A stylish, almost entirely off grid, renovated cottage in a sublime, rural location with privacy and the most outstanding views.
Mount Cottage is a charming Cotswold stone detached cottage, thought to date from around 1840. The current owners have carried out a comprehensive programme of renovation over the last five years or so, including a new central heating system, solar panels, sewerage treatment plant, re-wiring, re-plumbing, new kitchen and bathrooms, new windows and an extension to create a home with a more contemporary feel, but sympathetic to the outstanding setting.
In addition, the property can be run with almost no utility bills; solar panels providing the majority of the electricity (plus a back up generator), oil fired central heating, a private natural water supply and a private sewerage treatment plant. Unusually, this is combined with fibre optic cable providing fast internet speeds.
Around the cottage are the pretty gardens with a paved patio area outside the kitchen, plus a productive vegetable garden. There is a top of the range glasshouse and also a detached stone barn, with power and light, used as a workshop and store. The total area extends to 1.89 acres
In addition, the current owners rent 15 acres of pastureland from a neighbour, with 7 years left to run. It may be possible to transfer this by separate arrangement
The property has a right of way up a steep unmade up track running through fields, which requires a 4x4 for access. The house itself, with large west facing terrace, sits on a rise, with lovely views and surrounded by fields.
The accommodation is over two floors, with a sitting room with working fireplace and a modern kitchen/dining room with sliding doors out to a terrace being the central, heart of the house. Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom, a cloakroom, and in a wing off the kitchen, a pantry and ground floor bedroom with en suite. At one end of the house a staircase leads to three bedrooms, and from outside the property, external steps lead up to the office/snug with woodburner. There are different countryside views from every room.
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Oh wow, the views, and the lack of neighbours, and did I mention the views? Plus it's a really lovely home. I feel like I'm on holiday every time I visit. The right buyer needs a 4x4, should love the countryside, fresh air and privacy. And the lack of utility bills!Catherine AndersonProperty agent