Cottages for sale in Northamptonshire
Some of the most beautiful character homes in the county
Cottages remain one of the most loved types of property in the UK. They represent the quintessential image of English life and despite the fact that they may not be the best performing Energy-Efficient homes, or that they frequently need more attention than newer homes, they are still many people’s ideal home.
Here we have a selection of stunning cottages, that are for sale in Northamptonshire today.
2 bed cottage Main Street Slipton, Kettering NN14
* Detached Thatched Period Cottage
* Sought – After Village Location
* No onward Chain
* Two Double Bedrooms, first floor bathroom
* Farmhouse Kitchen/ Dining Room
* Spacious Dual Aspect Reception Room with Inglenook fireplace
* Oversize Garage with Plumbing Shower W/c and utility area
* Oil-fired Central Heating Double Glazing
* Well presented and maintained property
* Freehold Tenure
* Potential Home office (above the garage)
* Potential for Annex conversion STPP
* High speed broadband available within the village (Gigaclear)
* Private and enclosed Cottage Garden to the rear and attractive front elevation lawn Garden
* Gated Driveway laid to gravel – accommodating multi-vehicular parking.
Key features of the property:
*Detached Stone Cottage* Village location * Annex Conversion Possibility (subject to planning permission)* Farmhouse Style Kitchen* Triple Aspect Windows*Two Double Bedrooms* Reception with Inglenook Fireplace* Private Gardens* Ample Drive Space* Garage/Workshop and Home Office potential* Delightful, Characterful Property. * Early Viewings Recommended. No Onward Chain.
A wonderfully impressive and characterful detached thatched cottage of stone construction circa 1800’s. This picturesque cottage is arranged over two floors offering two double bedrooms with full oil-fired central heating and full double glazing to the windows. In addition, this property retains many original features including inglenook fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. Natural light is enjoyed throughout with triple aspect windows to most of the rooms. A generously proportioned farmhouse styled kitchen/ dining room offers good quality solid wood wall and base units and Belfast sink, triple aspect windows to the gardens. The sitting room features a classic deep recess inglenook fireplace with lpg gas living flame styled wood burner, and windows to three elevations. To the first floor, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms the master benefits from double fitted wardrobes. A theme of character features throughout the property includes exposed beams to the ceilings, solid oak wood internal doors and delightful window seating.
Situated in the much sought-after village of Slipton, the property benefits from pretty corner plot location offering an attractive mainly lawn front garden, bounded by a dwarf stone wall with four bar gate leading to a sweeping gravel driveway. To the rear is a fully enclosed garden with split level patio and attractive timber summer house with power. Gravel infill adds practicality in all
weathers and raised decorative planting areas are arranged to add charm and colour to this pretty cottage garden. A secure personal gate provides access to the front elevation and garden. To the side of the property is a detached stone garage currently used as a workshop and utility room offers base kitchen units. A sink with window outlook and space and plumbing are provided for washing machine and dryer and to the rear, of the garage there’s a connecting w.c and shower room. A door leads to an office/store above via a fixed and fully enclosed staircase with plentiful natural light coming from the roof profile windows and a decorative portal window to the front elevation. To the rear of the garage is a useful timber tool shed.
Upon entering Pepys cottage via the timber main entrance door, is a welcoming hallway with stone tiled flooring and a window to the rear elevation. A return leg staircase offers storage cupboard below. Connecting doors lead to the ground floor accommodation comprising: A cosy yet well-proportioned sitting room – with windows to front and rear and side aspects incorporating fixed window seating. Exposed beams to the ceiling compliment the Inglenook fire-place recess and feature wood burner style lpg gas fired stove. The kitchen is also accessed from the main entrance hallway, comprising several good quality solid wood wall and base cupboards and wall display units, recently updated range style cooker. Welsh dresser. Matching woodwork surfaces complete the theme a classic farmhouse style kitchen, A Belfast sink has a mixer tap over. There is ample space for a freestanding table and a large recess easily accommodates the recently updated range style cooker which is included in the sale. The kitchen benefits from excellent natural light from three windows to the surrounding gardens and additional down lighting to the ceiling. To the rear elevation a door leading to the patio and private garden. To the first floor, a small connecting landing is accessed via the central staircase. Doors lead to a family bathroom with a three -piece suite comprising bath with mains shower over and glass folding screen, low level w.c and wash hand basin. The bathroom has window seating.
