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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Banbury Road, Litchborough, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12


Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall and dining hall
  • drawing room, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room
  • utility room, cloakroom, store room, pantry and cellar
  • master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
  • five further bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • laundry and wine cellars
  • Separate self contained two storey annexe
  • garage, garden store, landscaped gardens
  • In all about 1.1 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Substantial village property offering space and privacy


Towcester 5.8 miles • Northampton 12 miles • Brackley 14.4 miles • Buckingham 18 miles • Milton Keynes 19 miles
M1 (J16) 5 miles • M40 Junction 11 15 miles (distances pproximate)


The oldest part of the Old Rectory originates from the early 1800s with modern additions added in 1997 and 2004 by the current owners who have occupied the house for the last 30 years. The property has been updated with megaflow water tanks a rako lighting system on the ground floor and under floor heating in part of the property. The roof has also been overhauled with new felt and battens under the original tiles. The Old Dairy has been converted and extended to provide a separate annexe, offering additional accommodation and garaging to the main house for staff or guests or facilities for a home office. The solid oak front door opens into an entrance hall which in turn leads into the inner hall. This is currently used as a dining room and has original cornice and the original Victorian tiled floor and has a stone fire place with a wood burning stove. The main staircase with pitch pine carved open balustrade forms the centre piece to the room. The cellar, kitchen and drawing room all lead off the inner hall and there is a swing door providing direct access to the back stairs pantry and utility room.
The drawing room has a high ceiling with original ornate cornicing, a window seat and large windows facing east and west.
There is a stone fire place with carved wooden fire surround. The kitchen was originally the parish room when the house was the Rectory and is a large square room with a high ceiling and ornate cornice. There is a tiled floor with under floor heating. Two sets of double glass doors lead out onto the terrace and rear garden, creating a lovely bright spacious entertaining space.
There is a 4 door oil fired Aga and a range of cupboards and drawers with granite work tops and space for a large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Leading out of the kitchen is the sitting room, a cosy room to watch the TV. This room also has under floor heating and double glass doors into the conservatory with tiled floor and doors out onto the garden. The utility room/boot room provides a versatile and practical space for cleaning off muddy boots in the Indian stone sink with a number of fitted cupboards and drawers to either side and a cupboard housing the boiler. The downstairs cloakroom has a WC and sink. Two further storage spaces include the kitchen pantry with slate cold shelf and bespoke storage shelf units.
Back staircase to first floor laundry. The main staircase leads from the inner hall to the first floor landing which has built in linen cupboards and under stairs storage cupboard.
There are two large bedroom suites on this level as well as a third bedroom, bathroom and laundry. The master bedroom has lovely views over two aspects of the garden and pond and has two dressing rooms with built in cupboards/drawers, space for hanging and en suite bathroom. The bathroom consists of corner bath, shower cubicle and two sinks.The second bedroom suite has a high ceiling, double glazed windows over-looking the garden, pretty cornicing and Victorian style fireplace with marble surround. There are steps down to bedroom three which has a large fitted cupboard and could be used as a dressing room.
The family bathroom has a tiled floor free standing roll top bath, WC sink and shower cubicle. The upstairs laundry room with easy access via the back staircase to the utility room has a large washing sink, space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The largest of the three bedrooms has in the past been used as an upstairs sitting room and has high ceilings and window seats benefiting from views to two aspects across the village and open fields.
There is a working wood burning stove. There are two further double bedrooms with good ceiling height. Bathroom consists of roll top bath, shower cubicle, WC and sink

The house sits within gardens and grounds, which have been landscaped into a variety of unique areas including a vegetable garden with raised beds growing a variety of vegetables and fruits, sweet peas, beans and raspberry bushes etc. There is a greenhouse with electric sockets and lighting and an underground water storage tank. The garden store is a recently built stone building comprising a potting shed and machinery store with electric sockets and lighting and includes a covered wood store. The garden is enclosed by a high stone wall with electric wrought iron gates providing privacy and safety for dogs and children. Much of the area to the south/south east of the house is laid to lawn with a wealth of mature trees. To the west of the house is the decorative raised stone fish pond surrounded by gravel paths and herbaceous borders full of flowering shrubs and plants. There is a large gravel area immediately in front of the house which provides space to park a number of cars.

Acreage: 1.1 Acres


From Banbury take the A422 at the roundabout take the B4525 to Thorpe Mandeville and Moreton Pinkney. Continue on through Canons Ashby, Adstone, and Maidford. Turn into the village of Litchborough drive past the church and the property can be found on the right hand side through wrought iron gates.

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13 September 2017

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