This three bedroom, detached property has been extended and architecturally re-designed into a stunning home that has a natural flow, balanced rooms and space for everything you need for life in the countryside.
When I turn into Ludlows Lane I instantly feel calm. It’s a quiet, no-through road that has a row of pretty houses facing open fields. The only noise is the tweeting of the welcoming birds. Woodbine Cottage has been fully renovated by a talented team of architects and builders. You cannot fail to be impressed with the stunning facade that fits into the landscape. Pulling the car into the drive and into the traditional oak framed carport is easy and you feel at home.
When you walk through the oak porch and open the front door you feel like you are opening a present. A shiny, new present. The entrance hall is large and light, providing lots of room for dumping the shopping and hanging your coat up. It's then through the hall into the kitchen, and what a kitchen.
"I love the kitchen. It’s perfectly proportioned and has everything you could need, and it’s all new. Floating island with wooden worktops, Belfast sink, chalky grey cabinets, space for a kitchen table and French doors that look out to the gorgeous garden and the rolling fields beyond. Kitchen heaven!"
The kitchen includes integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer, oven and hob. You may be wondering where the washing machine and tumble dryer will go. Well, the thoughtful designer has built-in a large cupboard in the hallway that fits a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a vacuum cleaner, ironing board and lots of shoes. It’s a very nice touch that you will only get from a professionally designed home like this.
When you can drag yourself away from the views from the kitchen window you can have a look out of the living room window onto another rural panorama. The living room is a delight. It’s large enough to host a party and intimate enough for a cosy night in front of a movie. The fireplace can be fitted with a log burner, an open fire or left as it is with ornaments and flowers. The pure wool carpet has been untouched by dirty shoes and it’s just waiting for it’s first owners.
There is one more door downstairs, which you'd think is just a small cupboard. You are surprised that there is a downstairs cloakroom and WC inside. Another cleverly designed aspect of this home that is made for modern living.