Portland Cottage is a lovely old period house which has been in its present ownership for many years. It has rendered elevations under a tile roof and although now in need of comprehensive refurbishment given the quality of its site it has considerable potential. The house is south facing and looks out over a lovely mature garden which offers a good degree of peace, privacy and seclusion. Arranged around a courtyard at the rear and adjoining the residence is a range of outbuildings enabling the footprint of the living accommodation to be readily extended if so desired subject to any planning consent necessary. The entrance to the ground floor from the courtyard is via a large boot room and hall. All the main rooms are arranged facing south, and comprising sitting room with open fireplace, study and a family room which in the past has been used as a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, now doubling as a cloakroom. At the other end of the house is a double aspect kitchen/dining room and a large utility room which links back to the hall and boot room. On the first floor there are five rooms, four which have been used as bedrooms and a fifth which has been a first floor kitchen dining room but is readily useable as a fifth bedroom. Four out of these five rooms enjoy the southerly aspect and the fifth looks out across the village to Pen Hill. The first floor contains the second bathroom. The rooms are nicely proportioned, however, given that the property is not listed, rearrangement of the interior accommodation should present no problems subject only to Building Regulation approval.
A driveway leads round into a courtyard flanked by extensive outbuildings comprising a barn, garage, workshop and then on the other side a double garage and store. These buildings are readily adaptable for all sorts of uses. The main area of garden lies to the south, is nicely mature and contains many flowering trees and shrubs. Beyond is an old lawn tennis court overlooked by a pavilion and a stand of trees set in a carpet of spring bulbs. On the western side of the property are two paddocks, in turn adjoining farmland to the west and giving an outlook across the village to Pen Hill. In all the site extends to approximately 1 1/4 acres.
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