A delightful Victorian three bedroom detached cottage, located in a quiet backwater of this sought after village. Designed in 1852 by the renowned architect Sir Gilbert Scott for his own sisters' occupation, the cottage has been re-modelled and refurbished by the present owners to create a superb family home, fit for modern day living. On the ground floor there is a porch, a hallway and cloakroom, together with a living room, a work from home office and a re-fitted kitchen/dining room over 20ft in length. The landing leads to the master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and the family bath/shower room. Outside are beautifully landscaped gardens with shaped lawns, a vegetable area and sun and barbecue terraces. To the rear is a driveway with off road parking for several cars, leading to the double garage.
LOCATION: WAPPENHAM lies approximately 4 miles south west of Towcester and is well situated for easy access to the M1 at junction 15a north of Towcester, the M40 junction 11 at Banbury and Intercity rail services at Milton Keynes (40 minutes to London Euston). The village is surrounded by rolling countryside with a number of beauty spots including Bucknell Woods, owned by the Forestry Commission, with country walks and picnic areas. Nearby sporting facilities include motor racing at Silverstone and golf at Whittlebury and Farthingstone. www.northantsvillages.org.uk/wappenham
AGENTSNOTE: The village has super fast broadband which is connected to this property.
PORCH: With UPVC double glazed double leaf doors, a side window and tiled floor. A door leads to:
HALLWAY:11' 4" x 5' 4" (3.45m x 1.63m) (max) 'L' shaped, the hall has engineered oak floorboards, stairs to the first floor, a mat well and single radiator.
LIVINGROOM:23' 5" x 11' 2" (7.14m x 3.4m) The focal point of this room is the cast iron log burner, set on a raised hearth with a bressumer beam over. There are cupboards and shelves in recesses either side of the chimney breast, four wall lights and three UPVC double glazed windows to the side elevation. Heating is from two double radiators and there are UPVC double leaf French doors to the rear garden.
OFFICE:7' 11" x 6' 3" (2.41m x 1.91m) With a multi-paned window to the side elevation and engineered oak floorboards.
KITCHEN/DININGROOM:20' 2" x 11' 6" (6.15m x 3.51m) Measuring over 20ft in length, the kitchen has been remodelled and refitted in a range of painted shaker style base and eye level cabinets with Corian work tops, a peninsula breakfast bar and brick tiled splash backs. There is an inset one and a quarter bowl sink unit with a mixer tap over and cupboards below and opposite, is an inset Neff four place induction hob with a canopied extractor hood over and an AEG 'Pyroclean' electric oven and grill below. Further appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and an under counter fridge and freezer. There are engineered oak floorboards, recessed ceiling spotlights, a double radiator, two UPVC double glazed windows and a split stable style door to the rear garden.
CLOAKROOM:5' 5" x 5' 2" (1.65m x 1.57m) Re-fitted in a white suite of a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. There are engineered oak floorboards, a high level UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and a chrome ladder radiator.
LANDING: Providing an airing cupboard with a mains pressure water cylinder, a UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and oak doors to all rooms.
BEDROOMONE:15' x 9' 3" (4.57m x 2.82m) A double aspect room with UPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side elevations, this room has a single radiator, an access hatch to the boarded loft space via a retractable ladder and a TV point.
EN-SUITE:7' 0" x 5' 11" (2.13m x 1.8m) Fitted with a walk-in shower enclosure with a height adjustable shower and glass screen, a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There are UPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations, a chrome ladder radiator, a shaver point and a wood grain effect laminate floor.
BEDROOMTWO:11' 5" x 10' 7" (3.48m x 3.23m) With a double radiator and a UPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation.
BEDROOMTHREE:11' 6" x 7' 8" (3.51m x 2.34m) With recesses either side of the chimney breast, a UPVC double glazed window to the side elevation and a double radiator.
BATHROOM:7' 5" x 6' 3" (2.26m x 1.91m) Fitted in a white suite of a panelled bath with a height adjustable shower over and side screen, a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There is a chrome ladder radiator, a shaver point, an extractor fan and a laminate floor.
OUTSIDE. Approached from The Lane through a gated access to the stone imprinted driveway, providing parking for several cars, leading to the double garage. The garden is laid mainly to lawn, with imprinted stone pathways leading to the porch and kitchen doors. To the side of the cottage is a raised vegetable garden and to the side of the garage is a shaped, decked terrace with lighting over. The garden is enclosed by close boarded timber fencing with shaped flower and shrub beds, one of which conceals a bunded oil tank. Adjacent to the house is an enclosed external boiler.
DOUBLEGARAGE: Recently re-roofed, the garage has two up and over doors and light and power points connected.
AGENTSNOTE: The adjacent property, 2a High Street, Wappenham is in the process of a five-year treatment plan for Japanese Knotweed, which started 02/04/2019. The treatment includes precautionary annual monitoring for the garden of 1 The Lane, which has not been affected. When treatment concludes, a 10-year insured indemnity guarantee will be provided.