Dating to the early part of the nineteenth century, this historic property is a delightful family home.
In the 1820s, five small houses were built from local stone on meadowland known as Hill Field. Over a century later, in the 1940s, they were made into three houses before being converted into this generous single home in the 1980s.
Each room offers unique and charming features including original fireplace alcoves. The thick walls, beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled window sills all add to the historic charm. There are also modern comforts including double-glazing throughout, double radiators in every room and plenty of power points and television aerial sockets downstairs and in the bedrooms.
The hallway provides a bright welcome to the ground floor, which includes a cloakroom, two reception rooms, dining room, kitchen and utility room. The first floor offers three double bedrooms, a master bedroom with en suite shower room, a children’s room and family bathroom.
Outside there are attractive tiered gardens to the side and rear with wood-panelled fencing, a secluded seating area and off-road parking.
The property is on an attractive plot at the junction with Cotterstock Road. It is close to Oundle Primary School, Oundle Surgery and the George Inn and is less than a mile from the centre of the historic town of Oundle on the River Nene in Northamptonshire. The town offers a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy as well as your daily shopping essentials. Peterborough, Corby and Kettering are all within 15 miles offering direct trains to London.
Accessed from a small slate-paved front patio, the entrance hall provides a bright welcome with window panels on both sides of the door and an additional window opposite. There is a large under-stairs cupboard and attractive cloakroom with light laminate flooring, white tiling and contemporary toilet and basin with chrome fittings. A radiator with space for hooks above will keep winter coats warm. There is light carpeting in the hall and on the stairs leading to the first floor.
Adjacent to the hall and kitchen, the dining room is well-lit, with two windows. It can comfortably accommodate a large dining table, sideboard and other furniture, and is off-set by attractive striped carpeting in shades of red and grey. There is a useful built-in cupboard and shelving. A large trap-door gives access to stairs leading down to the cellar, which has electricity and plumbing.
This is a generous room has plenty of space for two large sofas. The chimney alcove with solid wood mantel shelf houses a multi-fuel burner that will make sure this room is cosy all year round. Two windows provide plenty of light and two of the walls feature lime plaster. A warm terracotta carpet completes the comfortable feeling.
The kitchen features very attractive country-style painted units complemented by textured ceramic floor tiles in natural tones. Finishing touches include a traditional butler sink, cream splash-back tiling and beech wood surfaces. The gas Rayburn range is set into the chimney alcove with a curved wooden lintel and painted tiles, providing cooking, heating and hot water. There is space for an under-counter dishwasher and an additional electric cooker and ceramic hob.
The units and ceramic floor tiling match the kitchen and there is a second butler sink. Plumbing for an under-counter washing machine is installed and space is available for a tumble drier and an upright fridge-freezer. A window overlooks the garden and a skylight makes this space bright and airy. A part-glazed door provides access to the garden.
French windows provide plenty of light for this comfortable and relaxed space overlooking the garden. A multi-fuel burner in the chimney alcove ensures that it will be a warm spot for winter evenings. The room is finished with a striped carpet in shades of grey.
Stairs from the hall to the landing. On the right, the landing leads to:
A double bedroom with a built-in cupboard that provides a hanging rail and shelf.
Landing airing cupboard.
A large room with walk-in closet providing hanging space and shelving. There is plenty of room for a king-sized bed, wardrobe and other furniture. There is an access hatch to the loft, with a ladder. The loft is insulated and partially boarded.
The en suite is brightly finished with white tiles and has a power shower and white contemporary low-level toilet and basin with chrome fittings.
The second double bedroom has a built-in louvred cupboard and overlooks the garden to the side of the property. It features a fireplace alcove and provides a further access hatch to the loft.
The third double bedroom also has built-in louvred cupboard and plenty of room for a wardrobe and additional furniture. There is another access hatch to the loft.
The landing on the left leads to:
White tiles with an aqua-coloured frieze give the bathroom a fresh feel. There is a white Victorian-style bathroom suite with chrome fittings, white wooden panelling to the bath and an over-bath electric shower and extractor fan. Attractive mosaic-effect flooring completes the seaside feel.
Currently converted into an ideal den for young children, the room features a built-in curtained cabin bed with storage underneath, a built-in cupboard and solid-wood floorboards.
The well-established gardens to the side and rear of the property can be accessed from the door in the utility room and from French windows in the sitting room.
There is a large paved area which includes space for garden furniture and with steps up to a larger patio that includes brick paving and gravel with shrub borders with seasonal planting. To the rear of the property, there is a fruit garden with apple, pear and plum trees, soft-fruit bushes and rhubarb. The paved area also provides off-road parking.
This property is full of character and will be ideal for anyone who has set their heart on a truly unique family home.
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