Rose Cottage
159.33 sq m
Guide price £595,000(17.578.089.893 ₫)

Old School LaneBlakesley, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8RS

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • No onward chain
  • Country-style kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • Garden backing onto fields with countryside views
  • Off road parking and garage
  • Blakesley primary school is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
  • Blakesley village also has a public house, general store and garage
  • Rail service from Milton Keynes to London Euston from 35 minutes

Charming detached character cottage in a sought after village.

About this property

  • Rose Cottage is an attractive, detached, stone built cottage in a Conservation Area. Situated on a no through road in the beautiful village of Blakesley.

    The property is approached over a gravelled parking area surrounded by raised flower beds and shrubs, and is set back from the road in a quiet and secluded location.

    A path laid with flagstones and flower bed borders leads to the front door. On entering, there is a hallway leading into a country-style kitchen/breakfast room with a series of base units with wooden work surfaces, wood parquet flooring and exposed beams. There is a two oven oil-fired Aga, Belfast sink, space for an under-counter fridge, and room for a table and chairs.

    A useful utility room provides space for additional white goods including large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. It also offers further base units and work surface as well as airing and storage cupboards. There is a door out to the front of the property, making this a practical room for leaving muddy boots and coats.

    A light and airy family room provides a great additional reception room, with a stained glass window, exposed brick wall and French doors leading out to the patio and garden, and with views of the countryside behind.

    On the other side of the entrance hall is a delightful sitting room with exposed beams and brickwork, recessed shelving, an attractive stained glass window and wooden flooring that steps down into the well-proportioned and light dining room with dual aspect. An impressive double sided open fireplace is a key feature of both the dining room and sitting room.

    On the first floor is the master bedroom with a good size en suite bathroom and a bank of fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space. The master bedroom benefits from views across the garden and countryside. There are three further double bedrooms, all with character features including window seats, vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. There is also a family bathroom.

    To the front of the property there are raised flower beds, shrubs and trees. There is also off road parking for four vehicles and a single garage.

    The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a shrub border on one side and a selection of mature trees. There is also a garden shed. Adjacent to the French doors which lead into the family room, there is a patio with space for table and chairs. The patio is surrounded by flower borders with steps up to the lawn and views over open countryside.

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A classic gem in a quiet backwater, with views towards the windmill.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Blakesley is an attractive South Northamptonshire village with a variety of ironstone houses and cottages situated in rural countryside.
  • The village amenities include a general store/post office, public house, garage, parish church, a village hall and an Ofsted outstanding rated primary school (at time of print: April 2019).
  • The nearby market town of Towcester provides for more extensive requirements including a comprehensive school, Sponne, with a school bus running from/to the village.
  • Preparatory and public schools can be found at Winchester House (Brackley), Beachborough (Westbury), Stowe (Buckingham), Bloxham and Tudor Hall (Bloxham).
  • The village lies between the M1 motorway (Junction 15a - Rothersthorpe approximately 13 miles) and M40 motorway (Junction 11 – Banbury approximately 17 miles).
  • Mainline train services to London from Milton Keynes (Euston – 18 miles from 35 minutes) and Banbury (Marylebone – peak time from 57 minutes).
  • Sporting and leisure activities include village tennis courts & tennis club, village cricket club and cricket field, movie nights at the village hall, golf at Farthingstone, Whittlebury and Stowe, motor racing at Silverstone, theatres and cinema multiplexes at Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Towcester leave the town using the A5 (Watling Street) and at the junction with the A43 (Towcester Bypass) take the second exit signed to Greens Norton and Blakesley. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles. As you approach the pub, bear right onto High Street/Blakesley Hill. Continue on this road for approximately 2.5 miles towards Blakesley and turn left just before the green on to High Street. Head along the High Street for a short distance and then turn right (after the public house) onto Old School Lane. Carry on down the lane and the property can be found on the right hand side, the gable end faces the road.
  • EPC Rating = E