This beautiful 1850's Ontario Cottage is an absolute gem. Its many historical features - original windows, wood flooring, woodwork, 10 ft. ceilings have been maintained, yet it has been beautifully updated for modern living. It is ideally located close to the Avon River, T. J. Dolan hiking trail, downtown Stratford's unique shops and restaurants. Off the front foyer is a den/office with gas fireplace, 9 ft. bookcases and a southern facing window with California shutters. The foyer leads to the spacious living room, a second gas fireplace and large window with California shutters. The central living area opens into adjacent rooms including a cozy dining room also with a southern facing window with California shutters and a cozy bedroom with a closet and large westerly window. You will be impressed by the kitchen with bright lighting, granite countertops and a large island. The back of the home houses the master bedroom and large bathroom with a porcelain finished clawfoot tub and shower. The kitchen leads to a laundry room/ pantry / mudroom combination with closet cabinetry. Beyond is an unfinished storage room opens to a large deck and back yard. The exterior walk from the street follows a side flagstone pathway leading to the flagstone patio, and onward to the deck, garden storage room, fenced in yard with mature stunning perennial gardens and trees. The house has a steel roof, 4 yr. old furnace, sump pump, water alarm system and water system that was treated Jan. 2022.