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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Westbrook Cottage, Dry Lane, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5DR

Under Offer £445,000

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Tenure: Freehold

WESTBROOK COTTAGE is an attractive C18th semi detached period cottage, built of natural local stone under a clay tiled roof  with a later single storey extension to provide a four bedroom character home with versatile and adaptable living accommodation arranged over two floors with the potential for bed and breakfast or self contained annexe accommodation.
The cottage has been much improved and maintained to an exceptionally high standard, retaining many character features including original period doors, cosy open fireplace and exposed beams.
Enjoying a quiet and tranquil semi-rural location on the edge of town in a popular and sought after area of Wyke, with generous enclosed cottage gardens, ample gated parking and detached cedar garage, enjoying fabulous far reaching views across beautiful open countryside and fields.
An early viewing is recommended to secure this desirable character home.

APPROACHED via wrought iron latch gate opens onto: Flagstone paved courtyard with low brick raised flower borders. Footpath leads to side and front entrance porch.

Recessed stone porch with outside light, solid painted wooden front door.
Painted solid front (annexe) door with fixed  glazed window into entrance foyer.  Terracotta paved floor, mat well and wall hung electric fuse box cupboard with fuse box and meter.

HALLWAY: Spacious reception area, light oak flooring, panel radiator, stairwell and useful under stairs cupboard.

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM/UTILITY: Original four panel painted door, low level floor and wall cabinets, roll edge work tops and counters, inset single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, ceramic tiled splash backs, panel radiator and UPVC obscure double glazed windows.

SITTING ROOM: (16’ x 11’4) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, original fireplace with brick and flagstone hearth, inset Villager wood burning stove creates a cosy focal point, polished oak display mantle, fireside alcoves with shelving.  TV aerial point, ample power points, panel radiator matching UPVC double glazed window enjoying super outlook onto pretty neighbouring cottage gardens.

DINING ROOM: (15’4 x 10’) Original painted four panel door, bright airy room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, original wood block oak parquet floor, brick fireplace, with quarry tiled hearth and oak display mantle and fireside alcoves.  Ample space for dining table and chairs, panel radiator, dado rail and UPVC window enjoying pleasant outlook onto courtyard.

KITCHEN: ( 16’4 x 10’) Wonderful character room finished in a rustic style with hand painted floor cabinets with solid wood work tops and counters, inset deep china clay double sink, swan neck mixer tap and terracotta floor tiles.  Former range recess with display mantle, extractor tower, freestanding Leisure range cooker with five ring gas hob, space and plumbing for dishwasher and ample power points.  Large UPVC double glazed picture window enjoying views over cottage gardens and meadow view beyond.  Walk-in pantry cupboard with shelving, wall hung Veissman boiler serving central heating and domestic hot water, UPVC double glazed window, access to loft hatch, solid painted door opens into rear lobby and annex.

STAIRWELL: Banister post and hand rail, return stairs to landing, panel radiator UPVC double glazed window enjoying pleasant outlook onto meadows across Wyke.

LANDING: Bright airy landing, high vaulted ceiling with top arch UPVC double glazed window enjoying meadow views, access to loft and step down to:

BEDROOM 1: (17’2 x 11’4) Original painted four panel door, nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height.  Pretty Victorian fireplace with cast iron grate, fireside alcoves, panel radiator, window seat and UPVC double glazed window enjoying outlook onto neighbouring cottage gardens and meadows.

BEDROOM 2: (15’4 x 9’7) Painted four panel door, bright airy room with good ceiling height, exposed beams, pretty Victorian cast iron fireplace, panel radiator, UPVC double glazed window enjoying far reaching countryside views across meadows.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Wonderful feature room with a period style suite of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, moulded acrylic bath with side panel, chrome mixer tap and shower spray attachment, curved glazed screen, ceramic tiling to bath and shower area.  Painted wainscoting and painted wooden radiator cover grill, exposed floor boards and built-in linen cupboard with shelving.

ANNEXE: Access via solid painted door from courtyard and solid painted door leading through to kitchen.

ENTRANCE FOYER: Terracotta floor tiles, loft hatch, panel radiator, connecting doors, stone work to return wall, panelled door.

SITTING ROOM: ( 11’10 x 13’4) Bright airy room being dual aspect, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, florescent strip light, medium oak floor, panel radiator, UPVC double glazed window enjoying outlook onto 

garden.  Wall cabinet with shelving, built-in cupboard with shelving, painted half panelled stable door with glazed top panel enjoying outlook and access into cottage garden.

BEDROOM 3: (14’4 x 10’2) Well proportioned room with good ceiling heights, ample power points, panel radiator, matching UPVC double glazed windows to front and side enjoying outlook onto courtyard.

BEDROOM 4: (11’10 x 10’7) Bright airy room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, built-in double wardrobe with sliding doors, panel radiator, UPVC double glazed window enjoying outlook onto garden.

SECOND SHOWER ROOM: Modern white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, Mira shower with glazed screen, panel radiator, ceramic tiled splashbacks, obscure double glazed window and built-in cupboard with shelving.

The gardens are an attractive and delightful feature and are of a generous size, well maintained and lie to the front, side and rear of the property.
Laid out in a traditional cottage style, predominately laid to lawn and edged with well stocked flower and shrub borders.  An enclosed courtyard is positioned close to the cottage, accessed via a wrought iron latch gate.  A low brick retaining wall and established clipped hedges run alongside the property boundary. 

Double wooden gates open onto a generous parking apron, providing ample off-road parking for a number of vehicles.  A double cedar wood garden workshop is accessed directly from the driveway.  The garden is divided into a lower section by a rustic pole fence and gate and opens onto another area of well maintained feature lawn with personal pathway and well stocked flower and shrub borders and herbaceous borders.
The garden is planted with a variety of established flowering plants and shrubs and productive fruit trees, providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.
There is an attractive cedar wood summer house positioned to the lower section of the gardens enjoying fabulous far reaching countryside views.  The garden is totally enclosed and enjoys a sunny and sheltered position.  Wooden trellis provides screening for LPG tank positioned to the rear of the garden.

SERVICES: Water, electricity, drainage, telephone and gas all subject to the usual utility regulations.  

Council Tax Band: D
EPC rating:  F
Property M²: 143

TENURE:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  







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