3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Apethorpe, PE8
- Grade II Listed Cottage In Convservation Village
- Coursed Limestone Under A Collyweston Slate Roof
- Large Sitting Room With Inglenook Fireplace
- Thumb Latch Doors And Beams
- Useful Outbuildings To Rear
- Available With No Onward Chain
A Grade II Listed, three bedroom cottage situated within the heart of this desirable Conservation Village
* Sitting Room * Kitchen/Dining Room * Three Double Bedrooms * Bathroom * Out Buildings * Garden *
Location: Apethorpe evolved around the superb Grade I listed Hall, one of the finest of its type in the
country, dating from 15th Century and known to have been host to Tudor and Stuart Royalty, notably
Elizabeth I and James I. The village sits above the banks of Willowbrook as it meanders its way to join the River Nene at nearby Fotheringhay. There are footpaths and bridleways leading from the village to the surrounding gently rolling countryside. The neighbouring village of King's Cliffe (1 mile) provides local amenities including a general store, bakery, post office and primary school. The historic town of Oundle lies about 6 miles to the South and provides a good range of family run businesses, shops and restaurants set around the traditional Market Place. Stamford and Peterborough are within reasonable driving distance and offer extensive facilities as well as rail travel with journey times to London King's Cross from 50 minutes.
There is an excellent choice of schooling, both state and private, in the region.
Cliffe End Cottage retains many period features from the Inglenook fireplace to the thumb latch doors and beams. There is a large sitting room to the front of the property, from which the stairs rise to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom. The kitchen/dining room at the rear has an attractive herringbone brick floor and windows that over look the rear garden. There is a useful range of brick outbuildings that provide storage and scope for studio or office use, subject to planning permission. beyond the out buildings is a good size cottage garden. The property is situated within the Conservation Area and is available with no onward chain.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Practical entry to the property is via the period ledged door at the rear, in to the kitchen/dining room with its attractive herringbone pattern brick floor. There are a range of kitchen units to opposite walls at one half of the room. These incorporate a sink unit with mixer taps, electric Rangemaster and further base and high level units. Ample tiled splash areas. There are a pair of windows to the rear and a further pair of smaller windows to both side aspects. Exposed stone wall and beams. Room for dining furniture and thumb latch door to the sitting room.
Sitting Room: Inglenook fireplace with open fire, oak bressummer and exposed stone work. Built-in period cupboard. A pair of windows to the front with window seats below. Modern part glazed double doors close off the functioning oak front door from the room. Window to the side with views along Kings Cliffe Road. Stairs rise to the first floor.
Landing: Exposed beams. Thumb latch doors to three bedrooms and the bathroom.
Main Bedroom: Window to the side. Built-in store cupboard. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 2: Windows to both front and rear aspects. Exposed beams.
Bathroom: A white suite comprising panel bath with mixer tap, mains shower and glazed shower screen over. Pedestal wash basin and Wc. A good size bathroom with large window to the side aspect.
Bedroom 3: Window to the rear. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank and linen shelving.
Outside: There is gated pedestrian access to the right gable end, leading across the rear of the property. This is shared with the occupant of Middle Cottage, the property on the left. The garden extends approximately 60' in length by approximately 35' maximum width. There is a useful range of brick outbuildings, one of which currently houses the oil fired boiler that serves the property. There is also space for appliances and a ladder that gives access to a small mezzanine area for storage. A further store, a former outside Wc, houses the oil tank and the adjacent workshop would convert (subject to planning permission) to a lovely home office or studio.
The garden is mostly lawn with some maturing shrubs and is enclosed by stone walls and timber panel fencing.
Woodford & Co
Tel: 01832 274732