Vera Lows Cottage dates back to the17th century, constructed of Northamptonshire/Banbury stone under a Norfolk reed thatch, the property has been meticulously renovated and significantly extended in recent years and now offers deceptively spacious family living. The house is located in this popular village location on a secluded plot of approx. 0.5acres with views towards the Althorp Estate, ancestral home of the Spencer family.
DESCRIPTION Upper Harlestone is a small village which forms part of the Althorp Estate and has a church, primary school, public house and a garden centre.
Internally the principal rooms are of excellent proportions and consist: Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, breakfast kitchen, utility room, boot room, two cloakrooms, principal bedroom suite, six further bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. The reception hall has an attractive exposed stone fireplace with beam, tiled floor, grand oak staircase and a spacious under-stairs cupboard. Off the hall is a study with an exposed stone wall and French doors to the courtyard terrace. The excellent, well fitted breakfast kitchen has a range of base and wall units, Aga fitted in a stone inglenook with beam over, fitted dishwasher, combination oven/microwave, tiled floor and French doors to garden terrace. The drawing room also has an attractive inglenook fireplace with seats to either side of the chimney breast, glazed doors open into the dining room, both of these reception rooms have French doors onto garden terraces. The sitting room (original part of the 16th century house) has ceiling beams, inglenook with wood burner. Original staircase and door to an inner hall with tiled floor and cloaks hooks. Doors lead into a cloakroom and utility room with a range of fitted cupboards, tiled floor and a door into the boot room with spaces for washing machine/tumble drier, fitted cupboards, stainless steel sink and door to outside.
To the first floor is a spacious gallery landing from which the bedrooms radiate. The principal bedroom has useful cupboard space, separate dressing room with excellent range of fitted wardrobes, cupboards and dressing table. The en suite bathroom has a roll top bath, shower cubicle and tumbled marble tile floor. Bedroom two is a spacious room and originally planned to be the En suite bathroom to the principal bedroom, therefore, if so required, could be adapted as the appropriate pipework/plumbing is easily accessible. There are a further two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
TO THE OUTSIDE
Vera Low's Cottage is approached along a quiet country lane and up a driveway through electric oak gates which open into a spacious driveway with ample parking and turning space and to the double garaging with electric doors and heating, power and light. The gardens are entirely private and are a delight, having been designed for ease of maintenance. Laid in the main to lawn with tiered beds, retained by timber sleepers and stone terraces, which enjoy sunlight at various times during the day and early evening. The herbaceous borders are deep and well stocked, with an array of specimen trees and climbing plants. The views are splendid, overlooking open countryside to the Althorp Estate and towards a 16th century circular stone dovecote, Diana, Princess of Wales played in as a child.
The gardens in all amount to around 0.5 acre.