In a woodland glen at the end of a private road lies this magical English cottage, on a large, landscaped 24,000+ sq ft lot. You will immediately be charmed by the quaint exterior with its well-maintained wood roof, established ivy & clematis, and a spectacular giant Pacific Dogwood providing a gentle, dappled light over the large front lawn. Once you catch your breath after admiring the tree-sized rhododendron outside and step over the stone threshold, you’ll know you’ve entered a truly special home. Hand-hewn beams define the common spaces and are echoed in the built-in book cases and mantle above the brick fireplace; there are oak floors, a cosy reading nook, efficient hot water radiators, leaded casement windows, and charming latched doors. The spacious living/dining room is warm and inviting in every season where the light pours in from the west-facing front garden. An updated kitchen makes efficient use of space, with ample counters and ceiling-height custom cabinets. Each of the generous, light-filled bedrooms has a bathroom; the master ensuite has been attractively designed and appointed to be wheelchair accessible. You’ll also find a small office space which could easily be converted to a laundry room or third bathroom. A full height basement is ripe for development and opens into a garage/workshop area. A separate garage provides additional room for your collector MG. Don’t let the address fool you – this private oasis feels like you’ve been transported to the English countryside but is walking distance to all of Oak Bay’s amenities and schools.