2 Bedroom Cottage
Standing out from the crowd, the steeply pitched slate roof, projecting chimney and iconic Tudor-arched doorway are among the intricate architectural designs that set Ye Olde Bath House apart.
Pass the ornate ogee headed cusp of the stone-mullioned windows on your way to the 200-year old doorway, that emerges into a bright and airy hallway. A window to the right invites you to admire your tiered garden, whilst drawing light in and through the downstairs.
What appears externally to be a modestly-sized cottage opens up into a spacious, light and airy home. Sneak a peek into your handy downstairs WC to the right, fully refurbished in October 2018, with a ceramic tile floor.
Follow us through into the cosy sitting room on the left. Leaded-diamond, original stone-mullioned trefoil-headed windows with pierced spandrels take centre stage and offer views out to the front. Coving trims the room, matching the original features perfectly.
Along the hallway, make your way into the dining room. Feast your eyes on the array of architectural ‘wow-factors’ on display. Victorian coving embellishes the ceiling, complementing the restored, fully-operational Victorian sash window in addition to two stone-mullioned windows with ogee heads and cusps to the adjacent wall.
Beneath the reinstated original fireplace, a toasty multi-fuel stove burns cheerfully, providing the cosiest ‘flop spot’ for your canine companion. Eye-catching and unique, admire the beautifully etched Lakeland scene stained-glass window.
The country farmhouse kitchen sits just beyond. A traditional stable back door delivers you into the wide embrace of your sizeable garden, so why not celebrate this serendipitous plot with breakfast on the patio?
Indoors, the recently fitted kitchen (installed in 2012) is finished in traditional Quaker style with solid wood surfaces and ample storage. In addition to a larder cupboard and magic corner cupboard (we love that you can utilise all the secreted space here), there is also a Bosch dishwasher and washer-dryer beneath the counter.
Time now to take the spiral staircase up to the sleeping quarters. Children will love the magic of this swirling set of steps, which also offer an enticing view of the garden part way up.
Step through into the first of your two bedrooms. Carpeted and light, this bedroom enjoys the privacy of its own en-suite complete with toilet, sink and shower. Tall ceilings above add an extra dimension to this relaxing space.
Next door, discover the master bedroom. High ceilings make the most of the steeply pitched roof whilst ornate windows – one stone-mullioned with original leaded lights – to three sides frame stunning views of the tiered garden beyond.
An original, Victorian cast-iron fireplace completes this comfortable scene with aplomb, whilst a pristine en-suite with double shower adds a dash of modern luxury. Space is on hand for storage overhead; half of the loft is fully boarded and accessed from a drop down full ladder above.
Ye Olde Bath House holds as many surprises outdoors as it does indoors, so follow us now as we indulge our senses.
So spacious, this treasure trove of blooms, borders, patios and decking is a not so much a hidden gem as a hidden hoard of gems.
Hidden from the road, follow the tiered steps up as we explore the layered slices of this oasis. Fully fenced and secure for animals or children, this garden enjoys colour all year round. In spring the front garden in particular is bursting with daffodils, chased up by the nodding purple heads of bluebells.
In the summer, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and magnolia trees make their appearance, embellished by the pastel bloom of climbing clematis. In the autumn, vivid red Virginia creeper adds further depth of character to the remarkable gothic frontage of the property. Explore the tinkling stream that runs the full length of the garden – a soothing addition, pause a while and enjoy a moment of mindfulness listening to the peaceful flow.
Amidst the steps and lawns discover the sun-drenched patio and decking, the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing glass of wine as the sun sets. For shelter, head up the steps to the delightful summer house enjoying views down to the woodland.
Before you head out to explore the surrounding area, be sure to sneak a peek at the garden tool shed and stone outbuilding used as a wood store.
Grade II Listed
1/4 Acre Garden
No Local Occupancy
Council Tax Band F
Mains Electric, Water, Gas & Drainage
To view Ye Olde Bath House, call the office on 01539488811