This stunning detached former lock keeper’s cottage is set in a beautiful location at the top of the Stockton flight on the Grand Union Canal, with mature woodland all around. If your canal property dream is rural peace and tranquillity, you’d be hard pressed to find anything more perfect. There is no car access, so the only way to arrive at the cottage and its next door neighbour is to walk to them along the towpath. Despite its seclusion, the cottage is not entirely isolated. There are Kate Boats and AngloWelsh Boats bases within a short walk, and there are two canalside pubs within a ten minute walk in either direction, the Blue Lias Inn, and the Boat Inn. There is also fishing lake and easy access onto the 100 mile Millennium Walk through Warwickshire.
The front door leads into a hallway with stairs to the first floor hidden behind a doorway. The dining room is to the front with views over the lock and canal, and an attractive inset log burner style gas stove. There is a lovely kitchen to the rear with a window and a door overlooking the covered patio. The sitting room is a delightful room with a window to the side and a chunky log burning stove.
The staircase is lovely and bright with windows to the front and side as it rises to the first floor. The master bedroom enjoys views to the front over the canal and lock. The second bedroom is a good sized double with views to the rear. Bedroom three is a long single with views to the side down the lock flight. The bathroom is a good size with a window to the rear.
Behind the house is a covered patio. All around the cottage are wonderful gardens, mainly laid to lawn, with delightful planted borders, shrubs and trees, the whole being framed by lovely hedges and mature woodland.
The cottage is sold under the terms of a license from the Canal and River Trust. Currently a one-off premium of £12,000 is payable, then an ongoing fee of £150 + vat per year. Full details of the license can be supplied by the agents or the CRT.