The Old Chapel is an attractive stone village home believed to date from the mid 18th Century, being the former stables to the village Public House. The Old Chapel was converted in 1984 into the present three bedroomed home with an enclosed garden to the rear and attractive arched windows to the front. Many period features have been retained, including a galleried landing at the rear with twin segmental archways overlooking the dining room. In brief the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom, an attractive lounge with Franklin wood burning stove, dining room measuring over 23 feet in length and re-fitted kitchen. To the first floor there is a master bedroom, bedroom two with en suite shower room, bedroom three and a family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. The landscaped garden at the rear is stepped and leads up to a a very attractive patio area affording distant countryside views.
Approached through double leaf part glazed doors, there is a tiled floor and a built-in understairs cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and providing storage. There is coving to ceiling and a stripped pine door to:-
Fitted with a suite comprising a wash hand basin with tiled splashback and WC with concealed cistern. Tiled floor.
Lounge (16'1 x 15'4 min (4.90m x 4.67m min))
This attractive room has a multi-pane window to the front and a feature fireplace with inset freestanding Franklin log burning stove with a timber beam above. There are exposed ceiling timbers, a central beam with inset dichroic spotlights and exposed and painted feature brickwork. A square arch with double leaf doors leads to the dining room and a passageway leads to the inner hall.
Dining Room (22'6 x 12'9 (6.86m x 3.89m))
A particular feature of the property is the high mono-pitched triple glazed roof with exposed ceiling timbers and two painted brick arches looking onto the galleried landing. There is a range of built-in cupboards with pine panelled doors, feature pine panelled walls and a central fireplace with a freestanding wood burning stove. Two glazed French doors lead to the rear garden, there are four rooflights and square double doors to:-
Kitchen (14'6 x 11'3 (4.42m x 3.43m))
This attractive room is fitted with an attractive range of pine base and eye level cabinets with complementary work surfaces incorporating a sink and drainer with mixer tap above and tiling to splashbacks. There is a part glazed dresser with display shelves, cupboards and drawers beneath and a freestanding range cooker with extractor fan above. Space and plumbing is provided for a washing machine and space for a under counter fridge. A built-in cupboard houses a wall mounted gas fired boiler and a further cupboard, which was previously a blocked doorway to the front, is currently used as a pantry. There is an attractive homemade tiled floor, dichroic spotlights to ceiling and a stable door leading to the rear garden.
With stairs rising to the first floor.
First Floor - Landing
The galleried landing overlooks the dining room, there are exposed ceiling timbers and a Velux window to the front providing a good amount of light. Stripped pine doors to:-
Bedroom One (15' x 11'11 max (4.57m x 3.63m max))
This room contains the top of the high level arched window to the front elevation and has exposed ceiling timbers and a range of fitted wardrobes providing extensive hanging and storage space. A double glazed Velux overlooks the rear.
Bedroom Two (15'4 x 8'4 min (4.67m x 2.54m min))
This room again has the top of the arched window at the front with exposed ceiling timbers and a double glazed Velux window to the rear. A recess at the front leads to:-
En Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a suite comprising a corner shower cubicle, wall hung wash hand basin and WC. There is timber maple flooring, tiling to splashbacks and spotlights to ceiling.
Bedroom Three (9'10 x 4'8 and 7'4 x 4'2 (3.00m x 1.42m and 2.24m x 1.27m))
This l-shaped room has a double glazed window to the front and exposed ceiling timbers.
Bathroom (8'1 x 7' (2.46m x 2.13m))
Fitted with a suite comprising a freestanding roll top bath with mixer shower handset above, a step-in shower with deluge head and fully tiled walls, wash hand basin and WC. There is a vaulted ceiling, a Velux rooflight to the rear, tiling to dado height and stripped maple flooring.
Enclosed by stone and brick walling, there is a quarry tiled patio area and steps leading up to further patio areas with raised flower and shrub borders. At the top of the garden there is a very attractive seating area under a timber pergola affording views across the countryside beyond. There is a timber garden workshop with a pitched roof and light and power connected.
Main drainage, gas, water and electricity are connected. Central heating is through radiators from a gas fired boiler which also provides the domestic hot water. There are TV and telephone connections, continuation of which are subject to the usual supplier regulations. (None of these services has been tested).
Within the village there is a well-regarded preparatory school, a state primary school, church, hairdresser, gastropub, general store and butcher's shop. Northamptonshire Grammar School is in the neighbouring village of Pitsford and Guilsborough secondary school is also nearby. Sporting facilities locally include golf at Church Brampton and Harlestone, sailing and fishing at both Pitsford and Hollowell reservoirs and flying from Sywell Aerodrome. There are good local shops at Brixworth while Northampton and Kettering both provide train services and further shopping. The A14 (A1-M1 Link Road) provides access to the Midland motorway network.
How To Get There
From Northampton town centre proceed to the Kingsthorpe shopping parade and at the Waitrose junction bear left onto Welford Road. Leave Northampton and proceed through the village of Chapel Brampton. Upon entering the village of Spratton take the second turning right signposed to Brixworth. Continue through the village and the property can be found opposite the Church on the left hand side.
Energy Performance Rating
Current Rating E Potential Rating D
Daventry District Council - Band D
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