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Just a glimpse of all this detached FOUR bedroom period cottage which boasts a generous plot in the heart of the village will get your heart racing. Having been carefully extended and transformed by the current owners over a number of years, yet still retaining all of the charm that is desired when seeking out a village home it is sure to make Forge Cottage a popular choice, for any discerning buyer who is wishing to be just moments from a highly regarded sought after school plus all the leafy village and its community offers, yet set within your own generous plot where you can escape to your own carefully crafted home and garden.
Arranged over two floors and bursting with interest including some exposed stone walls, thumb latch doors, some Kardian and wood flooring, beams and sympathetic decor are all some of the cosy essentials desired. The layout offers an opportunity for a dependant relative or extended family, viewing is essential to fully appreciate this. The entrance hall sets the tone, with some flagstone flooring and open plan into a snug area with double glazed leaded windows and exposed stone chimney breast and hearth. The main living room (which is an extension of the original cottage) features ample natural light, french doors leading out to the rear terrace and a wood burning stove with exposed chimney breast and wooden mantle over. Reception two creates either a further lounge or the fourth bedroom, with dual aspect windows and a window seat makes this a room to escape to for some quiet time. The kitchen is filled with natural light from a Velux window and a window from which you can enjoy the view over the garden. A bespoke kitchen comprising ample wall and base units with granite worktops and tiled splash backs, Space for a range Cooke with an integrated cooker hood, double sink and drainer unit, plumbing for a dishwasher and a washing machine, space for an American style fridge / freezer and space for a cold drinks fridge. There is a separate dining room with glazed double doors which lead through to the sun room. The sun room give a wonderful view across the garden, with oak effect Upvc double glazing on a dwarf wall the french doors naturally lead you out to the garden. There is built in storage both housing the boiler and giving space for coats.
The first floor can be approached by a two separate stair cases, the first services the master bedroom which is of generous proportion and gives a superb view of the garden and beyond. A bathroom which is tastefully appointed comprising a walk in shower cubicle, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The other two double bedrooms are approached via a separate staircase and are doubles. They are serviced by a bathroom comprising a four piece suite which comprises a panelled bath, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, walk in shower, all freshly presented.
Externally the cottage is approached by a pretty wrought iron gate into the front garden with its flagstone paving and deep raised borders which are supported by a dry stone wall. This is taken through an addition gate to the side of the property and is well stocked with a variety of evergreen shrubs and perennials. The path leads to the rear garden where it is clear to see a labour of love has taken place over a number of years. This green fingered vendor clearly has a natural talent for design and should be applauded for her plants man skills. A combination of natural ‘rooms’ linked by rose arches, and pathways. A flagstone patio along the rear of the patio with a few steps up to a raised seating terrace where it would be clearly a perfect spot to view the fruits of your labour and relax with family and friends whilst enjoying the rural aspect to one side and a view of the church spire to another! There is a level lawn and a feature pond surrounded by slate all combined with deep established flower borders, bursting with perennials, evergreen trees and shrubs, fruit trees and natural hedging keeps your interest throughout. With space created for everything including a gated dog pen area, compost area, two wooden storage sheds and bin store space. A double garage with electric up and over doors, pedestrian door and window to the garden , power and light, approached by a gravel driveway and secured by double lockable gates which were made to measure by the local forge.
We are proud to be able to bring this lovely home to the market, with the same owners for over two decades Forge Cottage is just waiting for a new owner who will enjoy all that it offers. Strictly by appointment, please call us on 01454 279734 to arrange a viewing, we forward to meeting you.
Almondsbury is the first village to the north of the M4/M5 interchange, ideally suited for commuters looking for a more rural lifestyle whilst remaining within easy reach of the city of Bristol. It has a popular primary school at the heart of the village and Marlwood Secondary School (www.marlwood.com) is approximately 4 miles to the north. A little further out, the local centre and market town of Thornbury offers a variety of shops, restaurants and a leisure centre. At the hub of Almondsbury are the village shop (www.almondsburycommunityshop.org.uk), the parish church of St Marys, The Bowl public house, the doctors surgery and dental practise. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is just one junction further down the M5 and Parkway Station is approximately 3.7 miles to the south.
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