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Nestling in a picturesque village setting, along a private lane leading to expansive countryside, this meticulously renovated period stone cottage epitomizes a harmonious blend of contemporary refinement and historical charm. Boasting a comprehensive redesign, the property offers a distinct living experience while honouring its rich heritage through the preservation of numerous period details. Comprising four elegantly appointed bedrooms and a modern family bathroom, the upper level provides ample space uncommon for a cottage of its vintage. An annex, presently serves as spacious living quarters, complete with a separate entrance, bedroom, shower ensuite and dressing room. Further enhancing the allure of this residence are three reception rooms, one adorned with a captivating inglenook fireplace housing a wood/coal burner, alongside a magnificent 21-foot-long kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen features re-fitted amenities, including polished granite countertops and underfloor heating, exuding both style and practicality. Externally, the property is enveloped by a sizable walled garden, basking in southern exposure and complemented by various outbuildings, including a quaint outdoor toilet and a brick-built garage with drive-through access to potential off-road parking.

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    ACCOMMODATION

    RECEPTION HALL

    18'4 x 3'8

    Approached through a ledged front door, the hall has a quarry tiled floor and a three casement window to the front elevation with widow seat. There is a floor hatch leading to the cellar and a fitted understairs storage cupboard. Further doors lead to:-

    KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

    21'8 x 12'2

    Another spacious and light room fitted with extensive floor and wall cabinets with polished granite work surfaces incorporating a granite topped island unit/breakfast bar. The appliances include an automatic dishwasher, microwave, wine chiller and built-in washing machine. Space is provided for a range cooker and an American-style fridge/freezer. There is a wall-mounted TV socket and French doors opening to the rear terrace and garden.

    LOUNGE

    5.72m x 3.43m (18'09 x 11'03)

    Containing the stairs rising to the first floor, this room has a two-casement window to the rear elevation. With a low ceiling with exposed beam, this room has a recessed inglenook fireplace with an electric fire beneath an exposed support beam and there is a three-casement window to the rear elevation with window seat built-in and custom-made shutter blinds. Wall light points.

    SNUG/SITTING ROOM

    3.51m x 3.15m maximum (11'6" x 10'4" maximum)

    With exposed ceiling-mounted joists and wall spacers, there is a further open hearth fireplace with a brick chimney breast and an electric log burner, wall-mounted TV socket and French doors opening to a paved sun terrace.

    CELLAR

    10'3 x 5'9

    Approached from a flight of steps from the reception hall.

    ANNEXE

    BEDROOM

    3.76m x 3.35m (12'04 x 11'00)

    A bright and spacious room with an exposed ceiling beam over and twin shuttered two casement windows to the front elevation, together with a stable door to the garden. There is an exposed wood floor with sliding farmhouse door to:-

    DRESSING AREA

    2.16m x 1.70m (7'01 x 5'07)

    A window to the front elevation with space for shelves and drawers, this room opens to:-

    ENSUITE SHOWER

    1.78m x 1.42m (5'10 x 4'08)

    Suite comprising corner shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin.

    FIRST FLOOR

    LANDING

    19'8 x 4'

    With exposed painted timber floor and deep silled three casement window to the front elevation with custom made shutter blinds, the landing has exposed purlin and roof truss timbers and ledged doors lead to the bedrooms, whilst an archway leads to:-

    INNER LANDING

    10' x 3'3

    With oak doors leading to:-

    BEDROOM ONE

    12'3 x 11'11

    A double room with painted wood floor beneath a vaulted ceiling and twin two casement windows to the side and rear elevations, there is a wall mounted TV point and a walk-in closet housing the hot water cylinder. A fixed staircase rising to:-

    SECOND FLOOR

    ATTIC ROOM

    11'5 x 7'5

    Also with a vaulted ceiling and Velux rooflight, this room has been fitted with open fronted shelving and wardrobes for storage,. There is a hatch to the roof void.

    BATHROOM

    8' x 7'5

    Comprising a white suite of roll top bath on ball and claw feet with side mixer tap and shower, quadrant shower cubicle, WC and over wash basin on drawer stand with high gloss floor tiling and ceramic tiled splash areas. Velux rooflight.

    BEDROOM TWO

    11'5 x 9'10

    With stained elm boarded floor, roof truss and three casement window to rear elevation.

    BEDROOM THREE/DRESSING ROOM

    13'7 x 7'8

    Currently used as a dressing room and fitted with open-fronted wardrobes and shelving and with a two-casement window to the rear elevation with custom-made shutter blinds. Roof void access hatch.

    BEDROOM FOUR

    11'5 x 9'5

    With a three-casement window to the front elevation with window seat and custom-made shutter blinds, there is an exposed painted wood floor.

    OUTSIDE

    The cottage stands in extensive south-facing walled gardens approached by a pedestrian gate to a paved terrace, which is bounded by sleeper borders and well stocked with exotic shrubs and small trees.

    REAR GARDEN

    Steps lead up to a barbecue area, which in turn leads on to a pergola supporting a seating area and hot tub adjacent to the range of brick-built outbuildings. There is a further terraced area and lawns with pathway leading to the far end of the garden flanked by established tall beech hedging. At the far end of the garden, there is a gravelled terrace adjacent to:-

    GARAGE

    20'2 x 9'7

    With a mono-pitch roof and approached through an electric up and over door with eaves storage, light and power connections.

    HOW TO GET THERE

    From Northampton town centre proceed in a north easterly direction along the A5123 Kettering Road through Kingsley Park, Spinney Hill and Boothville. At the roundabout junction with Lumbertubs Lane carry straight on into Booth Rise and then at the next roundabout take the second exit into Thorpeville Road on to the A43 signposted towards Kettering. Take the next turning left into Ashley Lane and then turn left at the junction with Overstone Road heading into the centre of the village. At the next junction continue straight on and then turn immediately left into Doves Lane where the property stands on the left hand side.

    PLANNING

    The property is Listed Grade II as a Building of Architectural or Historic interest.

    SERVICES

    Main drainage, gas, water and electricity are connected. Central heating is through radiators from a Worcester gas fired boiler which also provides the domestic hot water. (None of these services has been tested).

    LOCAL AMENITIES

    Within the village there is a General Store/Post Office, Co-op Mini Market, Newsagents, Chemists, Garage and a Doctors Surgery. There is a recreation ground and a Village Hall, an active WI and the Barn Theatre Amateur Dramatic Group. Local schools include Moulton Primary School and secondary education at Moulton School. There are also bus services to and from Northampton town centre

    COUNCIL TAX

    Daventry District Council - Band
    AWA Water Charge - Metered Supply

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