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3 bedroom village house for sale

Upper Benefield, Near Oundle, PE8

Guide Price £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Home Within The Center Of The Village
  • Rural Views To The Rear
  • 0.25 Of An Acre Plot
  • Detached Stone Barn For Refurbishment/Development
  • Three First Floor Bedrooms And Fourth Grd Flr Bedroom And Bathroom
  • Grade II Listed Building With Many Period Features
  • Scope To Improve
  • Sale Only No Onward Chain

Full description

An attractive stone house with plenty of character, enjoying a south-west facing rear elevation and rural views.

* Grade II Listed period property * 3/4 Bedroom accommodation * Barn for development (subject to consent) * South west facing rear garden * Backs onto open fields * Exposed beams, log burner and thumb latch doors * Two En Suite Shower/Wcs and family bathroom * End of chain *

Upper Benefield is a popular village located some 4 miles to the West of the historic town of Oundle which has a number of traditional family run businesses, shops and restaurants set around the picturesque market place. The town offers excellent schooling facilities for all age groups.  There are a wide range of leisure facilities including art galleries, theatre and sports clubs.  More extensive facilities, as well as main line rail travel are available in Peterborough, about 14 miles away.

The Old Bakery is a superb Grade II listed property, situated in the heart of the village.  The property retains a wealth of character including exposed beams, attractive fireplace and latched doors.  The ground floor accommodation offers a degree of flexibility in how it is utilised. There is an entrance hall, large sitting room, spacious kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent dining room, garden room and a study / fourth bedroom with a bathroom adjacent.  On the first floor there are three double bedrooms.  The master bedroom has an en suite shower room/Wc and enjoys lovely south west facing views over the valley. The second bedroom has an en suite shower room/Wc and the third bedroom has built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom is a good size and is well-appointed.

A driveway to the front of the house provides parking for several vehicles and a timber framed barn offers scope for refurbishment/development (subject to required consents). To the rear there is a south-facing garden (approximately 100' in length) with shaped lawn and well-stocked beds that backs on to farm land with views across open countryside.  


Entrance Hall: Via timber door to the front. Tiled floor. Stairs rising to the first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Doors off to each principal room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:  Windows to the front and side. Fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units with beech block work surfaces incorporating 1 ½  bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Island unit with breakfast bar. Integrated dishwasher and freestanding LPG range oven. Ceramic tiled floor through to the adjacent to dining room. Door to the utility room.

Dining Room:  High level window to the rear. Ceramic tiled floor.

Utility Room:  Work surfaces incorporating stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard under. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor standing oil fired central heating boiler. Tiled floor. Glazed door leading to the garden.

Garden Room:  Two pairs of French windows, each with matching glazed side panels, opening onto the paved terrace with views across the garden and open countryside. Ceramic tiled floor.

Sitting Room:  Windows to the front and rear. Half glazed door to garden. Small inglenook with oak bressummer and wood burning stove upon a quarry tiled hearth. Door to lobby with access to bedroom 4/study and bathroom.

Bedroom 4/Study:  Windows to front and rear.

Bathroom.:  Window to the rear. A white suite to include panel bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor and splash backs.

First Floor Landing: Stairs from the hall.

Master Bedroom:  Window to the rear with distant views. Door to to the en suite shower/Wc.

En Suite Shower/Wc: Fitted with a tiled shower cubicle, electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Tiled splash backs. 

Bedroom 2:  Window to the side. Door to the en suite shower/Wc.

En Suite Shower/Wc: Fitted with tiled shower cubicle, electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and Wc. Tiled splash backs.

Family Bathroom:  Window to side. Fitted with a white suite consisting of panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin and Wc. Tiled splash backs. Original hob grate fireplace.

Bedroom 3:  Window to the rear with far reaching farmland views. Built in wardrobes to one wall.

Outside: The front the property is enclosed by a stone wall. A gravelled drive provides ample parking and turning space for several vehicles. A timber and stone barn with Collyweston slate roof is located to the western boundary, it offers scope for development. Lapsed listed building consent exists for the conversion of the barn into a store with hobby room above. There is an area of lawn with flower and shrub borders. Gated access to the side and rear of the property via a double timber gate. The rear elevation of the property faces to the south west and offers a high degree of privacy and is mainly lawned with flower and shrub borders. There are spectacular views over the open countryside.In total the rear garden is approximately 100' in length, being divided into two distinct area, the rear most of which is a blank canvas being predominately covered in low maintenance bark chippings.

Agent' Note: The lapsed listed building consent is available via the agent or direct from the local planning authority under ref EN/11/00830/LBC.

Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil-fired heating. LPG cooker.

Council Tax: Band F, Payable £2070.98

Energy Performance Rating: Exempt - Listed Building

Tenure: Freehold, with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority: East Northants Council. Tel: 01832 742000

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agent Woodford & Co 01832 274732.

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29 March 2016


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