A wonderfully impressive Grade 2 listed 16th century detached cottage* 5 double bedrooms*3 principal reception rooms*4 bathrooms* 2 cloakrooms*Extensive Gardens* Enclosed private driveway and double Garage* Set in approximately 1.76 acres.* Chocolate box cottage* Over 2950 sq.ft of accommodation* Kitchen breakfast room*Study* Double Garage.
A wonderfully impressive Grade 2 listed 16th century detached cottage, with extensive gardens, enclosed private driveway and a double garage.
Set in approximately 1.76 acres.
Detached 'chocolate box cottage' in the village of Hargrave Over 2,950 sq.ft of versatile accommodation over two floors Superb decorative order and contemporary internal styling 3 Principal Reception Rooms - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Study
5 Double Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms & 2 Cloakrooms
Extensive Gardens - Wrap Around Patio - Enclosed Private Driveway
Ample Parking - Detached Double Garage
Box Tree House is located in the village of Hargrave on the border of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The property is conveniently located approximately 5 miles to the west of Kimbolton and 7 miles to the east of Rushden. Direct rail services are available to London from St Neots ,Huntingdon, Wellingborough and Kettering with an average journey time of 1 hour 6 mins.
The village of Hargrave is well connected to the local communication network via the nearby B645 with access onto the A6 and the A1. Hargrave benefits from a Children's Day Nursery, All Hallow's Church and a Village Hall. The nearby towns of Wellingborough and St Neots offer a range of shopping facilities, supermarkets, public houses and various sports clubs. More extensive facilities are available at Rushden Lakes (8 miles) with a first-class shopping experience and lakeside restaurants. The area enjoys excellent local and public schooling, with a choice of Kimbolton, Bedford, Wellingborough and Oundle.
Box Tree House comprises an impressive 16th century detached cottage with a thatched roof to the original building element, and a further sympathetically considered extension to bring light and contemporary internal styling. This beautiful family residence nestles well in the generous 1.76 acre garden plot enjoying rolling lawns and a wraparound patio to the main house.
A private enclosed driveway leads to ample parking space and a detached garage. This spacious cottage of approximately 2,950 sq.ft (274.20 sq.m) is arranged over two floors with full LPG gas central heating, in addition to two wood burning stoves and (in part) underfloor heating thoughtfully introduced, where of benefit.
The additions to the property blend perfectly from the exterior. The extension adds space and light with thoughtful design consideration throughout. On the ground floor is a modern open plan living area connecting an extraordinary 21 ft x 17 ft open plan kitchen and family dining room to create a fabulous entertaining space for welcoming friends and family. With attractive polished granite, stone base line cabinets, and a large matching central island there is ample space for a free-standing kitchen table. Connecting the kitchen, the extension provides a separate entrance lobby with cloak room and separate utility area with dual aspect windows, a recessed butler sink, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
A light and airy internal hallway with light Oak staircase connects traditional with contemporary, offering a TV room, with tiled flooring, (the whole tiled area has underfloor heating) and windows to two elevations. The hallway also extends to the principal lounge sitting room which has a large inglenook stone fireplace with wood burner, and exposed beams to the ceiling. This room extends to a further open plan room with characterful latch lever doors to the front and rear gardens.
A further connecting hallway extends to a family snug room with an inglenook fireplace and beautiful exposed oak beams to the ceilings. A connecting doorway leads to a study room, with window to the rear garden and a feature baker's oven. The snug room benefits from an additional spiral staircase, adding convenient connectivity to the first floor. The main staircase leads to a large landing, giving access to the master suite with windows to the side gardens and an additional dressing room. The master suite includes a generously proportioned en-suite bathroom with freestanding deep bath and double width walk in shower, which also benefits from underfloor heating. There is a further double bedroom with an impressive three-piece en-suite shower room and access to the mega flow hot water tank. Two further double bedrooms are separated by a bathroom with Jack & Jill connecting doors, which also gives access to a small landing. Bedroom four also has a feature exposed stone wall and capped oak beams to the ceiling. A further double bedroom also benefits from en-suite bathroom with walk in shower enclosure.
The properties heating efficiency has been optimised, and benefits from underfloor heating, and "Thermaskirt" heated skirting boards have been fitted in the master bedroom, first floor extension and bedroom, and further bedroom to the first floor. All bathrooms also benefit from underfloor heating with additional underfloor electric heating to the Jack and Jill bathroom. Many rooms also benefit from individual thermostat control units for comfort and practicality.
Set in a semi-rural setting in the pretty village of Hargrave, Box Tree House enjoys a generous frontage with an extensive garden to the rear, in total extending to 1.76 acres. A patio area wraps around the property, which is perfect for entertaining. To the rear of the property is a parking area extending from a private enclosed driveway, which provides generous parking for a number of vehicles. A detached double garage is also located to the north of the parking area.
This delightful 400 year old Grade 2 listed property is the epitome of the "Chocolate box cottage" with the added benefit of a contemporary styling, to the interior of the extension. The property is situated opposite the village Church which adds more layers of authenticity to the character of the property.
Council Tax Band G
East Northamptonshire Council
All viewings are strictly by appointment only through the seller's agent, Bletsoes - 01832 732188
Energy Performance Certificate -Exempt as Listed Building
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Measurements & Other Information
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Within Easy Reach
Rushden Lakes: 8 miles Wellingborough: 12 miles St Neots: 13 miles
Northampton: 22 miles
Train Times to London
St Neots: 45 mins Wellingborough: 50 mins Huntingdon: 63 mins
Luton Airport: 51 miles Stanstead: 60 miles,Birmingham: 70 miles