Upper Benefield, Peterborough

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Located in the conservation area of the small village of Upper Benefield, Hatfield Cottage is a handsome 200 year-old stone detached cottage under a Collyweston slate roof. Having had three extensions in the last 20 years, the property provides balanced accommodation on both the ground and first floors and is styled with a modern kitchen and bathroom, but still still retains character features and offers versatility. This is one of the few properties in this area that is not listed.

Approached from a driveway off the main road, Hatfield Cottage is situated gable end to the road and is surrounded by the same ilk properties as well as working farms. Externally, the property has a good size garden, parking for several vehicles and enviable views.

The accommodation consists of a porch, entrance hall, kitchen dining room, living room with triple aspect views, second reception room, utility, cloakroom and to the first floor are four good size bedrooms and a contemporary family bathroom.

Entrance Porch

Entered via a centrally positioned porch with a window to the side and room for hanging coats. A further door enters into the:

Entrance Hall (3.2m x 2.2m)

A spacious hallway with tiled flooring that gives access to the ground floor rooms via wooden doors with latch lock handles.

Living Room (3.7m x 5.8m)

The bright family reception room is a good size for all the family to relax in and has windows to three elevations allowing natural light fill this room. A stone fireplace and hearth has a recess for a wood-burner as a focal point.

Kitchen Dining Room (4.2m x 3.2m)

An ideal entertaining space, the open plan kitchen dining room has French doors opening onto the garden for those summer get togethers. Oak flooring adorns the dining area, and two windows encourage light through. There is ample space for a large table and chairs and Welsh dresser or similar. Stairs rise to the first floor with a modern glass balustrade and a good size under-stair cupboard.
The kitchen is fitted with a vast range of duck egg coloured ‘Howdens’ wall and base cupboards with light coloured Quartz worksurfaces and complementary coloured metro tiled splashbacks. Incorporated are a plate rack, deep pan drawers, hidden recycle waste bins and a larder. Under the window, the ceramic sink has a waste disposal unit and further integrated appliances include a dishwasher and a cream- coloured electric range cooker with extractor over. There is contrasting tiled flooring as the backdrop, that continues through to the:

Utility (1.7m x 1.7m)

Entered from either the kitchen or the cloakroom through wooden latch/lock doors, the utility houses the Baxi combi boiler and has plumbing for a washing machine and under-counter space for a tumble dryer. A window is placed to the side aspect.


With oak flooring and a feature leaded porthole style window situated at the side elevation, the downstairs w.c. has a white suite comprising a low-level W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin. A door opens to the:

Reception Room/Study (3.1m x 3.5m)

A versatile room with oak flooring and a window to the side aspect.

First Floor Landing

The landing has doors leading to all bedrooms, a Velux rooflight and eaves storage.

Main Bedroom (3.7m x 4.4m)

Situated at the back of the property the main bedroom is of good proportions with French doors and a Juliet balcony giving far-reaching rural views over farmland and fields.

Bedroom Two (3.7m x 2.9m)

A good size bedroom benefitting from rural views beyond the back of the property.

Bedroom Three (3.7m x 2.8m)

This light room has a window to both the front and side elevations and features an ornamental cast iron fireplace. Access to the loft is provided.

Bedroom Four (3.1m x 2.6m)

With a window to the front aspect, this bedroom has shelving to the chimney recess and a loft hatch.

Family Bathroom (3.1m x 2.3m)

The stylish modern bathroom has sleek, coloured metro tiles to dado height and cream ceramic floor tiling. The white suite comprises a pedestal wash hand basin, low-level W.C. and large corner shower with a rain drencher. A traditional Victorian style radiator towel rail, and window to the front aspect, finishes this room.


The garden is placed to the side of the cottage with a gravel parking area to the rear of the garden with a Weeping Willow tree and space for several vehicles. In addition, there is room for a shed and, subject to necessary planning permissions, a garage or car port.
The garden is entered through a gate in the picket fence from the parking area or alternatively through a 5-bar gate onto a block-paved patio abutting the dining area. Mainly laid to lawn, with a Chestnut tree, there are also established shrubs and enviable countryside views.

The popular village of Upper Benefield lies approximately 5 miles west of Oundle and with the majority of properties being stone built. Residents enjoy the facilities available at the Cricket Club in the summer months as well as rural walks all year round on the doorstep to neighbouring villages.

The historic market town of Oundle on the River Nene in Northamptonshire is home to the prestigious Oundle School. The town has regular markets and festivals and Barnwell Country Park is on the edge near the marina. There are excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants and two supermarkets. The rail network can be easily accessed from Corby, Stamford, Kettering and Peterborough, which are all within 15 miles, and there are good links to major roads.

What the vendor loves about their home.....
The rural location of the cottage was one of the first appeals for the owner when they first saw Hatfield Cottage as well as the character features their home offers. Across the road, the Cricket Club facilities are available for the whole community to get together.

Tenure: Freehold
Central Heating: LPG via a Baxi combi boiler.
All other mains services are connected.
Council Tax: Band D

An impressive 200 year old detached stone cottage which has been extended and modernised to offer two reception rooms, a large kitchen dining room and four bedrooms. Off road parking for several vehicles and garden.
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