Characterful Victorian house set in a lovely plot of about one acre.
Situated towards the end of a no through road, Myrtle Cottage is an elegant home dating back to 1843 when it was a simple three room single storey dwelling. Now a substantially larger five bedroom house it has been a much loved family home over many decades. A charming home with beautiful proportions and delightful period features, could provide a new owner potential to carry out alterations to bring the house into the 22nd Century. With accommodation extending to about 3,400 sq ft this would make a fine family home embracing its elegant lines.
On the ground floor there is a welcoming hallway with bright and airy reception rooms to each side, both having bay windows and traditional fireplaces. Enjoying attractive views over the side and rear gardens is a substantial L-shaped drawing room, again with a fireplace and more than enough room for sofas and armchairs and even a grand piano!
Towards the rear of the house is a simple fitted kitchen with a gas fuelled Aga and access to a walk-in larder with slate cooling shelf and a separate utility room. There is also a door providing access to the rear garden, ideal for letting your four footed friends in without bringing mud through the rest of the house.
On the other side of the house is a breakfast room with some delightful original fitted cupboards which display a wealth of history dating back to the 1800s.
Overlooking what was the lawn tennis court is a charming summer room which is panelled and has access out to the terrace. With doors leading back to both the dining room and drawing room this makes for a perfect spot to catch some sun.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom. The principal bedroom has a secondary room with wash basin which would be perfect for a dressing area or similar. From the front of the landing, accessed through French doors, there is a small balcony overlooking the neighbouring gardens.
On the top floor there is a useful boarded attic which is accessed via a wooden ladder.
The gardens are a delight and extend to about an acre. There are manicured lawns surrounded by mature hedges, and various sitting areas are dotted around adjacent to a lightly wooded dell. For the gardening enthusiast there is a large vegetable plot, a small orchard of heritage apple trees and a pleasing variety of coniferous and deciduous trees. With such a variety of trees and plants, there will be something of interest to admire during every season of the year.
To one side of the house slightly set back is a substantial detached metal garage incorporating various sheds and stores, perfect for tinkering away in. This is accessed via a gravel driveway which provides ample parking space for the most enthusiastic of hobbyists.
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Delighted to be offering this characterful Victorian House with great scope to update and improve to and set in a plot of about one acre.Graeme Warren