Detached Victorian family home with distant views
This charming detached country property feels more like a farmhouse than a cottage as it was originally three - thought to be College owned Victorian farm cottages, which have been skillfully and successfully combined and enlarged over more recent years. Of brick elevations beneath a slate roof, there are an appealing mix of early and more recent bespoke fireplaces and an amazing architect-designed garden room which provides wonderful versatile additional sitting and dining space overlooking the garden. There is a mix of wooden (some maple) and tiled flooring to the main reception areas.
An entrance porch opens to the welcoming reception hall with fireplace and stairs to the first floor leading to the study, dining room and - to the left - the triple aspect drawing room with a fireplace now fitted with an impressive bespoke stone surround housing a wood burning stove. This leads directly to the aforementioned garden room, a lovely west facing more contemporary space which has been cleverly designed to maximise the light and the garden views whilst being comfortable to use throughout the year with limestone flooring and French doors to the garden. This in turn connects to the study also having a bespoke stone fireplace, some mellow exposed brickwork including a brick arch and fitted cupboards. The dining room is a good sociable area incorporating a decorative fireplace and terracotta floor tiles as it opens directly to the kitchen with garden views, an oil fired four oven Aga, a range of maple fitted units with granite worktops, a butler sink and fitted fridge and dishwasher. Beside the kitchen are steps down to a really useful area comprising a rear hall/boot room with garden access, a snug or fifth bedroom with an adjoining Jack and Jill shower/cloaks together with a spacious utility room all at the far end of the house so providing a fantastic additional space for a growing family but the whole could also potentially provide independent ground floor annexe accommodation if required. There is a separate combination boiler at this end of the property.
On the first floor is a spacious landing/study area and four bedrooms, the double aspect master suite having various fitted wardrobes and cupboards together with a spacious bathroom with a free-standing bath and separate shower and additional storage. Two of the three remaining bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and all enjoy views over the surrounding countryside. The family bathroom has been re-fitted in recent years and completes the first floor accommodation.
To the front there is a drive with parking area beside the house whilst the delightful rear gardens are well stocked with an attractive array of flowers and shrubs. There are also substantial fruit cages, a (Rhino) greenhouse and two garden sheds. The gardens have been well-planned and designed with both a terrace and attractive pathways running through the lawn.
In all about 0.43 of an acre.
There is a stained glass panel in the front door which will be replaced with opaque glass prior to completion at which time the vendors have suggested that they would paint the front door in a colour to suit the buyer/s.
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This is a house full of pleasant surprises after admiring the view from the front door, I was really taken with the space as soon as I walked in the house, with a deeper than anticipated footprint, a glorious garden/living room overlooking the gorgeous garden to the rear and the potential for an independent ground floor annexe, this, I'm sure, will be a property that tick lots of boxes.Lucy Banks