As the name suggests, Paradise Cottage is an idyllic Grade II listed property occupying a wonderful location.
Set in open countryside on the edge of the peaceful village of Northborough, some seven miles North of Peterborough and nine miles East of Stamford.
Dating from c1700 and built from coursed local limestone under a traditional reed thatched roof, Paradise Cottage is an exceptional property maintained to the highest standards inside and out.
The property was extended in the 1980's and has been extended again and fully refurbished in 2008-2010 by the current owners. Around this time the property was also entirely repointed and new double glazed wooden windows and French doors were installed.
The thatched roof has been meticulously well maintained by Dodson Bros Thatchers and is in excellent order throughout.
Paradise Cottage offers a truly wonderful living space, with well-balanced accommodation arranged over two floors and the added flexibility of a barn that combines easily with the main house or a self contained annexe.
A welcoming entrance hall has oak plank flooring complementing the oak staircase rising to the first floor. The accommodation flows naturally to the formal sitting room, dining room and breakfast kitchen beyond.
The formal sitting room is bright and airy, being dual aspect, and has a deep inglenook fireplace housing a traditional bread oven and wood burning stove.
A study is located through the living room towards the northern end of the property offering a quiet area in which to work or study away from the hub of the house. On the opposite side of the hallway the formal dining room features a stone fire surround housing an inset gas fire. This room is of a generous size, perfect for formal dining and entertaining.
The breakfast kitchen was recently refitted by John Lewis with contemporary tiled floor and wall hung painted oak cabinets complemented by durable silestone work surfaces, integrated appliances and fabulous Lacanche range cooker with four ring gas hob and Wok plate, triple ovens and a warming drawer. This delightful family kitchen is the hub of the home; a great place for cooking and casual entertaining.
From here there is direct access to the rear lobby, refitted
utility room and cloak room, making the whole space practical yet effortlessly stylish.
The garden room, conservatory and family/games room offer versatile accommodation. Each room is clearly designated, whilst flowing together creating a fabulous area for parties and larger gatherings. Both garden room and conservatory benefit from underfloor heating, each room has access via French doors on to the wonderful outside patio space which offers the most delightful views over the grounds and open farm land beyond.
To the rear of the family/games room is a self contained guest bedroom with en suite shower room enabling this part of the house to be utilised as an annexe or as guest accommodation.
From the entrance hallway, stairs rise to the bright landing space giving access to the three main bedrooms.
The master suite is triple aspect with a south facing Juliette balcony and a fully tiled en suite shower room with a well equipped dressing area providing excellent storage, shelving and hanging space.
The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with the third double bedroom also with fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite
Guest Bedroom with En Suite
Stable Block with Two Stables
The property sits behind electric gates giving access to ample parking and turning space.
There is a large garage which has a pre planning application to provide self contained accommodation at first floor level with an extension to the rear. Adjacent to this is a smart stable block housing two loose boxes, a large hay/storage barn and a dog kennel/tack room. The area sits on a concrete yard area enclosed by a five bar gate.
The plot extends to some 1.5 acres inclusive with well-established laurel hedging to the South and West boundaries with beech hedging and post and rail fencing to the North and East.
Two paddocks are divided by two post and rail fencing, separating a well established lawn and formal garden with mature hedging and a wonderful kitchen/vegetable garden.
Northborough is a tranquil village situated approximately 2.7 miles South of Market Deeping and some 7.3 miles North of Peterborough.
The village offers a range of local amenities including an excellent primary school, public house, church, village shop and village hall.
The neighbouring village of Glinton has further amenities, including a well renowned Village College for secondary education.
From Peterborough there is a high speed rail link to London King's Cross with a publicised journey time of approximately 50 minutes.
Peterborough City Council.
Postcode for SatNav: PE6 9BS.
Mains electricity, gas and water are understood to be connected. Foul sewage via automated Septic tank drainage. Central heating is provided by a high efficiency gas boiler/air source heat pump central heating system.
The property has an ADT monitored alarm with integrated smoke alarms and CCTV system. None of these services or appliances have been tested by the agents.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Every effort has been made to omit any fixtures belonging to the Vendor in the description of the property and the property is sold subject to the Vendor's right to the removal of, or payment for, as the case may be, any such fittings, etc. whether mentioned in these particulars or not.