House For SaleRainbow Cottage, Banbury Road, Lower Boddington, Daventry
Guide price £725,000 Sold
A very well presented detached period cottage with fabulous gardens
- Entrance hall, sitting room and dining room/snug
- Family room, Kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom/WC
- Ground floor shower room
- Three first floor bedrooms, family bathroom
- Two second floor bedrooms
- Double garage with off street parking
- Fabulous garden extending circa 1/3 of an acre
- Edge of village position
- No onward chain
Lower Boddington is the smaller of two villages (Upper being the larger) that make up the parish of Boddington. The villages are surrounded by rural countryside.
The nearby village of Upper Boddington has a local primary school; a C of E Church; the Plough Inn and the Village Hall. The village has an active community, with many social events throughout the year.
Lower Boddington sits equidistant between the market towns of Daventry and Banbury, whilst Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford are all in close proximity.
The village has a popular pub, The Carpenters Arms. There are local stores at Byfield and Fenny Compton. More comprehensive facilities can be found in nearby Banbury, to include the Castle Quay Shopping Centre & the Spiceball Park Leisure Centre. The reservoir provides a number of leisure facilities including a sailing club.
The M40 Jct 11 just to the east of Banbury or at Jct 12 at Gaydon provide access to London & Birmingham. Trains from Banbury to Marylebone take approximately 54 minutes.
Secondary schooling is at Southam College which is rated as outstanding, and Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney, where there is a regular bus service for the children from the village. There are also a selection of excellent private schools in the area, as well as grammar schools at Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Rainbow Cottage is believed to date back to circa the1800s. It has been extended over the years, and renovated and restored by the current owners. The flexible layout works well for modern family living, and it also has the potential to be further extended if required.
The entrance hall leads to the dual aspect sitting room, with stone fireplace and open fire. The dining room/snug has an inglenook fireplace with open fire, wooden floor and ceiling beam, the perfect place to relax.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of units, and French doors to the terrace and garden. Adjacent to this is the family room, with vaulted ceiling, believed to pre-date the main house, and now converted to provide a flexible room that could be used as a playroom, cinema room or home office. Completing the ground floor is a downstairs cloakroom/WC and shower room.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two further attic bedrooms, offering great flexibility, perfect for childreor a home office.
The garden is a real feature of the property, offering open countryside views to the rear. There is a large terrace, providing the perfect place to relax and entertain. There are rose borders, apple trees and established flowering beds. A double garage and off street parking for several cars completes the property.