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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Whiston, Northamptonshire, NN7

Offers in Excess of £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stone built detached house
  • Four bedrooms; one en suite
  • Four reception rooms
  • Conservatory/kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room and double garage
  • Landscaped gardens and walled gardens
  • No upper chain, annexe potential
  • Countryside views over the Nene Valley

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Northampton white stone four bedroom double fronted detached house in 1 acre of private landscaped gardens with panoramic countryside views in the hamlet of Whiston. Combe Acre has 2,713 sq. ft., of accommodation and was built in 1973 and then extended to add a light and airy open plan conservatory/kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and double doors to the garden. The ground floor is flexible with four other reception rooms. The large sitting room has part glazed bi-fold doors to the dining room to be opened up for entertaining. The spacious master bedroom has a modern en suite bathroom and uses the adjoining fourth bedroom as a dressing room. The property blends character features, including an inglenook fireplace and window seats, with contemporary features like underfloor heating. The private landscaped gardens have paved seating areas, an ornamental pond, mature trees, lawns and a summer house. Block paving has parking for six cars and there’s a double width garage.

Ground Floor 
Double doors open to the entrance porch which has windows to the front and side. A further door leads to the entrance hall which has stairs to the first floor, and a window to the front. The cloakroom has a WC, wall mounted wash basin, a built-in storage cupboard, and a window to the side.

Sitting Room and Dining Room 
The focal point of the large sitting room is a traditional inglenook stone built fireplace which has an open fire on a raised hearth with a central beam over. There are bi-folding doors to the dining room allowing the rooms to be opened up for entertaining. Both the sitting room and dining room have large windows overlooking the landscaped garden and open countryside beyond. The sitting room also has a part glazed door to the garden.

Study and Family Room 
The modern study has a range of fitted units including bookshelves, cupboards, filing drawers and a corner workstation, and has a window overlooking the garden. The family room has a quarry tiled floor, an arch to the kitchen/breakfast room and window to the rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory and Utility Room 
The open plan, double height conservatory/kitchen/breakfast room is a recent addition to the property. The kitchen /breakfast area has a range of wall and base units with work surfaces over incorporating an inset sink unit with mixer taps. There is a central island unit with cupboards under and a breakfast bar, a built-in double oven and hob, and tiled flooring with underfloor heating. The kitchen is open plan to a conservatory area which is dual aspect with floor to ceiling windows and a window seat. The ceiling is vaulted and has three Velux windows. There are double doors to a patio and the enclosed walled garden which has lights and an ornamental fountain. The utility room has a stainless steel sink unit with a mixer tap and cupboard under, and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a door to the rear lobby which has doors to the driveway and garden, and a door to the double garage.

First Floor 
The landing has a built-in storage cupboard, a cupboard housing the hot water tank, access to the loft space with a loft ladder, and windows to the front and side.

Principal Bedroom 
The spacious master bedroom has windows to the front and side with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The modern en suite bathroom has a four piece suite and a window to the side. The fourth bedroom is linked to the master bedroom and is currently being used as a dressing room. It has a range of built-in wardrobes, a dressing table, and a window to the side.

Other Bedrooms and Bathroom 
Bedroom two has windows to the rear and side. Bedroom three has a built-in wardrobe, a vanity wash basin, and a window to the front. The bathroom has a panelled bath with a shower over, a WC, a vanity wash basin, a heated towel radiator, and a window to the rear.

Combe Acre is situated in a secluded rural location on a private drive leading to the lovely 16th century village church. The property has far reaching views over the surrounding countryside of the Nene Valley. The front garden has a paved seating area leading to the lawned garden with established trees and shrubs, and an ornamental fish pond with a further seating area. There is a walled courtyard seating area with a paved patio and raised shrub borders, a lawned area leading to wooden trellis work and a gate to a further lawn area with apple trees and a summer house. There is block paving providing parking for six cars leading to the double width garage, and gates lead to the front garden and rear courtyard.

Whiston is a small hamlet close to the larger villages of Earls Barton and Cogenhoe with their accompanying facilities. The property has access to Northampton, the M1 and Wellingborough via the A45 dual carriageway which is about 2 miles away. Schools both public and private in the vicinity include Cogenhoe Primary school approximately 1.5 miles, Wollaston secondary school approximately 6 miles, Wellingborough school approximately 8 miles, Northampton school for Girls at Hardingstone approximately 9 miles and Quinton House school approximately 12 miles. Peterborough is approximately 38 miles, Cambridge approximately 50 miles, and Oxford approximately 53 miles.

Agents Note 
Subject to the relevant planning permissions there are considerable development opportunities to provide further ancillary living/office accommodation if required.

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Added on Rightmove:
27 September 2016

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