Character home set in beautiful grounds of approximately 2 acres.
This beautiful country cottage, which dates back to the 17th century, has been tastefully extended over the years and offers character and charm in abundance. The current owners have retained many of the original features blending these with quality fixtures associated with modern day living. The triple aspect sitting room has a feature stone fireplace with a wood burning stove in addition to underfloor heating in the terracotta tiled floor. French doors open onto a covered logia patio and the extensive gardens and open countryside beyond.
The dining room features a stone fireplace and leads into a garden room designed for those wanting to take in the garden views without venturing outside. Off the hallway is a den situated in the oldest part of the house it has many of the original features including exposed beams, part oak panelling and the original wooden door leading out to a covered brick and flint porch area. There is also a downstairs toilet off this room. A 5Ghz dual line currently serves the property with a fast broadband link for those working from home.
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke Mark Wilkinson units and includes integrated appliances topped by granite worktops. Through here you will find a matching utility room complete with butlers sink, space for appliances and water softener. The fully serviced gas central heating boiler is discretely located within this room. An external stable door leads into an enclosed patio area. Off the hallway is an open plan breakfast room and walk in pantry. From the hallway you can access the steps leading to a first floor landing complete with storage areas. On this floor are 4 bedrooms, the master benefits from a balcony which overlooks the rear garden and has a newly fitted en suite bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom comprising of a heritage Sanitan bathroom suite with monsoon shower.
The property is secluded and set well back from the road. It is approached through wrought iron gates with a sweeping gravel driveway leading to the front of the house. There is ample parking for several cars, a detached double carport and garage. The beautiful gardens measure approximately 2 acres, mainly laid to grass, interspersed with mature herbaceous beds and trees. Close to the house there is a large patio area created for summer entertaining. Enclosed within a mature and gated hedge is a swimming pool and sauna. There are further outbuildings plus a summerhouse which have the benefit of power and light.
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It's rare to find a country cottage with so much land, 2 acres of gardens, woodland and a swimming pool.Charlie Chavasse