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The top ten most expensive properties in Northamptonshire

THE TOP TEN MOST EXPENSIVE PROPERTIES IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

The top ten most expensive properties in Northamptonshire

The most beautiful homes in the county

 

 

Steane Park, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13

Steane Park, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13

Steane Park, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13

An impressive Grade II listed country house in a stunning parkland setting with wonderful gardens and grounds. The house is approached past the Gate House and down a long straight carriage drive through the stunning mature parkland. The drive sweeps through the gardens and passes the beautiful Grade I listed St Peters Chapel to a gravelled turning circle at the east side of the house. The house is entered through a stone arched front door into a spacious reception and staircase hall off which are an impressive run of formal reception rooms including the drawing room, library, dining room and billiard room beyond. All of these rooms enjoy excellent views over the gardens and mature parkland to the south. To the rear of the house is a study, sitting room, large kitchen and breakfast room along with utility, boot room and four downstairs loos. There is a large cellar with storeroom, boiler room and dedicated wine storage. The stairs rise up to a first floor landing off which is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom situated in the south west corner of the house with excellent views over the parkland. With an adjacent bedroom this could act as a large dressing room/sitting room to the master bedroom. There are 2 principal guest suites along with 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. The second floor has significant further accommodation with 3 bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.

The gardens at Steane Park are of particular note and have regularly been opened to the public by the current owner. The house sits with wonderful views over immaculate lawns, herbaceous borders and on to the mature parkland. Beyond the Chapel, the garden drops down to the well-hidden tennis court and part walled garden and kitchen garden. The principal woodland gardens lie to the north of the house set around the historic fishponds. There are woodland walks through the gardens with a folly, living arches, wild flower meadows and special features including ‘The Monet Bridge’, The Moon Gate’ and ‘The Folly’ that make the gardens a significant and charming asset of the property.

To the west of the main house are a series of charming stone period out buildings that give further accommodation, stabling and storage. These include:

The Gate House
At the head of the drive is the Gate House which is currently lived in by a family who work on the estate. It has a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, snug, study and ground floor family bathroom and 5 bedrooms on the first floor. It has a large garden behind the cottage.

The Coach House
A short walk to the west of the main house is the converted 4 bedroom Coach House that is currently lived in by the head gardener. This hugely successful conversion has created an excellent secondary house ideal for family, guests, staff or would rent easily. I

In addition are Grade II listed 17th Lower Stable Block , Stable Cottage, Estate office, further stabling and garages along with 3 bedroom Thrupenny-Bit House

The Farm
Steane Park has a delightful mix of parkland, mature woodland, pasture and arable land and is home to an abundance of wildlife. It has excellent grazing that has long been associated with training race horses. There is a dutch barn to the north of the gate house that is currently used for storing hay. The bulk of the land that surrounds the house is in hand. Much of this is over the glorious park which extends to 67 acres. Beyond the park in the south east of the estate is a 7.91 acre mature block of woodland. In the south east corner of the farm is an Agricultural Holdings Act tenant who farms approximately 55 acres. There is a separate Agricultural Holdings Act tenant who farms 15 acres on the northern boundary of the estate. In addition, a local farmer has approximately 24 acres in the north west corner under a Farm Business Tenancy.

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Naseby Lodge, Northamptonshire

Naseby Lodge, Northamptonshire

Naseby Lodge, Northamptonshire

Naseby is a picturesque village set in attractive undulating North Northamptonshire countryside. Rich in history, the village is best known as the field famous for the Battle of Naseby, 1645, which resulted in the defeat of the King and Oliver Cromwell’s accession to power.
The A14 link road is less than three miles distant, offering good motorway connections to the M1 and M6 to the West and the A1 to the East. Air travel is available at East Midlands Airport, Birmingham, Stansted and Luton, all of which are accessible via the excellent motorway connections within easy reach: the A14 link road is under three miles distant, offering good motorway connections to the M1 and M6 to the West and the A1 to the East. Schooling in the area is excellent, with many well-known preparatory schools including Maidwell Hall, Spratton Hall, Bilton Grange and Pitsford nearby. The well-known public schools of Rugby, Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle are within a reasonable drive, with senior schooling also available in Leicester, Northampton and Wellingborough, all of which are a short distance away.

The Property

Discretely sited at the end of an extensive tree-lined driveway, Naseby Lodge is surrounded by grassland, and enjoying wide open vistas from the majority of the primary accommodation. With a sweeping copper roof, the rendered exterior and curving oak beams inside create a most striking profile.

Internally, the property is finished to a high specification, with large picture windows framing stunning views of the surrounding landscape, folding glazed walls to the rear elevation with underfloor heating throughout from a ‘ground source’ heat pump, integrated Sonos system, programmable lighting, and interiors finished with a considerable flair.

GROUND FLOOR

At the heart of the house, a double height reception hall, with a limestone and glass dividing staircase draws the eye up to the high vaulted ceiling bounded by curved laminated oak beams. Light is a particular feature, with large picture windows on the front elevation, and the reception rooms to the rear having glazed sliding doors, from where the open plan kitchen, breakfast room and sitting room all enjoy a South and Easterly view over the extensive gardens beyond. Fitted to a high standard, the bespoke kitchen includes all of the appliances expected in a house of this stature, including an Everhot Range, separate oven and induction hob, both an integrated and ‘walk in’ fridge, extensive central island, range of larder cupboards and further storage. The kitchen adjoins the breakfasting area, which in turn is separated from the sitting room by a double-sided fireplace. The dining room adjoins the kitchen, with a ’jib’ door. The drawing room to the front of the house has a traditional feel, with a large open fireplace to one wall, and sliding doors to two elevations that open out onto the terrace and formal gardens beyond. The garden room has a double height vaulted ceiling with fully glazed walls, separated by sliding glazed doors from the reception hall. A generous study is off the hall, and sits next to an excellent walk in china cupboard with its own basin. There is a cloakroom next door. In addition the ground floor has a utility wing includes a 400kg lift, laundry, utility/boot room, downstairs showering facilities, wine ‘cellar’ and a plant room.

