2 bedroom cottage for sale

High Street, Whittlebury

Sold STC £210,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stone and Slate Cottage
  • With Two Bedrooms
  • Galley Kitchen with Appliances
  • Sitting Room with Log Burner
  • Dining Room, Central Heating
  • Bathroom with Fitted Shower
  • With Many Period Features
  • 120ft Lawned Rear Garden
  • EPC Energy Rating - D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION: Full of character, this pretty stone and slate mid-terraced cottage stands in this popular village, with superb views over open countryside. Retaining many period features, the cottage provides two bedrooms and a first floor bathroom/shower room. On the ground floor the sitting room features a reclaimed brick built fire place with a cast iron log burning stove and there is a dining room and fitted galley kitchen with appliances. Benefits include gas radiator central heating, some double glazing, a brick garden store and rear garden over 120ft in length. 

LOCATION: WHITTLEBURY is situated on the A413 approximately 4 miles south of the small historic town of Towcester and 7 miles north of Buckingham. M1 Junction 15A is some 10 miles distant with access to the M40 Junction 10 at Brackley and Junction 11 at Banbury. The village comprises mainly period properties and good quality modern homes. There is a public house. The Church is Church of England; the nearest Roman Catholic and Baptist churches are at Towcester. There is a primary school in the village. State secondary education is available at Sponne School, Towcester. Leisure facilities include golf in the village and at nearby Silverstone, motor racing at Silverstone, horse racing at Towcester, leisure centre at Towcester. Towcester offers day to day shopping facilities whilst Milton Keynes, some 10 miles to the south, has one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe. There is a good, fast rail service from Milton Keynes to London Euston (40 minutes) and the A43 road gives easy access to the major road network.

Little is known of Whittlebury's pre-historic past. However, in May 2000, an Iron Age hillfort was discovered in the vicinity of St Mary's church and churchyard. Archaeology also reveals evidence of Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval occupation of Whittlebury; the latter period documented in historical records.
Throughout the Middle Ages and up until the early 19th Century Whittlebury's development was interlinked with the Whittlewood Forest of which it was a part and the Honour of Grafton. Whittlebury was part of the FitzRoy estate and the 3rd Baron Southampton developed Whittlebury Lodge. Whittlebury was very much a 'gentry village' and hunting was a significant activity. The village was associated with the Grafton Hunt, the Duke of Grafton having a seat at nearby Wakefield Lodge. In the 18th Century John Wesley was a regular visitor to Whittlebury, describing the village in 1781 as, "This is still the loveliest congregation as well as the liveliest society in the circuit."
 

ACCOMMODATION: Porch, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Landing, Two Bedrooms, Bath/Shower Room. 

PORCH: Entered through a timber ledge and brace door, the porch has a quarry tiled floor, a multi-paned double glazed window to the side elevation and a latch door to: 

SITTING ROOM: 13' x 10' 10" (3.96m x 3.3m) featuring an arched, reclaimed brick built fireplace with a hardwood mantle, a stone hearth and a recessed cast iron log burning stove. There is a multi-paned window to the front elevation with views over open fields, a single radiator, exposed ceiling beams, solid oak floorboards, three wall light points and an under stairs storage cupboard. A latch door leads to: 

DINING ROOM: 10' 5" x 8' 4" (3.18m x 2.54m) With a multi-paned window to the rear elevation this room has solid oak floorboards, exposed ceiling beams, two wall light points, a double radiator and stairs rising to the first floor landing. 

KITCHEN: 8' 6" x 5' 9" (2.59m x 1.75m) Fitted in range of shaker style base and eye level cupboards incorporating a one and a half bowl asterite sink unit with a mixer tap over and cupboards below. There is an inset four place ceramic hob with an electric oven below, space for a refrigerator and ceramic tiled floor. A wall mounted gas fired boiler serves the radiator heating and domestic hot water and there is a multi-paned double glazed window to the side elevation, recessed ceiling lights and a ledge and brace door to the rear garden. 

LANDING: With an access hatch to the roof void, a shelved recess, an exposed ceiling beam and latch doors to all rooms. 

BEDROOM ONE: 11' 5" x 10' 9" (3.48m x 3.28m) Featuring the original cast iron fireplace and log basket this room has two built in double wardrobes, exposed floorboards, a single radiator, a telephone socket, an exposed ceiling beam, a shelved recess and a multi-paned window to the front elevation with far reaching views. 

BEDROOM TWO: 8' 4" x 7' 3" (2.54m x 2.21m) Heated by a single radiator, there is a built in wardrobe, exposed floorboards and ceiling beam and a multi-paned window to the rear elevation. 

BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM: 5' 4" x 5' (1.63m x 1.52m) Fitted in a white suite of a panelled bath with a height adjustable shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. The ceiling lights are recessed and there is a double radiator, an extractor fan, a mirror light and exposed floorboards and ceiling beam. 

OUTSIDE FRONT: The cottage stands behind a narrow front garden with flower and shrub borders and a pathway leading to the gabled porch. 

REAR GARDEN: Immediately behind the cottage is a courtyard area with a gated access to the cottages either side and a pathway to the front. A timber gate leads into the garden which measures over 120ft in length, bounded by hedges and timber fencing. There is a patio area adjacent to a brick built garden store, with the lawn beyond. The garden is partly divided to create a vegetable area, in need of cultivation and an aluminium framed greenhouse.  

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Nearest station

  • Wolverton (8.2 mi)
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Bartram & Co , Towcester

Town Hall Watling Street East, Towcester, NN12 6BS

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Nearest station

  • Wolverton (8.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bartram & Co , Towcester

Town Hall Watling Street East, Towcester, NN12 6BS

01327 611010 Local call rate

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