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5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Ecton Lane, Sywell, Northampton

A stunning contemporary style detached family home recently built to the current owners design and exacting specifications with no expense spared. This exceptional detached property with a total plot size approaching 0.45acre is approached through electric gates which open to a substantial gravelled parking area and landscaped front garden. The house is flooded with natural light as their is an abundance of glass used throughout which takes full advantage of the beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear and front .
On the ground floor is a spacious double height entrance hall with an oak and glass staircase and guest cloakroom. To the rear of the house is a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room with separate dining and sitting areas , sliding glazed doors lead to rear sun terrace and beautiful garden, there is also a separate television/study. The main reception room has a contemporary fireplace and again opens to the rear terrace and garden. A guest bedroom suite completes the ground floor with a double bedroom, en-suite shower room and separate dressing room.
The landing is accessed from the impressive oak and glass staircase with feature picture window to the front. There are two double bedrooms with their own balcony, luxurious family bathroom, a further study/bedroom and the impressive master bedroom again with balcony, fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room.
Ecton Lane is a highly desirable leafy lane and is considered to be one of the most sought after addresses. Whilst benefiting from a rural setting, Sywell has a country park, church, public house and a primary school with the nearest secondary school located in Moulton which is less than 4 miles away. Northampton town centre is approximately 9 miles, the A45 gives access to the M1, M6 and A14. Both Northampton and Wellingborough rail stations have quick access to London taking approximately one hour,.

Entrance Hallway –

Guest Cloakroom –

Reception Room –

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining And Family Room –

Study/Television Room –

Guest Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room –

En-Suite Shower Room –

Master Bedroom –

Master En-Suite Shower Room –

Double Bedroom –

Double Bedroom –

Bedroom/Study –

Family Bathroom –

Property Features

*Stunning Modern Detached House *Large Front Gardens, Electric Gates and Parking *Reception Room *Open Plan Kitchen/Dining And Family Room *Study/Television Room *Five Bedrooms *Two En-Suite Shower Rooms *Family Bathroom *Landscaped Gardens *Prime Sought After Location

Please feel free to contact me directly.

Antony Antoniou
Fine & Country Northampton
9 George Row
Northampton
NN1 1DF
Direct: +44(0)1604 214058
Mobile: +44(0)07564 161436
antony.antoniou@fineandcountry.com
https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/northampton

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5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Regent Way, Horton, Northampton

 

A beautifully presented and spacious detached family house in excess of 2500sqft located in a small cul de sac bordering open fields in the sought after village of Horton. This attractive property has a driveway to the front with parking for two cars leading to an integral double garage.
On the ground floor is a bright and welcoming entrance hallway with a guest cloakroom, there is a study to the front which is fitted with a desk and cupboards. The main reception room is off to the right and is a large bright room opening to the rear garden and with a modern feature fireplace with a contemporary living flame gas fire.
The spacious separate dining room is ideal for family dining. The large kitchen/breakfast room really is the heart of this lovely home and is ideal for families and entertaining, it has an extensive range of quality bespoke units with a central island and integrated appliances plus a separate utility room, the dining area is great for informal family dining and has doors opening to the rear garden.
On the first floor is a spacious landing area, the superb master bedroom is to the front and has fitted wardrobes in a dressing area and a smart en-suite shower room. There are a further three double bedrooms plus a single, the larger guest room has it’s own en-suite shower, there is also a family bathroom which again has a smart modern suite.
The gardens are a real delight and and a good size so ideal for a growing young family or gardening enthusiast, there is a large paved sun terrace with the remainder of the garden laid to lawn.
Horton is well situated between Northampton and Newport Pagnell and within easy reach of junctions 14 and 15 of the M1 motorway. The nearest main shopping centres are Milton Keynes and Northampton together with the pretty market town of Olney which is about 8 miles away. Train services to London Euston are available from Northampton and Milton Keynes with journey times of around 40 – 50 minutes.

Entrance Hallway –

Guest Cloakroom –

Study – 3.40m x 2.51m (11’2 x 8’3) –

Reception Room – 6.05m x 3.91m (19’10 x 12’10) –

Dining Room – 4.65m x 3.18m (15’3 x 10’5) –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 6.02m x 5.28m (19’9 x 17’4) –

Utility Room –

Master Bedroom – 8.13m x 3.84m (26’8 x 12’7) –

En-Suite Shower Room –

Guest Double Bedroom – 3.76m x 3.63m (12’4 x 11’11) –

Family Bathroom –

Double Bedroom – 3.18m x 2.92m (10’5 x 9’7) –

Double Bedroom – 3.96m x 3.78m (13′ x 12’5) –

Bedroom – 3.96m x 2.16m (13′ x 7’1) –

Double Garage – 5.77m x 5.46m (18’11 x 17’11) –

Property Features

*Detached Modern Family House With Private Garden *Reception Room And Separate Dining Room *Kitchen/Breakfast Room And Utility Room *Study *Master Bedroom With En-Suite And Dressing Area *Guest Bedroom With En Suite *Two Further Double Bedrooms And A Large Single *Family Bathroom *Integral Double Garage And Driveway Parking *Sought After Village Location

Feel free to contact me directly.

