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Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Stone Former Farmhouse
  • Approx 2,000 square feet of Accommodation Including
  • Three Reception Rooms & Four Bedrooms
  • Walled Gardens & Detached Stone Barn

Full description

This very attractive detached period stone former farmhouse is believed to date in part from the 16th Century and stands in private south facing walled gardens, together with a substantial detached stone barn with studio and garage. The interior has been re-modelled but retains a wealth of character features including three inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and stud work and stone mullioned windows. The house extends to around 2,000 square feet with four bedroomed interior including three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom and there is scope for further updating in parts of the house. The property is on the south western outskirts of Harpole which is ideally located for access to the M1 motorway at junction 16, approximately two miles distant.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Entrance Hall - 6'11 x 3'5 (2.11m x 1.04m) - Approached through a panelled door from the High Street, the hall has an oak laminate floor, a hardwood door to the kitchen and steps down to an inner hall giving access to:-

Cloakroom - 10'10 x 7' (3.30m x 2.13m) - A spacious room with mahogany panelling and a Sanitan WC with high level cistern, together with vanity wash basin on a pine wash stand. There is a window to the front elevation.

Staircase Hall - 11'4 x 5' (3.45m x 1.52m) - With the stairs rising to the first floor, there is exposed stud work to one wall and access to:-

Drawing Room - 20'11 x 14'10 (6.38m x 4.52m) - A spacious room beneath a beamed ceiling with shuttered sliding sash window to the side elevation and a stone mullioned window to the rear. The focal point is the inglenook fireplace which has an exposed support beam above a French cabriolle legged pot bellied cast iron stove and an open hearth fireplace with a steel hood. There is further shelving and an understairs storage cupboard.

Sitting Room - 14'10 x 14'8 (4.52m x 4.47m) - Also with a stone inglenook with exposed beam and open hearth fire with steel hood, this room has a superb flagstoned floor and a three casement stone mullioned window with window seat to the rear garden. A passageway leads to:-

Dining Room - 15'2 x 12'10 (4.62m x 3.91m) - With a stable door and window seat to the rear garden, this room also has a beamed ceiling and a further inglenook housing a cast iron range cooker with hob basket and built-in ovens, not in service. Steps lead to:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 24'2 x 9'7 (7.37m x 2.92m) - Fitted with oak fronted floor and wall cabinets with ceramic tiled work surfaces incorporating a twin bowl sink unit and built-in appliances of double oven, fridge/freezer and automatic dishwasher. There is a four place gas hob, concealed cooker hood and a natural slate floor. There are ceiling skylights, a walk-in larder with a window to the front elevation and a door leading to:-

Utility Room - 8'8 x 5'8 (2.64m x 1.73m) - Fitted with shaker floor and wall cabinets with stainless steel sink unit and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a stable door to the rear elevation.

First Floor -

Landing - The L-shaped landing has a roof void access hatch, two casement window to the front elevation and doors leading to:-

Bedroom One - 14'8 x 10'9 (4.47m x 3.28m) - With an open hearth cast iron fireplace, this room has a range of fitted wardrobes with headboard recess and cupboards over, exposed A frame timbers and a leaded light deep silled window to the rear elevation. A door leads to:-

Bedroom Four - 15'8 x 10'2 (4.78m x 3.10m) - Another spacious room with a low level two casement window to the rear elevation and built-in cupboard. This room may prove suitable for conversion to a bathroom and dressing room en suite to the master bedroom.

Bedroom Two - 14'10 x 11'1 (4.52m x 3.38m) - A spacious double room with an open hearth cast iron fireplace, exposed beams and a window seat with two casement window to the gable elevation.

Bedroom Three - 13'1 x 11'4 (3.99m x 3.45m) - Another double room with stone mullioned window, exposed beams and wall studding and a deep silled window to the front elevation.

Bathroom - 10'6 x 8'2 (3.20m x 2.49m) - Fitted with a white suite of cast iron roll top bath on ball and claw feet with side mixer tap/shower attachment, Royal Doulton WC with Paramo high level cast iron cistern and Royal Doulton pedestal wash basin. There is also a ceramic tiled shower cubicle, a ceramic tiled floor and a window to the rear elevation.

Outside - The house fronts onto the High Street with a private gravelled drive to the side and this gives ample off road parking and turning space and leads to the detached stone barn.

Barn - Constructed of stone beneath a slate roof and with a doorway to a staircase at the rear leading to:-

Mezzanine Room - 15'5 x 11' (4.70m x 3.35m) - With a boarded floor, vaulted ceiling and lancet window to the rear. Steps lead up to:-

Studio Room - 19'7 x 12'2 (5.97m x 3.71m) - Also with a high vaulted ceiling with exposed A frame and a four casement gable window. There are light and power connections.

Double Garage - 19'2 x 11'3 minimum (5.84m x 3.43m minimum) - Approached through a double up and over door, the rear section of the garage is made over to a half height storage room.

Loft - 19'3 x 11'7 (5.87m x 3.53m) - Approached via a straight staircase from the rear of the barn, the spacious loft has a gable window and exposed A frame timbers beneath a wood lined roof and has a timber floor, light and power connection. This room may prove suitable for conversion to a work from home office/studio.

Rear Garden - The walled rear garden faces in a south westerly direction and is laid to lawn with well stocked flower borders and a number of mature shrubs and small trees, including Hazel, Willow and flowering Cherry. In the centre of the lawn there is a circular stone well with a pitched roof canopy.

Services - Main drainage, gas, water and electricity are connected. Central heating is through radiators from an Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler which also provides the domestic hot water. (None of these services has been tested).

Planning - The property stands within the Harpole village Conservation Area and is Listed Grade II as a Building of Architectural or Historic Interest.

Energy Performance Rating - The property is Grade II Listed and does not require an Energy Performance Certificate.

Council Tax - South Northamptonshire Council - Band G
AWA Water Charge - Metered Supply

Local Amenities - Within the village of Harpole there is a Village Store/Newsagents, The Parish Church of All Saints, two Public Houses and The Turnpike Hotel/Restaurant. The Harpole Primary School is located in Larkhall Lane and Secondary Schooling is at Bugbrooke Campion School with private schooling at Quinton House. Access to the MI motorway junction 16 is approximately three miles away and the main line station to Northampton London Euston is situated in Northampton.

How To Get There - From Northampton town centre proceed in a westerly direction along the A4500 Weedon Road to the roundabout junction with Upton Way and continue straight over signposted towards Daventry along the A45 Weedon Road dual carriageway. At the next roundabout junction at Kislingbury, continue straight on signposted towards junction 16 of the M1 and then take the right hand filter and turn right into the village of Harpole. On entering the village along the High Street follow the road as it bears to the left where Home Farm House stands on the left hand side.

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23 August 2016


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