Beautifully presented character coach house enjoying a delightful setting within a secluded walled garden.
A beautifully presented character home, converted from the former coach house to neighbouring Highland House. This stunning property has been the subject of a comprehensive and sensitive programme of restoration and extension by the current owners over the last 22 years. High quality fixtures, fittings and finishes have been used throughout and the house is offered for sale in immaculate decorative order.
The handsome elevations are of red brick under a slate roof with decorative terracotta ridge tiles, and has timber sash and casement windows, with coach doors to the master and guest bedrooms. The house has the benefit of mains gas fired central heating which is underfloor in the family room. The well planned accommodation, includes the following;
A custom-made oak front door opens into the entrance hall with York stone floor and doors to the guest cloakroom and snug, a Gothic archway opens into the welcoming reception/ dining hall with a feature brick chimney breast and open fireplace, York stone floor and French doors to the rear courtyard. The elegant drawing room also has an open fireplace with oak beam over and French doors to the garden, the cosy snug/ sitting room has a brick fireplace with open grate and double aspect windows, and there is also a useful study. The kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with a range of hand-painted units with granite tops and a butcher's block central island with breakfast bar, there is a two oven Aga with separate gas hob and electric oven all set into a brick recess, twin sinks with a Quooker boiling water tap, dishwasher, understairs larder and French doors to the courtyard. Steps lead down to the stunning family room with double height vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors on three sides to the terrace and garden. There is also a utility/ laundry room with butler's sink, and housing the gas fired boiler.
A staircase leads to the first floor landing with Victorian fireplace, the delightful master suite includes a large bedroom with triple aspect windows, a range of built in wardrobes and a pretty bathroom with basin set into a marble topped washstand, roll top bath in marble surround and separate shower. On this landing, there are two further double bedrooms plus a family bathroom with roll top freestanding bath. The guest suite is approached via a separate staircase and has a bedroom with twin coach doors. Large storage room (reduced height) and a stylish en suite shower room.
Gardens and Grounds
The beautifully laid out gardens are a particular feature of Highland Cottage, extending to just under a third of an acre. A high red brick wall provides seclusion from the lane, and hedging and trees on most boundaries provide seclusion. There is a large lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders providing colour and interest throughout the year, plus a rockery and pond. To the rear of the family room is a good sized paved terrace enjoying a sunny aspect, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and there are several other terraces within the garden, and a cedar shingle roofed summerhouse. At the rear is a charming courtyard with the original brick setts from the stable yard, accessed from the kitchen and dining hall. Garden shed behind garage.
A shingle driveway with parking for around six cars leads to the detached garage block, with space for three cars and having loft storage. Beneath the garage and approached from the courtyard is a self-contained Annexe or Office with a studio room, fitted kitchen with microwave oven, hob, fridge, extractor and sink, plus an en suite shower room.
Agents Note: The owners of Highland Cottage have a family connection with a member of Savills staff.
Photographs taken Autumn 2018.
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A beautiful home in a rarely available locationJamie Morten