Historic property in the centre of an attractive village, with a lovely large garden, detached garage with office above and no onward chain.
The original part of Elm Cottage, dating from the mediaeval period, is timber framed, with brick and stone, complemented by the late 20th century extension which has been designed in the 18th century vernacular with traditional detailing, while concealing contemporary insulated construction. The historic element has been carefully restored and partly rebuilt incorporating insulation and under-floor heating. Internally there is extensive original oak framing and beamed ceilings defining and enhancing the living spaces, while polished Georgian floor tiles flow throughout the ground floor.
From the oak framed porch, the front door opens into the entrance hall, and stairs, living room and kitchen lead off the inner hall. The living room retains many original features including the historic inglenook with open fireplace, while both the dining area and living room have views reaching into the garden. The farmhouse style dining kitchen looks out to the drive and garden with a door leading outside, and provides a further entertaining space of character. It has bespoke joiner crafted base and wall cupboards with Corian sink, and Ceasarstone and American oak tops, while a Stanley range provides cooking and central heating. The laundry room off the kitchen has bespoke cupboards, sink and appliance voids and tall cupboard. There is a WC, coat cupboard and store room off the hall.
The exposed oak framing is a feature to the stairs and landing, leading to bedrooms and bathroom. The principal bedroom has original polished oak floorboards, divided from the dressing room with further timber framing, both having built in wardrobes. Looking out, there is a classic village view of the garden, church and old school beyond. Two further double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes have views of the village and open countryside. The Victorian style family bathroom has joinery made cupboards with basin and Carrara marble top.
The outbuilding includes garage and open bay accommodating two cars, a workshop and outside toilet. An internal stair leads to the light and spacious home office/studio serviced with ample sockets, telephone and internet connection ready for business, or variety of future adaptations.
There is a garden tool shed, and a walled enclosure at the end of the garden accommodates the oil tank, log cutting and storage space, and has vehicular access. The delightful landscaped garden designed on the classic principle of interest, variety and concealment has a sweeping lawn with mature shrub planting providing all year round colour, while a successive profusion of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells brighten the early season.
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I love this classic village property oozing with charm!Peter DabornProperty agent