This bright and spacious, semi-detached house has been extended and beautifully modernised by the present owners to create a well balanced, four-bedroomed family home. Perfectly located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Oundle, it sits on the edge of the conservation area, adjacent to the grounds of the Yarrow Gallery. To the front aspect, the property enjoys far-reaching views across a playing field to the countryside beyond, and the rear garden overlooks a field. The house is modern with generous proportions and stylishly presented. Featuring three reception rooms and a study, this attractive home benefits from gas central heating, off-road parking for several vehicles, solar panels, and an alarm system.
Oundle is a bustling market town with thriving shops, restaurants and businesses. It is well known for Oundle Public School, but the town is also home to Prince William Secondary School, the Stahl Theatre and many listed buildings, including The Talbot Hotel, a former 16th century coaching inn. The doctors’ surgery and the library are within walking distance of the property, and the primary and secondary schools are less than a mile away.
Oundle nestles on the River Nene in the pretty rural county of Northamptonshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque villages, yet Peterborough, Kettering, Corby and Stamford are within a 15-mile radius, providing good links to the rail and road networks. Less than a mile from Oundle town centre is Barnwell Country Park, offering lovely walks around the lakes, a children’s playground, and a café.
Set in an open porch with downlighters, the front door leads into the entrance hall.
The hall is bright and welcoming, with engineered oak flooring and downlighters. The staircase rises to the first floor, and doors lead to the lounge and the dining room.
The lounge features an alcove, engineered oak flooring and neutral decor. Double doors connect into the conservatory.
With windows to three sides, a ceramic-tiled floor, and double doors to the patio and rear garden, this is a great place for relaxing or dining. There is a radiator and ceiling fan offer comfort whatever the weather.
From the hallway, a door opens into the dining room. The engineered oak flooring continues through to the dining room and study room. Archways connect the kitchen and study, and there is a window overlooking the front garden towards the playing field.
In the stylish Howdens kitchen, the light grey units and the grey oak wood effect worktops contrast beautifully with the darker stone-tiled floor. This is a lovely workspace, featuring two glass-fronted display cupboards, a window, with vertical blinds, overlooking the rear garden, and impressive integral appliances: a full-height fridge and then a freezer on either side of the double oven and grill, a five-ring Lamona gas hob, with extractor hood, and a dishwasher. Downlighters and glass splashbacks complete the modern feel. A door connects to the utility room.
Three full-height cupboards provide excellent storage space and would make a useful larder. A wall cupboard houses the Vaillant gas combi-boiler, and there is plumbing for a washing machine, as well as under-counter space for a further two appliances. The back door leads to the side of the house, with outside light and a gravel path to the rear garden.
A study area opens into the dining room through a wide archway. The study would also make a comfortable family room or snug, and its connection to the dining room creates a great space for entertaining. There is a door to the inner lobby and window to the front aspect.
The lobby is ideal for storage or housing additional appliances. A door opens into the cloakroom, with pedestal wash-hand basin, low-level WC, and heated towel rail.
The carpeted, dog-leg staircase rises from the hall to the first-floor landing. Doors lead to the four bedrooms, the family shower room, and a useful storage cupboard.
This good-sized, comfortable double bedroom has ceiling spotlights and enjoys far-reaching views across the front garden and playing field to the countryside beyond. The spacious en suite features a luxurious bath, with centre taps and pull-out shower hose, set in a surround of striking marble-effect tiles, which are complemented by the ceramic-tiled floor. There is a glazed window to the rear elevation with tiled window sill, a pedestal wash-hand basin with tiled splashback, and a low-level WC. With underfloor heating and a heated towel rail, this is a bathroom to linger in and enjoy.
Bedroom two is another double room, with a built-in double wardrobe and a window overlooking the rear garden and field.
This is also a double bedroom, having a built-in single wardrobe, ceiling spotlights and a window to the rear aspect.
The fourth double bedroom has a window to the front elevation.
Featuring a large corner shower enclosure, with Mira shower and tiled surrounds, this room has a pedestal wash-hand basin with splashback and mirror above, and a low-level WC. A glazed window to the front elevation, with stone-tiled window sill, there is a heated towel rail and smart vinyl flooring. A ceiling hatch gives access to the boarded, insulated loft, which has light and power.
The house is set well back from the Glapthorn Road, with a wide gateway into a gravelled front garden, which offers ample space for parking several vehicles. The garden is bounded by a low brick wall to two sides, and a stone wall marking the edge of the conservation area. There is plenty of room for planters as well as parking.
There is a gated side access to the rear garden along a gravelled pathway. Mainly laid to lawn, the rear garden is not overlooked, and enjoys views across a field. It features trees, shrubs, and flower borders, as well as vegetable beds and a shed. The patio, which is accessible from the conservatory, is an enjoyable place for relaxing on warm summer evenings. A stone wall separates the garden from the grounds of the Yarrow Gallery, and the boundary on the other side has wooden fencing.
Built as homes for serving Police officers, the houses were constructed in the early 1960s by the County Council, and transferred to the Police Authority in the 1980s. In 1997, number 1 was sold to the present owners, who converted the garage into living accommodation, extended the property and added the conservatory.
This well-appointed property, with spacious accommodation and attractive gardens, offers stylish and contemporary living in the vibrant town of Oundle.
Council Tax Band: C
All mains services are connected
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