Nestled off Glapthorn Road just a short walk to central Oundle, Grade II listed Magdalene House is a converted chapel of grand proportions, offering over 3000sq ft of accommodation. Double wrought iron entrance gates open onto a south-facing sweeping gravel drive at the front of this unique property which sits on a ¼ of an acre plot.
The chapel was designed and built by the late Sir Ninian Comper, renowned for designing and restoring churches, including embellishment furnishings and stained glass. Built in the late 1800's as a place of worship for the workhouse and was subject to conversion in 1987 with guidance and supervision from English Heritage. Originally built with first floor windows, the conversion included the installation of ground floor leaded light windows to match and all have internal double glazing.
Lovingly cared for, Magdalene House retains an abundance of features to include a stencilled ceiling with a preservation order, lancet windows, oak doors, working bell-pull and oak and marble fireplace to the living room.
ENTRANCE HALL An imposing arched oak door opens into the hall with oak flooring, various windows with seats under, wall panelling which were re-used from the chapel pews, pull-out under-stairs storage drawers.
LIVING ROOM 14'1' 0" x 17'' (4.27m x 5.18m) Situated at the west end of the chapel, the grand living room has windows to two aspects enabling natural light to flood in. A statement oak and marble fireplace makes an outstanding feature and has the ability for an open fire. The original tower bell-pull is situated in this room.
DINING ROOM 10'7' x 13.5' (3.05m x 3.96m) This formal entertaining room has two windows to the south aspect with a window seat under.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21'8' x 10'4' (6.4m x 3.05m) The large, bright kitchen has modern wall and base cupboards with Corian worktops and upstands that incorporate an eye level oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. In addition there is an electric Aga. Two windows overlook the south-facing garden, one with a window seat. Karndean flooring gives a neutral backdrop. A good size marble peninsula has room to seat four and along the side wall is a run of base cupboards with marble top over.
STUDY 16'1"' x 10'4"' (4.88m x 3.05m) The impressive library has a bookcase wall, a window to the rear elevation. This room has retained features from when it was used as a place of worship.
UTILITY ROOM A sizeable room with ceramic tiled floor, cupboards with worktop over with space for undercounter fridge, plumbing for washing machine and a sink. Room is provided for drying laundry.
CLOAKROOM With space available to reinstate a shower, the cloakroom has a sink with cupboards under and a W.C. Tiled flooring.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Large airing cupboard housing mega-flow tank.
MAIN BEDROOM 15'10' x 17'' (4.57m x 5.18m) Positioned above the living room, this large bright room has windows to three aspects and the bell-pull that comes from the bell tower down to the ground floor. A door leads to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM A fully tiled room with a double corner shower, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. Additionally there is a heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO 8'11" ' x 13'5"' (2.44m x 3.96m) With a window to the rear elevation, the second size bedroom has fitted oak wardrobes and shelving.
BEDROOM THREE 8'10"' x 13'5"' (2.44m x 3.96m) This light third bedroom has a window to the rear aspect and a fitted cupboard.
BEDROOM FOUR 10'6" ' x 10'6"' (3.05m x 3.05m) A window is positioned overlooking the rear garden.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fitted to match the en-suite, the main bathroom has a corner whirlpool bath, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. With fully tiled walls and flooring, the bathroom also benefits from a heated towel rail.
GALLERIED SITTING ROOM 13'5"' x 17'' (3.96m x 5.18m) Entered from the first-floor hallway, this magnificent double height room has three lancet windows with original Victorian glass panels. The majestic painted ceiling has a preservation order. Stairs rise to the mezzanine.
MEZZANINE ROOM 14'2"' x 17'' (4.27m x 5.18m) The galleried mezzanine would make an ideal games room or reading area. A door leads to:
ATTIC ROOM/STORE ROOM 36'2"' x 17'' (10.97m x 5.18m) A large room with a good amount of storage space and housing the air recirculating system.
EXTERIOR Double wrought iron gates to the south-facing rear of the property open onto a circular gravel driveway with yew box hedging and various planted borders. This private garden has been lovingly tended and is an established, well-stocked haven.
To the side of the chapel is a shed and clothes drying area, leading round to the back of the chapel. There is Pyracantha hedging and a pathway to the front door. A pedestrian path from the chapel leads down to Glapthorn Road.
The current owners of Magdalene House adore the tranquil setting and uniqueness of their home. It is a safe haven yet a short walk into the centre of town.
Oundle is a thriving market town in the pretty rural county of Northamptonshire. It is well known for its school facilities, independent shops, restaurants, theatre, marina and Barnwell Country Park, which is on the edge of the town. Peterborough, Kettering, Corby and Stamford are within a 15‐mile radius, providing good rail and road links. Excellent rail links are provided at Corby, Market Harborough and Peterborough.
Grade II Listed
Council Tax: Band G