An outstanding six bedroomed, period residence offering an impressive 205 square meters of family living accommodation. With its expansive grounds and, having been tastefully decorated in keeping with the age of the property, 9 Sudborough Road has a great deal to offer. This home has undergone extensive upgrades, including the fabulous kitchen extension, which gives open plan dining and entertaining. With so much space both inside and out, this home is the ultimate in flexible living.
Whether you desire a home office, are tempted by the world of Air BNB or would like to create an incredible master suite on the second floor, this accommodation has the flexibility to offer it all.
The main bedroom, with its large decked balcony, and en-suite, is self-contained, and has additional access from the rear of the house, which could easily be utilised as an annexe or guest suite.
The expansive, private garden, with views of the surrounding countryside, has plenty of space for al fresco dining, children to play and budding Good Lifers to grow their own in the allotment, sectioned off by chestnut pale fencing.
A larger than average single garage and off-road parking for at least three vehicles, is at the side of the property behind double wooden gates.
Entering through the original part-glazed oak front door, with window light above, the visitor is welcomed by a stunning feature of the original patterned floor tiles. The open balustrade staircase leads to the first floor; this has been improved in recent years to give more space and as much light as possible to enter the stairwell.
The fabulous lounge has oak wood flooring and a beautiful stone fireplace, mantle and hearth, with exposed stone at the back, allowing room for a wood-burner if required. Built into one alcove is a cupboard with fitted bookshelves. A large window looks out onto the village crossroad.
This airy room would make an ideal office or playroom, with its large window positioned to the front of the property. There is oak wood flooring and a feature marble fireplace, with mantle and hearth (currently the gas fire is disconnected).
From the entrance hall, two steps lead up to the inner lobby that has a quarry tiled floor. A half-glazed door at the side of the house leads to the driveway, and a little feature window also looks out to the side. The ceiling has spotlights and there are doors to both the cloakroom and the open plan kitchen-family room.
Fitted a year ago, the cloakroom has a useful built-in storage cupboard with plenty of room for shoes and coats. Beautiful gloss metro tiles feature as a backdrop to the sanitaryware. The modern suite consists of a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level WC. Ceiling spotlights, tiled plank wood effect flooring and a heated towel rail complete the modern look. A small obscure window is placed to one side of the room.
Through a half-glazed door from the inner lobby, the visitor enters the open plan kitchen-family room, which has been thoughtfully designed to give separate zones for informal relaxing, dining and entertaining. New ‘Residence 7 Heritage’ windows and doors have been fitted from this part of the house onwards. The kitchen extension was completed one year ago, and the attention to detail is immediately evident. This house has entertainment space in abundance.
Being beautifully finished, one of the first attractive features, on entering this part of the house, is the fabulous limestone flagstones, which flow through to the kitchen and out of the French doors onto the patio. Two traditional style vertical radiators have been placed either side of this room, and a window looks out onto the side elevation.
So much thought has gone into styling this room, with attention to detail everywhere. The magnificent vaulted ceiling, with spotlights, has oak beams and two Velux windows. A vast range of ‘in-frame’ Farrow and Ball Inchrya Blue painted units with cup handles adorn the kitchen, including a full height pantry. In addition, there is a full stave oak-topped Island; a harvest table is on one end, and seating for four at the other, with three pendant lights above. Quartz stone worksurfaces are fitted on the base units and incorporated is a double Butler sink with mixer tap over. An integrated dishwasher is included, and inset into the chimney breast, with a reclaimed oak beam, is a 1000mm dual fuel range cooker with six ring hobs. Behind the range are eye-catching antique silver-coloured reflective brick tiles. Alongside the French doors are large casement windows overlooking the garden, and two oak-beamed windows, which have been set either side of the chimney breast.
Dividing the dining area from the family area, two steps up, is a waist height wall with built-in cupboards, continuing the open plan feel, but leaving the visitor in no doubt that this is a different zone. With room for a large dining table and chairs, this lovely bright space has ceiling spotlights, windows to two sides and oak flooring. A part-glazed door accesses the laundry room.
