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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Catesby, Daventry

Under Offer £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade Il Listed Property
  • Elevated Rural Position
  • 51 Acres In All
  • Lakes And Boathouse
  • Woodland And Pasture
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Various Outbuildings

Full description

Catesby House commands an enviable elevated rural position with far-reaching views to the west. The property is believed to have been built in 1863 in a Jacobean style, but incorporating material from Old Catesby House. The house is Grade II Listed with a wealth of period features include open fireplaces, mullioned and transomed windows, shuttered windows with window seats, linenfold panelling, door cases with open segmental pediments, elegant staircase with barley sugar balusters, plasterwork with statuary marble chimneypiece and panelled internal doors.

Situation - Lower Catesby is a hamlet situated in peaceful unspoilt rural south Northamptonshire, close to the River Leam. An area of historic interest having originally been the site of an
11th Century Priory and former Manor House, with only the small Parish Church remaining. The Priory fishponds are still in evidence. Local facilities can be found at the neighbouring villages of Hellidon and Staverton and include:- Church, village hall, primary school, and public house. The nearby market town of Daventry provides local amenities
including supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi), schools and banks. Banbury, Northampton, Rugby and Milton Keynes provide for more extensive leisure, retail and cultural facilities. Mainline railway services to London Euston can be taken from Rugby
(50 minutes), Northampton (52 minutes) and Milton Keynes (31 minutes) or to London Marylebone from Banbury (from 54 minutes).

The nearest motorway connections can be made via the M1 Junction 16 (about 12 miles) or M40 Junction 11 at Banbury (about 14 miles). The area is well served for schools including the Staverton, Braunston and Badby primary schools. Independent schools include preparatory at Bilton Grange (Dunchurch), Winchester House (Brackley), and
Quinton House (Northampton) and senior independent schools at Rugby, Princethorpe, Stowe, Northampton High School, Tudor Hall and Bloxham. Leisure activities in the area include golf at Hellidon, Staverton and Farthingstone Golf Clubs; horse racing at Towcester, Warwick and Stratford Race Courses; motor racing at Silverstone; health club facilities at Hellidon Lakes and Staverton; theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon; sailing at Boddington Lakes and Draycote Water.

Lot One -

Accommodation - Extensive family sized accommodation. There are six bedrooms and five bathrooms on the first floor, whilst the second floor accommodation offers three further guest bedrooms or could be used as a staff flat, thereby offering versatility. Indoor heated swimming pool takes in the view to the west with a series of French windows across the garden. The pool is currently empty with a solid floor installed. The entire pool complex could be altered to provide a modern, extensive kitchen and breakfast room,
subject to the relevant consents.

Outside - Across the courtyard, to the front is a gymnasium and motorcycle workshop which offer scope for alteration to annexe accomodation. Planning permission was previously granted to convert this to a staff annexe. This has now lapsed. There is an excellent range of modern stabling and a spacious machinery barn. Planning permission to create a further outbuilding (of the same size). There is ample hard standing for parking, horse lorry, machinery etc.....

Extensive landscaped terraced west facing gardens, predominantly laid to grass interspersed with extensive tree planting, rhododendron and roses. Stone paved
terracing, Box parterre, croquet lawn and gravelled entertaining areas. Ornamental ponds and fountains. Mature tees include cedar of lebanon, beech, horse chestnut, ash, sycamore and wellingtonia. Lime tree lined driveway. A series of tiered lakes lie to the west. A timber boathouse and studio with light and power connected and timber decked balcony, ideal for summer entertaining.

To the far west is a grass paddock with an ancient avenue of trees currently grazed by a neighbour's sheep. A glorious rural position offering considerable presence, space
and privacy. Approximitely 51 acres - This is a wonderful opportunity for a buyer who wishes to take advantage of excellent local educational facilities, those wishing
to entertain, or enjoy the history, gardens and wonderful views associated with Catesby House.

Lot Two - The Gardens -

(shown shaded blue on the lotting plan) Separate four bedroom detached house set within the former walled gardens to Catesby House, ideal for staff or income stream. Further to this is a range of traditional outbuildings and stores including a garage. Walled gardens of about 1 acre.

Floorplans - Howkins & Harrison prepare these plans for reference only. They are not to scale.

General Information -

Services - None of the services have been tested and purchasers should note that it is their specific responsibility to make their own enquiries of the appropriate authorities as to the location, adequacy and availability of mains water, electricity, gas and drainage services.

Local Authority - Daventry District Council
01327 871100

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those items in the nature of fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Other items are specifically excluded. None of the appliances have been tested by the agents and they are not certified or warranted in any way.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment via the selling agents. Contact 01788 564666.

Important Notice - 1. These particulars have been prepared in all good faith to give a fair overall view of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property please ask for further information.
2. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase.
3. The photograph/s depict only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings/furniture etc. photographed are included in the sale. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photograph/s. No assumptions should be made with regard to parts of the property that have not been photographed. Please ask for further information if required.

4. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries or those which can be performed by their appointed advisers.
5. Where reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses such information is given in good faith. Purchasers should however make their own enquiries into such matters prior to purchase.
6. Descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and NOT as a statement of fact. Please make further specific enquiries to ensure that our descriptions are likely to match expectations you may have of the property.
7. The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of the Sole Agents or their Clients. The particulars do not form any part of an offer or a contract and neither the Sole Agents not their employees has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty in relation to this property.

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21 July 2016


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