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Morella Cottage
The Street, Patching

Ground Floor 

• Entrance area and transverse reception hall  - Connecting the “old and the new”, the hall has lots of natural light from the south entrance,  One way leads into the dining room of the original cottage; the other opening through oak & glazed double doors to the beautiful main reception room.  Natural slate floor continuing into: 

• Vanity/cloakroom  - Contemporary bowl basin and back to wall WC, ceramic wall tiles. Coats space. Cupboard housing underfloor heating manifolds. Rear window.         

• Family bath & shower room - A large room, again in a contemporary theme with high quality fittings and slate tile flooring. Plain glass walk-round shower with rain shower head. Oval vanity basin in granite tops with storage below. Back to wall WC & bidet, free-standing elliptical bath. Downlighters. Window to rear.           

 • Vaulted drawing room  23’11 x 20’10 (7.30m x 6.35m)  - This fine room has lighter stone flooring, natural oak structural timbers and bays to the front & rear.  Full-height feature fireplace in mellow brick with granite mantel, hearth and inset wood burning stove. Provision for wall-mounted TV. Uplighters, front and rear garden views. 

• Study/bedroom 4  12’2 x 8’10 (max) (3.70m x 2.70m max) - Wide window looking onto the rear terrace and garden. Hatch to loft space above. 

• Dining Room  15’1 x 11’10 (4.60m x 3.60m)  - Heavily beamed, with a light, painted brick floor and a later fireplace with an oak mantel and Edwardian ceramic tiles. Ornate cast-iron radiator. Front garden outlook. An inner hall area with fitted bookshelves and the original heavy oak front door leads through to the kitchen. 

• Kitchen breakfast room  12’4 x 10’10 (3.75m x 3.30m) - Bespoke fitted, contrasting the period cottage beams with light-tone base fitments, cabinets and wall cupboards. Worktops in slate Corian (or similar), with a resin-stone inset sink. Peninsular 4-seat breakfast bar with wine rack, illuminated glazed cabinet. Integrated dishwasher.  Ingle-nook area with granite worktops and inset electric range-style cooker. Multiple downlighters. Walk-in larder with shelves, rear window, slate cold shelf.        

• Utility/preparation area  12’4 x 5’3 (3.75m x 1.60m) - Fitments, worktops and wall cabinets matching those in the kitchen. Space for fridge-freezer, washing machine & dryer.  Hidden access to the oil-fired boiler.  

• Ground floor cottage bathroom - Shaker-style painted panelling, white bathroom ware including Imperial retro-style basin, & bath with brass taps. Latch door, rear window.  

First Floor 

• Landing -  Turning period staircase, painted ancient board flooring, Interesting stepped chimneybreast from the kitchen below. Fitted bookshelves. Oak doors to the bedrooms.  

• Master bedroom  13’1 x 10’6 (4.00m x 3.20m)  -  A calm room with a full-height vaulted ceiling, exposed painted timbers and a south window looking onto the front garden & drive. Fitted wardrobes. Door to:     

• En-suite shower room -  Cleverly designed to provide a walk-in shower, recessed WC, vanity basin and mirror. Concealed cupboard housing hot water cylinder. 

• Bedroom 2  9’10 x 7’6 (3.00m x 2.28m)  - South & east windows, fitted wardrobe. Painted board flooring. 

• Bedroom 3  9’10 x 7’4 (3.00m x 2.23m)  - East window, bookshelves and fitted wardrobe.  

Gardens & outbuildings   

• Front garden - Mature hedging and double gates from the lane. Italianate column conifers, paths and traditional knot-garden style borders with lavender beds, box hedging and bay topiary. Space for garden table & chairs.   

• Rear terrace and gardens - Immediately behind the cottage and approached from the sitting room is a sunny corner sitting area, perfect for breakfast and morning coffee. Steps (and a ramped path) lead up to the central garden, with its paved outside dining area, lavender & ceanothus bushes and colour-coordinated planting. Path with stone & tile mill-wheel feature to the circular lawn.  Flower beds with Japanese-garden influenced low planting including alpines, Acer tree and azaleas. Apple, pear and damson trees,  Home produce section. All screened by greenery and close-board fencing. 

• Summerhouse  10’6 x 5’7 (3.20m x 1.70m)  - Painted interior, light & storage.

• Octagonal cedar greenhouse  

• Garden studio/workroom 12’10 x 9’8 (3.90m x 2.95m) - Timber and glazed construction. Light & power. Ideal as a home gym or office.  

Drive & parking - For 4 cars. Attractive brick band and pebble surface. Concealed oil storage tank.