Glorious space to live good life

By Judy Marriott

Friday, May 16, 2014


Glorious space to live good life

Woodman’s Cottage, near Havenstreet, is a four-bedroom family home in two acres of gardens and paddocks and with lovely countryside views.


Location: Near Havenstreet

Bedrooms: Four doubles

Price: £575,000

Agent: Home Estate Agency

Contact: 616000

The good life awaits at a charming farmhouse style home, in a lovely rural setting, with adaptable rooms as well as nearly two acres of productive gardens, orchards and paddocks.

A family can settle comfortably into Woodman’s Cottage, in Rowlands Lane, near Havenstreet, and keep animals and poultry, feast on fresh veg and fruit and admire glorious countryside views.

Inside the detached home are character-filled rooms, including four bedrooms, while outside are around 1.7 acres of grounds.

With beautiful old features including fireplaces, doors and flagstone flooring, it dates back to the 18th century and was re-built and extended in 1985.

Sympathetic work by the owner has included installing double glazing, a new kitchen and upgrading bathrooms.

An annexe could be created — subject to planning — in an attached double garage with pitched roof, light and power.

The gorgeous secluded gardens with wonderful rural and far-reaching views have many trees, plants shrubs and fruit trees and include wild areas, beds, two ponds, lawns, a large kitchen garden with fruit cages and two greenhouses.

They are a joy to wander through, with a meadow with shrubs and trees to the west leading to the two paddocks.

The sunny south-facing rear gardens are lawned with paved seating areas.

Character abounds in the stunning entrance hall with original flagstone flooring, a double-height ceiling and fireplace with a bread oven and full-height brick chimney breast.

An attractive bathroom off, with partly panelled walls, has a white suite including a bath and separate shower cubicle.

A period stripped pine door opens from the hall to the 23ft sitting room, which has wood-panelled walls, ceiling beam, brick fireplace housing a Charnwood log burner and two rear windows framing views of pretty rolling countryside.

Natural light streams into the kitchen/dining room through a rear window with lovely views and a door to the garden. Quarry tiled flooring is complemented by appealing oak units and there is a built-in Calor gas hob, electric oven and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.

Next door in the more modern west wing is a pleasant family room with quality wooden laminate flooring, Charnwood log burner, front window with far-reaching views to the mainland and door to a paved area.

It leads to bedroom four with the same flooring and front and back windows.

Stairs rise from the family room to a light and spacious study area/landing with built-in shelving and glorious views across adjoining fields to lovely countryside and copses.

Big bedroom one, off, has similar fine views. Next to it is a smart bathroom with a white suite including a bath with a shower and screen.

Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to two more double bedrooms with wonderful countryside views.

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