Character cottages are often sought after but are generally just that bit too small for a family or don't have the views that many people crave and wish for. This superb example of an 1870's former farm workers cottage covers both of those points along with flexible accommodation, gorgeous glass walled garden room with glass roof, which backs on to the cottage style garden with seating areas, allocated parking and an ancient woodland beyond that could be explored for hours. The cottage is perfectly positioned for Kearsney Abbey with its sprawling park lands and play areas along with Russell Gardens and its Chinese bridges quite literally across the road.
The front door opens to the entrance hallway with space for coats and shoes and this leads to the cosy lounge area. There are original style cupboards and display shelving either side of the open working fireplace and the flooring throughout the ground floor is made from high quality engineered oak, really adding to the charm and character of this amazing home. The bow window to the front adds a nice feature to the property and has views to the gardens opposite. There are stairs to the first floor and door leading to the kitchen. The owners really thought of everything when they re-designed the kitchen. They stripped back the chimney breast to the original brick work and have added a gorgeous wooden beam which now creates a great space for adding your own range cooker. To the side of this is the double Neff oven and every inch of this room has been used perfectly with more storage than you get in most homes, a superb breakfast island and under stairs storage cupboard. The work surfaces are solid wood block with a butlers sink unit perfectly positioned to look through the garden room to the rear garden. At the rear is the unique garden room. This has windows to all 3 sides along with a glass roof. There is a seating area running along from the rear door to the right hand wall along with tiled flooring and one of my favourite parts is not just the exposed flint wall of the cottage but the way you feel that the garden is incorporated as part of this space too.
The first floor landing has stairs to the second floor, doors to the main bedroom, bathroom and a unique walk in laundry cupboard that houses the wall mounted boiler and provides plenty of much desired storage for those extra towels, bed linen sets and duvets. The main bedroom has a brick exposed chimney breast with inset wood burning stove along with outstanding views to the front over looking the pond and Chinese bridges. This room was previously arranged as a sitting room and could easily be switched between both purposes to suit your needs. At the rear you will find the perfectly proportioned bathroom with a good old fashioned style cast iron bath, wash hand basin inset to solid wood counter top and useful storage cupboard under along with older style WC and a walk in, deep based, shower cubicle.
At the top of the house on the second floor, you will discover 2 double bedrooms that both benefit from built in storage cupboards providing extensive hanging rails along with smaller storage cupboards built in to the sides of the chimney breasts providing those much needed spaces for storing a multitude of essential knick knacks. Both rooms have windows protruding out from the roof allowing some amazing views and just wait until you see what's around you when you poke your head out of them!
At the front of the property is a wrought iron fence with gate and small hard based garden area, perfect to put out your collection of pot plants. The rear garden is arranged as a cottage style garden with an extension collection of flower and shrubs along with a winding pathway from the seating area by the garden room up to the patio seating area at the end which has a gate access to the parking area at the rear. Beyond this you will discover the ancient woodland and vehicle access is gained from Abbey Road which has extra parking if required.
The presentation of this property will capture your attention and its position within the surrounding area will grab your heart so do not delay, contact us today to arrange your appointment.
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