An extended character cottage (1868) with a superb outbuilding.Walking distance from local shops and quarter of a mile from the local pub.
A two bedroom semi-detached, extended Victorian character cottage with the original part of the cottage which dates back to 1868. There is also a separate spacious French oak framed studio/workshop/gym/tandem garage with double glazed oak windows, oak doors and oak beams together with picture windows and a pitched roof clad in Canadian slate. The cottage is delightfully quirky with beams and an open fire. The garden wraps around the front, side and rear of the property and there is off-road parking for one car with further communal parking in the lane. The cottage itself would benefit from modernisation with the potential to re-configure and/or extend (STPP). By contrast the studio/workshop/gym/tandem garage is high specification designed to create the driest environment to suit specialist work/hobbies whilst also ideal for anyone working from home. Vendor suited.
Approaching the property from the lane, there is beech hedging at the boundary behind which there are raised flower beds and steps down to a pathway leading to the half glazed front door. Ahead there is a lobby area and to the right there is a brick archway leading to a conservatory space which looks across to the studio/workshop.
The kitchen has a one and a half bowl enamel sink with a waste disposal unit together with pine wall and base units with splashback tiles with a wild flower pattern. To the left the wall is clad in painted tongue and groove pine with a door to the inner hall and a door to the cottage-style larder cupboard. There is a breakfast bar with room for four stools. The cooker with cooker hood stands where the original fireplace once stood and has shelving on either side. Integrated items include the built-in double oven with 4 ring hob and there is space for a fridge.
The kitchen leads into the utility room with wall cupboards across one wall with space and plumbing for a dishwasher, freezer and a washing machine. There is full height cream tiling and the water heater and airing cupboard are situated here.
Beyond the utility room is the spacious family size bathroom with new quarry tiled effect lino, a WC, wash hand basin and a corner bath with a hand-held shower attachment. There is an archway and an entrance to a separate fully tiled shower enclosure with a tiled shelf on one side and a shower screen to the front. It would benefit from some modernisation.
Returning to the kitchen, there is a white painted door with latch handle leading to the inner hall with the stairs to the right. There is a loft hatch here and another loft hatch at the top of the stairs. Going forward leads into the sitting room and dining room. The sitting room has exposed beams, wall lights and an open fire with a window to the front of the cottage. The dining room is through an archway and it is a good size and can easily take a large dining room table and six chairs. It is bright and airy with a window and full height sliding door looking across the grass to the studio/workshop.
The stairs lead to a small landing where they divide and have a step up to each of the bedrooms adding to the higgledy piggledy cottage atmosphere. To the front of the cottage is bedroom two which is a good size double with its sloping ceiling adding to its charm. There are two double built-in wardrobes providing useful additional storage and with a window to the front.
To the other side there is a step up and it opens onto an area currently used as a study with a further area presently with a seat and storage space into the eaves and with a large Velux window. This could lend itself to re-configuration if a third bedroom were required.
The master bedroom is beyond this area and is a spacious double with bu... Read more