A beautiful period house, with linked chapel conversion, offering privacy, versatility and character with delightful gardens within a prime Welland Valley setting, five miles from Uppingham
An attractive detached period listed house, dated 1829, Shotley Cottage has a glazed link from its kitchen to a converted brick chapel, and overall offers privacy, versatility and character, with beautiful private gardens of a third of an acre and views to rolling farmland.
The front door opens into a stone flagged stairwell hallway, which directly accesses the sitting room, with a stone chimney breast and wood burning stove, and the dual-aspect snug, beyond it, which line the eastern end of the house, and the spacious wooden floored dining room, which accesses the kitchen.
The vaulted and modern kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a fabulous suite, with extensive fitted units, a central island with breakfast bar, integrated appliances and gas Rangemaster, with a utility room adjoining. The kitchen has an external door to the garden and terrace and an link along the contemporary glazed link to the chapel.
From the main entrance hallway, the staircase rises to the farmhouse first floor, where the landing accesses four bedrooms and the family bathroom.
From the kitchen, the glazed link leads into the chapel, which is currently integral to the house but also offers a ready made annex, business base or letting opportunity (subject to any change of use consents). The chapel comprises an impressive ground floor drawing room, with the original external chapel doors within the northern gable, and ground floor shower room, with a spiral staircase that rises to a spacious first floor fifth double bedroom.
The gardens are a delight and extend to about 0.32 acres in total, arranged to the west of the house, with a southerly aspect and beautiful views to rising grassland. Beautifully landscaped, the gardens incorporate terraces for eating and entertaining, formal borders and sweeping lawns, all set out to showcase the setting. Within the garden, towards its western end, an airconditioned detached garden studio incorporates a gym, with sauna, and office/work room, with southerly bi-folding doors.
Shotley Cottage has gravelled parking to the front of the house and chapel, to the north, as well as to the south of the house, where double doors open to the oversized tandem garages, permitting the parking of several vehicles.
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This is a special property - I absolutely love the feel of this home and the lifestyle it affords, with the traditional form of the house and the versatility of the chapel, the kitchen linking everything together, including the garden. The gardens are also a key feature and fabulous, showcasing the setting so well, with its rising ground rather like an amphitheatre!James AbbottProperty agent