Beautiful 18th Century house with stunning contemporary addition. South facing gardens, river and sea views, parking for two cars and an additional triple garage.
Clarence Cottage is a gorgeous 18th century period house (not listed) and is presented in exceptional order throughout. The current owners have enhanced the house in many ways but most noticeably with a stunning architect designed vaulted glass reception area to the rear. There is driveway parking for two cars and a garage that can hold a further 2 cars in addition to a small boat / small car. The sheltered, sub tropical, south facing gardens are well established and home to a number of tropical plants including a banana plant and palms. The vast selection of mature shrubs offer superb colour and there is a glorious magnolia tree taking prime position. The full width terrace is a wonderful south facing area from which to enjoy al fresco dining and river views.
The house itself is arranged over three floors with the ground floor comprising an entrance hall, cloakroom and boot room. This in turn leads through to the library hall, a wonderful hallway encased with book shelving and hiding a discreet door to the utility room. The dining room and drawing room date from the original house and offer period features, exposed wooden floors, open fireplaces and double doors through to the exceptional contemporary living area that extends across the rear of the house. This showcase addition dates from 2012 and has created a 'room for all seasons' with a glorious outlook over the terracing, gardens and the river. The bespoke kitchen is modern and well appointed and offers a wonderful range of integral appliances, wall to wall units and a wooden topped island unit. The kitchen is open plan to a sitting area, dining area and conservatory with double doors leading out to the adjoining terrace. The Georgian style staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor which offers two en suite double bedrooms, a 3rd double bedroom and a family shower room. Stairs rise again to the converted attic / second floor which is a dedicated family room for younger members of the family and has been handcrafted to replicate a ship's cabin.
All in all, Clarence Cottage is a wonderful town house with south facing, fabulous views and gardens.
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They say you never get another chance to make a first impression... and Clarence Cottage certainly does not need another chance! Quite simply, it's stunning.Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick