Set in a wonderfully verdant garden, on a quiet rural road, is Snug, a quintessential Chewton cottage built in 1896. The main house has four separate living areas, three bedrooms, a conservatory and family bathroom. Beautiful timber floors reflect the natural light that floods in through the many decorative windows and French doors. Leadlight and sidelights feature in the windows and frame the garden beyond. Some rooms feature cove ceilings while others have lining boards.
The master bedroom has French doors out to its own verandah running along the side of the home. A second bedroom is downstairs and features windows on three sides and a walk in robe. The third smaller bedroom looks out to the front verandah. The family bathroom features a deep cast iron bath, separate shower and composting worm system toilet.
A woodbox warms the large lounge room that runs through the centre of the home. Doors lead out to the glazed conservatory that overlooks the property. A cosy sitting room comes off the kitchen with its own open fireplace and access to the front verandah. Here you can see photos of the original inhabitants of the home.
Timber cupboards and benches line the lovely farmhouse kitchen with double dishdrawers and ILve range looking out to the rear verandah with its fishponds and tranquil fountain running down the exposed boulders of the hand mined reef, where you can see miners pick marks in the rock face. Adjacent is the dining area with its own garden views that catches the morning sun.
The Billiard Room.
A spacious 7 x 5 m room with a concrete floor, this has had the walls insulated, been rewired and is ready to use as extra accommodation or a wonderful studio.
An original one-room timber cottage was relocated many years ago and combined with an additional newer section to become an exquisite building with a woodheater, cove ceilings, French doors and leadlight windows. A perfect creative space, or a romantic extra bedroom, this charming building can serve many purposes.
There is also a solar hws, cubby house with spiral staircase, wood shed with second w.c., a workshop and tool shed, stables and a chook run, all set in the wonderful garden with winding paths and unexpected vistas. With plenty of room for a pony, the property comprises three allotments combined as one parcel of approx 1.6 acres or 6700sqm but there is the possibility of future separation into two building allotments and the current residential portion (STCA).