Providence Cottage is a delightful and very special period property, being the conversion of two properties. The older part is believed to date from the 18th Century, being a single storey former barn, converted into a dwelling 1932 and originally the local Police House with a 1902 three storey cottage attached. The current vendors have combined the two to create a wonderful open plan living space with bright and characterful accommodation predominantly on the ground floor. The property is entered on foot over the pretty front garden leading to a small hall with staircase leading to the first floor, and a door on one side to the Study, with bay window, attractive fireplace flanked by adjustable book shelves, desk with understairs cupboard and pine door leading to the Dining Hall with attractive wood-stripped floor, large understairs cupboards, two further low-level shelved cupboards with display cupboards above, and open to the kitchen, which was extended by the current owners and provides a wonderful, full height room with attractive tiled floor, range of wall and floor units with granite worktops, incorporating stainless steel double sink, Siemens inductuion hob, Smeg oven in brick recess, brick island bar with granite worktop, small sink with mixer tap, built in chopping board with drawer below, Aga in attractive brick and tile recess with a beam above, American style fridge/freezer, half glazed doors to the outside terrace. A door leads to a walk in laundry room with shelving and pressurised hot water cylinder. A further door leads to the Boot Room/Inner Hall with half-glazed door to outside, and door to the Bathroom with marble tiled floor, panelled bath, wash hand basin set in marble top with cupboard below, Mira Sportmax shower in tiled cubicle, heated towel rail and WC.
From the Dining Hall, large opening to the magnificent 37 foot Drawing Room, providing an outstanding open plan space with high beams, attractive fireplaces at both ends, large windows giving views to the front over the village and fields beyond, and at the rear over the gardens as well as a set of glazed doors leading to the outside terrace, a door leads back to the Entrance Hall and at the far end a further door leads to the Master Bedroom with wide hanging cupboard with further storage above, access to partly boarded roof space, and door to a spacious Shower Room with tiled floor, walk in shower, wash hand basin in wooden and tiled topped vanity unit with cupboard below, bidet, WC and door to the boiler cupboard with Beta oil-fired and hot water cylinder above.
From the Entrance Hall, the staircase and a single flight leads to a small first floor landing with two bedrooms leading off, as well as a Cloakroom with marble tiled floor, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. From the front bedroom, a door leads to a staircase leading to the loft bedroom with exposed beams and two large Velux windows giving splendid views over the rear gardens and countryside beyond.
The gardens and grounds form an attractive setting for the property and are well stocked with a huge variety of traditional cottage plants and provides many interesting areas for both the keen gardener as well as outside amenity. The property is set back from the lane, behind established hedging including laurel, with a central path flanked by lawn leading to the front door. Adjacent to the front, a path leads to the side area with traditional glazed potting shed, with a further area of lawn, well stocked with flower and shrub borders, and a formal rose garden with a further path leading to a gravelled side area, behind timber gates, and in front of a detached concrete garage. To the rear of the property is a garden store, and an attractive part-flint wall, sheltered paved area with brick barbeque, area of lawn and further paving adjacent to the kitchen and Drawing Room. The main garden is to the rear with a gently sloping area of lawn with a variety of shrubs with a second garden shed. At the far end, steps lead up to a raised lawn area backing on to fields and woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking full advantage of the wonderful views over the village and fields beyond. In all approximately just under half an acre.
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