School Lane, Scaldwell, Northampton

For Sale £600,000

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Situated within the highly sought after village of Scaldwell, The Old Post Office stands as an elegant detached period residence, predominantly constructed from the local Northamptonshire stone and crowned with a tiled roof. Its historical origins trace back to the 18th century. Meticulously maintained, the property exudes a refined presentation and is embraced by an enchanting rear garden that embodies the quintessential cottage aesthetic.

Positioned on the village green, an area of considerable significance within the village, The Old Post Office is ideally situated to absorb the village's historical narrative and distinctive ambiance. The green itself holds historical importance, with its lime trees, originally planted to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee.

Upon entry, one is greeted by an inviting boot room, leading to a convenient cloakroom/utility space. The thoughtfully redesigned kitchen/breakfast area offers views of the village green, further enhancing the home's connection to its surroundings. An inner lobby connects seamlessly to the lounge and dining areas which are separated by a dual-sided fireplace and access to the garden room. Double doors from the inner lobby gracefully unfold to reveal the delightful rear garden, adorned with carefully cultivated planting. Stairs rise to the first floor. The landing gives access to four generously proportioned bedrooms, each enjoying views overlooking the village green. The primary bedroom boasts an ensuite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe, ensuring both comfort and convenience. The family bathroom, replete with upscale finishes, underscores the commitment to quality evident throughout the property.

Externally, the frontage boasts a tastefully planted area. The rear garden, enclosed by walls, is an oasis of colour, featuring a paved terrace, a lawn framed by flower beds, small pond and a garden store. Additionally, double gates from School Lane lead to the carport.

Ground Floor

Boot Room

Accessed through the entrance door on the side, two windows to the side aspect. Exposed brick arch adds a touch of character, while there is ample hanging space and storage for shoes/boots. Radiator. Tiled floor for easy maintenance. Additionally, there are doors leading to;

WC/Utility Room

To the side aspect are two windows, the door provides access to the charming rear garden. The room also encompasses a WC and a Butler sink, complimentary tiling, radiator. Furthermore, there is plumbing available for a washing machine.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (5.34m x 4.92m)

The layout is L-shaped, two windows to the front aspect offering delightful views of the village green, while another window at the rear provides scenic views down School Lane. A stable door positioned at the front adds to the quaint aesthetic. The kitchen, renovated in 2018, boasts a stainless steel sink unit nestled within a series of base units, complemented by wooden work surfaces. Matching wall mounted units enhance the storage space. Among the integrated features are a dishwasher and fridge, alongside a designated space for a cooker with tiled splashbacks and a canopy extractor hood above. Exposed beams exude rustic charm, and an open brick fireplace accompanied by original eaves storage cupboards adds character. Radiator. The tiled floor not only contributes to the aesthetic but also ensures practicality. Finally, there's a door leading to;

Inner Hallway

A rear facing window and bay, featuring double doors that leads to the patio that extends into the enchanting walled cottage style garden. Ascending to the first floor, stairs are accompanied by a storage cupboard below. Solid wooden flooring lends a touch of elegance. Radiator. Exposed beams contribute to the charming ambiance. Stripped doors provide access to;

Lounge/Dining Room (7.93m max x 5.05m max)

The layout is L-shaped, with the lounge and dining areas separated by a central double sided fireplace.

Lounge Area

Window to the front aspect, offering a view toward the village green. A door provides access to the garden room. A multi-fuel wood burning stove stands with a tiled hearth and a wooden mantle and radiator provides warmth. TV point. Wooden flooring, and four wall light points enhance the ambiance. This area is seamlessly open to;

Dining Area

Window to the front aspect, offering a view toward the village green. Radiator. The wooden flooring seamlessly extends from the lounge.

Garden Room (3.2m x 3.2m)

A large sized picture window to the side aspect, allowing for the enjoyment of garden views. Double doors are positioned at the rear aspect, providing easy access. Exposed beams and tiled floor.

First Floor


Low window to the rear aspect. Radiator. Doors to;

Bedroom One (4.17m x 3.61m min)

Window to the front aspect offers a view that overlooks the village green. Radiator. Convenient walk-in wardrobe for storage. A cast iron fireplace adds a touch of classic elegance. Door to;


A modern fitted white suite which includes a low level WC and a wash hand basin set into a vanity unit. A quadrant shower cubicle with electric shower. The walls are fully tiled. Extractor fan and radiator.

Bedroom Two (3.02m x 3.78m)

A window positioned at the front aspect offers a view that overlooks the village green. Radiator. Original fireplace adds character and charm. Double fitted wardrobe for storage.

Bedroom Three (2.65m x 2.47)

Window to the front aspect overlooking the village green. Radiator.

Bedroom Four (3.06m x 2.68m min)

Window to the front aspect overlooking the village green. Radiator.


Window to the rear aspect. The bathroom is well appointed and includes a low level WC with tiled detailing behind. The wash basin is set into a vanity unit with tiled splashbacks. A side panelled bath is accompanied by fully tiled walls and an electric shower overhead. A glass shower screen enhances the bathing area. Radiator.



A wall encloses the area which is richly planted with a variety of flowers, creating a vibrant and colourful display.


Double gates from School Lane lead to the carport.

Rear Garden

The charming walled cottage style garden at the rear offers a high level of privacy. It features a patio area, a pathway covered in gravel, a brick built out house, a small pond, and a lawn section. An additional paved seating area adds to the outdoor space's functionality. The garden is beautifully landscaped with a diverse range of flowers and shrubs, creating a picturesque and inviting atmosphere.

Local Area

Scaldwell is a picturesque village located in Northamptonshire. it is known for its unspoiled beauty and its location amidst rolling countryside. The heart of the village, where The Old Post Office is situated, is designated as a Conservation Area. The village boasts a charming collection of stone and period brick houses and cottages. The village has a church, playing fields, tennis courts and village hall. Nearby Brixworth offers local shopping facilities, a primary school and a doctors' surgery. Additionally, Scaldwell benefits from its proximity to larger towns like Northampton and Kettering. These towns are easily accessible by car and provide residents with access to fast mainline train services, as well as a broader range of shopping and leisure opportunities. Overall, Scaldwell presents itself as a tranquil and charming village where residents can enjoy a serene countryside setting while still having access to essential services and nearby urban centres.

Agents Notes

West Northamptonshire Council

Council Tax Band: F

  • Detached Stone Property
  • Over Looking The Village Green
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Ensuite Shower Room
  • Character Features
  • Parking
  • Delightful Garden
  • Energy Efficiency rating: D
Floorplan for School Lane, Scaldwell, Northampton
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