Nestled behind the main St Osyth’s Lane, down a private pathway, this charming Grade II Listed cottage has an abundance of features, and a very secluded walled courtyard garden.
Of stone construction with a Collyweston slate roof, this rarely available property has a handcrafted kitchen, dual aspect windows in the living room, allowing plenty of light to flood in, oak stairs and balustrade, as well as beams in each room.
The accommodation consists of a good-sized living room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and a first-floor bathroom.
An early viewing is advised as properties of this nature, in this proximity to Oundle marketplace, do not come become available very often.
The main entrance door, having obscure glazed panels in the top half, opens directly into the reception room with a beamed ceiling with downlighters. This room has two windows at both the front and the back of the property, one of which has a built-in window seat. At one end of the room there is a stone chimney breast with a working open fire and stone hearth. At the other end, there is a small feature arched recess and a bookshelf. Neutral-coloured Karndean flooring flows through this room and into the kitchen. A glass panelled door leads into the kitchen.
Entering internally from the living room or from the courtyard garden, via a multi-panel glazed door, and with a window overlooking the courtyard, the kitchen has ceiling beams and Karndean flooring. Handcrafted wall and base cupboards, with grooved doors and woodblock worksurface, surround a 5-ring gas hob with extractor hood and a ceramic butler sink. Space is provided for a washing machine and dishwasher, as well as a freestanding tall fridge freezer.
An oak staircase rises to the first floor with an ornately carved wooden landing balustrade. The rooms upstairs all have slanted and beamed ceilings, adding further interest and character.
This lovely double room has a dormer window to the front elevation and a feature display shelf. An internal window is placed above the door into the landing.
With a dormer window to the front aspect, this double room has built-in wardrobes the length of one wall, and a large built-in airing cupboard with shelving, which also houses the boiler.
This light room has painted floorboards, a large Velux rooflight and a feature leaded window at a lower level, with obscured glass. The white four-piece suite comprises a bath, a separate fully tiled, corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. A chrome heated towel rail and ceiling downlighters complete this room.
Approached down a private pathway off St Osyth’s Lane, a wrought iron gate allows access to the L-shaped courtyard, which has a stone walled boundary with pantile copings. The occasional recess in the stonework offers quirky display areas. This outside space is very private and has plenty of room for outside seating and plant pots.
Set in the heart of Oundle's conservation area just minutes walk from the marketplace, this attractive cottage is waiting for its new owners to move straight in and enjoy all that Oundle and Northamptonshire have to offer. This lovely market town is close to the beautiful Barnwell Country Park, and Corby and Peterborough are within 15 miles with rail links to London and access to the A1.
Grade II Listed
All mains services connected
Council Tax: Band B
What we love about our home.......
The vendor loves the character and quirky features her cottage has to offer and the courtyard garden that becomes a suntrap in the summer. Location wise, behind the 'secret black door', it is just one minute to the market and two minutes to the cafes and amazing churchyard. Everything is on the doorstep yet it is secluded and quiet; as a friend once said to her, 'a little piece of paradise.'
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