Aspirational Homes from Magenta Estate Agents present Furnells Farmhouse, an exquisite Grade II listed thatched abode dating back to the mid-18th century. Read more
Aspirational Homes from Magenta Estate Agents present Furnells Farmhouse, an exquisite Grade II listed thatched abode dating back to the mid-18th century.
The market town of Raunds is situated in the heart of East Northamptonshire and enjoys easy access to all the major roads and motorways, including the A45 and A14 which link to the M6, M1, A1 and M11. Owing to the wide range of manufacturing and distribution businesses in the area, it is an increasingly-popular town for local workers and commuters alike.
The town enjoys a full range of shops and amenities including supermarkets, a medical centre, GP surgery, post office, schooling for all ages, restaurants and parks. The town square hosts a Friday market with regular stallholders selling fresh local produce. Nearby Stanwick Lakes affords extensive play areas to keep families entertained, and acres of wide open spaces and paths. The multi-million pound development of Rushden Lakes—a new and exciting retail, leisure and tourism destination — saw its first stores open in July 2017, with more shops, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema to follow.
Mainline train services operate from Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby to London St. Pancras International with a journey time of around one hour. Wellingborough 11 miles, Oundle 11 miles, Kettering 15 miles, Northampton 20 miles (distances approximate)
Playmates Pre-school: Ofsted Grade 1 (Outstanding) Raunds Park Infant School: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Windmill Primary School (Academy): Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Finalist in the ‘Primary School of the Year’ category at the Northants Telegraph Education Awards 2017 St. Peter’s Church of England Academy: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Raunds Manor School Sports College for children aged 11-18 years: Ofsted Grade 2 (Good) Wellingborough School: independent school serving children aged 3-18 Kimbolton School: independent school serving children aged 4-18 Oundle School: co-educational independent school serving children aged 11-18
Enter the property to the front aspect via a 6-panel wooden door with arched fanlight and glazing bars. The hall affords a characterful welcome with exposed stone walling and beams, stairs rising to the first-floor landing, wall-mounted cupboard housing the electric meter and consumer unit, radiator, all communicating panelled doors to:
2.26m x 2.26m (7' 5" x 7' 5") Fitted with a vanity basin unit and low-level WC, complementary wall tiling to water-sensitive areas, useful storage cupboard, further built-in cupboard housing the gas-fired combination boiler (approx. 2½ years old), wooden ceiling panelling, obscure-glazed window to the rear aspect.
4.79m x 3.24m (15' 9" x 10' 8") Curl up and relax in the cosy sitting room, full of period charm: from the focal-point fireplace with cast-iron tiled insert and gas coal-effect fire with granite hearth; to the exposed ceiling beams. Additional features and benefits include wall-light points, two radiators, TV point, front-aspect window and rear-aspect glazed double doors opening out to the rear garden.
5.12m x 3.11m(max) (16' 10" x 10' 2"(max)) Setting the scene for convivial dining is the formal dining room which enjoys feature exposed stone walling and ceiling beams, front-aspect window with built-in window seat and recessed downlighting, further window to the rear aspect, built-in glazed dresser, large free-standing white dresser (available under separate negotiation), radiator, open-plan to:
5.04m x 3.08m (16' 6" x 10' 1") The kitchen has been fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base units handmade from recycled pine and painted in cream with solid wood work surfaces over and concealed task lighting. The kitchen further comprises an undermount Belfast-style sink unit with mixer tap over, tiling to splashbacks, space for Rangemaster cooker (available under separate negotiation) with canopy extractor hood over, integrated fridge, concealed space for dishwasher, washing machine and freezer, island unit with cupboard and drawers and centralised granite surface, matching dresser unit, feature stone wall reveal, beamed ceiling, recessed ceiling downlights, tiled floor, radiator, space for bistro table and chairs, windows to the front and rear aspects, glazed door giving access to the rear garden.
Stairs ascend from the ground floor to the first-floor landing. The landing is open-plan to a lovely LIBRARY AREA (4.08m x 2.85m (13' 5" x 9' 4")) with bespoke fitted bookcases and cupboards, wood flooring, radiator, exposed stone wall, beamed ceiling, windows to the front and rear aspects, panelled doors leading to the bedrooms and bathroom. NB It may be possible to create a fourth bedroom by closing off the library area.
5.18m x 3.34m(max) 2.44m(min) (17' x 10' 11"(max) 8'0"(min)) The dual-aspect master bedroom is of an excellent size and comprises wall-light points, radiator, window to the front aspect, rear-aspect window with built-in window seat and recessed downlighting, door leading to:
En-suite Shower Room
The en suite comprises a vanity basin unit, fully tiled double-width shower enclosure with mains-fed shower, wooden flooring, wall panelling to dado height, heated towel rail, recessed ceiling downlights, extractor fan.
5.12m x 3.31m(max. including wardrobe space) (16' 10" x 10' 10" (max. including wardrobe space)) Superlative guest bedroom providing generous storage space courtesy of a range of built-in bedroom furniture including wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets, further cupboard providing linen storage, radiator, white-painted wood flooring, windows to the front and rear aspects.
4.05m x 2.43m (13' 3" x 8') Another good-sized bedroom with feature exposed stone wall, further benefiting from bespoke built-in floor-to-ceiling cupboards providing ample hanging and storage space, wood-effect laminate flooring, radiator, access to the loft space, floor-standing vanity basin unit, front-aspect window overlooking the green.
2.76m x 2.28m (9' 1" x 7' 6") The spacious bathroom comprises a back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern, semi-recessed wash-hand basin with built-in storage cupboard under, bidet, built-in side-grip spa bath, wall tiling to water-sensitive areas, feature wall with marbled paint finish, radiator, recessed ceiling downlights, obscure-glazed window to the front aspect.
Pretty as a picture, the property occupies a generous plot and is set well back behind an open-plan lawn interspersed with trees. A sweeping driveway provides ample off-road parking and in turn leads to the integral garage, whilst a footpath leads to the main entrance to the property with steps up to the front door.
The icing on the cake of this gorgeous home is the superlative rear garden; a place to enjoy drinks, dinner, or simply relax with a good book. Steps lead up to a manicured lawn with established cottage garden border planting - a kaleidoscope of hue and texture - and enticingly sunny seating areas. There is even a chicken run, affording you the possibility of even more nutritious, tastier eggs! Further benefits include a timber shed, greenhouse, exterior lighting and gated pedestrian access to the front of the property.
Oversized single garage with power and light connected and double wooden doors.
We understand from the present vendors that the reed thatch roof and ridge were replaced during the 1990's. The vendors therefore believe the thatch and ridge have a continuing lifespan of approximately 50 to 60 years. Thatched properties require specialist home insurance, with many insurers having a 'checklist' or certain criteria that has to be met. The present vendors are insured with NFU.