Picturesque country cottage in idyllic setting
Grade II listed, The Dun Cow has reinvented itself many times having been a public house, shop, bakery and post office in its time. With origins in the 16th century, it is now a delightful home of considerable character and has been lovingly updated and extended by the present owner. The history of the cottage is apparent through the different styles and materials used to create a charmingly quintessential English country cottage. The stone flagged hall opens directly onto the welcoming kitchen/breakfast room with its cosy sitting area and wood burning stove. The working end of the kitchen is open to the eaves with bi-fold and French doors respectively to the east and west. The bespoke oak units, stone and oak worktops and Aga make a pleasing contrast to the exposed beams and charm of the rest of the room. A utility room and walk-in pantry are directly off the kitchen. The study leads off the kitchen, which with its own en suite shower room, could be another bedroom. Directly off the hall is the delightful triple aspect drawing room with its inglenook fireplace, stone hearth and exposed beams. From here the large family/games room is accessed. A stable door opens to the garden. There is also a useful second study and cloakroom.
The staircase winds to the first floor where the principal bedroom is a delight with its dormer windows to the front and rear. The bathroom is well appointed with separate shower and has a large storage room beyond. There are two further good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Current planning permission exists for a further extension to the rear.
The approach to the property is enchanting with the gravel drive crossing the brook which meanders through the garden. There are many mature trees and well stocked borders.
There is an enclosed terrace at the rear and a delightful wisteria covered pergola with an ancient leaning apple tree to one side create an inviting space for casual entertaining. A storage room attached to the games room would lend itself to being included within the cottage to create ancillary accommodation subject to relevant permissions.
Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil-fired central heating. Gigaclear superfast broadband.
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Pinch yourself, you are not a dreaming, this idyllic and historic property really exists.Huw Warren