4 Bedroom Detached House
Drive through the secure, electric-gated entry and pull up beneath the carport. Plenty of space on this driveway for multiple motors. Come through the front door and sense the high quality finish that surrounds you, right down to the ornately patterned cast iron radiators.
Colourful Victorian-style tiles bring old-world charm into the modern era. Curves and arched ceilings entice your eye along the stone-flagged corridor ahead. Arcs and stone meld with pale spindles of smooth oak to create a calming, reverent welcome.
Once three cottages surrounding a central courtyard, this characterful home is now one and chock-full of delightful nooks and crannies.
Feast your eyes on the cleverly designed kitchen to the right. Fitted by esteemed local company Town and Country Interiors, custom-made Poggenpohl precision unfolds before you. Silky-smooth travertine worktops in cool tones offset the warm woodwork of the natural beams.
Quality, integrated appliances are in abundance; note the two-temperature Gaggenau wine cooler beneath the window. Meanwhile, the lightest of touches is needed to open your electric-motor +MOTION drawers. The four oven Aga can be put on sleep-mode to save electricity.
Across the oak flooring to the furthest end of the kitchen and pull up a chair. Space for an informal dining table and your favourite armchair here. In summer, open the double doors and take breakfast outside beneath the trailing vines of the pergola.
For a more formal dining experience, it doesn’t get much grander than the rustic dining hall. Discovered on the first left from the entrance hall, take the small step up and into a room that was simply designed with entertainment in mind.
Exposed beams overhead and wooden flooring underfoot, there is more than a touch of rugged Anglo-Saxon beauty to this room. More arced, ecclesiastical windows flank a wide door, leading to a cosy atrium. Tiled in travertine, this vestibule offers another entrance close to the car port, and also leads on to your slate-floored utility and boiler room.
Next door to your kitchen is the snug. Potentially a third sitting room, rustic beam-work peeps through the cleanly plastered walls. Will this be your study or music room, snug or guest bedroom? Double doors within the bay window lead you out into your strikingly colourful garden.
The dazzling drawing room is next door. For compelling conversation, start the party in here. Woven across the ceiling, curling like antelope horns, are original cruck beams, exposed during the conversion of the property.
Sneak a peek at the hidden bar, located by the butler’s pantry as you take a left into your rear sitting room. Shelved and secreted – this is ideal for when company comes to call.
In here is the ‘every day’ sitting room. The ornate vaulted ceiling with its recessed spotlights illuminates the space amply (perfect for a snooker table really). Housed within a blue-green stone fireplace, your gas coal-effect stove adds extra warmth and comfort.
Returning to the main hall, just before the dining room, a further hallway delivers a guest WC.
Off this hallway, discover one of three potential master suites.
Cosy, spacious and serene…make this the master bedroom and wake up to views from your shuttered-window out over the oriental-style pond.
The heated travertine floor in the en-suite keeps toes toasty whatever the weather. Enjoy a soak in the free standing tub, surrounded by the elegant patterns of exclusive Farrow and Ball wallpaper. Spacious and separate, there is also a deluxe walk-in shower.
Eagle-eyed viewers will have already spied the solid wood staircase leading up from the dining hall. After six or seven steps, you arrive at the main landing with a door ahead.
This is The Cottage’s own private roof terrace.
Screened from view courtesy of the cosy thatch, sit out beneath the night sky on those balmy August evenings and watch for shooting stars. A magical place.
Back indoors, to the left-hand side, a grandly-sized bedroom suite awaits. Pale wooden beams greet you, and a high ceiling stretches up into the eaves, crowned by a pretty diamond window. This room has an en-suite bathroom., where luxurious sandy marble encases the finely crafted bath tub, which also features a shower.
To the right of the stairs, a door leads to two further bedrooms and a shower room.
Historic beams, inset into the walls take your eye in the more modest of the two bedrooms, a charming room made all the more characterful by its curved low-set paned-windows. Cream tones create a warm and calming space.
Opposite, this bedroom is served by a Town and Country shower room, neatly tiled, with ample storage and attractive beams. Naturally, underfloor heating comes as standard.
For further information on the garden and the Annex, that is currently an office and games room, download the brochure on desktop or call the office for your own hard copy.
* Council Tax Band – G
* Oil Fired Central heating
* Private Drainage & Septic tank
* Mains Electricity
* Separate annexe/home office