Ralph reviews a mid terrace cottage in Farndon
Have you been excited by the long-awaited football World Cup? I have been spending the week alternating between my England and Wales football strips (well I do live JUST over the border into North Wales!) and practicing my penalties in the garden, all ready for the crucial match today. To be honest, in between my Autumn snoozes and my football practice, I have had very little time for work and informed the team in the Monday morning meeting that I was delegating most tasks to them – most, not all tasks. I somehow always seem to find the time for my Ralph’s Reviews!
Early this week saw me heading to the charming village of Farndon to cast my expert eye over a mid terrace period cottage. On the morning in question I set off with a jaunty step down Farndon High street, waving greetings to the local residents and shopkeepers but with my nose firmly to the ground, always on the hunt for a half-eaten sausage or a discarded piece of bacon. Sadly, my luck wasn’t in that day and I arrived outside 2 Deva Terrace empty-pawed. However, any fleeting disappointment I may have felt faded away as I gazed up at what can only be described as a thoroughly endearing English village cottage. A small lawned front garden sat next to stone steps which led me up to the front door.
Wiping my paws thoroughly in the entrance porch I then stepped into the sitting room and immediately felt at home. Despite it being a rather grizzly autumn day, the room felt light and welcoming. I pottered around, inspecting each and every corner of the room, nodding with obligatory approval at the open fireplace – that is always a great big tick in a pug’s property checklist. Through double doors at the back of the room I found the kitchen. This is a really good size which is another big tick in my book – I find that the more space you have to get under a human’s feet in the kitchen, the more likely you are to be the recipient of unauthorised titbits – a piece of ham dropped here, a morsel of chicken misplaced there…. Beyond the kitchen there is a lean-to conservatory. This would work perfectly as an art studio – I have recently taken up still life drawing. So far I have painted a plate of bonios, a dish of sausages and a slice of beef as subjects for my art. Well, it would be rude not to eat them afterwards wouldn’t it?!
I headed back into the sitting room and bounded up the stairs to the upper storey. There I found a spacious master bedroom complete with a range of fitted wardrobes, another bedroom and a bathroom. This charming cottage, I mused to myself, would be just perfect for a single person or couple. With that thought in mind, I trotted back down the stairs and headed outside to explore the back garden. What I found was a larger than average garden, fully fenced so that it is nice and private.
My lasting impression of 2 Deva Terrace is that of a traditional village cottage, one that sits in a beautiful position in a sought-after village. In addition, it is a property which is just bursting for someone to make their mark on it. So if you are looking for a quaint village property that you can mould to suit your personality then 2 Deva Terrace could fit the bill. If you would like to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact myself or one of my team on 01244 322322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time
Love Ralph X