Barton Holme, Blakesley, Northampton NN12 8RJBarton Holme, Northampton
- Ref: 3585
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: Sold STC
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception Rooms: 2
- Parking: Off Road Parking, Single Garage
- Tenure: Freehold
An attractive 4 bed detached property located within the Conservation Area of Blakesley, a highly sought-after village in South Northamptonshire. Constructed from Northamptonshire ironstone and positioned on a corner plot in a quiet cul-de-sac, this delightful property has been in the same ownership since it was first constructed in 1976.
There are well maintained, open fronted gardens to the south facing entrance and a block paviour driveway providing off-road parking and access to the ironstone garage with automatic up-and-over door.
Gated access to the side of the property leads to the good sized enclosed rear garden with well-tended lawn. There is a glasshouse and timber summer house both of which back onto a solid ironstone retaining wall which forms the rear boundary.
Internally, the ground floor accommodation comprises a large central entrance hall, sitting room, dining room with family room leading off and extending into the rear garden, kitchen / breakfast room, utility room, WC and garage.
At first floor, the central landing leads to the master bedroom with en-suite, three further good-sized bedrooms, the family bathroom and a large airing cupboard.
All principal rooms are fitted with plastered perimeter covings with a mixture of flush Sapele veneer doors or full height obscure glazed doors.
Blakesley is quiet rural village but has a thriving community, an interesting history and is well provided for in terms of amenities, public buildings and social events. With the well-stocked local store ‘Browns of Blakesley’, a popular public house ‘Bartholomew Arms’, Blakesley Church of England primary school (judged Outstanding in Ofsted’s most recent visit in July 2016), a local gymnasium ‘The Granary’, Allotments for rent, Reading Room, Cricket Club, Recreation Ground, Tennis Courts and newly constructed Village Hall; there really is little need to travel further afield.
A focal point of the village is St Mary’s Church which forms part of five local parishes known as the ‘Lambfold Benefice’; it is a beautiful ancient monument with a rich history dating from the Thirteenth Century.
Blakesley is also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes railway station and onto London Euston.
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire
Council Tax: Band F
EPC: Current 52(E) Potential 75(C)
Services: Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage and Oil-Fired Central Heating
Entrance to the property is via a recessed glazed door with sidelight, both of which help to provide natural lighting to the large central hall. All ground floor principal rooms lead off from the central entrance hall. A ranch style staircase leads to the first-floor landing and there is a good-sized cloak room providing good storage.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room (4.96 x 2.66m)
The large kitchen / breakfast room is situated at the rear of the property with two leaded windows overlooking the garden providing a flood of natural light.
With an ergonomic layout this kitchen is a practical working space with a good range of well-maintained base and wall units ensuring plenty of worksurface for preparation.
With space for a table and chairs, the kitchen doubles as a breakfast / eating area enabling more quality family time together.
A door from the kitchen leads to the Utility Room.
The utility room is another area which is enhanced by natural light from the leaded window overlooking the rear garden and the full height glazed external door to the side elevation. With allocated spaces for all necessary white goods, a double base unit with sit on stainless steel sink and drainer and a wall unit for storage this room is a useful and functional space.
Dining Room (4.92 x 2.94m)
Accessed from the central hallway the dining room is a larger than average space that will likely be multifunctional. Natural lighting is provided by the high-level leaded window to the side elevation and also via the large glazed sliding doors which lead to the family room.
Family Room (2.94 x 2.70m)
The family room was added to the property shortly after its construction in the mid-1970s and has been constructed using matching Northamptonshire ironstone beneath a pitched and tiled roof. It provides a comfortable space for relaxing after dinner with sliding doors overlooking the private garden.
Sitting Room (6.38 x 4.28m)
The spacious living room is south facing and features an attractive leaded light segmental bay window which provides an abundance of natural lighting. The original open fire place has been blocked although the stone chimney and flue terminal are still in place to the right-hand side gable wall and it is assumed that a working solid fuel fire could easily be reinstated. There is currently an electric bar fire with decorative hood supported on a raised brick and tile hearth.
The ground floor WC is accessed from the central hallway and is fitted with corner wash hand basin set within a vanity unit with a WC and low-level cistern beneath the side elevation obscure glazed window.
First Floor Landing
All principal first floor rooms are accessed from the central landing which also features a large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Master Bedroom (4.28 x 2.96m)
The south facing master bedroom is a good size double with full height fitted units across the length of one wall providing an abundance of storage space. There is an en suite shower room adjoining this principal bedroom.
The en-suite to the master bedroom has full height ceramic tilling and features a corner shower cubicle and wash hand basin and WC set within a vanity unit. There is a large leaded window with obscure glazing to the side elevation.
Bedroom Two (3.34 x 2.68m)
Bedroom two is a good size double room which overlooks the rear garden.
Bedroom Three (3.27 x 2.69m)
Bedroom three is another good size double room which overlook the rear garden and has a full height fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom Four (2.98 x 2.44m)
Bedroom four is a small double room situated at the front of the property with fitted wardrobes.
The family bathroom is mostly tiled with a wall mounted towel rail and spot lights. It is fitted with a bath including shower over, WC and wash hand basin with pedestal.
Garage (5.50 x 2.70m)
The single garage is constructed from matching Northamptonshire ironstone with a pitched and tiled roof and leaded window to the side elevation.
The front of the property is party laid to lawn with a small box hedge neatly embracing the front Bay window. Paving leads to the recessed main front entrance door and there is off-road parking to the block paviour drive in front of the single garage.
Pedestrian access to the rear garden is provided along the side of the garage. The pretty rear garden is party laid to lawn and incorporates paved areas for seating and entertaining with access to the glass house and summer house, both of which are included within the sale.
A degree of Blakesley history can be uncovered within the rear garden. The old ironstone boundary wall once formed part of Blakesley Almshouses. There is even a small window from this former refuge for widows which can still be seen today within the retaining wall.
Whilst every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute a contract or part of one. David Cosby Chartered Surveyors have not tested services, appliances, equipment or fittings within the property and therefore no guarantee can be made that they are in good working order. No assumption should be made that the property has all necessary statutory approvals and consents such as planning and building regulations approval. Any measurements given within the particulars are approximate and photographs are provided for general information and do not infer that any item shown is included in the sale. Any plans provided are for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. In all cases, prospective purchasers should verify matters for themselves by way of independent inspection and enquiries.