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10 bedroom country house for sale

LAWS HOUSE, TURVEY

Guide Price £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • MAIN HOUSE
  • FORMAL GARDENS
  • STABLES
  • TWO SELF CONTAINED RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS
  • CAR PARK

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ONE OF TURVEY'S
MOST PROMINENT PROPERTIES. A DISTINCTIVE HERITAGE AND CHARACTER PROPERTY BUILT BETWEEN
1836 & 1839 AND SET AMIDST MATURE WALLED GROUNDS IN THE HEART OF THIS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE VILLAGE. THIS IMPRESSIVE PROPERTY RETAINS SOME SPLENDID LATE REGENCY FEATURES, MOST NOTABLY THE GRAND STAIRCASE ALONG WITH OPEN FIREPLACES AND WAINSCOT PANELLED WALLS TO THE DINING ROOM. THE LAWS HOUSE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A GENTLEMAN'S RESIDENCE AND OVER TIME HAS BEEN USED AS A PUBLIC HOUSE, A HOTEL AND RESTAURANT, A LEISURE CLUB AND CONFERENCE CENTRE. THE CURRENT OWNERS HAVE DEVELOPED THE ORIGINAL STABLES INTO A SELF CONTAINED SINGLE STOREY PROPERTY, ALONG WITH CREATING TWO SEPARATE RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS TO THE REAR OF THE MAIN HOUSE. THE MAIN HOUSE IS CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY TENANTS, HOWEVER THE PROPERTY CAN STILL PROVIDE A GREAT DIVERSE MIX OF USAGES IN FACT THE CURRENT OWNER HAVE IN RECENT YEARS REFURBISHED THE BUILDING WITH A VIEW TO REOPENING AS A BESPOKE WEDDING VENUE.


LOCATION 
THE PRETTY STONE VILLAGE OF TURVEY IS LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER GREAT OUSE IN BEDFORDSHIRE, CLOSE TO THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BORDER. THE VILLAGE IS ON THE A428 ROAD BETWEEN BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON. THE VILLAGE BOASTS A GENERAL STORE, POST OFFICE, BUTCHERS AND TWO PUBLIC HOUSES. THERE IS AN EXCELLENT LOCAL LOWER SCHOOL AND A PARISH CHURCH. A WIDE CHOICE OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE SCHOOLING IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH BEDFORD AND WELLINGBOROUGH. MAIN LINE RAILWAY LINKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM BEDFORD APPROX 6 MILES, NORTHAMPTON APPROX 11 MILES AND MILTON KEYNES APPROX 14 MILES.

ENTRANCE 
Double glazed doors to the front elevation. Exposed ceiling beams and stone work to walls. Oak floor. Leaded glazed entrance door to :

RECEPTION HALL 
26’0 x 12’0. Vaulted ceiling with original staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing. Panelled walls to dado height. Dado rail. Hat and coat rails. Oak floor. Understair storage cupboard. Radiator.

BILLIARD ROOM 
21’11 x 12’0. Double glazed door to the front elevation. Electric panel heater. Laminated floor. Further doors provide access to the function room and function room bar.

FUNCTION ROOM 
40’0 x 16’0. Double glazed French doors to the side garden, double glazed window to the rear garden. Four radiators. Part Oak and Vinyl floor.

FUNCTION ROOM BAR 
16’0 x 12’0. Access to both the Function Room & The Stables

ENTRANCE HALL 
19’9 x 7’0. Access to the side driveway. Store room. Radiator.

FUNCTION ROOM WC'S 
10’9 x 9’0. GENTS : Three urinals, two separate WC’s, twin vanity, ceramic tiled floor and extensive tiled walls. 9’2 x 9’0. LADIES : Double glazed frosted window to the side elevation. Three separate WC’s, twin vanity, ceramic tiled floor , extensive tiled walls and radiator.

GALLERIED LANDING 
15’0 x 12’0. The original galleried landing has been divided by fire doors to create a further Inner Landing area.

BALCONY 
12’0 x 5’3. This area has been enclosed by double glazed windows to form a first floor study with elevated views to the front. Wood panelled ceiling. Exposed stone walls. Double radiator. Electric convector heater.

BEDROOM ONE 
24’0 x 11’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation providing garden views. Coved ceiling. Double radiator.

EN-SUITE SHOWER 
17’4 x 8’2. Double glazed frosted window to the rear elevation. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower/mixer attachment. Marble tiled walls and splash areas. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 
24’3 x 14’0. Accessed via its own dressing room (8’5 x 8’0) with open archway to the bedroom. Single glazed Gothic style window to the front elevation and a walk-in double glazed bay window overlooking the rear garden. Original marble fireplace with tiled hearth. High vaulted panelled ceiling. Picture rail. Two double radiators.

