Wonderful fusion of contemporary space and character cottage in a rural setting. Superb south facing gardens leading down to a stream.
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Smithy House is a landmark property in a delightful rural setting adjoining a country lane with southerly views over a stream and up a small wooded valley to the rear.
Smithy House, as its name suggests, is a former working smithy and an adjoining cottage which served this small hamlet and a long gone mill. The stream which powered the mill still runs along the southern boundary of the gardens, which have been landscaped to feature the wonderful views beyond.
This is a delightful home and a wonderful fusion of contemporary open plan living space with the charm and character of the original cottage. A rare and very pleasing combination.
The oak front door opens to a spacious entrance hall with a spacious cloakroom and a modern suite including a delightful wash stand. Wide double doors open off the hall into the magnificent open plan living kitchen. This is a stunning room, half vaulted with Velux windows and includes under-floor heating beneath the oak and slate tiled floor. A full complement of Miele ovens. Microwave and coffee machine are installed along with a 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher and Kohler sink. The sitting room area includes the stone topped forge area, a TV and gas point.
Wide steps lead down to the dining room with French doors to the rear and a fireplace with a gas wood-burner. A garden kitchen/utility room/boot room lies off to the right with a garden entrance.
Within the original cottage there is a lovely sitting room with a real fire and dual aspect, an entrance vestibule and a hall area with an oak staircase. Double doors open to a covered secondary front entrance door. There is a cloakroom/shower room, perfect for dog washing after a muddy walk, with a w.c. and wash basin.
The third reception room is used as a music room/study and has a quarry tiled floor and a dual aspect with a bow window to the front.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is an en suite wet room to the vaulted master bedroom suite. The guest bedroom has a dressing area and fitted wardrobes and all are good sized double rooms. The house bathroom has a modern suite with an over bath shower.
The garage stands alongside and it a generous size with an electrically controlled double width door and an inspection pit.
The gardens include a wide rear terrace extending to a barbecue area for outside dining, all enjoying south facing views over the stream and natural habitat beyond. There is a surprisingly flat lawn There is an outside store and a gated wheelie bin area.
Services: Mains water, electricity and mains gas are connected. Septic tank drainage.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
This former smithy abounds with character and has delightful views over the stream in the gardens to countryside beyond. The living dining kitchen is amazing!Mark Holden