Orchard Cottage is an intriguing home with a fascinating history, believed to date back to the early 1800 s or possibly earlier. It was later gentrified in the mid 19th Century from a pair of cottages and significantly extended with various additions, the most recent being a large double glazed conservatory in 1994. To the side is a former stable that has also been extended to form a garage with an adjoining office, reputed, to have been used as a doctor s surgery by a former owner. The property retains a wealth of character but is in need of extensive renovation. The crested clay tiled entrance porch with its oak door adorned with heavy wrought iron furniture sets the scene. The 30 drawing room is an impressive triple aspect room retaining its wide plank chestnut floor, ceiling beams and open fireplace. A pair of glazed doors lead into an anti-room that opens onto the front courtyard and into the office area and cloakroom. To the right hand side of the central staircase are the dining room, kitchen, scullery, utility and a large conservatory. To the first floor are three double bedrooms, each with its own character and a large bathroom. Council Tax Band: G
- Detached period home requiring renovation
- 3 Double bedrooms
- 2 Reception rooms + Conservatory and anti-rooms
- Garage and courtyard
- Large mature southerly facing gardens
- Office annex
- Quite cul-de-sac within village setting
Garden and Exterior
The gardens are an outstanding feature with the main body of the garden to the side extending to approximately 100 enjoying a southwesterly aspect and a good degree of privacy. It is evident that a keen gardener laid them out, as they are stocked with variety of specimen shrubs, including tree peonies, camellia and magnolia. To the rear is a brick shed and a gate out to Hetherington Road behind.
Orchard Cottage is situated at the foot of a small quiet cul-de-sac within the pretty village of Charlton that retains its friendly community, a traditional village pub that is reputed to be the oldest in Middlesex dating back to 1150. Shepperton village with its traditional bustling High Street and station are within a 1.3 miles walk or a 2.3 miles drive. For the motorist, junction 1, M3 and the A316 to London are within 1.8 miles and junction 11 of the M25 is 4.7 miles. Heathrow airport is only 8 miles away and there are major shopping centres at Staines upon Thames and Kingston upon Thames.