This lovely 18th century attached cottage has part brick and flint elevations and a characterful interior of great interest. It is fronted by an attractive courtyard garden with parking alongside and a large storeroom or workshop. The south-facing facade provides a well-lit interior with surprisingly spacious rooms and these are enhanced by some fine period features that include open fireplaces, exposed brick and flint walls and beamed ceilings. The cottage is on the edge of the town and has good access to the countryside but is no more than a ten minute level walk to the High Street.
Watlington is reputedly England’s smallest town with its origins dating from the 6th century. The town has a range of sports facilities that embrace football and cricket as well as tennis, squash and bowls. There are good local shops including a first class butcher and delicatessen and some excellent restaurants and pubs. Watlington Primary school and Rainbow Corner day nursery and pre-school have an ‘outstanding’ ofsted rating and senior education is provided by the well-regarded Icknield Community College. The Chiltern Hills rise above the town and offer some of the finest landscapes in south-east England. There is much on offer here for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers as The Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) passes close to the town. Watlington is also the heartland of the re-introduced Red Kite that now soar above the town’s roof tops.
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Part glazed front door with stained glass insets to:
Having a beamed ceiling and terracotta tile floor. Fireplace containing a gas stove with stone hearth. Understairs storage cupboard and door and stairs to first floor. Dado rail and painted stone wall. Opening to:
A delightful room with beamed ceiling and outlook to the courtyard. Dado rail and wall light points. Latch door to:
A sizeable room of much character having a double aspect. Open fireplace with ‘Jetmaster’ grate and exposed brick faced chimney breast, stone hearth and wooden mantelshelf. Exposed flint wall with internal window to dining room. Exposed ceiling beams. TV point.
A well proportioned room with double aspect. Oak faced wall and floor units comprising cupboards, drawers and shelves with ceramic tile worktops, splashbacks and surface lighting. Inset five ring gas hob to chimney opening with electric oven and grill below. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Integral dishwasher. Fireplace with exposed brick chimney breast and timber bressumer beam. Terracotta tile floor and beamed ceiling. Ceiling mounted spotlights. Latch door to:
Side door to courtyard and door to:
Low flush WC and washbasin with ceramic tile splashback.
High vaulted ceiling and Velux roof light. Plumbing point for washing machine and space for other white goods. Fitted storage cabinet and wall mounted gas fired boiler. Access hatch to storage loft.
Part wood panelled stairwell and boarded floor. Ceiling mounted spotlights and steps up to:
Double aspect with wardrobe to recess and recessed halogen downlights.
Wood panel enclosed bath in fully tiled surround with overhead shower fitting and folding shower screen. Washbasin in vanity unit with tiled splashback. Low flush WC and heated towel rail. Recessed halogen downlights. Boarded floor.
Having a south-facing outlook over the courtyard. Recessed downlights.
Inner corridor with range of glazed wardrobe cupboards. Leading to:
A substantial master bedroom with south-west facing window. Boarded floor and recessed halogen downlights on dimmer switch. Door to:
Fully tiled shower cubicle to recess with glazed screen and door. Pedestal washbasin with mixer tap and low flush WC. Heated towel rack and part tiled walls.
The property is approached via a brick paviour driveway providing off-road parking. Double wooden gates open to a courtyard garden.
An attractive part walled courtyard garden with shrubs and borders. A pergola supports a mature vine and the front elevation of the cottage is adorned with wisteria and rose. A covered area provides dry storage with double doors leading through to:
Having hinged wooden doors. Providing an ample lockable storage or workshop area . Electric light and power points.
Mains water, drainage gas and electricity. Gas Fired Central Heating.
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