Offering 3,700 sq ft of accommodation in the house and set within half an acre of wrap-around grounds, is this five-bedroomed detached family home in the sought-after village of Tansor. Versatile living is possible with a total of five reception rooms, currently configured on the ground floor as a sitting room, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, office, utility and two cloakrooms. The first floor has a family bathroom and five bedrooms, two of which have an en-suite. A detached two-storey garage, with a workshop and a fantastic games room above, is situated at the end of the sweeping drive at the front of this home.
The current owners have provided many extra benefits to this terrific property, including solar panels, provision of storage at every opportunity, a quirky den area off bedroom four, a CAT 5 communication distribution system, burglar alarm, oil-fired central heating, glorious, well-thought-out gardens surrounding the house, and some excellent finishing touches, such as the addition of under-floor heating to the flooring in the extension.
Houses in Tansor rarely come on to the market for sale, and with this amount of family living space and grounds on offer, Aspire recommends an early viewing.
A half-glazed door with casement window opens to the hallway, which has a parquet floor, an under-stairs recess and open balustrade stairs, rising to the first floor. The vertical radiator has a feature mirror and doors off the hall lead to the sitting room, cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room.
The tiled flooring and matching wall tiling to half height, give the feeling of spaciousness to the cloakroom which has a pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. In addition, there is a chrome-heated towel rail and an obscure window to the front of the property.
Entering from the hall, breakfast room or from two glazed doors from the dining room, the lovely light sitting room has a large picture window to the front aspect and is the perfect space for relaxing. A fabulous feature stone fire surround to the remote-controlled gas fire, with mantle and granite hearth, is the focal point of this room. The large window and glazed door into the conservatory allow an abundance of light to flood in. This room is currently carpeted, but the original parquet flooring remains underneath.
A lovely large dining space, with room for a substantial sized table for entertaining, which overlooks the rear garden, inviting the visitor out through French doors onto the patio area. A half-glazed door accesses the kitchen/breakfast room and two glazed doors connect to the sitting room. Engineered wood flooring has been fitted, which benefits from independently controlled underfloor heating.
Running the length of the sitting room, the conservatory has French doors out to the garden and fine Karndean flooring. With a wall-mounted air conditioning unit and heater, this room can be used all year round. Ceiling spotlights and a radiator complete this room.
An extremely well-appointed room, with a beautiful range of light oak-coloured wall and base cupboards, with a pull-out larder, deep pan drawers and under-cupboard lighting. The complementary black granite worktops, with upstands, incorporates the 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap over. A matching central island has a range of drawers, wine rack and seating for two. This room has a very pleasing neutral-coloured porcelain tiled floor, with feature inset tiles, adorning the floor with underfloor heating system, that can be independently thermostatically controlled. Built-in appliances include a dishwasher, fridge, two self cleaning ovens, double warming oven, microwave and six-ring gas hob (LPG gas) with stainless-steel extractor hood over. In addition, the kitchen has ceiling spotlights, an intercom servicing the electric entrance gates and a half-glazed door to the office.
Open plan from the kitchen, and an entrance via a half-glazed door from the hallway, this spacious breakfast area has the same pocelain flooring to match the kitchen and side lobby, with underfloor heating. A pendant light is thoughtfully positioned in the room to be over a table. Half glazed doors lead to the side lobby.
Found at the back of the property, off the kitchen, is a very bright, large office, with ample space for three people to work from home or could be utilised as a craft room or similar. Three fluorescent strip ceiling lights, and windows to the side and rear aspects ensure good light for working. The laminate flooring is light oak in colour and has independently controlled underfloor heating. The control hub for the CAT 5 system is found in this room, and there are glass bricks to one wall allowing extra light into the utility room.
With porcelain tiled flooring, the side lobby makes a perfect boot area to enter Kema Suki from the front of the house. It has doors leading to the family room, utility and cloakroom. The built-in seat and storage cupboards are a helpful addition.
A lovely bright carpeted room, with windows to both the front and side aspects, overlooks the gorgeous gardens. Ornate ceiling coving and a useful built-in cupboard complete this room.
