Property Ref: 54274
The Hamlet of Aston End enjoys a semi rural location on the outskirts of Stevenage comprising of a country pub/restaurant, various dwellings and farm buildings. The nearest town is Stevenage offering extensive sports facilities, theatre and an excellent shopping centre, whilst Sainsbury's Supermarket is within a 15 minute walk. There is a mainline railway station with fast regular links to Finsbury Park and Kings Cross in approx 23 minutes and access to the A1(M) is approximately 10 minutes by car.
Steep pitched tiled timber vestibule with wooden bench seating. Paved steps with black cast iron bell pull and leaded light hardwood front door opening to:
Finished with attractive slate tiled flooring, radiator with decorative cover and an inset feature stained glass leaded light window. Alarm control panel, downlighters, braced and latched door to the family/dining room, slate tiled step and square arch opening to:
A visually impressive open-plan kitchen/breakfast room featuring a full height vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Kitchen area defined by a comprehensive range of cream base and contrasting farmhouse pine eye level cabinets and drawers finished with a combination of black granite and teak counter tops with an inset double ceramic Belfast sink with a counter-mounted mixer tap. Cabinets finished with traditional turned barley twist posts and illuminated display cabinets. Substantial cream range oven with a five-ring gas hob with decorative concealed extractor canopy above with pattern cream tiled splashback, integrated dishwasher and housing for an American style fridge/freezer. Ample space for a breakfast table, corner recess housing a matching shelved pantry cupboard with drawers below. Two radiators with decorative covers and continuation of the slate floor tiles. The kitchen/breakfast room opens into the family/dining room creating an open-plan, spacious feel to the ground floor.
(Measurements taken into the stairwell recess whilst include the Inglenook fireplace). A most comfortable room combining both seating and dining areas featuring an impressive Inglenook fireplace with a substantial cast iron wood burning stove, deep oak bessemer and stone tiled hearth. Recessed bread oven with storage and crockery cabinets to either side. Further features include wooden strip and parquet flooring in herringbone pattern and exposed ceiling timbers. Wall lights and double glazed bow window to the front elevation with radiator below with decorative cover. Attractive staircase rising to the first floor with coats cupboard below and a glazed door opening to the garden. Latched and braced doors to:
Fitted with double base unit with work surface over with an inset stainless steel sink unit, cupboard housing wall mounted gas fired boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, continuation of slate floor tiles, radiator, downlighters and sealed unit part-glazed stable door opening to the rear garden Door to:
Fitted with a white two-piece suite comprising a low level wc and a wall mounted hand wash basin, downlighters, radiator and continuation of slate floor tiles.
(Measurements include the snug recess). A most comfortable room of excellent proportions, part-divided to create a snug retreat with a feature open fireplace with flagstone tiled hearth and inset detailed cast iron wood burning stove, deep oak bessemer over and log storage recess to one side. TV aerial point, wall lights, exposed ceiling timbers, four double glazed bow windows to both the front and rear elevations with radiators with decorative covers below. Glazed double doors opening to the side garden.
Wide spacious landing with a radiator, downlighters, shelved double storage cupboard and double glazed windows to both the side and rear elevations. Doors to:
Measurements exclude a range of built-in double wardrobes with matching cupboards to the side, radiator and double glazed window to the front elevation, Door to:
Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising a low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap and a walk-in shower cubicle with a multi-valve shower with fully tiled walls with contrasting border tile, chrome heated towel rail and double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Measurements exclude a built-in double wardrobe with further cupboard to one side. A further double bedroom with a radiator and downlighters. Dual aspect provided by double glazed windows to both the front and side elevations.
A further double bedroom with downlighters, radiator and double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Measurements taken into the recess whilst including a built-in wardrobe with cupboard over and single bed recess to one side, radiator and double glazed window to the front elevation.
Fitted with a white "Imperial" three-piece suite comprising a "P" shaped panelled bath with antique style chrome mixer tap and shower attachment with separate rain shower over and fitted curved shower screen, pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap and high level flush wc with traditional pull chain and chrome brightwork. White fully tiled walls with contrasting border tile, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan and downlighters.
Ivy Cottage enjoys a slightly elevated position sitting to the rear of a substantial landscaped plot in excess of a third of an acre (0.37) with the established gardens extending to both the front, side and rear of the property. Deep manicured topiary borders provide the perfect framework surrounded by well maintained lawns and a number of specimen trees and further shrubbery. There are substantial paved terraces to both the front and side of the cottage with a charming concealed sunken garden. The grounds extend to the side and rear of the property enjoying a private secluded aspect to all sides with far reaching distant countryside views.
Two sets of five-bar wooden gates provide in and out access to a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway providing parking for several vehicles leading to the detached double garage. Pathway through an attractive covered archway meanders to the grounds to the front of the Cottage.
Substantial detached double width garage with twin wooden up and over doors, power and light, eaves storage space and personal door to the side.
The Tenure of this property is FREEHIOLD.
The Council Tax Band is "F". The amount payable for the year 2018/19 is £2,439.55.
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