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Coote Cottage, Damerham
LOCATION Cootes Cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Damerham, tucked away inside the Cranbourne Chase and made up of mainly traditional buildings and surrounded by unspoilt countryside. The village has an active community along with an infant school, a church and The Compasses Inn, a characterful public house.
Fordingbridge is 3 miles to the south east and caters for most daily requirements with local shopping facilities and a medical centre. For a wider range of recreational and shopping facilities, the Cathedral city of Salisbury is 12 miles to the north and offers a direct rail service to London Waterloo as does Bournemouth and Southampton with airports at the latter two.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools including grammar schools for girls and boys in Salisbury and numerous prep and private schools nearby including Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court. There are also very well regarded state schools at Burgate and Downton.
MEASUREMENTS Sitting room - 5.95m (19'5) x 3.90m (12'7) max
Dining Room -3.39m (11'1) x 3.25m (10'6)
Kitchen/Breakfast room- 5.85m (19'1) x 4.74m (15'5)
Utility Room - 2.1m (7'2) x 1.8m (6'2)
Family room - 3.07m (10'0) x 2.86m (9'3)
Study - 3.17m (10'4) x 2.61m (8'5)
Bedroom 1 - 3.39m (11'1) x 3.17m (10'4) - Plus fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 2 - 3.37m (11'0) x 2.40m (7'8) - Plus fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 3 - 2.51m (8'2) x 2.51m (8'2)
Family Bathroom 1.92m (6'3) x 1.66m (5'4)
All measurements are approx. Overall internal measurements - 1650 sq ft - 155.7 - Meters
THE PROPERTY Coote Cottages is one of a pair of attractive red brick cottages believed to date from the mid-Victorian time that stand at the head of the village High Street. In recent years, the cottage has been modernised and sympathetically extended to provide notably enlarged and practical living space.
To the front of the property you have a stunning living room which has dual aspect to the front and side of the property making the room extremely bright. The living room has feature Brick fireplace and chimney breast housing woodburner, with built-in shelving with cupboards and a book shelves. Next to the living room you have the dining room, which again is a good size with a window overlooking the rear garden and a Brick fireplace.
To the rear of the property you have the hub of the home the kitchen/breakfast room which has been extended. The kitchen has ample wall and base units worksurface areas and space for both fitted and integral appliances. The kitchen further has a breakfast bar and ample space for a dining table and chairs, with French doors leading to the rear garden. From the kitchen you have the shower/Utility Room, this room benefits from a Tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. and Chrome heated towel rail. There is further space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a cupboard housing oil-fired boiler. There are two further reception rooms located to the rear of the property, the current vendors use one as a family room which benefits from French doors leading to the rear garden and a further study which has a barn door leading to the side of the property. Both rooms benefits from large storage cupboards.
The ground floor provides ample living space for multi generations and offers great flexibility, having three reception rooms one could serve as a ground floor bedroom if necessary
Leading to the first floor you have three bedrooms, two of which are excellent double bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes. There is a single third bedroom and a modern family bathroom.
OUTSIDE The property occupies a excellent size plot, in total they extend to approximately 1/4 of an acre. Entering the property through wooden gates open onto the attractive shingled front driveway providing generous off-road parking for several vehicles including motorhomes boats etc. The drive leads to the integral garage. The garage benefits from having two separate up and over door, power and lighting.
The rear garden is simply a gardener's paradise and a particular feature of this charming home offering a high degree of privacy whilst at the centre of the village. The beautiful rear gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, with full herbaceous borders and abundant colourful floral borders. The extensive flag stone patio provides the ideal entertaining and al fresco dining area accessed from both the kitchen/ breakfast room and family room. The small tree lined River Allen can be found at the farthest point of the gardens.
VIEWINGS The property would make a great family home or second home and one that definitely should not be overlooked.
Viewings are seen as essential so please call Carter & May today.