Stimpson Avenue Abington, Northamptonshire
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This fine example of a double bay fronted Victorian town house stands in this popular residential location just off of the Wellingborough Road. After being much improved and extended by the current owners, it retains much of its original charm and character including refurbished double glazed sash windows, Minton style floor in the hallway, stripped pine internal doors and original fire places. A particular feature of the property is the open plan kitchen/living/dining space offering a modern feel to the property whilst the cellar conversion makes an ideal fourth bedroom or study also benefitting from an en suite shower room. In brief the accommodation comprises entrance hall, lounge, family room, kitchen/dining area, utility, bedroom four/study with shower room and on the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a good size family bathroom. There are attractive enclosed gardens to the rear and further benefits include gas radiator central heating.
The original Minton floor leads to stairs which rise to the first floor, and includes dado rail and stripped pine doors leading off to all rooms. There are stairs leading down to:-
15'3 max x 11'3 max (4.65m max x 3.43m max)
Converted to a high standard with a double doored, built in meter cupboard, dichroic spotlights to the ceiling, radiator and door leading to:-
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Suite comprising of shower cubicle with electric shower with fully tiled walls, low level WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and cupboards below, chrome heated towel rail and dichroic spotlights to the ceiling.
14'5 x 12'0 (4.39m x 3.66m)
This principal reception room has a deep bay fronted window to the front, having double glazed original sash windows and central open fire place set in a timber surround with tiled hearth. Further features include tall corniced ceilings with picture rail, stripped floorboards, radiator and sliding timber doors leading to:-
13'8 x 10'5 (4.17m x 3.18m)
With tall corniced ceilings, picture rail, open fire set in timber surround with tiled hearth, stripped floorboards, radiator and open access leading to:-
29'3 max x 15'8 (8.92m max x 4.78m)
A particular feature of this property is the open plan extended kitchen/dining area. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of base and eye level cupboards with contrasting oak worktops and an inset deep butler sink unit with mixer tap above. There are a range of display cupboards including those fronted by glass doors and a range of appliances including integrated dishwasher, space for a freestanding Range Cooker with extractor fan above and room for an American style fridge freezer. Further features include twin Velux windows, dichroic spotlights to the ceiling, original Victorian stripped stained floorboards and a window overlooking the rear garden.
The dining area has modern bifold doors leading to the rear garden, dichroic spotlights to the ceiling, tiled floor and a picture view window overlooking the rear garden. There is a cast iron but modern radiator and access leading to:-
A range of base and eye level cupboards with timber worktop surfaces, inset deep Belfast sink unit with mixer tap above. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine, wall mounted gas fired boiler set in a cupboard, chrome heated towel rail and a glazed door leading to the rear garden.
With access to the loft space and built in linen cupboard. Stripped pine doors leading to all bedrooms and bathroom.
14'8 x 12'0 (4.47m x 3.66m)
A good size principal bedroom with a double glazed bay window to the front. Refurbished original sash windows add to the character as does the period fire place with stone hearth and a tiled surround. The room is completed by a pine door fronted fitted wardrobe with drawers to the side of the hearth. Radiator and wall light points.
13'6 x 10'3 (4.11m x 3.12m)
With a double glazed sash window overlooking the rear garden, ornate cast iron fire place with built in cupboard with pine fronted doors and drawers and radiator.
20'5 max x 9'3 (6.22m max x 2.82m)
This L shaped bedroom has a deep double glazed sash window overlooking the rear garden and radiator.
12'11 x 6'1 (3.94m x 1.85m)
A good sized bathroom having a suite comprising of panelled bath, low level WC, shower cubicle and a double vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and cupboards below. There is an original dresser style glazed cabinet with cupboards below, chrome heated towel rail, tiling to water sensitive areas and dichroic spotlights to the ceiling. There is a secure double glazed sash window to the side.
Enclosed by brick and timber fencing with good size patio areas including flower and shrub borders with timber decking areas.
There are a variety of shops on the Wellingborough Road, including a supermarket, banks, fashion and furniture stores, newsagents and greengrocers as well as a bus service from the Wellingborough Road to Northampton town centre. Local schools include secondary schooling at Northampton School for Boys on the Billing Road and ample Primary schooling is available. Motorway access is via Rushmere Road and then Nene Valley Way to Junction 15.
Northampton Borough Council - Band C
HOW TO GET THERE
From Northampton town centre take the Wellingborough Road towards Abington Park. Just passing Thackerays clothes shop turn left into Stimpson Avenue. Proceed along this road for approximately 150 yards where the property can be found on the right hand side.
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