Delightful period property with impressive garden.
3 Red Lion Street was formerly two cottages, which have been combined to provide a substantial and characterful village home. The charming Grade II listed, part-thatched property. which is of ironstone and brick construction, features an exceptional garden and off-street parking for two cars The property retains a wealth of period features, including exposed stone walls, beams and inglenook fireplace. There could also be potential for further improvement, subject to any necessary consents.
The light dining hall provides a useful space for entertaining as well as access to the garden. The spacious dual aspect drawing room is full of period charm with exposed stone walls and beams. It leads to a separate study as well as having a door into the garden and stairs to the first floor. A separate sitting room provides useful versatile space and features an inglenook fireplace and window seat.
The generous kitchen / breakfast room features exposed beams, a traditional bread oven, fitted base and wall units with granite work surface and a ceramic sink. There is plenty of room for a table and a door into the garden.
The utility room includes fitted units and cupboards, a door to the garden and a feature window onto the garden. There is ladder access to a spacious workroom / storage area above. There is also a shower room on the ground floor.
The first floor is accessed by two separate staircases at either end of the house. It provides a double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The second floor provides a fifth bedroom / office leading to a storage area, which has potential for conversion to an en suite bathroom, subject to the any necessary consents. There is also an additional attic space that could potentially be converted, subject to any necessary consents.
To the rear of the property is a spacious enclosed garden, which is rare for a property in the heart of a village. This wonderful space includes a courtyard, well stocked flower beds, greenhouse, fruit trees and a substantial vegetable garden. The property also benefits from off-street parking for two cars.
A traditional brick outbuilding currently provides two stores and has potential for alternative uses including home office, subject to any necessary consents.
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I was immediately taken by this quintessential cottage and its exceptional garden. I love the space it offers in the heart of such a vibrant village.Francesca Moss