Property Ref: 62200
Walkern is a select and pretty village set through country lanes approximately four miles from the nearest train station in Stevenage which has fast regular trains to London Kings Cross (approx 23 minutes). Within the village there are local shops including a convenience store, renowned tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a highly regarded infant/junior school which has an OFSTED rating of "Good".
"We have loved living in this charming cottage within this beautiful village. Home is not a place, it's a feeling. Walkern and the captivating Rosemary Cottage has been our safe home for the last eleven years. We have enjoyed every second. We are now seeking interest for someone who will enjoy the atmosphere created by both this1640 sympathetically modernised cottage and the surrounding picturesque village as much as we did. It's a beautiful, caring place to live"
Entrance portico with bloc tiled flooring, carriage light and English heritage plaque leading to a heavy panelled front door with black ironmongery opening to:
A fantastic introduction to this period cottage, of comfortable proportions featuring an impressive brick built inglenook fireplace with substantial oak Bessemer fitted with a Danish wood burning stove with concealed cupboard to one side believed to be the original bread oven. A wealth of exposed timbers to both walls and ceiling, travertine floor tiles, floor to ceiling radiator, secondary glazed window to the front elevation, period latched doors to:
Measurements include a delightful concealed turning staircase to the first floor with storage cupboard to one side. Feature exposed wooden floorboards, attractive brick built fireplace, floor to ceiling radiator, further exposed timbers to both walls and ceiling, secondary glazed windows to both the front and side elevations. It is worthy to note that the family room could be used as a ground floor third bedroom if so required.
Continuation of travertine floor tiles, coats cupboard, leaded light part glazed stable door to the side of the property, radiator and doors to:
Fitted with a low level WC with a concealed cistern behind limed oak panel, vanity hand wash basin set to limed oak vanity shelf with matching cupboards below, double width shower enclosure with fitted shower, natural stone effect floor tiles with contrasting tiled splashbacks, radiator, down lighters and window to the side elevation.
Fitted with a modern range of cream base and eye level units and drawers finished with Oak butchers block work surfaces with an inset white ceramic Belfast sink with carved drainer and counter mounted mixer tap. Matching Welsh dresser with plate display rack and frosted glazed cabinets above. Under unit and down lighters with wooden panelled splash backs. A range of appliances include an integrated stainless steel and glazed oven with electric ceramic hob above, freestanding cream fidge freezer and dishwasher included in the sale. Shelved pantry with matching full height cream doors, natural stone effect floor tiles, radiator, window to the side elevation and door to:
The current owners have extended the cottage with the addition of a visually impressive single storey extension providing a flexible additional reception room finished with a feature vaulted apex roof line with twin banks of triple glazed velux windows affording a tremendous level of natural light. Stylish Oak flooring, decorative wooden panelling and perimeter downlighters. Window to the side elevation and glazed door to the front opening onto the wooden decked courtyard.
A most attractive turning staircase with exposed brickwork and timbers with roped handrail opening directly to the second bedroom.
Striking double room with a feature vaulted ceiling with further exposed timbers complemented by stripped exposed wooden floorboards. Secondary glazed windows to both front and side elevations, radiator, short flight of steps with cupboard to one side leading to the family bathroom with further door to:
A charming room featuring original wide planked floorboards complemented by a feature vaulted ceiling with further exposed timbers. Exposed chimney breast, radiator and window to the front elevation.
Surprisingly spacious with a central limed oak panelled bath, vanity handwash basin with matching cupboard below and brass effect mixer tap and low level WC. Wide oak planked flooring, radiator, downlighters. Port hole window to the rear elevation and further window to the side.
Pretty cottage style front garden with lawn flanked by stocked flower and shrub borders with pathway extending to the front door and gated access to the side courtyard.
Private seating area finished with wooden decking with door to the breakfast room
Further enclosed courtyard area with space for wooden shed and wood store with gated access to parking space and stable door to the inner hallway.
Allocated parking space conveniently situated to the side of the property.
It is worthy to note that in addition the owners have insulated the property and added a high-quality Worcester Bosch gas fired boiler with a weather compensator. The wood burning stove to the lounge is a Westfire Unique 17, all of which add to the energy efficiency of the property.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHOLD.
The Council Tax Band is "D". The amount payable for the year 2018/19 is £1,688.92.
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