A wonderfully light and airy cottage.
Beck Cottage is a delightful modern home, stylishly upgraded by the current owners to provide cosy and open plan living on a manageable scale. With the emphasis on light and airy rooms, the cottage has been extended to help create a fantastic focal point to the house, linking the kitchen, dining/living area and sitting room.
An initial entrance hall leads to the kitchen area, with handmade bespoke units, butlers sink and with a peninsular and breakfast bar. The kitchen is part open plan to the substantial dining and sitting area, an amazing space of vaulted ceiling with large velux windows and bi-fold doors running almost the full 8m length of the room, embracing the gardens. This area is perfect for family life and entertaining, with the seamless link out to the decked terrace, looking out over the gardens. The double aspect sitting room, with wood burner, provides a more cosy space yet is part open plan to the dining area and is therefore a very adaptable room. The ground floor is complete with a well-appointed shower room, a pantry and a functional utility room matching the style of the kitchen.
The three bedrooms are all on the first floor, together with a family bathroom. The dual aspect principal bedroom with built in cupboards, is a light and airy room with views over the garden. The two further bedrooms are well presented.
The gardens of Beck Cottage are charming, with different areas to enjoy that accentuate the size of the plot as a result, and provide privacy within the village setting.
An initial gravelled area, hidden from the road by pleached hornbeam and willow weave fencing, provides off street parking together with wood storage area and a garden shed. A pedestrian door, framed with further willow weave fencing, leads from the parking area into a delightful courtyard garden in front of the house. This area is incredibly calming and a complete sun trap, with south facing aspect, sheltered by high fencing and pleached hornbeam, with mellow paving, box topiary and a mature wisteria adorning the house. A path leads from the front of the house to the main garden, which opens out to an expanse of lawn sweeping away to the stream that runs along the west to north boundary, providing a tranquil backdrop to life at the cottage. A major feature of this part of the garden is the raised terrace adjoining the rear of the house, another perfect area to enjoy outdoor living, dining and entertaining, particularly given how the open plan area of the house seamlessly links via the wide bi-folding doors it almost becomes one room. The terrace has a covered seating area, with raised beds around the edge of the entire area.
Steps down to a gravelled path leading to a further dining/sitting area, gravelled and with willow weave fencing to frame it, whilst open to the west facing sun, the sundowners' spot. Elsewhere in the garden are herbaceous beds, framed with willow weave fencing, a useful selection of outbuildings and steps down to the stream, which idyllically meanders along the boundary.
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I loved what the owners have done with this house, to elevate it to a really stylish lifestyle house.Ben RivettProperty agent