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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Upper Harlestone, Northamptonshire

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Extended Edwardian Family Home
  • Drawing Room, Study and Snug
  • Superb Extended Family Kitchen/dining Room with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Master Bedroom with En suite and Juliet Balcony overlooking Rear Garden
  • Three Further Bedrooms
  • Family bathroom with Corner Bath
  • Gated Off Road Parking
  • Double Garage
  • Private Lawned Gardens backing onto Pasture Land
  • Plot around 0.25 Acre

Full description

Attractive Edwardian period home situated in the heart of the village. Stylish accommodation including a superb light and airy kitchen/breakfast room, with vaulted ceiling. In addition there is a large drawing room, study and snug with open fire. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are three further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Outside, to the front is parking and double garage. To the rear are delightful private lawned gardens, with sun terracing and backing onto open pasture land. In all the property sits in around 0.25 acre.

Description - This attractive Edwardian period home is situated in the heart of the highly regarded village of Upper Harlestone. Constructed of red brick beneath a Rosemary tiled roof, the property has been sympathetically extended and improved over the years combining many period features such as exposed timber floors and open fireplace with those more conducive to modern living. The stylish accommodation is well laid out with plenty of space for entertaining yet retaining a comfortable family atmosphere. Of particular note is the construction of a superb light and airy kitchen/breakfast room, with vaulted ceiling and with ample space for both informal dining and seating. In addition on the ground floor there is a large drawing room, study and snug with open fire. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Outside, to the front is ample parking for numerous cars, standing in front of the double garage. To the rear are delightful lawned gardens, with sun terracing providing ample opportunity for alfresco dining and offering a high degree of privacy and backing onto open pasture land. In all the property sits in around 0.25 acre.

Vendor Insight - Nestled quietly in this exceptional village, stands this charming home which was once an Althorp estate workers cottage. Originally built in the early 1900s, it has been significantly and sympathetically extended over the years for it to be become the family home that it is today. It has been much loved and enjoyed by its present owners for the past ten years.

The owners had a long held ambition to reside in a village like this, and to enjoy the quality of life offered in such a quiet, rural hamlet. The house and its surroundings have been a delight for them. It is an outstandingly beautiful village with superb local walks, and contains several historic, charming houses. Locals take time to say hello, and the village is proud of its quaint, highly valued, local shop. There is also a gastro pub within walking distance.

Primary schools are conveniently located, there are schools for older children in Northampton, with a wide choice of both state and private schooling in the county. The village has cricket and football teams and the golf course is only a six minute walk from the house. It takes just ten minutes to reach the centre of Northampton which contains many amenities. Road and rail links are first rate, Milton Keynes is easily accessible and London is reached within an hour by rail. Airports such as Birmingham and Luton are also within easy distance.

A true family house in every sense, with large, bright, sunny rooms, each with its own individual style. All restoration work undertaken reflects an empathy with its past, all of which meld in beautifully with the comfort and convenience necessary for todays busy lifestyle. The flexible layout of the house has provided space for every conceivable activity and it is a wonderful house for sharing with friends and family, or to switch off totally, light the fire and retire to the cosy snug.

The classic style kitchen is adjoined by the stylish dining space. It is a large relaxed room in which the family spend lots of time, but also perfect for stress-free dining and guests inevitably linger for gentle conversation or impromptu dancing! With its stylish lighting, combined with many windows and entrance into the garden, it is elegant, practical and fun.

There is ample room for parking at the front of the house whilst to the rear, the peaceful and gentle garden is mainly laid to lawn and is idyllic for relaxed dining or family BBQs. The garden also embraces its closeness to the rolling meadows beyond, and enjoys a wonderful variety of visiting wildlife.

The Master bedroom features a Juliet balcony, with great rural views, overlooking the garden and across to the surrounding countryside.

The owners will miss the local environment and friendly community, and feel sure that, whoever decides to live here, will be as happy and content as they themselves have been for the past ten years.

