THE CUTEST COTTAGE – noir by david cliff - When you think cute cottage you’ll basically be thinking of this home, cute, quirky and cosy.
Here we go again I hear you say.....Swallowfield, Dave`s favourite place, and you`d be right, and you won`t find me apologising for it any time soon.
I`ve been in and around this wonderful village for 35 years plus and still have family and great friends living here, all of which still consider themselves very fortunate. The village itself has grown over the years but in a very good way. Unlike many you still have the village shop, excellent doctor`s surgery and pub. Some wonderful country walks, local schooling and a short bus ride or car journey to M4, M3, Reading and Wokingham town centres.
So, 2 The Street, just pulling into the village and then into the parking space here you see the sleeper edged space, picket fence and cute pitch above the front door surrounded by an established and well kept Forsythia
Walking inside through the very tastefully painted front door the stripped floors say it all, looking right you spot the open fire with wood surround and can see how cosy this could be whilst also feeling really light and bright on a sunny day. Wandering through into the kitchen/ dining room the floor changes to an equally cool black and white chequered. This is a true feel of a cottage kitchen and we love it, the painted brickwork is a real feature along with the butler sink and wooden worktops. You have room here for breakfast table and chairs so whilst cute and cottagey there is still room.
The rear lobby then gives some more room to breathe and storage with access out into the established cottage style gardens. The shower room has been beautifully done with quite contemporary brick formation tiling, corner shower but then a very period style sink and pedestal that goes together really well.
Moving upstairs you have some fantastic high ceilings and two lovely double bedrooms, both with stripped wood floors adding to the feel, the shaped ceilings are again features and add that little something. The master bedroom is particularly good, square in shape so really easy to furnish and with a beautiful feature fireplace but to be fair bedroom two is also lovely and looks out to the gardens.
Talking of gardens, they really are part of this home. As you look you see more and more details and touches that catch your eye. Established planting, woven fence/trellis work and little seating areas make this so much more interesting than many gardens and are without doubt a big plus, you also have the practicalities of a garden shed nicely tucked away.
This really is a beautiful cottage with so much going for it and gives someone the chance to experience this wonderful village at a really affordable level, these homes don’t come up often so don’t miss out !!