Antony Antoniou
Fine & Country Northampton
9 George Row
Northampton
NN1 1DF
Direct: +44(0)1604 214058
antony.antoniou@fineandcountry.com
https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/northampton

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in The Avenue, Dallington, Northampton

Beeches is a bright and spacious modern style detached brick built property located in a prime position on what is considered to be the most sought after address in Dallington, ‘The Avenue’. The house has not been on the market since the early 1980’s and has been a much loved family home offered in immaculate condition throughout but with unlimited potential to extend and alter if required subject to the necessary consents.
This attractive property has a driveway to the front with off street parking leading to the integral double garage and a landscaped garden area to the side, to the rear is a fantastic garden which is sheer delight and private with the total plot extending to approximately 0.4 acre.
On the ground floor is a welcoming central entrance hallway with a guest cloakroom and a study/sitting room to the rear. The main reception room is off to the left and is a large bright room with a working fireplace and doors opening to the conservatory which in turn leads to the garden. There is a separate dining room ideal for family entertaining and a smart quality kitchen has an extensive range of units, integrated appliances and a separate utility room.
On the first floor is a spacious landing area, the master bedroom is to the rear overlooking the gardens and has fitted wardrobes plus a smart en-suite shower room. There are a further three double bedrooms again all with fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom.
The gardens to the front rear and side are a real delight and unexpectedly large so ideal for a growing young family or gardening enthusiast, it is bounded by mature hedges, shrubs and well screened by many specimen trees with a large lawn to the rear and side with a further vegetable area with greenhouse.
Dallington is conservation area close to Northampton centre, the mainline station is approximately a mile away with trains to London Euston. the M1 junction 15a is easily accessible and there are local shops at Sixfields, Duston and Kingsthorpe.

Entrance Hallway –

Guest Cloakroom –

Reception Room – 5.99m x 4.14m (19’8 x 13’7) –

Conservatory – 3.66m x 3.15m (12′ x 10’4) –

Dining Room – 4.19m x 2.95m (13’9 x 9’8) –

Sitting Room/Study – 3.23m x 3.02m (10’7 x 9’11) –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 4.60m x 3.00m (15’1 x 9’10) –

Utility Room –

Master Bedroom – 4.14m x 3.96m (13’7 x 13) –

En-Suite Shower Room –

Double Bedroom – 4.17m x 2.95m (13’8 x 9’8) –

Family Bathroom –

Bedroom – 4.17mx 2.31m (13’8x 7’7) –

Bedroom – 3.30m x 2.97m (10’10 x 9’9) –

Double Garage – 5.23m x 4.88m (17’2 x 16′) –

Property Features

*Detached Modern Style House *Four Double Bedrooms *Reception Room With Working Fireplace *Dining Room And Study/Sitting Room *Fitted Kitchen And Utility Room *Bathroom And En-Suite Shower Room *Attached Double Garage *Conservatory *Amazing Garden Approximately 1/4 Acre *Highly Sought After Road

Feel free to contact me directly.

Antony Antoniou
Fine & Country Northampton
9 George Row
Northampton
NN1 1DF
Direct: +44(0)1604 214058
antony.antoniou@fineandcountry.com
https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/northampton

Two in five renters fear they will never afford to own a home

A significant number of people renting in the UK say they will never be able to afford a home, according to new research by Halifax and YouGov.

The study found that two in five renters cannot see how they will ever be in a position to buy a property, despite a desire to own a place of their own.

It was also revealed that around three in ten private renters in the UK think it is now normal for people to rent for life. However, just 14% of those aged between 18 and 24 share this view, with more than half of this group believing they will one day own their own property.

Renters aged between 35 and 44 are less optimistic about  being able to ever acquire a property, with a third considering it normal to rent for life and 28% believing that they will never buy somewhere.

Russell Galley, managing director at Halifax, commented: “Taking that first step onto the property ladder remains a rite of passage for many,” said Russell Galley, managing director at Halifax.

“Last year, first-time buyers accounted for the majority of the mortgage market for the first time in well over 20 years. This shows that with the right support and a few sacrifices, home ownership can remain an attainable goal.

