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Grosvenor Cottage, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4JZ


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Tenure: Freehold

 Grosvenor Cottage is an attractive C18th detached period cottage built of natural local stone under a clay tiled roof with a later extension; to provide a three to four bedroom character home with versatile and adaptable living accommodation arranged over two floors. 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 location on the edge of town in a popular and sought after area, with beautiful enclosed cottage gardens, ample parking and detached garage.  An early viewing is recommended to secure this desirable character home.

Approached via easy pull in on to long tarmac driveway and parking apron.

ENTRANCE PORCH: Pitched clay tiled roof, canopy with oak post sat atop a low brick plinth, flagstone paved step. Attractive oak front door with fixed obscure glazed side panel.

HALLWAY: Spacious reception area with terracotta floor tiles, power points, double panelled radiator, useful deep  walk in storage cupboard with lights.

DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM: Modern white suite with moulded acrylic bath with side and end panel, chrome mixer tap and hand held shower with glass door. Pedestal wash hand basin and bidet. Single panel radiator, ceramic tiles to bath and shower area, matching splash backs. Cork floor tiles, obscure window, spotlight cluster, fluorescent strip light and shaver point. Tiled step from hallway down to:

KITCHEN:  (11’7 x 12’8) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, fitted with an extensive range of bespoke custom built natural wood grain floor and wall cupboards with contrasting polished wood worktops and counters.  Inset double bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer taps, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer. Over head beam with cup hooks. Aga with chrome lids, terracotta floor tiles, spotlight track, exposed stone work to return wall, ceramic tiled splash backs and serving hatch.

BREAKFAST ROOM: (11’4 x 13’7) Nicely proportioned room, good ceiling heights, bright and airy being dual aspect, exposed beam, ample power points, panel radiator, wooden double glazed casement window, full height double glazed french doors enjoying pleasant outlook onto attractive courtyard rear garden.
LOUNGE: (25’8 x 12’2) Wonderful family room, well proportioned with good ceiling heights. Exposed stone work to return wall, terracotta floor tiles, feature fireplace with stone surround and wooden beam with inset wood burning stove, creating cosy focal point, flagstone hearth , fireside alcove. Ample power points, TV aerial point, wooden staircase. Full height double glazed french doors enjoying outlook and access to rear garden. Half panelled obscure glazed saloon door opens into: 

DINING ROOM: (15’3 x 15’)  A comfortable bright room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling heights, exposed beams and exposed stone wall. Panel radiator, double glazed window and full height double glazed french  door with fixed side windows enjoying pleasant outlook and access onto pretty rear garden, ample power points. Full height glazed door opens in to: 

REAR LOBBY/PORCH Quarry tiled floor, boiler cupboard with louvre doors, wall hung gas boiler serving gas central heating and domestic hot water. Double glazed barn door opens  to outside and to garden.

WOODEN STAIRCASE: with wooden hand rail.

LANDING: Wooden banister, hand rail, panel radiator, velux skylight window.

MASTER BEDROOM: (10’11 x 11’3) Natural wood door, well proportioned room with high vaulted ceiling , exposed beams, chimney breast, panel radiator, exposed stonework to return wall, ample power points. Chimney breast , alcoves, double glazed casement window enjoying outlook on to garden.

BEDROOM 2: (11’8 x 10’5)  Natural wood door, nicely proportioned room, high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, panel radiator. Built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelves.

SHOWER ROOM:  Natural wood door, modern white suite with low level WC with wooden seat, wall hung cupboard, vanity wash hand basin. Fitted walk in shower cubicle  with Mira shower, tiled splash backs and cork tiled floor. Velux window, heated tower rail.

BEDROOM: 3 (10’2 x 6’1) Sliding natural wood door, bright airy room, sloped ceilings, panel radiator, power points, velux window.



DOUBLE GARAGE: (17’2 x 19’1) Wooden doors with hinged opener. High vaulted ceiling, rafters, fluorescent strip light, exposed brickwork. Built in storage cupboards, window to side. Sixteen Photo Voltaic  Solar panels providing substantial annual income.

Parking apron  provides easy parking for 2 to 3 cars.

OUTSIDE: The gardens are an attractive and delightful feature that extend to approximately 1/3 acre, having been beautifully maintained and lie to the rear edge of the property.  Laid out in a traditional cottage style, predominately laid to lawn and edged with well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders.  The garden is divided into sections, with personal pathway, well stocked flower and shrub borders and herbaceous borders.  The garden is planted with a variety of established flowering plants, shrubs and productive fruit trees and fruit bushes providing colour and interest  throughout the seasons, three raised vegetable beds.  There is also a useful good sized shed and greenhouse.

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

Council Tax Band: D
EPC rating: C
Property M²: 136

TENURE:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  





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