The building of Armond Cottage was a project with a strict mandate, the developer wanted to create something special, in the view of the selling agent it is very much a case of mission accomplished. The build takes the traditional standards of a quintessential English cottage and fuses them with a spacious, sophisticated and relevant modern home. Looking at the property from the front one can take a great deal of satisfaction from the red tiled roof, the bay window, the steps leading up to the covered storm porch, the shingle driveway and the white picket fence marking the foremost edge of the plot.
On entering the cottage things only get better, you are initially met with a generous entrance hall with very clean lines and a light oak finish. There is under floor heating through out the ground floor, with independent thermostatic control to each room. There is excellent storage with a multitude of cupboard space through out the house. Each of the ground floor rooms have access off of the main hallway, with glazed oak French doors connecting the main living room with the kitchen diner. This is a great home for entertaining friends or family with the hub of the property being the kitchen diner/sitting room offering up real practical space, in which to lounge or dine. These two spaces have direct access to and look out over the landscaped rear garden. The property becomes very adaptable for those with children or guests who desire their own space, with the second reception room, this family room has a bay window to the front which has far reaching views down to the wooded banks of the River Brain. A spacious down stairs WC completes the ground floor.
The theme of the large entrance hall is continued on the first floor with a spacious landing, this area is well lit with a skylight to the front, there is more storage here with a large cupboard. A very generous master bedroom is well lit through two dormer windows, which look out to both front and rear. A very well appointed en-suite shower room enhances this very grown up bedroom space. The other two bedrooms have the luxury of sharing a high end family bath/shower room.
External frontage A concrete access ramp with established evergreen laurels to its side, makes way to the cottages shingle driveway, there is a rubberised mesh within the parking area to retain the shingle stones in situ. The front garden is laid to lawn and is bordered by a traditional white wooden picket fence. Composite hard wearing steps lead up to a covered storm porch, a painted banister rail offers security, the porch and front of the property have pir sensor lighting. Below the porch there is a lockable storage cupboard, ideal for garden tools and car washing kit. To the side of the driveway there is a wooden store for the parking of wheely bins. A sandstone passage way leads down the side of the property to a timber gate which gives access to the rear garden, as with the front there are pir sensor lights. A flower bed to the side has been well stocked with hedging plants, which within a few seasons will have established an attractive screen to the side of the cottage.
External rear To the side most boundary there is lattice style paneled fencing. To the rear and opposite side there is a retaining wall of horizontal railway sleepers, behind these are mature hedging and room for new planting. A generous sandstone patio offers up the perfect venue for barbecues and alfresco dining. There is a low maintenance section of artificial grass making the whole area low maintenance. A side return has been laid to pea shingle, there is another light here.
Entrance hall 19' 10" max x 7' 1" max (6.05m x 2.16m) Engineered oak flooring with thermostatically controlled under floor heating, sea-grass matting insert by entrance door. Multi locking double glazed composite door opening to storm porch. Hard wired Honeywell front door chimes with audio and visual notification of visitor. Stairs to first floor. Under stair storage cupboard housing electricity consumer unit and side passage light switch. Double cloak cupboard with coat hanging rail, and under floor heating manifold site. Smooth ceiling with inset LED lighting. A smoke alarm on the ceiling is hard wired in to the mains electric with a battery back up.
Kitchen/diner 18' 6" x 13' 9" (5.64m x 4.19m) Triple glazed window to front, two triple glazed windows to rear, flanking triple glazed French doors which open out to rear garden. Smooth ceiling with inset LED lighting. Lime stone effect porcelain floor tiles with thermostatically controlled under floor heating. Glazed oak French doors opening in to lounge, oak door leading to entrance hall. Two usb charging ports in addition to multiple plug sockets over work tops. Range of eye and base level kitchen units with integrated appliances including, Worcester boiler, washing machine, dishwasher, single oven, fridge and freezer. A single bowl stainless steel sink with drainer is inset in to the work top, as is a chefs style multi ring gas hob with extractor hood over. There are a number of storage drawers under the gas hob.There is a heat sensor alarm on the ceiling that is hardwired in to the mains electric with battery back up. There is a television point, next to a power socket.
Lounge 18' 9" x 12' 01" (5.72m x 3.68m) Triple glazed windows to the rear flanking triple glazed French doors which open up to the rear garden. An engineered oak floor has under floor thermostatically controlled heating. A chimney breast has an open fire place with an oak bressumer over and an inset wood burning stove, which sits on a slate hearth. There are T.V points either side of the chimney breast. Oak glazed French doors open to the kitchen diner, with a single glazed oak door opening to the entrance hall. Smooth ceiling with a single rose pendant, there is a carbon monoxide detector attached to the ceiling that is hard wired in to the mains electricity but also has a battery back up.
WC Obscure triple glazed window to side, brick style tiling above toilet pan with dual flush concealed cistern. Wall mounted hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap and pop up waste plug, exposed chrome finish waste pipe below. Tiled brick style splash back above sink. Porcelain tiled flooring with thermostatically controlled under floor heating. Smooth ceiling with inset LED lighting.
Family room 14' 10" x 11' 4" Into Bay Window (4.52m x 3.45m) Triple glazed bay window to front, engineered oak flooring with thermostatically controlled under floor heating. Smooth ceiling, oak door to hallway, T.V point.
Landing 13' 2" x 11' 4" max (4.01m x 3.45m) Obscure double glazed skylight to side, oak capped banister rail over stair well. Radiator to the side, large storage/airing cupboard. Smooth ceiling with inset LED lighting. Stairs to ground floor. Access to loft void.
Bedroom 1 18' 7" x 13' 10" (5.66m x 4.22m) Two triple glazed dormer windows to front and rear, radiators to both front and rear. Smooth ceiling with ceiling pendant, two way switch set up with partner bedside switches. Oak doors to landing and en-suite shower room. T.V point.
En-suite Porcelain tiled flooring, smooth ceiling with inset LED lighting, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, double shower cubicle with brick style tiling. Low level rimless WC with dual flush, wall mounted wash hand basin with storage drawer below, integrated shaver point within drawer for concealed charging. Wall mounted mirror with pir sensor integrated LED lighting.
Bedroom 2 15' 1" x 9' 11" (4.6m x 3.02m) Triple glazed window to front, smooth ceiling, twin built in double wardrobes with internal hanging rail and oak doors. Oak door to landing, radiator.
Bedroom 3 10' 6" x 6' 6" plus door recess (3.2m x 1.98m) Triple glazed window to rear, radiator to side, smooth ceiling, telephone point.
Family bath/shower room 12' 1" x 6' 8" (3.68m x 2.03m) Smooth ceiling with inset LED ceiling lights, porcelain tiled flooring, tiled double shower cubicle, brick style tiled wall behind bath and WC. Low level dual flush WC, double glazed obscure skylight to side. Over sized chrome ladder style heated towel rail. Wall mounted wash hand basin with drawer storage below with integrated shaver socket for concealed charging. Paneled curved corner bath with mixer tap and separate hand held shower attachment. Wall mounted mirror with built in LED vanity lighting with touch sensor on off switch.