Named locally as ‘the Lighthouse’ because of the far-reaching views the distinctive building commands, this characterful corner property built around 1884, has features galore combined with 21st century comfort and style. There are three bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen/diner, and two reception rooms over four floors. All windows are double glazed and all fireplaces are working.
Two stone steps rise to the front door of this house, and a good-sized hallway with engineered wood flooring and carpeted stairs to the first floor. Just inside the entrance is a useful coat cupboard, and two glazed doors open on to the living room. Stairs from the hallway lead down to the oak back entrance door set with a leaded glass window. Down further steps to the kitchen/diner located in the lower ground level.
The feature of this quirky shaped room is a multi-fuel-burning stove within a quartz-effect fire surround with slate tiled hearth. There are two windows: one small window overlooking the side and framing a view over to the edge of the town, and one to the front which has white bespoke shutters. Additionally there is a Victorian cast iron radiator.
This stunning room has two small windows to the side that let in natural light to this completely converted and fully tanked basement. A small Victorian fireplace was unearthed in the process of modernising and makes a lovely feature, as does the large Victorian radiator. The modern kitchen is beautifully fitted, with a good range of wood base and wall units, one large unit also containing a wine rack, and a substantial island with plenty of base units and drawers as well as an electric point and space for a wine chiller. The counter tops are substantial oak woodblock with stylish and contemporary mosaic splashback tiling. There is space for a family sized dining table, dishwasher, washing machine, and an American style fridge freezer. The stove is a Rangemaster gas stove with extractor hood over, and double oven beneath the 5 hobs. Please note, appliances may be sold under separate negotiation. An alcove creates a pantry and other storage.
A few small steps lead to the conservatory that has ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, currently being used as a study. French windows lead to the courtyard garden.
There is a handy understairs cupboard for storage, and the carpeted stairs lead to the first floor with an obscure glazed window to the side.
This carpeted double bedroom, with a window to the front that has white shutters, has a very large, walk-in wardrobe with shelves and hanging rails on each side and light and power is provided.
Recently fitted, the en-suite is a large room with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, and a double shower with two different power shower heads and contrasting tiling. An obscured glass window to the front has a white shutter. A modern rectangular sink is set into a large vanity unit with a wall mirror behind it, and the ceiling down-lighters provide excellent lighting. There is a pedestal W.C and a radiator.
Luxuriously fitted, the family bathroom is reached through lovely Victorian obscured half-glazed doors, and has ceramic-tiled walls, and Karndean flooring. The bath has centrally fitted taps and a shower fitting with a fixed glass screen and contrasting tiling, pedestal W.C., towel rail and a large towel cupboard. A boiler and other storage is contained in a cupboard within the bathroom.
Leading to the second floor landing is a curved, carpeted stairway with white-painted wood balustrade, and a loft hatch to an insulated loft is found on this landing.
This generously proportioned double bedroom with dual aspect windows has views across the countryside to the rear of the property. This room has been cleverly divided and now provides a central wall with two large cupboards for clothes and storage. On the other side of the partition, a study area has been created that also enjoys a super outlook from the 'Lighthouse'.
Another light, bright double room that is set in the eaves and has space for a wardrobe and affords rooftops views all the way to the River Nene.
The courtyard garden is surrounded by a high brick wall and is predominantly graveled with some space for small garden beds. Ample room is provided for outside seating and dining.
This charming and characterful house has been beautifully maintained and restored. It is very conveniently situated within walking distance of the centre of Oundle, and combines period and modern living throughout this unique home.
What the owners love about their property:
The owners were captivated by its location, style, and because it was a project. The area is ideal – close to market-place, amenities, river, pubs, and also to the road and rail networks. They love everything about the house – it has been lovingly restored to its original period with large rooms on each floor and bags of character.
Oundle, an historic market town, lies just five miles from the Cambridgeshire border and is conveniently situated seven miles from the A14 and ten miles from the A1 motorway. Nearby Peterborough, Kettering and Corby all offer direct train links to London in under an hour.
Amongst the town’s facilities there are many traditional independent shops, three supermarkets, several public houses, some with accommodation, library, health centre, and a hotel. It has excellent schooling for all ages, including the prestigious Oundle Public School. The extensive and beautiful Barnwell Park is nearby. Oundle is a thriving area in which to live and work.
Council Tax: Band C
All mains services are connected
Gas central heating
Planning permission has been granted for a two storey rear extension
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