A Rarely Available Detached Period PropertySouthwood, Park Avenue South, Northampton
Inspired by the historic Arts & Crafts movement, this well preserved and beautifully proportioned period property is located in the desirable area of Park Avenue South and is in close proximity to Abington Park. Having been constructed by skilled craftsmen of a time when the quality is rarely matched, before or since, this four-bedroom detached property has been sympathetically maintained by the current owners. It retains many of its original features including timber framed front gable; patterned brick string courses; coloured leaded-light windows; solid timber panel doors; 2-column radiators; picture rails, cornicing and deep-set skirtings in principal rooms with open fireplaces.
Accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to 213sqm (excluding garage) with generous ceiling heights and a stunning galleried landing of oak construction. There is a spacious heated cellar and potential to convert the expansive roof void to add further accommodation.
Natural lighting would have been a key consideration in the design of this property and the large coloured leaded-light windows with heraldic motifs are a particularly attractive feature. The double height bay windows help to create bright seating areas to the sitting room and reception room and cast light throughout the main front and rear bedrooms.
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Vestibule & Reception Hall
Double timber panel doors provide access to the corner vestibule with tiled floor and coloured glass window. A doorway from the vestibule leads to the large reception hall with stained oak floor boards and staircase with half winders and curtailed steps leading to the first-floor galleried landing.
Sitting Room 4.66 x 4.10m
The main front sitting room is of a generous size with an open fireplace with glazed tile surround and central bay window to the front elevation providing an abundance of natural light.
Reception Room 4.6 x 4.6m
The large rear reception room has an open fireplace with oak surround and bay window overlooking the rear garden.
Dining Room 4.26 x 3.64m
The dining room overlooks the rear garden and has sanded pine floor boards, a fitted gas fire and direct access to the kitchen via a stripped pine door.
There is an inner hall off the main reception hall with tiled floor and doors to the galley kitchen, utility/boot room, pantry and cellar.
Galley Kitchen 4.86 x 2.44m
The galley kitchen has a tiled floor, range cooker and inset ceramic sink. The rear window overlooks the garden and there is a pantry opposite the kitchen, off the inner hall, for additional storage purposes.
The utility/boot room has a tiled floor and external door to the side elevation. It is fitted with a stainless-steel sink and base unit and also houses the balanced flue boiler.
The cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin is located off the main reception hall.
Cellar 4.16 x 3.65m
The large cellar is accessed via concrete steps from the inner hall and is fitted with lighting, heating and electricity. The high-level casement windows provide good natural lighting and ventilation. The cellar also houses the hot water storage cylinder and the mains electrical and gas service meters.
Galleried Landing and Study Room
The large galleried first floor landing has been partly sub-divided by the current owners to provide a study room with decorative coloured glass window overlooking the front garden.
Bedroom One 4.68 x 3.76m
Bedroom one is a larger than average double room with a double height bay window providing views over the front garden. Solid timber wardrobes have been installed to the niches either side of the chimney breast and provide useful storage space.
Bedroom Two 4.26 x 4.26m
Bedroom two serves as the master bedroom and has views from the double height bay window over the rear garden and the private sports grounds beyond. There is a wash hand basin with pedestal and a shower cubicle.
Bedroom Three 4.26 x 3.45m
Bedroom three overlooks the rear garden and is another good size double bedroom with wash hand basin and fitted cupboard.
Bedroom Four 4.26 x 2.04m
Bedroom Four is a large single bedroom with built-in cupboard wash-hand basin and window overlooking the rear garden.
The generous sized bathroom has painted timber floor boards and a window to the side elevation. There is also a glazed ceiling light which ensures an abundance of natural lighting. Bathroom appliances include a roll-top freestanding bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and bidet. There is a separate WC off the galleried landing.
The property is situated within large and private grounds and is set back from Park Avenue South behind a well-tended high Privet hedge.
The attached single garage to the front right-hand side of the property is of facing brick construction beneath a pitched and hipped roof and is accessed via a solid timber, half-glazed sliding access door. Subject to necessary consents, there is potential to convert this garage to further increase the habitable space.
There is abundant off-road parking available to the front of the property with an in-and-out drive and solid timber vehicular access gates and a separate pedestrian gate.
The large south westerly facing rear garden backs onto a private sports ground and is not directly overlooked. It is bounded by good quality facing brick walls incorporating piers and concrete coping stones. There is a large timber workshop to the left-hand side of the site with electrical supply and a further smaller timber shed to the rear right hand side corner of the site.
The property is located a short walk from Abington Park, Northampton’s oldest park dating back to 1897 where pleasantly landscaped areas include two lakes, tennis courts, aviaries, play area and popular cafe. There is a 500-year-old museum and music events are staged from the historical band stand.
The property is also a short walk from Northampton General Hospital and the cosmopolitan Wellingborough Road with its many shops and restaurants. Northampton town centre is a 15 minute walk from the property although bus stops are located not far from the property. Junction 15 of the M1 motorway is easily accessible and trains from Northampton Railway Station are direct to London Euston.
Nearby schools include the Northampton School for Boys, Abington Vale Primary School and Bridgewater Primary School (all with Good or Outstanding Ofsted ratings). Private schools include Northampton High School, Wellingborough School and Quinton House.
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Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
Council Tax: Band G
The following services are connected to the property:
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage with gas fired central heating system.
None of the above services have been tested and prospective purchasers should note that it is their responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of the mains services.
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.