THE FIRST FLOOR

The principal suite, set to the South East corner of this magnificent home, takes up a large portion of the rear of the house, with a substantial bedroom, bathroom, private balcony and dressing room that also serves as a secondary bedroom to the suite.

Elsewhere, there are three guest bedrooms with private bathrooms, all finished to a very high standard, one of which has a private balcony. There are a further three bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. In all, seven/eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. Accessed via a separate staircase from the rear hall is a further bedroom or first floor sitting room/playroom, of an excellent size, situated over the double garage.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

The property is approached via a 150 yard long tree lined driveway terminating at a parking area with space for multiple cars to the front of the house. The drive continues to the left, wrapping around the rear of the barns to a large hardstanding and yard. The main house has extensive landscaped gardens primarily set to the South and West, a terrace to two elevations and a ha-ha to the East opening onto extensive and uninterrupted views towards Cottesbrooke Park. Set off the rear hall is a pretty kitchen garden with greenhouse. A gateway leads to a sheltered courtyard and covered swimming pool, before continuing to an excellent party barn with showering and changing facilities, perfect for entertaining guests. A third terrace is found through double doors, overlooking the pastureland and panoramic views beyond.

COTTAGE EAST

A single storey conversion principally of red brick set under a red tile roof. Cottage East comprises, sitting room with log burner and open to kitchen, French doors out onto a private courtyard garden, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

COTTAGE WEST

An attractive conversion of the former cart shed, principally brick under tile. Comprising, well equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room with inset log burner, downstairs shower room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage.

THE BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS

The main house has a large double garage with storage room off, and a further single garage and storeroom is attached to but not accessible from Cottage West. Off the rear driveway is a large and well maintained four bay open fronted barn, in a separate barn adjoining six Monarch boxes, a tack room, workshop with storage room over, tool shed, and well sized covered storage barn. Off the rear yard is a substantial solar array of 195 panels, which is adjacent to a well maintained manège or riding school.

THE LAND AND WOODLAND

Mostly laid to pasture and interspersed with blocks of amenity woodland, the whole occupies an outstanding location to the South, East and North of Naseby Lodge. It is well fenced with a mixture of post and rail and post and wire fencing, there are two ponds and the land is let on an annual grazing agreement. In total, Naseby Lodge sits within approximately 83 acres.

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Chacombe, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17

Chacombe, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17

Chacombe, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17

 

A modern five bedroom detached house with outbuildings, planning permission for a detached garage, and a plot of about 32 acres of gardens and fields with panoramic countryside views. The property is set well back from the road and is accessed via a long drive which continues past the house and the site for the garage to a parking area at the front with a turning circle around a raised pond. There are panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

The property has over 4,650sq. ft. of accommodation set over three floors including a lower ground floor with a cinema room and wine store. The three reception rooms on the ground floor are all accessed via double doors from the hall and all three have doors to the garden giving an excellent flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. There is also a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and a utility/boot room. The first floor has five double bedrooms all with contemporary wet rooms and there is also a family bathroom.

Design and Specification

The main house was completed in December 2018 and is constructed of Hornton stone from a quarry in Banbury. The property has been finished to a high specification including marble and oak flooring, underfloor heating throughout, a bespoke staircase, solid oak skirting boards and window sills, and internal doors veneered with European oak. The heating is powered by a ground source heat pump buried in the fields with a heat exchange in the basement. The planning permission also included construction of a triple garage with adjoining workshop and garden store but this has not yet been built.

Lower Ground Floor

The lower ground floor has an external door to steps leading up to the side of the property near the store room. There is a cinema room, and a wine store with a glazed door, hand made solid oak shelving and inset lighting. The plant room houses the electrical controls for the CCTV and the router for the Wi-Fi, the signal for which is boosted by ceiling mounted units; one in the basement and two on each of the ground and first floors. The plant room also has the ground source heating pipes and a NIBE 500 litre hot water tank and two DAB 500 litre tanks for cold water. There are pump units to ensure instant hot water to all the taps, and an additional boost unit to provide additional hot water quickly if needed.

Ground Floor

An extra wide solid oak door opens into the double height entrance hall which has marble flooring with underfloor heating and a bespoke oak and wrought iron staircase to the galleried landing which has an oak and wrought iron balustrade. A central 5.3 metre long Italian crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling.

Principal Reception Rooms

The dual aspect sitting room has engineered oak flooring and French doors to a terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The dining room has marble flooring with underfloor heating, a feature fireplace with a Portland stone surround, and sash windows and French doors to an extensive terrace with far reaching countryside views.

Other Reception Rooms

The games room is also dual aspect with French doors to the terrace and also has engineered oak flooring. The cinema room currently has a wall mounted TV but has been wired for a projector and screen if required.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has a limestone floor and a comprehensive range of two tone units, including a glazed display cabinet, with two tone granite worksurfaces incorporating a double butler sink with a mixer tap and a rinse hose. The central island has an inset Kohle sink with a Quooker boiling water tap and a breakfast bar with space to seat four. The butchers block at one end of the island has an inset drawer with Flint and Flame knives. Integrated appliances include a Miele microwave/steam oven, a dishwasher, a Miele coffee machine, a Neff induction hob and two Neff ovens with slide and hide doors and warming drawers below. There is also a Fisher and Paykal wine fridge and two fridge/freezers. The room has a door to the garden and dual aspect windows, one of which has a window seat with storage below.

