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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Hardwick, Northamptonshire

Guide Price £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Dating back to 1867 and constructed of red brick with decorative roof tiles.
  • Accommodation over three floors amounting to about 5,200 sq. ft. gross internal.
  • Beautiful entrance hall with Victorian floor tiles.
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga.
  • Well proportioned reception rooms with fireplaces and sash windows with shutters.
  • Extensive bedroom accommodation over two floors.
  • Detached, unconverted coach house with potential for conversion to a self-contained annexe, STP.
  • Established gardens and grounds of about 1.4 acres with a rural outlook over a 'Ha Ha'.
  • Further paddock land maybe available to rent nearby.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An imposing Victorian house standing in mature and private grounds. Hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, domestic offices, cellar, 8 bedrooms, dressing room and 4 bath/shower rooms. Stabling and garaging with studio rooms over. Garden and grounds. About 1.38 acres.

The Property
Hardwick House is an imposing Victorian former rectory dating back to 1867 and is constructed of red brick with blue detailing under a decorative tiled roof with stone parapets.

The house is centrally located in the village and is accessed via an ‘in and out’ gated, gravel driveway. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room has a four oven Aga, with a central island and granite worktop, trap door to a cellar and access to the rear staircase. There are well proportioned reception rooms and extensive bedroom accommodation on the first and second floor. The house has retained much of its original character with Victorian wooden floors, fireplaces and sash windows with shutters. The former coach house lies to the west of the house and is constructed of matching materials. The coach house provides stabling and garaging with studio rooms over and has great potential to be converted to a self-contained dwelling, subject to obtaining planning permission.

Glazed porch with decorative ironwork

Reception hall with Victorian tiled floor

Drawing room, timber mantelpiece and surround bay window with shutters and window seats and full height sash window with shutters

Sitting room with timber mantelpiece and surround, extensive book shelving, oak floorboards and two full height sash windows with shutters

Dining room with open fireplace and shutters to front and side windows

Kitchen/breakfast room with four oven Aga

Cellar divided into three rooms, one housing the oil fired boiler and hot water tanks

Inner hall with Victorian tiled floor

Cloakroom with WC, wash basin and terracotta tile floor
• Larder with timber and slate shelving
• Utility room with Belfast sink and French doors leading onto the rear terrace
• Rear lobby with WC and further back door
• Master bedroom with timber fireplace
• En suite bathroom with fitted pine wardrobes
• Dressing room with carved wooden fireplace with cast iron inset, wash hand basin, fitted pine wardrobes and cupboards
• Shower room with tiled shower cubicle
• WC with wash hand basin
• Two further bedrooms and house bathroom
• Five bedrooms and further bathroom to the second floor
• Coach house with garage area, separate door to the stabling area with two stores and drainage channels, staircase to the first floor with three rooms
• Established gardens and grounds

About 0.55 of a hectare (1.38 of an acre)

Hardwick House is approached by an ‘in and out’ gravel driveway through double wrought iron gates, one mounted to stone pillars leading to a large gravel parking area to the front of the house with further access leading to the coach house.

There is a deep screen of lime trees giving privacy to the front of the house. From the terrace there are steps leading down to the lawn, previously used as a grass tennis court and a ‘ha ha’ defines the boundary. The rural views are principally to the east. There is a mixture of mature coniferous and deciduous trees including Wellingtonia, variegated sycamores, copper beech, walnut, yews, firs and holly. A holly walk runs along the northern boundary and to the south of the property is a separate strip of land leading to a good sized orchard area.

The property is well placed for access to Northampton, Kettering and Wellingborough. The latter two towns have main line stations connecting to London St Pancras. The M1 (Junction 15) is about 12 miles to the south and the A14, which links the M6/M1 in the west to the A1 in the east, is about 6 miles to the north east. Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering all offer leisure, schooling and shopping facilities.

• Northampton 7 miles
• Market Harborough 14 miles
• Wellingborough 2½ miles
(London St Pancras 50 minutes)
• London approximately 70 miles,
(M1 junction 15, 10 miles
(Distances/time approximate)

Directions (NN9 5AL)
From junction 15 of the M1 motorway proceed in a northerly direction on the A45 and after skirting round Northampton follow the signs to Kettering on the A43. Proceed along this road and after negotiating the Sywell/Holcot roundabout the turn to Hardwick will be the next turn on your right. Proceed into the village, round the left had bend and Hardwick House stands behind the lime trees on your right hand side.

Property Information
Services: The property has mains electricity and water. There is an oil fired Aga and central heating boiler in the cellar.

Local Authority: Borough Council of Wellingborough Tel: 01933 229777

Council Tax Band: 'G'

Tenure: Freehold

Viewing: Only by appointment with
Jackson-Stops & Staff Tel: 01604 632 991

Agent’s Note:
Further land could be available to rent by separate negotiation

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 November 2016

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