Plum Tree Cottage dates back to the 1840s when it was built to house workers for the nearby estate at Lubards Farm. The current owners have turned this into a fantastic home, perfectly suited to modern day living. The contemporary additions blend seamlessly with the property’s many character features, which include original cast iron fireplaces, sash windows and internal doors.
In a semi rural location, fields, farm tracks and woods are just minutes away, perfect for a Sunday stroll. On the other hand, shops, the station, a golf club, pre-, primary and secondary schools are all also only a walk away, making this an enviable location.
Plum Tree Cottage is the perfect family home and would also suit those who may be looking to downsize without compromising on space or style. Locally, period properties like this are rare and an internal viewing is highly advised.
You enter Plum Tree Cottage via an airy, tiled hallway which leads onto a newly carpeted staircase.
There is access to a cloakroom comprising of a white suite with traditional panelling and Laura Ashley tiles.
A doorway leads through to the spacious open plan living area, complete with herringbone Karndean flooring. To your left you will find a panelled ‘snug’ with reclaimed stock fireplace and tiled hearth – the perfect place to curl up with a good book! To your right there is a zoned dining area with pendant lighting, which adjoins the kitchen area. Here, a vaulted ceiling, sky light and black aluminium Heritage doors really give this area the WOW factor and maximise the light.
The kitchen comprises of pale grey shaker units with marble worktops, exposed brick walls, open shelving, a butler sink and range cooker with smoked mirror splashback, and of course, the all-important underfloor heating.
There is a door to the utility room, which houses the boiler and is plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer, with a stable door to access the rear of the property.
A separate living room to the front of the property features a beautiful fireplace, reclaimed flooring, built in alcove units with brushed brass Buster & Punch hardware, and original sash windows and completes the downstairs living space.
The newly carpeted Master bedroom has an original cast iron fireplace and overlooks the garden. As well as a walk-in wardrobe, there is also an ensuite with separate shower and French-style Sitz bath.
The second double bedroom also has an original cast iron fireplace and box sash window.
The third bedroom is a spacious single with box sash window and laminate flooring with built-in desk, making this the perfect place to sleep and study, or use as a home office.
The extension is completed by a family bathroom with beautiful exposed brickwork, scaffold board shelving, Laura Ashley tiled floor and claw foot bathtub with overhead shower.
The landing is carpeted with access to further storage and loft.
There is approx. 80ft to the rear of the property made up of an expansive raised decking area, perfect for summer evenings and entertaining, with the rest laid to lawn.
There is a shed in situ and the garden is not overlooked. To the front is a cobbled driveway with off-road parking for one vehicle. There is also side access to the property.
What will the owners miss the most?
“This house has been in the family for over 30 years and has been a real labour of love, we can’t quite believe that we’re leaving! Being minutes away from countryside and woodland walk while still having great amenities nearby and being within walking distance to the station, has made this a fantastic location for us. We hope the next custodians of Plum Tree Cottage love it just as much as we do!”