Asking Price £635,000
Listed grade II and dating back to the 16th Century is 'Long Thatch', a detached thatched cottage which has been tastefully renovated and extended in the past 30 years. The cottage offers an arrangement of accommodation set over two levels in excess of 2100 sq ft to include formal reception rooms, a kitchen breakfast room, ground floor master bedroom with en-suite, three first floor bedrooms and sitting on secluded grounds of approximately 0.5 acre. The home also retains various original period features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, timber latch doors, leaded windows, inglenook fireplaces, some reclaimed brickwork flooring and vaulted ceilings. The exterior of the home is constructed of an oak frame with brick infill and part feather board which sits under a Hungarian reed roof. Mature foliage to the front boundary of the property provides a degree of privacy. A sweeping gravelled driveway leads up to the property providing parking for numerous vehicles. A footpath flagged by rose bushes leads up to the main entrance which is accessed via a solid timber door and sits under a thatched canopy.
The entrance hall has a full turn staircase leading up to the first floor accommodation, a useful under-stairs storage cupboard and an opening in to the living room. This spacious and bright room is dual aspect with views to both the front and rear of the home, and is sectioned in to two halves divided by exposed floor to ceiling beams. There are inglenook fireplaces at both ends of the room featuring exposed brickwork, inset oak mantles and wall niches. A ledge and brace latched door leads through to the master bedroom which was formerly the stables. This area of the home has a half vaulted ceiling and attractive views over the garden to the rear. An internal door leads through to the en-suite bathroom which has windows to front and side of the property, a panelled bath with brass mixer taps, a shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin, low level w/c and recently laid 'Karndean' flooring.
Also off the entrance hall is a latched door leading through to the formal dining room featuring a fully vaulted ceiling, brick flooring reclaimed from the original floors and features a part wattle and daub wall. There are exposed timbers, a dual aspect with views to the rear and side. The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room also sits off the entrance hall which is accessed via a stable door and forms part of a rear extension completed during the late 1980's. The kitchen has fitted ash cabinetry to the walls and lower level which are covered over with a stained solid beech worktop. There is a gas fired 'AGA' (available by separate negotiation), an inset hob, an integrated fridge, freezer on a 70/30 split, space and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher and water softener. There is a belfast sink, a single door to one side leading out to an external patio and glazed french doors to the adjacent side also leading out to a patio and seating area.
Moving up to the first floor, off the landing is a shower-room which is fitted with a corner cubicle, white sanitary ware to include a pedestal wash hand basin and low level w/c. New 'Karndean' flooring has been recently laid and there is a window to the front aspect. A door off the landing leads through to bedroom two which has views over the rear gardens and en-suite facilities attached, a bath with shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin, low level w/c and 'Karndean' flooring'. Bedrooms three and four interlink which is a traditional configuration of this period of home. Both bedrooms are of double proportions, a door separates the rooms.
The private and secluded gardens to the rear are predominately laid to lawn and have a south facing orientation. There are a number of mature trees as well fruit trees and attractive planted borders. There are post and rail enclosures to the south and...