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Birchwood, Southwick Road, Glapthorn, Peterborough PE8 5BD

£630,000 Freehold

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Receptions


Birchwood is one of just four properties at The Hedgerows, a select brand-new development on the edge of the very desirable Northamptonshire village of Glapthorn. Built to a high specification by a local, highly regarded builder, these homes have been beautifully designed to prioritise energy efficiency, boasting air source and underfloor heating, stunning Laura Ashley kitchens, impressive Symphony bathrooms, and Porcelanosa tiles.

With three double bedrooms (two having en suite facilities) and a fourth single bedroom, an expansive family kitchen and lovely countryside views, this spacious link detached home with integral garage and landscaped gardens will appeal to the discerning purchaser looking for comfort and luxury in a village setting. The accommodation offers flexibility, as the fourth bedroom, which looks out over the rear garden towards the field, would also make a nice quiet study.
Glapthorn is a thriving village with a primary school, church and village hall. It proudly swept the board at the ACRE Northamptonshire Villages Awards 2019, winning Best Newcomer to the Awards, Best Small Village and Best Overall Northamptonshire Village – quite an achievement. Residents of Glapthorn enjoy the benefits of a quiet village life yet are only a mile from the pretty market town of Oundle, which offers a good selection of traditional shops, restaurants, and businesses, as well as primary and secondary schools, leisure facilities and a Waitrose store. Further amenities, including road and rail links, are available at Peterborough (15 miles), Corby (8 miles) and Stamford (14 miles).

Entrance Hallway

The bright, welcoming hallway affords a view through to the kitchen/diner towards the rear garden and the field beyond. A bespoke staircase with oak handrails rises to the first floor and a splendid Porcelanosa tiled floor leads to the reception rooms.

Lounge 5.60 x 3.40 (18'4" x 11'1")

The generous, luxurious lounge is carpeted for a comfortable feel and has plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining. It benefits from a bay window overlooking the landscaped front garden and over the countryside views.

Kitchen Diner Family Room 6.75 x 5.74 (22'1" x 18'9")

The magnificent kitchen/diner has been designed as the heart of the house, offering space for dining and socialising. It commands pleasant views through the window and has triple bi-fold aluminium doors to the rear garden. A stunning lantern roof allows even more light to flood in. The beautiful blue Laura Ashley kitchen boasts an impressive range of units and fittings, including a large island/breakfast bar with wine cooler and wine rack. A Neff induction hob with a built-in canopy Neff extractor hood over makes the most of this stunning island unit. A superb shelved pantry with double doors features on one wall, with a full-height, built-in fridge to one side and a freezer on the other. Further built-in appliances include a Neff oven with a slide and hide door, a Neff combination oven, and a Neff dishwasher, as well as pull-out waste bins. There is a Quooker boiling water tap over a set in sink that blends seamlessly with the Minerva composite worktops. This is a room to be enjoyed to the full according to individual requirements: food preparation will naturally take centre stage in such a high specification kitchen, but there is room too for eating and relaxing and for family time. A useful under stairs cupboard provides more storage and a further door leads to the utility room.

Utility Room 3.44 x 1.64 (11'3" x 5'4")

The well-equipped utility room with ample units for storage, a white enamel sink and two under counter spaces for appliances. A window overlooks the rear garden and there are doors to the integral garage and garden.


The large cloakroom is beautifully fitted, with an illuminated mirror above a modern, gloss vanity unit, with tiled surround, which houses the rectangular wash-hand basin and low-level WC. There is a glazed window to the front elevation.

Stairs and Landing

From the landing, doors lead to the four bedrooms and family bathroom. There is loft access in the useful walk-in airing cupboard. A light well with natural daylight brightens the space.

Master Bedroom With En-suite 5.37 x 3.44 (17'7" x 11'3")

This comfortable double bedroom has far-reaching countryside views to the front of the property. The two double fitted wardrobes feature integral lights and a sloping ceiling adds atmosphere. The luxurious en suite shower room is fully tiled, with matching floor and wall tiles. Wall-hung gloss vanity units with drawers house two wash-hand basins, with illuminated mirrors above, and the low-level WC is also set in a vanity unit. The large shower enclosure has an Aqualisa shower and there is a tall heated towel rail. A glazed window to the rear elevation provides plenty of light.

Bedroom Two 4.38 x 3.62 (14'4" x 11'10")

The second bedroom is also a double room with en-suite and would make a luxurious guest room. It has triple fitted wardrobes, and views over the front garden towards the countryside. The en-suite shower room is fully tiled, with matching floor and wall tiles providing a luxurious feel. There is a low-level WC, tall heated towel rail and a glazed window to the front elevation. The rectangular wash-hand basin is housed in a modern, wall-hung vanity unit, with an illuminated mirror above, and the spacious shower enclosure has an Aqualisa shower. This bedroom and en-suite are sure to make guests feel welcome and relaxed.

Bedroom Three 3.71 x 3.62 (12'2" x 11'10")

Bedroom three is a lovely double bedroom has French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden.

Bedroom Four 2.52 x 2.01 (8'3" x 6'7")

Ideal as a study or a single bedroom, this room enjoys views over the rear garden to the field.

Family Bathroom 3.62 x 1.93 (11'10" x 6'3")

The family bathroom is beautifully appointed and fully tiled with matching floor and wall tiles. The deep bath has a hand-held shower while those preferring a full shower will enjoy the roominess of the separate shower enclosure. A modern vanity unit houses the rectangular wash-hand basin, with illuminated mirror above, and the low-level WC. Two full-length heated towel rails will more than meet the needs of both family and guests. This is a bright room with a glazed window to the side elevation.


Birchwood has a very attractive frontage which has been landscaped, with flower borders, a lawned area, and outside lights. A new hedge has been planted along the front of the garden, with low wooden fencing to the side. A gravelled and block-paved driveway leads to the front door and the integral garage, which has a remote-controlled door. The single garage is wider than standard for those who value extra garage space. The driveway has plenty of room for parking and turning several cars. Useful access is provided from the garage to the house via the utility room. Gated side access has the lighting set low down on the house wall. A paved pathway leads into the rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn, with views into the field over a low fence. The expansive patio benefits from outside lighting and is screened on two sides by fencing, making this a quiet and comfortable space in which to relax on summer evenings. An outside tap and exterior power socket are there when jobs around the garden require attention. An alarm system provides security.

Birchwood is an exceptionally well-appointed house, constructed from timber frame and clad in attractive hand-cut Stamford stone with a slate roof and benefitting from high-quality internal fittings, hardwood doors with chrome furniture, and hardwood double-glazed windows. Attention to detail is apparent throughout the well-planned accommodation, with illuminated mirrors above the wash-hand basins, Porceanosa wood effect tiling to the ground floor, and downlighters in many of the rooms.

There is a 10-year construction warranty in addition to the one-year snagging warranty.
Council banding pending.
Covenant on parking vans, motorhomes & boats. Please ask for more details.
Tenure: Freehold
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Key Features

Stunning High Spec Home
Village Location
Under Floor Heating
Brand New Home
Innovative Design
Air Source Heating
Laura Ashley Kitchen
Symphony Bathrooms


Location Birchwood, Southwick Road, Glapthorn, Peterborough PE8 5BD

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