This week’s property is in a truly fantastic location overlooking Newnham village green. Elm Cottage is part of an important group of historic character properties in the heart of this sought after village.

The red brick and beam house is approached by a driveway leading to a detached double garage. Encircled by a low brick wall the sizeable property does have an imposing presence making a statement echoing solidarity and tradition.

Dating from the 18th century the property has an abundance of character features complemented by modern alterations to accommodate the comforts of modern living.

      

Elm Cottage has an overriding heritage feel with many exposed wall and ceiling beams, an Oak staircase and latch style wooden doors. The living room, one of four reception rooms, features a brick inglenook fireplace with a raised stone hearth and cast iron log burner for those cosy evenings.

The cottage style kitchen is fitted with a range of simple white shaker style units, with useful feature wine rack and display cabinets, complemented by wooden handles and work surface, inset double butler sink and a ceramic tiled floor. The part tiled walls set this off beautifully, in hand with the (space for) range style cooker, continuing the homely cottage feel. Deceptively modern, the kitchen disguises integrated appliances such as the washing machine and fridge. The kitchen and adjoining family room both benefit from French doors to the rear garden.

      

The exceedingly spacious master bedroom is situated on the ground floor and benefits from an en suite shower room as well as French doors opening out onto the garden. A further two double bedrooms are located on the first floor with the sympathetically refurbished main family bathroom, which features a claw foot bath.

The front and rear gardens are well kept and in keeping with the character and scale of the house; featuring an ornamental well, well stocked beds of flowers and shrub borders, a patio and large lawn area enjoying open views over the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The property is offered to the market with no onward chain. Anyone interested in this charming character home should contact Mackenzie Smith in Hook on o1256 764666 or e-mail Hook.

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