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Sitch Cottage

Astley Cross


About the property

This charming country cottage is in the most idyllic rural location set in around 1-acre of grounds with panoramic views of rolling countryside.
Property Snapshot
  • Rural location
  • Stunning views
  • Driveway parking
  • 1-acre of grounds
  • Cottage gardens
  • Paddock
  • Period features
  • Cloakroom
  • Garden room

This lovely home is tucked away at the end of a lane with just one neighbour for company. The superb accommodation within includes three reception rooms, a cloakroom/WC, a kitchen and an adjoining garden room with scope to knock through. The first floor currently comprises a spacious bathroom, three bedrooms, two of which are doubles and a large adjoining landing which is ideal for reconfiguration. Outside, there are wonderful mature cottage gardens giving way to a paddock/meadow.

Sitch Cottage is the most charming country cottage with some delightful period features in the original part of the building including an Inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. The interior has a welcoming light and airy feel with plenty of scope for general modernisation which offers great potential to adapt the existing layout or to enlarge the footprint further (subject to planning permission).

The property is approached by an unadopted no-through road leading from Pearl Lane and culminating with Sitch Cottage and just one other property after approximately 250 yards. Sitch Cottage stands behind a large driveway which can cater for multiple vehicles including caravans, motorhomes and the like and offers plenty of scope to erect garaging (STPP).

From the driveway an enclosed porch opens into a welcoming hallway with exposed beams, two radiators, stairs to the first floor and doors to the ground floor accommodation. The characterful sitting room has exposed timbers, a fantastic Inglenook fireplace, wall lights and dual aspect double-glazed windows with far reaching views across the neighbouring countryside. The bay-fronted dining room is a good size and has decorative ceiling beams, whilst the cosy snug is ideal for use as a third reception room or office with exposed timbers, wall lights and double-glazed window to the rear with great views.

The light and airy kitchen features an adjoining garden room extension offering scope to knock through and make open plan if desired. The kitchen has matching wall and base units, an oven and hob with an extractor above, a floor-mounted boiler, work surfaces with inset sink and drainer, an integrated dishwasher, a double-glazed window to the side and a door to the garden room. The garden room has useful built-in storage, double-glazed windows to the rear with lovely views and a door to the garden. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor.

The first-floor landing has access to the bathroom, bedrooms and a large inner landing /dressing area. The impressive main bedroom is incredibly spacious and comprises fitted wardrobes to one wall, wall lights, dual aspect windows and a useful bay which is ideal for use as a seating or dressing area. Bedroom two is also a spacious double room with a lovely cottagey feel with exposed timbers, fitted wardrobes and double-glazed windows with stunning views. Bedroom three, with its exposed timbers and pretty views, would make an ideal study or nursery and could even be enlarged by opening out onto the inner landing area. The inner landing has an airing cupboard and useful storage cupboards. The large bathroom has fantastic views and includes a panelled bath, shower cubicle, built-in storage and a low-level WC.

The gardens and adjoining meadow/paddock are truly beautiful, blending seamlessly with the surrounding countryside which borders the property on several sides and affords the grounds with an air of seclusion and tranquillity. Equating to nearly 1-acre this amazing outside space will no doubt be hugely attractive to keen gardeners and those wanting to keep animals. The cottage gardens are a testament to the owners love of this space having been beautifully laid out and planted and comprising a stone paved patio, many flower beds packed with pretty perennials, a large lawn interspersed with mature plants and trees including a mighty oak, buddleia and beautifully shaped Bramley apple tree. There is also a covered well, a pergola with mature vine, a large wooden shed and a useful paved side area with brick and glass greenhouse.

A gate at the bottom of the garden leads to the paddock/meadow which has been left very natural and is enclosed by mature hedging and low-level fencing.

Agents Notes
The property features an oil-fired central heating system with floor-mounted boiler and radiators throughout.

Drainage for the property is via a septic tank. The sellers inform us that they are in the process of replacing the septic tank so it will meet the current obligations. They are hoping this upgrade will be completed before the end of 2021.

The seller considers the track that provides access from Pearl Lane is likely to be an unadopted roadway.

Agents Note
We commonly receive referral fees from specialist service partners - an outline of these can be found here: and are reviewed annually in line with our financial year to identify any changes in average fee received.

01384 370 232

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