Believed to date from the early 19th century, this is a rare opportunity to acquire the former village reading room, situated close to the centre of this popular village. Built of stone under a pitched slate roof, with later additions, the property is in need of full modernisation and could be suitable for a number of uses including offices and residential accommodation, subject to change of use and the usual planning permissions. Internally, there are some interesting features including a wood panel vestibule, a pointed arch window with leaded stained glass and exposed 'A' frame and purlin timbers. Steps lead to an inner hall, a kitchenette and two cloakrooms. Outside there is a narrow garden area either side, with potential to create off road parking.
LOCATION: Shutlanger is situated 4 miles from Towcester, midway between the A5 and A508 both giving excellent access to Stony Stratford and onwards to Milton Keynes where there is an Intercity train service to London Euston (40 minutes). The A508 also gives access north to junction 15 of the M1, and there is easy access to the southwest of Towcester and Brackley. Shutlanger has its own Parish Council and belongs to the church grouping with Stoke Bruerne and Grafton Regis. The village has a pub (named The Plough) and a village hall.
AGENTSNOTE: The property does not have permission for use as a dwelling house or offices. Any purchaser would need to satisfy themselves that the property is suitable for change of use, depending on their requirements. This limits the sale to buyers with cash funds available only.
OSPLAN: The area edged blue reflects the boundaries shown on the Ordnance Survey plan. As the property has never been sold, the title is unregistered and no guarantee can be given as to its accuracy. The title will be registered during a sale.
VESTIBULE: Entered through a panelled door, there is a mat well and panelled walls and ceiling. Doors lead to:
HALL:24' 10" x 12' 11" (7.57m x 3.94m) This is the main room of the property and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frame and purlin timbers. . (Apex height of approx 16' 0" or 4.87m) . There are two double glazed windows to the side elevation, two wall mounted electric heaters, wooden floors and of particular note, a high level pointed arch window with leaded stained glass. Steps lead to:
INNERHALLWAY: With doors leading to two cloakrooms, the kitchenette and the side garden.
KITCHENETTE:8' 6" x 6' 4" (2.59m x 1.93m) Fitted with laminate base units incorporating a single drainer sink unit with a cold water tap. There is a double glazed window to the rear.
CLOAKROOMONE: Fitted in a two piece suite of a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. There is a double glazed window to the side elevation.
CLOAKROOMTWO: Fitted in a two piece suite of a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. There is a double glazed window to the rear elevation.
OUTSIDE: To one side of the Reading Room is a narrow grassed area with walled boundaries, providing sufficient space to create off road parking and a small garden area, subject to planning.