LOCATION: Calbourne


PRICE: £425,000

AGENT: Fine and Country

TEL: 520000

Unique selling point: What appears to be a quaint little cottage will surprise potential buyers with bags of space and well thought-out accommodation in the heart of the country.

When a property is described as having the wow factor, you can expect one element that really stands out. Perhaps Bay Tree Cottage, in School Lane, Calbourne, would be best described as having the "wows" factor instead, as there are so many impressive features.

As you step through the front door of this pretty detached cottage, you can go left, to the large, 20ft lounge, which spans the full depth of the property or right, to the attractive kitchen diner.

Having been built around ten years ago, everything is beautifully presented, in a contemporary style. The kitchen features eye-catching mosaic tiles and dark wall and floor units, with contrasting woodblock worktops.

The wood flooring creates a homely feel, which is echoed in the lounge, with the same flooring and a cosy woodburner, where there's a clever area for wood storage underneath. This triple aspect room has an abundance of natural light and features double doors out to the patio, which wraps around the rear of the cottage.

Families will be glad of the good size garden and the opportunity to grow vegetables in the raised beds, plus there's a real treat beyond, with a private gateway out to the large playing field behind. It's ideal for walking the dog, or having a kickabout with the kids. Dog walkers will certainly appreciate this rural setting, with superb countryside to explore close by, including picturesque Winkle Street.

Muddy boots and shoes can be dealt with in the separate utility room, which is reached via the kitchen diner or, more conveniently, through the stable door to the rear of the property. There is also a handy downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs, the accommodation reveals three double bedrooms, as well as a contemporary family bathroom, with bath and separate shower cubicle. The wow factor on this floor is the generous master bedroom, which mirrors the length of the 20ft lounge. Again, there are triple aspect windows and the bonus of an ensuite shower room with WC.