A beautifully presented family house with an unspoilt rural aspect
The Bakehouse is a charming characterful cottage that has the rare advantage of both large rooms and plenty of light. Having been extensively improved by the present owners, the house offers a combination of both period appeal and immaculate presentation with a layout which gives a feeling of space and ease of living. The exposed timbers, window seats and period fireplaces extend the character throughout. All main downstairs rooms enjoy outlooks to two elevations and all have direct access to outside.
Internally the front door opens into a wonderful open reception hall which could double as a dining room. At one end is a fine fireplace with oak bressumer and a wood burning stove. The piece de resistance of this house is the L shaped kitchen/breakfast/dining room with lovely rural views, Aga, central island, travertine floor and a natural lantern light over the dining area. Beyond is the very comfortable drawing room with fireplace also having wood burning stove. Off the inner hall is the good sized sitting room which is presently used as a workroom/office, cloakroom, utility room and a boot room which opens out onto a rear covered porch with an area for the storage of logs. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bath/shower rooms and a well-fitted family bathroom. The principal bedroom is particularly appealing and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The central heating is complemented by sealed unit double glazed windows.
Externally, the garden lies to the rear of the house, is west facing and enclosed by Cotswold stone walls. There are mature borders of flowers and climbing roses intermixed with shrubs. Tucked away discreetly alongside the drawing room is an open-ended summer house and terrace which is used as a garden store but could be adapted for summer dining. Beyond is a further area of garden with apple and pear trees. Abutting the garden is neighbouring pastureland which offers a glorious pastoral outlook particularly from the kitchen/breakfast room. There is a small courtyard to the front of the house.
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A splendid family house in an idyllic position.Anthony Coaker