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17th century thatched cottage in Northamptonshire

Pear Tree Cottage is a 17th century Grade II listed property close to the centre of Moreton Pinkney in Northamptonshire. The house is built of local ironstone under a reed thatched roof, and sits in nearly an acre.

Period features include ironstone mullion windows, an inglenook fireplace and ceiling beams; recent improvements include a new kitchen in 2008 with natural stone floors and a Belfast sink. The sitting room is cosy and has exposed wood floors and a fitted wood burner; the fireplace is in the snug and there is also a guest bedroom on the ground floor.

The first floor has three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.


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Outside within the grounds is a detached two-storey stone barn which offers the potential for a variety of uses, or has planning permission for a two-bedroom dwelling. The gardens are attractive and offer extensive lawned areas and well stocked borders. There is also a chicken run, a vegetable garden and a pond.

Moreton Pinkney is a sought-after Norhamptonshire village with a parish church and a village hall. Nearby Sulgrave has a village shop and Culworth, Weston and Eydon have good pubs. Further amenities are available at Banbury and Towcester.

The guide price is £695,000. For further information please contact Hamptons International on 01295 275 885 or visit

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