A fine example of a PERIOD Grade II Listed DETACHED COTTAGE, with 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS (EN-SUITE to MASTER) and 2 SEPARATE RECEPTION ROOMS.The property enjoys a beautifully arranged SOUTH-FACING REAR GARDEN, DETACHED GARAGE and DRIVEWAY PARKING, and set within the sought after OLDER PART of WEST CHILTINGTON. PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTEDfor a single storey rear extension.
This period and sizeable cottage with origins dating back, we believe, possibly to the late 1500s, lovingly maintained and beautifully presented, offering modern living within a truly enchanting setting, with an abundance of original characteristics including exposed timbers, lath and plaster walls, charming cottage doors and fireplaces to name but a few. Modern benefits include secondary glazed windows throughout, roof insulation, as well as gas-fired central heating and hot water.
To the cottage’s front façade is a quaint main FRONT ENTRANCE door opening into a dual ended entrance lobby where the sitting room is positioned to one end whilst the dining room to the other, a significant feature, we believe, to this bygone era.An additional external door is conveniently located to the rear and allows direct access to and from the side aspect driveway.The charming SITTING ROOM, with its exposed and painted brick open fireplace, has a dual facet with 3 windows and offers views to the front and side, and is further enhanced with an exposed and contrasting timber beamed ceiling and an aged stripped wooden floor. A ledged and braced door from here conceals one of the cottage’s two staircases and rises to a landing where there are two bedrooms, the double aspect MASTER with an EN-SUITE shower room fitted with a white modern Victorian style suite complete with a generous corner shower, a low-level WC and a stylish floor standing vanity wash hand basin. BEDROOM 2, is a large and delightful, double aspect room with notable and exposed original beams to the walls and a walk-in storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, while furthermore, a connecting door to bedroom 3 which has its own staircase rising from the kitchen. To the front, ground, westerly elevation, is the generously sized DINING ROOM laid with a solid woodblock herringbone floor and features a beamed ceiling and a magnificent inglenook open fireplace retaining its original bread oven. From here is an open doorway with a step down to a REAR HALLWAY laid with a beautiful natural stone tiled floor flowing through to both the kitchen and bathroom which are positioned directly off, whilst also giving access to the rear garden and gated driveway entrance. The FAMILY BATHROOM is bright and airy and fitted with a white Victorian style suite complete with a clawfoot double ended slipper bath incorporating a shower above and an elevated window complete with textured glass. Positioned to the property’s southerly rear and overlooking the pretty garden is the cottage style KITCHEN complete with a larder storage cupboard and fitted with bespoke solid pine units, which to one side, have a painted finish, and complemented with black sparkle granite worksurfaces incorporating an inset butler style white ceramic sink and a black ceramic electric 4-ring hob with extractor hood above. To the opposite wall is an integrated electric double oven and grill, and space for a free standing upright fridge/freezer. A raised utility area complete with 3 windows is approached via a few wooden steps up from the kitchen and accommodates spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer, whilst in addition, providing cupboard storage space. Beneath this trap-style staircase is a concealed cellar with stone steps leading down to a spacious store room having light and power. A SECONDARY STAIRCASE with deep sills positioned to its top, perfect for displaying books, leads to BEDROOM 3, a double and dual aspect room which also features sign...Read more