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Period family home with 4.5 acres




A most attractive, spacious and versatile period family home nestled in grounds of approx. 4.5 acres commanding an extremely private position with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Downs Cottage is an extremely well-presented detached period property originally dating back to the 1800's. The property has been sympathetically extended and renovated and has beautiful, yet flexible accommodation set out over two floors. The delightful accommodation and situation would lend itself to a number of different uses such as a smallholding, B & B or indeed multi-generational living. The property is nestled within approx. 4.5 acres of land providing a secluded location with beautiful far reaching countryside views. Commanding an extremely private position, the current owners have extended and renovated the property to a high standard creating very comfortable and useable rooms. Oak flooring and doors feature throughout the cottage and the sympathetic restoration has retained an abundance of character features, such as exposed beams, a dual aspect fireplace with oak surround and wood burning stove to name a few. The high specification kitchen is perfectly set up for entertaining and the outside terrace is a lovely space for alfresco dining! Upstairs is equally charming. The master bedroom has a semi vaulted ceiling, and triple aspect windows taking in the fabulous countryside views a dressing room and en suite bathroom. With 3 further bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms as well as a family bathroom. All in all, this delightful property and setting would make a wonderful family home with great versatility. Outside The house is approached via an inviting tree lined driveway, separating woodland to one side and a paddock to the other. This in turn leads to a 5 bar gated entrance revealing the property, together with a vast parking area to one side and a detached double garage to the other. A paved terrace wraps around 3 sides of the property, with doors leading out from all principle rooms, thus enhancing and extending the internal living spaces. The land and gardens surround the property on all sides, offering complete privacy, with a circular pond to the front and leading out from the family room is an area of formal garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with tree lined borders. The grounds total approximately 4.5 acres, currently used as pony paddocks with two open fronted stables with tack room, a woodland area, chicken runs, ample space for growing produce and formal gardens. A further 10.5 acres of land is available by separate negotiation.