Utility Room

The adjoining utility room also has a window seat with storage. There is a range of full height, wall and base units, a sink and drainer and space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a door to the garden and a walk-in cupboard with space for coats and shoes.

First Floor

The galleried landing overlooks the hall below from all four sides. Plenty of natural light is provided by three windows to the front and five Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling. The double airing cupboard has fitted shelves.

Principal Bedroom Suite

The master bedroom has engineered oak flooring, a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving, and French doors to a balcony overlooking the drive, garden and open countryside beyond. The en suite wet room has a shower area, a concealed cistern WC and twin washbasins.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are four further double bedrooms, three with engineered oak flooring and one with marble flooring. All four bedrooms have built-in sliding door wardrobes and en suite wet rooms. There is also a fully tiled family bathroom which has a Victoria and Albert free standing Napoli bath, a matching wash basin with vanity storage, and a concealed cistern WC.

Gardens and Grounds

The property sits in the centre of its 32 acres plot with open countryside and panoramic views on all sides. The gardens are not yet fully established but the vendors have planted many trees including blossom trees lining the drive. Paved paths are in place and there is an extensive paved terrace outside the dining room and side of the house for outside dining and entertaining. The terrace outside the sitting room and games room overlooks the pool area and is currently just concreted. It could be paved or, subject to planning permission, an orangery could be added here and connections to the underfloor heating are in place to facilitate this.

Tennis Court and Swimming Pool

An area of the garden is being prepared for a tennis court with trees planted on two sides of the site for screening. The swimming pool is a work in progress. The vendors have had the pool dug out as well as an area around it for a sunken terrace but the pandemic has delayed completion giving purchasers the opportunity to finish the area to their own personal preferences. The pool house has a changing room, a cloakroom and a main area which has sliding patio doors to a terrace overlooking the pool area.

Garage, Store Room and Detached Barn

Planning permission is in place to construct a triple garage with workshop and garden store on a plot next to the drive. The detached store room is currently used as a workshop and log store and has power to the fuse board. The detached stone barn is part of the original farm buildings and is currently used for storage. There is scope, subject to planning permission, to convert it into an annexe or a home office.

Full Details HERE

 

Stable Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6

Stable Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6

Stable Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6

 

A five bedroom detached house with a detached home office, established gardens, driveway parking, a double garage and views over open countryside to the front. The property has versatile accommodation which includes three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room and a cloakroom on the ground floor and five double bedrooms with four bath or shower rooms over the top two floors. In addition, there is a separate home office.

The property has established gardens to the front and rear, extensive parking and a double garage. It is set on a no through road leading to Brampton Stables and has open countryside to the front. It is a peaceful location but benefits from being within 15 minutes’ walk of amenities in Chapel Brampton which include public houses and a primary school, and is within 10 minutes’ drive of a wider range of amenities including supermarkets, golf courses and Maidwell School and Spratton Hall School.

Design and Specification

The property dates back more than 170 years and has not been on the open market for more than 40 years. The vendors have undertaken an extensive refurbishment programme which has included replumbing, replastering and a new electrical system which includes CCTV. The property has a Gigaclear broadband connection for working from home. The property has been finished to a high specification including marble and oak flooring, and bespoke wardrobes in several of the bedrooms. There is a refitted kitchen and new bathrooms and cloakroom, some with Burlington fittings. There is planning permission in place to add a single storey extension at the side which would increase the accommodation in the property by about 1,000 sq. ft.

Ground Floor

The entrance hall has marble flooring, a cloakroom with a vanity washbasin and a half turn staircase to a galleried landing on the first floor. There are two understairs cupboards, one of which has the controls for the CCTV system.

Reception Rooms

The dual aspect sitting room has oak parquet flooring and a feature open fireplace with a stone surround. There is a door to the paved terrace in the rear garden. The adjoining snug, which is currently used as a cinema room,is an extension to the property and has a high ceiling, a window to the front and French doors to the rear terrace. The marble flooring in the entrance hall continues into the dining room which has two windows overlooking the rear garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room also has marble flooring, dual aspect windows and a stable door to the garden. The refitted kitchen has a range of full height and base units, including a pull out larder cupboard, and a central island with additional storage and an integrated wine fridge. Complementary work surfaces incorporate a Belfast sink and a Neff induction hob with an extractor over. Further built-in appliances include two Neff ovens, one with steam and microwave functions, a dishwasher, a full height fridge and a full height freezer.

Utility Room

The adjoining utility room has a part glazed stable door to the front, a window to the side and a full height cupboard which houses the boiler and hot water tank. There is also a range of base units spanning one wall with a Belfast sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Home Office

The office is at the rear of the garage and is accessed via a door from the rear garden. It has power, heating and an internet connection and has space for a desk and a seating area. It is a versatile space and could alternatively be used as a games or music room if preferred.

First Floor

The galleried landing overlooks the entrance hall and has three windows with views to the front. There is a shelved airing cupboard under the stairs to the second floor. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom is accessed via a vestibule which is currently used as a study area but which could be used as a dressing room if preferred. The bedroom has dual aspect windows to the front and rear and a range of bespoke hand built wardrobes and drawers. The en suite has a metro tiled double shower cubicle, twin washbasins in a vanity storage unit and a WC. The second bedroom has two windows overlooking the rear garden and a fitted wardrobe. The other bedroom is dual aspect with windows to the front and rear and has a range of bespoke hand built wardrobes and drawers. These two bedrooms share a family bathroom which has a Burleigh bath with a shower attachment, a Burleigh washbasin, a WC and an electric mirror.

