Parkers Patch, 55 Barnwell, Peterborough PE8 5PG
Guide Price £550,000 Freehold
Nestled in the desirable village of Barnwell is this rarely available stone-fronted Grade II listed family home. Period features have been retained and reintroduced, with mullioned windows and a window seat at the front overlooking the Old Rectory and St Andrew’s Church. The living dining room boasts parquet flooring, ceiling beams and a statement limestone fireplace with multi-fuel burner.Further favourable benefits are the driveway that provides off road parking for several vehicles, as well as a single garage, and the south-facing rear garden that enjoys views over open countryside.Having been extended over the years, the property offers a sizeable 132sqm of accommodation consisting of a flag-stoned hall with office nook, living dining room, kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom, three double bedrooms and an exquisite four-piece bathroom.
Entrance HallA beautifully spacious flag-stoned entrance greets the visitor, which is entered via a wooden front door with iron pull doorbell. There is room here for a workstation under the window at the side, which has generous natural light. Quality oak and glass double doors lead into the living dining room and wooden latch lock doors enter the downstairs cloakroom. An open doorway enters the kitchen.
Living Dining Room 8.2m x 4.7m (26'10" x 15'5")Of grand proportions, the reception room is located at the front of the property and has beautiful, reclaimed parquet flooring, ceiling beams and an exposed stone pillar. An imposing stone fireplace to the exposed brick chimney breast in the corner of the room has a working multi-fuel burner and the mullion windows enjoy deep stone sills with a seat under. (Secondary glazing to the windows have been sympathetically detailed.) A wide carpeted staircase rises to the first floor with a walk-in cupboard under.
Kitchen Breakfast Room 5.5.m x 2.7m (18'0".m x 8'10")Fitted with good range of wood wall and base units with complementary worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks, the kitchen is extremely light and airy with room for a breakfast table and chairs. There is space for a range cooker as well as space for a freestanding fridge freezer. The 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit is beneath the side window and patio doors open onto the rear garden. Ceiling downlighters and vinyl floor covering finish this room.
CloakroomWith vinyl floor covering, the downstairs cloakroom has a wall hung wash hand basin and low-level W.C. An obscure glazed window faces the rear aspect.
First Floor LandingAn open balustrade galleried landing has a window and seat beneath. A large walk-in cupboard allows plenty of storage space and there are two accesses to the loft space. All first floor rooms have wooden latch lock doors and there is a feature archway. Of particular note are the high ceilings to the first floor accommodation.
Principal Bedroom 4m x 4.7m (13'1" x 15'5")The main bedroom is situated at the front of the property with lovely views of the church. This light and spacious room is full of character with exposed beam above the mullioned deep sill window, painted wooden floorboards and stone corner chimney breast with decorative open fire. A further window to the side ensures natural light floods in.
Bedroom Two 5.5m x 2.7m (18'0" x 8'10")This double room is naturally bright with deep sill windows to two aspects. Wooden floorboards give a neutral backdrop and there is a built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom Three 3.9m x 2.7m (12'9" x 8'10")Featuring wooden floorboards and exposed wall beams, the third bedroom, also a double, has a window to the side aspect with deep sill. A built-in wardrobe provides good storage.
Family Bathroom 2.7m x 3.1m (8'10" x 10'2")The opulent four-piece 'Burlington' bathroom has been tastefully styled with black gloss tiled double shower cubicle with feature gold leaf mosaic pattern and a claw foot bath with central taps and shower attachment. A Victorian style large pedestal wash hand basin, with matching splashbacks, and a high-level cistern W.C. acknowledge a bygone era, as does the traditional style heated towel rail/radiator. Black tiled flooring and ceiling downlighters complete the bathroom.
ExteriorThe main entrance to Parkers Patch is to the side of the property along the gravel driveway, that has space for three vehicles. A stone flower border runs the length of the property to the front door with a stone canopy porch, with intricate leadwork and corbels. There is a pedestrian gate through to the rear garden and a separate large gate allowing vehicle access onto the remainder of the driveway accessing the single garage. An electric car charger point has been installed.The garage has an up and over door, power and light connected and a small store room at the rear that is ideal for outdoor pursuit storage. The south-facing rear garden has picket fencing at the back with open views over fields. A pathway leads from the front round to the back of the house, incorporating a circular patio with room for a table and chairs. A stone low retained border has established planting and abuts the lawn with circular stepping stones leading to a private deck area next to the garage, ideally placed for outside dining or a hot tub (armoured cable is in place). From the side of the garage, a personal door opens onto a patio area at the rear of the decking and a wood store area. A style has been installed for easy access from the garden onto the field at the back of the property. There are both hot and cold outside taps.
The owners of Parkers Patch have lovingly maintained and upgraded this home, embracing its history yet combining it with modern convenience.What the vendors love about their home........We fell in love with the village way before the house; having grown up in Barnwell we were desperate to get into the village and with houses rarely coming onto the open market, when Parkers Patch became available it was a dream come true. Parkers Patch is steeped in history with the house not being sold on the open market for over 100 years prior to us it has so many wonderful stories to tell. The house dates back to 1650 with there being a later addition in the 1900s which is where the hall and bathroom now sit with the last extension added in 1980s, with architect’s drawings from when it was last renovated, it details where beams have come from, including the old brewery in Oundle.There is a time capsule that was placed in the wall behind the radiator of the third lounge window, with the capsule being created in around 1988 after the last extension and safely retaining many historical documents, this time capsule will remain with the house for ever more!With a telegram from the queen in 1800 to prince Albert – a story about Prince Charles when he visited our home with HRH William and Richard of Gloucester, he asked the Parker sisters whom the house is named after to play the piano and then commented that it did not sound like the one that mother has at home!There are photos of the family and many stories to tell.We have put our own stamp on our home and have loved living here for 10 years, we embrace the village life and love our home and have tried to retain all the features and improve as sympathetically as possible. With wonderful views, clean air to breath and a house that offers so much space it will be missed by the Hannan family!Barnwell is a picturesque Northamptonshire village, combining the attractions of living in a small, rural community with the benefits of being near the market town of Oundle, as well as close enough to Peterborough and Corby for rail and road links.The village is close to Barnwell Country Park where people enjoy walking, visiting the cafe and children’s play area. The market town of Oundle is only 2.5 miles away, offering an excellent range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as primary and secondary schools. Corby, Stamford and Peterborough are within 15 miles, with rail links to London and access to the A1 and A14.Barnwell’s Main Street is a no-through road, so traffic is minimal. Barnwell Brook runs the length of the village with houses on either side.Tenure: FreeholdGrade II ListedCouncil Tax: Band EOil fired central heatingElectric Car Charger PointIn the interest of transparency, the owner of this property is a director of Aspire Sales & Lettings
Location Parkers Patch, 55 Barnwell, Peterborough PE8 5PG
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