East Road, Oundle PE8 4BZ
Holly Cottage is a deceptively spacious family home, with the original part of the house built in the late 1800’s and over the years has had a two-storey extension to the rear and a fabulous garden annex built in 2016.The accommodation comprises an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, sitting room, study, cloakroom, four double bedrooms, an en-suite and family bathroom. The garden room has a wet room and a large entertaining space, which would make an ideal games room/teenage getaway/home office. Bi-fold doors open onto the decking from the open-plan family room that has been well styled, and has plenty of space for cooking, dining and relaxing in. The private rear garden has been professionally landscaped and has the benefit of having full sun on the decked area and a shady spot off the back of the sitting room on the patio area. There is also a double-sized shed.Family properties within two minutes-walk of Oundle marketplace are not commonplace and with the flexibility this home offers, we feel there will be a great deal of interest. This is a house that will suit a growing family, as it offers generous areas to get together, but sufficient room so as not to be in each-other’s space.
Entrance LobbyEntrance to the property is via the canopied, uPVC double-glazed door and into the lobby, which has laminate flooring. In this area is space to hang coats and kick off your shoes. Doors lead to both the kitchen and study.
Study 3.7m x 3.7m (12'1" x 12'1")Situated at the front of the house, this large room has picture rails, ceiling coving and built-in shelves to the alcove. Currently used as a study, it could also be used as a snug, playroom or TV room.
Open-plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 3.9m x 8.2m (12'9" x 26'10")This multi-functional room is the hub of the home, where dining and entertaining takes place, spilling out onto the decking from the bi-fold doors. Flagstone flooring, supplied by Mandarin Stone, flows through this space, giving a neutral backdrop.Kitchen Area:The kitchen area is fitted with a vast range of sage green coloured wall and base units, plus two pantry cupboards, with cup handles and top plinths complementing the wooden worksurfaces and white metro splashback tiles. A black electric Aga was installed in 2016, making a lovely feature, and further integrated appliances include a dishwasher and washing machine. The ceramic butler sink is situated under the window which overlooks the rear garden. French doors, with shutters, open onto the decking area. There is space for a central island.Dining Area:Has ample room for a table and chairs.Family Area:The family area, with plenty of room for a settee, is at the front of the property and has a window overlooking East Road and bi-fold doors opening onto the sunny decked area.
Sitting Room 3.7m x 6.5m (12'1" x 21'3")Accessed from both the kitchen and the study, the sitting room was subject to an extension in 2009, adding extra dimensions, but also making this room an interesting shape with lovely angles. The room has a window and French doors, which open out to the patio area at the back of the house.
CloakroomA door from the sitting room leads to the W.C., which has been cleverly built into the under-stairs space. The room contains a low-level W.C., a wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks and vinyl flooring.
First FloorStairs are accessed through a door in the sitting room. The landing has a loft hatch and an over-stairs cupboard.
Principal Bedroom 4.3m x 3.6m (14'1" x 11'9")Above the sitting room, and the same interesting shape, is the main bedroom, which has two windows to the rear aspect and a feature beam in the high ceiling. This room is a generous size, and as well as space for a king-sized bed and associated furniture, there is also room for a workstation. A door leads to the:
En-suite Shower Room 2.3m x 1.6m (7'6" x 5'2")The contemporary suite consists of a corner shower cubicle with wet panels, a pedestal wash hand basin and low-level W.C. A heated towel rail, ceiling downlighters and tiled flooring complete this room.
Bedroom Two 3.1m x 3.5m (10'2" x 11'5")This good-sized double room has a useful range of fitted Sharps built-in, floor to ceiling furniture. A window overlooks East Road and has lovely views over the rooftops. There is also a hatch access to the loft.
Bedroom Three 3.8m x 3m (12'5" x 9'10")Another double bedroom with dual aspect windows at the front elevation. Room is available for a workstation as well as associated bedroom furniture.
Bedroom Four 3.8m x 2.6m (12'5" x 8'6")The final double bedroom is positioned at the back of the house and is a lovely, bright room.
Family Bathroom 2.3m x 1.6m (7'6" x 5'2")The heritage-style suite, which comprises a P-shaped bath with shower attachment and drencher with a glass screen, a large pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level W.C. White Metro tiles surround the bath and splashbacks, and a traditional style chrome heated towel rail is provided and there is laminate wood-effect flooring
ExteriorThe front of the property has a low retaining stone wall, behind which is a small gravel area with a flowering Hebe and room for pot plants. A gate, at the front in the dry-stone boundary wall, leads into the side garden that sweeps round to the back of the house.The side and rear gardens have been professionally landscaped. They are extremely private and are not overlooked. At the side, the south-facing garden has a dry-stone wall boundary, topped with fencing to aid privacy. This part of the garden has planted, raised sleeper beds, around the perimeter of the lawn, incorporating established flowers, shrubs and trees. The decked area runs along the length of the side of house and can be accessed from the bi-fold doors off the family dining area, as well as from the French doors off the kitchen area. The decking steps down to a further decked area, with room for seating, situated in front of the garden annex room.The rear garden is accessed via the side garden, as well as through the French doors from the main sitting room. This shady part of the garden has been fully paved with Indian Sandstone slabs and has a plum tree. A new double-sized shed sits here.
Garden Annexe 5.6m x 3.2m (18'4" x 10'5")This amazing, purpose-built, versatile building is currently being used as a teenage hangout, and has a large games/chillout room, a wet room and storage cupboard. This modern space has two Velux windows, wood-effect vinyl flooring and two modern electric radiators. There is a secret wall behind which lies the wet room with storage/sleeping above. The wet room, with an obscure glazed window to the side aspect, has contemporary fixtures and fittings with metro tiles, ceiling downlighters, shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level W.C.
East Road is situated in the heart of this historic town, with its regular markets and festivals, and array of independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. The lakes, riverbank and meadows of Barnwell Country Park lie on the edge of Oundle, as well as beautiful walks within the county. Corby, Stamford, Kettering and Peterborough are all within a 15-mile radius, providing access to excellent rail networks and major roads.What the vendors love about their home….The owners of Holly Cottage love the character and space their home provides, especially the size of the bedrooms, as well as the multi-purpose annex that would make a great home working room. The kitchen makes a fantastic entertaining space for family and friends, and in the colder months the Aga makes their home really cosy. Being centrally located in this pretty town, with lots to do in the vicinity, is another perk that will be missed by the vendors.Tenure: FreeholdCouncil Tax: Band BAll mains services connectedChain free
Location East Road, Oundle PE8 4BZ
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