Second Floor

The second floor landing has a skylight window, a shelved storage cupboard and access to the loft space. The master bedroom is accessed via a dressing area with a bespoke hand built range of wardrobes and drawers. The bedroom has a part sloping ceiling, skylight windows with integrated electric blinds, and a window to the side. The en suite has a double shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin and a WC. There is an electric mirror over the washbasin. The other bedroom has dual aspect windows including a skylight window with an integrated electric blind. The adjoining bathroom has a claw footed bath with shower attachment, a WC and a washbasin.

Planning Permission

The planning permission is to add a single storey extension at the side which would convert the existing kitchen into another reception room, and create a laundry room and boot room at the front, with a larger open plan dual aspect kitchen/dining room at the rear with a lantern roof light and bi-fold doors to the paved terrace.

Outside

The property has a plot of approximately 0.7 acres with views over open countryside to the front. An electronic gate opens to a driveway and a gravelled parking area with space for at least eight cars. There is a wood store, and a workshop which has an alarm system, power connected and windows to the front. The driveway continues down to a double garage which has an electric roller door and power connected. Steps from the parking area lead down to a paved front garden which has established beds and borders. The rear garden has an extensive paved terrace spanning the width of the property for outside dining and entertaining. The rest of the garden is laid mainly to lawn with established shrubs and mature trees providing privacy.

Full Details HERE

Milton Road, Gayton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7

Milton Road, Gayton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7

Milton Road, Gayton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7

 

A seven bedroom detached house with gated driveway parking, a detached double garage, outbuildings and 4.73 acres of gardens and paddock with far reaching countryside views. The property has over 4,565 sq. ft. of versatile, high specification accommodation, including a reception hall, five reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining boot room and utility room, a shower room and cloakroom on the ground floor.

On the first floor the master suite has a dressing room and en suite shower room. There are six further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a main family bathroom.

Set back from the road and accessed by automatic gates to a gravelled drive, the property is in a rural setting with far reaching views.

The plot extends to 4.73 acres of garden and paddock. The garden has an ornate lake with a water fountain, and a summer house and gazebo. There are two outbuildings that could be converted to stables for equestrian use if preferred.

Design and Specification

The property has been remodelled, extended and fully refurbished, including a new kitchen and bathrooms, between 2015 and 2017. The reception hall and the orangery have electric underfloor heating as well as radiators, and the radiators in the rest of the house are powered by two gas boilers. All the fireplaces are clean, capped and functioning. The house has a wi-fi system with multiple repeaters in the roof space. The entire site has been re-fenced with stock and rabbit proof fencing and there are automatic electric gates from the road by AGD. The external lighting has been renewed with LED lighting, and the grounds have multiple external electric and water points.

Ground Floor

The front door leads into a triple aspect, timber framed porch with wooden flooring. Glazed double doors open to the reception hall which has a stone floor and a working fireplace with a stone surround. The hall has a door to the kitchen/breakfast room and double doors to the Orangery which has doors to the garden and is open plan to the kitchen, creating a good flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. The cloakroom is at the bottom of the stairs and there is an understairs storage cupboard.

Reception Rooms

The triple aspect sitting room has an Inglenook fireplace with an inset log burning stove and French doors that lead out to a terrace with views across the rear garden. There is also a snug with a window overlooking the rear garden. Off the inner hall is a dual aspect music room with spotlights set into the ceiling, and a triple aspect study with a feature fireplace housing a gas fire. The Orangery is an extension by Church and Newman and is currently being used as a dining/family area. This light filled space has a lantern roof light and French doors to the terrace with panoramic views to the south over the garden and surrounding countryside. There is electric underfloor heating which continues into the reception hall.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room has a comprehensive range of painted full height, base and wall units, and a built-in dresser, by Parkers. The marble worksurfaces incorporate a double butler sink under a window overlooking the front. The central island has further storage, a breakfast bar to seat two, integrated power points, and a butcher’s block. Appliances include a Rangemaster Excel dual fuel range cooker with a matching extractor fan over, and an integrated dishwasher and built-in larder fridge, both by Siemens. The kitchen also has a walk-in pantry.

Boot Room and Utility Room

The adjoining boot room has a door to the outside terrace and access to the utility room which has matching units to the kitchen, a Belfast sink, and space and plumbing for two appliances. There is also space for an American style fridge/freezer and a wine fridge.

First Floor Master Bedroom Suite

The master suite is accessed via a dressing room with built-in wardrobes. The dual aspect bedroom has ornate coving, a walk-in wardrobe, and a wall mounted TV. It has far reaching views to the front and French doors to a balcony with views over the rear garden and surrounding countryside. The en suite shower room has a three piece suite including a walk-in shower with a rain water shower and a double basin with vanity storage.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are six further double bedrooms, five of which have built-in wardrobes and one with an en suite shower room with a rainwater shower. Two of the bedrooms are currently being used as study/games room. The landing includes a reading area with a deep silled window to the front and a storage cupboard housing a Bosch boiler. There is also a family bathroom which has a freestanding roll top bath, a double walk-in shower, a Sottini washbasin, a WC and a chrome heated towel rail.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens are a particular feature and have been landscaped over the last six years. The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn with established flower and shrub borders. Mature trees have been retained and many new trees have been planted with varieties including apple, plum, damson, pear, cherry, walnut and fig. The lake has been dredged and the banks replanted and it has a fountain, water lilies and a duck house. An extensive paved terrace spans the rear of the house for outside dining and entertaining. The summer house by the lake was built with oak from a previous conservatory. It has power and light, and a cantilevered deck overlooking the lake. A gazebo shelters a paved area currently being used for a BBQ and there is a further paved seating area sheltered¬ by a semi-circular wood feature. There is also a fenced vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

Gardens cont’d

The front of the property is screened from the road by mature trees and shrubs. Automatic gates open to the gravel drive which provides extensive parking and leads to a double garage with a new AGD electric door with fob control. The drive continues at the side of the rear garden which is enclosed by post and rail fencing with laurel bushes planted inside the fence. Five bar gates give access to the garden and a further gate at the end of the drive gives access to a paddock which has new timber and stock fencing, a water supply and a holding pen and is suitable for equestrian use. The vendors will add an overage clause on the paddock for any development other than equestrian, agriculture or ancillary use to the dwelling house. 30% of the enhanced value would be payable in the event that this clause was triggered by the commencement of such development or the sale of the land with the benefit of a planning consent for the same within 25 years of our vendors selling the property].