Both double bedrooms feature triple aspect windows with window seating and the master bedroom features built-in wardrobes and cupboards over plus a further shelved airing cupboard. Bedroom two has access to the loft via a ceiling hatch with drop down ladder to a fully boarded loft space.
This home represents a rare opportunity to acquire an idyllic cottage in a corner plot village setting, being both fully detached with private gardens front and rear with the benefit of a detached garage/ outbuilding. The Timber Summer house to the rear garden is also included in the sale and external power points serve both front and rear aspect gardens. Pepys Cottage is presented in our opinion to high standard, therefore early viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
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5 bed cottage Park Lane, Harpole, Northamptonshire NN7
Beautiful stone detached village home in peaceful location with good size landscaped gardens
This fine individual detached family home dates back to the 17th Century, constructed of Northamptonshire sandstone with modern sympathetic extensions and stands in beautifully landscaped gardens within a quiet back water of this popular village. Extending to 2,901 sq feet, the property has retained much of its character with strip pine internal doors and floors and a fabulous former barn that has been converted into a modern family room with contemporary features overlooking the gardens.
The entrance hall has a useful cloaks cupboard with a doorway into the fabulous fitted kitchen having a vaulted breakfast area with French doors leading to the gardens, underfloor heating and further access to an inner hall providing access to the other reception rooms. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with an adjacent cloakroom and access to the gardens. The sitting room has a wood burning stove and timber floors as does the dining room with further access to the lovely sitting room having large picture windows and sliding doors overlooking the gardens with oak herringbone flooring and modern column radiators. From here there is a bedroom, store and full bathroom suite which all could be used as a possible self contained annex if required.
On the first floor, the main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with windows to the front and rear, three further bedrooms and a four family bathroom.
There are modern conveniences such as double glazed windows and gas radiator central heating with traditional wood burning stoves all of which makes this a very comfortable and adaptable family home.
A particular feature of this property are the landscaped gardens that extend to 0.3 acres having been subject to much imagination and improvement by the current vendors to include borders and maturing trees. With good size patios for entertaining, boundaries made up of stone walls and timber fencing, the whole area offers a good degree of privacy with a sunny southerly aspect.
Through electric double leaf timber gates is a large gravelled parking area enclosed by stone walling having steps up to the house and patio areas. There is a timber summerhouse and a useful timber garden shed.
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4 bed cottage Vicarage Lane, Podington, Wellingborough NN29
A charming thatch and stone built detached cottage standing centrally in mature gardens on the edge of this sought after North Bedfordshire village. The house offers neutrally decorated and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors, the property offers oil fired radiator heating system, fitted kitchen with integrated cooking appliances and refitted bathroom and ensuite. The accommodation comprises, a large entrance hall leading to a guest WC, sitting room with inglenook style fireplace, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a study/snug off the main sitting room. The first floor offers three large double bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, a single bedroom and family bathroom. The gardens offer an alternative driveway access to the rear and possible modest building plot (STC)
Timber entrance door leading into the entrance hall.
Dog-leg staircase with exposed turned and stained bannister and spindles rising to the first floor landing, deep silled windows to dual aspects, radiator, cloak/storage cupboard, thermostat, wall-light points, panelled doors allowing access to the guest cloak/WC, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and sitting room
Fitted with a two piece suite in white with tiled splash areas, radiator, obscured window to the side.
