Beautiful Early Victorian One Bed Cottage, availble in the Heart of Charlton Kings Village.
Michaelmas Cottage – Listed in the 1841 Census this early Victorian Cottage is set amongst a row of 13 cottages with views to the front across the very popular Royal Public House & Restaurant and St Marys Church. Positioned in the heart of Charlton Kings village, close to local shops, allotments, recreation grounds and a short walk to Timbercombe Woods.
On the approach to this cottage you instantly feel the quaintness as you stroll up the private path stretching passed the row of cottages until you reach the raised flower bed, a small patio area and porch of Michaelmas Cottage. Once inside, the porch area gives plenty of space for your walking boots, wellies and coats. You’re then greeted with the fabulous original oak cottage front door opening into the welcoming lounge with an open fireplace and marble hearth. Alcoves either side of the chimney gives ideal space for storage or a small desk. Through to the dining area and a smaller chimney, with built-in storge either side. An under stairs cupboard gives more storage space, with an open staircase leading to the first floor. Through to a single storey extension to the rear, home to a galley style kitchen with ample storage from both wall and base units, space for washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. From the Kitchen window you have views out to the rear garden, across a communal path (typical with a Victorian cottage). Outside, take a few steps up to your own retreat of a small lawned area where you can sit out on a summers evening with your G&T, or get your sausages sizzling on the BBQ. A garden shed gives additional storage for those garden essentials or bikes ready to explore the local countryside.
Upstairs, you’ll find the landing area with a large airing cupboard over the stairs. The double Bedroom with stunning views to the front across The Royals gardens to St Marys Church. The Bedroom also benefits from built-in wardrobe spaces either side of the chimney. Also, upstairs is a very spacious light and airy Bathroom, fitted with a white suite, consisting of a vanity unit with built-in basin, WC and large corner bath with Victorian style shower mixer tap.
The property benefits from gas central heating, with a recently installed boiler. Majority of the cottages have extended over the kitchen to create a second bedroom, and this one had planning approved in 2011 which has now expired.
Background To Chestnut Terrace – In 1701, John Prinn, a London Barrister bought Forden House and grounds from Giles Grevill, this was later renamed as Charlton Park. In 1742 William Prinn inherited Charlton Park. William planted a row of chestnut trees on the estate along a path from what is now Newcourt Road up to Horsefair Street. This path was named Chestnut Walk. At the end of this walk a row of cottages were built and named Chestnut Row, now named Chestnut Terrace.
Porch – 1.20m x 1.20m (3’11” x 3’11”) – Pretty porch, space for coats and shoes. Original latch and brace oak door into the Lounge.
Lounge/Dining – 3.65m x 5.30 (11’11” x 17’4″) – Quaint cosy Lounge with original storage cupboards, fireplace (not in current use) Window to front aspect and latch and brace door to the Kitchen. Stairs leading to first floor with storage cupboard under.
Kitchen – 3.45m x 1.87m (11’3″ x 6’1″) – Typical of this period, cottage Kitchen with Stable door to the Garden. Storage units, sink with window overlooking the Garden, space for fridge/freezer, space for cooker.
Bedroom – 3.30m x 3.12m (10’9″ x 10’2″) – Spacious Bedroom with two built in cupboards, window with views to the front aspect.
Bathroom – 2.00m x 2.14m (6’6″ x 7’0″) – A bright and good size Bathroom, corner bath with shower over, vanity unit with built in basin, WC window to rear aspect.
Landing – Large cupboard housing the combination boiler, window to rear aspect.
Garden – Garden is accessed via a small historical pathway which runs along the rear of the cottages, pretty steps take you to your own private little Garden with a large store shed.