An Absolutely Stunning One Bedroom Mid Terrace Cottage Positioned Directly Above The Staffs-Worcs Canal With Breathtaking Views Over The Canal And Surrounding Countryside From Contemporary Full Width Glazed Panels Opening From The Rear Of The Lounge On To A Fabulous Glass- Decked Balcony.
* Kitchen With Fitted Appliances
* Open Plan Living Room
* Double Bedroom With Fitted Wardrobes
* 13' En-Suite Bathroom
* This One Really Must Be Seen!
(11'3" x 6'5") - (3.43m x 1.96m)
(12'11" x 13'10" (max)/ 11'9" (min)) - (3.94m x 4.22m (max)/ 3.58m (min))
(14'8" (max) x 10'10" (max)) - (4.47m (max) x 3.30m (max))
(13'9" x 3'9" (min)/ 5'3" (max)) - (4.19m x 1.14m (min)/ 1.60m (max))
WOW! The views from this delightful and utterly unique cottage in the heart of Cookley village can only be described as stunning, with a fabulous vista to the rear overlooking (and overhanging) the Staffs/Worcs canal with views across water meadows and the River Stour in the direction of Caunsall.
Ideal for a single person or couple, this fabulous property could be described as the ultimate bachelor pad or downsize destination. Viewing is essential.
The property had originally been upgraded, re-planned and improved by the previous owner in 2015 with a two storey rear extension and comprehensive renewal of virtually the entire fabric of the original cottage which dates from 1887.
Briefly those improvements included full replacement upvc double glazing, insulated floors with underfloor heating, re-plastering, re-wiring, new roof, new kitchen and bathroom.
The present owner has further reconfigured the living space, creating a split-level open plan kitchen and living room arrangement which lets through plenty of light and captures - from the instant you walk through the front door - a truly breathtaking view to the rear by virtue of newly added full width double glazed panels.
These are of a slim frame contemporary design with each individual panel sliding and rotating through 90 degrees to provide an attractive and practical solution which takes the idea of bi-fold doors, and improves on that concept.
The kitchen has a range of cream wall and base cabinets with stainless steel electric oven, five ring gas hob, canopy hood and fridge plus space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. The cream cabinets are complemented by black work surfaces incorporating a sink bowl with tiled splashbacks and tiled flooring leading through from the kitchen via a split level step down to the lounge area, which has a couple of useful built-in cabinets plus glass display shelving.
To the first floor there is an excellent double bedroom with two windows enjoying far reaching views to the rear, whilst a recessed wall alcove provides space suitable for a flat screen tv. In addition there is a range of in-built wardrobes with sliding panelled doors and an in-built airing cupboard housing the gas fired boiler. A ceiling hatch provides a drop-down ladder providing access to the loft storage space.
The bedroom gives way to a surprisingly well proportioned en-suite bathroom, measuring over 13' in length and equipped with a panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, low level wc, chrome heated towel rail and cubicle with mixer shower.
Outside, the lounge glazed doors lead out to a weatherproof and mould-resistant synthetic wood-effect decked balcony with glass balustrading, below which the inaccessible ground belonging to the cottage slopes steeply down to the canal. The view from here are magnificent.
Both sides of the decked area are enclosed by substantial timber gates which historically provided a right of way for all cottages in the terrace to gain access from Bridge Road to the rear of their properties. It is understood that this right of access has more recently been extinguished, so the decked area will now remain entirely private.
The property is situated only yards away from the centre of the village which boasts on excellent range of amenities to include late night convenience store, village inns, fast food takeaways, doctors surgery, church, primary school and an excellent village hall & social club with playing fields which run down to the canal side.
Wyre Forest District Council, the property currently being rated as Band 'A'*
* improvements have been made to the property that might result in the Council Tax band changing if a relevant transaction takes place, for example, if the property is sold.
Allan Morris Estate Agents