A superb opportunity to acquire a country house with outbuildings and land in a lovely rural location close to the popular town of Towcester. The property has been utilised for many years by the vendors for residential, private equestrian use and business use. In the past the vendors have bred horses on the site and also kept a small suckler herd.
There is an excellent modern barn with 3 Phase electricity from which the vendors ran their own agricultural business and this building might also suit a number of other uses subject to any necessary planning permission being obtained. The separate cottage offers excellent accommodation for extended family or further income potential if let / Air B & B, subject to the necessary amendments to the existing Planning Permissions. There is also an apartment situated on the first floor of the annexe which also has a superb snooker room and adjoining office / sitting room.
Greens Norton is a thriving local village with a doctors surgery, Post Office / local store, butchers shop, public house / restaurant, community centre, village church, day nursery and primary school (at the time of writing).
Towcester is easily accessed from the property with Towcester Racecourse about 4 miles and Silverstone Race Circuit and home of the British Grand Prix and numerous classic events about 6 miles to the south. Towcester has a variety of shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi. There is also a leisure centre and medical centre. Schooling in the area includes Stowe School about 9 miles, Akeley Wood approx. 11 miles and Northampton High School about 12 miles. Luton Airport is also readily accessible via the M1 and is about 40 miles to the south.
Price Guide £2,250,000 Ref: JN6046
The Main Residence was converted from a working corn mill in the 1930’s and in the agents opinion, offers beautifully presented and flexible accommodation. The vendors added a lovely side kitchen extension in 2004 offering a contemporary feel whilst the older parts of the house retain much period charm and character.
The accommodation in brief includes three reception rooms, music room, study and superb kitchen / family room on the ground floor, four bedrooms on the first floor and two further bedrooms and a play room / bedroom on the second floor:
Adjoining Annexe with large snooker room and sitting room which the vendors used as offices for their agricultural business as the full sized snooker table is mounted on a hydraulic lift and can be easily lowered away under the floor. First Floor Apartment with sitting / dining room, kitchen and bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The Cottage is extremely well presented offering a spacious first floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and an open plan kitchen / dining room and sitting room as well as a utility and separate WC.
(Please refer to floor plan for approx. room sizes)
Price Guide £2,250,000Ref: JN6046
OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND
There are two entrances into the property, the first with electrically operated double gates leading into the private driveway. This continues onto a large parking and turning area to the front of the main house and onto the garage and cottage beyond where there are further parking and turning areas. The second gated access off the lane leads on to a separate driveway leading to the barn, thus it does not interfere with the privacy of the main house, and has a very large parking and turning area to the front.
There are beautiful mature gardens and grounds with some lovely mature trees and shrub beds with a small and pretty river meandering through. To the front there is a fenced Tennis Court. To the rear there is a garden area with Outdoor Swimming Pool (in need of some refurbishment) with an adjacent Pool Room c.13’5 x 8’ (about 4.1m x 2.3m) (max) with WC
Triple Garage c.25’3 x 18’6 (about 7.7m x 5.7m)
Further Detached Garage c.20’ x 12’5 (about 6.1m x 3.7m) with loft above
Two Timber Loose Boxes each c.11’3 x 11’2 (about 3.4m x 3.3m)
Store c.11’3 x 10’9 (about 3.4m x 3.3m)
Large Modern Barn c. 77’10 x 56’8 (about 23.5m x 17.2m) (max) (int.)
Open Fronted Lean To Barn c. 56’8 x 35’9 (about 17.2m x 11m) this barn could easily be subdivided to provide integral loose boxes, etc.
The Land is a particularly nice feature of this property and can be accessed via the secondary driveway. It currently comprises two main blocks of fairly level pastureland, the first is a large block enclosed by a mixture of fencing and hedging and with lovely rural views. By crossing over a bridge which is suitable for HGV’s and onto the large parking and turning area at the front of the main outbuilding there is then access out into the adjoining side paddock area. NB A covenant restricting future use of the side paddock will be put in place by the vendors on sale of the property.
IN ALL APPROX.10.5 ACRES (About 6 Hectares)
Price Guide £2,250,000Ref: JN6046
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