Shotley Cottage, Shotley, Harringworth, Northamptonshire, NN17 3AG | Property for sale | Savills
2,440 sq ft(226.68 sq m)
Guide price £975,000

Shotley CottageShotley, Harringworth, Northamptonshire, NN17 3AG

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • Offering versatility as one home, or house & annex;
  • Within landscaped gardens with detached garden studio;
  • Providing extensive driveway parking & tandem garaging
  • Uppingham five miles; Stamford & Oakham both 10 miles

A beautiful period house, with linked chapel conversion, offering privacy, versatility and character with delightful gardens within a prime Welland Valley setting, five miles from Uppingham

About this property

  • An attractive detached period listed house, dated 1829, Shotley Cottage has a glazed link from its kitchen to a converted brick chapel, and overall offers privacy, versatility and character, with beautiful private gardens of a third of an acre and views to rolling farmland.

    The front door opens into a stone flagged stairwell hallway, which directly accesses the sitting room, with a stone chimney breast and wood burning stove, and the dual-aspect snug, beyond it, which line the eastern end of the house, and the spacious wooden floored dining room, which accesses the kitchen.

    The vaulted and modern kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a fabulous suite, with extensive fitted units, a central island with breakfast bar, integrated appliances and gas Rangemaster, with a utility room adjoining. The kitchen has an external door to the garden and terrace and an link along the contemporary glazed link to the chapel.

    From the main entrance hallway, the staircase rises to the farmhouse first floor, where the landing accesses four bedrooms and the family bathroom.

    From the kitchen, the glazed link leads into the chapel, which is currently integral to the house but also offers a ready made annex, business base or letting opportunity (subject to any change of use consents). The chapel comprises an impressive ground floor drawing room, with the original external chapel doors within the northern gable, and ground floor shower room, with a spiral staircase that rises to a spacious first floor fifth double bedroom.

    The gardens are a delight and extend to about 0.32 acres in total, arranged to the west of the house, with a southerly aspect and beautiful views to rising grassland. Beautifully landscaped, the gardens incorporate terraces for eating and entertaining, formal borders and sweeping lawns, all set out to showcase the setting. Within the garden, towards its western end, an airconditioned detached garden studio incorporates a gym, with sauna, and office/work room, with southerly bi-folding doors.

    Shotley Cottage has gravelled parking to the front of the house and chapel, to the north, as well as to the south of the house, where double doors open to the oversized tandem garages, permitting the parking of several vehicles.

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This is a special property - I absolutely love the feel of this home and the lifestyle it affords, with the traditional form of the house and the versatility of the chapel, the kitchen linking everything together, including the garden. The gardens are also a key feature and fabulous, showcasing the setting so well, with its rising ground rather like an amphitheatre!

James AbbottProperty agent

Local information

  • The hamlet of Shotley is situated on a no through road on the edge of Harringworth, close to the Northants/Rutland border. It is located in the attractive rolling countryside of the Welland Valley, with fine distant views of the famous Harringworth Viaduct.
  • Harringworth has a number of facilities, including a public house, church, village hall and riding school, whilst it is within easy driving distance is the surrounding towns, Uppingham (five miles), Stamford and Oakham (both 10 miles), Market Harborough (16 miles).
  • For commuters, there are mainline rail services from Corby (seven miles) and Kettering (14 miles) to London St Pancras in under the hour, whilst the area is blessed with a choice of renowned state, preparatory and independent schools. There is a primary school at Gretton (three miles) and follow on secondary schools at UCC Uppingham, with private schools at Oakham, Oundle, Stamford and Uppingham.
  • For leisure enthusiasts, the local area is popular for cyclists and the unspoilt rolling countryside and footpaths ideal for walkers. Rutland Water, with its sailing club, is seven miles north, whilst Eyebrook Reservoir, with its fishing, eight miles west. There are also several golf courses within a ten miles radius, including Luffenham Heath.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: North Northamptonshire District Council
  • Services: Full mains services. Mains gas central heating. Fibre optic broadband. Air conditioning in the studio gym & office/workroom.
  • Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fitting and garden ornaments are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • All journey times and distances are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E