3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Fotheringhay, PE8
- Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage
- Delightful & Sought After Conservation Village
- Many Period Features Remain In This Character Property
- Scope To Remodel And Update
- Three Reception Rooms
- South Westerly Aspect
- View Of The Nene Valley
- No Onward Chain
A delightful stone and thatched cottage with beautiful garden, set in the heart of this historic village
* Dining Hall * Sitting Room * Kitchen * Family Room/Snug * Utility Room * Bathroom * First Floor Landing * Main Bedroom * Two Further Bedrooms * South West Facing Garden *
Fotheringhay is a beautiful conservation village, retaining much of its historical character and beauty, set between the River Nene and Willow Brook as they meander their way through the neighbouring countryside. As you approach the village, ones eye is drawn to the magnificent church of St Mary, formerly an ecclesiastical college in the XIV Century. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and beheaded at the castle, the mound of which can still be seen adjacent to the river and the ancient arch bridge as one enters the village. The Falcon is a public house and restaurant of some note and for those seeking a more energetic life, there are a number of footpaths and bridleways in the locality, leading from the village across the superb countryside around. The historic market town of Oundle lies about three miles to the South and offers a good range of family run shops, businesses and restaurants, set around the traditional market place.
Constructed in stone beneath a thatched roof the cottage is Listed Grade II. Thought to date from as early as the 15th Century the building originally formed part of the Old Inn that served Fotheringhay Castle. Some original features remain, including exposed beams and a striking stone fireplace. The property is available with no onward chain.
Dining Hall: Via a couple of steps and a part glazed entrance door into the dining hall. Stairs rise to the first floor with two handy cupboards beneath. Exposed stone chimney breast housing a an oil fired Stanley range oven that also serves the central heating. Parquet floor. Doorway to kitchen, further doorway to utility room and door to sitting room.
Sitting Room: Exposed stone walls and ceiling beams. Large period fireplace with flagged hearth. Cupboard offering storage, formerly a doorway through to what is now the kitchen.
Kitchen: A range of limed oak base units to one wall, with bow window, over providing views of the garden. One & a half bowl poly carbonate sink unit, integrated oven & hob. Exposed stone walls and parquet floor. Doors to utility room and family room.
Family Room/Snug: Sliding double glazed patio doors to the rear garden. Window to the side aspect.
Utility Room: Stainless steel sink unit. Space for washing machine. Further cupboards for storage. Door to bathroom and glazed door to side access.
Bathroom: A modern white suite comprising panel bath with shower unit over, pedestal wash basin and Wc. Tiling to all walls, ceramic tiled floor. Window to the side.
First Floor Landing: Window to the rear aspect. Thumb latch doors to the bedrooms. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank.
Bedroom 1: Window to the front. Access to the loft space. Built-in wardrobes to one wall.
Bedroom 2: Window to the front.
Bedroom 3: Two windows to the rear. Built-in wardrobe.
Outside: The rear elevation is orientated to the south west with views across the valley to the River Nene, approximately 100 yards distant and the adjacent fields. The garden is approximately 160' long by 30' wide and is mostly lawn with a selection of maturing trees and shrubs. Half way along the garden is a detached workshop of pre-cast concrete construction, similar in size to a single garage. There is gated pedestrian access for the incumbents of 14 and 12 across the garden of number 10 and out onto the main street. Adjacent to the rear of the property is a sunken crazy paved seating area that is a lovely sun trap with two timber garden sheds.
Woodford & Co
Tel: 01832 274732