A beautifully restored, Grade II Listed Georgian cottage, presented to the highest of standards, located in an idyllic setting within manicured gardens.
Ivy Cottage is one of the oldest properties in Heaverham, dating back to George II, and is an extremely rare example of an early Georgian dwelling. The cottage previously belonged to St. Clere Estate since it was built in 1759 and has now been renovated and extended by the current owners to provide a stunning interior with a wonderful balance of period charm and modern conveniences with a high level of style and taste.
The attractive elevations are of ragstone and flint interspersed with brick detail set beneath a Kent peg tile roof. The rear of the house has a catslide roof incorporating a dormer window at landing level.
A pathway leads to the rear porch, which is oak framed under a Kent peg tile roof with dwarf walls enclosing the entrance. A door leads into the entrance hall with exposed beams, underfloor heating and quarry tiles. The entrance hall gives access to the kitchen/breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling and stable door onto the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base units with integrated appliances and a complementary oak work surface over. There is a living room with inglenook fireplace with multifuel burning stove and TV cupboard. Exposed oak beams separate the dining area which has another feature fireplace. The ground floor bathroom has been fitted to the highest of standards with natural stone wall tiles and a marble floor with underfloor heating. The bathroom suite comprises a vintage basin unit, walk-in power shower and a luxurious freestanding bath.
The first floor landing leads to two double bedrooms, both with exposed beams and far reaching views. The house benefits from period style double glazed windows, which on the first floor, open fully to enable you to enjoy the view without interruption. There are also solid oak ledge and brace doors to all the rooms.
The house is surrounded in its own grounds providing seclusion and privacy whilst enjoying a stunning location in the hamlet. The approach is via a sweeping gravel driveway, with parking for up to 6 cars, which leads to the garage with an attached oak framed double car port and log store. The garage has a lined interior with power and telephone line and has previously been used as an office.
The garden is a particular feature with a large expanse of lawn, raised flower beds, pond and well stocked borders. There is an original brick lined fresh water well with a wrought iron pierced cover to ensure child and pet proof. A stone pathway encircles the house and paving flanks the rear and north side which leads to a paved patio with a pergola to the rear. There is a solid timber wood cabin with a Jacuzzi hot tub to the rear of the property, a thatched octagonal summer house and garden shed. The property includes a part of the rear woodland which adjoins St. Clere Estate.