Accommodation - The property is accessed through a partly glazed front door, which leads into the entrance hall. To the left of the hall is the comfortable and cosy snug. The focal point of the room is the attractive open fire with pine surround and wrought iron inset, either side of which are fitted cupboards and book shelves. There are stripped pine floors and windows to front and rear elevations. A further door leads from the hallway into the study, with log burner, which has windows overlooking the front garden. Beyond the study is the spacious drawing room, which has an attractive fireplace, coal effect gas fire, windows to the front elevation, connecting door to the garage and French doors leading onto the sun terrace.
At the rear of the property is the open plan heart of the house kitchen/breakfast room. This spacious light and airy area has ample room for cooking, dining and seating and has a vaulted ceiling adding to the feel of light and space. The kitchen area is fitted in a range of floor and wall mounted cabinets with work surface incorporating a sink and drainer. There are a comprehensive range of integrated appliances comprising; double electric oven, 4 ring gas hob under a chrome hood, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Ceramic tiled flooring runs throughout this area. In the dining and seating area there are picture windows overlooking the rear gardens and French doors leading onto the sun terrace.
Also on the ground floor is a cloak room with W.C, wash basin and plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor - Stairs to the first floor accommodation rise up from the hallway, there are doors to all remaining rooms and loft access.
The spacious master bedroom enjoys dual aspect with glazed doors and Juliet balcony providing views over the garden and the pasture land beyond. There is a fully tiled en suite with W.C, washbasin and shower cubicle.
The remaining rooms on the first floor comprise three further bedrooms, with the fourth bedroom currently used as dressing room. The family bathroom is fitted in an attractive suite with W.C, corner bath and washbasin.

Outside - To the front, the property stands behind a brick wall and hedge, twin five bar gates provide access to the gravelled driveway where there is ample parking for numerous vehicles. There is a double garage and access provided down one side of the property.
The delightful and private rear gardens faces in a westerly direction. A sun terrace provides ample opportunity for alfresco dining. The remainder of the garden is largely laid to lawn with a number of well positioned trees and planted borders. At the bottom of the garden is a vegetable plot and the garden is enclosed by a combination of hedge and timber fencing. In all the plot extends to around of 0.25 acres

Garage - The double garage has an electric up and over door. There is power and lighting connected and further double doors into the garden.

Location - 131 Upper Harlestone is situated in the heart of the charming village of Upper Harlestone. The small village is dotted with a handful of pretty stone and period properties and widely regarded as one of the county's most sought after villages. It is positioned in attractive undulating countryside in close proximity to the historic Althorp Estate, the ancestral home of the Earls Spencer and resting place of Princess Diana.
Conveniently located just off the A428, approximately five miles from Northampton town centre, from which a high speed train service runs to London Euston in around fifty two minutes. Nearby Lower Harlestone has a primary school, public house and a garden centre with caf. Educational establishments in the area are superb with secondary at Northampton and private schooling at Spratton, Upton, Pitsford, Maidwell and Rugby. Recreational facilities in the area are excellent. Walking and cycling at Harlestone Firs, horse riding at Chapel Brampton, water sports at Pitsford Reservoir which include sailing, windsurfing, fishing and cycling at Brixworth Country Park. Golf is available at Northampton Golf Club at Harlestone, and Northamptonshire County Golf Club at Chapel Brampton. Given the rural location there are some lovely walks and excellent riding in the area.

Directions - From Northampton, take the A428 in a north westerly direction, passing through Duston and into the village of Lower Harlestone. Just before entering the village, turn left where sign posted to Upper Harlestone. Continue along this lane into the village where the property can be found on the right hand side.

Information - Services
Mains water, drainage, electricity are connected. Heating is provided by oil fired boiler.
Local Authority
Daventry Telephone: 01327 871100
Council tax band: E
Viewing Arrangements
Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine and Country on (01604) 309030.
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.0 am 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am 4.30 pm

Agents Notes - Agents Notes. All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure


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31 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Northampton (3.7 mi)
  • Long Buckby (4.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Northampton (3.7 mi)
  • Long Buckby (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Fine & Country, Northampton

2 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL

01604 912272 Local call rate

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