3 bedroom stone house for sale1 Dolphin Cottage, Gillingham, Dorset
- CHARMING PERIOD ATTACHED COTTAGE
- THREE BEDROOMS
- SITTING ROOM
- BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN
- SNUG AND DINING AREA
- CLOAKROOM AND LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM
1 DOLPHIN COTTAGE is a quaint and charming period three bedroom attached 18thC cottage, built of local natural stone under a slate roof. The house has been extended in recent times to provide a spacious and comfortable character home, improved and maintained to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners, sympathetically and stylishly decorated throughout. Retaining many character features and period details, including cozy open fireplace, exposed beams, original panelled doors with feature ‘period style’ bathroom natural slate floors, enclosed pretty cottage gardens with raised par terres, creating an area of productive kitchen garden and off-road parking. Enjoying a convenient location on the edge of town in a popular and established residential area within easy distance of local schools, shops and bus routes, village inns, churches and mainline railway station. An early viewing is recommended to secure this desirable and beautiful home. APPROACHED via wooden latch gate, rustic brick pathway cuts across private enclosed front garden to: ENTRANCE: Pitched and tiled roof canopy, supported by wooden brackets. Painted half panelled wooden front door with obscure glazed top panel. SITTING ROOM: (12’4 x 13’1) Charming character room, attractive fireplace with inset wood burning stove creates cosy focal point. Fireside alcove with inset half height cupboard, original recessed shelving to rear wall, panel radiator, wall light. Wooden double glazed casement window with wooden seat enjoying pleasant outlook onto garden. Up step to painted panelled door into: SNUG: (12’4 x 8) Bright airy room, high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, original fireplace with original inset Victorian cast iron fireplace with decorative frieze and display mantle. Velux sunlight window, panel radiator, wooden double glazed window enjoying outlook onto front garden. DINING AREA: (12’ x 10’) Nicely proportioned room, Riven slate floors, wooden casement window with window seat enjoying outlook onto garden, staircase, under stairs cupboard and alcove with shelving. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: (14’9 x 12) Wonderful family room, well proportioned with good ceiling height. Well equipped and fitted with a freestanding IKEA kitchen cabinets, comprising two floor standing cupboards and drawer pieces on zinc feet with beech block worktops. Freestanding sink unit with stainless steel top, inset double bowl sink, chrome swan neck mixer and double cupboards under. Central freestanding island with beech top and breakfast bar. Freestanding gas cooker with four ring hob and electric fan assisted oven and grill. Matching freestanding units either side on zinc feet with shelving, single top drawers and beech work top. Attractive fired earth glazed tiled splashbacks in jade colour. Power points, river slate flooring and space for freestanding pantry fridge/freezer, full height panel radiator. Bi-fold double glazed door open onto pretty cottage garden. Pine ledge and braced door to: UTILITY AREA: (8’6 x 7’4) Useful room, good ceiling height, riven slate floor, useful wooden shelving to return wall. Panel radiator, hardwood work top, space and plumbing for washing machine, coat hooks and wooden double glazed window. Painted wooden stable door opens onto courtyard. DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM: White suite comprising closed couple WC with wooden seat, panel radiator, reclaimed ceramic wash hand basin with hot/cold pillar taps, valance, wooden double glazed window and slate floor. STAIRCASE: Painted wooden banister post with handrail and spindles to upstairs: LANDING BEDROOM 1: (12’ x 11’3) Bright airy room, wooden double glazed casement window with window seat and outlook onto front. Chimney breast and matching alcoves, panel radiator and wall lights. BEDROOM 2: (12’ x 10’) Painted panelled door, bright airy room, nicely proportioned, wooden double glazed casement window with wooden seat enjoying outlook onto front. Original wainscot, hatch board providing small wooden hatch to loft, wall light. Up step to second landing. BEDROOM 3: (11’10 x 11’9) Nicely proportioned room, sloped ceiling, wooden double glazed casement window with deep display sill enjoying pleasant outlook onto pretty landscaped garden. FAMILY BATHROOM: (9’8 x 12’) A wonderful character room, nicely proportioned and fitted in a period victorian style with enamel roll top bath with cabriole legs, hot/cold pillar taps and chrome shower fittings and handheld shower spray, rail and curtain. Closed couple WC with wooden seat, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback, sage green marbled floor tiles, panel radiator, wooden double glazed casement window, built-in wooden corner cabinet with shelving housing wall hung boiler servicing gas central heating and domestic hot water. OUTSIDE: The gardens are an attractive delightful feature and lie to the front and rear laid out in a traditional cottage style. FRONT GARDEN: This is of a good but manageable size and put down to gravel/shingle for ease of maintenance and to create connecting pathways. The garden is arranged as a working kitchen/vegetable garden with a series of raised timber parterre beds, ideal in cultivation of herbaceous plants, salad vegetables, rhubarb and ornamental flowering plants and strawberries. The garden is enclosed by timber panel fencing and established laurel hedging and enjoying a sunny and sheltered position. A wooden gate leads out into Peacemarsh. There is a further area of patio courtyard positioned to the side of the house with a useful wooden shed and log store, being enclosed and sheltered creating a sun trap. REAR GARDEN: This is of a good but manageable size, well maintained and laid out in a traditional style, with shaped feature lawn, edged with well stocked flower and herbaceous borders. A large paved apron accessed directly from the kitchen, provides an attractive area of patio and sun terrace, ideal for eating Al Fresco and barbeque, Flagstone paved steps rise up onto brick pathway and lawn. The garden is stocked with an abundance of established flowering plants and shrubs, proving colour and interest throughout the season. The garden is enclosed by timber panel fencing and wattle hurdle fence panels with established clipped hedge to the rear boundary, enjoying a private sunny and secluded position. Wooden latch gate opens onto driveway that provides parking for 1/2 vehicles. SERVICES: Water, electricity, drainage, telephone and gas all subject to the usual utility regulations. TENURE: Freehold VIEWING: Strictly by appointment through the agents.
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