A beautifully presented cottage listed Grade II. The cottage has been sympathetically and lovingly restored over the past 20 years to offer a truly exceptional family home seamlessly marrying period features with modern living.
Simpkins is a wonderful cottage believed to date to around the Charles II period circa 1650. The cottage has been restored to offer a lovely family home in the centre of this popular village.
ACCOMMODATION The cottage is entered through an oak door into a hall entrance porch with flagstone floor and underfloor heating, leading into the cosy snug with large Inglenook fireplace with Bessemer beam over encasing a wood burning stove. Waxed main and cross ceiling beams, window seat, underfloor heating and French doors opening onto a private seating patio.
The living room is situated in the centre of the cottage and has a wood burning stove set on a large stone hearth, bookshelves and main and cross ceiling beams.
Large study proving a characterful home working environment with book shelving, stone fireplace, ceiling beams and window seat. The room would also make a perfect dining or play room.
Modern garden room with lantern roof window and windows overlooking the gardens with French doors. Tiled floor and useful storage cupboard.
The focal hub of the home is the large open family kitchen with space for dining table and sofa. The room is part vaulted with exposed beams and has four windows affording excellent natural light and French doors joining the kitchen to the garden. The kitchen comprises a range of cabinets finished in cream with wooden work tops, Belfast sink, gas fired AGA, integrated fridge and space for dishwasher. Utility/boot room with door to garden, range of cream cabinets with wooden work tops, electric oven with electric hob over and quarry tiled floor.
The utility leads into an inner hall with storage cupboard and a large cloakroom with toilet and space for laundry appliances. There is a hatch in the living room providing access to a cellar with light which measure approximately 4m x 2.6m.
The principal bedroom is a large double room with part vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, dual aspect windows and exposed floor boards. En suite bathroom to comprise shower enclosure, wash basin, toilet and exposed floor boards.
Bedroom two is a lovely vaulted double room with bay window overlooking the garden, exposed beams and floor boards. Bedroom three is a good double room with dual aspect mullion windows and waxed ceiling beam. Bedroom four is a double room with vaulted ceiling proving feeling of space, exposed beams and floor boards.
Family bathroom with white suite comprising enamelled bath with shower over, wash basin toilet, chrome heated towel rail and exposed floor boards. There is a walk in cupboard on the landing with a hatch providing access to a good sized loft storage room which is situated above bedroom three and family bathroom with window, floor boards and good roof height.
OUTSIDE Simpkins has the most wonderful cottage garden with an abundance of pretty flower borders, central lawn, fruit trees and mature hedgerow. Behind the hedgerow is a five bar gate which could provide access to possible off road parking. There is a patio off the garden room and a second entertaining terrace to the rear of the garden. Range of red brick outbuildings to comprise a work shop, wood store, potting shed and greenhouse.
LOCATION Staverton lies on the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire border and is surrounded by rolling countryside with amenities including a public house, village school and parish church and farm shop. Further amenities can be found in the nearby town of Daventry, which has a number of supermarkets including a Waitrose, doctor’s surgeries, Leisure Centre and schooling.
Schools in the area include Bilton Grange Prep School in Dunchurch, Princethorpe College, Rugby, Rugby High School for Girls, Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby and King Henry VIII School, Coventry.
– Northampton 15 miles. London Euston 55 minutes – Banbury 17 miles. London Marylebone 65 minutes – Long Buckby 7 miles. London Euston 65 minutes All times and distances approximate
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