Aspire are delighted to offer for sale this four-bedroom detached home in the village of Glapthorn in rural Northamptonshire is the perfect choice for a family interested in self-sufficiency. Approaching from Oundle, turn left in the village and you will find this property in just over half a mile on an elevated plot backing onto farmland.
The tarmac drive leads to a glazed porch, patio and single integral garage. Large white-framed UPVC double glazed windows that ensure this welcoming home is full of light. With an extensive array of solar panels on the roof and an air source heat pump, this property is largely self-sufficient for electricity, heating and hot water.
On the ground floor, you will find an entrance lobby, living room and dining area, kitchen, utility room, and cloakroom. Upstairs is a master suite, a family bathroom, two further double bedrooms, and a single bedroom or study. The terraced south-facing rear garden not only offers delightfully secluded areas but also has fruit trees, a vegetable plot, greenhouse.
Glapthorn is just one and half miles from the centre of the lovely market town of Oundle on the River Nene. The town has a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and a vibrant community feel, enhanced by the prestigious Oundle School. There are excellent local amenities and two supermarkets for daily necessities. Barnwell Country Park is just two miles away. The rail network can be easily accessed in Corby, Stamford, Kettering and Peterborough, which are all within 15 miles, and there are good links to major roads.
The bright double-glazed entrance lobby accesses the hallway through the new partially glazed front door.
The hallway, with a large under-stair area, leads to the living room and dining area on the left and through to the bright kitchen and utility room to the rear of the property. Tile-effect vinyl flooring continues through the kitchen and utility room.
The kitchen overlooks the rear garden and provides ample storage with birch effect wall and base units. A breakfast bar offers informal dining and there is plenty of worktop space for the avid cook. A cream ceramic one-and-a-half bowl sink and drainer with arched mixer tap sits beneath the large window to the rear aspect. An electric ceramic hob sits opposite a tower of units housing an eye-level double electric oven and there is an integral under-counter fridge.
Next to the utility room, the cloakroom has a white low-level WC.
Further matching units and worktop continue in the utility room, which also has a one-and-a-half bowl ceramic sink in cream beneath a window overlooking the rear garden. Under-counter plumbing and electricity are available for a washing machine and slimline dishwasher. A partially glazed door leads to a path along the side of the property. An integral door gives access to the single garage with power and lighting.
The large window to the front of the property brings plenty of light into this family space, finished in oak-plank effect vinyl flooring. This will be cosy room in the winter months thanks to the large radiator and multi-fuel burner with marble hearth.
The dining area to the rear of the property allows even more light to flood through the French windows that lead to the south west facing patio.
Stairs lead to a galleried first-floor with wood-ash oak-effect laminate flooring throughout. On the T-shaped landing a hatch and loft ladder give access to the boarded roof space. A cupboard houses the water tank which is specially-designed to optimise the benefits of the solar panels on the south-facing rear roof.
The master suite has a large window to the front and occupies the full depth of the property. The modern white suite comprises a built-in electric shower cubicle with glass panels, bright white square wash-hand basin set into a drawer unit, white low-level WC and large chrome heated towel rail complete the well-appointed en-suite. The en-suite is fully tiled with neutral contemporary colours.
To the rear of the property and overlooking farmland, this large double bedroom has a spacious walk-in wardrobe.
To the front of the property, this double bedroom has a double fitted wardrobe with louvred doors.
The single bedroom to the front is currently set up as a home office but would accommodate a single bed.
This impressive four-piece modern bathroom suite features a white bath with chrome mixer tap, a large separate shower cubicle with built-in electric shower with a glass door, a low-level WC, wash-hand basin with chrome fittings and a large chrome heated towel rail. The bathroom is partially tiled with a contemporary feel. Two windows overlook the rear of the property.
The driveway offers parking for multiple vehicles. The pretty front garden leads to a secluded paved patio and entrance porch. To the right is a single garage with an insulated sectional overhead door and power and lighting inside. A side gate and paved path leads to the south-facing rear garden with raised flower beds partly built with limestone discovered on site. The utility room can be accessed at the side of the property.
The stunning rear garden has a paved patio extends across the width of the property with a covered pergola outside the French windows. There is one of three sheds to the side of the property. One of the three-tiered flower beds features an impressive Phormium plant alongside herbaceous plants and shrubs. The lawn has a water feature and leads to the back of the garden overlooking farmland, a further shed, and a decked seating area that enjoys the evening sun. Well-established fruit trees lead to a living arch through to the lovely vegetable garden and greenhouse. There are unspoiled views across the Northamptonshire countryside from the rear aspect.
This Green Energy four-bedroom home in rural Northamptonshire will make a welcome retreat for a new family with a love of the environment.
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