Aspirational Homes present a peacefully located and most charming four-bedroomed character cottage with annexe, beautifully decorated throughout and enjoying a pretty, south-facing cottage garden. Read more
Aspirational Homes present a peacefully located and most charming four-bedroomed character cottage with annexe, beautifully decorated throughout and enjoying a pretty, south-facing cottage garden.
Stanwick has always been a popular place to live and is the largest village in the East Northants district. It enjoys close proximity to the towns of Raunds, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough, all of which are within 5 miles. Local amenities include a general store/post office/bistro, butcher shop, hairdresser, village hall, public house and the Courtyard Hotel, a popular wedding venue. The village enjoys excellent road links including access to the A45 linking to the A14 and the A6.
Stanwick Lakes affords extensive play areas to keep families entertained, and for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths as well as a café and visitor centre. The multi-million pound development of Rushden Lakes—a new and exciting retail, leisure and tourism destination — saw its first stores open in July 2017, with more shops and restaurants opening soon.
Mainline train services operate from Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby to London St. Pancras International with a journey time of around one hour. Higham Ferrers 3 miles, Rushden 5 miles, Wellingborough 8.5 miles, Northampton 19 miles (distances approximate)
Acorn Day Nursery, Stanwick: tel. 01933 427275 Stanwick Primary Academy: tel. 01933 623117 Raunds Rainbow Nursery School: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Raunds Park Infant School: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Windmill Primary School (Academy): Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Finalist in the ‘Primary School of the Year’ category at the Northants Telegraph Education Awards 2017 St. Peter’s Church of England Academy: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Raunds Manor School Sports College for children aged 11-19 years: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Wellingborough School: independent school serving children aged 3-18 Kimbolton School: independent school serving children aged 4-18
Enter the cottage to the side aspect via a panelled door with two glazed lights inset. Affording a spacious welcome, accentuated by the white walls and woodwork, the hall comprises an Indian slate-style tiled floor, feature dado rail, recessed ceiling downlights, radiator, elegant staircase with turned spindles and handrail rising to the first-floor galleried landing, useful understairs storage cupboard, door to cloaks cupboard, side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window, glazed doors leading to the kitchen/breakfast and dining rooms, original 4-panel door leading to the lounge.
5.43m x 3.49m (17' 10" x 11' 5") Of an excellent size, the kitchen is fitted with cream Shaker-style wall and base units having gloss laminate work surfaces over, further comprising a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over, complementary tiling to splashbacks, built-in electric oven, built-in Smeg 4-ring gas hob, concealed space for washing machine and tumble dryer, wall-mounted gas-fired Heatline Monza 28a boiler, space for tall fridge/freezer, fitted wall shelving, tiled floor, recessed ceiling downlights, feature ceiling beams, cream painted wall panelling to dado shelf, side- and rear-aspect uPVC double-glazed windows with deep windowsills and fitted glass shelving, side-aspect uPVC double-glazed French doors giving access to a gravelled area, with exterior lighting, off which a wooden gate leads to the driveway. An original 4-panel door leads to the dining room.
3.70m x 3.02m (12' 2" x 9' 11") Cosy and restful, whether used as a formal dining room or sitting room, this reception room enjoys a feature Montrose multi-fuel stove which sits upon a tiled hearth, wood-effect laminate flooring, recessed ceiling downlights, radiator and side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window.
5.45m x 3.44m (17' 11" x 11' 3") Once the lounge to the original cottage, the vendors currently use this room as an additional bedroom. A light and airy double bedroom with wood-effect laminate flooring, feature open fireplace (not tested) with white fire surround and raised tiled hearth, ceiling coving, contemporary vertical radiator and three side-aspect uPVC double-glazed windows. From the lounge, a door leads to the annexe with steps leading up to the kitchen.
Stairs ascend from the ground floor to the impressive galleried landing, which affords attractive white balustrading, side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window, radiator, access to the loft space, wall light points, 6-panel white doors lead to the bathroom and bedrooms. (Agent's note: The doors to bedrooms two and four are currently not in use as the vendors access these bedrooms from the annexe. However, they are easily re-instated).
3.54m x 3.03m (11' 7" x 9' 11") The master bedroom to the original cottage is a double bedroom, painted white and with wood-effect laminate flooring, radiator, secondary loft access and side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window.
