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Lilac Cottage is the archetypal dream home. A lovely Grade II Listed, thatched cottage, believed to date back in parts to the sixteenth century, with dormer windows on both the front and the back of the property. The house is complemented by a pretty, part-walled garden, with generous ornamental borders. Indoors you will find a home that has been beautifully looked after and provides everything you need for stylish, comfortable living. In spite of its age and the wealth of exposed beams, ceiling heights are up to modern standards, so there is no need to constantly stoop to avoid bumping your head. With its combination of charm, style and modern convenience, Lilac Cottage fulfils its promise wonderfully.
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Semi-circular steps lead down from the front door into the entrance hall. Unlike many ancient buildings, you'll find excellent ceiling heights throughout the ground floor.
With windows to both the front and back of the house the dining room is a bright room, with a wealth of exposed beams.
The formal sitting room has French doors with full height side-lights overlooking the garden. The open fire makes it a cosy room in winter, while the views of the garden make it a great room for summer parties.
The cottage style kitchen overlooks the sun room and is well designed to make cooking and entertaining a joy.
The utility area provides a convenient place to store shoes and coats as well as housing space and plumbing for a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
The semi-circular sun room is in many ways the heart of the cottage. It is a fantastic place to sit and watch the garden grow, while enjoying your morning coffee, afternoon tea and your evening G&T. With several doors opening on to the garden you can enjoy your home and garden together.
A turning staircase rises from the ground floor to the first floor landing.
The master suite has dormer windows overlooking the front and back garden, giving it a light airy feel and has an en suite with wash basin and enclosed shower.
The second bedroom is also a good sized double room, with a large, built-in wardrobe and dormer windows to the front and back of the house.
The third bedroom currently provides a luxurious dressing room to the master suite, with a range of built-in wardrobes and space for a dressing table by the window.
The generous detached double garage has room for two cars as well as plenty of storage space.
The established gardens are a very special feature of Lilac Cottage. Step out of the French doors from the sitting room and you will be on a generous patio with paths leading you in a choice of directions. The main lawn has mature ornamental borders with a wide range of herbaceous perennials, shrubs and small trees. To the rear of the garage, where the wrought iron spiral staircase leads to the annexe, a section of walled garden provides additional, secluded sitting space next to the magnificent wisteria, which provides the background to a small, tasteful fountain. From here a gate leads into a paved utility area where there is a shed, a greenhouse and a covered pot store.
An external spiral staircase leads to the three room annexe above the garage. It has an office room, bedroom and shower room, as well as plenty of storage space.
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