Threeways is a delightful chalet bungalow set on a corner plot in the ancient and charming village of Glapthorn, just two miles from the lively market town of Oundle. Oundle has further amenities: many shops and pubs, the prestigious Oundle School, library and a health centre. The whole area has excellent road and country-wide rail links through Peterborough and Corby.
This three-bedroom property, in a prime village setting, is ripe for exciting development, with the space for extension (subject to planning permission) or reconfiguring rooms on the ground floor to make a large kitchen-diner. The scope that this property gives for sympathetic updating would provide for an excellent and spacious family home with plenty of room to grow.
The property is set well back from the road and surrounded by hedging to give a very private and green aspect. A wide asphalt driveway, suitable for multiple cars, leads up the side of the house to the double garage, from which a small path leads to the front entrance.
Light streams through the covered front entrance obscure glazed door and side window in the generous entrance hall. Parquet flooring and original wooden open tread stairs are a lovely retained feature. There is room for a desk or storage under the stairs.
This large, airy triple aspect room has French doors to the back patio, a picture window with views over the enclosed back garden and an attractive bow-window to the front. The general feeling of this room is one of light and spaciousness with pleasant outdoor views. The room is carpeted, and has an electric fire set within a fireplace that can be reinstated as a working fire. A second door opens on to the hall.
The kitchen is a naturally bright room with a large window to the back patio. Half-tiled around the room, and with vinyl flooring, it contains simple and well-maintained base units, some wall-mounted units and space for a breakfast table. There is a door from the kitchen into the living room, and one to the utility room.
This spacious room houses the boiler for the oil-fired central heating; a deep butler’s sink; space and plumbing for a washing machine; a fridge-freezer, and handy wall-mounted units. A window looks over the patio and the back half-glazed door leads to the outside patio, which is a paved area that has a door into the detached garage alongside, and back double gates to the driveway.
Also leading off the hall, this useful small room, which has a window to the driveway, gives the scope to be part of the kitchen or could be used as a separate dining room, study or fourth bedroom.
This downstairs room is a bright single bedroom with dual aspect to the front garden and to the driveway. This room is carpeted and has space for chest of drawers and bedside table.
The cloakroom, which is tiled throughout, contains a wash hand- basin and toilet, and an enclosed shower cubicle. There is a radiator and natural light through an obscured glass window to the driveway.
All rooms lead off the landing at the top of these stairs, and there is a large airing cupboard with immersion water cylinder that leaves room for plenty of useful storage and airing shelves.
This generous sized main bedroom has a picture window with a wide view to adjacent houses and the fields beyond. There is room for a double or king-sized bed, plenty of bedroom furniture, and it has a useful wall of built-in wardrobe and cupboard storage and a radiator. There is a hatch to the attic and an eaves storage cupboard.
With a lovely view over the back garden, bedroom two is another large double room, also with built-in cupboards and plenty of space for bedroom furniture. There are two eaves storage cupboards.
The bathroom has a three-piece primrose coloured suite comprising a toilet, pedestal wash hand-basin and bath with a hand-held shower. It has tiled surround, vinyl flooring with an obscure glazed window to the rear.
The house is set well behind hedges and approached by a large asphalt driveway leading to a separate double garage with power and light and an up-and-over door. To the back of the garage is an enclosed space for the large oil-tank that provides oil for the central-heating.
There are shrubs and a lawn to the front, leading round past the front door to a back garden consisting mainly of a sloping lawn with a rose-bed. This area is enclosed by fencing, and an open- brick wall to the back patio which is accessed via the back- gate, the kitchen entrance and living room French windows, keeping the back patio area secure.
What the vendors love about their home........
The current owners love the potential their home offers with the versatility for multiple lifestyles and families. Also the history of the site with the house built by a local builder in 1972 but in years gone by it was the site of a “chapel” and the animals watering troughs. The mission room can be seen on the 1899 Ordnance Survey map.
The property is just off the quiet B-road to Oundle and is named after the three roads it stands upon. Glapthorn has a church, a small and popular primary school and a playground, outdoor gym and playing field; also a thriving village hall at the centre of the village.
Winning the award for Northamptonshire’s 2019 Best Village Competition showed the villagers’ outgoing spirit for many different projects, initiatives and activities, and their keen friendliness in welcoming new residents.
Oil central heating
All other services mains.
Council Tax: Band E
No forward chain
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