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Grade II LISTED COTTAGE
£575,000

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  • Grade II LISTED COTTAGE

  • 3 Bedrooms

£575,000

Full property description

  • The property is situated in the sought after village of Binscombe which lies between Compton and Farncombe, backing on to farmland with neighbouring farm cottages, barn conversions and unspoilt rolling countryside. The property gives the feeling of being rural yet is only approximately one mile (15 minute walk) from Farncombe main line station, which provides regular services to both London Waterloo and Portsmouth. The A3 at Compton is just over a mile away and gives links to London, the South Coast, the M25 and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Farncombe provides everything from day to day needs as well as a sports and leisure centre with swimming pool and tennis courts. Godalming is a unique Saxon town over 1200 years old, with interesting old pubs, museum and churches. There is a wide variety of pubs and restaurants suiting all tastes and pockets, shops, many in buildings that are over 500 years old, as well as two superstores at the lower end of the town near the historic River Wey and the Wey Navigation Canal, the oldest in the world. The mainline station offers an excellent service to both London Waterloo and Portsmouth. The A3 is easily accessible only approximately one and a half miles away and provides links to London and the South Coast as well as the M25 to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. History This stunning Grade II Listed cottage forms one part of a medieval Hall House and is believed to date back to the 15th Century and has benefitted from various alterations over the years including a 19th century two story extension on the east side. The property is recognised for its incredible timber frame, much of it being on show with inserted part painted brick fill and Flemish bond red brickwork complemented by leaded light casement windows. It was suggested that Butterfly Cottage and its attached neighbour could be the second oldest houses within the immediate area and that Binscombe was an important place in the middle Ages during the time of Henry VII and Henry VIII and must have had some important yeoman farmers living in what was deemed to be good quality houses of the time. In addition to the wealth of exposed beams and timbers which are found almost throughout the property we understand there is a rush light scorch or burn in the form of a "tear mark" in the master bedroom, made from the days when the only artificial light was from a prepared rush or candle which would have been pinned into the beam.

    The property is an incredibly attractive and rarely available, former farm workers cottage which is presented in pristine condition and offers balanced and well proportioned accommodation throughout. Butterfly cottage is approached by its own enclosed and pretty front garden which is well stocked with mature plants and shrubs within borders and enjoys a central pathway flanked by areas laid to lawn providing access to the bespoke front door. Opening into the sitting room you are immediately struck by the cottages charm character and amazing wealth of exposed beams and timbers. The sitting room itself enjoys views through to the kitchen and has a fantastic focal point in the form of an inglenook fireplace with stone hearth and "Stovax" wood burning stove complimented by two shelved storage cupboards on either side. Other attributes include replacement radiators of a traditional style found throughout much of the property and solid oak plank floorboards and skirting. The separate dining room is immediately on hand which also enjoys a pleasant outlook over the front garden, a continuation of the solid oak flooring and skirting and matching radiator. Again there's a large open fireplace with an attractive oak surround and mantle with stone hearth. The kitchen itself extends to 16'10 and is fitted with a bespoke hand built "in-frame" kitchen finished with a good range of "Farrow and Ball" painted cupboard and drawer fronts and mix of solid light oak and granite work surfaces. As one would expect from a property of this pedigree there are integrated appliances which include a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, a cupboard front which conceals space and plumbing for a washing machine and a large larder with shelves which provide space for a condenser dryer and upright fridge/freezer. The kitchen is bathed in exposed beams and features natural stone flooring and two very useful built in storage cupboards. In close proximity is the family bathroom which is fitted with a classic white suite with complimenting tiling which includes a steel "Kaldewei" bath with "Westminster" taps, an "Aqualizer Aquatec" shower and shower screen, "Imperial" bathroom "Westminster" sink and pedestal wash basin with matching taps and low level W.C. Further features include "Travertine" flooring and "Radiator Company" bathroom radiator. Natural light is provided by the obscured double glazed leaded light window to rear. First floor accommodation consists of a central landing with small character leaded light window to rear and solid oak bannister which provides access to the three bedrooms and a majority boarded loft space which is insulated and bordered with power and light and houses the gas fired combination boiler. The master and guest bedrooms each benefit from having an attractive outlook to front with the master bedroom in particular benefitting from having a fireplace feature with stone hearth and exposed beams in addition to a good range of "Blue Water" built in wardrobe cupboards with plain and mirror doors and down lighting over. The guest bedroom is certainly of a double size with the third bedroom ideally suited as a child's bedroom, nursery or study. The rear garden offers total privacy and is flanked by mature conifer hedging on each side with central area mainly laid to lawn. There are two large insulated garden sheds with light and power, ideal for garden and bike storage or even as a workshop. There's a smaller garden shed for certain garden tools for everyday convenience. A side gate leads to the single garage with parking which can be accessed by the unmade up driveway to the side which is shared with the neighbouring two properties. Attributes to the property include gas fired central heating to radiators and some bespoke replacement double glazed windows. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this stunning property and its highly convenient position.

Property features

  • A SIMPLY STUNNING Grade II Listed cottage which OOZES CHARM AND CHARACTER *
  • Offering SCOPE TO EXTEND FURTHER subject to all necessary consents being granted *
  • Situated in a HIGHLY CONVENIENT POSITION within easy reach of Farncombe MAINLINE RAILWAY STATION AND THE A3 *
  • Mature WELL STOCKED GARDEN * GARAGE with further parking available *
  • Sitting room with feature INGLENOOK FIREPLACE and wealth of EXPOSED TIMBERS * SEPARATE DINING ROOM with feature FIREPLACE *
  • BESPOKE HANDMADE KITCHEN with INTEGRATED APPLIANCES and mix of granite and solid oak work surfaces* Large adjoining larder cupboard *
  • Three BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS * Master bedroom with BUILT IN WARDROBES and decorative fireplace * Bathroom with CLASSIC WHITE SUITE and quality tiling*
  • VARIOUS TIMBER OUT BUILDINGS, some with power and light * Many ORIGINAL CHARACTER FEATURES rarely seen * A property of SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL INTEREST *
  • Gas fired CENTRAL HEATING to radiators * A mix of leaded light and replacement handmade DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS *
  • A VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to appreciate the property and its special location * RARE OPPORTUNITY *

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