An outstanding period detached cottage of immense charm and character, centrally positioned with beautiful gardens, plenty of parking and an impressive timber barn.
1 Apthorpe Street is charming period cottage with three double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms, comprehensively updated throughout and believed to date back to around 1660.
The list of works is comprehensive and include the removal of external concrete render, insulating with lambswool and rendered in lath and lime, external ground levels to the front have been lowered, drive widened and new gates installed, roof strengthening, new dormers and tanking of sitting and dining rooms.
One more obvious improvement is to the exposed timbers where the originals were dry ice blasted to remove black paint and restore them to their original beauty.
It is discreetly positioned in the heart of the village and set within a generous south facing plot of around 0.17 of an acre, the gardens are to the front and side of the cottage and are incredibly private. The majority of windows face forward so you can enjoy the garden from each room.
Throughout there is continued feel of quality, charm and character along with plenty of head height which is relatively unusual for this type of property.
The entrance hall has a staircase leading to the first floor and doors to the dining room and modern kitchen with a good number of fitted units and space and plumbing for appliances.
The dining room is impressive in size and character with exposed wall and ceiling timbers and an inglenook fireplace. There is a door and window opening to the garden and door to the sitting room again with exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove inset.
The second staircase is accessed from the sitting room and leads to Bedroom 1, a generous double room with a lots of character and a useful dressing area with hanging space and shelving and a three piece en-suite shower room.
In the dressing area there is a secret door allowing access to bedroom 2, which has a study area and exposed timbers, the generous landing leads to bedroom 3 and the family bathroom.
Timber gates leads to the gravelled drive which has parking for 4-5 cars and garage/store.
At the far end of the cottage is a substantial timber barn, presently used as a workshop but has great potential for additional accommodation subject to the relevant permissions.
The garden is mainly to lawn with a number of flower and shrub raised beds and continues beyond the barn where you will find an additional area fully enclosed with the benefit of mature tree’s and hedgerow.