Cottage / barn conversion near Daventry, Northants

Cottage / barn conversion near Daventry, Northants

Part barn / part Victorian cottage in Whilton, near Daventry, Northamptonshire

A stone and brick built cottage and barn conversion with four bedrooms and walled rear gardens, located in the sought after Northamptonshire village of Whilton


The deceptively spacious accommodation consists of:

Entrance hall, sitting room , double study, dining room, cloakroom, kitchen / breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.

The dining room (14'2" x 9'10") has been beautifully renovated with quarry tiled floor, inglenook stone fireplace with oak bressumer, flagstone hearth, multi-fuel stove and exposed stonework to third height on three walls and oak window seat.

The L shaped sitting room (16'8" x 13'9") has a brick hearth with gas fired stove and oak bressumer above, French doors to garden.

The double study (10'2" x 11'7") originally housed the local Post Office. This antique oak-stained pine study has two substantial custom built fully fitted workstations, shelving, drawers, ample cupboards, two suspension file cabinets ingeniously disguised as window style box seats, ample power points and subtle task lighting. Two BT lines are connected. The room could easily be converted back into snug / family room

The kitchen (15'10" x 8'10") boasts a high quality Britannia Stainless Steel range cooker with six gas burners, double oven, rotisserie etc., Smeg dishwasher and ample storage/work surface and matching breakfast bar. The whole room is well lit by means of a large clerestory (roof lantern).

The master bedroom (12'5" x 9'10") has a cast iron fireplace, en-suite shower room with Sanitan basin, low level WC set in oak base unit and double width fully tiled shower cubicle with extractor fan / light above.

The property is LPG centrally heated and double glazed (both installed 2004) and retains original features including exposed stone, beams etc., but all rooms still boast good head height giving this home a full of character yet spacious atmosphere.


The cared for walled rear gardens are landscaped to include raised fish pond with stone waterfall, stone-terraced flower beds, timber steps leading to lawn, circular stone patio area, gravelled area with water feature, decked BBQ/seating area, borders containing mature shrubs, timber garden shed, spacious timber lean-to log/bike store, screened utility area for bins, LPG bottles etc. The gardens enjoy a good degree of privacy and, being raised in nature, benefit from available sunshine from sunrise to sunset throughout most of the year.

To the front of the property, across the road, lies the well tended village allotments which afford this property pleasant views from all major rooms (no sheds / greenhouses are permitted, therefore the allotments remain attractive, tidy and crime-free).

The cottage fronts onto a pavement and being a long building provides for on-road parking for three vehicles given availability. (Please note: Our adjoining neighbours have their own off-road parking facilities and since we do not have any properties opposite us, parking has not been an issue 99.99% for the 11 years we have lived here.)


Electricity, mains water, mains drainage, LPG central heating via bottles.

LocationSituated in Whilton, a desirable "Britain in Bloom" winning village easily commutable for London / Milton Keynes / Birmingham etc., this delightful four double bedroom family home is constructed from stone and brick and was once part barn / part Victorian cottage dating back well in excess of 200 years.

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