Character, charm and comfort; Janet Tansley views a delightful cottage situated in the picturesque area of Eastham Village.
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IThis beautiful and charming Eastham property is for sale with Karl Tatler at PS575,000 and, with a name like Holly Cottage, it is certainly one of which many of us would like to deck the halls.
There is one thing to clarify quickly, however. The name Holly Lodge might imply a small and quaint abode. But with six bedrooms, two main reception rooms and plenty of other downstairs accommodation, tiny it isn't.
You almost step back in time to 1912 with this wonderfully preserved Edwardian cottage, which has character bursting from its seams.
Having been a much loved family home for more than 30 years 'Holly Cottage' is an extremely welcome and rare addition to the market, according to the estate agents.
This period property has most of the original features still intact including original doors and wooden floors, and stunning lead light windows - it even has the original servants' bells.
Inside, the rooms are well-proportioned and there is plenty of space.
There are two principal living rooms, the larger of which has the grand title of 'drawing room', complete with a slightly elevated dining area where all the family can eat together.
The country style breakfast kitchen, snug/ morning room and walk in pantry are a trio of rooms that flow and fit together well, and add to the impressive accommodation list which this detached residence offers.
There are six bedrooms, one of which could be an ideal study. Feature fireplaces are the focal point of many of the bedrooms and views of the gardens means you will be spoilt for choice.
The period style bathroom has original tiles which once again add to the appeal of this home. The downstairs WC also features full-ofcharacter wall tiles and flooring.
The sunny and private gardens are outstanding; and the property sits in approximately twothirds of an acre of maintained lawns, with well stocked borders and a lovely open aspect to the rear.
With space in abundance, you could have a garden party in one section while the young ones have a game of football in another part. Green fingered folk will be in their element planting flowers or vegetables too.
The outdoor plot includes various storage sheds, a small stable, and even the original Wendy house - perfect for a studio, home office or even a playhouse for the kids that Peter Pan and friends would delight in.
A summer house completes the outdoor living from where you can sit, chill out and fully appreciate your home and gardens.
To the front, the property overlooks some of the other fine period architecture Eastham Village has to offer.
For further details call Karl Tatler Estate Agents on 0151 608 6333 or log onto www.karltatler.com
Holly Cottage has the perfect rear garden for entertaining and relaxing