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  • Hunters Gap 31 High Street | Crick | Northamptonshire | NN6 7TS

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  • Hunters Gap A handsome three storey five/six bedroom Grade II Listed house offering annexe facilities, 115ft rear garden, nearby garage and parking in this very well served large village.

    A substantial terraced stone house believed to date from the very late 17th Century. The Grade II Listed property retains many character features and benefits from oil fired heating to radiators, secondary glazed windows, window seats and two open fireplaces, both with stoves. The ground floor provides a spacious living room, dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor has two double bedrooms with a separate bathroom and shower room. The second floor provides two further double bedrooms with a connecting central fifth bedroom. The three room two storey annexe is ideal for a family member or could be let. There is an attractive east facing 115ft rear garden, a double garage and parking space.

    Accommodation Summary

    Ground FloorThe main door opens into the spacious living room which has an inglenook fireplace with a flag hearth and wood burning stove. There is an attractive oak beam above the fireplace with a beamed ceiling. There is flagstone flooring, wall lights and track lighting with a window seat and leaded light front window. A double glazed rear door provides an attractive view up the garden. A solid door leads to a side passage that gives access to the annexe. The kitchen/breakfast room also has flag flooring with a beamed ceiling. There is a good range of cream fronted painted units with a three drawer set, integrated washing machine and space for a dishwasher. There are Iroko wooden work surfaces with built in drainer, Armitage Shanks Butler sink, plate rack with matching eye level cabinets and an open display cupboard housing a microwave. There is space for a tall fridge/freezer unit, and a double tall dry food cupboard. Oil-fired Aga with twin ovens and two hot plates provide cooking and domestic hot water. There is also a two ring electric hob with a concealed extractor hood above. There is a secondary glazed leaded light front window with window seat beneath and double glazed door again, provides an attractive vista to the garden.

    The adjacent dining room also has flag flooring with a central fireplace housing a modern wood burning stove and an 18th Century timber surround. There are attractive cupboards and shelving on both sides of the fireplace with ceiling beams. Spot lighting, window seat and a secondary glazed front window.

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  • First FloorFrom the kitchen, a charming door and turned staircase rises to the first floor of the main house. The first floor landing has exposed elm floor boards with ceiling beams and a secondary glazed front window. A further door and staircase leads to the second floor attic bedrooms. There is a built-in double wardrobe and separate fitted shelving. The main bedroom has an attractive ornamental fireplace with a tiled hearth and timber surround. There are some shallow fitted cupboards above with a central ceiling beam. There are some vertical timbers with deep silled windows on both elevations, the rear provides attractive views over the garden.

    The second bedroom also has exposed floorboards and a central beam. There is an ornamental fireplace with tiled inserts and a secondary glazed leaded light front window. The adjacent shower room has a Mira electric shower unit with a curved shower screen and fully tiled enclosure. There are exposed floorboards, low level WC with a contemporary washstand and circular basin. There is a heated towel rail, track lighting, electric bar heater and mosaic tiling. The separate bathroom has a white cast-iron bath with white ceramic tiling, low level WC and a built-in wash hand basin with storage beneath. The airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder, shaver point, sash rear window.

    Second FloorAt the top of the second flight of stairs, there is an open plan central bedroom. This has some original timber panelling with loft access and vertical ceiling beams along with exposed purlins. This has a low level leaded light window and would make a spacious occasional fifth bedroom. There are full height partitions with ledge and braced doors leading to the other connecting attic bedrooms. The third bedroom also has a high pitched ceiling with vertical timbers, exposed purlins, two radiators and a low level window. Bedroom four is also a good-sized double bedroom with vertical timbers, exposed purlins and a low level window.

    Attached Two Storey AnnexeThere is a separate tradesmans access which leads to a useful annexe to the house which could be ideal for a live in family member, a live in au pair, or could provide a rental income. It has a central hallway with parquet flooring, this area houses the electricity meter and RCD consumer units for both properties. There is a rear door giving access to the garden. Stairs rise to the first floor with an under stairs storage cupboard. There is a small, cosy lounge with fitted shelving, picture rail and a secondary glazed rear window looking down the garden. There is a compact and bijou kitchenette with a double base unit, work surfaces and an acrylic sink unit and plumbing for washing machine and separate dryer. There is an electric cooker point and space for a fridge. There are three eye level cupboards, and a secondary glazed leaded light window.

    Off the kitchen, there is a separate cloakroom with a wash hand basin and low level flush WC. There is a tiled shower enclosure with a Mira sprint shower and curtain rail, an extractor fan and a central Dimplex blow heater. The first floor offers a single bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and exposed purlins. There is a small loft access with under-eaves storage on both sides. There is fitted shelving, a TV point and secondary glazed rear window. This part of the property could be merged with the main house, or provide a range of uses.

    FrontageAcross the frontage, there are well maintained privet hedges and the main house has a tiled storm canopy. The tradesmans entrance has a flat leaded storm canopy. There are rambling roses on the front of the cottage which should come into their own in May.

    Rear GardenDirectly behind the house, there is a paved terrace with the original well with a concrete slab cover at present. The garden measures around 115ft x 50ft and is predominantly east facing. Attached to the rear are two brick outbuildings, one being a garden tool store and the second housing the two linked heating oil tanks. There is both light and power connected to the garden store, outside lighting and a water butt. As the photograph shows, the rear garden is fully lawned with two distinct levels. The higher section of lawn has a large silver birch tree with an apple and cherry tree toward the far boundary.

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  • Just inside the box hedgerow, there is a well planted flower border full of snowdrops, daffodils, pansies and further annuals. Along the left hand side there is a copper beach hedgerow and a shallow border. The right hand side has various heights of brick built retaining walls with four brick buttresses. There is armored cable running down the right flank with lighting and an outside power point. In the far right corner, there is a lockable gate leading to the garage and parking.

    Double Garage and ParkingThe brick built double garage has a single up and over door with a pitched slate roof. There is both light and power connected with an open roof structure providing good storage space. To the front of the garage is a shared driveway allowing parking for one further vehicle outside the garage. Pedestrian and vehicular access is gained from Lauds Road. The section to the front of the garage will be a shared arrangement with Pear Trees next door. The garage is marked with a shaded G on the site plan on page 7.

    LocationThe property is located within Crick which is a very well-served and established village within Northampton. This is within easy access of the local Co-Op store situated on the High Street. A wider range of shopping can be found in Rugby or Daventry for larger shops such as Waitrose, Sainsburys or Tesco. This property is situated in an area

    ideally placed for connection to the national motorway system with the M1, A5, A14 and M69 all within easy access. There are also excellent rail network links from Rugby, Long Buckby and Northampton. The village is within the catchment area for the Rugby Grammar Schools and for the very well regarded Guilsborough Comprehensive School.

    ServicesMains water (metered), electricity, drainage, oil fired radiator central heating, and BT (broadband).

    Local AuthorityDaventry District Council (01327) 302293.Council tax band E.

    Viewing ArrangementsStrictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.

    Website AddressFor more information visit the propertys unique website address www.fineandcountry.com/50032637.

    Opening HoursMonday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pmSaturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

    DirectionsLeave Rugby on the main A428 Hilmorton Road following signs toward the M1 Motorway. After approximately four miles, you will go under the M1 and go straight ahead towards the Holiday Inn and Crick village. After turning right at the last roundabout, you will ascend the hill heading towards the first crossroads. Just after The Wheatsheaf public house on your left hand side, turn right into the High Street passing the Co-Operative store also on your right hand side. After 200 yards, Hunters Gap can be e