In the little known hamlet of Earlsdown sits this loving refurbished and extended Victorian cottage. Set back from the road behind gates in a manageable is this complete family home. Great care has been taken over the last 10 years to turn what was a derelict tumbledown cottage into the charming and well turned out house we see today.
A pathway leads up to the front door with a porthole window above which opens into the entrance vestibule with space for shoes and coats. The main lounge still retains period features including a log burner with its exposed brick hearth, wood panelling and attractive coving. Another slightly smaller sitting room is a comfortable and cosy space to read and relax; an extra wood burning fire is also found here for those cold winter evenings. Whilst care has been taken to ensure the reception areas with solid oak flooring retain their original charm.
The kitchen has been handmade with a full range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces incorporating a fine butler sink. The current owners made the decision to add quite a substantial orangery. Beyond the kitchen lies the cloakroom and the utility/boot room which connects the house to the double garage with its electric doors.
The first floor is equally as impressive with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a stunning outlook towards the forest behind. You will find plenty of storage with a row of built in wardrobes plus the benefit of your own en-suite shower room. Above the lounge are two fair sized double bedrooms. Above the sitting room overlooking the front of the house is the smallest bedroom, comfortably being used as an office. Opposite and overlooking the rear garden is a sweet east facing balcony which is a lovely spot in which to enjoy your morning coffee. Finally as we continue over the utility and the garage is the family bathroom and twin bedroom. The bathroom is a complete suite with a roll top bath, separate shower, bide, WC and wash hand basin all with a backdrop of exposed bricks which would have been the old exterior wall to the cottage. The twin bedroom is a large double with triple aspect windows.
The rear garden is simply wonderful with so many areas of interest. Here you will find fruit trees, raised planting beds and a lovely child proofed pond. There are two garden sheds which allow for storing all your tools plus a much larger insulated shed with power and down lighting which can find its use as a gym or den.
Overall this cottage could not have been redesigned better, no stone has been left unturned to ensure a comfortable and safe space which is an oasis of tranquillity away from the daily grind.