Outbuildings

The drive leads to two outbuildings. The piggery has been completely rebuilt and extended, and has power connected and new lighting. It is now used as garaging for two cars and has a workshop and storage. The barn has been refurbished with a new roof. It also has new lighting and power and is currently used to store tractors and other large items. There is scope to convert either of these outbuildings into stables if desired.

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Rookery Lane, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN12

Rookery Lane, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN12

Rookery Lane, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN12

 

Stoke Bruerne is a beautiful village just south of Northampton and is steeped in history. Its stone cottages sit on the Grand Union canal where there’s a museum and waterside pubs, perfect to sip a drink as canal boats bob nearby. You can take a walk by the canal side or even take a boat ride. You’ll also find the Rookery Open Farm close by which is a fantastic day out with the kids!

The property is within walking distance of amenities in Stoke Bruerne which include restaurants, two public houses, a cricket club and a church. The village is ideally located between the M40 and M1 offering excellent links to the motorway network. The village is also neatly positioned between Milton Keynes, Northampton and Towcester. There are mainline railway stations running into London Euston from both Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Schooling
There is an excellent selection of independent schools in the locality including; Northampton Independent Grammar School (Pitsford), Quinton House School, Northampton High School for Girls, Winchester House Preparatory (Brackley), Akeley Wood, and Thornton College for Girls. There are Public schools at Rugby, Stowe, Uppingham and Oundle.

Ground Floor
When walking through the front door, you’re greeted by the bright and spacious entrance hall which gives you access to the cozy sitting room with log burner, the study and the dining room/snug. The stunning kitchen/diner can also be accessed from this entrance hall. It boasts Quartz countertops and offers multiple top-of the range integrated appliances such as a double oven, a microwave oven, an under-counter fridge with separate freezer and a dishwasher. The fantastic double Aga also comes with the property and is brilliant for slow cooking roasts, baking bread and so much more. A wooden stable door opens up to the boot room which gives you access to the rear garden.

The hallway which boasts the downstairs cloakroom and utility room can be accessed from the kitchen as well as from the entrance hall. This utility room offers space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and an American style fridge/ freezer.

From this hallway, a door opens to the North wing of the house which includes three double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, one en-suite and a family bathroom.

Outside
In the garden, you’ll find multiple outbuildings and a fantastic gym There’s also an incredible outdoor dining room with French doors that open onto the terrace which make this perfect for alfresco dining. With the amazing countryside views, this property really is the perfect entertainment home.

Superb equestrian facilities can also be found to include multiple stables made by the renowned “Scotts of Thrapston”, tack rooms and an outdoor toilet. There are 7 individual paddocks & Hay/straw barn.

To the front, there is ample driveway parking as well as a car port which fits 2 cars and large double garage. To the back of the property, more parking can be found behind a lockable gate which also offers 2 car ports.

The property sits on approx. 6.5 acres and the boundary fencing and gates have all been replaced. There’s also a separate private access from the main road that leads to the paddocks, stables and extra carports.

 

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The Avenue, Flore, Northamptonshire, NN7

The Avenue, Flore, Northamptonshire, NN7

The Avenue, Flore, Northamptonshire, NN7

 

An early 19th century detached country house with 0.54 acres of gardens and grounds, a heated indoor swimming pool, and outbuildings including a gym and home office within walking distance of amenities in the village of Flore. In recent years the property has been run as a wellness retreat offering bed and breakfast accommodation and a range of spa treatments and classes, as well as use of the indoor pool. The pool is also rented out to various local groups for swimming lessons. These activities earn over £100,000 per annum and purchasers could continue with the business if desired or convert the property into a spacious family home with scope to cater for many generations on the same site.

The property has approximately 0.54 acres of gardens and grounds. There is an extensive parking area, and a courtyard garden with a central gazebo. The rest of the garden is mainly lawned with mature trees, an ornamental pond and several seating areas.

The property is within walking distance of amenities in the village of Flore which include a public house, a post office and a primary school which is rated good by Ofsted.

History and Heritage

The property was built in 1805 as a wagon room and stables for the nearby 17th century Flore House, and retains period features including an oak staircase and open fireplaces. The property has two main buildings which surround a central courtyard garden and there are also several detached outbuildings including a separate self-contained annexe and three versatile timber built rooms which are all insulated and have power and heating. One has an en suite shower room and is used as a guest bedroom and the other two are currently used as a gym and a home office. There is also a pool house connected to the south wing with a 12 by 4 metre heated pool and a changing area with showers and WCs. The property has a Wi-Fi router and a mesh of boosters to ensure a good connection throughout the buildings.

Ground Floor

The front door opens into a spacious hall with stone flooring and a full turn staircase to the landing on the first floor. At the rear of the hall there is a door to a shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.

