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5 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Guilsborough, Northampton

Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Period Detached House
  • Three Large Reception Rooms
  • Refitted Kitchen with Granite work Surfaces and Range Cooker
  • Conservatory and Sun Room
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Double Detached Garage, Off Road Parking
  • South West Facing Landscaped Gardens

Full description

The White House is an impressive 18th century detached family home, superbly positioned at the heart of this popular and vibrant village. It offers a rare combination of spacious living accommodation, large well-established gardens and ample off-road parking, all within a one minute walk of the village shop, pub and primary school.

Description - The White House is an impressive 18th century family home, superbly positioned at the heart of this popular and vibrant village. It offers a rare combination of spacious living accommodation, large well-established gardens and ample off-road parking, all within a one minute walk of the village shop, pub and primary school.

Formerly three cottages, the property now offers generous and well-presented living accommodation arranged over two floors, with period features including exposed ceiling beams, open fireplaces and ledged doors. The property has excellent formal rooms together with a comfortable family atmosphere, and many of the rooms are orientated to take advantage of views over the garden. Of particular note is the superb 29 drawing room, with its open fireplace set into an inglenook fireplace and the adjacent fully glazed conservatory. The ground floor accommodation further benefits from a large dining room, cosy snug with log burner and a bespoke kitchen with granite work surfaces and range cooker. In addition, there is a useful garden room, utility room and W.C.

On the first floor, there is a stunning 25 dual aspect principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an adjacent bathroom. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, the property benefits from a double garage, off road parking for 3 vehicles, and a delightfully landscaped southwest facing garden extending to 0.3 acres.

Life Style Interview - Spacious yet cosy, the present owner has called this attractive property 'home' for over 30 years. "With a large family," explains the owner, "my husband and I were looking for a spacious period property with plenty of garden. Our children grew up here and still visit regularly with our grandchildren, so it has been wonderful to have plenty of space for them all to stay. We have enjoyed hosting many family occasions here over the years, including our daughter's wedding reception which we held in a marquee on the top lawn."

"We knew at first sight that The White House would make the ideal family home. We loved the period features, and it just felt so light and roomy. My favourite room is the dining room - it's such a delightful place to be in with it's windows overlooking the garden. I also love being in the kitchen, which we redesigned a few years ago."

The property's large landscaped garden, makes this property an unusual find in the centre of the village. "We planted many new plants over the years and it's been fun watching the garden mature. The garden is appealing throughout the seasons, with winter snowdrops, colourful spring flowers, a wonderful array of colour in summer and beautiful autumnal reds. "The garden is really a pleasure to be in, and we have enjoyed many meals on the sunny terrace outside the conservatory and other sitting areas around the garden. The willow tree has been a particular pleasure - it provides such a pretty sight alongside the stone walls, snowdrops and primroses, and our grandchildren have loved playing on the swing and rope ladder which hang from its branches."

The White House is located in the heart of Guilsborough, less than a minutes walk from the village shop, primary school and local pub. The village also has a beautiful Norman church, a popular secondary school and an excellent doctors' surgery. "It's such a friendly village, and I often bump into someone I know when I'm walking my dog or visiting the village shop.

"We have lived in Northampshire for almost 50 years, and particularly love this part of the county with its rolling hills and pretty sandstone villages. As Guilsborough is on a hill, there are wonderful views and the local reservoirs are also fun to walk around, with the bonus of being able to feed the ducks and swans. We've loved living in Guilsborough!"

Ground Floor - The property is accessed via a partially glazed porch and a traditionally flagged entrance hall, which leads to the downstairs facilities, stairs to the first floor, the kitchen breakfast room and dining room.
In the centre of the house, is the attractively designed kitchen breakfast room, with exposed ceiling beams and traditional style flagged floor. The bespoke kitchen has been crafted from solid wood in a range of cream painted floor and wall mounted cabinets, with integrated larder fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The granite work surfaces are inset with twin under-slung stainless steel sink units and mixer tap. The focal point of the room is the large recessed range cooker with an oak over mantle, and attractive ceramic tiled splash back area.
The dining area is light and spacious, with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden. The open fire place and beautiful grey marble surround, give the room a feeling of warmth and traditional formality.
The cosy snug lies in the very heart of the property, and features a fireplace with arched brick surround, quarry hearth tiles and solid multi-fuel burner. There is an exposed ceiling beam, fitted shelving and window to the front.
The spacious and airy drawing room is a particular feature of the property. The focal point of the room is the stunning inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer over. There is an attractive carved Irish pine surround, inset with herringbone brickwork and quarry hearth tiles. There are windows to both front and rear elevations of the room, and French doors into the large fully glazed conservatory. The conservatory has tiled floors and double doors leading onto the sun terrace.
Additional accommodation on the ground floor includes a 13 garden room with double doors to the terrace, a useful utility room and W.C.

First Floor - On the first floor, the landing has windows overlooking the garden and doors to all rooms. The 25 principle bedroom is truly delightful, providing light and airy space with dual aspect windows and views over the garden. It has white fitted wardrobes, and an adjacent bathroom with shower cubicle, panelled bath, bidet, wash-basin and W.C. The large second bedroom also has dual aspect windows overlooking the garden, and there are three further bedrooms. The family bathroom has been recently refitted with a contemporary white suite comprising W.C., wash-basin, shaped shower bath and heated towel rail.
Additional storage space is available in the loft, which is boarded over the middle third of the property.

Outside - The property is situated in the heart of Guilsborough, close to the village shop and within easy walking distance of the popular primary and secondary schools, village public house and doctors surgery. To the front of the property, there is a large double garage with electric up and over doors, power and lighting connected and loft storage.
A pedestrian gate leads from the parking area into the garden.
The delightful and well-established garden extends along the south west side of the house, and has been beautifully landscaped to maximise the full potential of the 0.3 acre site. Great thought has been given to the design, landscaping and planting of the garden, to ensure there is colour and points of interest throughout the year. Accessed from both the conservatory and the garden room, is a secluded sun terrace which is ideal for alfresco dining or to simply enjoy the sun. There are two large lawns with delightfully planted flower and shrub borders, and attractive dry stone walls. There are numerous specimen trees, additional sitting areas and further deep filled borders around the boundaries.

Location - Guilsborough is a pretty village, set amongst undulating surrounding countryside and centrally located, with Rugby just 10 miles away, Northampton 11 miles and Market Harborough 11 miles. Mainline rail links run from all the above towns as well as nearby Long Buckby, with Northampton 60 mins, Long Buckby 70 mins and Rugby 60 mins to London Euston, and Market Harborough just 60 mins to London St Pancras. Birmingham and Luton airports are both within one hours drive. Good road access is also provided by the M1 and M6 motorways, as well as the A14 MI/A1 link road.
The village has an excellent range of facilities including sought-after schools, a good range of sporting activities and clubs, a local shop with post office and coffee shop, and a hairdresser. Popular schools are available for 2-18 year olds at Guilsborough Primary School and Guilsborough Secondary School, and there is also a large health centre with pharmacy. The local church is a beautiful and historic building dating from Norman times. And last just not least, no village would be complete without a public house selling the locally made Nobbys Ale!

Directions - From Northampton town centre, take the A5199 in a north westerly direction passing out of Kingsthorpe and through the villages of Chapel Brampton and Spratton. Continue along the A5199 to the village of Creaton, and take the second turning on the left, signposted to Hollowell and Guilsborough. Pass through Hollowell, into the village of Guilsborough. Proceed into the village, travelling up the High street past the village pub until you approach the centre of the village and The White House can be found on the left hand side of the road.

Agents Note - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by Appointment via Fine and Country 01604 309030


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