This quite unique detached family home occupies a very private plot, in the heart of the much sought after village of Finchingfield. The house dates back to the early part…
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This quite unique detached family home occupies a very private plot, in the heart of the much sought after village of Finchingfield. The house dates back to the early part of Queen Victoria’s reign and has much originality from that period, however the current owners have in recent times modernised and improved the property giving it in places a modern contemporary feel and finish. A stylish modern kitchen is complimented by an equally impressive, ground floor bathroom and a smart recently finished master en-suite shower room. There are landscaped gardens and a secure gated driveway with double garage.
GROUND FLOOR An attractive stained glass front door opens to a generous entrance hall, the space is light and airy with built in cupboards affording plenty of storage for shoes and coats. Stairs run from the hall up to the first floor, a door to the side leads into the snug. This cosy room has a redbrick fireplace with inset wood burning stove, a window to the rear, a feature portal window to the hallway and the glazed door give this space excellent natural light. Doors from the snug lead to the kitchen family room and the sitting room, the later of the two is everything that you would expect from a property's lounge, with views out over and access to the garden via French doors.
The heartbeat of this home has to be the spacious kitchen family room, this is where the family can gather and friends will be entertained. The stylish kitchen which was fitted in the last twelve months, along with the vaulted ceiling with sky lights and pitched roof lantern, give this room the real wow factor; French doors lead to the garden. The utility room off of the kitchen acts as a conduit through to an extremely useful shower/bathroom complete with roll top bath and double walk in shower. A second door from the utility opens in to the property's home office, a great space for working from home with excellent views out over the garden.
FIRST FLOOR With two windows to the side the landing is bright with a spacious feel, there are three bedrooms immediately off of the initial area, with a corridor leading off to a family bathroom and a substantial guest bedroom. All bedrooms have the capacity to accommodate double beds. The master bedroom as with the guest and fourth bedroom has superb views out across the landscaped garden. The current owners have just upgraded the en-suite shower room with smart tiling and a modern suite, creating a stylish high end look and feel.
EXTERNALLY Gatward's Cottage is found on a lane well away from the main roads, but still central enough within the village to afford superb access to all of Finchingfield's amenities, which include a primary school, multiple eateries and a village store.
Access to the property is via double gates to the driveway, a pedestrian gate with intercom provides access to the garden and house. The shingle driveway sweeps up from the gates to a detached double garage offering parking for multiple vehicles. A picket fence with pedestrian gate segregates the driveway from the garden.
There is a real secluded and private feel to the garden, with mature boundary hedging creating a secure and peaceful environment in which to enjoy the outside space.
The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders, there are ornamental and fruit trees, as well as various established shrubs and bushes planted throughout. There are two large paved patio areas, one to the front of the property and one to the side, creating the perfect venues for barbecues and alfresco dining. There is an additional shingle area to side of the property where the oil tank is located. Immediately to the rear of the house is a high brick wall beyond which are neighbouring gardens