Principal Reception Rooms

The sitting room and the dining room are both in the main wing and both are dual aspect with two tall windows overlooking the central courtyard and feature arched windows to the rear. The sitting room has the original wooden flooring and a feature fireplace with an open grate. The dining room has tiled flooring and a fireplace with a feature stove (not operational).

Studio/Games Room

On the other side of the courtyard there is a studio/games room which has two built-in storage cupboards. The room currently has a table tennis table but has ample space for a full sized snooker table if required.

Kitchens and Utility Room

The kitchen in the main wing is commercial, designed to cater for large numbers and would require some refurbishment for use in a domestic home. It measures over 15 ft and has a walk-in shelved pantry. A wide opening leads to the utility room which has a serving hatch to the dining room, two built-in cupboards, one housing the boiler, and a door to the side garden. There is a double sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a kitchen in the other wing on the opposite side of the courtyard. This is set up to allow guests to make themselves drinks and snacks and has a range of base and wall units, an electric cooker with an extractor fan over, and space for a washing machine, several fridges and a table and chairs.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The main block has seven bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and has built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The master bedroom, on the first floor, has a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a freestanding claw footed bath. The second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom which includes a bath with a shower over. The four further bedrooms share a shower room with a walk-in shower, a WC and a vanity washbasin. The other wing has three ground floor bedrooms. One has an en suite shower room, one has an en suite bathroom which is currently being refitted, and the third measures over 27 ft. by nearly 17 ft. and has a feature claw footed bath on a raised platform, twin washbasins and a separate WC. There is also a further room, with an en suite cloakroom, which is currently used as a treatment room for the spa but which could be used as an additional bedroom if required.

Bedrooms cont’d

The first floor of the second wing has a 28 ft. landing which is used as a sitting/dining room and has a built-in cupboard and two windows overlooking the courtyard garden. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both of which have en suite shower rooms. One room is accessed via a vestibule with a large built-in cupboard and both of the bedrooms are large doubles with space for seating and study areas.

Gardens and Grounds

The property has approximately 0.54 acres of gardens and grounds. Between the two main wings of the property there is a formal courtyard garden which has shaped lawn areas with box hedge edging, and borders with established trees and shrubs. There are paved pathways and a central gravelled seating area with a feature gazebo with climbing roses and clematis. The side garden is mainly lawned with mature trees and shrubs and has a shed, an open fronted summer house and a timber gazebo. There is also an area with a pond.

Gardens and Grounds cont’d

On the other side of the south wing there is a walled lawned garden bordered by palm trees, and an area which was formerly used for parking but which is being landscaped with a decked seating area and further lawn to create an outdoor entertaining space. The main drive leads to an extensive parking area which has space for users of the spa and pool and a direct access to the pool house. There is also a separate gated drive leading to a smaller parking area nearer to the main block.

Outbuildings

The self-contained annexe has an open plan sitting room/kitchen. The kitchen area has a range of units with a sink, an oven, a hob and space for a fridge. There is a door to the shower room and a step up to the sitting area which has wood flooring and a vaulted ceiling. Steps down from the sitting area lead to the bedroom which also has a vaulted ceiling and a dressing area with hanging rails. Fencing has been erected to give the annexe a private garden area which includes space for a hot tub. There are three timber built detached outbuildings which all have insulation, power and heating and are all accessed via glazed double doors. One of these is used as a further en suite bedroom and the French doors lead to a secluded terrace area overlooking the ornamental pond which has a water feature. The gym has steps down to the garden area which is currently being landscaped. The office is located in the main parking area.

Pool House and Swimming Pool

The pool house is of brick construction with a sloping glazed roof and three sets of French doors to the parking area. The pool measures 12 m. by 4 m. and is of varying depth from 1.02 m to 2.05 m. and there is a pool cover to retain the heat when not in use. Steps down lead to the changing area which has cloakroom facilities, a shower and a connecting door to the courtyard garden. The pump room contains all the pool filters and equipment.

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Strixton Village, Strixton, Northamptonshire, NN29

Strixton Village, Strixton, Northamptonshire, NN29

Strixton Village, Strixton, Northamptonshire, NN29

 

A Grade II listed late 17th century five bedroom barn conversion with two annexes, extensive driveway parking and approximately 3.5 acres of gardens, fields and woodland. The property has been carefully converted, retaining character features while incorporating eco features including a ground source heat pump for the underfloor heating, an array of solar panels in the grounds, and a Klargester Titan bio digester. These give it an energy efficiency rating of band B.

The property has a total of 5,612 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation comprising a main barn, which has five bedrooms and five reception rooms, a one bedroom annexe and a two bedroom annexe. The buildings form three sides of a walled courtyard garden at the front. The plot measures approximately 3.5 acres and is surrounded by open countryside with far reaching views.

History and Heritage

The property was developed from the barns and cartsheds of a former farm, and is constructed of squared coursed limestone and brick with slate roofs. The oldest part of the building has a late 17th century datestone but the grade listing report dates it mainly to the late 18th and the 19th centuries. It is one of four properties in a courtyard development but each property faces a different aspect so there is little overlooking.

Barn Ground Floor

Doors from the courtyard garden lead into a porch area which has a walk-in store room with drainage and plumbing in place to install an additional bathroom if required. Double doors lead into the open plan reception hall/family room and there is a door to a study. The rear hall has a cloakroom and a door to the side.

