This attractive, detached Edwardian house has three double bedrooms and occupies a convenient corner position in the market town of Oundle. The property has been updated, to include gas central heating, double-glazed windows, and a modern kitchen and bathroom, but has retained the striking original internal doors, fireplaces, skirting boards, picture rails and dado rails. Additional features include a conservatory, cellar, boarded loft, front and rear gardens, and driveway parking.
This part of Glapthorn Road is less than a mile from the centre of Oundle, with its thriving shops, restaurants and businesses. Well known for Oundle Public School, the town is also home to Prince William Secondary School, the Stahl Theatre and The Talbot Hotel. Within walking distance of the property are Oundle Primary School, the library, and the doctors’ surgery.
Oundle lies in the pretty rural county of Northamptonshire, and Barnwell Country Park is only two miles away, yet Peterborough, Kettering, Corby and Stamford are within a 15-mile radius, providing good links to the rail and road networks.
Set in an open porch with outside lighting, the front door is approached via double wooden gates and a path through the neat front garden. There are flower beds and shrubs, and enough space for outside seating.
The hallway is welcoming, with parquet flooring, original skirting boards, picture rails, and dado rails. A diamond-shaped stained glass feature window overlooks the porch. The staircase, with wood panelling rises to the first floor, and doors lead to the lounge and the kitchen.
Electric underfloor heating plus a working fireplace make this a particularly cosy room. It is light and airy, with a bay window to the front elevation and a window to the side. The wood-effect laminate flooring and picture rail adds to the comfortable atmosphere.
The modern Howdens kitchen is beautifully fitted, and features a large range cooker, with tiled splashback and hood. Attractive sage cupboards and drawers provide plenty of storage and contrast nicely with the granite effect worktops and luxury vinyl floor tiles. There is a wine cooler and built-in wine rack, as well as space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. A window overlooks the rear garden. Doors from the kitchen lead to the cellar and the inner lobby, while access to the dining room is through a wide archway.
Open plan to the kitchen, the dining room is a great place for entertaining. It has a bay window with French doors to the rear garden and patio, an additional window to the side, and a multi fuel burner set in a fireplace. The skirting boards and picture rail adds to the charm of this room.
Between the kitchen and utility room, a small lobby with quarry-tiled floor has a door to the garden and one to the cloakroom. The cloakroom has a low-level WC.
The utility room has bespoke cupboards line the walls. They house the gas central heating boiler and provide spaces for appliances and storage, including plumbing for a washing machine. There is a large window to the side and a door to the conservatory.
With windows on two sides, a quarry-tiled floor, and a door to the rear garden and patio, this is a lovely place in which to relax. Wall lights add atmosphere, and a radiator and large ceiling fan provide comfort whatever the weather.
The cellar is a large, useful room which has light and power, a tiled floor, and built-in cupboards. It could be used as a workshop, for storage, or for housing a freezer and other appliances.
The carpeted staircase has a dado rail up to the landing and a glazed window to the side. Doors lead to the three double bedrooms and bathroom. A loft hatch with a drop-down ladder provides access to the fully-boarded loft, which has lighting.
The master bedroom is a light and comfortable room, with a window overlooking the rear garden and another to the side. It is carpeted and features a picture rail and fireplace with wood surround, and a tiled hearth.
This is another double bedroom, with a window overlooking the front garden and another to the side. The floor is white painted wood, and the fireplace and picture rail make this an attractive bedroom.
The third bedroom is also a double room. It is carpeted and has a window to the front elevation and downlighters.
The spacious, modern bathroom has a contemporary, freestanding bath, as well as a fully-tiled corner shower enclosure. The white suite contrasts with the dark floor tiles and comprises a wash-hand basin, with mirrored cabinet above, and a low-level WC. A glazed window to the rear provides plenty of light and there is a large airing cupboard housing the hot water tank. Downlighters complete the modern feel.
A wooden gate leads to the rear garden, where a large patio, with lighting, offers a great area for outside entertaining. Steps lead down to the lawn, flower borders and shrubs. A path allows access to the driveway, which can easily accommodate one car. Vehicular entry to the driveway is provided by double gates onto Springfield Road. There is a large shed, a water tap, and also an external electric point. The garden is bounded by a fence on one side, a fence inset into a wall on the other, and a wall at the end of the garden.
This is a lovely property from which to enjoy the vibrant town of Oundle, surrounded by beautiful countryside and pretty villages.
Services: All mains services are connected
Council Tax Band E
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