This is possibly the most deceptively spacious home in North Northamptonshire. A 1940s property situated at the edge of the village, which has undergone a complete renovation, remodel and extension programme, with works having been completed in late 2022 Read more
This is possibly the most deceptively spacious home in North Northamptonshire. A 1940s property situated at the edge of the village, which has undergone a complete renovation, remodel and extension programme, with works having been completed in late 2022.
Originating as a modest 3-bedroom detached home, there is now approximately twice the square footage, having four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a downstairs cloakroom and one of the most stylish kitchens in existence in the current local market. The positioning and general room dimensions mean that the property offers great versatility in how the house can be utilised. Growing families, young professionals, and downsizers have the clear and rare ability to make this property work around them, as opposed to making numerous unnecessary compromises.
Property at a glance: 1940s heritage with a 2020s facelift 4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom Exquisite fixtures throughout Uninterrupted countryside views Highly specified kitchen, ideal for entertaining Thoughtfully designed indoor-outdoor living Close proximity to primary school and village pub Chain-free sale
The ground floor: The entrance hall is laid with hardwearing herringbone flooring, which seamlessly continues through the living areas of the property. One of the first standout features of this home is a large bay window in the living room, which frames uncompromised views over pastureland and paddocks. Accessible from both the living room and the entrance hall, a spacious and versatile secondary reception room adjoins the living kitchen, offering clear opportunity to use as a formal dining room or a further living room. With clean lines, tasteful grey units and contrasting Quartz work surfaces, the kitchen has plenty of hidden integrated appliances, including separate full-height fridge and freezer, dishwasher, drinks fridge, induction hobs and mid-level ovens. Full width bi-folding doors perfectly connect the outside with the inside - ideal for entertaining on a summers day. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room, which cleverly hides additional appliances out of sight, as well as having a door leading outside.
The first floor: Upstairs are four well-proportioned bedrooms, with the primary bedroom benefitting from fitted wardrobes, elevated views of the surrounding countryside through the large bay window, as well as an exquisite en-suite shower room with an oversized shower enclosure. The remaining bedrooms are designed to offer flexibility with how furniture can be positioned and are all double rooms. Situated off the landing is a high spec 4-piece bathroom suite with contemporary fixtures and separate bath and shower enclosure.
Outside: The rear garden is of generous proportions and is designed over two levels. The upper level is laid to lawn, providing an excellent playing space for children, and the lower level has a deceptively large wrap-around terrace and manicured planted borders, offering an unrivalled opportunity to have a variety of outdoor dining and leisure furnishings and fixtures. To the front is a private block paved driveway offering parking for numerous vehicles, which is accessed directly from the lane.
The Agent’s view: “The 1940s brought one of my favourite architectural periods, still having many creative styling cues of the Art Deco era, combined with more of a focus around the functionalities of 'modern' living.
The transformation that this property has gone through is exceptional. I especially love the contemporary twist on the period correct features, such as the double-height bay window being re-clad in modern timbers, and the freshly laid herringbone flooring, showing similarities to that of traditional parquet flooring.
Having seen hundreds of properties of this original period, I have never come across one that emanates the period correct styling in such a clever and subtle way."
Wilbarston: The village of Wilbarston is what many would call a traditional, small, English village that has a thriving micro community. There are countless country walks, a pub, a primary school, and a church. Wilbarston is located on the furthermost Northern county line of Northamptonshire in the Welland Valley. As much as it is administered as part of North Northamptonshire, the village postal town and postcode are Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16.
Market Harborough: Having recently been recognised as one of the best places to live in England, Market Harborough is a thriving market town that boasts countless independent shops, restaurants, cafes, and small businesses. With the town centre being just 6 miles away from Wilbarston, this property has the enviable combination of both a peaceful country retreat and all of the conveniences and leisure benefits of a bustling town on the doorstep.
Commuting: As much as Wilbarston is a semi-rural village, it is within a short distance of some excellent rail and road links. The nearest train station is in the neighbouring town of Market Harborough, which has a direct line into London St Pancras with a journey time of approximately 1 hour. For those that prefer to drive, the village is conveniently located near to the A14, A6, A1 and M1.
Services: Mains water, gas and electric
Local Authority & Tax Band: North Northamptonshire Council Tax band D
Viewing Arrangements: Viewing strictly by appointment with sole agent, Brendan May