This charming detached cottage is Grade II listed, with a thatched roof to the original building. It has been sympathetically extended and restored to offer two bedrooms one with large dressing room, two reception rooms, a modern kitchen and bathroom, utility room, cloakroom and a study with an attic that can be used for storage only. The property has been completely refurbished to include secondary double glazing, new carpeting, and oil-fired central heating, while retaining the original beams, ledge and brace doors, and flagstone flooring. The large garden overlooks the grounds of Wadenhoe House.
Wadenhoe is a quiet Northamptonshire village, surrounded by countryside, yet only five miles from the shops and amenities in the market towns of Oundle and Thrapston. The A14 dual-carriageway can be joined at Thrapston, while Corby and Kettering, within a 15-mile radius, provide good rail links. Wadenhoe’s newly re-furbished King’s Head public house offers a restaurant and tearooms. Wadenhoe is regarded as one of the prettiest settlements in Northamptonshire, and walkers enjoy the Nene Way and Lyvedon Way, which pass through the village.
The house sits on a large plot, so it would be helpful if the occupier enjoys gardening, in order to maintain the sizeable walled grounds of this charming property. An original wishing well and an abundance of mature shrubs and trees have been planted alongside a small decked area, perfect for al fresco dining. In addition, there is an enclosed side garden.
The entrance lobby is entered via a wooden, lockable latch door, with flagstone flooring, an exposed stone wall, beamed ceilings, and a window seat under the window to the front of the building. From the hallway there are doors to the living room, utility and study, and stairs rise to the first floor.
An impressive Inglenook fireplace, stone walls, flagstone floor and beamed ceilings feature in this cosy living room. Window seats nestle under the two windows looking out onto the front garden.
Stepping up from the living room is the bright dining room, which has dual aspect windows, stone walls and a feature fireplace. A vinyl wood-effect floor covers the steps up to the kitchen.
This is a generously sized room, with sufficient space for a small dining table, and benefitting from a good range of cream, wooden units, complemented by woodblock worksurfaces. There is an extractor hood with space for a cooker below, as well as plumbing and space for a washing machine, and a co-ordinated cream sink unit with a traditional style brass tap. Light floods in from the half-glazed stable door, which opens onto the rear courtyard with a window to the side.
A useful room with vinyl floor covering and a stainless-steel sink with cupboard below. One door leads to the courtyard and another to the cloakroom.
This bright, downstairs cloakroom has a wash hand basin, low-level WC, and an opaque? window to the rear of the property.
Accessed from the main entrance lobby, this room is currently being used as a study, and has exposed beams and a window to the front aspect.
A wide staircase rises to the first-floor landing with ceiling spotlights and a window, with a deep sill, giving lovely views over the rooftops.
The impressive master bedroom has exposed beams, and a window at the front of the house with a deep sill.
Up a step from the master bedroom is the dressing room which is built under the eaves with plenty of hanging space.
Another bright double bedroom which has a window overlooking the side aspect.
The generously sized bathroom, with its white suite, comprises a corner bath, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit, low-level WC, and separate tiled shower cubicle with a fitted Mira Sprint shower. In addition, there is a heated towel rail, an extractor fan and wood effect vinyl flooring. Overlooking the rear garden is a deep sill window.
On the landing is a door and narrow staircase up to the expansive loft, which gives ample room for storage. This is not a room that can be used for anything other than storage.
The walled garden has a variety of mature shrubs and trees, as well as features including a wishing well, a climbing rose over the main entrance door and decking for outdoor dining and relaxing. A patio lies at the back of the house along with a gravelled courtyard. The oil tank is also situated here, and a further enclosed area is to be found at the side of the cottage, which has a plethora of mature screening trees.
Like many of the houses in the village, this lovely cottage is owned by The Wadenhoe Trust, which is committed to upgrading its properties to meet the requirements of modern life while preserving their historic character. There has been a settlement in Wadenhoe for at least 800 years and the village boasts many listed buildings, including the 17th century thatched public house. The 13th century church of St Michael and All Angels sits in a prominent position on a hill.
The property is available now and offered as unfurnished. Viewing of this idyllic property is recommended.
Note: sewage services are charged separately and in addition to water rates.
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