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£720,000 Guide Price

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About the property

The centrally located entrance door on the cottage frontage is accessed under a pitched roof storm porch. The property has been extended to the rear and side of the property and created a more functional entrance off the driveway. This entrance lobby is accessed via a timber boarded door and has tiled flooring - this is a perfect entrance to welcome guests through as well as muddy boots and paws. Located off this room is a cloakroom, with low level WC and pedestal sink.

The lobby leads into the heart of the cottage and the real wow factor – an open plan kitchen/diner/family room with exposed ceiling beams and stonework. The whole room is floored in natural limestone tiles, with underfloor warming.
The kitchen is designed and made by John Lewis of Hungerford to a high specification, which fits seamlessly with the country cottage feel. The units comprise of base units in French Grey Shaker style under a light coloured granite worktop. The wall units are oak with LED under lighting and of particular note is the double door larder unit. Integral appliances include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and there is a ceramic Butler's sink. There is space for a range style cooker and the newly fitted Everhot cooker is available by separate negotiation. Without question the feature that brings the various elements of the room together is the granite topped island unit - great for entertaining and gathering around. While still retaining the cottage character this room provides modern open plan living. This room is the real hub of the property given all the rooms of the cottage can be accessed from here.

Through a part glazed door by the kitchen a timber framed conservatory with terracotta style tiled flooring is located. French doors from the conservatory provides access to the patio area and garden beyond. This room is currently used as a dining room by the current owners but equally could be used as a further reception room.

By the staircase a doorway off the kitchen/dining room leads to one of the original rooms of the cottage and exhibits the charm and character of its previous function having the original bread oven as a feature within the wall. Currently used as a study, equally, this room could be used as a snug.

The main living room is accessed through a further door off the study and this room runs the full width of the frontage of the original cottage. Two windows overlook the front garden and the quiet village lane. The focal point of the sitting room is the working open fire place. A great room to relax in.

Also off the kitchen/dining room there is a very handy utility room with base and wall units together with plumbing and space for a washer and dryer. From here a doorway leads to a dual aspect room currently used as a playroom. Again, this could be used for a variety of other uses to suit your lifestyle and the French doors give access to the patio and garden.

A bespoke oak staircase leads from the kitchen/diner to the first floor landing and the four bedrooms. The master bedroom is in the old part of the cottage and situated to the front of the property and is a lovely room with exposed stone, beams and cast iron period fireplace. The en suite serving the bedroom is breath-taking. It is spacious and light and the suite comprises of a roll topped cast iron bath commanding central stage. A pedestal sink and low level WC completes the suite. Within the new part of the cottage there is a spacious second bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedrooms, one with built in wardrobes and shelving.

To complete the first floor accommodation there is a family shower room tastefully decorated in mosaic tiles and the white suite comprises of a double shower cubicle with waterfall shower head, pedestal sink and high level WC in a period style.

Most of the internal doors are oak boarded with cast iron fittings and latches, either reclaimed or custom made to preserve the cottage feel. Around the cottage there are a host of features, such as exposed timber beams, exposed limestone walling, reclaimed material such as leaded light paned over doors and unique tiled window cills that creates a unique property full of character. Corner Cottage blends the charm of its period features with a raft of high-tech modern living requirements including underfloor warming to the ground floor extension, intelligent light controls and new timber framed double glazed sash windows. Throughout the bedrooms and the landing the floors are laid with engineered oak laminate boarding to compliments the wooden doors and oak balustrade. The property is heated by an energy efficient biomass unit which will email you when it requires refilling. No need for oil or LPG. The Biomass unit is accredited by the governments renewable heat scheme (RHI) and generates an income of £1378 per annum.

Corner Cottage has a lovely low maintenance front garden enclosed by a Cotswold dry stone wall, mainly gravel with a variety of mature shrubs and climbing plants. From here there is a wooden gate leading to the rear garden. A box hedge and dwarf wall edges the path, which runs to the side of the house and to the right there is a play area fenced off from the rest of the garden with bark chippings providing a safe and practical play area. Immediately to the rear of the property is a large patio area, accessed from the cottage via the French doors of the conservatory and the playroom. An outdoor pizza oven sits to one side and this part of the garden is Ideal for al fresco dining. A few steps from the patio area leads up to the lawned area and a raised vegetable box all enclosed by high hedging.

Off Crab Mill Lane, to the side of the property is the driveway, recently laid with block paving and landscaped with a variety of plants and fruit trees and parking for approximately four cars. Through a five bar gate the drive continues to a detached garage. The rear garden can also be accessed from here through a double gate within a timber fence. Attached to the side of the garage and accessed from the rear garden is a storage building housing the biomass unit. The garden is private and a great entertaining area but if you desire to improve upon this the current vendor has been granted planning permission to extend the cottage further off the playroom with a new utility and fabulous outdoor entertainment area with outdoor kitchen area (ref Wiltshire Council 17/003680/FUL).

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Outbuildings
  • House
  • Garage
  • Private Parking
  • Off Road Parking
  • Period
  • Freehold
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