Reception Rooms

The reception hall has a double height ceiling, tall narrow windows and the former barn door which has been glazed to allow in plenty of natural light and has doors out to a paved area in the garden. A wooden staircase, with built-in storage and shelving beneath, leads to the first floor where there is a mezzanine reading area with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and timbers and a feature arched window overlooking the courtyard garden. The sitting/dining room is accessed via double doors from the kitchen and has stone flooring, exposed stonework, a wrought iron spiral staircase to the first floor, and a fireplace with a feature arched bressummer and a log burning stove. There are dual aspect windows, one with a window seat. The study off the entrance porch has a sloping glazed ceiling. There are two further reception rooms which are currently used as offices but which could be used as a playroom or snug or as a ground floor bedroom if required.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room

The kitchen is open plan to the reception hall and has a range of wooden wall and base units, including glazed display cabinets, and two islands. One island separates the kitchen from the reception hall and has a breakfast bar and a double Belfast sink. The other island incorporates a Franke sink. A brick fireplace houses a two oven gas fired Aga, and there are three separate hobs. There is also a walk-in shelved pantry. The utility room is accessed from the reception hall and has space for appliances and contains the underfloor heating manifolds.

First Floor

The first floor landing is accessed via two separate staircases. The spiral stairs from the sitting/dining room lead to a landing area with an airing cupboard, and access to two bedrooms. One of these has fitted wardrobes and built-in shelves. The bathroom has a high level WC, twin washbasins, a free standing bath and a walk-in shower. The other bedroom is currently open plan to this bathroom but could be separated off if preferred. This area is currently being used as a gym. Further along the landing former pulpit steps from a Methodist chapel give access to a further double bedroom which has built-in wardrobes, an en suite cloakroom, and a Velux window and a window overlooking the reception hall.

First Floor cont’d

There are two further bedrooms which are accessed via the landing on the other side of the reading area. One bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite with an Omni bath with a rainwater shower over, a high level WC and a washbasin. The other bedroom is accessed via a dressing room and has an en suite with a ball and claw foot bath, a walk-in shower, a WC and pedestal washbasin.

Second Floor

A wooden spiral staircase leads to the second floor where there is a store room and a study/playroom overlooking the reception hall/family room. There is potential to create an additional bedroom on this floor and plumbing is already in place to install an en suite if desired.

Garden and Grounds

The courtyard garden has a raised ornamental pond and shaped specimen trees. There is a gravelled parking area and gravelled and paved seating areas. There is additional parking on the gravelled drive. The rear garden is mainly lawned with mature trees and hedges for screening. There is also an extensive vegetable garden and a wooded area. There is a right of way on the edge of the plot which is separated from the garden by a hedge.

Annexe One

The one bedroom annexe has an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and two sets of glazed doors to a private garden area. The kitchen area has a range of wooden wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a sink and drainer. There is an Aga and a separate gas hob with an extractor over. The wooden flooring continues into the bedroom which has a vaulted ceiling and glazed doors to the garden. There is also a bathroom, and a hall/ utility area. This annexe has previously been rented out and could continue to generate an income of £995 per month or could be used for extended family or staff.

Annexe Two

The second annexe also has an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with a part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and loft storage over the sitting area which has a fireplace with a log burning stove. The kitchen has a range of units and a Raeburn royale woodburning range. The bathroom includes a free standing bath and a walk-in shower. There are steps down to one bedroom and steps up to the main bedroom which has a raised sleeping platform, a vaulted ceiling with Velux windows, and a range of built-in wardrobes and shelved cupboards, and a built-in desk or dressing table.

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 Main Street, Loddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

Main Street, Loddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

Main Street, Loddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

 

Key features

  • Period Non Listed Former Farmhouse In Village Location
  • Five Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms With Superb Original Features
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room With AGA
  • Conservatory And Sun Terrace
  • Detached Two Bedroom Barn Conversion Annexe
  • Approximately 20 Acres With Gardens, Orchard, Paddocks And Woodland
  • Gated Private Parking And Double Car Port
  • Stables And Store Rooms
  • Freehold With No Onward Chain

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Home Farm is a beautifully presented, non-listed, former farmhouse dating back in parts to the late 1600’s with a stunning detached annexe and grounds of approximately 20acres which include a paddock, woodland, and orchard. The property has been meticulously maintained and updated whilst retaining superb original features, electric gates at the side of the house lead to a large circular driveway.
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The Manor House Brampton Valley

The Manor House Brampton Valley

The Manor House Brampton Valley

The Manor House is an outstanding Tudor style stone built country house dating from the 1990’s standing in grounds of approximately 2 acres and commanding spectacular countryside views to the south across the Brampton Valley. The interior extends to approximately 5,600 square feet providing four/five bedroomed accommodation with three suites and reception rooms designed on a grand scale one with a vaulted ceiling and Minstrels gallery, the other with a glazed atrium and bridge to a south facing balcony. There is a 30 ft long kitchen/ breakfast room and a limited use vehicular access along a tree lined avenue through a neighbouring vineyard. The property is available with no upward chain.

Accommodation –

Ground Floor –

Reception Hall – 22’02 x 16’03 (6.76m x 4.95m) – Approached through an open fronted porch through and Oak front door the central reception hall is Oak panelled with an inglenook fireplace with a carved stone hearth and contains the stairs rising to the first floor. A stone dressed arch leads to the drawing room and another door to the second reception room.

Drawing Room – 28’11 x 28’01 (8.81m x 8.56m) – Standing beneath a superb, vaulted ceiling with Tudor style exposed beams and rafters over a Minstrels gallery the focal point of the room is the stone mullioned eight casement double height bay window with stained glass Heraldic panels over and with natural oak floor and a superb open hearth fireplace with a stone dressed mantle with twin columns and scroll mounted pediment.

Sitting Room – 35’02 x 17’09 (10.72m x 5.41m) – A two part room the inner section with an oak floor, fitted bookcases, secret doorway to a cloakroom and an open hearth stone fireplace. Steps lead down to a lower section which stands beneath a vaulted glass roof with floating bridge over and there are French doors opening to the south elevation.

