The property is entered through an oak front door with inset glazed panel leading into the inviting entrance hall which has a limestone tiled floor and oak staircase leading up to the first floor with a generous sized understairs cupboard.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a bright and welcoming room full of character features, including exposed beams and one part-exposed stone wall. There is a terracotta tiled floor and Shaker style wooden wall and floor cabinets with wooden work tops and an extremely useful larder cupboard. An oil fired Aga finished in cream set within the chimney breast makes a real focal point to the room. Integral appliances comprise a dishwasher and electric oven. Two separate windows look out towards the front of the property and a door leads out to the rear of the property.
To one end of the kitchen a door leads through to the utility room which has a stone tiled floor, floor cabinets and inset stainless steel sink along with space and plumbing for a washing machine. With a door leading out to the front of the property the utility room doubles up as a boot room providing plenty of space to kick off muddy boots and hang coats after a walk through the village and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Off the utility room there is a downstairs shower room which comprises a walk-in shower, wash hand basin inset into a vanity unit and a low level WC. At the far end of the utility room there is a further door leading to a room which is currently used for storage.
From the kitchen several steps lead up through an arched door way into the dining area which has exposed beams and a fireplace with a Clearview wood burning stove and stone tiled hearth. The dining area adjoins the garden room, which is a beautiful glazed, oak framed structure with limestone floor tiles and French doors leading out to the rear garden and patio.
The double aspect sitting room has a wealth of character features with exposed beams and two mullion windows with deep window sills, making ideal window seats. A fireplace with a wood burning stove set on a stone hearth makes an attractive feature. A part glazed oak framed door leads out from the sitting room into the garden. In one corner of the room is a door and behind this a wooden spiral staircase can be found leading up to the master bedroom.
A double aspect snug with built-in wooden painted floor to ceiling bookcases and a Jetmaster fire completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
The oak staircase leading up to the first floor splits two ways. To the left the staircase leads to a double bedroom which enjoys a double aspect and has a built in wardrobe.
At the top of the staircase, to the right hand side, the rest of the upstairs accommodation can be found.
The family bathroom has a white suite comprising a corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin, a panelled bath with an overhead shower, low level WC and heated towel rail.
There are two double bedrooms, both with views out to the front of the property. One of the rooms has exposed beams and a built-in corner unit with shelves above and the other is currently used as a study.
The bedroom adjoining the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a roof window. There are wooden floor boards, feature stone walls to two sides of the room and useful built in shelves. A step down from this room leads to the master bedroom.
The master bedroom is reached either through the adjoining bedroom or via the spiral staircase from the sitting room. The master bedroom is a beautiful room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, bespoke built in cupboards and a dressing table. Off the bedroom is a dressing area with hanging rails and shelving. A wooden spiral staircase leads up to the en suite shower room which has a white suite comprising a shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and a heated towel rail. A wall mirror set within the beams makes a quirky feature of the room.
The Forge is entered through a five bar gate onto a gravelled driveway which runs the length of the house and provides parking for several cars. To one side of the driveway is a shed and log store. There is access into the rear garden from either side of the house.
The southerly facing rear gardens are divided into two areas; the formal garden and the walled garden. The formal garden is edged by a Cotswold stone wall and predominantly laid to lawn with several trees and beautifully stocked borders. There is a patio just off the garden room, making the perfect spot for al fresco dining. A path edges the garden and leads through a gate into the walled garden which has a number of productive raised beds and a raised pond in the centre.
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"A five bedroom Cotswold stone property with gardens of 1/4 acre (approx)"