Mote Cottage is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II and a quote from the listing states..."Early C19. At one time the home of author S.L. Bensusan."
The accommodation includes four double bedrooms, two of which are en suite, a family bathroom, a dining hall, a study/snug, a large sitting room with an open fireplace and which leads out into a conservatory, a ground floor cloakroom and a substantial eat-in kitchen. The accommodation flows well and is light and airy thanks to high ceilings, tall sash windows, stripped floors and neutral decor throughout.
The house is set behind white five-bar gates and a picket fence, the front facing open-fields and the rear looking out over the garden and towards the River Blackwater. The plot is well established and enclosed by mature trees and shrubs including two impressive willows. A terrace extends from the conservatory across the back of the house and abuts the lawn. A heated swimming pool and pool house is surrounded by lawn and beyond the pool is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a small paddock, enclosed on three sides by post and rail fencing.
The outbuildings include a white weatherboard detached garage with three electric up and over doors and a pitched slate roof providing for masses of storage as well as the potential to create some ancillary accommodation (subject to the required planning consent). There is also a former stable (currently used as a utility room) which is also white weatherboard under a slate roof and features a spiral wine cellar in the floor.