White Cottage is over four hundred years old; a period home made up of three former cottages, which is now a wonderfully spacious family home in the historic village of Polebrook. This village lies just three miles to the east of the market town of Oundle, which provides many independent shops and restaurants. The picturesque village of Polebrook benefits from a church, primary school and thriving public house. Its name refers to 'the brook in the pocket of hills', and the water pump on the village green still provides a flow of fresh spring water! Polebrook boasts many houses of massive stone walls and some of the finest Northamptonshire chimneys.
Stamford and Peterborough are both a short drive away and offer further shopping, leisure facilities and train links to central London in under an hour. Stamford, Oundle and Peterborough all offer a wide range of schooling for all ages, both state and independent.
The front door leads into a spaciously tiled hallway. Original cottage-style ledge and brace doors, with ironwork latches, open into the reception rooms. A beautiful oak dog-leg staircase rises to the first floor and has built-in storage under stairs. The hallway is light and bright with windows to the front overlooking the pretty lane. At the end of the hall is an area for coats and shoes near the back door, which leads to the rear garden beyond. To one side of the hallway is the dining room, where an open red-brick hearth, with wood-burner, complements the character of the large solid beams.
This generously proportioned room, has a wood-burner in a large brick hearth. The room has previously been extended to nearly eight metres in length, and boasts views over the glorious back garden from six large windows and patio doors.
Two steps up from the hallway is the vast kitchen/diner/ family room. Patio doors open onto the rear garden and the room is framed at each end by a red-brick hearth; one housing a wood-burner, the other a large cooking range with six burners. There is an integrated dishwasher and space for a large fridge/freezer. A double white ceramic sink is beneath one of the many windows. To the front of the property Shaker-style cream units offer ample storage, and beech effect worktops provide plenty of space for the aspiring cook. There is an attractive window seat, and generous space for dining and relaxing.
This useful room, with further units for extra storage, has a stainless steel sink with drainer, space for a washing machine and dryer, and the boiler. There is a door to the rear garden.
This long, dramatic room to the front of the property, is a versatile reception room and could be used as a further living room. A wooden floor and character beams give the room atmosphere and the wood-burner adds a cosy feel.
The white, Victorian-style, low-level WC and pedestal hand basin are in keeping with the cottage.
To the far end of the cottage is a versatile room that could make an ideal home office or a snug.
The generously sized master bedroom offers two double built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle, hand basin and low-level WC. The brace and ledge doors with latches continue throughout the upstairs, as do the the solid beams. This stunning room has three windows overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond.
A large double room with triple aspect windows provide views across the village and countryside. The en-suite has a shower cubicle, white hand basin and low-level WC.
A double room with two windows to the front elevation.
A light, bright double bedroom overlooking the rear garden.
A light, neutrally coloured suite comprising bath, hand basin and low level WC, are set against tongue and groove panelling, which is in keeping with the cottage style.
Another double room with a window to the rear garden.
A single room to the front of the property, which would make an ideal nursery or office and is directly opposite the master suite. All the bedrooms are neutrally decorated.
The plot is approximately a third of an acre in size, and offers a great deal of privacy. A double width gravel driveway to the side of the property provides parking for multiple vehicles.
There are two outbuildings to the side of the cottage, which have several doors. There is a generously paved area for seating, and borders with shrubs and flowers frame the large lawn.
There is a summerhouse to the rear of the garden, which borders fields and beautiful countryside.
This beautifully appointed country home has double glazed windows throughout and oil fired central heating, but original features appear to many rooms adding character and charm.
The garage is more than a double car's length, and more than a double car's width, and has power and lighting. It offers potential to extend into an annex.
This exceptional home offers space for family, work and guests in an enviable village location. The owners can enjoy a large, secluded garden surrounded by beautiful countryside.
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