The Dutch Cottage
Situated in the small hamlet of Kelfield, The Dutch Cottage is an inspiring example of Dutch architecture dating back to 1689. This architecturally interesting property represents not only an opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored five bedroomed property but a part of the regions history.
It is immediately apparent how special this home is from the first glimpse from the road side with the distinctive design of the gable ends drawing attention yet not looking out of place in this English river side hamlet. The careful use of natural woods and feature brick work fireplaces have been carefully incorporated during the restoration by the current owners alongside the retention of a three quarter height door which adds charm from a bygone age. The rear patio provides stunning views over a landscaped garden which flows down to the river side from a raised bank. The outside is an idyllic setting to appreciate most during the summer months.
Accommodation is arranged over three floors with a dual aspect lounge being open plan to a formal dining room and a bespoke solid wood fitted kitchen enjoys a triple aspect. To the first floor a master bedroom has an en suite shower room and a further three bedrooms are served by both a family bathroom and separate WC. A staircase leads to the second floor which is divided into two areas creating a fifth bedroom and a large space lending itself to a variety of uses such as a studio or a teenage retreat having ample room to create a sitting room with study area with a stunning view across the river Trent to Laughton forest.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with a split level sandstone paved patio area with semi-circular stone supporting wall, stone flag and cobble walkways. Solid pitch pine and kwila timber double gates provide access from the road to a gravelled driveway with matching turning area and a brick walled border. The gravel entrance driveway leads onto an additional stone flagged area to a brick built garage, with feature timber insets of traditional style, double hardwood timber doors and a clay pantile roof; the garage has additional loft storage area. To the side of the drive is a large covered seating area with brick pillar supports and slate roofing. The driveway/patio areas open to a substantial lawned formal garden with feature floral areas, shrub beds, apple tree, maturing Oak tree and large conifer hedge. The lawned area extends beyond the garden to the river bank where there is additional garden space with three mature Weeping Willow trees. To the side of the property is a small outbuilding with slate tiled roof. Second personal gate leads to the front of the property.