Attractive Grade II listed cottage situated in the heart of the pretty village of Musbury with enclosed gardens and parking.
May Cottage has origins, we believe, dating back to the 15th Century with later Victorian extensions. This charming, detached property has many character features associated with a property of this age including exposed timbers and beams, period fireplaces, flagstone floors and a particularly interesting wall painting with a ‘don’t worry’ style inscription on the living room wall which we believe is from the James 1st Bible. The property is tucked just off from the centre of the village on the Combpyne Road in a quiet lane within easy walking distance of the village amenities. The current vendor’s have sympathetically updated and improved the property which is now well presented in good order throughout. The property is entered via a wooden panelled door with ornate door furniture which opens into the living room with flagstone floors, window to the lane with window seat, part panelled walls with some exposed stone, beams and upright along with a deep fireplace with Villager wood burning stove and beam over. Formally, we believe the historic family and prayer room, this room features the unique biblical wall painting inscription as per the above.
A door within the panelled wall hides the staircase leading to the first floor and there is an understairs storage cupboard. A door and a handful of steps lead directly into the kitchen/breakfast room which in turn opens to the sitting room off to the left and dining room to the right. The kitchen is fully fitted out in a country kitchen style with matching base and wall units with exposed beams, oil fired Rayburn inset with beam over, additional space for slot-in cooker, space and plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and a deep shelved cupboard. A stable door leads out to the garden and a step leads up to the dining room which has a door to outside alongside painted exposed stone wall and tile effect flooring. The living room is a double aspect room with wooden flooring and deep fireplace with wood burner with back boiler.
The stairs lead to the first floor with window to half landing height and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and an access hatch to the loft with pull down wooden ladder and light. The double aspect master bedroom is extremely spacious with some panelled walling, window to side and front, wooden flooring and cast-iron decorative fireplace. Bedroom 2 is also a good-sized double, which has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, a range of matching fitted wardrobes with soft closing doors along the whole length of one wall, additional fitted shelved cupboard and a decorative cast-iron fireplace. Bedroom 3 is a single bedroom with panelled walling, wooden flooring, and fitted wardrobes. The bathroom is a white suite with panelled bath with shower mixer taps and additional shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and white painted floorboards. A driveway leads to the side of May Cottage with access to a parking area and driveway access to the rear garden. To the rear of the kitchen is a rear canopy porch with a gardener’s WC to one side. There is a sizeable, attached outhouse which houses the oil tank with windows to side and front with potential to create an office, gym or sunroom etc. The rear garden is fully enclosed, laid mainly to lawn with pretty flower borders with a large wooden storage shed. There is a natural stone patio area and pathway which links around the outbuilding and rear of the cottage.
Council Tax: We are advised that this property is in council tax band E. Tel: 01404 515616
Services: We are advised that there is mains water and electricity connected. There is gas to the area which could be connected, however heating is provided via woodburning boiler stove and oil fired rayburn.