7 bedroom detached house for saleBradden, Towcester, Northamptonshire
- SOLD SUCCESSFULLY BY JACKSON-STOPS
A substantial Victorian house set in a walled garden in this popular village.
Entrance and staircase halls, 5 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, master bedroom with bath/shower room and dressing room/bedroom 2, 5 further bedrooms and 2 further bath/shower rooms. Garaging and carport. Walled garden with swimming pool. About 0.75 of an acre.
Bradden Lodge dates back to the 17th century and has date stones for 1694, 1727 and 1844. The style is typical of the early to mid-Victorian period with the construction of local ironstone and limestone with a Welsh slated roof. The house has been extensively upgraded over the last two decades with the addition of the Amdega conservatory on the east side and the itchen refitted by Mark Wilkinson in 2010. The house still has many period features including a lovely pitch pine staircase, original doors and fireplaces, deep cornices and tiled floors in the halls. The property is situated in a peaceful position on the edge of this small and rural village set within a landscaped and walled garden of a little over three quarters on an acre.
Double front doors open to an entrance hall which opens in turn to the staircase hall. Both have Minton tile floors and the staircase in pitch pine rises to a galleried landing above. Either side of the hall are the drawing room and dining room, both of similar proportions, one with an open fire place and the other a multi-fuel stove, decorative mantelpieces and west facing windows. Off the staircase hall is a cloakroom and the study. A passage from the staircase hall, with the original brass servants bells, leads to the boiler room, the utility room and the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen by Mark Wilkinson was refitted in about 2010 and has a four-oven Aga and appliances by Miele, including coffee machine, dishwasher and electric oven.
Beyond the kitchen is a south and east facing sitting room with a connecting door to an Amdega conservatory in the Victorian style. The back hall with second cloakroom, back stairs and door to cellar, leads to the games room.
The broad galleried first floor landing leads to seven double bedrooms. The west facing principal bedroom, above the dining room, shares a large Victorian style bath/shower room with bedroom 2, which is currently used as a dressing room. The family bath/shower room is similarly fitted in the Victorian style. Most the bedrooms still have their Victorian fireplaces and one bedroom has an en suite shower room.
The property is approached through two pairs of double gates to an in and out drive on the west side of the house. One pair of gates is electrically operated. The drive provides plenty of parking and turning area for a number of cars and leads on to the garaging and double carport on the north side of the house. The garages have electrically operated roller doors and one of the garages houses the boiler and filtration plant for the swimming pool, which lies to the west.
The garden lies mainly to the east and south of the house. To the east is a raised and balustraded terrace with steps down to a large lawn. The garden includes an ornamental pond with water feature, borders and a kitchen garden with raised beds, greenhouse and fruit cages. There is a further terrace to the south of the house with an octagonal gazebo.
Bradden lies about 4 miles to the west of Towcester, which lies at the intersection of the A5 (Watling Street) and the A43 Northampton to Oxford road. The village is set in rolling open countryside in the area known to the cognoscenti as the Golden Triangle.
The nearby village of Blakesley has a public house, well regarded primary school and a village shop. Towcester has good local shopping with supermarkets, restaurants, health centre and leisure centre with swimming pool.
State schooling locally includes Sponne School in Towester while in the private sector there are preparatory schools locally including Winchester House at Brackley and Akeley Wood at Wicken and Lillingstone Dayrell while public schools are at Rugby, Wellingborough, Uppingham and Oundle.
Local shopping towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes, which also has a train station on the West Coast mainline. Bradden Lodge is well placed for access to the A43 which links the M1 to the M40.
Milton Keynes 16 miles (London Euston 35 mins)
Banbury 16 miles
Oxford 33 miles
Towcester 4 miles
London 76 miles
Directions (NN12 8ED)
From Northampton and the M1 at Junction 15a, take the A43 south west in the direction of Oxford. At the first roundabout at Towcester, at the junction of the A43 and A5, take the third access by the VW garage, signed to Greens Norton. Continue to Greens Norton and in the village pass the church, go down the hill and by the pub turn left. Take the next right turn signed to Bradden. On reaching Bradden, continue through the village passing Bradden Hall on the right. Bradden Lodge will be found on the left after a sharp left hand bend and just before the left hand turn into Water Lane.
From Milton Keynes and the south proceed north on the A5 signed to Hinkley passing Potterspury, Paulerspury and on to Towcester. Continue through Towcester to the roundabout at the junction of the A5 and A43. Take the second turn off the roundabout signed to Greens Norton. Continue to Greens Norton and in the village pass the church, go down the hill and by the pub turn left. Take the next right turn signed to Bradden. On reaching Bradden, continue through the village passing Bradden Hall on the right. Bradden Lodge will be found on the left after a sharp left hand bend and just before the left hand turn into Water Lane.
Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. An oil fired boiler provides central heating and hot water. The house has an intruder alarm system. The swimming pool has a separate oil fired boiler.
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire Council
Tel: 01327 322322
Outgoings: Council Tax Band H
Viewings: Strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agents :-
Jackson-Stops & Staff, 20 Bridge Street, Northampton
NN1 1NR Tel: 01604 632 991
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