Wharf Yard, Market Harborough

The Grand Union Market Harborough Basin was completed in 1809. In the same year, Wharf House and Wharfinger Cottage were constructed to house the key employees of the basin. On the image above you can see the main building, painted white, in between the two warehouses. These dwellings remained part of the Canal Trust properties for over two hundred years and only came onto the open market in 2012. How many two hundred year old properties can claim to have only two previous owners from new?

Following the merging of council archives, detailed documentation is hard to come by, but on the 1899 Ordnance Survey map, Wharf House is clearly split down the centre. We have decided to re-establish this divide, creating a pair of two bedroom properties; Wharf House and Wharfinger House.

With the property divide re-established, two high-quality homes with unique features will be on the market.

Both properties have been reconfigured for modern living, while preserving original materials and features wherever possible.

The buildings have been completely re-roofed, with quality genuine slate tiling and conservation skylights flooding the bedrooms and hallways with natural light. Upstairs the ceilings have been raised into the eaves, revealing original beams and creating spacious environments.

New wood framed windows and doors, produced specifically for the property, will be fitted with double glazing that meets current energy requirements. With walls and roof areas insulated to modern regulations, these are two period properties that will function like new houses.

Going the extra mile with future-proofing and integrated home living, both properties feature home network enabled rooms and pre-wiring for speakers to be hidden in the ceilings of the reception rooms and master bedrooms.2

Each property will have a high-quality kitchen with integrated appliances, gas central heating, downstairs W/C, two en-suites, ample off-street parking and manageable south-facing gardens.

Wharf House features a large terrace leading from the master bedroom, an en-suite to both bedrooms, and a semi-open plan living area, with french doors onto the garden.

Wharfinger House features an airy lobby area, a generous balcony leading from the master bedroom and a spacious dual aspect reception room. In addition to the main building, in the garden sits Wharfinger Cottage. This has been rennovated to give a multi-purpose space full of character, with pre-installed plumbing, data and TV connections, and central heating.

Wharf House is £295,000 and Wharfinger House is £315,000.

Please Naylor’s Estate Agents for further information.