Providing an integral part of the street scene of this particularly attractive North Cotswold village and being the result of a combination of two cottages in the distant past, this charismatic end terraced three storey, three bedroomed, Grade II listed traditional Cotswold cottage will be of certain appeal to those looking for a combination of old world charm with the contemporary refinements of modern day living.
The character of the property is manifest in the many exposed beams, pointed stone work, mullioned windows and the particularly interesting alignment of the accommodation forms a catacomb of rooms on the ground floor with a delightful aspect around every corner. There are two substantial working fireplaces to the front of the property and particularly effective breakfast room with a 9' high ceiling connecting to the kitchen with an expansive peninsular family room beyond. At first floor level there are three bedrooms and a newly installed shower room/w.c. with the main bathroom being on the second floor with a stunning four piece suite. Due to the infusion of character, individuality and the age of the property it can be forgiven for having limited head room in certain rooms and doorways which is more than made up for in the quality and refinements of the refurbishment.
Whilst the cottage can only further be described in superlatives, the 90' enclosed rear garden can only be hailed as beautiful and has been landscaped to allow for three separate sections culminating in a Zen style water garden and a well stocked gold fish pond. There is a well planted landscaped central area and an elevated patio suitable for al fresco dining or summer parties.
Star Cottage, in common with many other properties in the village, was at one time an Inn inviting travelers to relax during their journey through the Cotswolds. We would now invite you to do exactly the same as without internal inspection the property will never be fully appreciated.
Bourton on the Hill is positioned midway between the village of Blockley and the more traditional market town of Moreton in Marsh approximately two miles to the east with a wide range of shops and amenities and rail links to London Paddington. The village is serviced with one of the most popular eateries in the area in the Horse and Groom which is only 50 yards away at the top of the hill. There are also outstanding walks in the surrounding countryside which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Side Entrance Porch:
With small paned windows on three sides and quarry tiled floor.
5.05m (16ft 7in) x 4.37m (14ft 4in)
With travertine marble floor, substantial inglenook fireplace with antique oak lintel and canopied multi fuel cast iron stove, concealed lighting, exposed beams and batons to the ceiling, single radiator and an easterly facing small paned leaded window taking in the morning sun.
3.73m (12ft 3in) x 3.07m (10ft 1in)
With antique oak style flooring and cream granite work tops fitted to four sides with matching bread board, all over pinewood fronted bespoke units incorporating ten base units, inset 1 1/2 enamelled sink unit with brass swan necked mixer tap and single drainer, easterly aspect leaded paned window, inset spotlights to the ceiling and Bosch cooker hood over space for slot in gas cooker. Matching wall mounted oak cupboard, exposed beams to the ceiling and a double radiator.
3.66m (12ft 0in) x 1.83m (6ft 0in)
With matching Karndean flooring with three steps up from the kitchen and a lean to with triple glazing, sloping ceiling with back to back mullioned window. 11ft high ceiling and random painted stone wall and fitted spotlights.
3.48m (11ft 5in) x 1.14m (3ft 9in)
With stone floor, triple glazed corex ceiling, power and light installed.
Front Living Room:
5.36m (17ft 7in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) extending to 16'1"
With Cotswold stone fireplace with antique elm mantle and flue and grate for real fire. Stone hearth, large built in cupboard to one recess of chimney breast, double radiator, windows to the front and easy staircase rising to first floor, t.v. aerial point and separate front door currently unused.
3.12m (10ft 3in) x 2.18m (7ft 2in)
With secondary double glazed window facing south and a leaded paned double glazed window with westerly aspect and attractive outlook to the centre of Bourton on the Hill. Single radiator and a built in bookshelf.
Rear Inner Hallway:
Utility area with plumbing and space for dishwasher and Worcester combination boiler for instantaneous water and gas fired central heating. Cloaks area and four steps to rear sitting room.
Rear Sitting Room:
5.44m (17ft 10in) x 3.84m (12ft 7in)
With 9'9" high partially vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Penninsular room with westerly, northerly and easterly aspected windows with a particularly attractive view over the garden towards countryside. Slate floor, double radiator and built in window seat. Exposed stone support for timbers and built in display recess to the rear. Door to rear garden.
1.73m (5ft 8in) x 2.31m (7ft 7in)
Laminate worktop with double inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, three base cupboards, space and plumbing for automatic washer, three matching wall mounted cupboards, low flush w.c., built in extractor fan and large loft storage space, separate double meter cupboard.
First Floor Landing Area:
Galleried style landing with baton balustrade. Latch and brace door dividing the two parts of the landing.
With three piece suite in white, pedastal wash hand basin, low flush w.c. and separate shower cubicle with Grohe shower fitting and tiled surround, skylight window and back to back mullioned window. Electric towel radiator.
Front Bedroom 3:
3.58m (11ft 9in) x 3.12m (10ft 3in)
Single radiator, secondary double glazing, mullioned window with southerly aspect and elm sill.
Second Landing Area:
With single radiator and easy staircase to second floor+
Second Floor Family Bathroom:
3.43m (11ft 3in) x 3.17m (10ft 5in)
Dormer window with secondary double glazing, antique oak Karndean flooring and an attractive partial outlook towards countryside, four piece suite in white with low flush w.c., walk in shower cubicle with glazed door and screen with stone tiled walls, square shower rain head with built in extractor and hand held wall mounted shower spray. Inset spotlights to the ceiling, free standing roll top Clearwater bath, wall mounted wash hand basin with stone tiled splash back and illuminated dressing mirror. Ladder style heated towel rail radiator, large walk in airing cupboard with ample shelf storage.
Rear Bedroom 1:
3.3m (10ft 10in) x 3.84m (12ft 7in)
Corner pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, two wall mounted light points, double radiator, window seat with easterly aspect, secondary double glazed leaded paned window, access to loft area.
Front Bedroom 2:
4.19m (13ft 9in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) extending to 13'2"
With pedestal wash hand basin inside recess, southerly aspect, secondary double glazed mullioned window and single radiator. Built in understairs storage area with light.
Outside Front and Side:
A courtyard area with gates to both front and rear immediately adjacent to the entrance porch and wrought iron gates to the rear leading to blue slate covered pathway with outside water tap and light, a stoned flagged area with side entrance to rear sitting room.
27.43m (90ft 0in) x 7.62m (25ft 0in)
With blue slate chipping pathways, raised flower beds, elevated sun terrace and patio for al fresco dining. The second section of garden is particularly well developed and planted and attractively landscaped with random Cotswold stone wall and trellis with arboreal walkway with entrance to the water garden.
With square goldfish pond with separate pump, trellis surround and random Cotswold stone wall and seating area to take full advantage of the sun most of the day. Access to stone built garage store.
Stone Built Garage Store:
7.85m (25ft 9in) x 4.9m (16ft 1in)
With triple garage facility, power and light installed and access from the garage to an area which is shared by all the other cottages in the row and is an established but unallocated parking area which has the parking facility for this property for three vehicles although not on the deeds itself.
The property has its own private drainage system.