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EXTREMELY RARE opportunity to purchase this unique, and exceptionally well-presented Chalet-style bungalow, secluded in the privacy of a quiet corner block, in a neighbourhood-friendly, cul-de-sac. Immersed in wildlife and nature, this 'feel-good' countryside gem boasts a 'magical garden', and is idyllic for entertaining guests (both inside and out) and oozes ‘wow factor’. Love at first sight is guaranteed for this special home.
Unassuming from the outside, this well-appointed bungalow is surprisingly spacious and is different to 'the norm' as it is set on two levels. To the right of the garage door at the front, there is a storage room with a front glass paned door similar to the main entry door. (This could perhaps be the front door to a self-contained apartment or office if planning permission permits.)
Additionally, the property has a large attached garage/workshop/storage room offering the potential to be extended into or converted into almost anything; spacious office/storage/extra living space or a self-contained flat with off-road parking for 4 cars and shared use of 2 additional roadside parking bays.
Set within a short walking distance of a lively market town with all amenities, this sought after property has convenient links to major roads and public transport.
Bright, tiled passageway with storage cupboards and access to additional loft storage and recently installed Bosch GreenStar boiler.
Passage way leads up a carpeted stairway and spacious master bedroom (currently used as a guest bedroom and upstairs lounge/TV room). Bright, spacious and relaxing living area with 2 velux windows to the front of the property, a round window overlooking mature hazelnut trees to the side of the property and 5 dormer windows overlooking a 'green oasis' all around with stunning views down to the garden and fishponds below.
LOWER LEVEL consists of:
A tiled computer room with high speed fibre optic connection. Extra storage space is located beneath the stairwell and the room has 2 high windows. Previously a utility room, it can be easily be returned to it's original use or could be transformed into a small childs bedroom with bunk beds if desired.
A tiled bathroom consisting of a step-up-and-into corner unit bath with powerful shower, hand basin, toilet, radiator, and heated towel rail, 4 storage cupboards.
Adjacent to the bathroom is a bright and sunny, carpeted, good-sized double-bedroom with 2 double-sized fitted wardrobes, and lots of additional cupboard space and 4 drawers for storage.
A welcoming, tiled lounge with open-plan kitchen area with integrated fridge and separate freezer included, sink, cooker, hob, washing machine (or dishwasher space) with ample cupboard space and worktops with a window looking into the sunroom and out to garden area.
Twin glass-pannelled doors lead into a bright sunroom (can seat 10), with sliding patio doors opening on to lush, lawn and mature gardens with fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, fish ponds and water features.
GARDEN/BBQ and ENTERTAINING AREA
Back door leads out onto paved entertaining area, with double patio doors leading into back entrance of large garage with potential for many possible uses. Inside, there is ample lighting, power points and there is also a fitted kitchen sink with hot and cold running water, cupboards and worktop space. There is also a separate tap for hosepipe connection.
ADDTIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE PROPERTY
Additional storage is available in the insulated loft space which is also partially boarded and where a new Bosch Greenstar boiler is located and intalled in January 2018. The new boiler has been serived annually and has 8 years still remaining on a transferrable warranty to the new owner/s.
New lighting in lounge and bathroom were installed on 19 June 2020 and the property comes with a satisfactory EICR safety report.
Please see the many photographs and 3D video that accompany this listing and the indicative floor plan. To fully appreciate this bungalow with a difference, roomy upstairs living space, a sunroom (lean to) and large garage with ample parking, please arrange a viewing appointment which you can do 24/7 by visiting our website.
ABOUT HIGHAM FERRERS
Population of 7,145
Shire County of Northamptonshire
Ideally situated off the A6 dual carriageway, between Bedford and Northampton and at the crossroads between the A45 to Cambridge. Higham, as it is known locally, was built in 1422 and there are interesting remains of Iron Age and Roman settlement. It is a safe and friendly market town, surrounded by lakes and nature reserves with excellent walking and cylce paths.They hold a monthly Farmers' Market, fun fairs and Christmas markets at special times of the year in the town square. Village life is wonderful. There plenty of lovely speciality shops, cafes, restaurants, Post Office, Cash machines, supermarkets etc in the village. For those who like shopping and the cinema, the new Rushden Lakes shopping complex is only a short drive away.
Approximate travel time by car from Higham Ferrers to:
Rusden (8 mins) Swimming pool, Gyms, Asda supermarket and petrol station, Lidl, Dominos Pizza
Wellingborough (15/20mins) , Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, KFC, Macdonalds, train station with direct trains to Luton Airport (55 minutes), London (1 hour), Gatwick Airp[ort (2 hours) cross country and Edinburgh.
Northampton: 25 mins (A&E Emergency at Northampton General Hospital)
Nene Valley Outpatients Hospital: 6 minutes (Blood tests, physiotherapy, scans etc..) Aldi store
Kettering General Hospital: 20 minutes (A&E)
Bedford General Hospital A&E (30 minutes drive) with direct trains to Luton Airport (15 minutes), London ( 47 minutes ), London Gatwick Airport (1h.45), London Heathrow (2 hours)
East Midlands Airport is only about 1h hour drive via A14 from Higham Ferrers or about 2hours from Wellingborough Railway Station.
Rushden Lakes shopping Complex 50+ stores and Cineworld: 10 mins, Waitrose, Lidl, Wicks, Screw Fix, Self storage units, walking and cycle paths through Nature Reserve.
Cambridge: 1 hour drive
London: 1.45 hour drive
In order to respect Covid19 Social Distancing rules, only 2 vistors are allowed to enter the property at any one time. It would also be much appreciated if face masks and/or gloves are worn whilst viewing the property.