Continuing from the lobby, into the utility room, is the same porcelain flooring. Floor to ceiling storage cupboards have been built, in addition to the good range of light oak-coloured wall and base units, with a laminate worktop over, which incorporate a stainless-steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. The solar generator and electric meter are housed here, as well as the boiler serving the oil central heating. There is plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer vent and fluorescent strip light.
An obscure window overlooks the side elevation and there are tiled splash areas to the vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and low-level WC.
This extremely spacious landing has a light well, allowing more light to pour in, and a feature arched wall recess with inset nightlights. A large airing cupboard with an abundance of room for linen, also houses the solar booster and pressurised hot water system.
A spacious, bright main bedroom with a vertical radiator, and a window to the side of the building, with a full-length, built-in window seat with storage beneath. A door leads to:
The large walk-in wardrobe offers ample storage for clothes and shoes.
Yet another airy room. The en-suite has a Velux window, built-in shelving and vinyl flooring. The white suite comprises a double corner shower, a glass wash hand basin and low-level WC.
An extremely large double bedroom with a window to the side aspect. One complete wall has built-in wardrobes with lights inside. Door to:
This room has a white suite consisting of a wall-mounted wash hand basin, WC and curved shower cubicle with jet facility. The flooring is vinyl, and a heated towel rail and extractor fan are also installed. An obscure window is situated at the rear of the house.
Dual windows on one wall, ensure that this room is extremely bright. This double bedroom has fitted wardrobes adjoined to storage cupboards along one wall above the bed.
A further double room with windows on adjacent walls, with a built-in cupboard housing the alarm system, as well as built-in wardrobes. There is another built-in cupboard/den, which has access to the eaves.
Another double room with built-in wardrobes and two feature wall recesses, with inset lights, and a window to the side aspect.
The spacious family bathroom benefits from a heated towel rail, electric underfloor heating to the cream tiled floor, recessed wall lights and tiled walls to half height. The white suite comprises a tiled sunken bath with central taps and shower attachment, wash hand basin, installed into a vanity unit and a low-level WC. The double shower has wet panels and glass doors. An obscure window is situated to the side of the property.
The approach to this established family home is through wrought iron electric gates, onto a long driveway that sweeps round to the front of the house and the garage. There is ample room for at least nine vehicles on the drive, which is surrounded by a well-balanced mixture of lawn, borders, hedging and mature trees.
A brick-built, double garage (4.6m x 6.1m) with pitched roof and electric shutter door, is located at the front of the plot, and has a pedestrian door at the side into the garden. There is a separate storeroom and a door accesses the workshop (2.7m x 7.4m), which runs the depth of the garage, and can also be accessed by double wooden pedestrian doors at the front. Two windows are placed at the side of this room. Stairs at the back of the garage access the first-floor games room (4.5m x 7.2m) which offers great annex potential (storage in the eaves is available). There is a laminate floor and six Velux windows with blinds, making this space extremely bright. A further window overlooks the front garden. This building is independently alarmed from the main house.
To the side and rear of the property is a continuation of the same calibre of garden as the front, along with patio areas, ideal for dining, some lovely mature trees and planting and plenty of thoughtful extra touches, including a watering distribution system, numerous water butts, leaf cages, electric power lines to some borders, two greenhouses and a shed. Another clever design is a brick pathway that has been built through the main planted border at the front of the house, which allows access to the hedges for easy maintenance.
A large area is a dedicated vegetable garden with fruit cages and a small orchard, all providing a plethora of produce.
There is a choice of beautiful gardens in every direction on these amazing grounds. Privacy is not an issue, due to the positioning of trees on the boundary.
Tansor is situated three miles north-east of the town of Oundle and a mile from the village of Cotterstock. Oundle itself has a bustling high street, with independent shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and marina, making it an exciting and attractive place to visit. It is well known for its Public School and beautiful Barnwell Country Park, which is situated on the edge of town. Peterborough, Kettering, Corby and Stamford are within a 15-mile radius, providing good road and rail links.
Oil central heating
Council Tax: Band F
Solar panels - 13 years remaining on F.I.T.
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