Beautifully and immaculately presented, Orchard House sits in the centre of the pretty village of Glapthorn opposite the 13th century church. Built by an expert local developer eleven years ago, this modern three-bedroom house exudes spacious and pristine elegance, from lovely oak doors, staircase and cupboards to the limestone fireplace and plenty of discreet storage. This family home is stylishly decorated throughout, with accent feature walls and contemporary lighting.
The property has carpeted bedrooms, stairs and landing, is double–glazed and has underfloor heating to both floors provided via an air-source heat pump, with the rooms separately heat-controlled by individual thermostats. This is a very efficient, well-insulated and low-energy property.
Entered through a bespoke oak door, with feature stained light window, that opens into the wide tile-floored hall, with an oak stairway and solid oak doors to all the ground floor rooms.
The large living room, with Karndean flooring, has a lovely limestone fireplace with an Aga multi fuel stove. Windows with low and wide sills overlook the garden and further windows are to both side aspects.
With a large window to the front of the property that has a lovely view of the church, is the study: a room with desk and shelving space and fibre-optic internet- perfect for anyone who works from home.
Room for at least six family members or guests the dining area is a generous space in front of a large window that looks toward the church. An island separates this dining area from the main kitchen.
Being well-appointed, the kitchen has granite worksurfaces and a good amount of cream coloured wall and base cupboards. The Rangemaster oven has a 5-ring induction stovetop, a double oven and stainless steel extractor hood overhead. There are integrated appliances of fridge freezer and dishwasher and a vast range of floor and wall-mounted cupboards including an integrated wine rack. A large window over the sink looks over the rear garden. Neutrally coloured tiled flooring is a neat backdrop.
Leading directly off the kitchen, the tiled utility room has under-counter space for a washer and dryer, and is fitted with a large sink and cupboard space too. A door opens onto the garden.
The cloakroom provides room for a coat rack and consists of a W.C. and wash hand basin in a tiled setting. A small opaque window is placed to the side of the property.
Carpeted stairs rise from the entrance, with the oak balustrade leading to a wide galleried landing with window to both back and front aspects.
Full of character, the main bedroom, with room for a super king-sized bed, has a high ceiling with central beam and delightful Juliet balcony. Views over the garden and beyond allow plenty of light to stream in. There are two good-sized built-in wardrobes and an alcove suitable for a chest of drawers.
The en-suite is a generous room, tiled with a glazed curved shower, heated towel rail, low level W.C and wall mounted hand washbasin.
This front aspect double room has a large window overlooking the front of the property and built-in wardrobe making clean lines.
A double room overlooking the front with room for chest of drawers and side tables.
A well appointed, contemporary space, the family bathroom has a bath and integral curved glass-enclosed shower, low-level W.C. and pedestal hand-basin below an opaque window to the rear.
Accessed from a large loft hatch with a retractable ladder ,the very large converted attic has the ability to provide many uses such as a music room, a gym, study, or occasional bedroom that has plenty of cupboards, spotlighting and Velux windows, with storage at both ends.
The charming outside space, with its lovely curved limestone wall holding lamps for the evening light, has a useful patio, lawn area, garden bed with shrubs and places for pots. There is a side passage with a gate to the front which houses the wheelie bins
At the back of the property approached by a wide paved path lies a summerhouse with glass doors to afford a view of the house and garden from the seating inside. The gate next to it leads to the parking area for two cars in tandem in front of a small garden shed.
What the current owners love about their home....
The vendors love their well-balanced property, which is very low maintenance and is in a great location. It is warm and cosy, nice and quiet, and has lovely living spaces. It is close to Oundle with good walks nearby – a wonderful place to be.
Situated in the heart of this pretty and ancient village, Orchard House is set in a wonderful position from which to experience the liveliness of Glapthorn, with its primary school, church and a playground, outdoor gym and playing field; also a thriving central village hall.
The nearby market town of Oundle has further amenities: many shops and pubs, good schools, library and a health centre. The whole area has excellent road and country-wide rail links through Peterborough and Corby.
Awarded the ACRE 2019 Best Village Competition for Northamptonshire, Glapthorn villagers’ were able to express their outgoing spirit for many different projects, initiatives and activities, and their keen friendliness in welcoming new residents.
Council Tax: Band E
Air source heating
Mains electric and water
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