Dever Cottage is a delightful attached period property which has been in the hands of the current owner for some 50 years. It enjoys a superb setting in Tyning, a small hamlet, with the security of neighbours whilst enjoying a rural feel which is enhanced by the glorious far reaching views enjoyed to the south and western aspects. The property has been the subject of continuous improvement including a sympathetic extension which was added just over 20 years ago. Internally the period charm has been successfully fused with modern convenience to produce a very comfortable period home with extensive use of traditional timbers and exposed stone work in the original part of the cottage.
On the ground floor, which is approached through an entrance porch with a flag stone floor, there is a well proportioned living room which has characterful exposed stone work and a traditional stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove. There is a separate dual aspect dining room from which stairs lead to the first floor. The kitchen has a part vaulted ceiling and is furnished with a range of bespoke fitted units and built in appliances. In addition there is a study area (which could be combined with the kitchen if a larger space were required) together with a well appointed bathroom. There are two separate staircases accessing the first floor where there are three bedrooms, two of which have characterful vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and are served by a well designed wet room.
On the outside the property is approached from Tyning over an area of highway which provides the opportunity to park a car and there is a gravelled courtyard area. The rear garden is a particular feature of the property being of good size and facing due south. It has a flagstone and gravelled terrace and a traditional well stocked cottage garden. The perfect compliment to the characterful accommodation.
Tyning is a pleasant hamlet on the western edge of Timsbury. The village lies 5 miles south of the Georgian City of Bath with its renowned range of educational and cultural facilities. The village itself has a basic range of amenities including a general stores, chemist, primary school, church, doctors surgery and public house. For those wishing to commute to the cities of Bristol and Bath, there is good road access.
In fuller detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):Ground Floor
- Entrance Porch
- Extensively glazed with hard wood framed windows and entrance door, flagstone floor, exposed stone wall.Living Room
- 6.56m x 3.69m (21'6" x 12'1") - A well proportioned room running the full width of the original cottage, it has part exposed stone walls and a traditional stone fireplace with timber bressummer beam and wood burning stove with flagged hearth. Fitted shelving and storage cupboard with attractive exposed timber work. Two night storage heaters, wall lights, two sash windows with window seats beneath overlooking the garden with southerly views. Glazed door toPorch
- Quarry tiled floor, vaulted ceiling, windows to side aspect and glazed door to outside.Dining Room
- 3.82m x 2.65m (12'6" x 8'8") - Double glazed windows to two aspects with widespread views. Multi pane door to rear garden, night storage heater, tiled floor, staircase rising to first floor with cupboard beneath.Kitchen
- 2.52m x 2.98m (to max) (8'3" x 9'9" (to max)) - Part vaulted ceiling, flagstone floor, panelled and tiled surrounds. Double glazed window to side aspect with views, electric panel heater. The kitchen is furnished with a range of bespoke fitted wall and floor units providing drawer and cupboard storage space with rolled edged worksurfaces. Inset one and a quarter bowl sink unit with mixer tap, built in four ring electric hob with extractor above and Neff oven beneath. Built in refrigerator and freezer.Study
- 3.61m to max x 1.62m to max (11'10" to max x 5'3" - Vaulted ceiling, flagstone floor, double glazed velux style window. Plumbing for automatic washing machine, fitted desk unit with open library shelving. Night storage heater. Lobby with staircase to first floor.Bathroom
- Vaulted ceiling with double glazed velux style window. White Heritage suite with chrome finished fittings comprising bath with mixer tap and over bath electric shower. Tiled surrounds, wash hand basin with mixer tap and wc with concealed cistern. Leaded coloured glazed window, night storage heater. Storage recess. Tiled floor.First Floor
- Bedroom One
- 3.80m x 3.60m (12'5" x 11'9") - Double glazed velux style window and exposed roof timbers. Access to roof space. Night storage heaters. Sash window with seat beneath and glorious rural views. Useful recess with hot water cylinder and storage space. Door to landing.Bedroom Two
- 3.68m x 2.62m (12'0" x 8'7") - Approached via a staircase leading from the study area. Vaulted beamed ceiling with high level storage shelving and recess, night storage heater, sash window with views and window seat beneath. Connecting door to bedroom one.Landing
- Approached by a separate staircase leading from the dining area. Double glazed window.Bedroom
- 2.63m x 2.30m plus door recess (8'7" x 7'6" plus d - Double glazed window to side aspect with superb far reaching views, access to roof space, deep storage cupboard (excluded from measurements).Wet Room
- Double glazed window with glorious views. Suite comprising, wc with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and floor drain with thermostatic shower. Heated towel rail, extractor fan.Outside
- As you approach the cottage there is a flag stone terrace while to one side is a gravel courtyard area and bin storage.Large South Facing Rear Garden
- circa 26m deep (circa 85'3" deep) - Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a flagstone and gravel terrace providing a secluded spot for outdoor entertaining, beyond which is a delightful traditional cottage garden laid to lawn with birch trees and borders richly stocked with shrubs and bushes. Timber garden shed and sunken pond. The garden adjoins fields and enjoys stunning views to the south and west.Tenure
- Freehold.Council Tax
- According to the Valuation Office Agency website, cti.voa.gov.uk the present Council Tax Band for the property is D. Please note that change of ownership is a 'relevant transaction' that can lead to the review of the existing council tax banding assessment.Agents Notes
- The property has mains water and electricity and a private draining system. The modern night storage heaters run on off peak Economy 7.
There is a further area of garden to the side of the cottage which does form part of the title but which the vendors have gardened and occupied for many years, similarly the parking space lies outside the freehold title. This additional garden area is subject to a public footpath which runs from the public highway through a style into the adjoining filed. Further details are available on request. Some items of furniture in the property may be available by separate negotiation.