Ground Floor -
Reception Hall - 20'06 x 15'04 (6.25m x 4.67m) - This very spacious open plan area is approached beneath a canopy porch through a panelled front door and has a superb Kahrs Indossatti engineered oak floor which runs throughout the principle ground floor rooms. The hall doubles as a dining room and contains the stairs rising to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard. There are sliding sash windows to the front elevation and panelled doors leading to:-
Sitting Room - 15'04 x 12'04 (4.67m x 3.76m) - Engineered oak flooring, twin sliding sash windows to the front elevation, wall mounted TV point and window to rear elevation.
Cloaks/Shower Room - 9'04 x 4'07 (2.84m x 1.40m) - Polished porcelain floor, white suite of ceramic tiled shower cubicle with rain shower, pedestal wash basin and WC. There is a stainless steel vertical heated towel rail and window to the rear elevation.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 23'07 x 22'07 (7.19m x 6.88m) - This superb open plan space stands beneath a central lantern roof light, the kitchen area with Shaker style floor and wall cabinets with polished quartz work surfaces incorporating a twin bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and Quooker hot and cold tap. The built in appliances include the Neff oven, microwave and automatic dishwasher and there is housing for a fridge/freezer. The central island unit doubles as a breakfast bar with quartz work surface and Neff induction hob also housing pan drawers and a wine chiller cabinet. The breakfast area doubles as a sitting room facing an open hearth fireplace which has an Aarrow cast iron log burner and west facing wall opens full width with bi-folding doors to a sun terrace beyond.
Utility Room - 12'01 x 11'09 (3.68m x 3.58m) - With further Shaker floor cabinets with quartz work surfaces incorporating ceramic under slung sink unit with mixer tap over, plumbing for automatic washing machine and point for tumble dryer. There is a built in cloaks cupboard and this room also houses the Worcester oil fired boiler. A doorway leads to a side porch leading to the courtyard parking.
First Floor -
Landing - Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, double leaf glazed doors opening to a Juliet balcony to the front elevation. There is an exposed brick feature wall and doors give access to:-
Master Bedroom Suite -
Bedroom One - 15'06 x 12'02 minimum (4.72m x 3.71m minimum) - Vaulted ceiling and feature exposed facing brick wall, shuttered two casement window to south elevation and exposed roof trusses. Door leads to:-
Dressing Room Ensuite - 10'04 x 6'05 (3.15m x 1.96m) - With vaulted ceiling this room is currently fitted with free standing wardrobes (not included in the sale)/ A door leads to:-
Bathroom Ensuite - 10'08 x 7'06 (3.25m x 2.29m) - Comprising a white suite of roll top bath on ball and claw feet with side mixer taps/shower attachment, vanity wash basin with marble top and stands beneath with built in cupboards as well as WC with high level cistern. Heated towel rail and window to the rear elevation.
Guest Suite -
Bedroom Two - 12'03 x 10'05 (3.73m x 3.18m) - Exposed brick feature wall, two casement window, built in closet, door leading to:-
Shower Room Ensuite - 9'04 x 4'07 (2.84m x 1.40m) - Fitted with a white Villeroy and Boch suite of pedestal wash basin, WC, ceramic tiled shower cubicle, stainless steel vertical heated towel rail and a mirror fronted cabinet with lighting.
Outside - The property is approached through double leaf courtyard gates which are electrically operated standing on brick pillars and leading to a walled courtyard which is laid to block paving providing ample parking and turning space for several vehicles. There is an enclosed bin storage area housing the bunded oil storage tank. Leading from the courtyard there is a further walled garden which is laid to gravel and which houses the original cast iron forge from which the house takes its name. This area leads to the canopy porch to the front door. On the south side of the house there is a york stone terrace where there is a lean to workshop/store measuring 11ft 5"" x 7ft 3" with light and power connected. The gardens stand mostly to the west of the house largely laid to lawn and bounded by close boarded fending, fringed by some fine specimen trees including Scotch Pine Sycamore and lime and there is also a timber sun deck close to the house for alfresco dining. At the far end of the garden there is a cabin/implement store measuring 21ft 9" x 11ft 9".
Agents Note - The house stands within the gated entrance to Ravensthorpe Reservoir which is managed by Anglian Water and where there are two other dwellings as well as a fishing lodge. The reservoir which is one of the most picturesque areas of natural beauty in Northamptonshire stands approximately 200 yards from the house having been established in the Victorian era as a 114 acre estate popular with anglers, trout and predator fishing also available from the bank via boat, kayak and float tubes. The reservoir is a haven for wildlife and bird watching.
Services - Main water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating is through radiators from a Worcester oil fired boiler also providing domestic hot water.
Council Tax - Daventry District Council - Band E
Local Amenities - Within the village there is a Church of England Church, a Post Office, a Public House, a Village Hall and in nearby Guilsborough there is a Primary and Comprehensive School for which transport is provided. At nearby Spratton, there is the Spratton Hall Preparatory School, Butchers and General Stores. There are bus services to Northampton.
How To Get There - From Northampton proceed in a north westerly direction along the A5199 Welford Road and proceed through the village of Chapel Brampton. Proceed on to the village of Spratton take the second left signposted to Teeton. Proceed along this road passing the village ofTeeton on the right hand side and continue on towards Ravensthorpe. Take the sharp left hand bend down the hill towards Ravensthorpe Reservoir and then turn right through the reservoir gates. Follow the road to the left where the entrance gates to The Old Forge are on the left hand side.
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About the agent
Established in 1993, Richard Greener Estate Agents is a privately owned business that operates independently of any other company or agency. This independence allows the company to offer a truly personal level of service which you are unlikely to find elsewhere in Northampton. Richard Greener has lived in Northampton since 1958 and has worked in the property business for over 40 years.
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