THE PROPERTY is reputed to have its origins in the 17th century; a seamless extension was added in the mid 1980s, and the conservatory in the last ten years. The cottage is Grade II Listed, being of Architectural and Historic Interest and accordingly its original features have been retained and greatly enhanced.
It has been painstakingly and sympathetically restored by the present owners during their occupancy of more than 17 years. Totally transformed and further improved, it certainly has the wow factor from the onset.
Attention to detail is evident throughout; the quality finish and stylish layout makes Riverside Cottage an exceptional dwelling. It will appeal to a wide range of buyers; the perfect country retreat away from the rat race of city life, professional or active retired buyers seeking a relaxed and calm environment within a popular village community.
The welcoming kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of the house; quality bespoke units, hardwood Maple work surfaces incorporate integral appliances and a Stanley Range is set into a tiled recess with an integral extractor. A centre island provides an additional working area with cupboards and drawers beneath. A Villager wood burning stove is set into a painted brick arched fireplace.
The sitting room is utterly charming; an impressive inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and fitted with Efel French enamelled multi-fuel stove. This room is full of character and charm, deep window seats and exposed ceiling and wall timbers painted white; creating a French farmhouse atmosphere.
A substantial Amdega conservatory is sited at the back of the house and is south west facing - a stylish addition which links both sitting room and kitchen; ideal for year round entertaining it has double doors out to the garden, antique terracotta floor tiles and fitted blinds.
On the first floor two gracious bedrooms lead from a split landing; the principal room is triple aspect with a range of fitted wardrobes, it has a luxuriously appointed en-suite bathroom in addition to the family bathroom. Both are beautifully fitted and each features an original Victorian freestanding roll-top bath.
On the second floor are two large rooms each is served by its own staircase these additional bedrooms have a variety of uses; study, work or play rooms. The character features continue with painted A-frame ceiling beams and dormer windows.
To one side of the cottage is a five bar gate leading onto a gravelled drive and up to the detached DOUBLE GARAGE - with a pitched roof providing plenty of storage. Remote controlled electric up-and-over door, power and light connected.
The back garden is totally private and sheltered; it enjoys a south westerly aspect throughout the day and is a gloriously sunny spot.
Numerous flowering and architectural shrubs and specimen trees provide year round colour and structure.
Paved sun terrace stretches the width of the cottage and a paved path meanders down to a circular patio area.
Garden tool store. Log/fuel store. Dog kennel.
LOG CABIN/STUDIO - Utterly sublime; built as a home office for the present owner who works from home the cabin is a fully double glazed area with Velux windows and a slate pitched roof. Pained in muted greens and creams it has a decked sitting area and lighting - surely the perfect sanctuary to retreat to at any time.