A characterful Grade II listed two bedroomed stone house in the centre of Oundle, dating back to the 1600’s, and formerly an ale house and a forge. This remarkable home has an abundance of original features but would benefit from further upgrading and some tender loving care. Retained elements include cast iron fireplaces to most rooms, some original sash windows and shutters, high ceilings, an Inglenook fireplace in the kitchen and a cast iron roll top bath. Additionally, there is gas central heating and a shared courtyard to the side of the house.
The accommodation comprises two reception rooms, a cellar, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and two outbuildings, one of which has been converted and would make an ideal project.
Properties in Oundle conservation area rarely become available so Aspire would recommend an early viewing to avoid disappointment.
Entered through a large wooden door with top-light window. Doors lead to both reception rooms.
The front reception room has an array of period features including a bay window to the front of the house with original wooden shutters, a cast iron fireplace with surround, built-in pine alcove cupboards and painted pine wooden floorboards.
Steps down from the hall lead into the second reception room which is currently being used as a living room but is ideally placed to be used as a dining room. This is another space with retained features which include an open fireplace with mantle over, some exposed beams, built-in cupboards and bookshelves to the alcoves and a seat under the shuttered window at the side. There is a door to the kitchen and also to the cellar.
Access is gained from the second reception room through a latch-lock wooden door. Several steps lead down to the cellar with a cobbled floor and power and light. There is plenty of scope for upgrading.
Kitchen Breakfast Room
From the second reception, access is down a step into the rustic kitchen that has potential to be improved. A fabulous Inglenook fireplace with wooden lintel houses the pine floor cupboards with a tiled surface and built-in oven and hob. Underneath the window, which overlooks the side courtyard, is a butler sink with storage under. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs. A wooden latch-lock door accesses the side courtyard.
Rising from the entrance hall, the dog-leg stairs lead to the first floor and the split-level landing branches off to the right. This area was once a room and has been reconfigured to create a landing but retains the original fireplace as well as floor to ceiling feature cupboards that offer ample storage.
A large room, the main features of the bathroom are the roll-top cast iron bath with original taps and a large corner wash hand basin. In addition, there is a low-level W.C. and an obscure window to the side aspect.
The main bedroom is down a step from the landing and there is a quirky low window with deep sill overlooking the courtyard. The loft can be accessed from the hatch.
Another large double room situated at the front of the house, stepping down from the main landing, and a feature cast iron fireplace.
There are two single storey red brick outbuildings attached to the rear of the kitchen, accessed from the courtyard.
The first barn has already been converted and is being used as a utility, with plumbing for a washing machine. A door leads to a separate W.C. This room could also be used as a home office.
The second barn requires refurbishing (subject to relevant permissions) but has enormous potential to be a lovely studio or hobby room
There is a shared courtyard to the side of the property with room for a small bistro table.
North Street is situated in the heart of this historic town, with its regular markets and festivals, and array of independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. The lakes, riverbank and meadows of Barnwell Country Park lie on the edge of Oundle, as well as beautiful walks within the county. Corby, Stamford, Kettering and Peterborough are all within a 15-mile radius, providing access to excellent rail networks and major roads.
All mains services are connected.
Council Tax: Band D.
Grade II Listed.
Chain Free Sale.
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