EN-SUITE 
8’0 x 7’1. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, vanity basin and a panelled bath with shower/mixer attachment and shower screen. Tiled splash areas. Double radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 
13’0 x 11’2. Double glazed window with oroginal shutters to the front elevation. Electric panel heater.

DINING ROOM 
20’10 x 13’0. Accessed via a double glazed leaded light door from the main reception hall. Large double glazed window to the front elevation. Ornate panelled ceiling with attractive coving. Panelled walls to dado height. Oak floor. Original marble fireplace with tiled fire arch and hearth, incorporating a gas coal effect fire. Double radiator. Archway access to the Main Drawing Room.

DRAWING ROOM  
22’8 x 22’0. A splendid double glazed bay window with seating area to the rear elevation providing garden views. French door to the rear garden. Two radiators. Oak floor. Stone mullion fireplace with stone hearth provides the main focal point.

LIBRARY / STUDY 
20’10 x 9’0. Double glazed windows to both the front and side elevations. Ornate coved ceiling. Extensive shelving. Oak floor. Double glazed door to :

LEISURE AREA 
A double glazed extension with window to the front elevation. Electric heater. 15’5 x 9’9. GYM : Window to the front elevation. Pine panelled ceiling. Mirrored wall. Electric panel heater. SHOWER ROOM & PLANT ROOM 29’2 x 24’9. SWIMMING POOL & JACUZZI : French doors to the garden. Vaulted ceiling.

INNER HALLWAY 
Accessed from the rear of the drawing room. Leaded light door to the garden. Tiled walls. Oak floor.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 
17’0 x 13’10. Double glazed window and door to the side elevation. Fitted with traditional style units to low and high levels. Hardwood work surfaces. Stainless steel double bowl sink. Extractor hood. Space for range cooker. Central island providing breakfast bar seating and storage. Service hatch to the original bar room. Ceramic tiled floor. Gas supply available.

UTILITY ROOM 
13’1 x 11’0. Frosted double glazed window to the rear elevation. Units to low and high levels. Storage cupboard. Stainless steel sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Remote controlled gas boiler, serving radiator central heating.

SCULLERY AREA 
Providing access to :

LAUNDRY ROOM 
12’0 x 8’7. Double glazed window and door to the gardens. Access to :

PLEASE NOTE 
• The property boasts the advantage of solar powered electricity which was installed in 2012 and could in fact be extended further. It currently provides approximately twelve hundred pounds a year which is claimed back in rebate. Please note that the majority of the images have been taken over recent years.

OUTSIDE 
Enclosed paved courtyard. Gates leading out to the front of the main house where there is space to park a vehicle.

RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS 
RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS 4 & 5 LAWS CLOSE These attractive apartments are situated to the rear of the main house and for over 15 years have been consistently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. They are currently both yielding £725pcm each and are let on a periodic basis.

APARTMENT GROUND FLOOR 
GROUND FLOOR RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT ENTRANCE HALL

APARTMENT KITCHEN/DINER 
19’0 x 11’0. Double glazed window to the front elevation. French doors to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

APARTMENT LOUNGE 
19’0 x 11’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

APARTMENT BEDROOM ONE 
WITH EN-SUITE 14’10 x 13’10. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

APARTMENT BEDROOM TWO 
WITH EN-SUITE 1’0 x 9’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

APARTMENT PARKING 
Parking for several vehicles.

GARDEN 
SHARED PRIVATE GARDENS

APARTMENT ONE - FIRST FLOOR 
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT ENTRANCE HALL

APARTMENT ONE KITCHEN/DINER 
19’0 x 14’1. Double glazed windows to both front and rear elevations. Oak floor.

APARTMENT ONE LOUNGE 
19’0 x 11’0. Double glazed windows to both front and rear elevations. Oak floor.

APARTMENT ONE - BEDROOM ONE 
WITH EN-SUITE 14’11 x 11’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

APARTMENT ONE - BEDROOM TWO 
WITH EN-SUITE 11’0 x 10’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Oak floor.

PARKING 
Parking for several vehicles.

LADIES & GENTS WC'S 
12’0 x 6’1. LADIES WC : Fully tiled. Ceramic tiled floor. Two separate WC cubicles. Vantiy basin. GENTS WC : Fully tiled. Ceramic tiled floor. Twin urinals. Separate WC. Wash basin.

FAMILY ROOM 
ORIGINAL BAR ROOM 41’5 x 13’10. A split level room with double glazed bay window to the front elevation. High ceiling with ornate coving. Part Oak floor. Alcove recess. Three radiators. Original Hotel Bar. Window and glazed door to the side elevation. There is a secondary entrance lobby to the front.

CELLAR 
Large cellar with light accessed externally via timber steps.

