A home in a woodland haven

By Judy Marriott

Published on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:09


 A home in a woodland haven

Cedar Cottage is set in a tucked-away spot at Brook.


Bedrooms...Three doubles
Agent...Wootton Estate Agents
Tel...01983 883333

AN acre of secluded wooded grounds, with a stream, squirrels and birdlife is the idyllic setting of a home where relaxation is second nature.

Tucked away along a track at Brook, between the downs and the sea, detached Cedar Cottage is a dream home for those wanting a rural lifestyle.

The owners of the three-bedroom property have maximised enjoyment of the grounds by clearing undergrowth, laying turf and wide paths, creating a gravelled stream-side and putting in two ponds with water features in the gardens.

A variety of trees, including an impressive macrocarpa, provide a habitat for wildlife.

Indoor work has included opening up and refurbishing the kitchen/diner to provide excellent working and eating space and creating a practical utility area/cloakroom with a door to the outside.

A woodburning stove — fuelled with a ready supply of wood from the grounds — is the warm focal point of the large lounge.

Another inviting space is a rear conservatory, which is ideal for relaxing in while observing pheasants and other birds in the back garden and the grounds beyond.

A family wanting plenty of outdoor space for children to run free could find Cedar Cottage their perfect nest and, although it is tucked away, beaches and scenic walks are almost on the doorstep.

There is space for a several cars on a newly created parking space, with a driveway leading to the detached, brick-built garage/workshop, which has power and light.

A path leads past a suntrap front patio to the front door, which opens into a hallway with stairs to the first floor and access to the cloakroom. This has a WC, vanity handbasin and utility space with plumbing for a washing machine. 

The 22ft-long lounge has a bay window looking over the front garden to a field and trees beyond, a wide rear window overlooking the garden and grounds and sectional doors that can divide it into two areas.

A door opens to the 18ft-long kitchen/diner, which can also be accessed from the hall and is fitted with quality wooden units with granite-style worktops. In the kitchen, which has a side window and stable door, is an oil-fired Rayburn and an electric cooker.

The double-glazed conservatory, accessed from the dining area, is fitted with blinds and has a door to steps down to the back garden.

Off the first-floor landing is a spacious bathroom with a bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and handbasin.

All three bedrooms are double-sized, with storage cupboards. Bedroom one has views over the front garden to a field and trees, while the other bedrooms each enjoy a rear outlook over the grounds.

Next to a pond in the back garden is a paved patio and beyond this garden are paths leading to the parking area and in the other direction across the stream to a large grassed clearing.

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