A traditional cottage that has been substantially extended but which would benefit from further refurbishment. The property occupies a prime plot of approximately 1 acre close to the centre of Aspley Guise and has an extensive garage and workshop complex. The property retains many of the original features with wall and ceiling beams, quarry tiled floors, vaulted ceilings and a part thatched roof.
Grade II listed detached cottage
Many original features
Garage and workshop complex
Grounds of one acre
Views across open fields
Stone steps lead up to a solid timber front door which gives access into an open dining hall with oak flooring and staircase one rising to the first floor. There is a cloakroom with a WC, a wash hand basin and a walk in shower enclosure (no shower fitting). The sitting room has a triple aspect with a bay window with a window seat overlooking the rear garden and French doors to the side garden. There is a wood burning stove in a feature brick fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a quarry tiled floor and is fitted with a range of solid pine wall and base units incorporating tiled worktops, a tiled breakfast bar, a white ceramic butler's sink, and a fitted Bosch dishwasher. A stable door leads to a lobby with the original cottage front door. There is a green gas fired two plate Aga and a Smeg stainless steel gas fired five burner range cooker inset into a brick fireplace with an extractor over. French doors open onto the rear patio area. A step down leads to a study and the second staircase rises to the first floor. Further steps lead to the utility room which has a range of pine wall and base units and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The third staircase rises to bedroom five.
Staircase one leads to a landing area which gives access to three bedrooms, two shower rooms and a cupboard housing the Valiant gas fired combination boiler which serves the modern wing of the house. The second staircase rising from the kitchen leads to a bathroom at half landing level and then to the master bedroom which has fitted cupboards and a storage and shelving unit. The staircase descending from the dining hall leads to a semi basement family room with dark oak flooring.
The property is approached by a curved driveway with a paved parking area for a number of vehicles. The garage /workshop complex comprises a double garage with a store to one side and office accommodation with dormer windows above. This is joined to a modern aluminium clad workshop with an up and over door, storage above and glazed roof lights. A personal door gives access to the whole complex and there is a cloakroom on the ground floor. The garden area extends to approximately one acre with views over an open field on two sides. There is a greenhouse and large shed. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees, shrubs, hedging and a small spinney at the bottom of the garden. There is an extensive stone and block paved patio with a small Wendy house, a log store and coal store. The gas fired boiler serving the older part of the property is housed in an external store. There is a personal gate from the side to the front of the house.