A delightful Grade II Listed cottage brimming with character and charm and benefiting from a wonderful ground floor extension and a guest annexe.
The original part of the cottage dates from the mid-seventeenth century with an extension from the mid-twentieth century. The property was further extended in 2011 which has added a wonderful modern and light space that enhances and complements the overall property.
The ground floor comprises two principal rooms. The living room is rife with characterful features including beamed ceilings, natural stone flooring and windows shutters; there are two fireplaces; one is a small inglenook with a fitted wood-burning stove while the other is a large striking inglenook with an open fire and an old bread oven.
Accessed directly from the living room is the most recent extension, a wonderful contemporary and light space that incorporates a modern kitchen with steps up to a splendid dining area which offers stunning views of the gardens and beyond. There are hand-made cream units with polished granite work surfaces and built-in appliances include a dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and a multi-fuel range cooker with fitted extractor. This splendid space with its natural limestone flooring benefits from full underfloor heating. In the dining area the windows are floor to ceiling and, complementing the natural light, are recessed spotlights throughout the space. There are two doors, one leading from the kitchen to the patio area at the rear of the house and another leading from the dining area to a decked terrace.
The first floor accommodation is versatile. The principal room is a large bedroom with double aspect windows and a range of built-in wardrobes; a further generous room is accessed from the main bedroom and is currently used as an office/dressing room; however this space could be a nursery or additional bedroom; indeed, previous owners had an additional staircase that rose directly to this room from the ground floor. Completing the first floor accommodation is a well-equipped and modern shower room.
Located within the gardens is a detached, self-contained annexe one part of which comprises a double bedroom with en suite shower room and a range of built-in wardrobes. The other part is the property's generously sized and fully fitted utility room with Belfast sink, polished marble worktop and which is shelved throughout, offering an impressive amount of storage.
The gardens are positioned to the rear of the cottage and offer a bright and sunny W/SW aspect. An area of lawn is surrounded by well-tended flower and shrub borders; as well as the rear patio, there is an attractive and secluded outside dining/entertaining area under a pretty pergola. The garden is bordered at the rear by a low stone wall and provides pleasant views overlooking the River Avon's water meadows towards the 11th century All Saints' church.
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Gorgeous cottage with superbly versatile accommodation and a wonderful contemporary extension.Patrick Brady