Old Slate Cottage is immaculate, perfectly presented and ideally located, it forms a wonderful family home. Set in the favoured village of Nunton, the house has the benefit of a lovely view across the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Chalke Valley.
Originally a Victorian cottage, the property has been carefully and extremely successfully extended to create a spacious home with superb proportions and a contemporary open and light layout that makes the most of the setting.
Oak joinery complements neutral decoration, combining with high end kitchen and bathroom fittings to form a luxury and stylish feel throughout, whilst character remains with latch doors, ornate radiators and pretty cottage style windows.
The wide entrance hall has a useful coats cupboard and cloakroom off. The Study is a large, useful room which would also make a perfect playroom or second sitting room, with views over the meadows at the rear.
The Sitting Room is double aspect and is warm and inviting thanks to a woodburner set within an attractive brick fireplace with beam over.
An outstanding feature of the house is the superb, open plan kitchen/family/dining room that has been created by the current owners. Flooded with natural light from a bank of bi-fold doors that frame the open view, the space is extensive, utterly perfect for entertaining and ideal for family life with room to congregate whilst cooking and working. The Dining Room offers elegant dining space, whilst the Family Area room has room for relaxing. The Kitchen is exceptionally well fitted with a range of shaker units under granite worksurfaces, a large granite island provides informal dining space and the kitchen comes fully equipped with a five ring Mercury range cooker with extractor over, integrated dishwasher and freestanding American style fridge/freezer.
A large separate Utility Room offers yet more storage and appliance space and includes a cupboard housing the boiler.
On the first floor the Master Bedroom is impressive, with French windows making the most of the view. There is a large walk-in wardrobe ensuring that the excellent proportions of the bedroom are maximised, an overheard television is installed and the en-suite is a luxury wet room with twin basins, integrated, illuminated mirror and underfloor heating.
The Guest Bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and a luxury en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes, one with walk-in hanging cupboard, leading to an additional and very useful cupboard which provides easily accessible storage. The family bathroom is also fitted to an exceptional standard with a white suite and marble fittings.
Double gates open to the gravelled entrance drive, which provides ample private parking and leads to the detached garage/car barn of timber and slate construction, with useful log store to the side.
The Gardens are extremely well maintained, level and private, wrapping around the house, they form a spacious, verdant setting for the property. Mature hedging on the boundary encloses the front, whilst post and rail fencing on the rear, bounds the open countryside without obscuring the wonderful view.
Generous lawns provide plenty of room for swings, trampolines and kicking a ball etc., whilst well stocked flower beds provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. Trellis panels screen an area of kitchen garden with productive raised beds and there is a well placed greenhouse.
To the rear of the property a sleek, slate terrace complements the house and, with direct access from the bi-fold doors, forms a superb outdoor entertaining area, the ideal spot to relax or dine and drink in the wonderful far reaching view.