Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Kettering NN14 4JL
The front of this magnificent 19th century Grade II Listed property, with its bay window and imposing front door gives an indication of the grandeur that is within. Mulberry House is located in the heart of Thrapston, close to amenities and countryside. Set over three floors, there are four large bedrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen diner, downstairs cloakroom, one bathroom and two en-suites all linked by wide hallways and grand staircases.The property has charm and original character throughout, a new custodian has a real opportunity to enjoy an impressive and distinctive forever family home. Externally there is a walled rear garden and a newly built over size garage and two parking spaces.
Entrance HallStepping into the grand, wide entrance hall, light streams onto the traditional polished wooden flooring. At the far end, a large identical door opens into the rear garden. The central hallway has high ceiling with decorative architraves with a modern chandelier. Doors lead to the drawing room and also to the kitchen. A sweeping staircase leads up to the first and second floors.
Drawing Room 5.2 x 7.2 (17'0" x 23'7")On the left of the hallway, one small step down, is the imposing drawing room. The front deep curved bay window has views to the church and matching curved French windows are on the opposite end of the room, leading onto the rear patio and have double hinged panel wooden shutters. The ceiling is moulded with a central modern chandelier and wall sconces. The floor is highly polished wooden flooring, and curved radiators neatly fit to the sides of the rear bay. There is a large original open fireplace with an inset marble surround that is another beautiful feature of this stunning room.
Study 2.2 x 4.8 (7'2" x 15'8")A step up from the living room through an oak door, with ebony handles inlaid with ivory, a small private room with its own fireplace, would make a perfect study or reading room. A large sash window to the front has wooden shutters and a seated sill. Fitted cupboards and an arched recess suggest former displays of china or family heirlooms.
Kitchen Diner 3.5 x 4.5 (11'5" x 14'9")To the right in the entrance hall, is a kitchen diner: a large square room with a sash window and working wooden shutters to the front aspect. Fitted with a multitude of pine-fronted base and wall cupboards that as well as providing ample storage, include an integral dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. The Rangemaster style double oven with gas hob is set into a brick–lined fireplace with beam over that contains an extractor in its ceiling. There are fitted shelves and plenty of room for a large family table. Shelves are fitted in the feature recesses.
Downstairs CloakroomBeneath the sweeping stairway is a small cloakroom with W.C and corner hand-basin with tiled splash-backs. There is also an under stairs cupboard.
First Floor LandingThe fully carpeted, wide sweeping dog-leg staircase has wooden balustrade, and a large double-height sash window throws light from the rear garden. The landing is arched, and continues left to a further large, shuttered window to the front aspect and view of the church, with a deep windowsill to sit and admire the view. The main bedroom suite lies off this landing, which has original gas wall lights remaining on the walls.
Main Bedroom Suite 5 x 5.9 (16'4" x 19'4")An elegant main bedroom is an expansive room with an original fireplace set into a marble surround and a lovely brass fire rail. On either side of the fireplace are bell pulls, which may not summon anyone these days, but give an historic feel to the room. To the rear aspect are glazed doors built into a curved wall, mirroring the one below in the living room, that lead to a small wrought Juliette iron balcony overlooking the patio and garden. Three large built in wardrobes and a set of shelves give ample storage space, and a further door leads into the en suite shower room.
Ensuite Shower Room 2.7 x 1.7 (8'10" x 5'6")A modern en suite shower room has a fitted unit with an inset wash hand basin and vanity cupboard beneath. The walls are fully tiled; there is an W.C. and double shower cubicle. Additionally, there is a heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two 3.8 x 3.7 (12'5" x 12'1")A dado rail runs around this large double, carpeted bedroom, which also boasts an original open fireplace. The window looks over the front aspect and has wooden shutters.
Family Bathroom 2.5 x 3 (8'2" x 9'10")The spacious family bathroom with an original open fireplace, comprises of white suite with bath and shower over, wash hand-basin set into a vanity unit, and a W.C. A shuttered sash window overlooks the front aspect. An airing cupboard houses the hot water tank.
Second FloorA curved staircase leads to the second floor that is built into the eaves with its two further bedrooms. The landing has a radiator, lighting sconces and is fully carpeted.
Bedroom Three 5.6 x 3.9 (18'4" x 12'9")Bedroom three is a double room with beautiful, beamed details, with a dormer window to the rear overlooking the pitched roofs below, and a modern en suite bathroom at the end.
En Suite Bathroom 2 x 2.8 (6'6" x 9'2")This bathroom has tiled walls, a bath with a hand -held shower and a pedestal hand basin and WC. There is an heated towel rail and a cupboard with gas boiler. A Velux window is set into the sloping ceiling.
Bedroom Four 3.7 x 2.8 (12'1" x 9'2")Another double, carpeted bedroom has lovely character details with beams, and a dormer window to the rear aspect of the property overlooking the attractive garden.
ExteriorAccessed from the living room, the patio with stone urns on pedestals give a grand feeling to the area at the rear of the property, with its view over the grounds. This large garden is mainly laid to lawn with established trees and walled boundaries. A gate at the bottom of the garden leads to the brick- built garage that is larger than average single, with cedar cladding, double wooden doors with top windows and a pitched roof. Eave storage is provided as well as water, power and light being connected. Electric supply is in place if connection to an electric charger point is required at some point in the future. The garage is accessed by road off Chancery Lane by way of a shared drive for vehicular access.
Chancery Lane is situated in the conservation area of the small market town of Thrapston, which is a bustling, thriving town with road network links to the A14 and A45 with train links nearby in the larger towns of Kettering and Huntington. Just a couple of minutes walk are both the Primary School and Pre-school. The town provides good shopping, many pubs and restaurants as well as outdoor activities at the nearby Thrapston Lakes and the lovely pathways that access the countryside. The Rushden Lakes development is a short drive away providing many amenities to include shopping, cinema, and restaurants.Tenure: FreeholdGrade II ListedGas Central Heating, electric and mains services connected.No Onward ChainCouncil Tax Band: E
Location Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Kettering NN14 4JL
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