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The Chymes, Westbrook, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5DT


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Tenure: Freehold

THE CHYMES is an attractive four/five bedroom period cottage C1800’s, built of natural local stone under a slate roof, enjoying extensive enclosed gardens and paddocks that extend to approximately 2 acres, formally a public house named ‘The Westbrook Inn’ in the C’1800’s. The cottage is now a charming and comfortable family home.
The property has been imaginatively and sympathetically restored and extended to provide a versatile and adaptable living accommodation arranged on two floors, with the potential to further create ( in house) a separate self contained annex. All presented in good decorative order throughout. The property has been improved and maintained to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners, retaining many original features including flagstones floors, cosy open fireplaces, panelled doors and panelling, including three/four reception rooms and a wonderful farmhouse style kitchen, breakfast room with oatmeal Rayburn enjoying an idyllic and tranquil semi rural location with beautiful enclosed cottage gardens that extend to 2 acres, with fabulous far reaching countryside views, ample parking, useful garage and wooden outbuildings.

APPROACHED: From front garden (via) original wrought iron latch gate opens onto grassy pathway to:-

ENTRANCE PORCH: Pitched clay tiled roof, mat well, original wooden sills, original painted wooden panelled front door with fixed double glazed top panel, outside light, bell push.

SITTING ROOM: Wonderful family room (formerly 2 rooms), nicely proportioned  with good ceiling heights, original flagstone floors, chimney breast with wooden display mantle and matching fireside alcoves with wooden shelves. Panel radiator, power points, (replacement) double glazed sash window enjoying pleasant outlook onto pretty cottage gardens.

Archway through to: 

SECOND RECEPTION AREA: With handsome feature fireplace, cast iron ornate grate with wooden surround and display mantle creates cosy focal point, fireside alcoves, panel radiator, ample space for dining table and chairs, window seat, double glazed sash window enjoying outlook onto garden. Original panel painted door with glazed top panel opens into:

KITCHEN/SITTING ROOM: Finished in a rustic farmhouse style. A wonderful comfortable family room well proportioned with good ceiling heights, original flagstone floor runs into attractive slate tiled floor. Exposed brick work, functional and practical antique pine cupboards blending in with contemporary hand painted shaker style floor cupboards with matching plinth and trims. Deep double bowl china clay sink with double end wooden draining board, chrome swan neck mixer taps, inset built-in Neff double electric fan assisted oven and grill, inset Neff four ring ceramic hob, Oak work tops and counters, space and plumbing for washing machine. Range recess with inset Oatmeal Rayburn, slate shelve, two panel radiators, ceramic tiled splash backs, ample space for breakfast table and chairs. Comfortable seating area, large double glazed picture windows enjoying pleasant outlook onto surrounding gardens, paddock and meadows beyond, double glazed French doors enjoys outlook and access to outside. Full height natural wooden glazed door opens into:

REAR LOBBY: Panel radiator, half panelled UPVC double glaze back door with double glazed top panel.

SHOWER ROOM:  Fully tiled walk in shower cubicle, Mira shower, wash hand basin, low level W.C 

2ND RECEPTION ROOM/BEDROOM 5: A nicely proportioned room with good ceiling heights. Panel radiator, ample power points, bright & airy, bay dual aspect UPVC double glazed window enjoying pleasant outlook onto gardens with views beyond.  Doorway through into:-

ENTRANCE HALL: A charming character room. Painted latch door, nicely proportioned with good ceiling heights.  Original brick fireplace with display sill alcove, fitted with double glazed window, panel radiator, double glazed door with inset double glazed window pane, full height pair of UPVC double glazed French doors open into:

GARDEN ROOM/CONSERVATORY: A wonderful bright and airy room with large fixed double glazed picture windows enjoying a fabulous panoramic views onto beautiful cottage gardens. Exposed stone wall to return wall, full height hard wood double glazed French door to outside.

LEAN TO UTILITY: A useful addition, but in need of TLC. Of timber construction atop a block plinth with sloping PVC roof, china clay sink with hot/cold taps, half timber panel doors with glazed top panel.

SOLID BESPOKE OAK STAIRCASE: With banister post, handrail and spindles, climb to:

LANDING: Matching banister post and galleried handrail, high vaulted ceiling, four matching double glazed velux skylight windows, panel radiator, spacious reception area, useful built in storage cupboard with shelving.
MASTER BEDROOM: A nicely proportioned room with good ceiling heights, panel radiator, bright and airy being dual aspect, UPVC double glazed, UPVC double glazed window enjoying fabulous outlook onto garden and meadows, panel radiator, ample power points.

EN-SUITE/SHOWER ROOM: White suite comprising fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with glass screen and Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C, UPVC double glazed window.

BEDROOM 2: Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling heights, panel radiator, double glazed sash window enjoys fabulous far reaching countryside views. Original alcoves, evidence of feature fireplace.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Modern white suite comprising, moulded acrylic bath with side panel, hot and cold taps, low level W.C, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with glass screen and Mira shower, ceramic tiled splash backs, UPVC double glazed window enjoying outlook onto gardens, electric heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM 3: A nicely proportioned room with good ceiling heights, panel radiator, ample power points, bright and airy, UPVC double glazed window enjoying pleasant outlook onto fields and paddocks.

BEDROOM 4: Charming character room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling heights, pretty original fire place with stripped pine surround and display mantle, panel radiator. Alcoves with shelves, deep sash window enjoys pleasant outlook onto cottage gardens, with field views beyond. Ample power points and access to loft space.

The gardens are an attractive and delightful feature of the property, having been beautifully landscaped, well tendered and maintained. Arranged as formal gardens, along with pasture and paddocks extending to approximately 2  acres.

The gardens lie to the front, side and rear of  The Chymes and are arranged in a traditional cottage style. Predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders, interspersed with many varieties of young and mature specimen trees. 
Enjoying a tranquil and secluded location the gardens are fully enclosed by established shrubs and bushes and are planted with an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.
To the rear of the property is an area of level pasture and paddock which is well drained and enclosed to by stock proof fencing.
There is an area of cinder and gravel hard standing providing ample parking for a good number of vehicles and some large useful timber out buildings and sheds.

SERVICES: Water, electricity, septic tank drainage, telephone, oil all subject to the usual utility regulations.  

Council Tax Band: G
EPC rating: D
Property M²: 152

TENURE:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  







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