Elegant village home offering contemporary living.
Herdsman Cottage is an attractive stone detached village property with origins dating back to 1870. It has evolved over the years to create a fantastic spacious contemporary home to suit open plan family living, yet still offers cosy formal entertaining spaces.
Entering the house through the porch and in to the spacious reception hall with access to two aspects allowing plenty of natural light, lending itself to alternative uses like a children's playroom. This leads through into the kitchen/breakfast room which is well equipped with bespoke built-in cupboards and drawers, a Rayburn cooker (also heats the water), a separate Smeg electric oven and gas (bottled) hob, Smeg dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. The room is open plan to the family/sitting room with great ceiling height, oak floorboards and wood burning stove. This leads through to the oak framed dining/garden room with glazed windows to two sides and doors which lead out onto the terrace. The utility room and cloakroom are conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, with space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge, all neatly hidden behind bespoke handmade cupboards.
On the far side of the house is a very comfortable cosy drawing room with gas (bottled) fireplace and study which has been furnished with a bespoke desk, ideal for remote working. A contemporary fully glazed wall with lockable door separates the room from the corridor allowing plenty of natural light into the room.
Upstairs are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal suite with en suite shower room has built in cupboards for clothes. This has lovely south facing views of the garden. Bedroom two has a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden with Victorian fireplace. Bedrooms three and four also overlook the rear garden. Bedroom four has an original Victorian fireplace and stone hearth. There is loft access from bedroom five to the attic room with electric loft ladder enabling easy access, currently used for storage but could be used as a children's cinema room.
Outside is an enclosed south facing garden with flat lawn, mature trees, including a beautiful Walnut tree and flowerbed borders. The paved terrace offers the perfect place for outdoor entertaining with seating area and stone pizza oven. The outbuilding, which is connected to the electricity is currently used as a garden store, has the potential to be converted into a home office and the summerhouse served with electricity provides a little private haven for drinks in the summer. There is a double garage and off-road parking for about three to four cars.
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I love this house for the amazing space and natural light that fills the rooms and offers such comfortable open plan living.Sophie GannonProperty agent