Many people are quick to overlook this part of England but if you are serious about buying a country cottage or rural property you should look again. Home to over 629,600 people, this county can be found in the East Midlands and its neighbours are Warwickshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Northampton is the principal town in the county and is the place in which all of the administrative tasks take place. There are a few other main towns in the county and these are Kettering, Corby, Daventry and Wellingborough.
Northampton is perhaps a good place in which to begin your search for a country cottage or rural and derelict properties as well as town houses. There, you will have access to all of the cultural attractions that are on offer such as theatres, museums, and cinemas, plus all of the restaurants and other businesses that can be found in the centre. If you look for a cottage or bargain property in Northamptonshire and end up buying in Northampton, then your property will have the potential to be used as a student letting during the academic year, since there is a university there, and this is a good source of revenue. There are many other areas, however, in which you can begin your search for a rural cottage for sale in Northamptonshire.
When buying cottages in Northamptonshire, Kettering is another place in which you might begin your search. This is a town that has good infrastructure and you will have easy access to a range of major roads and the motorway network. There, it is possible to find good sized family homes, some with loft conversions that give the added bonus of extra space, that can either be used as sleeping quarters or as an office or study. You should look at as many towns as possible, when buying cottages in Northamptonshire.
If you are looking for cottages for rent in Northamptonshire, there are many properties on the rental market, and it is quite likely that you can get a good deal. To ensure that the area is one that you want to actually live in, one good piece of advice is to visit the property of your choice at various times of the day, to see if the atmosphere is perhaps different at night time than it would be in the day. When looking for cottages for rent in Northampton, this can save lots of trouble in the long run.