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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £735,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Georgian Stone House Adjacent to Pitsford Hall
  • 30 Foot Long Drawing Room with High Corniced Ceiling
  • Four Bedrooms, Two Suites, Wealth of Original Features
  • Extensive Range of Garaging, Private Lawned Garden

Full description

This handsome pavilion style Georgian period stone house stands in private lawned gardens adjacent to Pitsford Hall and offers refurbished four bedroomed accommodation with two suites and family bathroom, together with an extensive range of garaging. A particular feature is the 30 foot long drawing room which revives the elegance of the period with a high corniced ceiling and a magnificent ornate fireplace and log burner. The house retains a wealth of original features including exposed hardwood floors, a number of original fireplaces and classical panel glazed Georgian windows.

Planning - The property is Listed Grade II as a Building of Architectural or Historic Interest.

Historical Note - The Dower House was designed by John Johnson (circa 1775) for Colonel James Money, built of limestone with sandstone dressing. The house was originally used as a Billiard Room for Pitsford Hall which is now the home of Northamptonshire Grammar School and it is known that King Edward VII and King George VI were regular visitors at Pitsford to join the Pytchley Hunt.

Accommodation -

Reception Hall - 11'9 x 8'3 (3.58m x 2.51m) - Approached through a hardwood panelled door, the hall contains the winding staircase rising to the galleried first floor landing and there are steps down to the hall which has panelled doors leading to:-

Cloakroom - 12' x 3'3 (3.66m x 0.99m) - With glazed wall tiles and a herringbone quarry tiled floor, there is a white suite of WC with high level cistern and bracket was basin. A utility closet houses the plumbing for the automatic washing machine and point for tumble dryer.

Drawing/Sitting/Dining Room - 30'6 x 18'9 (9.30m x 5.72m) - A superb open plan reception room of elegant proportions with panel glazed windows to two elevations and an exposed floor beneath a corniced ceiling and leading directly to:-

Sitting Room - 16'1 x 14'1 (4.90m x 4.29m) - Open plan to the drawing room, this room also has an oak floor and windows to two elevations and contains a superb open hearth fireplace with an acanthus leaf scroll mantel and marble surround incorporating a cast iron log burner with glazed cabinets either side and mahogany lined alcoves. TV point.

Kitchen - 18'7 x 8'9 (5.66m x 2.67m) - Fitted with beech fronted floor and wall cabinets with polished granite work surfaces incorporating a twin bowl stainless steel sink unit. There is a built-in Smeg automatic dishwasher and a freestanding fridge/freezer. The focal point is the Aga range cooker which has two hot plates and there is a breakfast area with panelled door and window opening to the rear terrace and garden.

First Floor - Landing - The two part landing has interconnecting archways and panelled doors leading to:-

Guest Bedroom Suite -

Bedroom Two - 14'11 x 12'7 (4.55m x 3.84m) - A well proportioned room with a two part ceiling and an open hearth fireplace with an ornate mantel and cast iron hob basket. There are column radiators, a wardrobe recess and a door leading to:-

Shower Room En Suite - 12'6 x 4' (3.81m x 1.22m) - Comprising a white suite of ceramic tiled shower cubicle with sliding door and rain shower, pedestal wash basin and WC. There are ceiling mounted spotlights, a column radiator and a window to the front elevation.

Bedroom Three - 12'6 x 12'4 (3.81m x 3.76m) - With an exposed hardwood floor, a corniced ceiling and open hearth fireplace with marble surround, there are windows to two elevations.

Bedroom Four - 12'3 x 13'1 (3.73m x 3.99m) - Also with a two part ceiling and deep silled window to the front elevation.

Family Bathroom - 12'5 x 5'8 (3.78m x 1.73m) - Comprising a white suite of roll top bath on ball and claw feet with mixer tap/shower attachment, quadrant shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and WC. There is an open hearth fireplace with an Art Deco mantel and cast iron hob basket.

Office - 6'11 x 3'4 (2.11m x 1.02m) - With glazed ceramic tiles and quarry tiled floor, the office is converted from a former butler's pantry, has a fitted work station and window to the rear elevation.

Inner Landing - 9'3 x 5'1 (2.82m x 1.55m) - With a door leading to:-

Back Stairs - Landing - 9'3 x 5'3 (2.82m x 1.60m) - With a winding staircase rising to:-

Second Floor - Master Bedroom Suite -

Bedroom One - 19'2 x 16'1 (5.84m x 4.90m) - A superb room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed purlin timbers over a natural pine floor, there are doors to eaves storage cupboards and an occuli window to the gable wall. An exposed brick archway leads to a dressing close with fitted shelving and hanging space where there is a door leading to:-

Shower Room En Suite - 11' x 8'1 (3.35m x 2.46m) - With a white suite of ceramic tiled shower cubicle, oval stone wash basin on stand and WC. This room also has an occuli window enjoying distant views over the formal gardens to Pitsford Hall and countryside beyond.

Outside - The Dower House is approached through double leaf gates on tall stone pillars leading to a courtyard driveway bounded by brick walls and extensive garaging comprising:-

Garage One - 26'4 x 23'11 (8.03m x 7.29m) - A garage of irregular shape capable of housing several vehicles constructed of brick with a recently renewed flat roof.

Garage Two - 23'11 x 16'1 (7.29m x 4.90m) - With twin access doors.

Hovel Garage - 17'1 x 12'6 (5.21m x 3.81m) - With steps leading up to the front elevation.

Bicycle Store - Constructed of brick with a slate roof.

Garden - Standing mostly to the side and rear of the house, the extensive lawned gardens are enclosed within Box and Laurel hedges, together with close boarded fencing and established hedging. There is a tall mature Horse Chestnut tree and Yew tree and at the rear of the house there is a York stone terrace leading to further York stone and gravel pathways.

Services - Main drainage, gas, water and electricity are connected. Central heating is through radiators from a Vaillant gas fired boiler which also provides the domestic hot water. There is a passive infra red security alarm system. (None of these services has been tested).

How To Get There - From Northampton proceed in a northerly direction along the A508 Harborough Road through Kingsthorpe and Whitehills and out of the town. Pass the village of Boughton and continue straight on and turn right where signposted to Pitsford. Proceed into the village along the High Street and continue to the junction with Grange Lane and bear right onto Moulton Road passing the left turning to Manor Road. Continue straight on where the gates to The Dower House will be seen on the right hand side.

Local Amenities - Pitsford is a very popular village lying to the north of Northampton close to Pitsford Reservoir with its excellent trout fishing and sailing facilities. The village has a church and public house and is home to the independent Northamptonshire Grammar School. Northampton is only five miles from Pitsford, but there is good local shopping in Kingsthorpe about three miles away. Other leisure facilities in the area include golf at Church Brampton and Harlestone and flying from Sywell Aerodrome.

Council Tax - Daventry District Council - Band G
AWA Water Charge - Metered Supply

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