A charming semi-detached cottage, beautifully extended and presented in excellent order, in a sought-after village location overlooking Shipbourne Common.
This attractive period cottage with elevations of red brick and clay tile is believed to date back to the late 1800s. It has been improved and extended in keeping with the country setting and provides plentiful living space. There are a number of character features including solid oak flooring, oak doors and casement windows.
The heart of the home is the beautiful kitchen/diner with an enamelled Rayburn stove, wooden units and butler sink, finished with granite worktops. The vaulted ceilings and Velux windows make this a bright and truly spectacular space. To the rear of the kitchen is a living room which also boasts vaulted ceilings and light oak beams. There are French doors giving access into the garden and there is a shower room attached making this a handy guest bedroom when the need arises. The front of the kitchen opens out into a cosy family room with space for a study area and solid oak floors flow throughout these rooms. There is a downstairs bathroom with a white suite finished with decorative hand-painted tiles and a corner bath. There is a further large sitting room with cream carpets, exposed brick fireplace and a pleasant outlook over the front garden and green beyond. A staircase leads to the first floor landing and the three upstairs bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and views over the common. There are a further two bedrooms that also boast fitted wardrobes.
The gardens are a delightful feature of the property. The front garden sits behind a white picket fence and is landscaped with smart raised beds stocked with a variety of plants and flowers and space to grow your own vegetables. A stone path leads to the front door and continues around to the side door and rear garden. There is a large patio to the rear and beyond lies a stunning garden mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with numerous fruit trees. There is a garden path that leads to the back section of the garden where there is a greenhouse, shed, wood store and covered chicken run offering a real taste of country life. There is plentiful on road parking to the front of the cottage.