Sunday, 21 April 2019

Listed cottage is perfect for work, rest and play

Listed cottage is perfect for work, rest and play

LAVENDER Cottage is a Grade II listed property on the market at £2,500,000 in the quiet rural hamlet of Coldharbour in
Goring Heath.

Originally built in the late 17th century, it has recently been fully renovated and has its own leisure complex.

The seven-bedroom house is entered through a porch and a large reception hall with sumptuous scenic wallpaper and a cloakroom in one corner.

This leads, through a corridor with dark wood panelling and glass on both sides, into the sitting and dining area, which has a vaulted ceiling over the dining table.

This living space stretches across and beyond the width of the house and has a wood burning stove, lots of windows, storage cupboards and two sets of doors that lead outside to the south-facing terrace.

Next to this is the kitchen, which has been stylishly put together with a traditional country look and feel, with modern contemporary fittings.

It has a three-oven electric aga with an additional two-oven aga and gas hob, a breakfast bar created from one long piece of timber, and polished concrete work surfaces. This open-plan part of the house is decorated in tones of grey and white. There are limestone tiles on the floor — with underfloor heating installed — and exposed wooden beams in the ceiling.

The sitting room is open-plan with a massive brick fireplace at one end, which is said to have once been used as a bread oven in days gone by, and now houses a log-burning stove.

The triple-aspect sitting room has exposed beams and is big enough for two separate seating areas. Along one side is two sets of pillars that create separate spaces for different activities. There is a study area and a comfortable playroom and TV area on a slightly lower level. The ground floor also has two downstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms and a utility room.

Upstairs on the first floor of the main house there are four more bedrooms, two of which are en suite, and the master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling and separate dressing room.

The property also has a three-storey leisure complex and studio annexe.

On the ground floor is a kitchen with a handy utility and storage room, a spiral staircase and two sets of doors to the garden. Off the kitchen there is a long room with a swimming pool and glass on all sides. The indoor pool is heated and has jet swim and bubble mat features and a viewing area in the basement.

Relaxation is the name of the game in this section of the house. There is a hot tub overlooking the gardens, a sauna and a steam room, along with a shower and large cinema room in the basement.

On the first floor of the leisure complex and studio annexe there is an additional bedroom and cloakroom, which could serve as self-contained guest accommodation.

Lavender Cottage sits in about 3.6 acres of land, incorporating a landscaped garden, almost three acres of beech woodland with a children’s playground, and views of surrounding countryside. It is situated on a private gated plot, with a landscaped driveway and a forecourt for turning and parking. Outside the house there is also a stone terrace, a three-bay barn, a garage and some storage sheds.

There is a separate railed paddock of around four acres next to the property, which is also available for sale separately.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Warmingham estate agents on (01491) 874144 or Savills on (01491) 843000.

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