Grade II listed cottage bursting with charm and character, set in 0.85 Acres of Land.
This delightful cottage is bursting with character and charm. Some parts of the cottage date back to 1515 and have been skillfully blended with other sections dated circa 1670 to create a striking home with an intriguing history. Many of the very unique architectural features include the fireplace surround dated 1571, original beams and wide floorboards, a bread oven, stained glass windows and a banister taken from Winchester Cathedral.
You are welcomed in to the entrance hall with one of two staircases and a stylish fitted cupboard leading directly into a quaint open plan sitting room with white washed floors and walls contrasting against the painted black beams. This room leads through to a lobby where you find the downstairs cloakroom and double doors giving access to the garden and into the reception room with its Gothic style arched windows and two separate stained glass windows. This room features a stunning fireplace with engraved backplate and ornate surround as well as a banister from Winchester Cathedral. From here you enter a further reception room with yet another striking fireplace. The large conservatory, flooded with light, is currently used as the family room/dining room and leads directly into the expansive modern kitchen which boasts a range of units and integrated appliances and benefits from double doors leading outside.
There are two staircases; the first, with ornate carved features, leads up to the principal bedroom, bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The second leads from the reception room up to two further impressive bedrooms steeped in character. One of these bedrooms features the priests hiding hole with a secret staircase and both share the use of the bathroom. A separate office has been recently added with a separate entrance, heating and power.
The impressive and substantial separate barn/annex with vaulted ceiling benefits from a kitchenette and bathroom and a mezzanine level which makes an ideal bedroom. This versatile space can be put to use as a studio.
Outside there is a terrace wrapping around the property. The spectacular and expansive well screened grounds extend to 0.85 acres with sweeping lawns and well-stocked flourishing flower beds. There is a deep wishing well with a supply of fresh water and a large pond filled with Koi carp.
Monks Cottage is set behind electronic gates with off-street parking and a covered car port.
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This is truly a unique opportunity to acquire a delightful cottage dating back to 1515 with 0.85 acres of stunning grounds.Hannah SullivanProperty agent