“The financial hurdle of saving enough for a deposit might feel like a daunting or at times near-impossible task, but there are a number of options out there, including government schemes and family support mortgages, to help put first-time buyers on the right track.”

General election 2019: Housing should be top ‘priority’

Boris Johnson’s call for a snap general election on December 12 to try to settle the issue of Brexit took very few people by surprise. But many buy-to-let landlords and letting agents will be hoping that the poll will prove positive for the private rented sector, as it presents the main political parties with an opportunity to address voters’ concerns about housing, and not just focus on attempts to exit the EU.

Research shows that many landlords have been affected by the introduction of tougher tax treatments and tighter bank lending criteria, with many buy-to-let landlords actively selling and reducing their property holdings as a consequence.

The latest study by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows that there has been a further increase in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let market in recent months, at a time when demand for private rented property is increasing.

According to the research, over the next 12 months 31% of landlords plan to sell at least one property with just 13% saying they plan to buy at least one.

A shortage of private rented housing together with strong demand from tenants has led to rising rents across most parts of Great Britain, and this is something that politicians must address.

Some parties will propose rent controls, but there is plenty of evidence to show that this could risk hurting tenants as well as landlords by further damping investment in the PRS and in some cases pushing up rents.

With successive governments failing to build enough housing – particularly social housing – the UK is in the grip of a worsening crisis, with homelessness on the rise.

So ahead of the general election, all political parties must make housing a primary political issue and set out clear strategies on how they would tackle the shortage of residential properties across the UK, including in the PRS.

Nick Leeming, chairman at Jackson-Stops, said: “All markets abhor uncertainty and the housing market is no exception. The priority now must be for politicians to provide reassurance by forming a Government, once elected, as quickly as possible.

“Regardless of how the government is formed, it is clear that each of the main political parties’ manifestos need to have housing as a priority and so a clear strategy must be put in place.”

Rogue landlord ordered to pay almost £3,000 for unlicensed HMO

A buy-to-let landlord in Worcester has been ordered to pay almost £3,000 for operating an unlicensed House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) on Canterbury Road, WR5.

Worcester Magistrates Court heard that Mohammed Rafiq operated a premises illegally, leaving the council with little option but to take legal action against the landlord.

Rafiq was charged with three offences for breaches of the management of HMO regulations, including failing to supply firefighting equipment and having insufficient fire alarms, failing to install emergency lighting and the failure to display his name, address and contact details at the house.

Cllr James Stanley, chair of Worcester City Council’s communities committee, commented: “The majority of landlords in Worcester abide by the law but as this case demonstrates, the City Council won’t hesitate to act in cases where landlords exploit tenants, provide dangerous or substandard accommodation or flout their legal obligations,” said.

“I would urge any Worcester residents who are facing difficulties with their tenancy or have concerns about an HMO to contact the City Council’s housing team for advice and support.”

Property expert urges BTL landlords to ride out recession

With Britain edging closer to its first recession since the financial crisis, a leading property auctioneer is urging property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, to hold their nerve against the spectre of an economic downturn.

The country’s dominant service sector, which accounts for about 80% of the economy, unexpectedly plunged into contraction last month, in a sign of the increasing stress facing the economy as Brexit looms.

According to IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Cips), activity in the sector fell as companies reported a fall in sales, job losses, cancelled and postponed projects and weak investment levels.

There has been a recent rise in properties going into receivership, banks unwilling to lend for construction projects and a decline in tenants looking to rent business or residential properties, according to Mark Bailey, managing director of Landwood Group, who says that a rise in auction sales is also evident, largely down to an increase in repossessions.

He said: “Worryingly, at Landwood we are also receiving more instructions over the past few months than we have done for a year or more – instructions for properties that have sadly gone into receivership.

“It is harder for property owners to let business space and for domestic landlords to find tenants  – there’s no doubt that a squeeze is on.

“With each failed building project, banks become more nervous to lend, builders stop building… and we fall headlong into a dreaded recession. Once we do, it’s anyone’s guess how deep it is or how long it lasts.

“The blame for all of this cannot be put at the door of Brexit… well, not entirely. There is no arguing with the fact that this is a period of change – domestically and globally. People err to the negative whenever there is change on the horizon – until events transpire and the scales balance out. The big issue is uncertainty and property is key to all of this. Uncertainty causes negativity, while a solid market has the opposite effect.”

So, if the pointers are all correct and a recession is upon us, what is the advice?

“Sit tight,” said Bailey. “Whether you are a commercial property owner or a domestic landlord, try your best to ride it out, perhaps for six months, before making any business decisions. Look at your borrowings and don’t over-stretch yourself at this time.