3.57m x 3.00m (11' 9" x 9' 10") A good-sized double bedroom benefiting from wood-effect laminate flooring, shelved recess, radiator, side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window, door leading to the annexe.
3.52m x 2.22m (11' 7" x 7' 3") Benefiting from floating shelving, radiator and side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window.
2.68m x 2.38m (8' 10" x 7' 10")(plus recess) Affording built-in wardrobes providing hanging and shelving space, radiator, small loft hatch, side-aspect uPVC double-glazed window, door leading to the annexe.
The fresh and clean ambiance of the family bathroom makes it the perfect haven in which to soak and unwind following a hard day's work! The bathroom is fitted with a gloss white vanity unit incorporating a semi-recessed basin with mixer tap over and back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern, panelled bath with mixer tap and mains-fed shower over, separate shower cubicle with mains-fed shower fitted, complementary wall tiling to water-sensitive areas, recessed ceiling downlights, heated towel rail, wood-effect laminate flooring, built-in cupboard providing linen shelving space, side-aspect uPVC obscure double-glazed window with deep windowsill.
ANNEXE GROUND FLOOR
The annex can be independently access via the covered entrance lobby with oak stable door and which provides ample coat hanging/boot space, lighting, vertical radiator, Indian slate-style flooring, uPVC double-glazed French doors which open onto the rear garden, door leading to:
5.43m x 2.50m (17' 10" x 8' 2") The range of kitchen units combines a contemporary high gloss finish with an on-trend grey colour and integrated handles, whilst further comprising wood laminate work surfaces, Blanco composite sink and drainer unit with pull-down spray mixer tap over, space for Baumatic 5-ring range cooker with brushed steel splashback and chimney extractor hood over, tiling to splashbacks, space for American-style fridge/freezer, concealed space for washing machine and tumble dryer, Indian slate-style flooring, recessed ceiling downlights, vertical radiator, double doors to walk-in larder-style cupboard, uPVC double-glazed French doors to the side aspect giving access to a paved area with outside tap, open-plan to:
Open-plan Living/Dining Room
5.58m x 4.67m (18' 4" x 15' 4") A superlative room which sits beneath a soaring vaulted ceiling, the exposed A-frame beams and trusses painted white to fill the room with even more light. Drawing the eye and creating a cosy and warming focal point for the room, is the feature stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove and tiled hearth. The room further affords Indian slate-style flooring, painted staircase rising to the first-floor galleried landing, feature arched window with built-in cupboard beneath, wall light points, radiator, heating thermostat, rear-aspect uPVC double-glazed window, two side-aspect single-glazed windows, uPVC double-glazed French doors which open out to the rear garden.
ANNEXE FIRST FLOOR
3.41m x 3.33m (11' 2" x 10' 11") Stairs rise from the ground floor to the first-floor MEZZANINE BEDROOM with painted balustrade, wood-effect laminate flooring, TV point, side-aspect single-glazed window, wall light point, radiator, built-in cupboard having fitted shelving and also with consumer unit and light connected, doors leading to the original cottage bedrooms two and four.
The fully tiled bathroom is fitted with a contemporary gloss white vanity basin unit with waterfall mixer tap over and pull-out drawers, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern, L-shaped shower bath with waterfall mixer tap and mains-fed shower over, funky 'burnt orange', non-slip rubber flooring, recessed ceiling downlights, heated towel rail, shaver point, partial obscure glazing to the roof, double-glazed roof window.
To the front of the cottage is gravelled off-street parking for two cars. A wooden gate gives pedestrian access to a block-paved pathway, with outside tap, which runs along the side of the cottage and affords space for a bistro table and chairs. Here you will find the main entrance to the original cottage which has a canopy porch over and wall light. Continuing along the path, walk beneath a timber arbour with mature climbers before reacing the entrance to the annexe.
A beautiful home deserves an equally beautiful garden, and this one certainly has the 'wow' factor in spades - and a sunny, south-facing aspect to boot! A paved patio provides room for outdoor entertaining, with the option of dining under a mature grapevine arbour should shade from the hot sun be necessary. From the patio, steps lead up to a picket gate beyond which is a small, neat lawn with well-stocked, brick-built raised beds and borders. There is also space for a shed and garden storage bin and hardstanding for a small trampoline. The garden is enclosed by timber fencing and stone walling.