A picturesque Grade II listed village house with mature landscape grounds within the village conservation area.
Although referred to as a cottage beyond the classic façade is very much a well-proportioned village house. Sunbeam Cottage dates back to the early 19th Century and is Grade II listed as being of special architectural and historic interest. The property is constructed of red brick elevations in Flemish bond and has a classic symmetrical front. On the ground floor there are attractive arched openings in arched recesses and Gothic pane casements with a glazed central door leading to the terrace. The property has been extended to the rear by the present owners.
There is an excellent range of accommodation including a double aspect drawing room with curved windows overlooking the garden, an open fireplace with marble surround, built in display cabinets and large double doors into the dining room. At the heart of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room which has a good range of bespoke wood fronted units with granite work surfaces, a central island unit and a two door AGA. From here is the breakfast room and family room which have French windows onto the terrace. In addition is the sitting room with an open fireplace.
On the first floor is the master suite which comprises a double aspect bedroom, dressing room with a good range of wardrobes and draws and an adjoining bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, a Jack and Jill shower room and a family bathroom.
Above the garage there is an annexe with views over the neighbouring fields and comprises an open plan kitchen/reception room, a double bedroom and shower room.
Of particular interest is the lovely detached octagonal brick outbuilding which is currently used as a home office. It has an open fireplace and curved windows similar to the main house.
Sunbeam Cottage is approached via a gated entrance leading onto a circular driveway with plenty of parking and terminates in front of the double garage which has a workshop and log store.
The garden is a delight and a particular feature of the property. The grounds have been attractively landscaped to create a mature, secluded environment. Principally, the garden is laid to lawn and is interspersed with mature trees including yew, willow and apple with a wild flower meadow full of spring bulbs. Outside the kitchen there is an attractive paved terrace with a built-in barbeque, lavender flower beds boarded by low box hedging and a further terrace outside the drawing room.