Pretty Stone House with large garden
in the heart of the countryside
This pretty stone property sits on a quiet rural lane at a comfortable distance from any neighbours, and with a large garden which ensures complete privacy for its current owners.
On first one might think that this is an old stone house which stood the test of time. The property was in fact built in recent years, and provides all the advantages of a new-build home, with a new roof, electrics, heating, and internal decoration.
A look at the property in more detail
The main door from the front garden, opens onto a spacious entrance hall, in which there is a downstairs cloakroom and wash basin.
White stone floor tiles run across the entire ground floor, and give a sense of space, and continuity to the property.
In the entrance hall there is an wooden staircase to the first floor, which has been salvaged and reconditioned from a period property, adding a warm and elegant touch, in contrast to the white stone floors and white walls.
From the hallway we access the large open plan kitchen which has views to the rear garden and steps down the basement.
The kitchen is furnished with modern units and a work-top which runs across the rear wall, with a rear window onto the garden. The kitchen is a spacious galley-style kitchen with a bar area which forms a partition between with the main reception-room. This is a good sized room for anyone serious about cooking.
The basement runs under the length of the ground-floor with good head height, providing ample opportunity for storage and the boiler room.
The Main Reception-Room
The kitchen opens directly onto the reception-room. There is a stone fireplace on the wall for an open fire, which was commissioned by the current owner and designed to resemble the period fireplaces of old. This lovely double rooms, with gardens to the front of the property, open out onto:
The master ground-floor bedroom
Th vast master-bedroom is ideal for anyone requiring ground floor sleeping accommodation. There is an ensuite shower-room.
The Second Reception-Room
The property has a second sitting-room which is almost a mirror image of the first, and which also has a specially designed open fireplace with a stone chimney breast. This room is on the other side of the entrance hall and is not open-plan. As such, it could, if required, also be used as a second downstairs bedroom.
The First Floor
The first floor provides further accommodation albeit with some low beams from the structure of the roof.
The stairwell leads to a central landing area, with rooms to each side. The landing area has a window in the pitch of the roof, and below the window, it might be nice to create an area for an open-plan study.
To the left and to the right of the central landing area, there are two large double bedrooms, both with a bathroom and a room which could be used as a small bedroom or study.
There is a garage, with space for one car at the rear of the property.
To whom might this property appeal?
This property has the “look” of a period property with all the guarantees of a more recently built home, and will appeal to anyone looking for a property which offers comfortable and easy ground-floor living accommodation.
There is a contemporary and open-plan feel to much of the downstairs living space, with the vast kitchen opening out onto the double reception-room. There is an elegant second sitting-room, also an attractive stone fireplace for open fires.
Extra accommodation is available on the top floor, although one should be aware that these rooms have been added into the rafters and beams and in certain areas, there is reduced head height.
Our thoughts here at Bliss
The property is in excellent condition throughout, and other than a fresh coat of paint in some of the rooms, there is very little to do.
If the property were mine, I would want to plaster board the ceilings of the top floor, and paint them. For the moment, the ceilings have not been painted, nor the pine roof beams boxed in.
I would want to add these finishing touches to the top floor, so that the property would feel more “finished.” But this involves very little work. The upstairs bedrooms are ideal for children or teenagers, I would keep the downstairs master bedroom for myself. I would also add bookshelves to the second sitting-room to add a cosy library space, around the crackling open fire.
The gardens are generous in size and I would look to apply for planning permission to add a swimming pool.
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Heating: wood and oil – Double glazing – Septic tank – Recently built
Hall : 26,73 m²
Reception room : 39,70 m²
WC : 2,51 m²
Open-plan kitchen : 16,71 m²
Reception room : 30 m²
Bedroom 1 : 25 m²
Bathroom : 8,83 m²
1st FLOOR UNDER EAVES OF ROOF
Landing : 28,16 m²
Ensuite bedroom : 31,39 m²
Bathroom : 4,87 m²
Dressing room or office : 18,35 m²
Bedroom 3 : 24,88 m²
Bathroom 4 : 5,55 m²
Garage : 29,97 m²