Stylish and extensively refurbished 18th Century cottage with beautifully landscaped garden.
Understood to date from the 18th Century, Old Brook Cottage is an attractive period cottage with elevations of Flemish bond brick and mellow stone under a slate roof, with double glazed wooden framed casement windows. During our clients' ownership the house has been cleverly extended with a superb contemporary single-storey kitchen extension, as well as being extensively refurbished throughout, the result being a beautiful period home that is both stylish and comfortable.
The formal front door opens to a lobby, which in turn opens to the inner entrance hall, off which lies a cloakroom with WC. There are two formal reception rooms: the sitting room is a wonderfully cosy room, with a handsome brick inglenook fireplace as its focal point, set with a Morso woodburning stove. The spacious dining room, which has a brick feature fireplace, is an excellent space for entertaining; it adjoins the light and bright study, a versatile room which has a vaulted ceiling and French doors to the garden, and could be used as a fourth bedroom.
The snug is open to the superb kitchen and breakfast room, a new addition to the house and a brilliantly successful blending of old and new. The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted wood cabinets with wood block worktops, and a striking Alpes Inox stainless steel island; appliances include twin Neff ovens, a Witt six zone induction hob and an integrated dishwasher. A roof lantern bathes the room in light, Crittal-style windows and doors open to the terrace and there is ample space for a breakfast table and additional sofa. There is additional storage in the form of a good-sized utility room lying off the kitchen, and a cellar accessed via a door and steps descending from the snug.
There are three well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, bedrooms one and two with built in storage. Bedroom one has an en suite shower room; the other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower cubicle.
Old Brook Cottage's rear garden is of particular note: south-west facing and beautifully landscaped to offer a number of seating and entertaining areas. A raised stone terrace extends across the rear of the house, edged by rockery-style raised beds; stone steps descend to the lawn and a wood chip path leads down the eastern side of the garden to a further decked terrace in the shade of an handsome oak, and on down to a useful area for garden waste. The garden is completely private, very well enclosed by mature trees and fencing, bordered to the western boundary by the eponymous brook.
Lying immediately to the west of the house is a gravel driveway with parking for up to four cars, and the detached timber-framed garage which has provision for installation of an electric-car charging point.
In all, about 0.23 of an acre.
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Old Brook Cottage is a really warm, welcoming home with stylish interiors. I love the contemporary kitchen extension and how it opens up to the terrace, creating a seamless flow between the house and garden.Rohan Vines