Shakespeare Road is quiet residential street situated off Rockingham Road, and conveniently placed just to the North of the town centre. Number 35 occupies a prominent corner position.
Kettering provides a range of excellent local shops and services, and is well placed for access across the East Midlands by road on the A43 and A14. Rail communications are also excellent from Corby or Market Harborough stations, which offer services to London St Pancras in approximately one hour.
Number 35 is a substantial family home of brick construction under a clay tiled roof, with pebble-dash rendered elevations and some intricate architectural details including decorative brickwork and chimneys. Internally there are many period features which reflect the house’s early C20 origins including panelled walls, plaster-work, stripped wooden floors and exposed beams. The house is particularly bright with both the principal reception rooms having a double aspect, and doors opening directly on the garden.
The accommodation is particularly flexible with a large selfcontained annexe and could potentially lend itself to division into two separate homes, subject to the necessary consents. Alternatively, it offers a rare chance for substantial family accommodation with separate living or work space.
There is off street parking to the front and a large lawned rear garden.
35 Shakespeare Road stands behind a close boarded timber fence and is entered through double gates to a paved front garden with off street parking. From the entrance porch, the front door opens onto a ¾ height panelled entrance hall with stripped oak floor and some ornate ceiling plaster-work. Off is a large guest cloakroom with WC, and basin in vanity unit, quarry tiled floor.
The double aspect sitting room is a large, bright high-ceiling room which was considerably extended 5 years ago with double doors opening onto the rear garden. There is an ornate ceramic tiled fireplace. Double doors lead through to the dining room which is similarly proportioned and has exposed ceiling beams, and an original fireplace with wooden surround and panelled overmantel. Stairs lead to the first-floor landing.
The kitchen/breakfast room is large and bright with a quarry tiled floor, and extensive ranges of pine floor and wall units. There is a pantry cupboard, dominator free standing cooker and double sink. The kitchen leads to a small hallway with further store cupboard, rear access and door to the well-equipped laundry room.
There is a secondary front door which provides access to the annex. On the ground floor is a good-sized double room, bathroom and access into the single garage. On the first floor there are three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.
To the front of the main house is parking for two cars and there is a single garage to the annex side.
The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn, with well-established planters and patio that runs the full width of the property. At the farthest point are some mature trees offering a privacy canopy from the neighbouring homes.
The garden is a good size and remarkably long, meaning it could easily be divided into two, if you wanted to provide a separate garden for the house and the annex.
House For SaleHoly Treasure, 35, Shakespeare Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire
Guide price £550,000
A substantial Edwardian home with an annexe set on a good plot in a popular area
- Panelled entrance hall, guest cloakroom
- Kitchen/breakfast room and laundry room
- Two outstanding reception rooms
- Five principal first floor bedrooms
- Family bathroom, shower room
- Secondary entrance hall
- Self-contained adjoining annexe
- Integral garage and front garden
- Off-street parking and large rear garden