Occupying a central location in the Georgian town of Oundle, this impressive former hunting lodge offers apartment living on an opulent scale.
Herne Lodge was originally built in the 1850s as a hunting lodge, and it later became a preparatory school. Three years ago Grace Homes converted the then derelict building, into four luxurious apartments.
This unique two bedroomed property combines many period features successfully with modern comforts. It is within walking distance of all the amenities this historic town has to offer, including a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The town is renowned for its excellent schooling for all ages, and its close proximity to Peterborough, Kettering and Corby all offering direct train links into central London in under an hour.
The imposing Gothic-style doorway with a carved stone portico takes you through a partially glazed original door into a splendid communal hallway. The Lodge has stately proportions with high ceilings and a sweeping staircase leading to the first floor.
The apartment's front door opens into a bright, airy hallway with Karndean flooring. Wider than average doors lead from the hall to all the rooms and Karndean flooring continues into the reception room.
This wonderful open-plan room has the combination of high ceilings and large dual aspect windows, with shutters, making it feel extremely spacious. Original features of high ceilings, paneled walls, high skirting and picture rails add ambiance to this magnificent room. There is a large tall wall mounted radiator servicing both kitchen and sitting area.
The kitchen area, with base and eye-level units, are of solid timber and the worktops are granite. Neff built-in appliances include a dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, washer/dryer, fan-assisted oven, electric hob and extractor fan, all doors are soft close.
The master bedroom is a good size double which has fitted wardrobes and tall shuttered windows overlooking the gardens. There are wall lights either side on the bed servicing both wall and ceiling lights.
A generous single second bedroom with high shuttered windows. There is a high level double plug socket and a high level TV Arial point on one of the wall's
This stunning four-piece bathroom affords a white Villeroy and Boch sanitary-ware furniture comprising bath, with shower attachment, wall hung wash hand basin, pedestal WC and a large double shower cubicle. The floor is tiled and the walls are partially tiled. A large chrome heated towel rail completes the stylish look.
The property benefits from two parking spaces and there are further spaces for visitors. The communal, landscaped gardens offer a lawned area and a seating area. There is a separate bin/bike secure store, and in the basement a lockable storage unit.
This elegant Lodge benefits from solid wooden framed windows with double glazing and gas central heating. There is also an alarm fitted.
The property is leasehold, with 123 years remaining.
There is an annual service charge of £1866 and £300 p.a. ground rent on the property. Please ask for further details.
This beautiful conversion is a worthy winner of awards for its standard of construction and rejuvenation. Arrange your viewing today of this immaculately presented home.
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