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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Clifford Hill, Little Houghton, Northamptonshire, NN7

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Property Description

Key features

  • 1850s detached house
  • Eight bedrooms, five shower rooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Two, two bedroom self-catering apartments
  • One bedroom annexe
  • Outbuildings
  • Commercial unit of 4,071 sq. ft.
  • Further development opportunities

Full description

An 1850s Georgian style brick under slate eight bedroom detached house with commercial unit, annexe, two independent two bedroom flats, tennis court and river mooring. Clifford Mill House sits on a plot of approximately 2 acres and comprises an early Victorian property, a commercial unit, a further one bedroom annexe and two, two bedroom apartments. There is a tennis court and river mooring, a further one bedroom annexe and outbuildings. The property is a family home and is currently being used a bed and breakfast business.

Agents Notes 
The property has the ability to generate an income from the bed and breakfast, longer term lets of the two apartments, one bedroom annexe and the commercial unit. The one bedroom annexe was previously utilised as a coffee shop, show room and latterly offices. Planning permission was previously granted for the erection of five garages to the right hand side of the workshop carpark. For further details, please contact the Northampton office.

Ornamental wrought iron gates open onto the driveway where there is parking for at least twelve cars. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and flower beds. To the left of the house is the commercial unit which currently has B1 planning consent. The house is set in approximately 2 acres. The rear garden, with countryside views, is mostly laid to lawn with a hard tennis court, a mooring on the river Nene and its mature tree and shrub boundaries. There is a greenhouse. There is a covered corridor from the kitchen leading to a brick built store with a mezzanine area for more storage. Next to the annexe there is a large store room with sink and toilet which could make a double garage or another one bed dwelling.

Commercial Unit 
This unit has an area of 4,071 sq. foot. This is approached via gates to a parking area for at least twenty cars. The unit has a concrete floor and a showroom which has steel stairs to the first floor and a door to an inner room which has an office and storage area. The first floor has double doors to a storage room with racking and a door to a further storage room with steps down to a mezzanine area overlooking the main workshop. The workshop has an insulated ceiling with roof lights, two further storage rooms and a kitchenette, and a two piece cloakroom. There is lighting, a personnel door and two roller shutter doors to the front.

Situation & Schooling 
Little Houghton lies just off the A428, 2 miles east of Northampton. It overlooks a reservoir and a canal and Billing Aquadrome is nearby. The village has a post office/shop, Church and Bistro Pub. It is approx. 7 miles from junction 15 of the M1 and approx 5 miles from Northampton train station. There is a primary school at Little Houghton and at Hackleton, Denton and Cogenhoe and secondary schooling in Northampton. Private schools locally include the preparatory schools at Spratton, Maidwell and Upton and public schools at Wellingborough and Oundle. There is also the Northampton School for Girls and Kimbolton in Bedfordshire.

First Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms 
The master bedroom has wood flooring, French doors to a balcony at the front, a range of fitted wardrobes, and a three piece en suite shower room. Bedroom two also has French doors to the balcony and a three piece en suite shower room with a tiled floor. Bedroom three has a sash window to the side. Bedroom four and five also have windows to the side and a fully tiled three piece en suite shower rooms. There is a river facing Juliette balcony and door next to bedroom 5. The main bathroom has a window to the front, three piece suite and a tiled floor. The landing has a linen cupboard and stairs to the second floor.

Second Floor 
The shower room is fully tiled in travertine tiles and has a Velux window and a three piece suite. Bedrooms six, seven and eight all have sash windows with country side views to the south facing front. There is a washbasin and wood floor in bedroom eight. There is a mezzanine area currently used as a study which has a Velux window to the rear and steel railings overlooking the staircase and hall.

Annexe and Apartments 
There is a one bedroom self-contained annexe which has a sitting room with a kitchenette, three piece shower room and a mezzanine floor with a bedroom. There are two, two bedroomed apartments. The ground floor apartment which has a kitchen with a range of fitted units, spaces for appliances, an oven, a ceramic hob with a cooker hood over, and an archway to the sitting room which has a log burner. There are two bedrooms, one to the front and one to the rear, and a shower room. The first floor apartment has a kitchen/sitting room with a range of fitted units, a dishwasher, an oven, a ceramic hob with a cooker hood over, and a window to the rear. The sitting area has a door to a balcony, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a sash window to the front and Velux windows. The fully tiled shower room has a three piece suite. Bedroom one has a window to the front and a loft hatch and bedroom two has a window to the rear.

Ground Floor 
A brick built porch with stone mullions and corbels leads to a part glazed wooden front door opening into the entrance hall. The boot room has a storage cupboard, a stone floor and French doors to the side patio. The cloakroom is fully tiled with travertine tiles and has a two piece suite. The cellar is fully carpeted and is used as a playroom. It has a vaulted brick ceiling and a storage cupboard.

Reception Rooms 
The sitting room has a box bay with sash windows to the front and arched sash windows with stained glass inserts to the side with custom made wooden shutters. There is a Victorian design cast iron fireplace with a slate hearth and stone surround. There is wood flooring, a picture rail and cornicing to the ceiling. The dining room has a box bay with sash windows and a period tiled fireplace with a French style wood burner and a stone surround.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room 
The kitchen/breakfast room has flagstone flooring, a range of handmade oak wall and base units, a Neff double oven, a hob with cooker hood over, a dishwasher, and windows overlooking fields to the side. The family area has windows to two sides, and a door to the rear garden. The utility room has a tiled floor, a Belfast sink, spaces for appliances, shelving and two windows to the side. The windows have original shutters.

First Floor 
There is a return staircase with a hardwood bannister. The half landing has a cupboard with shelving.

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15 October 2016

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