Quintessential English Country Cottage.
Little Thatch is the culmination of creative and skilled bespoke craftmanship and design. Award winning Carpenter Oak, in collaboration with the present owners, have created a stunning oak framed cottage that purports to be centuries old. Completed in 2011, Little Thatch exudes character and warmth with its soft, honey coloured oak framework, open to the eaves with feature queen posts and sling braces. Other features include bespoke oak ledge and braced doors and hardwood double glazed French doors and windows. There is also underfloor heating, Cat 5e cabling and a wired sound throughout. All downstairs rooms interconnect, making for a pleasing flow to the ground floor. The triple aspect kitchen has French doors opening to the kitchen garden. Bespoke painted cabinetry sits beneath granite worktops and a large central island has an oak top with a breakfast bar to one side. The charming sitting room boasts a multi fuel stove housed within an inglenook fireplace, created using repurposed bricks from the original cottage. With views over the garden and French doors opening to the sundeck, the garden room is accessed via the sitting room, kitchen and boot room. Also on the ground floor is utility room and a cloakroom. From the kitchen, an oak staircase rises and separates to the first floor. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room, both open to the eaves. A delightful feature bedroom features a fireplace with multi fuel stove and stairs rising to a creatively inspired inspired mezzanine floor amidst the beams the perfect children's playroom or additional space for 2 single beds. Also on the first floor is a further double bedroom and a large family bathroom with a freestanding cast iron roll top bath and separate shower with views across the garden and open field beyond.
Set back behind a yew hedge, the front wild flower garden opens to the pretty thatched porch. The gravelled driveway leads into delightful secret enclosed courtyard garden, from here you can enter Little Thatch via the boot room or into the studio. The studio, an added bonus to this property, is currently used as a home office, which includes a kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine floor.
Waney edge oak cladding to the rear of the cottage, with period jetty detail, makes for a soft backdrop to the enchanting gardens, which wrap around the cottage. Hakka Brook babbles through the centre with steps, bridges and various terraces creating different areas to enjoy the garden from. The sundeck outside the garden room spans the brook with steps down to the lawn. An al fresco dining area nestled in the garden houses a purpose-built BBQ and pizza oven. The perfect sun terrace sits in the kitchen garden prefect for that morning coffee. Natural planting throughout with mature trees, fast collection of perennials, the pond and the brook makes for a garden rich in wildlife.
The garden also features a large wooden shed, a garage store, wood store, bin store and a greenhouse.
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The modern day equivalent of a period chocolate box cottage. I was amazed that it was only built in 2011, so you get all the benefits of a well built modern home together with charm and romance of a period cottage. I particularly love the little stream running through the garden and the field side walks right outside your front door.Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent