Friday, 20 October 2017

A cottage is for life, not just for Christmas time

WITH memories of the festive season fading fast, January can seem a little flat and dull — but a house is coming on to the market this month which will help prolong the feeling of Christmas all year long.

Christmas Cottage occupies a wonderful location in the heart of Skirmett, one of the best villages in the Hambleden valley with a rural outlook over the hills and fields beyond.

This family home has been extended and refurbished by the current owners to provide light and spacious accommodation. The sitting room has a tiled floor and a fireplace with stone surround and wood-burning stove. It opens on to a dining area and conservatory/family room which enjoys bi-fold doors opening on to the garden and is also open to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor- and wall-mounted units with granite work surfaces and an Aga. There is also a study, utility room and cloakroom.

On the first floor the master bedroom has a dressing area and an ensuite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

At the front of the property there is parking for four vehicles and a garden laid to lawn with well-stocked flower borders. To the rear the garden is laid to lawn with an ornate pond and flower beds stocked with a variety of seasonal planting. A side gravel path with pergola leads to the garage. The detached garage with remote roller door, power and light is to the rear of the house, accessed from a separate track.

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