Cottage   4 bedroom(s)   2 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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Tong Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed property, which is presented in impeccable order throughout and has a thoughtful extension to the rear, and a truly impressive outbuilding constructed with a green oak frame. The attention to detail throughout the property is exemplary and features Jim Lawrence light fittings and door furniture , to include the outbuilding, handmade oak doors, oak flooring, part electric underfloor heating, cast iron guttering and a rainwater harvesting system.
The property has an ornate front door surround, with arched top and fluted detailing which accesses a six panelled door, the current owners tend to use the side door to the main reception hall. This is a striking space, with travertine flooring, doors to the two principal reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and an impressive cast spiral staircase rising to the first floor. Two further doors access a lavishly appointed cloakroom with a rectangular sink within a vanity unit, and tiling to dado height, and a utility/plant room with a Belfast sink and granite work surface.
The two principal reception rooms are situated within the original building and are arranged around a central chimney stack, with two open red brick fires, with oak lintels above, one with a wood burning stove and the other with a raised brick hearth which provide focal points for the two rooms. The sitting room has attractive oak framework to the walls and ceiling, a dual aspect with two sash windows to the front elevation, and an oak door to a recessed cupboard which has lighting and connections for a television and audio devices. The dining room is almost identical in size, with attractive oak framework to the walls and ceilings, two sash windows to the front elevation, a dual aspect and another oak door to a recess which has been equipped with a pull out shelf, so it can be utilised as a work space and has the appropriate electrical and media connections.
The kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the rear of the property within the more recent addition and forms the heart of the house. It is extensively fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units, with granite surfaces and has a range of integral 'NEFF' appliances which include a dishwasher, combi oven, and fridge freezer. There is an attractive 'ESSE' cooking range which provides a focal point, travertine flooring and two sets of solid oak French doors which access the south and west facing terrace, which makes it ideal for entertaining.
The first floor is equally impressive with a stunning stairwell which leads to an inner landing in the original building which has wide oak flooring and a linen cupboard. The principal bedroom is within the more recent addition, and has a fully vaulted ceiling with green oak beams, wide oak floorboards, a dressing area and a door to a large storage cupboard. Tre is an impressive en-suite which is fully tiled and has twin sinks, an oversized shower cubicle, wc and fine views to the gardens and fields beyond.
The remaining three bedrooms are situated within the original building and have part vaulted ceilings with exposed framework, sash and casement windows and are served by a family bathroom with a matching white suite and an attractive red brick chimney breast provides a focal point.
The gardens are a true delight and benefit from a south and westerly aspect which enable the occupants to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sunshine. The property is accessed via two five bar gates which lead to two parking areas, beyond which are two impressive outbuildings. The double garage has power and light, storage in the attic and a log/oil store to the rear.
On the northerly aspect is a magnificent detached outbuilding which is constructed with a green oak frame on a raised red brick plinth. The building has been designed with a number of purposes in mind, and is currently utilised as a games/party barn and a separate home office/studio. There are oak bi-fold doors to the party barn, which can also be used as garage, and has insulated double oak doors, a reinforced concrete floor with electric underfloor heating and a tiled surface and has a fully vaulted ceiling. The studio/home office has a vaulted ceiling, electric underfloor heating and has oak French doors accessing the terrace, making it readily suitable for entertaining.
The gardens are delightful and offer a high degree of privacy and have a large L shaped graven entertaining area which is accessed from both the kitchen and the outbuilding. Beyond here are attractive brick steps leading to the garden which are flanked by mellow soft brick dwarf walls with coping stones. There is a large expanse of manicured lawn which has well stocked herbaceous borders which provide interest and colour with a holly tree and mahonia bush making focal points. Beyond the garden are wonderful open views across open farm land.
Tong Cottage is a beautiful property which has been exceptionally well cared for and thoughtfully enlarged, and offers a home of considerable character and practicality which is well-suited to modern lifestyles.
RECEPTION HALL 19' 0" x 6' 6" (5.80m x 2.0m)
SITTING ROOM 15' 7" x 11' 3" (4.75m x 3.45m)
DINING ROOM 15' 7" x 11' 3" (4.75m x 3.45m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12' 9" x 12' 3" (3.90m x 3.75m)
LOBBY 3' 7" x 3' 3" (1.10m x 1.0m)
INNER LANDING 15' 8" x 3' 3" (4.80m x 1.0m)
PRINCIPAL SUITE 15' 1" x 12' 5" (4.60m x 3.80m)
STORAGE 7' 10" x 3' 7" (2.40m x 1.10m)
BEDROOM 12' 9" x 11' 5" (3.90m x 3.50m)
BEDROOM 11' 5" x 10' 4" (3.50m x 3.15m)
BEDROOM 8' 2" x 8' 2" (2.50m x 2.50m)
PARTY BARN 31' 2" x 13' 1" (9.50m x 4.0m)
STDIO/HOME OFFICE 16' 0" x 11' 5" (4.90m x 3.50m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 17' 8" x 16' 8" (5.40m x 5.10m)
OIL AND LOG STORE 16' 8" x 4' 3" (5.10m x 1.30m)
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