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Grange Lane, Pitsford, Northamptonshire, NN6

Guide price £675,000

3 Beds 1 Bath 2 Receptions

REF: NTH190194





*WITH LAND* A well presented Grade II Listed thatched cottage enjoying a peaceful position on the edge of the village with attractive paddock and natural wildlife pond. Paddock Cottage benefits from an idyllic position on the edge of this popular village and within easy access to Pitsford Reservoir and the leisure pursuits it offers from walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. The present owners have been extremely good custodians over the last 19 years and have presided over a sympathetic renovation. Period features remain with leaded windows, exposed timbers and original fireplaces and all rooms enjoy views to the front or rear over the pretty cottage garden. Complementing the cottage are the grounds and outbuildings that run with it. The garden gives way to a vegetable garden which is within the village boundary and in the eyes of the agent could have planning potential. The remaining paddock land gently falls down to the natural spring fed pond and rises up into a far corner edged by mature woodland. A viewing will be essential to fully appreciate its charm, setting and the lifestyle opportunities this property offers. THE ACCOMMODATION A stone path leads to the six panelled front door which opens into the tiled entrance hall with timber staircase rising to the first floor. The beamed sitting room enjoys a double aspect with focal point being the stone fireplace housing the Hunter wood burner. Across the hall lies the dining room with terracotta tiled floor. To the side of the fireplace are oak recessed cupboards and in the corner of the room is a walk in storage cupboard under the stairs. Steps lead down to the flagstone floored kitchen/breakfast room with glazed door opening into the rear garden. The kitchen units run along two sides with oil fired Rayburn sitting in a brick recess and providing both cooking facilities, radiator central heating and hot water. The integrated Bosch dishwasher sits next to the butler sink and in the corner is a shelved pantry cupboard. Lying beyond is the rear hall with fitted coat rail and offering access to the cloakroom which doubles up as a utility room. FIRST FLOOR A split level landing runs along the rear of the cottage. The master bedroom enjoys a double aspect with two window seats and original cast iron fireplace with timber mantelpiece. In the corner is a recessed walk in cupboard with hanging rail. Two further double bedrooms lie to the front of the cottage with westerly views and at the end of the landing lies the family bathroom featuring enamel roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, wc and pedestal hand basin. A run of full height storage cupboards lie on the landing with one housing the hot water cylinder. OUTSIDE Lying to the north of the cottage and accessed over a block paved drive is a thatched garage and adjoining timber garage with off road parking in front. A stone and rendered outbuilding houses the oil tank and provides separate store room. A stone path meanders through the front garden with lawn edged by herbaceous borders and enclosed behind dwarf stone wall with natural spring in the top corner that feeds down to the pond. The wall continues around the cottage enclosing the rear garden with split level lawn and paved seating area enjoying wonderful views across a pretty fold of land. The cottage also benefits from a rear pavioured drive accessed of Pudding Bag lane and providing further parking. The vegetable garden is enclosed by post and rail fencing with raised beds, polytunnel and two greenhouses. FARM BUILDING Lying to the north of the cottage is an asbestos clad farm building, divided internally and offering covered accommodation for livestock and animals. The building has its own vehicular access from Grange Lane and to the rear are fenced off pens. THE LAND Gently falling and rising away from the cottage is a grass field extending to approximately 1.74 acres with mature trees defining the boundaries. Post and wire fences currently divide the field into three paddocks. Running along the western boundary is a wooded copse with spring fed natural wildlife pond. LOCATION Pitsford lies about 5 miles to the north of Northampton, the county town. Northampton has extensive shopping and leisure facilities and is in easy reach of the M1 (Junctions 15, 15a and 16) as well as the A14 which links the M6 and M1 to the A1 in the east. There are golf courses close by at Church Brampton and Harlestone, trout fishing and sailing at Pitsford and Hollowell reservoirs, horse racing at Huntingdon and Towcester and motor racing at Silverstone. Light air traffic can be flown from Sywell Aerodrome. There is a state primary school at Church Brampton with secondary schooling at Moulton. Pitsford has a grammar school and there are excellent private preparatory schools at Maidwell and Spratton. The public schools of Stowe, Rugby, Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle are all within easy striking distance. DIRECTIONS NN6 9AL From Northampton take the A508 northwards towards Market Harborough and after passing Boughton take the next right turn signed to Pitsford. Continue into the middle of the village and after passing the Griffin Inn take the next left turn into Grange Lane and signed to The Church. Proceed down the lane and Paddock Cottage will appear on the right towards the bottom. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, Drainage and Electricity. Oil fired central heating to radiators by Rayburn. Mains gas available in Grange Lane. Local Authority: Daventry District Council. Tel: 01327 871100 Broadband Speed Test: 24.9mbps download and 7.56 mbps upload speed Outgoings: Council Tax Band "F" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "Exempt" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 20 Bridge Street, Northampton, NN1 1NR. Tel - 01604 632 19