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3 bed cottage for sale North Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN9

3 beds
1 bath
1 reception

Property location

  • Windmill Primary School0.3 miles
  • St Peter's Church of England Academy0.4 miles
  • Wellingborough6.8 miles
  • Kettering8.9 miles

Features and description

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'Aspirational Homes' from Magenta Estate Agents present a most attractive and characterful stone-built Grade II listed thatched cottage believed to date back to the mid-18th century and which is set well back from the road behind a generous frontage with ample parking and garage.

The market town of Raunds is situated in the heart of East Northamptonshire and enjoys easy access to all the major roads and motorways, including the A45 and A14 which link to the M6, M1, A1 and M11. Owing to the wide range of manufacturing and distribution businesses in the area, it is an increasingly-popular town for local workers and commuters alike.

The town enjoys a full range of shops and amenities including supermarkets, a medical centre, gp surgery, post office, schooling for all ages, restaurants and parks. The town square hosts a Friday market with regular stallholders selling fresh local produce. Nearby Stanwick Lakes affords extensive play areas to keep families entertained, and acres of wide open spaces and paths. The multimillion-pound development of Rushden Lakes, an exciting retail, leisure and tourism destination, has also welcomed a multiplex cinema, soft play facility, adventure golf and some exciting new restaurants.

Mainline train services operate from Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby to London St. Pancras International with a journey time of around one hour.
Wellingborough 11 miles, Oundle 11 miles, Kettering 15 miles, Northampton 20 miles (distances approximate)

Playmates Pre-school: Ofsted Grade 1 (Outstanding)
Windmill Primary School (Academy): Ofsted Grade 2 (Good)
St. Peter’s Church of England Academy: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good)
Raunds Manor School Sports College for children aged 11-18: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good)
Wellingborough School: Independent school serving children aged 3-18
Kimbolton School: Independent school serving children aged 4-18
Oundle School: Co-educational independent school serving children aged 11-18

Ground Floor

Enter the cottage to the front aspect via a 6-panel door with arched fanlight and glazing bars. The welcoming hall affords feature slate floor tiles, radiator, ntl and BT points, wall-mounted cupboard housing the electric meter and consumer unit, ledged and braced door to useful understairs storage cupboard providing cloak hanging space and fitted shelving and further housing the gas meter, stairs rising to the first-floor landing, ledged and braced door leading to:

Kitchen/Dining Room

4.71m x 3.56m (15' 5" x 11' 8") plus recess of 1.47m x 1.45m (4' 10" x 4' 9") (plus cupboard space) In keeping with, and further enhancing, the charm of the open-plan kitchen/diner, the kitchen has been refitted with a traditional range of Shaker-style base units with tongue-and-groove detailing and antiqued cup handles, further comprising oak worktops, 1.5 bowl Butler-style sink unit with period-style mixer tap over, complementary tiling to splashbacks, space for Range cooker (available under separate negotiation) with decorative canopy extractor hood over, integrated fridge, space for dishwasher, concealed Ideal boiler, door to shelved pantry-style cupboard with light connected and double plug socket, wall-mounted digital hot-water/heating control, feature peninsula breakfast bar unit providing additional storage space, feature stone wall reveals, exposed ceiling beams and lintels, slate floor tiles, rear-aspect window with glazing bars overlooking the rear garden, glazed door to the rear aspect leading to the garden, radiator, front-aspect window with glazing bars, TV point, ledged and braced door leading to:


4.70m x 3.50m (15' 5" x 11' 6") Cosy and inviting, the lounge enjoys a feature period-style fireplace with decorative marble-effect fire surround and Magiglo gas fire which draws the eye and creates a lovely focal point within the room. Additional features and benefits include exposed stone walling, exposed ceiling and lintel beams, wooden flooring, front-aspect window with glazing bars, two radiators, wall light points, TV point, glazed double doors giving access to the rear garden.

First Floor

Stairs ascend from the ground floor to the first-floor landing which enjoys some exposed original floorboards with the remainder being carpeted, further comprising access to the loft space, stained and varnished balustrading, wall-mounted central heating thermostat, radiator, two rear-aspect windows with glazing bars overlooking the rear garden, all communicating 4-panel doors to:

Master Bedroom

3.70m x 3.50m (12' 2" x 11' 6") The master double bedroom affords a television point, radiator and a front-aspect window with glazing bars which overlooks the front garden and the green beyond.

Bedroom Two

3.81m x 3.70m (12' 6" x 12' 2")(max) A light and airy double bedroom with a feature wall, radiator and a front-aspect window with glazing bars.

Bedroom Three

3.40m x 2.30m (11' 2" x 7' 7")(plus eaves space) A quirky single bedroom with sloping ceilings, feature exposed stone walling, wooden flooring, radiator and a window to the side aspect.


The bathroom has been fitted with a period-style white suite comprising a pedestal wash-hand basin, low-level WC and freestanding roll-top bath with ball and claw feet and floor-mounted bath shower mixer. Over the bath is a large ceiling-mounted fixed circular shower head along with a fitted curtain rail and shower curtain. The bathroom further comprises painted tongue-and-groove panelling to dado height, wooden flooring, front-aspect obscure-glazed window with glazing bars, traditional towel radiator and a built-in cupboard housing the hot-water tank and linen shelving.


The cottage sits behind an open-plan lawn with a paved footpath leading to the main entrance to the property. There is a hanging wall lantern and to either side of the front door are ornate wrought-iron hanging-basket brackets. A tarmac drive affords off-road parking for several cars and in turn leads to the single garage.

Fully enclosed by timber fencing, the rear garden is laid mainly to a gently sloping lawn with herbaceous borders. For al fresco dining, there are both paved and decked areas, whilst to the side of the cottage is an area of hardstanding ideal for storage. There is a timber gate to the side of the garden allowing for pedestrian access.


5.00m x 3.40m (16' 5" x 11' 2"). Single, thatched garage with wooden double doors, power and light connected, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and freezer, and a courtesy door to the rear garden.

Agent's Notes

The thatched roof is Long Straw with a Flush ridge. The roof covering was completely replaced circa 2001 with a lifespan of approximately 25 years. The ridge was replaced in November 2014.

Thatched properties require specialist home insurance, with many insurers having a 'checklist' or certain criteria that has to be met. As standard, a professional safety check of the electrics needs to be carried out every five years. We are informed by the present vendor that the electrics were inspected and tested in 2019.

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