One step up from the dining room is the useful laundry and boot room, with oak effect laminate flooring and ceiling spotlights. Here there is a good range of base and eye level units with worktop over, as well as a larder, and lovely duck egg coloured metro tiled splashbacks. Additionally, the wall-mounted boiler is housed in this room, and there is plumbing for a washing machine and a vent for the tumble dryer. A part-glazed door leads out to the side of the house.
From the main entrance hall, the dog-leg staircase leads to the first floor, which has three double bedrooms and one single. The landing is extremely bright and spacious having two windows; one with a window seat overlooking the front elevation, with a lovely view of a stone bridge. A large airing cupboard, with plenty of storage, has been built in.
The main bedroom, with a beamed ceiling and window to the side aspect, is situated at the back of the house. A door from the landing leads into a dressing lobby with window, and sufficient room for a vanity unit. Another door accesses the shower room, and a further door leads into the bedroom. The decked area, with steps leading down to the garden, is through a part glazed door at the end of the bedroom. There is adequate room for dining or evening drinks, whilst taking in the fantastic views. As there is separate access from the garden, this suite of rooms could be used for guests or working from home as a therapy room.
The modern fitted en-suite has a tiled double shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level WC. A cream-coloured, tiled floor and a chrome heated towel rail, complete the contemporary feel.
Another double bedroom is found at the front of the building, with a window overlooking the street.
A lovely bright double bedroom, with a feature cast-iron fireplace, and large window, is positioned at the front of the house. The window has sufficient space for a built-in window seat if required.
This single room, with its low window and lovely views to the side elevation, could also make an ideal dressing room.
A contemporary fitted bathroom consisting of a ‘p’-shape bath with shower over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. In addition there is tiled plank wood-effect flooring, neutral coloured half height wall tiles, and a chrome heated towel rail.
The buyer can put their own stamp on the top floor of this outstanding property. There are two double bedrooms and a shower room which, although perfectly usable, would benefit from further finishing touches. With high ceilings, there is scope for re-configuring to the buyer’s own taste.
A lovely bright double bedroom with a low window overlooking the front aspect.
This large double bedroom has lots of character and a lovely feel with views to the front elevation.
The spacious shower room is fitted with a corner cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level WC. There is a window to the side elevation and a built-in cupboard.
9 Sudborough Road has an impressive façade and loads of kerb appeal. A low ‘cock and hen’ wall retains the frontage, and an established wisteria climbs the front of the house. To the side are double wooden gates onto the block-paved drive that has room for at least three cars. The large single garage has up-and-over doors.
This outstanding garden has space for everyone, with plenty of room for the growing family and lots of entertaining space. A vast limestone patio abuts the kitchen area, with a small retaining stone wall that matches the extension. Steps from the patio lead onto a higher level extensive lawned area, with established borders, including two silver birch trees and various fruit-producing trees. A rustically fenced vegetable plot and wild garden area are towards the back of the garden, ready for cultivating. The ‘drinks terrace’ has a seating area and arbour. From the top of the garden are extensive views of woodland and hills. Original brick walling defines the boundary to the previous ‘Mauntley House’ at the rear.
The village of Brigstock has plenty to offer having a village hall, a Co-op, cafe, doctors surgery, village hall, cricket club and primary school (rated Good by Ofsted). It is well placed for commuters, being just 5 miles from Corby with its mainline train to London St Pancras taking just one and half hours. Further train stations can be found in both Kettering and Peterborough. There are some lovely walks to be had in the local vicinity, Fermyn Woods Country Park can be accessed over a footbridge and is a fabulous local asset. Tresham's and Lyveden New Bield is also close by. Thrapston lakes is 5 miles away, and Oundle, a market town with a range of independent shops and lovely architecture, is just over 6 miles away.
The avid historian will find that Brigstock has been the largest village within Rockingham Forest since medieval times and the population, exceeding nine hundred since 1500, has remained relatively constant since that time. The Coronation Oak, planted to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, stands at the junction outside the property.
An internal viewing is highly recommended, as a prospective buyer will not be disappointed when seeing this stunning home.
The original part of the house is in the Conservation Area
Council Tax: Band F
All mains services are connected.
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