The Old Rectory, 16 School Lane, Islip, Northants NN14 3LQ
An imposing period family home retaining many original features presented to an extremely high standard, with 'Wychwood' fixtures and fittings, set in mature gated grounds with detached garaging housing a self-contained annex.
Period family home with many original features
3 receptions, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Wychwood fitted kitchen with Aga
Double garage with workshop and flat above
Mature gardens, ample parking, additional garaging
The charming and sought-after village of Islip enjoys a number of local facilities and lies adjacent to Thrapston divided by the River Nene. The small market town of Thrapston offers a varied range of shopping facilities including general stores, supermarket, doctors, hotels and public houses. More major facilities are available in nearby Kettering (9miles), Wellingborough (11miles), Northampton (20miles) and the regional shopping centre of East Anglia at Peterborough lying just 20 miles from Thrapston. The area enjoys good schooling and communication links including mainline services to London from Huntingdon, Kettering and Wellingborough.
The Old Rectory is a substantial part of the original much larger Rectory and retains many period features including stone mullioned windows, 10ft high ceilings and decorative tiled flooring. The extremely well maintained and presented accommodation benefits from full gas fired radiator central heating and briefly comprises:-
The arched entrance vestibule leads to the entrance hall via a traditional front door. There is a cloakroom with high flush w.c., deep ceramic wash hand basin with cupboards under, range of fitted cupboards housing the gas fired boiler and plumbing for washing machine, glazed window to the rear elevation. The dining hall is approached via glazed double doors and has a window to the side elevation with window seat, decorative patterned tiled flooring and open archway to the inner hall with stairs rising to the first floor. The drawing room has a feature stone mullioned fireplace with inset wood burner and leaded light window to the front elevation. The sitting room has a feature fireplace alcove with fitted wood burner, fitted alcove cupboards and display shelving together with a further range of cupboards and shelving to one wall all fitted by Wychwood. Leaded light window to the front elevation. The Wychwood hand made kitchen incorporates a feature fireplace alcove with inset three oven Aga with twin hot plates and Aga companion with two electric ovens and four ring gas hob, extractor canopies over. There is a double deep ceramic sink with cupboards under, further range of base storage cupboards and drawers, granite work surfaces with breakfast bar, integrated dishwasher and matching pantry cupboards and eyelevel storage cupboards. Wood flooring, window to rear elevation and rear hall with glazed door to the rear veranda.
On the first floor via stairs and landing with leaded light window to the rear elevation. Bedroom three has a feature fireplace alcove and leaded light window to the front elevation. The family shower room comprises a walk-in double sized shower, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards under, low level w.c., ceramic tiled splashbacks and leaded light window to the rear elevation. From the principal landing is the inner landing with skylight. Bedroom one has a range of bespoke fitted Wychwood wardrobes and leaded light window to the front elevation. Bedroom two overlooks the side elevation. The family bathroom, supplied by Fired Earth, is a particular feature of the property and comprises a freestanding bath with side shower fittings, walk-in rainfall shower, twin basins with granite surfaces and cupboards under, low level w.c. and leaded light window to the side elevation. There is a separate dressing room with five double Wychwood wardrobes.
Approached via wrought iron security gates the sweeping driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to the detached double garage ( 18'10" x 9'11" and 18'10" x 9'11" ) via two up and over doors with double doors opening into the workshop/games room ( 20'5" x 17'5" ) with door to side and windows to the side and rear. An external stair case leads to the self-contained apartment which comprises a sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom and second floor bedroom. There is a separate timber double garage and carport, gated additional parking and further timber garaging. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn with flower borders and comprehensive range of mature trees. The rear garden is also laid mainly to lawn with gravelled seating area, separate circular patio area, mature fruit trees, flower and shrub borders. The whole extends to about 0.7 acres.
Dining hall 16'1" x 11'1"
Drawing room 22'0" plus bay x 16'0"
Sitting room 12'0" x 10'10" min
Kitchen 16'2" max x 14'8" max
Bedroom one 17'6" x 13'11" min
Bedroom two 14'10" x 11'9"
Bedroom three 12'1" x 11'7"
Outgoings Council Tax Band G
Local Authority East Northants District Council
Strictly by appointment with Bletsoe Estate Agents
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