“There are always people who benefit from downturns in the market and they tend to be cash buyers. So if you have cash to invest long-term, a ripe time to buy may be about to begin.

“For the rest of us, it’s time to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm – see you on the other side.”

Property expert urges BTL landlords to ride out recession

With Britain edging closer to its first recession since the financial crisis, a leading property auctioneer is urging property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, to hold their nerve against the spectre of an economic downturn.

The country’s dominant service sector, which accounts for about 80% of the economy, unexpectedly plunged into contraction last month, in a sign of the increasing stress facing the economy as Brexit looms.

According to IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Cips),

activity in the sector fell as companies reported a fall in sales, job losses, cancelled and postponed projects and weak investment levels.

There has been a recent rise in properties going into receivership, banks unwilling to lend for construction projects and a decline in tenants looking to rent business or residential properties, according to Mark Bailey, managing director of Landwood Group, who says that a rise in auction sales is also evident, largely down to an increase in repossessions.

He said: “Worryingly, at Landwood we are also receiving more instructions over the past few months than we have done for a year or more – instructions for properties that have sadly gone into receivership.

“It is harder for property owners to let business space and for domestic landlords to find tenants  – there’s no doubt that a squeeze is on.

“With each failed building project, banks become more nervous to lend, builders stop building… and we fall headlong into a dreaded recession. Once we do, it’s anyone’s guess how deep it is or how long it lasts.

“The blame for all of this cannot be put at the door of Brexit… well, not entirely. There is no arguing with the fact that this is a period of change – domestically and globally. People err to the negative whenever there is change on the horizon – until events transpire and the scales balance out. The big issue is uncertainty and property is key to all of this. Uncertainty causes negativity, while a solid market has the opposite effect.”

So, if the pointers are all correct and a recession is upon us, what is the advice?

“Sit tight,” said Bailey. “Whether you are a commercial property owner or a domestic landlord, try your best to ride it out, perhaps for six months, before making any business decisions. Look at your borrowings and don’t over-stretch yourself at this time.

“There are always people who benefit from downturns in the market and they tend to be cash buyers. So if you have cash to invest long-term, a ripe time to buy may be about to begin.

“For the rest of us, it’s time to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm – see you on the other side.”

UK rental market looks more attractive for BTL landlords as rents rise further

Rents in the UK’s private rented sector continued to increase in September, the latest figures show. The data from HomeLet reveals that the average rent in the UK hit £697 per calendar month (pcm), up 2.2% on the same period last year.

When London is excluded, the average rent in the UK is now £797pcm, up 2.2% on last year. Average rents in London are now £1,694pcm, up by 3.3% on last year

All 12 of the regions monitored by HomeLet showed an increase in rental values between September 2018 and August 2019.  Five of the regions monitored by HomeLet showed an annual increase of over 3%, the North West, the East Midlands, the South West, Greater London and the North East

The region with the largest year-on-year increase was the North West, showing a 4.4% increase year-on-year.

HMO landlord hit with £40k fine

City of Lincoln Council has taken action against a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) landlord in Lincoln for failing to comply with a number of safety breaches under the Housing Act 2004.

Julie Churchill who was responsible for an unlicensed HMO at 135 Monks Road, LN2, has been fined £40,000 for letting out a dangerous HMO that was also unlicensed.

Lincoln Magistrates Court heard that the property had no fire doors to the bedrooms, ground floor lounge or kitchen, no working fire alarms on the ground floor, while one of the three bedrooms had a door with a large gap to the top which would allow smoke to escape in the event of a fire. In addition, all the bedroom doors could be locked by a padlock which if in use, would not allow for a swift escape in the event of a fire.

It also transpired that the stairs were painted gloss black and had no slip resistance, while the kitchen did not have adequate facilities for occupants.  The court was also told that the seven unrelated immigrants occupying the property were unaware of their rights.

They had no tenancy agreement, rent book or rent receipt during their tenancy. Cllr Donald Nannestad, portfolio holder for Quality Housing at City of Lincoln Council, commented: “We’re extremely pleased to bring another case to justice as part of our ongoing battle to crack down on rogue landlords in Lincoln.

“This property was dangerous and as a council, we will not allow landlords to ignore their legal responsibilities, even if they refuse to engage with us. “We have a statutory duty to ensure HMO properties are compliant with standards, and this is with good reason.

“Most landlords have proactively applied for HMO licences or responded to reminders when the regulations changed in October last year, so it’s not fair to those who comply with the law and pay their licence fees.

“A big thank you to the council’s private housing and legal teams for bringing this case to justice.

“We want to ensure Lincoln is a safe place for everyone to call home.”