Buttercup Cottage, Bliss Lane, Flore, NN7Bliss Lane, Flore, Northants

£660,000Guide Price

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Property Features

  • Ref: 4284
  • Type: Cottage, Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Double Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Full Details


A delightful, detached, family cottage built in 2005 by local firm Messrs Grove and offered to the market with no onward chain. This traditionally styled and constructed property is located on a no- through road within the peaceful village of Flore. The external walls are of coursed ironstone construction beneath natural slate roofs with gable dormer windows.

Accommodation briefly comprises four bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, a further family bathroom, kitchen breakfast room, lounge, dining room, study, utility, double garage, off road parking and front and rear gardens.

This attractive property has many high specification features including Oak flooring, handmade Oak internal doors, a family bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, bespoke hand-crafted solid wood kitchen with Oak and granite surfaces plus a Clearview log burner housed within a reclaimed brick fireplace in the lounge.

The charming tiered garden to the rear of the property is a particularly attractive feature and has been meticulously designed to be both practical and attractive. A solid Oak balcony from the master bedroom provides a wonderful vantage over the garden and is provided with Oak steps leading down to the patio area.

A glazed Oak framed summer house with pitched and tiled roof has been constructed to the elevated rear corner of the garden and also provides a delightful vista over the well-tended shrubs and flowers.

Local Authority:                Daventry District Council
Council Tax:                       Band F
EPC:                                       76(C) 2015
Services:                              Mains Electricity, Gas, Water and Drainage Gas fired central heating and hot water


The property is situated in the heart of the small historic village of Flore which lies on a south facing gently sloping hillside to the north east of the River Nene.

Flore is referred to as Flora in the Domesday book and the village must have been fragrant with flowers long before the Norman Conquest. The gardens to Buttercup Cottage pay homage to this original meaning.

The main road through the village has recently been freed up following completion of the Flore Bypass and this has enabled the residents to settle back into a peacefully quiet community once again.

The village of Flore is an ideal location for families seeking a tranquil location but with all the benefits of easy access to Northampton or Daventry. Flore’s 5 minute proximity to junction 16 of the M1,  also make it a popular village for those whose work involves travelling.

Entrance Hall:
A gravel driveway leads up to the elevated main entrance to the cottage. There is a solid Oak canopy over the entrance door with exposed king post truss and clay tile pitched roof. The entrance door is also of solid Oak construction finished with cast iron furniture.
The entrance hall itself is neutrally decorated with solid Oak floor boards and a recessed coir grab mat. Slatted and braced Oak doors with cast iron T-bar hinges and exposed rosehead nails lead off to all ground floor rooms.
The split-level floor to the rear of the entrance hall has Oak steps which lead down to the double garage and up to the utility room.
An Oak door provides access to the large airing cupboard housing the indirect thermal store and is fitted with slatted softwood timber shelving providing useful storage space.
There is a pantry beneath the stairs with lighting and a further small low-level storage cupboard.
Carpeted stairs lead to the first floor and are fitted with painted timber handrails and balustrades.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room:
The kitchen / breakfast room captures natural sunlight from the French doors and casements windows overlooking the rear garden making it a well-lit enticing space.
The solid Oak floor boards extend through from the entrance hall and there is an exposed Oak ceiling beam. Recessed lighting has been installed to the ceiling.
Good quality, painted Oak base and wall units have been provided with stained Oak work tops. There is a Belfast style sink with traditional pillar taps and separate Quoker water boiler tap beneath the rear elevation two-unit window.
The kitchen has a central painted Oak island with a granite work top which provides useful storage and work surface space.
The large breakfast area has an abundance of natural light from the two-unit window and the fully glazed French doors which are fitted with decorative cast iron furniture.
The French doors open out onto a delightful tiered garden with red brick pathway bordered with English bricks. There is a solid Oak pergola above the pathway with traditional chamfered knee braces and Oak peg joints.

Oak steps lead up to the useful utility area where solid Oak painted base units have been installed incorporating substantial Oak worksurfaces and a Belfast style sink. The floor is finished with good quality Flag stones and there is a painted hardwood stable door with decorative cast iron furniture providing access to the rear garden.
Oak shelving with decorative cast iron brackets has been fitted above the base units providing additional storage space and there is space for a washing machine. Mechanical extract ventilation has been installed.

Sitting Room:
The large triple aspect sitting room also has fantastic natural lighting and is fitted with full height glazed French doors providing access to the pretty rear garden and productive vegetable patch and fruit garden.
The central feature fireplace is of reclaimed facing brick construction with an Oak lintel and stone hearth housing the Clearview wood burning stove. The floor is finished with cut-pile carpet.

Dining Room:
The good-sized dining room has ample space for a large table and chairs and has a front aspect overlooking the drive and lawned garden. The floor is finished with cut-pile carpet.

Downstairs Cloakroom:
The cloak room has a ceramic tile floor. There is a standard size wash hand basin with pedestal and WC. Mechanical extract ventilation has been installed.

The ground floor study / office room has a two-unit window to the front aspect and provides plenty of space for an office desk, storage cabinets and shelving – perfect for home working.

