This imposing two storey, five double bedroom home was built by Bovis Homes in 2017 and sits on an enviable plot. With a large private rear garden, double width driveway and two ensuites, it is ideal for those looking for modern living in a quiet setting.
Why buy this home?
This fantastic house has immediate kerb appeal thanks to its feature bay window and traditional styling. The driveway has space for three cars and with the front being double width it means less juggling of cars.
You enter into a central hallway which has a built-in mat and plenty of space to remove shoes. On the left is a generous study with a window to the front of the house. Opposite is the living room which is bright and airy thanks to the bay window. Although a great size, the square shape makes it a very sociable space with plenty of room for furniture.
There is also a dining room which could be used as a playroom or bigger office thanks to the dining space in the kitchen/breakfast room. Alternatively the stud wall in between the two rooms could be taken down with little expense to create one large entertaining space across the entire back of the house.
The kitchen/breakfast room itself is the beating heart of this house and the perfect place for the family to cross paths in the morning and after work. Cream porcelain tiles line the floor (which are also mirrored in the WC) and the white high gloss units are in a shaker style which ties in nicely with the semi-rural surroundings. These are offset against light wood-effect worktops. There is a five-ring gas hob and eye-level electric double oven which was only replaced a month ago. Other integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The integrated washing machine is housed in the utility room which is a useful space for a family. A door leads to side access to the garden and front of the house, making it the perfect entrance after a muddy dog walk in the surrounding open countryside.
The French doors from the dining area are the main access to the rear garden. A patio has been extended the width of the house, providing space for two seating areas. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with borders and is very generous by new build standards. As it backs onto a neighbours garage, it is much more private than you may expect and is a key reason why the owners chose this specific plot. There is also a side door to the tandem garage which has been part-converted. The front of the garage is still usable as storage, whilst approximately two thirds has been turned into a home gym with Bluetooth speakers in the ceiling and an additional loft with built-in ladder.
Upstairs offers five double bedrooms with the size of the master bedroom being the deciding factor when the current owners were looking to buy. Two double built-in wardrobes help keep floor space at a premium meaning you won't feel guilty treating yourself to an over-sized bed. An ensuite with double shower cubicle makes this an ideal haven away from children. The second bedroom also has an ensuite with double shower cubicle making it suitable for older children or as a guest room.
The three remaining bedrooms are all doubles with one currently being utilised as a dressing room, however the owners will remove the freestanding wardrobes before completion. These bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which has a deep bath, overhead shower and heated towel rail.
More about the location...
Long Buckby is around 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-east of the town of Daventry, and roughly midway between Northampton and Rugby, with each being around 9 miles (14 km) to the south-east and north-west respectively. The west of the parish has the A5 road, Grand Union Canal, West Coast Main Line railway and M1 motorway all passing through the Watford Gap, with Watford, Northamptonshire being the next village to the north.
Just south of the village is Long Buckby railway station on the Northampton Loop corollary of the West Coast Main Line. It has trains to London Euston and Birmingham New Street making it extremely popular with commuters.
Long Buckby has a history going back approximately 1,000 years to the Vikings. Near the centre of the village are the remaining earthworks of a medieval castle, which was probably built by the lords of the manor, the de Quincy family in the 12th century. The surviving earthworks known locally as 'The Mounts' consist of an oval ring surrounded by a ditch.
The village offers a wide range of amenities and services to its residents, including a doctor's surgery, two dentists, four churches, two schools, a public library, a veterinary surgery, a boarding cattery, a post office, a community centre, Long Buckby Mill Park Nature Reserve and Cotton End Park. There are three pubs in the village (The Peacock, Old King's Head & a micro-pub Badger's Arms). A fourth pub, The Admiral Rodney is closed and now a hair salon and rented flats. Local shops include two grocery stores, a butchers, several hairdressers, a newsagent, card and gift shop, chemist and a wide range of restaurants and take-aways.
Long Buckby has two schools, Long Buckby Infants School for reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and Long Buckby Junior School which takes pupils from Year 3 to Year 6, leading up to the Key Stage 2 tests.
The village is within the catchment area of Guilsborough School, a secondary school which takes local pupils on to Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to Year 9), followed by Key Stage 4 for Years 10 and 11. Guilsborough School also offers a Sixth Form centre for students wishing to take AS and A2 courses.
Long Buckby Tennis Tournament started at the early year of 1907 in terms of lawn tennis and is played annually in mid-July on the sports ground, where a dozen or more grass courts are marked out and netting erected on the cricket outfield. Around two hundred and fifty people of all ages and standards take part over two days. It is an American-style doubles tournament with each couple playing all the others in their section. Profits from the tournament are donated to the sportsground and to the other sports organisations which use the ground. 2007 celebrated a centenary year with extra promotion to surrounding areas.