Cloaks/Shower Room – 15’00 x 8’06 maximum (4.57m x 2.59m maximum) – White suite of ceramic tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and WC and with twin boiler cupboards each housing a separate gas fire boiler.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 30’04 x 17’0 (9.25m x 5.18m) – Standing beneath a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and Velux roof lights, the kitchen is fitted with Shaker style floor and wall cabinets with polished granite work surfaces and there is a central island unit also with underslung sink and hardwood work surface. This island incorporates a breakfast bar and built in appliances include the Belling range cooker, the AEG automatic dishwasher and the stainless steel American style fridge. There are twin bi-fold doors opening to the south terrace and a further door to the Italian garden. Another door leads to :-

Gymnasium/Office/Bedroom Five – 20’07 x 11’01 (6.27m x 3.38m) – A room suitable for a variety of uses with vaulted ceiling and twin Velux roof lights, a door leads to:-

Bathroom Ensuite – 11’00 x 6’00 (3.35m x 1.83m) – Comprising white suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC.

Utility Room – 16’03 x 13’04 (4.95m x 4.06m) – A spacious room with floor cabinets with Belfast sink and pine dresser, there is also a twin oven Aga (unserviceable) standing within a stone dressed recess and a door leads to the bin store and rear access. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and point for tumble dryer.

First Floor –

Landing – 13’07 x 12’08 (4.14m x 3.86m) – The galleried landing is approached by the winding staircase with oak panelled dado, there are windows to both front and rear elevations. The central landing gives access to an inner landing and a further door leads to:-

Master Bedroom Ensuite –

Bedroom One – 26’03 x 18’01 (8.00m x 5.51m) – With open hearth feature stone fireplace with stone mantle and windows either side, there are doors to his and her dressing rooms and a door to the shower room ensuite and a further door leading to:-

Atrium – 12’04 x 4’03 (3.76m x 1.30m) – Comprising a floating bridge over the sitting room beneath a vaulted glazed roof with French doors leading to a balcony enjoying spectacular views to the south.

Shower Room Ensuite – 8’07 x 7’03 maximum (2.62m x 2.21m maximum) – Comprising a white suite of Travertine tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash basin and WC. Window to front elevation.

Dressing Room One – 18’03 x 8’05 maximum (5.56m x 2.57m maximum) – An L-shaped room with skylight.

Dressing Room Two – 8’08 x 8’06 (2.64m x 2.59m) – With open fronted wardrobes for shelving and hanging space and shoe racks.

Inner Landing – 16’02 x 13’06 (4.93m x 4.11m) – Containing the stairs rising to the second floor with understairs storage cupboard and a door leading to:-

Minstrels Gallery – 12’02 x 4’05 (3.71m x 1.35m) – With a carved balustrade overlooking the vaulted drawing room, there are open fronted bookshelves and a window to the side elevation.

Second Floor –

Landing – 16’02 x 13’05 (4.93m x 4.09m) – With a panel glazed window to the rear elevation, an archway to:-

Inner Landing – 8’04 x 6’02 (2.54m x 1.88m) – Doors leading to:-

Bedroom Two – 23’03 x 18’01 (7.09m x 5.51m) – Another room with a superb vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace with carved stone mantle and French windows either side opening to Juliet balconies each enjoying spectacular views. There are windows to front and rear elevations.

Shower Room Ensuite – 9’01 x 7’02 maximum (2.77m x 2.18m maximum) – With a white suite of Travertine tiled shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash basin, Window to front elevation.

Bedroom Three – 22’10 x 15’07 maximum (6.96m x 4.75m maximum) – Also with a vaulted ceiling, French doors opening to a balcony and with a Velux roof light.

Bedroom Four – 16’10 x 6’08 (5.13m x 2.03m) – With a vaulted ceiling and two casement window to the rear elevation.

Bathroom – 10’03 x 7’03 (3.12m x 2.21m) – Comprising a white suite of Victorian style roll top bath on ball and claw feet, quadrant shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and WC. There is a ceramic tiled dado and Velux roof light.

Outside – The driveway access leads to a wide expanse with terrace on the south side of the house, partly laid to York stone and partly gravelled for parking and turning. This area is enclosed within a boundary wall and there is a columned archway giving access to the south facing gardens.

Stable/Store – 11’00 x 9’00 (3.35m x 2.74m) – Providing useful storage space adjacent to the drive and gardens.

Italian Garden – Standing on the western side of the house the Italian garden is enclosed within established stone and brick walls and willow wattle fencing and has a raised circular terrace with Romanesque Haddon stone balustrade. There is a Yucca planted border, a former fountain, an area of lawn and a pebbled terrace.

The Grounds – Standing mostly to the south of the house the grounds comprise an expanse of lawn extending to approximately 2 acres dotted with trees and bounded for the most part by park railings. A vineyard lies to the immediate south with a gateway denoted by stone pillars with Haddon stone ball finials and wrought iron gates opening to the avenue driveway.

Vehicle Access – The principle vehicle access at present is along a privately owned road adjacent to the Brixworth Cricket Club and Tennis Club through Vineyard Gardens which is a private development of barn conversions and extra care properties. There is an agricultural access from the A508/Harborough Road through a vineyard and the surface of this is to be a Tarmacadam finish along the tree lined avenue. The purchaser will be granted a Right of Way through this access.

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Northamptonshire, known as ‘The Rose of the shires’ remains a very sought after location for luxury homes. With its rolling countryside, buoyant local economy and central location, with easy access to motorways, London, Birmingham and the north.
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Graham Old
Graham Old
5 months ago

Northamptonshire certainly has some stunning property!

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Andrea Brown
5 months ago

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