In the final stages of conversion is a section of a renovated period farmhouse in the village of Helmdon.
But although No 2 The Hill, Helmdon, is a one-third section of the original house, it is by no means small. It has a large dining room, lounge and study, plus five bedrooms.
Renovation work has purposely retained a considerable amount of original character and architectural features, including exposed oak beams, ornamental alcoves and inglenook fireplaces.
One of these is in the lounge which is an attractive room measuring 15ft. 6in. by 15ft. 2in. and has a flag stone hearth. The lounge also features read ovens and oak beams.
The smaller dining room (15ft. 6in. by 11ft. 6in.) is similar with its own flag hearthed inglenook and alcoving.
The kitchen measures 14ft. 6in. by 12ft. 6in. and is fitted with extensive light oak finished units and sink/drinker unit. Provision is made for accommodating dish washer and washing machine unit and a choice of either free-standing or split level cooker. Mains supply gas is not available.
Main bedroom is 15ft. 6in.by 11ft. 6in. and this too has an open fireplace with an attractive wrought iron surround and oak beams. It is also fitted with a wardrobe and en suite bathroom with bath, shower and usual toilet features.
With four more bedrooms all provided with radiator central heating, there is a second bathroom, similarly fitted.
Externally, there are secluded gardens front and rear plus garaging provided by half of a 40ft. by 20ft. barn.
Rates have not yet been assessed and price for the property is £68,000. Viewing is strictly by appointment through Taylors of Bridge Street, Northampton.
Mercury and Herald – Thursday, October 14th, 1982