PLAISTOW VILLAGE | £295,000 | 2 bedroom Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
A charming two bedroom Grade II listed detached cottage close to the heart of this sought-after village. Many original features including exposed wall timbers, beams and wooden doors. Sitting room with log burner, fitted kitchen, luxury bathroom and conservatory/dining room. There is a lovely cottage garden and a large covered parking area with double gates to the side and an additional double car port with workshop. No chain.
Fox Cottage is a delightfully quaint Grade II listed detached cottage situated in the well regarded village of Plaistow. The property itself boasts an array of character features inherent with a property that is believed to be 250 years old. The cottage has accommodation arranged over two floors comprising an entrance vestibule, sitting room with a log burning stove and a conservatory which doubles as a dining room, there is a well fitted kitchen with some integrated appliances and a luxury bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two well proportioned bedrooms. One of the most attractive features of the cottage are its lovely gardens which extend to the left and rear and are very well stocked and feature an Indian sandstone patio and the original brick built privy. In addition, there is an extremely useful and large covered area with double gates leading to the vehicular access and this in turn opens into the double carport which also has a large storage unit attached. In all then, a lovely little cottage in an excellent village location and there will no onward chain.
The small village of Plaistow is approximately 13 miles from Horsham, 7 miles from Billingshurst and 16 miles from Guildford. For a small village there are good amenities including the well regarded Plaistow & Kirdford primary school, pretty village church, pub and a village store. There is also a large village green with an excellent children’s play area. There are good communications via the road network to Guildford, Haslemere and the surrounding area. The nearest mainline railway stations are Haslemere with London Waterloo in 58 minutes and Billingshurst with London Victoria in 75 minutes, both stations being just under 8 miles distant.
The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:
Oak double doors to
With front aspect window, open doorway with step and exposed wooden timber to the
19’2 (5.84m) x 12’ (3.65m). With exposed ceiling timbers and two oak floor to ceiling timbers, two windows to the front, window through to the conservatory, large fireplace with stone hearth and exposed brick curved chimneypiece with “Jotul 3” cast iron log burner, two radiators, three wall light points, t.v. aerial point. Pine door with wooden latch to the
11’10 (3.6m) x 8’ (2.44m) approximately. Comprising a handmade range of cream coloured cottage style cabinets with matching drawers and beech effect working surfaces, fitted plate rack with light and open shelving, integrated quality appliances including Neff double oven with four burner ceramic electric hob above and canopied chimney with filter, integrated dishwasher, cupboard fridge/freezer, windows to side and rear, stable door to the utility area, partially vaulted ceiling with painted timbers, various light points and electricity fusebox.
With a useful fitted drawer unit, glazing to side, front and rear, stable door to the garden, light point, cupboard with plumbing and space for washing machine.
From the Sitting Room an additional door leads to the
With stairs to the first floor, door to bathroom and glazed door to
11’7 (3.53m) x 10’5 (3.17m). Of part brick and part timber construction with double glazed windows and double glazed French style doors leading out to the garden, pitched polycarbonate roof, radiator.
With a luxury suite comprising Vitaviva bath with pop-up waste and mixer tap, additional over-bath independent shower with adjustable shower rail and screen, Villeroy & Bosch semi-pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and close-coupled w.c., fully tiled walls, obscured glazed rear window, towel warmer, shaver point, exposed ceiling timbers and spot lighting.
From the Inner Hallway the stairs rise to the
With rear aspect dormer window with radiator beneath, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, original pine doors with black latches to each room.
11’11 (3.63m) max x 10’8 (3.25m). A slightly L-shaped room with an enormous array of character features including exposed brickwork to two walls, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, leaded light front window with radiator below, t.v. aerial point, numerous halogen spot lights.
12’ (3.65m) x 8’3 (2.51m). A double aspect room with original leaded light window to the front and with a leaded effect window to the side, double radiator, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, spot lighting and hatch to the small loft area, cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater and timer and also the Salamander shower pump.
The property has a very unusually shaped Garden with lychgate leading to the front where there is also a covered well and lovely established climbing plants and stone paving with gravel in-fills. A concrete pathway leads to the front door and opens out to the side area of lawn which at its widest point extends to nearly 60ft where there is space for a greenhouse. The lawn continues passed the conservatory, again being enclosed being enclosed by mature screening, steps then lead down to an Indian sandstone terrace adjacent to the house where there is a lovely old curved wall and the original brick built privy which provides useful storage. The patio area provides an excellent and private place to sit out and enjoy the south-facing orientation and also the evening sun and there is the stable door leading to the rear lobby and kitchen. To the side there is a useful lean-to housing the modern Grant oil fired boiler providing heating and domestic hot water and also additional storage. Two bulkhead light points. From the patio a 50ft additional area with a pathway flanked by well established flower and shrub borders discretely housing the oil storage tank leads to a further lych-style gate and the large covered parking area and double car port. With double gates leading to the road access in Nell Ball, this area provides covered parking for up to four cars and is an excellent benefit of the house.
Covered Car Port
16’6 (5.03m) x 15’2 (4.62m). Of timber construction with a concrete base, light and power points, door to
15’2 (4.62m) x 8’1 (2.46m). With light, power, and shelving providing an excellent additional storage area.
Mains drainage, mains water, mains electricity, stored oil.
From Billingshurst, approximately 7 miles. Leaving Billingshurst on the A272 proceed in a westerly direction and just after the bridge at Newbridge take the right-hand fork signposted to Loxwood/Guildford. Continue on this road for approximately 3.4 miles and take the left-hand turning after the duck pond before you enter Loxwood signposted Ifold/Plaistow. Continue passed the Ifold Stores and carry on around the various twists and bends until you enter Plaistow village. At the T-junction, by the Sun Inn and the church, turn right and just around the corner Fox Cottage will be found on the left-hand-side.