Charming Cottage in Conservation Area
This pretty brick and flint, early 19th century, cottage is located in the desirable village of Martin, within a Conservation Area. It has the benefit of both an air-source heat pump and solar panels running the central heating.
The entrance lobby, to the front of the property, leads through to a dining hall, with exposed wooden floorboards and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The adjacent sitting room is dual-aspect, with charming views up towards the Norman village church. Again, it benefits from exposed wooden floorboards and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a range of cupboards with wooden work surfaces and a ceramic sink. This room has electric underfloor heating and an internal window opening through to the light-filled garden room. The garden room has been cleverly designed, with both a glazed door and sliding windows opening directly onto the garden, along with ventilation panels and a combination of slate roof and glass, to prevent over-heating. A utility room, with a door to the garden, has a range of cupboards and work-tops, a sink, water softener and plumbing for a washing machine, along with electric underfloor heating.
A shower room/WC completes the ground floor.
Upstairs, the galleried landing offers access to the dual-aspect principal bedroom, with views to the church; a second dual-aspect double bedroom and the family bathroom. Up a further staircase is the third bedroom, with a separate study area to one end.
A gravel driveway leads, via wooden gates, alongside the cottage to the garage. The charming garden is intersected by winding gravel paths and planting, to create specific areas of interest. To one corner nestles a summer house/studio with a wooden decked terrace, to another sits a childrens' Wendy House beneath a splendid horse chestnut tree. A sunken terrace is positioned close to the cottage, overhung by an ancient apple tree. Further down the garden is a large fruit cage containing raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries and red currants. A vegetable garden leads on through to an orchard, with apple trees, old fashioned roses and a pond. The workshop, potting shed and log stores provide plenty of practical work-space and storage.
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Bridge Cottage is a gardeners paradise for me.Matt Orchard