Lying conveniently close to the centre of Oundle the bungalow, built in 1985, is at the end of a private quiet driveway just off the main street. This rare and extensive two-bedroom property set in a large mature garden has some lovely features and additions to make both a comfortable and stylish living space.
The property has an impressive south facing rear garden, and has gas central-heating. It comprises a glass-enclosed porch, a large living room that opens to a dining room, well-equipped modern kitchen, large conservatory, wet-room and guest cloakroom, double bedroom, and principal bedroom with dressing area and roll-top bath. It is in immaculate condition with attractive décor throughout.
Outside the property has room for multiple vehicles, there is a single garage, and in the rear a beautiful, easily maintained pond, many fruit trees, and a terraced area with a sun arbor and a summer-house.
A half glazed door leads from the porch into a hallway. The hallway contains mirrors for reflected light and is beautifully decorated. It has a lattice-covered radiator and oak flooring.
A sunny living room that is both a vast and handsome room with oak floors. It has a large picture window to the front aspect overlooking the pretty stone cottages of Setchells Yard. The conservatory and dining both lead off from the generous living room.
There is an archway from the living room into the dining area, but this room could be turned back into a separate room if wished since the glazed doors which originally were there have been kept. There is a double window to garden, and plenty of room for sideboards or other dining room furniture. A glazed wooden door with panes leads to the hallway.
Sliding glass doors from the living room lead to the large, spectacular conservatory with slate-tiled flooring. This wonderfully light room has a glass roof and French doors that lead to the garden.
The kitchen has an Orla Keily wallpaper feature wall, and quarry tiles to the floor. Dark splashback tiles contrast well with the solid wood-strip counter-top, and a useful island is set in the centre. There are ample country-style wall- and base–units round the room including an integrated fridge-freezer and space for a dishwasher. An electric Neff double oven sits opposite the gas hob, and a stainless steel double sink with mixer tap is situated under the double window overlooking the garden. There is a half- glazed door to the side of the house and the garage utility room.
The stylish principal bedroom has been enlarged by opening up a smaller third bedroom to provide a dressing room, with a roll-top bath which has a shower-attachment, divided from the bedroom by a low chest of drawers. There are two large windows to the front aspect and room for plenty of bedroom furniture.
This large fully metro-tiled wet room consists of shower area with electric shower, a pedestal wash-hand basin and a W.C., and a small opaque window to the side.
Bedroom two is a large double room with oak flooring and the window overlooks the front porch.
Next to the kitchen is useful cupboard with boiler and a room for coats and shoes.
This small room with ceramic tiled flooring has a wall-mounted wash hand-basin and a W.C., with a small opaque window to the side return.
The driveway of the property extends from West Street, past a row of small stone houses, on the approach to Setchells Bungalow. Turning in to the front of the bungalow there is driveway parking for a number of cars, a garden shed with windows, and a single garage with power and lighting. Nestled down a few shallow steps, with small shrubs flanking the entrance, is the bungalow’s enclosed porch.
At the back of the single detached garage, and with its entrance directly opposite the kitchen door is a separately enclosed vinyl tiled utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, and room for a dryer. A stainless steel sink is set into a double base unit with a window overlooking the rear garden. The room has a radiator.
There is also a small W.C. in a room reached through the utility room, with an opaque window to the garden.
At the rear of the property and from the French windows of the conservatory lies a flagstone patio with room for a large table for dining with friends and family. At one side is another seating area for shade underneath a large apple tree.
A small wall delineates the patio, with a couple of steps down to a wide lawn and the rest of the garden. The owners have planted several fruit trees alongside the older ones, so the flowering of fruiting cherry, pear, several apple trees can be enjoyed in spring around the perimeter of the property, along with other mature shrubs such as a flowering mahonia, and roses on the walls of the house and fences.
A feature of the garden is a pond containing plants and some fish, surrounded by a raised stone wall and phormium plants in pots which gives the area an almost Mediterranean feel. A smaller seating area near the pond has a view over the garden and towards the house, set against a backdrop of a far-reaching view towards the fields.
On the side of the property the sloping land has been terraced by the owners to provide areas for fruit bushes and vegetables. A path by the side of the house is sheltered by three arches covered in roses and honeysuckle, and steps around this lead to a glorious arbour for the afternoon sun. Another feature is the corner wooden summer-house set on wooden decking, with high ceiling, full-length windows and French doors overlooking the terraces and catching the sun from all angles.
This deceptively spacious property in such a central but quiet part of town, with its special garden, beautiful in all seasons, is extremely rare to come to the market.
What the owner loves about this house
The owner loves the character of the house foremost, with the light, spaciousness, and the lovely tiered south-facing garden. The convenience of transport links, the town’s shopping, cafes, and its friendly people are all loved and valued.
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Council Tax Band: D
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