Poppy Cottage is an extended, two-hundred-year-old, three bedroomed, end of terrace, stone cottage, with off road parking, a garden office/yoga studio, a landscaped garden, new hardwood windows and doors to the front, as well as a new bathroom and kitchen.
This property is in superb condition throughout, with a fabulous first floor extension to create an impressive principle bedroom, with glass apex and oak-beamed ceiling, a beautifully refurbished first floor bathroom and a stunning new kitchen, running the width of the house.
This gorgeous cottage has character features, new Combi gas boiler and radiators, new internal doors and skirting boards throughout and a new slate roof.
The village of Brigstock has plenty to offer, such as a village hall, Co-op supermarket, café, doctors’ surgery, cricket club and primary school. Brigstock is well placed for commuters, being just five miles from Corby with its mainline train to London St Pancras, taking just one and a half hours; further train stations can be found in both Kettering and Peterborough. There are some lovely walks to be had in the local vicinity; Fermyn Woods Country Park can be accessed over a footbridge and is a fabulous local asset. Tresham Lyvedn New Bield is also close by. Thrapston lakes are five miles away, and Oundle, a market town with a range of independent shops, fine architecture, and Barnwell country park on the edge of the town, is about six miles from Brigstock.
A solid wood front door allows access into the main reception room, which has an open-plan layout through to the kitchen. An original wood floor adorns this lovely welcoming space, that has many character features, including a decorative inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth and large beam over, light colour painted wooden beams to the ceiling and two windows with seats underneath, overlooking the High Street. There is an exposed, feature, stone wall to one side of the room, two openings and a step up leads through to the kitchen. Open dog-leg stairs rise to the first floor with a useful cupboard under. A separate cupboard houses the fuse box.
This exquisite, newly configured kitchen has been stylishly designed and is extremely bright and spacious, with wider-than-average Schuco French doors, and further windows either side, looking out to the rear garden. The Travertine stone flooring in the kitchen has underfloor heating, and is a neutral backdrop to the fabulous range of Howdens wall and base units, with lovely curved end base units, all having solid wood worktops; stunning splashback tiles complement the overall colour scheme. Fitted appliances include a dishwasher, washing machine and freezer, as well as space for a freestanding fridge. A Rangemaster cooker, with a five-ring gas hob and hotplate, double oven and grill, and matching extractor hood over, plus the butler sink with mixer tap, ceiling spotlights and a vertical radiator, complete this room.
Dog-leg stairs, which have a feature built-in seat halfway, rise from the living area. There is a dressing area on the wood-floored landing, a storage cupboard, and latch doors lead to all rooms. A larger than expected loft hatch, with pull-down ladder, accesses the roof void, which has been fully insulated and partly boarded.
A step up from the landing is the recently added principle bedroom, which has a stunning aluminium-framed glass gable apex, with a glass Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden. This bedroom has the wow-factor, further enhanced by the oak-beamed vaulted ceiling, with spotlights, central chandelier and fitted wardrobes.
Another good-sized room with wood flooring, beautiful built-in mirrored wardrobes and a window at the front elevation.
The wood flooring continues from the landing into this good-sized bedroom, which features inset shelving to one wall, a fabulous range of fitted wardrobes and a window to the front aspect.
Tastefully modernised, in-keeping with the age of the cottage, the bathroom has been stylishly decorated with painted wood-panelled walls, beautiful splashback tiling, tiled flooring and a period-style white suite and radiator. This room comprises a claw foot bath with drencher shower over, glass screen, and mixer tap shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level WC. An obscure window is to the side aspect.
The front of Poppy Cottage is retained by a cock-and-hen stone wall, which has a side gate up to the garden with steps, and a path to the front door. A centrally planted border is surrounded by gravel, making this garden easy to maintain.
One of the salient features of this lovely home is the good-sized child/pet-friendly garden, which has been professionally landscaped to a high standard, and with easy maintenance in mind. A large flagstone patio abuts the kitchen, along the whole width of the house, with a planted border. Currently a gate and picket fence segregate the next level, but this can easily be removed if so wished. Steps and a path lead to a mainly lawned area, which has ample room for relaxing or playing in, and a side path leads to the back of the garden. Another gate, which again can easily be removed if necessary, leads to a lovely patio area ideal for dining. This space is bordered by raised beds, which are presently utilised as a vegetable garden. Perfectly placed is a delightful tree, giving welcome shade.
Beyond the patio is the bespoke office building, with shower room, which offers an array of uses. It was originally built to be used as a yoga or Pilates studio, but the variety of options are numerous. Bifold doors lead into the main room from the rear patio, and three windows have been installed at the side of the structure. There is laminate flooring, an electric heater and ceiling spotlights. A door at the back of the room leads to a rear lobby that has a heater. A glazed door at the side leads to the end of the garden. An internal door accesses the shower room, which was fitted in May 2020, with a fully-tiled, glass shower cubicle, wall-mounted wash hand basin and low-level WC. Additionally, the shower room has a chrome heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights, tiled floor, and an obscure window.
Doors at the back of the building hide a large tool shed and a separate bin store.
At the rear of the garden building is a gravel driveway for two cars to park off the road. An outside tap and security lighting complete the exterior.
This beautiful rural family home has so much to offer. We highly recommend an internal viewing.
All mains services are connected
Council Tax: Band C
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