Master Bedroom:
The large, dual aspect Master bedroom has a two-unit gable dormer window overlooking the front garden. There is also full height glazed French doors within the rear gable dormer which lead onto a delightful Oak balcony with glazed balustrading affording wonderful views of the garden. The balcony has space for seating, perfect for lazy Sunday mornings over a coffee, croissant, and newspaper. Steps from the balcony provide access down to a stone patio area within the rear garden.
The master bedroom currently accommodates a double size bed, sofa, seating area and dressing table plus large built in wardrobe with double Oak doors.

Ensuite to Master Bedroom:
An Oak door from the master bedroom provides access to the ensuite. The walls have been finished with glazed metro tiles and the floor has unique Belgium bleu stones above electric pad underfloor heating. Further heating is provided by the full-size ladder towel rail radiator.
Sanitary appliances are of a good quality and comprise contemporary wash hand basin with Oak support storage unit, corner shower unit with curved glazed sliding doors, and WC. The fitted mirror above the wash hand basin has automatic demist and hand swipe gesture operation.
A full width, built-in Oak storage unit has been provided below the Velux style window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Two:
Bedroom two is a very large double room with two-unit gable dormer window overlooking the front aspect. There is a large wardrobe with double Oak doors and cast-iron furniture. To the far-left hand side of the wardrobe a ‘secret’ door leads to a considerable attic room which has been fully boarded and provides fantastic storage capacity.
Further Oak double doors lead to the second ensuite bathroom and single wardrobe.

Ensuite to bedroom two:
The ensuite serving bedroom two, is a large space with a Velux style window providing natural lighting. It is fitted with a white pedestal wash hand basin with traditional pillar taps, white WC with low level cistern and a large corner shower cubicle. A storage cupboard has been formed to the rear eaves space and there is a fitted mirror above the wash hand basin which has automatic demist and hand swipe gesture operation.

Bedroom Three:
Bedroom three is a double to rear of the property with two double glazed Velux style roof lights which fully open and overlook the terraced garden.

Bedroom Four:
Bedroom four is currently used as a study and has a two-unit gable dormer window overlooking the front aspect.

Family Bathroom:
The tastefully styled family bathroom has geometric floor tiles and timber butt and bead wood wall panelling with paint finish.
There is a rear elevation Velux style window overlooking the garden. Traditionally styled sanitary appliances include a shell style wash hand basin and pedestal, WC and free standing, double-ended, claw foot bath with mixer tap and shower hose. Mechanical extract ventilation has been installed.

Outside Areas:
Front Aspect:

The property is situated at the end of a no-through road and is slightly elevated and set back from the highway. A gravel driveway provides off road parking for up to three cars and there is a lawned front garden area with side access to the rear garden.

Rear Garden:

The brick tiered rear garden with its timber sleeper vegetable beds, perimeter fruit and berry bushes and abundance of well-tended shrubs and flowers is a charming area that has been carefully designed and maintained by the current owner. There are gravel pathways, outside lighting an Oak pergola, and a delightful Oak framed summerhouse with stable style doors and power and lighting; perfect to enjoy winter sunshine or late summer entertaining with the doors opening onto the seated patio area. An external tap has been provided to the patio area against the rear elevation wall.
A hardstanding area of cut stone pavings and perimeter engineering bricks has been formed to the left-hand side garden space. This area houses a large timber shed with electric power and lighting, a Cedar shingle pitch roof and ship lap timber cladding to the walls with space for the 3 council refuse bins. There is a coach light over the double entrance doors.

Double Garage:
To the front of the property is a large integral double garage with two separate slatted timber vehicular access doors with remote control operation. Power and lighting have been installed and there is a pedestrian door leading to the habitable accommodation. The gas boiler and electrical consumer unit are located to the rear left-hand side of the garage. Hot and cold-water taps have been fitted to the rear of the garage.

Agent Note:
Construction is currently under way for a residential dwelling on the adjacent site of the former Bliss Lane Tea Room. The boiler is a Vaillant gas boiler installed in 2005 when the property was constructed and is housed in the garage. The unit is serviced regularly. The thermostat is located in the hallway and there is a control panel in the utility room. The hot water cylinder is located in the airing cupboard off the ground floor hallway. Space heating is provided by wet system panel radiators which are fitted with induvial thermostatic control valves. The property has the benefit of a security alarm linked to PIR sensors and door contacts; however, the appliance has not been recently serviced. The main roof void areas are accessed via two hatches on the first-floor landing. We are unaware if the loft is boarded or insulated or has lighting. There is no loft ladder. The Attic Room has been boarded and has power and lighting. The consumer unit is located within the garage and was installed in 2005 when the property was constructed. The flue plate for the installation of the wood burning stove in the sitting room, is located within the garage. There is lighting and power to the garden which was installed in approximately 2017. Principal windows are double glazed wooden units with trickle vents. The gas and electric meter housing units are located on the side elevation of the property. There is no operational smart meter. The internal water stop tap is located in the garage near to the boiler. The external stop tap is at the entrance to the driveway.

Important Notice:
Whilst every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute a contract or part of one. David Cosby Chartered Surveyors have not tested services, appliances, equipment, or fittings within the property and therefore no guarantee can be made that they are in good working order. No assumption should be made that the property has all necessary statutory approvals and consents such as planning and building regulations approval. Any measurements given within the particulars are approximate and photographs are provided for general information and do not infer that any item shown is included in the sale. Any plans provided are for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. In all cases, prospective purchasers should verify matters for themselves by way of independent inspection and enquiries. Any comments made herein on the condition of the property are provided for guidance only and should not be relied upon.

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