Sitting Room (15’3 x 14’10 max (4.65m x 4.52m max))
Two deep silled windows incorporating window seat overlooking the garden and further window to the opposing side, radiator, feature inglenook fireplace with facility for open fire, canopy, exposed stone work and timber lintle above, TV point, wall-light points, radiator, exposed timber work, double opening panelled doors leading through to
Study/Snug (13’11 x 11’10 max (4.24m x 3.61m max))
Deep silled windows to three aspects overlooking the garden, radiator, feature corner stone fireplace with facility for open fire, wood mantle shelf above, wall-light points, feature timber work to ceiling.
Dining Room (14’8 x 12’2 max (4.47m x 3.71m max))
Window to dual aspects overlooking the garden, radiator, wall-light points, built-in storage cupboards
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (12’2 x 12′ max (3.71m x 3.66m max))
Fitted with a range of wood fronted base and eye-level units with roll edged work surfaces above, inset single bowl, double drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, ceramic hob, eye-level oven to the side, plumbing and space for dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, tiled splash areas, space for table, radiator, tiled floor, windows to two aspects and door leading to the rear porch and driveway.
First Floor Landing
On two levels with three windows, radiator, wall-light points, built-in storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom (14’2 x 9’10 max (4.32m x 3m max))
Window overlooking the garden, radiator, built-in storage cupboards, further panelled door allowing access to
Ensuite Shower Room.
Fitted with a three piece contemporary suite including low-level WC, vanity wash hand basin wit storage beneath and large walk-in shower cubicle with multi-jet shower fitting and glazed door, tiled splash areas, towel warmer, radiator, Velux style skylight, tiled floor.
Bedroom Two (15’3 x 13’2 max (4.65m x 4.01m max))
Deep silled window to rear, radiator, built-in storage cupboard.
Bedroom Three (16’3 x 12’2 max (4.95m x 3.71m max))
Window to front, radiator, built-in storage cupboard.
Bedroom Four (9’3 x 8′ max (2.82m x 2.44m max))
Window to the side, radiator.
Re-fitted with a white including bath with panel to the side, mixer tap and ‘Mira’ shower above, tiled splash areas, linen store, housing lagged hot water cylinder and further laundry cupboard with plumbing and space for washing machine, shelf and space for condensing tumble drier above, deep silled obscured window to the side.
The property is approached from the lane via driveway with timber five bar gates, the driveway is laid to a combination of tarmac and gravel. Access may be gained from the driveway via steps to the kitchen door and also to the attached garage.
Double opening timber doors, power and light connected.
The gardens surround the property on all sides and are predominantly laid to lawn with a large number of mature trees. A more formal garden exists to what is traditionally thought to have been the main entrance door to the house with areas of paving, gravelled pathways and planted borders. Beyond the laurel hedge in front of this area of garden is a gated further strip of land to that leads up to a private driveway over which we are informed access rights exits for the property back to Vicarage Lane. This could form a new more formal entrance/driveway to the house allowing the orientation and approach to the house to be altered.
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4 bed Cottage Barton Seagrave, Kettering NN15
The Workmans Cottage’ Situated in the desirable small village of Barton Seagrave is this beautifully presented semi detached thatched cottage, built in 1672, offering an impressive footprint of approximately 2426 square feet and equally impressive surroundings including conservation fields to the rear of the home. With many nearby amenities, great sized accommodation overall and four double bedrooms this property would be ideal as a family home. The original stone built property has been extended to the rear with a spacious conservatory that could function as a further reception room if desired. This stunning accommodation benefits from a spacious living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, conservatory, downstairs WC, four double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a double garage with a fully converted upstairs loft room, off road parking for up to four vehicles and a great sized rear garden with incredible views.
The desirable village of Barton Seagrave is located approximately 1.5 miles south-east of Kettering town centre and is within commutable distance of both Kettering and Corby town centres. Barton Seagrave offers a local post office, shops and a full range of schools as well as beautiful sightseeing opportunities including the Norman Church, Barton Hall and Wicksteed park being just a stones throw away.
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