile-effect vinyl flooring. There is a window to the rear plus inset spotlights and shaver point. The four-piece white suite comprises a corner shower cubicle with glass door and slate effect wall panels, bath with monobloc tap, pedestal wash hand basin and close-coupled w.c. A white ladder-style heated rail can warm the towels.
The property is approached via timber double gates which open to a cobbled driveway providing parking for numerous cars and leading to a detached triple garage with electronically controlled doors, power and light. A stone flagged pathway wraps around the property and expands to form a sun terrace at the rear, with arresting aspects over the landscaped gardens. An expansive lawn garden has been established with deep herbaceous borders meandering around and including specimen plants, trees and shrubs. A large pond and water feature are incorporated along with woodland walks, wild flower meadow and a painted summer house.
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