This charming three bedroomed detached cottage is set in a lovely rural location in the Northamptonshire village of Woodnewton yet within easy reach of the shops and amenities in the market town of Oundle. Originally two early 19th century cottages, the building has been beautifully extended and restored by the current owners to provide versatile and spacious accommodation, with Travertine stone flooring, oil-fired central heating and underfloor heating, oak ledge brace doors and a south-facing rear garden. An internal inspection is necessary to appreciate all that Barfield Cottage has to offer.
With Travertine stone flooring and down-lighters, the expansive bright hallway is open plan to the dining area and kitchen, and has doors to the lounge and wet room, and a window and doorway into the snug.
With access through doorways from both the kitchen and the hallway, this cosy, carpeted room has an exposed brick fireplace housing a multi-fuel burner, exposed ceiling beams, window to the side and staircase rising to the first floor. Features of the original cottage have been retained to make this a characterful room – the window to the hallway, an alcove with stone sink and a little glazed window to the front of the property.
The dining area is a lovely light space with Travertine stone flooring, triple bi-fold doors to the garden and a double-height ceiling with two Velux-style windows. The kitchen has a large centre island with feature lights over, Travertine stone flooring and splashbacks, double doors to pantry, a range of built-in cupboards and drawers, feature wall-hung display unit, black granite worktops, integral dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine, two-ring double-oven Aga set in a Travertine tiled alcove, space for a fridge freezer, downlighters, Butler sink, consumer unit, cupboard housing electricity meter, and an original small glazed window to the front aspect.
A comfortable carpeted room, with down-lighters and window overlooking the rear garden.
With Travertine stone flooring, the wet room has a fully-tiled shower area with waterfall shower head and separate hand-held unit, sink set in a vanity unit with splash-back, low-level WC, traditional heated towel rail, down-lighters and glazed window to the garden.
A dog-leg, carpeted staircase with window to the front and feature light fitting rises to the first-floor landing where there is loft access and a large airing cupboard housing the Warmflow oil combi-boiler.
This very generous carpeted master bedroom is a lovely light room with a window overlooking the rear garden, down lighters and triple built-in wardrobes with shelving to the side.
Another good-size carpeted double room with triple, built-in wardrobes, down-lighters and a window overlooking the rear garden.
A carpeted single room with window to the side aspect and an alcove providing hanging space.
With carpet and down-lighters and a large Velux-type window, this is a versatile walk-through area between the landing and the master bedroom makes a perfect study area.
A spacious room with contemporary freestanding roll-top bath, fully-tiled corner shower enclosure, Travertine stone flooring, glazed window to the side, tall heated towel rail, square sink set in a vanity unit with chrome fittings, low-level WC, down-lighters and loft access.
From the front of the property, a path leads through a gate to the main door with outside light at the side of the cottage and proceeds towards gated access to the rear garden. there is no driveway parking with Barfield Cottage, the current owners park on Orchard Lane.
The attractive rear garden is south facing and has a large patio with wall lighting, a laid to lawn area, two outbuildings and an oil tank.
There have been Barfields in Woodnewton since 1826 when Samuel Barfield arrived to take over as landlord of the Swan Public House, now called The White Swan. The village is only five miles from the shops, restaurants and schools in the pretty market town of Oundle and there is easy access to the road network at the A45, A14 and A1 and to rail links at Corby (12 miles) and Peterborough (15 miles).
Woodnewton is home to Clown Fest, a fundraising operation inspired by Coco the Clown, Nikolai Polakvos, who retired to Woodnewton in 1973 and is buried in the graveyard of St Mary’s parish church. Clown Fest helped to raise the money to pay for the building of the village hall, which was opened by Norman Wisdom on 17th October 1992.
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