2 bedroom cottage for saleDuck Pond Cottage
Under Offer £169,000
- CHARMING COTTAGE
- QUIET LOCATION
- OVER LOOKING BROOK AND GARDENS
- OPEN PLAN LIVING
DUCK POND COTTAGE is a charming character dwelling converted from a former C1800 barn built of mellow brick, under a clay tiled roof. The cottage is within the grounds of what was originally a working farm, now a co-housing community known as the Threshold Centre, whose aim is to embody sustainable living, affording mutual support, and share ecological values and commitments of the community. Residents share meals together twice a week and the cottage leases requires residents to make a contribution of four hours per week towards the running of the shared facilities and to be part of the management group which meets monthly. The building itself is thought to originally comprise part of a dairy, now converted into a terrace of small cottages. Duck Pond Cottage is at the end of the terrace, of traditional construction of double brick, it has its own small area of courtyard to the front and a small terrace to the side, overlooking a small stream.
The outlook is over a good sized grassed area mainly enclosed by these cottages and by a modern, attractive block of further housing.
Car parking is restricted to one vehicle, in the communal car park.
The principal farmhouse (of which each resident has an equal 1/14th share) forms part of the co-housing accommodation and provides shared facilities, including a meditation room, a communal sitting room and dining room. There is also a laundry and an equipped office. There are also guest rooms available in the farmhouse if required for a small fee.
In addition there is a large communal garden and an acre of rented ground on the other side of the lane for fruit and vegetable cultivation. There is a polytunnel on the shared land.
APPROACHED: from Cole Street Lane via easy pull-in onto generous private courtyard and parking area. Personal pathway cuts across gardens of neighbouring properties and leads to Duck Pond Cottage. Attractive hardwood front door with obscure glazing.
ENTRANCE VESTIBLE: Halogen spotlights, half panelled internal door with glazed top panel.
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/DINER/KITCHEN: (20’2 x 17’6) Wonderful character room, well proportioned with good ceiling heights, bright and airy being triple aspect. Freestanding Villager wood burning stove creates cosy focal point with flagstone hearth. Feature beams and uprights and panel radiator.
The kitchen is fitted with an attractive and extensive range of contemporary shaker style floor and wall cabinets with matching draws and trim, finished in country cream with contrasting oak work tops and counters, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap, metro brick glazed tiled to splashbacks , halogen spotlights and ample power points. Matching casement window and full height french doors enjoy outlook and access to outside.
INNER HALLWAY: Useful built-in deep cupboard with shelf and hanging rail. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted wooden shelving.
Bathroom: Fitted with a modern white suite comprising moulded acrylic bath with side and end panels, chrome hand grips and chrome mixer tap, chrome shower fitting, bi-fold glazed screen and low level WC. Circular porcelain bowl with monobloc mixer taps, ceramic tiling to bath and shower area and tiled splashbacks, panel radiator and obscure glazed casement window.
BEDROOM 3/HOME OFFICE: (9’8 x 9’3) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, panel radiator, casement window with secondary double glazing enjoys pleasant outlook.
STAIRCASE: Natural wood bannister post and handrail, stairs rise to landing.
BEDROOM 1: (16’4 x 10’8) Character room with sloped ceiling and exposed beams, nicely proportioned, panel radiator and matching velux skylight windows.
BEDROOM 2: (10’8 x 10’5) Useful room, sloped ceiling, velux skylight window, access to eaves cupboards with louvre doors, beams and ample power points.
The gardens and outside space is a particularly attractive feature and enjoys a tranquil spot leading dowm to the brook atop a single run of brick and quarry tiled steps lead onto a raised brick sun terrace, ideal for outdoor seating. A bank of stone edged terrace lead down to the river.
There is a small front garden, providing a variety of established flowering plants and shrubs providing colour and interest throughout the season with low brick walling. Again enjoying a pleasant sheltered and sunny aspect overlooking neighbouring gardens and the river bank.
SERVICES: Water, electricity and telephone all subject to the usual utility regulations.
Council Tax Band:
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment through the agents.
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