This substantial and beautifully presented Edwardian home has a great blend of traditional and contemporary features. Built in the late 19th century, Sydney Villa has an impressive frontage with large bay and sash windows, decoratively engraved stonework, and detailed barge boards, typical of the era. The property is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, whilst retaining its charm and character with original period features evident throughout, such as high ceilings, decorative coving, skirting boards and picture rails. With five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and elegant spacious reception rooms, this home offers a piece of history in modern day life.
Situated on Glapthorn Road, in the historic town of Oundle, the property is within walking distance of the centre, with its variety of independent shops, restaurants and other amenities this market town has to offer. Oundle has an excellent choice of schooling from primary to upper sixth, including the well-known Oundle Public School. Peterborough and Stamford are located within 15 miles offering further shopping and leisure facilities, as well as travel links.
Under the engraved stone lintel, with the property’s name, is the glazed door to the tiled porch, leading to the traditional wooden front door of the house.
The magnificent, large entrance hall features an ornate staircase to the first floor, and the sanded floorboards are present in the hall and throughout the ground floor reception rooms.
To the front of the property is the elegant living room, with its large bay window flooding the room with natural light, which overlooks the hedged entrance. There is an attractive stone fireplace with wood burner, and the room is completed with a chandelier light fitting with traditional ceiling rose.
The dining room is open to the living room to create an impressive reception space. The sanded floorboards and décor, with original features, continue between the two rooms with a matching chandelier. A doorway leads back into the entrance hall and a glazed door provides the dining area with light and stepped access to the outside patio.
From the entrance hall the lobby area has an external door to the side covered storage area, and a door to the basement as well as the kitchen.
Wooden stairs lead down to the basement which is separated into two areas: useful storage and accommodating the water cylinder and boiler.
Along from the lobby is the superb kitchen. Fully refitted, this beautiful room is certainly the heart of the home. Attractive stone floor tiles with underfloor heating are the backdrop for the cream, classic-style units, offering ample cupboard space. The wooden work surfaces incorporate a ceramic Belfast sink, and there is a large oven range with fitted hood. The cleverly designed room has space for a dishwasher and an American-style fridge/freezer. The main feature of the room is a substantial island, creating an excellent entertaining and dining space. Inset lights and decorative pendants over the island provide a seamless blend of contemporary with tradition. Two windows to the side allow views of the garden.
Stepping down from the kitchen is the generous utility area, with a separate large pantry, and access to the garden via a half-glazed wooden door. The room, with its stone flooring, is fitted with matching units, as those in the kitchen, and a stainless-steel sink and drainer. It leads to the conservatory and WC.
A sliding door opens onto a newly fitted, contemporary suite with WC and hand basin.
To the end of the ground floor is a delightful conservatory/summer room. A fully glazed roof, door and half-glazed walls make this a bright space to admire the secluded rear garden from.
From the entrance hall, the carpeted, ornate staircase leads to the first-floor landing, with a passageway to a double bedroom with separate bathroom, and the main landing, with the family shower room and two further double bedrooms.
From a passageway at the top of the first staircase, is a double bedroom, positioned to the rear of the property, with a window, making the most of scenic views across Oundle to the countryside beyond. This neutrally decorated room is fitted with a bookcase, and it has access to a separate bathroom and WC.
A newly refitted suite consisting of a white bath and hand basin, set against a white tiled wall with contrasting dark floor tiles. A sash window to the front provides light to the bright room.
Situated across the hall from the bathroom is the WC with a window to the side. The room has a white hand basin, and new WC with a traditional-style, overhead cistern.
The main first floor landing is up another small staircase leading to the front of the property.
A generous sized double room, neutrally decorated, with a large bay window to the front aspect, and a decorative fire surround creating a focal point.
Another beautiful double room with a window overlooking the rear garden. This room is fitted with two built-in, ceiling-high wardrobes, painted white to blend with the décor.
From the landing is a feature shower room, with an opaque window to front elevation. The room consists of a stunning modern, double, walk-in glass shower cubicle, with chrome drench shower head, complemented with a large white pedestal hand basin, WC, contrasting floor tiles, and a tall, wall-mounted, heated towel rail.
The ornate staircase continues up to the second-floor landing, which has a storage cupboard, the remaining two bedrooms and a Velux window.
Situated in the eaves is the L-shaped fourth double room. This spacious room has a window to the front and an original cast iron decorative fireplace.
Almost mirroring bedroom four, with a cast iron fireplace, this room is also built into the eaves, giving an appealing shape to the room. This good-sized double bedroom has a window to the rear, making the most of the views from its elevated position.
The front of the property has a gated entrance, concealing a small hedged front garden, with access to a sheltered, wooden-framed porch and log storage area to the side.
The rear garden is secluded with a patio, which can be accessed from the dining room and utility area. The patio leads down the garden, under a wooden archway, to the lawn and conservatory. Surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, the garden is a peaceful and secluded area with natural planting and wildlife.
This exceptionally presented home is well proportioned throughout and has been renovated with great attention to detail. Whilst being sympathetic to the era and character of the property, it effortlessly incorporates all the elements of a modern home.
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Council Tax: Band F
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