Built approximately 150 years ago, Poppy Cottage is a delightful two-bedroomed, stone property with a thatched roof, set amidst similarly aged properties in an idyllic setting in the sought-after parish of Apethorpe.
This stunningly presented, mid-terraced property has undergone high quality updating including a hand-crafted kitchen with Quartz worksurfaces and a beautiful electric Aga, newly fitted bi-fold doors, new bespoke double-glazed timber-framed windows throughout, and a high specification fitted bathroom. Both double bedrooms are built in the eaves, and the main bedroom has a dressing area.
The good-sized rear garden is extremely private, and includes a brick out-building, which would make an ideal office or hobby room.
Approaching the front of the cottage, the visitor is struck by its attractive features of the porch and wood store. This is a perfect opportunity to purchase a beautiful country cottage, which is not listed, and therefore has none of the potential constraints imposed upon it.
A lovely A-framed canopy porch, with wood store either side, leads to a solid wood front door, with traditional ironmongery, which opens into the living room.
Many character elements feature in the living room, including a quarry-tiled floor, picture rail, pine door cupboards either side of the chimney breast and a stylish cast iron style radiator. The wood burner will ensure this room is lovely and cosy in the winter and a window looks out onto the front garden. Open balustrade stairs, with a small under-stair cupboard, rise to the first floor and a wooden door leads to the kitchen/dining room.
The kitchen offers an impressive collection of handmade units, fitted by Intone Design Bespoke Kitchens of Oundle, blue in colour, with fabulous Quartz worksurfaces and upstands, incorporating a 1.5 bowl sink unit with brass mixer tap over. The units, which have cup handles and are soft-close, include a larder, deep pan drawers, and a breakfast bar with seating for two people. Integrated appliances include a refrigerator and dishwasher. The electric Aga, with extractor hood and lighting over, is just one of the features in this gorgeous room. Newly fitted bi-fold doors draw the eye out to the rear garden, as does the separate window above the sink, both allowing in plenty of natural light. Additionally, the dining area has a large under-stairs cupboard and ample room for a good size table and chairs. Completing the room are ceiling spotlights and solid wood flooring.
Carpeted dog-leg stairs rise from the living room, and the landing provides access, by way of pine doors, to all rooms and an over-stairs cupboard. Loft access is gained by a ceiling hatch.
This good-sized double bedroom is situated at the back of the property with views over the garden. Built into the eaves, this lovely bright room has a dressing area, radiator and generous space for a king-size bed, as well as additional bedroom furniture.
Another double bedroom, in the eaves, is positioned at the front of the cottage. An original cast-iron fireplace with stone hearth features in this room. Ample room is provided for a double bed and further furniture.
Contemporary vinyl flooring provides the foundation to this light, stylishly designed bathroom with its double shower with drencher and glass doors, and metro brick tiling. Additionally, the suite consists of a low-level WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. A window to the front aspect completes the room.
The front garden is enclosed by picket fencing, with gated access to the path which leads to the front door. There is a lawned area with established planting in some borders.
At the rear of Poppy Cottage is an unexpectedly large back garden, which is not overlooked at all, but has interesting views over surrounding rooftops. Set on different levels, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with planting, a small vegetable area, a patio with built-in seating area, providing the perfect setting for outside entertaining. A good-sized shed is to be found at the end of the garden. Both the bin store and oil tank/wood store are cleverly hidden from view. An outside tap and exterior lighting have been installed.
A brick-built outbuilding (2.3m x 3.9m) with a door, window, power and light provide a useful space for an office or hobby room. This room has a vaulted ceiling, tiled floor and plumbing for a washing machine.
The delightful small village of Apethorpe is located on the edge of old Rockingham Forest amidst rolling countryside. It comprises a number of attractive stone-built houses and cottages, has many historic features, including Apethorpe Palace, St Leonard's Church, the War Memorial and preserved stocks. The village also boasts the popular Willow & Brook pub.
Lovely walks via various footpaths and bridleways can be found. An easy 1.5mile walk to the beautiful village of Kings Cliffe boasts a fabulous bakery and café selling their own homemade bread, pastries and cakes.
The historic towns of Oundle and Stamford are 6 miles and 9 miles away respectively. The bustling market town of Oundle has an excellent range of independent shops, cafes restaurants and public houses. Alongside these, it is home to the Stahl Theatre, historic Talbot Hotel and Oundle Public School. Peterborough and Corby are within a 15-mile radius of the town and both have excellent road and rail links.
Oil fired central heating
Council tax band: B
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