7 bedroom detached house for saleBradden, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12
Guide Price £1,695,000
- 17th century stone under slate property
- Seven bedrooms, three bathrooms
- Six reception rooms
- Plot of approximately 0.75 acres
- Covered swimming pool
- Landscaped gardens
- Garages, summerhouse and outbuildings
History & Heritage
Bradden Lodge has evolved over the centuries into its present form. The earliest part dates from the 17th century and has a date brick labelled 1694. Later additions were made in the 18th and 19th centuries with bricks dated 1727 and 1844. The house has a Georgian style with the characteristic symmetrical facade, sash windows and portico. Inside there are period features including high ceilings, detailed cornicing, fireplaces, panelled reveals and sash windows. There is also an array of the original servants bells in the rear hall with bell pulls in the rooms. The village of Bradden has just under two hundred inhabitants, situated four miles west of Towcester in gently undulating farmland so typical of this corner of South Northamptonshire. There are two beautifully maintained public buildings, St Michaels Church and the Village Reading Rooms. The village is a mix of new and old, with a high number of imposing period stone properties.
About the House
Bradden Lodge was formerly part of the Bradden estate.
The property is entered via double front doors with fan light over and a panelled reveal. This opens into an entrance porch with a glazed and panelled partition separating it from the main hall. Both have patterned tiled floors and detailed cornicing. Doors lead off the reception hall to the drawing room, dining room, and study with further doors to the rear hallway and the side garden.
Utility Rooms and Cloakrooms
The rear hall has a door leading to the steps to the cellar. There are two staircases to the first floor both of which have a cloakroom beneath them. The utility room has additional storage, a double Butler sink and space and plumbing for the washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge freezer. There is also an electric cooker (subject to separate negotiation) space for a breakfast table and chairs. The drying room houses the oil fired boiler.
Seven double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off the landing with the master bedroom to the front of the property. The landing replicates the proportions of the hall below with high arched openings and glazed doors with a fan light over separating the main landing from the rear landing.
The master bedroom has a sash window to the front with panelling beneath and an open fireplace with marble surround. A door leads into a Jack and Jill en suite which has a five piece suite with a high level WC, bidet, pedestal basin, freestanding cast iron roll top bath and a double shower cubicle with built-in shower. A door leads to bedroom two.
Principal Reception Rooms
The drawing room has a walk-in bay window with central sashes and panelled reveals. There is a multi-fuel stove set into a fireplace with tiled hearth and wood surround. The dining room has similar proportions with another walk-in bay window to the front, and an open fireplace with tiled hearth and surround. The study has a bay to the side, an open fireplace with surround and a recess with built-in storage and shelves. Further accommodation leads off the rear hall with doors to the refitted kitchen/breakfast room, drying room and the utility room. A passage leads to a side door and a glazed door leads to the rear hall.
Other Reception Rooms
The family room is vaulted room with a triple aspect and French doors to both the side patio and the rear balustraded terrace. An internal door leads into the Amdega garden room which is also vaulted with a glazed roof, French doors to the terrace and doors to the rear hall and play room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been refitted by Mark Wilkinson and comprises a range of base, wall and full height units with granite work surfaces and upstands over. The units are currently cream but have panels which can be painted for a colour change if desired. There is an oil fired Aga set into a recess with a tiled splashback. There is also a central island with breakfast bar and chopping board built-in. There are integrated and built-in appliances with a Miele dishwasher, combination oven and coffee machine and an Amana fridge freezer (subject to separate negotiation). A door leads from the kitchen to the family room.
To the rear of the property is a raised balustraded terrace with steps down to the lawned gardens. There are deep borders and an ornamental pond with water feature and an enclosed kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit cages and greenhouse. There is a further paved terrace to the side of the property which captures the morning sun and has an octagonal gazebo with cedar shingle roof and electricity supply.
Bedroom two is currently used as a dressing room but mirrors the proportions of the master bedroom. Bedrooms three, four and five are all double bedrooms with three and four having open fireplaces with surrounds. Bedroom six is a further double room with a built-in shelved cupboard whilst bedroom seven to the rear has a built-in wardrobe and a two piece en suite with a pedestal wash basin and shower. There is a separate WC on the landing outside the room.
The family bathroom comprises a five piece suite with a high level WC, twin wash basins set into a granite work surface with storage beneath, a freestanding high backed bath and a double shower cubicle with built-in shower. There is also a double airing cupboard.
Front & Garages
Bradden Lodge stands behind a stone front boundary wall with in and out pillared entrances with one set being electrically operated. The gravelled sweep to the front of the property provides off street parking with the drive leading to the side of the house where there is garaging and outbuildings. The two garages have electric roller shutter doors with the smaller garage housing the swimming pool boiler and plant. There is also a double carport and timber garden shed for additional storage.
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