The trustees of the Hampton Estate are delighted to offer this charming Grade II listed 17th century cottage requiring full renovation and set in a tranquil rural position. The property also has a large period barn and delightful mature gardens.
Druids is a charming Grade II Listed property with 17th century origins and later extensions. The use of traditional vernacular construction details dominates. This includes handmade clay tiled roofs, weather board, inset brick panels and masonry walls and there is an ever present local bargate stone. Internally, Druids has a great deal of character with wonderful beams, fine open fireplaces, casement windows and original red brick and wide oak planked flooring. For a property of this age, it is surprisingly light with a practical, well- flowing layout and lovely views from all rooms. The ground floor offers good entertaining space and features a lovely dual aspect sitting room leading to a study/bedroom 5. A dining room, kitchen breakfast room, family room and downstairs shower room all offer practical use. On the first floor, the Master bedroom with en-suite enjoys a dual aspect, three further bedrooms and bathroom are all a good size.
THE GARDENS & GROUNDS
Druids is accessed via a five-bar gate which leads into a cobbled courtyard providing ample parking. The gardens feature terracing, paved pathways with retaining brick and dry-stone walls. The areas of lawn are edged and interspersed with flower beds and borders. A mixture of hedging and mature trees creates a truly wonderful cottage garden. In all approx. 0.75 acres.
A detached barn has three sets of wide double barn doors that open into the main vaulted area. A ladder leads up to the hay lofts which allow beautiful views across the neighbouring Hampton Estate. A second separate store doubles as workshop, with a further large adjoining storage room. A twin open bay Badger barn provides covered parking. To other end of the barn nearer the house is a utility room and drying area.
Agents note: A restrictive covenant in place to limit the site to one dwelling house only