Cottage situated in an idyllic countryside setting.
Grade II listed of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, Eleys Cottage is a delightful, stand alone cottage built in around 1600. The property is constructed of a timber frame with brick noggins and rendered under a long straw thatched roof. Internally the house has numerous features associated with the period including exposed beams, original floors and well proportioned rooms. The property has been in the same ownership for more than 30 years, and has been extended and improved during this time with the addition of a side extension and cart lodge/workshop with studio above. The accommodation on the ground floor offers three spacious reception rooms. The main sitting room has a large, impressive inglenook fireplace which houses a large wood burning stove. The dining room is part of the extended section of the house and has wooden panelled walls and benefits from fitted bookcases at one end. The kitchen/breakfast room has an eight ring gas hob and electric oven, matching base and wall mounted units and space for a washing machine to be fitted. Two staircases at opposite ends of the house give access to the first floor which comprises of four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property is approached through a five bar gate, over a gravel drive which is interspersed by lawns either side. There is a Geo-dome to one side with a paved floor and the area in front of the house also has paved pathways which lead through to established flower beds and a rose arbour at one end of the garden. A four bay cart lodge, two of which are enclosed to form the workshop, with studio above, is situated to the side of the house. This complex could be converted into an annexe subject to the necessary consents being obtained. The kitchen garden is to the side of the cart lodge with a productive asparagus bed and green house. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a summer house, patio area, Wendy house, tree house and a boules court. The gardens provide a wealth of mature trees offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion including a mulberry, bramley, eating apple trees, plum, and greengage. Beyond the garden lies 1.2 acres which has been left to a wild life habitat with mown pathways one of which is through an avenue of birch. There is a substantial area of the one acre to the rear of the property which contains one of each of the indigenous trees to the British Isles.
Mains water, electricity. Private drainage and oil fired central heating. Propane gas for range cooker.
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I loved the accommodation offered within Eleys Cottage, along with the countryside setting, wild life habitat and stunning views.Tom Orford