EN-SUITE ONE 
13’0 x 8’2. Frosted window to the side elevation. Fully tiled walls and floor. Comprising white twin vanity bowls set on dark wood wash stands, corner shower enclosure and a large whirlpool bath set in to a timber recess. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM FOUR 
13’10 x 13’0. Double glazed window with original shutters to the front elevation. Electric panel heater. Radiator.

SHOWER ROOM 
JACK & JILL SHOWER ROOM 7’2 x 7’0. Double glazed window to the side elevation. Fully tiled walls with ceramic tiled floor. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and an oversized shower enclosure with electric power shower. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM FIVE 
13’10 x 11’0. Double glazed window to the side elevation. Walk in dressing room (7’2 x 6’10). Access to Jack & Jill shower room.

LANDING 
12’0 x 11’0. Double glazed windows to the side elevations. Built-in store room. Walk-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder. Linen store with shelving and radiator.

BEDROOM SIX 
18’11 x 8’10. Double glazed window to the side elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Double radiator.

EN-SUITE TWO 
8’0 x 6’0. Comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower mixer attachment. Extractor fan. Tiled splash areas. Radiator.

BEDROOM SEVEN 
16’0 x 16’0. Double glazed window to the side elevation providing garden views. Exposed ceiling beam and wall timbers. Brick fireplace with timber mantle and tiled hearth. Double radiator.

EN-SUITE THREE 
Frosted double glazed window to the rear elevation. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower mixer attachment, power shower and shower screen. Tiled walls and floor. Radiator.

SECONDARY LANDING 
32’5 x 23’1. A further secondary landing area accessed via fire doors. Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Fire exit from the rear residential apartments.

BEDROOM EIGHT 
17’11 x 14’0. Double glazed frosted window to the side elevation. Coved ceiling. Electric storage heater. Recessed dressing area.

EN-SUITE FOUR 
Velux window. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a tiled shower enclosure with electric power shower. Fully tiled walls and floor. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM NINE 
15’0 x 8’0. Double glazed window to the front elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

ENSUITE FIVE 
8’0 x 7’7. Frosted double glazed window to the side elevation. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower mixer attachment and shower screen. Extensive tiled splash areas. Radiator.

BEDROOM TEN 
13’11 x 8’0. Double glazed window to the rear elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

EN-SUITE SIX 
8’0 x 7’3. Frosted double glazed window to the rear elevation. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower mixer attachment and shower screen. Extensive tiling to all splash areas. Radiator.

SECOND FLOOR: 

BEDROOM ELEVEN 
15’1 x 13’10. This room is situated on the second floor and is accessed via a staircase rising from the secondary landing area. Double glazed windows to both the rear and side elevations. Exposed roof trusses. Radiator.

EN-SUITE SEVEN 
7’11 x 6’3. White sanitary ware comprises a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower mixer attachment and shower screen. Tiled splash areas. Radiator.

GROUNDS 
Mature walled grounds approaching 1 acre, comprising : FRONTAGE : A substantial tarmac car park providing private parking and turning for several vehicles with Ancient Yew Trees. REAR FORMAL GARDEN : Well established and comprising large lawn with a variety of shrubs. This beautiful garden offers several sheltered seating areas and has many mature trees, most notably Walnut, Cherry and Ancient Yew.

THE STABLES 

STABLES ENTRANCE HALL 
Entrance via a frosted double glazed door with frosted double glazed side window.

STABLES LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 
23’10 x 22’8. Open plan – Frosted double glazed window to the side elevation. Laminate flooring throughout. Radiator. Electric wall heaters. TV and Telephone points. Loft hatch.

STABLES KITCHEN 
11’2 X 9’4. A range of white fronted base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splash backs. Integrated fridge and freezer. Built-in electric oven, hob and extractor fan above. One a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Internal double glazed window. Laminate floor. Door leading to:

STABLES UTILITY ROOM 
9’10 x 8’0. Obscured double glazed window to the front elevation. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Roll top work surface and wall shelves. Loft hatch. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

STABLES BEDROOM ONE 
15’3 X 9’3. A frosted double glazed window to side elevation. Radiator. Internal double glazed window. Loft hatch. Door leading to:

STABLES HOBBY ROOM 
11’1 X 10’10. Obscured double glazed window to the side elevation. Electric wall heater. (please note: this room could easily be reconverted into an en-suite bath/shower room).

STABLES BEDROOM TWO 
10’0 X 9’0. Double glazed window to the front elevation. Double radiator.

STABLES BATHROOM 
9’6 X 9’0. Frosted double glazed window to the front elevation. White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap shower, low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

STABLES LAUNDRY ROOM 
12’0 X 12’0. Sink unit with storage below. A range of low level units with work surfaces. Loft hatch. Sky light. Built in store cupboard. Worcester boiler. Connecting door to main house.

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Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2016

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