Delightful cottage in an idyllic village location with charming cottage gardens.
Hope Cottage is a charming detached village cottage enjoying a delightful tucked away location on Penn Back Common. The deeds show that the cottage was built in 1831 by Moses Ray, a local cordwainer, who lived there for 35 years. It was built as a two up, two down' with a privy and has been extended over the years. The cottage is full of charm with exposed beams and character features throughout.
A conservatory style entrance porch leads into the kitchen which is extensively fitted with an excellent range of units complemented by stone worktops. Appliances include a gas fired AGA and integrated washing machine, dishwasher, water softener and fridge freezer. The charming sitting room overlooks the garden and features an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. A door leads to the study at the front. The garden room enjoys lovely garden views with door access on to the outside terrace. A lobby area, just off the kitchen, leads to a shower room and stairs to the first floor.
On the first floor the principal bedroom is a pretty room, heavily beamed and characterful. The second double bedroom has a wash basin. The third bedroom is single. The dressing room could be used as a fourth single bedroom. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom, and the downstairs shower room.
A particular feature of the property is the delightful cottage gardens lying to the side and front of the house. An enclosed brick courtyard area to the front of the entrance porch gives a charming seating area, with a path leading around the rear of the house to the main garden. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with well stocked flower beds. Mature trees and hedging offer a high degree of seclusion and privacy. Of particular note is a lovely silver birch tree together with a crab apple, white beam and two small apple trees. Adjoining the side of the house, and with access from the garden room, is a brick patio affording ample space for outside entertaining. A summer house to the front catches the evening sun, ideal for a sundowner. A good sized driveway provides parking for four cars. To the front is a detached brick constructed outbuilding which is currently used as a workshop and could be easily adapted to an office or utility room.
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Lovely character cottage in a sought after location opposite The Common.Chris Moorhouse