Redeveloped thatched cottage is a must-see

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This largely extended three-bedroom thatched cottage has truly got to be seen to be appreciated.

The original cottage was a lodge house for the neighbouring estate which was purchased by the current owners in around 2000 and has since been completely redeveloped to provide an unusual dwelling on the outskirts of Tostock.

The Granary is now a modern property which has been thatched to match the original building and sits in a plot of more than one acre, with formal gardens, a thatched double garage and a paddock.

On the ground floor, an entrance porch leads to a sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, a red brick fireplace with large chimney breast rising through the centre of the room and leaded windows.

There are two cloakrooms and an inner hall which has a large Gothic-style door leading to the kitchen/breakfast room.

In the kitchen is an inset butler-style sink set into granite work surfaces, cupboards and drawers, wall-mounted cabinets, a walk-in pantry cupboard and slate flooring.

This opens through to a utility room with a large wooden drainer and plumbing for a washing machine and a sun room with a vaulted ceiling.

There are two bedrooms, one with built in cupboards and wooden flooring and the other with exposed timber and tiled floor.

As well as a shower room, hobby room, office and store room, there is a drawing room with a red brick inglenook fireplace with raised brick hearth, vaulted ceiling, tiled floor and glazed floor to ceiling windows overlooking the back garden.

There is also a covered patio area, decked with a door to the back.

The inner hallway has stairs rising to the first floor, an understairs cupboard and an arched leaded window in the stair well.

On the first floor, oak flooring extends from the inner hallway to the landing and into the master bedroom, where there are leaded windows to the front and back, a walk in wardrobe cupboard and an en suite.

The en suite bathroom consists of a roll top bath, low level WC and wash hand basin set into a wartime wash stand, a leaded window and spotlighting.

Outside, the property fronts on to New Road and has a five bar gate providing access to a parking area for several vehicles and to the detached thatched double garage with services connected.

There are various outbuildings, currently being used as a cattery business, which can be removed to increase the size of the gardens, as well as a wood store, dog kennel with power, light and heating, stable with block paved flooring and a tack room with a sink, cold water tap and glazed door to a cloakroom with a low level WC and handbasin.

Abbotts Estate Agents has this property at a guide price of £500,000. Visit www.abbotts.co.uk or call 01284 753486.