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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Whyte Cottage, 1 Barley Road, Great Chishill, SG8 8SB

Sold by Us £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed cottage in impeccable condition having undergone extensive refurbishment
  • Handmade Mark Wilkinson kitchen in oak with granite worktops
  • High quality flooring and doors throughout, including handmade oak doors and natural slate flooring
  • Double Inglenook fireplaces with fully functional wood burners
  • New oil fired heating system with slim line Italian radiators
  • Secluded south facing professionally designed rear garden
  • Planning consent for 4th bedroom and shower room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

ACCOMMODATION Grade II listed, being of architectural and historic interest, Whyte Cottage dates back to the 17th century. Constructed of a timber frame with part-weather board clad and rendered elevations under a combed wheat reed thatched roof.

The current owners have lovingly completed an extensive program of refurbishment /renovation over the last 14 years to an exceptional standard. This includes a kitchen extension, detached garage and office, fully rethatched roof, replacement windows and doors, heating system, electrical rewiring, new bathroom fittings upstairs, creation of downstairs cloakroom and natural slate flooring throughout the ground floor. Additionally, the current owners have recently had planning consent to convert the rear hallway and study areas to a fourth bedroom and shower room.

The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and wood burner with exposed beams throughout. There are French doors leading onto a large terrace with steps up to the main garden. From the sitting room a door leads to the study and rear hallway with a further door leading to the terrace. The dining room also has an inglenook fireplace and wood burner with French doors leading onto the terrace. From the dining room there is access to the downstairs cloakroom, kitchen and upstairs accommodation by a solid oak staircase. The new kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and "Mark Wilkinson" solid oak kitchen furniture with a large pantry, breakfast bar, granite worktops, Italian porcelain floor tiles, double butler enameled sink, built in dishwasher and fridge. A classic cream total control electric AGA provides the focal point.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has windows to the front and side and exposed beam work. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have mullioned windows overlooking the rear garden with exposed chimney breasts and beam work. The bathroom has been refitted to a high standard with a Villeroy and Boch free standing roll top bath, fired earth sanitary ware, a separate shower cubicle and marble floor and wall tiling. There are several bespoke blinds and wooden shutters fitted to windows and French doors.

The detached office has a vaulted ceiling, solid oak floor, double glazed windows, telephone and heating. It is attached to the single garage.

The property has a fully maintained ADT intruder alarm system that extends to the detached garage and office and incorporates several smoke detectors


OUTSIDE Approached over a gravelled driveway with electrically operated double hard wood gates which leads into a parking area for 2-3 cars. There is a detached garage (18'8"x 9'3") and office (9'8"x 9') of blockwork elevations with weather board cladding in keeping with the main cottage. There are three covered storage areas suitable for logs and garden furniture located behind the garage, driveway and to the side of the cottage. The secluded south facing garden is exceptional having been professionally designed. From the large terrace area immediately to the rear of the cottage there is a central path leading to a magnificent arbor of climbing roses, clematis, wisteria and cottage plants which continues to the rear of the garden. From the central path and arbor there are different areas including a lawn and summerhouse, ornamental lily pond and a raised vegetable garden. There is a separate area with a victorian style Hartley Botanics greenhouse and decked potting space. There are several sitting/entertaining areas throughout the garden all of which have mature cottage style planting with views over the surrounding countryside and St Swithuns church. Power is available in the main terrace, the summerhouse, greenhouse and the raised dining area. In all the property comprises 0.23 of an acre. 

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13 July 2016

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