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Bucklands Cottage, Banbury Road, Lower Boddington, Nr Banbury, South Northamptonshire

Guide price £645,000 Sold


A charming detached period cottage

  • Reception hall/family room
  • Sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting room/bedroom 4
  • Utility room, ground floor shower room
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Two further bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Detached garage with off-street parking
  • Garden with rural views



Situation
Lower Boddington is the smaller of two villages (Upper being the larger) that make up the parish of Boddington. The villages are surrounded by open 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 nearby at 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 mins.

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 Boddington area, as well as grammar schools at Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Description
This cottage is a period property, dating back to circa 1880-1900. It has been extended and sympathetically renovated by the current owners, who have lived there for over 20 years. The property incorporates many original period features, and is presented in a contemporary style perfect for modern family living.

The entrance porch leads to the reception hall/family room. This leads to the sitting room with a ceiling beam and woodburner. The kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely and light room, with integrated appliances, and good storage. French doors lead to a terrace and the garden. A utility room and shower room/wc are located to the side, with access to the garden. Completing the ground floor is a further sitting room/bedroom 4, with a log burner and French doors to the terrace.

On the first floor the master bedroom has an en suite shower room, and a dressing room. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The current owners obtained a planning consent for a single storey extension in 2001. This was undertaken in 2002, which included adding on the breakfast area to the kitchen and the utility room. However, there is still the potential to enlarge further by continuing to add on the studio (further details available on request).

Outside
The garden is a real feature of the property, offering open countryside views to the rear. It has been cleverly divided to provide various spaces to relax and entertain. There is a lawned area with established borders, including a wildflower area with storage shed.

The garage is detached, and is currently used as a workshop, with parking for several cars to the front.

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