Offered for sale with some furniture and appliances, this ground-floor maisonette on a quiet cul-de-sac on the north side of Northampton would make an ideal starter home for first-time buyers, particularly in light of the recent abolition of stamp duty for homes under £300,000. Double glazed and with better-than-average C ratings for both CO2 emissions and its EPC, the property is also within easy reach of three supermarkets as well as schools and public transport links.
The main access to the property is via a side door which opens onto a reception hall with ample storage as well as the airing cupboard for laundry, linen and towels. Internal, stripped-wood-effect doors lead to the kitchen, lounge, wet room and both bedrooms. The galley-style kitchen has a linoleum floor and is equipped with base and wall units in white complemented by a number of work tops, illuminated by adjustable overhead spotlights. Features include a stainless steel sink with drainer and separate hot and cold taps; a four-ring gas hob with electric oven beneath; dishwasher and fridge, a small breakfast bar beneath the window overlooking the rear garden; and splashback tiles behind the hob and all preparation areas. The large lounge is fitted with rose-coloured carpets with floor-to-ceiling curtains over large sliding patio doors offering access to the rear garden area. A TV point and a number of double plug sockets are available, while warmth is provided by a radiator with separate thermostatic control valves to regulate heat. Both the double and single bedroom are carpeted, and fitted with radiators and window blinds. The master bedroom includes a large double wardrobe while a dressing table is also available in the single bedroom. The property also has a fully-tiled and ventilated wet room with electric power shower, pedestal wash basin and WC.
Kitchen: 11 7 (3.53m) x 6 8 (2.03m)
Lounge: 18 3 (5.56m) x 10 6 (3.20m)
Bedroom 1: 10 9 (3.27m) x 10 6 (3.20m)
Bedroom 2: 10 2 (3.09m) x 6 8 (2.04m)
Garage: 16 1 (4.90m) x 7 4 (2.23m)
The property is offered with a detached single garage with a path leading to the paved front courtyard garden, accessed via a wrought-iron gate through a low brick-built wall. A head-high, timber panel fence ensures some privacy from neighbouring properties while a wind-out canopy offers shade and perhaps some shelter for summer barbecues. To the rear of the property is a lawned communal garden with a small pebble flower bed and a flagstone path leading to a common access lane, with extensive views over Bradlaugh Fields beyond.
Birkdale Close is on a popular residential estate surrounded by Bradlaugh Fields. The property would be ideal for anyone with a dog, while the local allotments are just a short walk away. Northampton School For Girls now enjoying academy status and rated outstanding by Ofsted at its last inspection in 2006 is on the doorstep while Northampton College is also nearby, offering a wide selection of further education courses. For shopping, a Morrisons supermarket is the closest although both an Asda and a Waitrose superstore are within easy reach. Regular buses run into Northampton itself with the estate served by The Pioneer, a community pub offering live sports on TV as well a live entertainment, pool and darts.
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.