7 bedroom detached house for saleWeekley Wood Lane, Weekley
Guide Price £1,275,000
- Reception Room
- Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study
- Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Pantry
- Laundry Room, Cloak Room
- Principle Bedroom and en suite
- 6 Further Bedrooms
- 2 Further Bathrooms
- Outbuildings including former Coach House
- Stables, Machinery Storage
- Tennis Court
Abbots sits on the edge of the hamlet of Weekley which is situated some 2.5 miles to the north of the town of Kettering. Kettering is host to excellent shopping, commercial, theatre and leisure facilities. The thriving town of Market Harborough is set some 8 miles to the north west and offers a good array of everyday facilities. Northampton will be found about 18 miles to the south west.
Communications to the area are excellent. A mainline rail link connects Market Harborough and Kettering to London St Pancras. The A14 dual carriageway is set some 3 miles to the south and link the M1, M6 and A1 transport routes. International air travel is available at Birmingham, Luton, Nottingham, East Midlands and Stansted approx. 1 hour away .
Leisure and sporting pursuits are similarly well created for; golf is at Kettering, Northampton and Market Harborough. Water sports and fishing at Pitsford Reservoir to the south and Rutland Water to the north. For the rambler , dog walker and rider , there is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways in the attractive countryside.
Educational facilities are also excellent in the locality with preparatory schools at Spratton, Maidwell and Wellingborough and secondary education will be found at Uppingham, Oakham, Oundle, Rugby, Northampton, Wellingborough, Stamford and Kimbolton.
Set at the edge of the village, Abbots is an imposing country house surrounded by expansive mature gardens framed by deep well stocked herbaceous borders, specimen trees and shrubs. Electric double gates give access to a substantial parking area leading to the front of the house, the stable block and garaging.
Arranged over two floors, the well proportioned accommodation retains many original features to include high ceilings, cornice work, exposed wood floor and open fire places. In brief the accommodation comprises of a Reception Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, large Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Pantry off, front and rear hall, Laundry Room and the first floor seven Bedrooms and three Bathrooms.
The gardens are well planted and cared for with expansive lawns. The Coach House and Stable block form an L-shape which is one boundary of the property . It comprises Coach House, loose box stabling with games room over and to one side garden machinery and plant storage.
The whole presents a rare opportunity to purchase a property with a high degree of privacy, substantial accommodation and yet within easy distance of the major conurbations.
The Reception Hall contains an inglenook fire place, exposed wood floor, cornice work and staircase, the drawing room has a deep square bay window with seating, open fire place and good cornice work, whilst the Dining Room has double French windows with side screens. The Study is accessed from either the rear hall or main reception hall.
The Kitchen has good ceiling height with excellent fittings including an island unit and beyond this a range of floor and wall mounted units with inset Aga, fridge, dishwasher and a view over the garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk in pantry .
From the inner hall there is a Sitting Room with inglenook fire place and egg and dart cornice work, a Cloakroom and Laundry room.
From the Reception Hall an easy rising staircase gives access to the landing. The main bedroom has high ceilings and double aspect with adjoining bathroom of bath/shower , double vanity unit and separate WC.
There are a further six bedrooms and two
bathrooms There are a further six bedrooms and two bathrooms.
TO THE OUTSIDE
The gardens lie principally to the south and west of the house with a substantial York stone flagged terrace abutting the principle elevation with central stone steps descending to the lawn, which in turn is bordered by mature trees and beyond an orchard area with deep screening and views to the fields beyond. To the side lies the hard tennis court with steps rising through deep herbaceous borders to a second lawn and orchard area with kitchen garden. This abuts a further deep herbaceous border and the south facing stonebrick wall bordering the village road.
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