This handsome 1970’s built four-bedroom house, one of a pair, sits at the top of a small ‘green bank’ of lawn in the lovely Northamptonshire village of Glapthorn, just a mile from the bustling market town of Oundle. Set well back from the quiet road, the property has a wide driveway and parking space for four cars.
Comprising a roomy entrance vestibule, living room leading to a dining area, kitchen and a utility with downstairs W.C. on the ground floor. There are three double and one single bedrooms, and a family bathroom on the first floor. The property also has a large fully glazed lean-to the width of the whole house for which there is planning permission to build a single storey extension to replace it. The rear garden is extensive and looks over to the fields beyond. Central heating is oil-fired, all windows are double-glazed, and the property has a security system.
The part-glazed front door leads into a wide and bright front vestibule, with two double-glazed windows, space for coats and boots and handsome herringbone wood-floor.
The herringbone wooden floor continues throughout the downstairs, apart from the kitchen and utility, and in the living room it makes for a warm background to an interesting room that has a stone fireplace containing a multi fuel stove, and a large, raised shelf suitable for a television. The open tread staircase curves up to the first floor. There is a radiator and a display alcove with shelves, and a window to the front aspect. An archway leads to the dining area.
The pleasant neutral décor and the wood flooring make a charming space for dining; with French doors leading to the lean-to and views to the garden beyond. A further archway leads into the kitchen.
The kitchen is a good size, with vinyl flooring and is bright with a large window to the rear aspect. While it would benefit from some updating, the kitchen has plenty of base and wall-mounted cupboards, tiled splash backs and a 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap. There is an electric oven with halogen hob and extractor over.
A door from the kitchen leads to a substantial utility room with vinyl floor and space for a large fridge-freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. A half-glazed door leads into the lean-to. Just off the utility is a door to the garage, and another to a small cloakroom with pedestal WC and sink, with an obscured window to the rear.
Along the width of the rear of the property lies a glazed multi-purpose lean to that leads to the garden. This space has full planning permission for a replacement single–storey extension, which would substantially increase the property’s accommodation and versatility.
The staircase with wood balustrade and handrail lead to the first-floor landing and bedrooms. The landing is carpeted and there is a hatch to the partially boarded loft.
This spacious double room has a window with a view to the front aspect and is fully carpeted. There is ample room for bedroom furniture and a lovely large built-in mirrored wardrobe.
Bedroom two is a carpeted double bedroom with a window to the front aspect and a single fitted wardrobe with a mirror facing.
Bedroom three, previously used as a double room, now showing as single, has its window facing the rear garden.
A smaller single room with window overlooking the rear garden, is carpeted and has a radiator.
The good-sized bathroom has a wood-effect vinyl flooring, with a bath and hand- held shower fitting. There is an obscure glass window to the rear garden, a W.C and a pedestal wash hand-basin. Additionally, there is a radiator and a single shower cubicle with a glazed door and mains fed shower. A cupboard contains the water tank and shelves for airing laundry.
From the road the tarmac driveway, leads up a small incline to the front entrance. Ahead is the single garage with an up and over door and room for two cars to park in front of this. To the right is a small bank of lawn, and space for two further cars. A path leads round the side of the property to an area housing the wheelie bins, and a wooden latched gate to the rear garden.
The rear garden is predominately laid to lawn, and is a substantial open space fully enclosed by wood fencing. There is an oil-tank, and concrete steps to the lawn from the back of the house. At the back of the property, where the fence is the boundary between the lawn and the fields, there is room for seating and two storage sheds. The garden contains a weeping silver birch, two sycamores and a plum tree.
What the owners love about their house.......
The current owners love the peaceful location with lovely country walks on their doorstep yet close to amenities. There is a great community spirit in the village. Their family home has good living and entertaining space, including a fantastic sized garden and there is still potential to improve on this.
Glapthorn, with its primary school, church and a playground, outdoor gym, central village hall and playing field is a pretty, historic and thriving village.
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.
The ACRE award for Northamptonshire’s 2019 Best Village Competition showed the Glapthorn villagers’ outgoing spirit for many different projects, initiatives and activities, and their keen friendliness in welcoming new residents.
Oil fired central heating
Council Tax: Band E
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