Hardingstone House & Cedar Cottage
2 The Green
The property is entered via a timber and glazed entrance porch, then into a delightful and spacious reception hall with solid oak parquet flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. To the left is a lovely dining area which enjoys a full height bay window to the front and a feature fireplace with ornate timber surround and wood burner inset. To the right a door leads into the wonderfully light L-shaped sitting room boasting a full height bay window to the front and a window and French doors to the rear garden. The sitting room also features oak parquet flooring and a fireplace with timber mantle and marble surround with a multi fuel burner inset.
A door to the rear of the sitting room leads through into the rear hallway which gives access to the dining kitchen which has been recently refitted by Grand Union Designs and benefits from a good range of hand built eye and base level cupboards and drawers with quartz work surfaces over and a ceramic sink.
Appliances include an AEG induction hob with extractor hood over, a De Dietrich self-cleaning oven, steam oven and warming draw, a Bosch dishwasher and integrated larder fridge. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a door off the reception hall leading to the cellar.
An oak staircase rises to the first floor and features a stunning original feature stained glass window which continues to the second floor.
An inner landing gives access to a bedroom/study which enjoys views over the rear garden. There is also a separate WC and family bathroom off the rear landing which comprises a free standing bath, shower enclosure, Jack and Jill wash hand basins and two fitted cupboards, one housing the laundry appliances and the other being an airing cupboard.
To the front of the first floor is a spacious landing area with the master bedroom located off with windows to the front and side elevations and ensuite bathroom off. Bedroom three is located to the right of the first floor landing also with a window to the front and an original feature fireplace. A further oak staircase rises to the second floor which gives access to three further bedrooms, one of which benefits from a dressing area and ensuite shower room.
The house is approached via timber double gates to a good size gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking for several vehicles. An iron gate to the right of the property gives access to the rear of the property and to the beautiful mature and well established gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked shrubs borders and planted flower beds. There is a paved patio area ideal for entertaining. Gravelled and paved paths flow around the garden and lead to the stunning Victorian greenhouse which has been lovingly restored.
Another set of timber double gates off Back Lane gives access to another gravelled driveway which in turn leads to the garage block with an original cobble stone frontage. Two of the garages are allocated to the main house and includes a car inspection pit and one to Cedar Cottage.
External stairs to the side of the garages gives access to an open plan flexible room above with Velux windows and a cloakroom off. This room is currently used for storage but has the potential to be developed for other uses. It is insulated to present standards, benefits from strengthened floor joists, and has Council Planning agreement in principle to be used as habitable accommodation with additional skylights and side windows installed.
With water, electricity and sewerage services already connected, it is ideally set up to be used for purposes other than storage. These could be as varied as, for example, a home business, private practice, gym, children’s playroom, additional bedrooms, home cinema, bowling alley, or even converted to a one-bed flat as already agreed by the Council Planners. The storeroom could be rented out for one of the above purposes and generate a modest income.
Cedar Cottage is included within the sale of the main house. It is an independent dwelling and garage that can be used either as ancillary accommodation to the main house (for guests, family or staff), or as a rental.
It is currently empty, but it was rented out during 2016 for £1250/month as a corporate letting to Avery’s, the care home company, for their Operations Manager’s use.
The cottage is entered through a timber door into a dining kitchen which benefits from a good range of eye and base level cupboards and drawers with work surfaces over, a one and a half bowl sink with drainer and Lomona appliances to include a hob with extractor hood over, oven, dishwasher and under counter fridge. There is a utility area with a stainless steel sink, Bosch washing machine and Hotpoint tumble dryer. Off the kitchen is a downstairs WC and sitting room with windows and French doors to a paved patio area.
Off the kitchen is an oak staircase which rises to the first floor landing/study area with a window to the front elevation. There are two double bedrooms both benefiting from ensuite shower/bathrooms.
Cedar Cottage can be located at the end of the gravelled driveway, approached via double gates off Back Lane, which in turn leads to the garage block of which one belongs to Cedar Cottage. To the front of the cottage is an enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio area.
The village is on the southern edge of Northamptonshire and has a great community with a primary school, two pubs, a post office and a supermarket. It is within three miles of the M1 for commuters and Northampton is approximately three miles away with a good range of amenities. Secondary schooling is available locally in Wootten Fields and East Hunsbury, Northampton School for Girls, Northampton School for Boys and Wellingborough Independent School are within easy reach. Other preparatory schools and independent schools include Pitsford, Upton, Spratton and Maidwell.