9 bedroom town house for saleHigh Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire
Offers Over £650,000
- AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE CHARACTER RESIDENCE
- DATING BACK IN PARTS TO THE 17TH CENTURY
- FOUR LARGE RECEPTIONS, CELLAR
- EIGHT DOUBLE BEDROOMS, DOUBLE GARAGE
- ADDITIONAL TWO BEDROOM ANNEXE / FLAT
- HUGE POTENTIAL
- NO CHAIN - EPC RATING E
Full descriptionAn exceptionally large character residence believed to date back in parts to the 17th century offering flexible accommodation throughout. The property comprises entrance lobby with original panelling, cellar, superb drawing room with open fire, three further receptions including a good sized conservatory, eight double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a gym room in addition to a two bedroom annexe / flat situated above the double garage. There is excellent scope for modernisation to create a stunning family home. EPC rating E
Accommodation - Offered for sale with no upward chain stands this exceptionally large character residence, parts of which are believed to date back to the 17th century.
Situated over four floors, the property offers flexible accommodation throughout and scope for improvement to create a stunning family home.
Once a successful bed and breakfast business, the property comprises superb entrance lobby with open fire in feature surround, inset plate cabinets and original panelling to the wall which provides a superb first impressions of this lovely property. There is a sitting room to the front of the property which is currently being used as a large study with open fire and windows to front and rear which create a good amount of natural light.
The formal drawing room is the perfect place to unwind in the evenings with the large open fire in inglenook surround, two windows to side and an in and out well, partly exposed from the sitting room which is a beautiful feature. There is access to the cellar which is used as a wine store but could be used as a hobby room or pantry.
The kitchen has ample work surfaces, space for a Rangemaster and table, plus windows to each side and access to a rear lobby with utility area, downstairs cloakroom w.c and a door opening out to the side garden.
Towards the rear of the property there is a large dining room with space to comfortably seat twelve guests so is ideal for those who love to entertain with a wood burning stove to add to the ambience. French doors lead into a conservatory which has windows overlooking the rear garden.
The first floor is accessed from two separate staircases so if anybody wishes to recreate a bed and breakfast, there is a private wing of the property which currently houses a large master bedroom with ample built in wardrobes and dressing table, windows to side and rear and an adjacent four piece bathroom.
Another bedroom which creates the divide is used as a gym and there are two further bedrooms, both with windows to side, serviced by a guest bathroom.
Bedrooms four and five are both very charming and are situated to the front of the property with mostly original flooring, many character features and windows to front with a further guest bathroom.
To the second floor there are three further bedrooms accessed from a large landing which has a window showing the huge depth of the property.
Outside - The property also benefits from a double garage with a two bedroom flat / annexe above which has a rental income of around £625 pcm but could also be ideal for an elderly relative or a teenage suite plus a manageable rear garden with patio area which has housed many a garden bbq party plus lawn area.
An incredibly property that really must be seen to appreciate its size, flexibility and potential.
EPC rating E
Vendor Interview - This beautiful home is one that has evolved over hundreds of years. The original part of the property was a thatched cottage that dated back to sometime around the late 17th, early 18th century and in the late 19th century it became a local bakery. The thatch was replaced with a tiled roof and a barn was added, then in the 1960s another extension was added to form what is now an extremely spacious and beautifully presented family home.
Before buying the property we were living on the other side of town, says Brian, but we were desperately in need of more space. We have four children and our parents lived in London, so we wanted somewhere big enough to accommodate us and them when they came to stay. This house provided us with more than enough room, but there was also something about it that grabbed our attention from the very first time we came to view it.
The previous owners had been running it as a B&B, so it was in need of quite a bit of TLC to turn it back into a family home, continues Brian. Weve renovated the older part of the house and did our best to restore and enhance some of the lovely features, and its now a really comfortable and characterful family home.
The garden is also very nice, continues Brian, and considering we are so close to the centre of town, its surprisingly peaceful. We have a circular BBQ area, which is a nice place to entertain, and a raised lawn with a silver birch right in the middle. Its a lovely space that we have all enjoyed.
Favourite room: The main living room is a really beautiful part of the house, says Brian. It has an inglenook fireplace, solid wood flooring, exposed beams and even a well! The previous owners discovered it and have made it into a stunning feature that is half inside & half outside a can be lit up. A close second favourite room is the entrance hall with its original panelling, window shutters and wooden floor, walking through the front door is like stepping back in time.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: Our location has been absolutely ideal, says Brian. The town centre is easily accessible and transport links are very good. We also have a nice park just a few yards away that plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year, and were also just a stones throw from miles of glorious countryside.
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): At the end of the garden, above the garage, we have a lovely two-bed annex that we rent out on an assured short term tenancy basis. Says Brian.
What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: Its just the two of us here now, says Brian, so we feel that all of this space is going to waste. We will be sad to leave, though, and miss the luxury of having such large rooms and the wonderful character of the house.
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