17th Century Cottage in Wootton, England

Listing Description

"Country Properties are proud to present this unique A Grade II listed 17th century four bedroom cottage to the market. With a stunning blend of 19th and 21st century features, this cottage was originally two cottages. The property's ground floor briefly comprises of a dining room, sitting room, kitchen/ breakfast room and downstairs bathroom. To the first floor you will come across four double bedrooms which benefit from built in wardrobe space in bedroom's one and two. Externally the property offers a driveway for 2 vehicles and a well presented garden. The accommodation has been extended superbly to the side with the addition of a beautiful bespoke oak framed kitchen/breakfast area with floor to ceiling length windows providing views to the well presented garden and is heated via underfloor heating.

Cause End Road is a well established residential street and offers walking access to the highly popular Wootton Upper School and a well stocked local convenience store. Wootton benefits from a range local amenities comprising of public houses, restaurants, schools, sports/ recreational facilities and local stores. Wootton is a perfect located village for easy access to major road links via the A421 making Milton Keynes, Bedford and the A1 within easy reach."

OHDO Notes

Location: Warren Cottage, Cause End Road, Wootton, Bedford, MK43. At the time of this post, priced at £475,000 ($611,774 USD). For more information on this property contact Country Properties .

Additional info: Rightmove.co.uk

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    Jo Ann G

    Fascinating to think of people living there in the 1600’s. I can never get over how old things are in Europe compared to the US where we think anything over 100 is ancient. Very interesting blend of old and new. My first thought on seeing the floor plan is that it would be a very long walk from the master bedroom to the bathroom in the middle of the night!

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      Miss-Apple37

      and that you cannot have kids in bedrooms 2 and 3 calling you in the night because you wouldn’t necessarily hear them, or you need to go down, go to the other side of the house and climb up another set of stairs to go and see them. And then backwards to go back to bed! Exercising in the middle of the night!

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    Bethster

    About that long walk to the bathroom, that would definitely be a drag. I would probably end up using the sitting room as a bedroom and the dining room as a living room. The rooms downstairs are a very decent size, while the upstairs rooms are quite small. Of course, sleeping downstairs would mean people would have to go through my bedroom to get upstairs. I guess I could put up a wall and a door….

    I wonder if one of the bedrooms upstairs could be turned into a bathroom? Maybe bedroom 3? Then you could turn the two bedrooms on the right into a master and make the bath a jack-and-jill so it’s available to the master and the remaining wee bedroom upstairs!

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      Miss-Apple37

      The issue with masonry wall is that they’re not as versatile as wood walls like in most of the US houses. In the USA if you want to add plumbing or HVAC you seem to just open a wall or remove floor boards, place the pipes in the cavity, close the wall/put back the wood floor. You just can’t do that in a masonry house. Either you have visible pipes or have to find a way like a conduit to conceal them adding thickness to your wall and maybe eyesore.

      I’am always amazed at how American houses seem to be able to undergo easily changes. Want a new door? Move a window? Just open the wall, cut the studs, add new ones, and voilà!

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        Bethster

        Yes, I’m often surprised at the changes people can make. I don’t know much about these old masonry cottages and what can and can’t be done. Maybe a slop jar is the way to go!

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        Marc

        The only thing masonry here is the chimney. The house is timber framed and the spaces are filled in with wattle and daub, which is like plaster and lath but more weatherproof.

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          Miss-Apple37

          Marc, you said it yourself, the spaces are filled. That’s exactly what I was talking about when comparing a balloon or platform frame house from the USA to this old timber-framed house. The light framed houses have a cavity between the inner and outer walls/floors, where it is easy to hide pipes and ducts. The other “masonry” constructions i was opposing to the wooden frames have plain walls. Waddle and daub, stone, brick, even rammed earth, you name it. You add insulation/pipes on the walls, not in the walls (well you can but this is some heavy structural work).

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