Cottage   4 bedroom(s)   2 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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The Thatched Cottage is a substantial detached Grade II listed property enjoying a pleasant location overlooking greensward, and has been thoughtfully extended to offer versatile and characterful family accommodation whilst retaining many fine period features. It occupies generous grounds and has superb open views to the rear.
The property is accessed via a practical lobby which has a brick floor and ample space for boots and coats. A solid oak door then enters the principal reception room which has a dual aspect and French doors accessing the rear terrace. It is a charming room and has an inglenook fireplace with herringbone hearth, beams to the wall and ceiling and stairs rising to the first floor. There is a second fireplace on the north aspect, adjacent to which is a door leading to the dining room. This is a superb room for formal entertaining and has a dual aspect, quarry tiled floor and further inglenook fireplace. To the south elevation is a useful study, which is ideal for those that work from home, and a square oak arch opens to a delightful snug, which is believed to have bee a former bake house. This is a charming room, with a part vaulted ceiling and beams to the wall and ceiling a dual aspect and doors to the terrace, and an attractive brick fireplace to the east elevation.
The kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the house and is housed in a more recent addition to the rear. It has a flag stone floor, vaulted ceiling and great views to the garden. It is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with display cabinets, and has a 'Rangemaster' cooker with extractor hood above, an 'AEG' dishwasher and a built-in fridge. The rear hall is also housed in the new extension and has the same flag stone flooring and accesses a useful utility room with floor mounted units, a sink, plumbing for a washing machine, and a door to the garden.
The remainder of the ground floor comprises a well-appointed family bath/shower room with a matching suite and oval ended bath, and a cloakroom with a circular sink on a plinth and matching wc.
The first floor is equally charming and is accessed via three different staircases. The first leads to the principal suite via a pretty landing with an exposed brick chimney breast and a wall with a mullion window. The bedroom has views to the front over the greensward and has a range of built in wardrobes and a dressing shelf. A mirror fronted door opens to a spacious en-suite bathroom which has a shower over that bath and pedestal basin and matching wc.
The second staircase rises to a further landing which has exposed beams and a large storage cupboard. The second bedroom is particularly impressive with pleasant views to the front, a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, an attractive exposed red brick chimney breast which is flanked by a large storage cupboard. The fourth bedroom is adjacent to this, and is a cosy room with more attractive framework on display and a view to the front. The fourth bedroom is perfect for guests and is access via a staircase rising from the sitting room. It is a charming room with a double pitched ceiling, exposed beams, and a range of useful storage cupboards.
The property is approached via a drive providing parking for a number of vehicles which in turn leads to the detached workshop/studio building. An attractive path accesses the front door, and is flanked by expanses of lawn on both sides. An ornamental wrought iron gate leads to the rear garden, and further rear access is afforded on the other side.
The rear gardens are an absolute delight and benefit from super views across open pasture land to the rear. There is an extensive full width terrace which creates a perfect private entertaining space, adjacent to which are well stocked herbaceous and perennial borders which provide colour and interest. There is a contemporary rectangular fish pond adjacent to the terrace which provides a focal point. There are mature hedge boundaries to the north, and open fencing to the rear to take advantage of the views.
Large expanses of lawn are interspersed with a variety of beds with spring bulbs and shrubs, and there are attractive specimen trees to include cherry, silver birch and apple. A summer house is positioned to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sunshine. The workshop building is equipped with power and light and provides useful storage. To the rear is an impressive studio which has French doors opening to the garden, a tiled floor and a kitchenette. This is the prefect space for a new owner to either work from home or carry out a hobby.
In all about 0.40 acres(sts).
The thatch was replaced in 2013.
The sale will be subject to the grant of probate.
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SITTING ROOM 19' 8" x 15' 10" (6.00m x 4.85m)
STUDY 15' 10" x 8' 2" (4.85m x 2.50m)
SNUG 13' 7" x 10' 11" (4.15m x 3.35m)
DINING ROOM 15' 1" x 11' 2" (4.60m x 3.42m)
BATHROOM 9' 6" x 5' 10" (2.90m x 1.80m)
WC 6' 2" x 3' 0" (1.90m x 0.92m)
UTILITY ROOM 8' 11" x 8' 8" (2.72m x 2.65m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 4" x 11' 1" (5.00m x 3.40m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 15' 5" x 8' 10" (4.70m x 2.70m)
ENSUITE 10' 11" x 5' 11" (3.35m x 1.82m)
BEDROOM FOUR 9' 4" x 7' 6" (2.85m x 2.30m)
BEDROOM TWO 15' 5" x 12' 8" (4.70m x 3.87m)
BEDROOM THREE 15' 5" x 9' 4" (4.70m x 2.86m)
STUDIO 17' 6" x 15' 1" (5.35m x 4.60m)
KITCHENETTE 6' 6" x 3' 3" (2.00m x 1.00m)
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 15' 1" x 10' 5" (4.60m x 3.20m)
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