This substantial five bedroom detached property for sale in Yelvertoft, was built in 2003 and is tucked away down a private drive just off Ashwells Lane, shared only with one other property.
Having bought the plot in 2001, the property was built by Potton Homes and although loosely based on an existing Potton design, the current owners were able to make changes to create their very own bespoke family home for them and their young triplets.
A five-bar gate leads you into the grounds of the property where you will find a sweeping gravel drive offering plenty of space for parking, a double garage with stairs up to a boarded storage area and lovely gardens to three sides creating different areas for playing and sitting to enjoy the sun.
As you first walk in, it must be said that the entrance hall is pretty impressive! double doors lead from both the outside and the inner lobby area to this generous space with Oak flooring and staircase which allows access to all the other rooms.
The heart of the house has to be the 26′ dining kitchen. It really is the gathering point for all the family and their visitors and holds many happy memories of family gatherings and loud and friendly discussions about life in general. The kitchen area is stylish and well-appointed and allows whoever is doing the cooking to join in with all the fun and discussions.
"The lounge has a real warmth to it – even more so in the winter when the multi-fuel stove is blazing away! As we were able to contribute to the design, we deliberately chose not to put windows in the south wall so that the room is pleasantly cool even on the hottest summer day."
The family room has had many purposes. Initially it was used as a general ‘play room’, more than big enough to accommodate three desks for a while when the children first went to Secondary school, but gradually turned into a games room as games consoles became the preferred toys. As the children got older it became a second sitting room, enabling the watching of different tv shows or simply a place to hang out with friends.
Indeed, it could also be of benefit should you have a family member that requires a bedroom space accessible on the ground floor. There is a substantial utility room and separate ground floor cloakroom nearby that could be reconfigured to create a further bathroom if needs be.
A useful office/study as well as a garden room can also be found just off the kitchen. At the point of building they decided to put a tiled roof on it to avoid it over-heating in the summer and also extended the heating into it, so it has become a room that can be used to enjoy the garden all year round.
"One of the many aspects of the house that we love are the exposed beams, made from Canadian Douglas Fir. In particular, the Kingposts in the hall and main bedroom. They are such a lovely feature to look at and it’s a real pleasure to wake up in the mornings and look up at the beautiful, vaulted roof."
The main bedroom is bright and airy with its high ceilings and general feeling of space. It has a generous built in storage area suitable for accommodating wardrobe and storage space and a refitted en-suite bathroom with separate shower.
All the bedrooms are well appointed with built in wardrobes to most, traditional doors with Suffolk latches, and beams to create plenty of character throughout.
"When we were still at the planning stage each of the kids was able to pick their own room – and we also agreed to put in a third en-suite for our daughter which certainly made quite a difference as the 3 of them became teenagers."
The property has been well maintained and recently decorated throughout and in addition to this the cloakroom and all the bathrooms have been recently replaced.
Yelvertoft is a quiet countryside village, with its own pub, Primary School, community centre and Deli.
It also benefits from the amenities of the neighbouring village of Crick, which is just down the road. So, you are not too far away from a local Co-op or the many pubs and restaurants that Crick has to offer either.
The village has lots of history and is even mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086. It has maintained a lot of its character and independence over that of other local villages as it has no major transport routes through it and benefits from many local walks. It is also within the Guilsborough School catchment area and offers easy access to stations at both Rugby and Long Buckby.
For the commuter the M1, M6 and A14 are all just a short drive away if needed – far enough away for the peace, but close enough for convenience!
"Chestnut View has been a wonderful family home and our triplets all loved growing up here. Unfortunately, as they have now all left home it’s far too big for just the two of us, and we would love it to be a busy family home once again for someone else."
If this sounds like the ideal property to make your next home, please call Clare and the friendly team at Campbells for more information or to arrange a viewing.
22’6 x 15’5 (6.85m x 4.71m)
15’5 x 14’4 (4.71m x 4.36m)
26’2 x 12 (7.98m x 3.66m)
15’5 x 7’9 (4.41m x 2.35m)
15 x 9’3 (4.57m x 2.82)
9’10 x 6’5 (2.39m x 1.96)
6’1 x 3’10 (1.85m x 1.17m)
15 x 13’4 (4.57m x 2.35m)
8’7 x 7’8 (2.60m x 2.33m)
12’7 x 9’4 (3.84m x 2.84m)
12’7 x 9’4 (3.84m x 2.83m)
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
5’8 x 4’5 (1.74m x 1.35m)
12’8 x 11’10 (3.85m x 3.61m)
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
6’1 x 5’8 (1.85m x 1.74m)
11’5 x 11 (3.47m x 3.36m)
11’3 x 8’5 (3.43m x 2.57m)
- Five Bedrooms (Four Doubles)
- Three En-Suites and Family Bathroom
- Superb Kitchen/ Dining Room
- Lounge with Multi Fuel Stove
- Second Sitting Room/Playroom
- Downstairs Study
- Substantial Utility/Boot Room
- Ground Floor Cloakroom
- Double Garage
- No Upper Chain