A characterful 4 bedroom cottage dating back to the 1850's, retaining a wealth of period features throughout and occupying a plot exceeding half an acre.
The grooms cottage is a characterful four bedroom cottage, dating back to the 1850's, retaining a wealth of period features throughout. The property occupies a plot which exceeds half an acre to include a very generous walled garden and ample off street parking in addition to three garages. The internal accommodation is laid across two stories with a favourable arrangement, totalling 2681sq ft.
Entry via the arched, stained glass double doors to the west aspect leads into the tiled entrance hall and onto the ground floor accommodation which comprises of;
A pleasant snug to the far end of the cottage, spanning the full depth of the property, featuring exposed beams to the ceiling, partial wood panelling and a view over the walled garden. The snug has also been used as a 5th bedroom in the past, with the neighbouring shower room accommodating this alternate use.
The well-proportioned breakfast kitchen also enjoys a view over the garden and incorporates a range of cream base and wall units with Corian work surfaces and integral appliances to include a dish washer, fridge freezer, a Belfast sink and a Rangemaster range oven with an electric hob, warming plate, griddle and an extractor above. Directly off the kitchen is a boot room with access to the garden and a utility room with space and plumbing for additional appliances, further base and wall storage and a secondary sink.
Directly off the entrance hall to the right hand side is the delightful, dual aspect dining room which displays exposed beams and is partially open plan to the sitting room via a central partition wall. The impressive sitting room is also open plan and benefits an exposed brick fire place with a stone mantle and an inset log burner.
Double doors lead from the sitting room to the attractive, vaulted garden room which was a later addition, boasting a triple aspect view with French doors out to the garden and a focal point log burner, set within an exposed brick fireplace.
Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which sit the four bedrooms at this level and the five piece family bathroom which is fitted with a low level WC, a bidet, a corner shower enclosure, a fitted bath and a pedestal wash hand basin.
All four bedrooms at first floor level hold fitted wardrobes, with three out of the four being double bedrooms, whilst the principal bedroom is also enjoys a 5 piece en suite bathroom to include a pedestal wash hand basin, a low level WC, a bidet, a separate shower cubicle and a free standing bath with wall mounted taps.
A private, gravelled drive, shared by just two properties leads off Shelford Road to the gated entry of The Grooms Cottage and onto a gravelled parking area. In addition to the off street parking there is a double garage and a detached single garage, both of which are fitted with an electric entry door and internal power & lighting.
The stunning, walled garden is positioned to the rear of the cottage, being predominantly laid to lawn, with a number of feature bedding areas, a block paved patio seating area, a fenced fruit garden and pergola covered bench seating to the far corner of the plot, all bound by mature trees and evergreens which sit in front of the perimeter brick wall.
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The charming walled garden and overall size of the plot are aspects rarely found within this location.Luke Billson