143 Mill Lane is a home that oozes glamour.
This four storey house is like something you see in a designer magazine. There is a basement conversion, open plan living, glass roof, free standing bath, pantry, open fire places, big bedrooms and even an outdoor kitchen! This house is the dream home.
Let’s start at the front. There is a driveway for parking, a gate to the side, a pretty brick wall and courtyard. When you open the front door and enter the delightful sitting room you are struck with a warm homely sense of happiness. This house is great. The bay window, original fireplace, wood floors and gorgeous decoration make this room the perfect space for spending time with the family (or it could easily be a peaceful retreat to enjoy a quiet evening).
Open the pretty wood door with intricate glazing and it’s into the heart of 143 Mill Lane, and boy does this heart pump. There is a sitting area with wood floors, fireplace with tiled hearth and spot lights. This is joined to the huge kitchen to create the open plan living we all crave. The kitchen has a great floating island with a reclaimed wood work surface, sink, hanging pendants and bar stools. The Smeg range oven and extractor fan sit in a brick alcove with oak mantle. There are endless cupboards, cream floor tiles and double oven with a plate warming shelf and microwave. There are high ceilings and a glass roof. You can imagine a TV cookery programme being filmed in here.
You may think this is the end of the downstairs space, but oh no. There is a utility room and pantry, a boot room and the smartest downstairs WC we have ever seen. Then there is a big reception room with bifold doors that looks out onto the garden. This stunning room has exposed brick work, white painted wooden floors, a built in desk and shelving and is large enough to be a dining room, a playroom, an office or all three. The room is flooded with light from the fantastic roof window.
The garden sweeps from the side of the house, around to the back, down two levels and beyond. Railway sleepers have been installed to make a great border. There is lots of decking for sitting out on during the summer, a shed for all the bikes and gardening tools and a brick outdoor kitchen with sink. What more do you want from a garden?