* A unique opportunity to own a historic, 3-4 bedroom Tudor cottage in a glorious rural position, recently renovated to a unparalleled standard. Exceptional modern luxury, unmatched original character, and wonderful light and space throughout. Includes additional parking plot with planning permission for 2-storey triple garage * Hall * Charming lounge * Stunning, extended oak-framed kitchen, living, and dining space with bi-folding garden doors * Utility * Downstairs WC * Exceptional master bedroom with exposed timber crook-frame * Second double with Juliet balcony above kitchen * Two single bedrooms * Beautiful bathroom * Parking area/paddock opposite, with planning permission * Private garden with orchard and rose garden * Storage garage * Underfloor heating to ground-floor *
Believed to date back to the 1400s, this heavenly 3-4 bedroom detached Tudor cottage represents a rare opportunity for an idyllic escape to the country, radiating traditional English charm throughout, as properties like this seldom come to market in the area. The property has very recently been fully restored to an impeccable standard with no expense spared, now standing as an excellent example of sympathetic period restoration, combining olde charm with spacious modern living. This glorious rural home still rests upon the vast timbers of the 600-year-old cruck frame: the timber frame’s truly exceptional character has now been secured for perpetuity and can be seen across several rooms.
A stunning new oak-framed extension at the side has greatly improved the property creating a superb kitchen, dining and living area beneath a dramatic, vaulted high ceiling, with oak beams limestone flooring and huge roof windows. This informal, modern space is wonderfully light with two sets of bi-folding doors opening onto the picture-perfect gardens, finished with a handmade solid timber kitchen, integrated appliances and Aga. A new utility and downstairs WC are conveniently located. The entire ground floor benefits from underfloor heating.
With a commitment to reclaiming and reusing as much original material as possible, the renovation coaxed out many hidden period features and immense care has been taken to blend the new extension with the Tudor cottage, using authentic lime mortar and traditional carpentry techniques throughout. The lounge epitomises country living and is situated in the oldest part of the property beneath an astonishing beamed ceiling, retaining historic wide oak planks that proudly display centuries of age. Flagstone flooring and a traditional brick fireplace bestow the lounge with a pleasantly cosy ambience.
Above, the first floor has been renovated to the same uncompromising standard; the master bedroom includes the spectacular timber cruck frame and dual-aspect windows looking out to open countryside, beautifully presented alongside a gorgeous bathroom with handmade copper bath, original brickwork and high-quality, contemporary fittings. The second double bedroom features original wattle and daub walling and now boasts a glass Juliet balcony over the kitchen below, with picturesque views out towards the gardens and nearby hills of the Badger Dingle Grade II-listed registered parkland.
Two additional single bedrooms with character beams are also ideal for creating a study or dressing room. Outside, the very pretty and private gardens have been immaculately landscaped with new paths, patios, yew hedging, a fruit orchard and a delightful rose garden. A large wooden shed provides storage, and the property includes a substantial gravelled parking area opposite, alternatively useful as paddock space. Planning permission has been obtained to construct a triple garage with first-floor office on this plot.