Spacious bungalow is 'nestled' in a quiet cul-de-sac
W HEN Kathryn Rushton came here 15 years ago she was downsizing but her previous home must have been pretty big because her one-floor home seems very spacious.
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac her two bedroom semi-detached bungalow at 8, Tissington Place, was one of the properties built in the first phase of the Meir Park development and which today is one of the sought after areas in the city.
During her time the bungalow has been expanded with the addition of a quite superb conservatory, the kitchen has been modernised and the garden landscaped with a patio but she says what she cherishes most about it is the "sense of security, the sense of being peaceful here."
In the last four years there has been some modernisation work done and the kitchen, bathroom and central heating boiler were all replaced or renewed around then.
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The kitchen is made lighter by pale coloured base and wall cupboards and looks as good as the day it was installed. There is space for all the usual appliances as well as an automatic washing machine.
Moving into a sort of central hallway what was once a front porch has been half bricked in with a window above to make a surprising and really very nice alcove. Moving the entrance to the side and creating this area is actually a much better design and adds a lot of character to what might otherwise have been dead space.
There is also storage and an airing cupboard here.
There are two bedrooms, the second is at the front and is a comfortable double and the main one is at the back.
This too has plenty of space, despite having big wardrobes in it, and it looks out into the conservatory adding yet more warmth and security. The bathroom has a modern three piece suite in white with a shower over the panelled bath.
The lounge is another large room, around 17 feet by 12, and sliding patio doors take you into the conservatory. This stretches more than 19 feet lengthways and is more than nine feet wide and is a very useful addition to the property. It obviously creates an extra room that I imagine will be useful if relatives or friends come to visit and you want somewhere other than the lounge to eat and it provides a perfect entry to the garden.
T his is a mix of lawn and a flagged patio area. When I visited last week the snow was falling hard but Kathryn says it is a very quiet garden to sit out in because of the lack of passing traffic and it will make a nice setting for a summer barbecue.
T he bungalow itself is splendid, in excellent condition, a lot of it very new and its main rooms are spacious. And then of course there is the location to consider. It is minutes at most from the A50 which places it ideally for anyone wanting to get into the city or go east towards Uttoxeter. There is a supermarket and other shops nearby and a good selection of schools in the area.
Kathryn acknowledges the importance of all those factors but comes back to her original point that this is a very calm home.
She says: "It feels peaceful and secure here, it is a friendly area and very quiet. It is a lovely place to live."