A charming, character filled chocolate box cottage dating back to the 17th century
3 double bedrooms (including one on the ground floor)
Beautiful kitchen/ breakfast room with Aga range
Cosy sitting room with cast iron fireplace and stone hearth
Very sympathetically upgraded
Gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles
Ofsted rated outstanding primary school within the village
Spectacular walks around the Lyth Valley directly from the front door
Thriving village community with tennis, bowling and snooker clubs
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A beautifully charming and character filled home located in the picturesque village of Crosthwaite. The current owners bought the cottage eighteen years ago, and carried out a comprehensive refurbishment programme, including new wiring and plumbing, exposing many original features. A new roof was added five years ago. All in all a lovely seventeenth century cottage brought up to modern standards without losing character.The property boasts stunning country gardens which include lawned areas, patios and pathways with a variety of established trees and shrubs providing privacy. The property has three double bedrooms all with views of the beautiful gardens. On the ground floor is the kitchen/ breakfast room with an Aga range perfect for food lovers, beautiful wooden base units with space for a washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/ freezer. Access to the loft can also be found here. There is a separate living room and dining room both of which have cast iron fireplaces with complimentary stone hearths and the dining room also houses a traditional bread oven. There is a light and spacious bedroom benefiting from three windows which make the most of the garden view. There is a shower room comprising of WC, hand basin and electric shower with cubicle with part tongue and groove wall panelling. Handy built in storage in the form of two cupboards is located in the hallway. To the first floor are two bedrooms, the landing and the family bathroom with a white suite comprising of WC, hand basin and the bath with a mixer shower. There is a built in airing cupboard in the bathroom housing the hot water cylinder.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (18' 0'' x 11' 0'' (5.49m x 3.35m))
This wonderful room boasts traditional exposed beams and a beautiful flagged floor making it the real heart of the home. There is a traditional oil fired Aga and room for a good sized dining table.
Sitting Room (16' 10'' x 12' 1'' (5.13m x 3.68m))
The room is flooded with light from the southerly aspect window and door with access directly to the front garden. A cast iron fireplace creates a wonderful focal point.
Dining Room (18' 10'' x 16' 1'' (5.74m x 4.89m))
Overlooking the front garden the dining room is spacious with ample room for a large dining table and additional seating area surrounding the feature fire place. Filled with character and original beams. Nestled into the corner under the stone staircase is a traditional bread oven. There is access to the front garden from this room.
Bedroom 3 (Ground Floor) (12' 5'' x 11' 11'' (3.78m x 3.63m))
The triple aspect windows provide light from every angle and views across different garden areas. Ideal for an elderly relative, guest suite or teenagers private area. The addition of the third bedroom has been done sympathetically to keep in character with the original parts of the property.
Shower Room (7' 9'' x 7' 4'' (2.36m x 2.24m))
The downstairs shower room comprises of WC, hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower. The floor is tiled and the walls are part tongue and groove panelled.
Landing (8' 7'' x 7' 8'' (2.62m x 2.34m))
Bedroom 1 (17' 1'' x 12' 6'' (5.21m x 3.8m))
The Master bedroom is full of character with beautiful window seats overlooking the garden to sit and read and original beams. Built in wardrobes offer good storage.
Bedroom 2 (14' 8'' x 11' 9'' (4.46m x 3.59m))
There is a beautiful window seat and plenty of storage space provided by the built in wardrobes.
Bathroom (9' 1'' x 8' 3'' (2.78m x 2.51m))
The lovely bright bathroom has a white four piece suite comprising of WC, hand basin, electric shower and cubicle and bath with mixer shower. The walls are tastefully part tiled and there is a built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
The property is accessed by wooden double gates leading to the large driveway. There is also an additional cottage gate offering pedestrian access to the front garden. The driveway offers ample parking for several vehicles. To the front of the property is a large south facing garden area. This is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature bushes, shrubs and trees. To the rear of the property is another beautiful garden with a large lawn and raised patio seating area.
Heating - Oil Sewage - Septic Tank Water - Mains Council Tax band - Band F
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