Country character

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This charming cottage has a spacious interior that blends rustic and contemporary style beautifully, writes James Higgins

This cosy cottage is located in the beautiful and rural village of Wapley, opposite picturesque woodland and nature reserve. The stone-built home exudes rustic character that has been enhanced by sympathetic modern additions like flagstone floors and oak doors.

The ground floor of the property comprises an entrance hallway, kitchen, lounge, family room, dining room, study, utility and wet room/WC. Numerous additions have expanded the ground floor plan markedly – the 18m2 kitchen, for example, sits in a modern extension with skylight aspects and French doors to the garden. This contemporary fitted-kitchen is kitted-out with farmhouse-style units, a Belfast sink and slate floors.

The kitchen is connected – via an archway – to the 21.5m2 family room where the slate flooring continues. This room is a spacious, but snug, place to gather the family around the TV. The second lounge is at the front of the home and boasts an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove – it is currently used as a play and music room but this space would be well-suited for more formal entertaining. The study and dining room are both self-contained and quiet and could, if needed, be turned into fourth and fifth bedroom.

There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. All of these rooms open into the rafters of the building and feature exposed beams and, in some cases, exposed stonework, too.

The largest of the bedrooms even has the excellent benefit of two skylights which illuminate this lofty room beautifully. Last, but by no means least, is the family bathroom – which features contrasting wall and floor tiling, a shower unit, an integrated TV and a roll-top free-standing bathtub.

A generous landscaped garden completes this cottage perfectly. Venturing beyond Wapley, the nearest town is Yate which is a mere 1.6 miles away and has a mainline rail station with regular links to Bristol and Gloucester.

Agent: Andrews Yate, 01454 322 255, www.andrewsonline.co.uk

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