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7 bedroom country house for sale

Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton

Guide Price £1,550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful rural location situated between villages of Chapel Brampton and Pitsford
  • Superb grand entrance hall, 31' drawing room and spacious family/sitting room
  • Oak panelled dining room, library, snug and two roomed office suite
  • Refitted kitchen with 4 oven Aga, separate breakfast room and spacious laundry room
  • Two further reception rooms currently used as play room and a gym which offers scope for creation of annex conversion
  • Master bedroom with refitted ensuite bathroom, including roll top bath
  • Four further 1st floor double bedrooms, two with refitted ensuites and refitted family bathroom with slipper bath.
  • Second floor attic suite with sleeping, dressing and living space together with a further refitted ensuite.
  • Private partially tree lined driveway culminating in a large circular drive way and triple garageing
  • Beautiful formal landscaped gardens and grounds of around 3 acres

Full description

Sedgebrook House is a beautifully presented former farmhouse situated in between the villages of Chapel Brampton and Pitsford and set amongst the rolling countryside overlooking Brampton Valley. The original part of this Grade II Listed house dates from the 17th century and is constructed of local stone under a thatch roof. Over the years it has been extended into a 19th century stone tithe barn and outbuildings.

Internally, the layout is very spacious, and has excellent formal rooms and entertainment facilities, coupled with a comfortable family atmosphere, with many of the rooms orientated to best take advantage of the views over the grounds. Upstairs it provides good bedroom accommodation for both family and guests. The present owners have improved the property during their time of occupation, to include a comprehensive programme of redecoration, refitting all of the bathrooms and creation of a contemporary styled farmhouse kitchen to include a four oven Aga and central island unit.

Outside the property is approached via a private partially tree lined drive culminating in a large circular driveway and parking area. The beautiful formal gardens and grounds are a particular feature and lie principally to the south and west of the house. There is a large walled garden on the western side of the property retained by a stone wall. The principal garden extends to the south of the property and is landscaped with large expanse of lawn and features a full width sun terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and outside entertainment. In all the property extends to around 2.991 acres (1.210 hectares).

Situation - The property is situated in a rural location between the villages of Chapel Brampton and Pitsford. The village of Chapel Brampton is situated approximately six miles to the north west of Northampton and is one of the counties most sought after areas, set amongst undulating countryside in close proximity to the Althorp Estate.
Communications are good with easy access to Rugby on the A428 and Coventry via the A45 which also provides access to the M1(Junction 16) with onward access to London. Train services are available in Northampton with journey times to London Euston taking around an hour.
Education establishments include: private schooling at Northampton Grammar School in Pitsford, Wellingborough, Rugby School and Northampton High School for Girls along with preps schools at Spratton Hall and Maidwell. State, primary and secondary education is also well served within the area and there is a primary school in Chapel Brampton itself.
Local sporting activities include golf at Harlestone and Church Brampton, riding at Church Brampton with sailing and fishing at Pitsford Reservoir.

Accommodation - Lobby, main hall, drawing room, sitting room, cloakroom, dining room, library, second cloakroom, snug, kitchen/breakfast room, breakfast room, laundry room, playroom, gym, third cloakroom, office/reception area, ground floor shower room, cellar. First floor: Galleried landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bedroom two with en-suite, bedroom three with adjacent WC, bedroom four with en-suite, bedroom five and family bathroom. Second floor attic suite: Open plan living and sleeping areas, separate dressing room and en-suite shower room. Triple garaging.

Ground Floor - The entrance hall is approached through a grand set of double doors with glazed panels to either side. There is a coats cupboard and leaded light double doors leading through to a large and airy reception hall which has double height ceilings, together with double height picture windows overlooking the walled garden and glazed door through to the same. Beautiful polished limestone tiled floor, dog right staircase rising to the galleried landing above and double arched doors leading through to the drawing room. This principle reception room has high coved ceilings, dual aspect windows and oak flooring. The focal point of the room is the grand Adam style open fireplace, either side of which are arched recesses with shelving and storage below.

To the other side of the hallway is the 2nd sitting room, also with oak flooring, window and glazed door to the walled garden and a focal point of a modern suspended coal effect gas fire.

In the centre of the house is the superb dining room with terracotta tiled floor, light oak panelling to all walls, exposed ceiling beams and the focal point of an Inglenook fireplace with oak Bressumer set on brick piers within which is a wonderful stone fireplace surround with coal effect living flame gas fire. The dining room also has windows overlooking the walled garden and window to the sun terrace. Behind the dining room is the library with exposed ceiling beams, open fire and windows overlooking the sun terrace. The snug is also accessed via the dining room and again has exposed ceiling beams, window to walled garden and exposed brick wall and fireplace.

The heart of the house kitchen has been re-fitted in a range of contemporary farmhouse style painted floor and wall mounted cabinets with solid oak work surfaces and a focal point of a large range recess with four oven Aga and extractor. There is a central island unit, also with oak work surfaces, underslung Belfast sink with waste disposal unit and mixer taps. The kitchen also has space for a large American style fridge/freezer, built-in dishwasher. Terracotta tiled flooring, dual aspect windows and stable door to the sun terrace.

Beyond the kitchen is the breakfast room which also has terracotta tiled floors, stable door to the sun terrace and door leading through to the large laundry room.

Additional accommodation on the ground floor includes a playroom with adjacent gym, which could be adapted for annexe use and refitted cloakroom. The secondary front door leads through to an office suite comprising: main office room, together with a reception area and refitted downstairs shower room.

First Floor - Galleried landing and corridors leading to all first floor rooms, together with door leading to stairs leading to the attic suite together with a secondary staircase rising from the ground floor.

The spacious master suite has windows to three aspects, fitted “his and her” wardrobes and connecting doors to the en-suite which features, WC, vanity set wash hand basin, double shower cubicle with twin heads and a centrally located Victorian style roll top bath with ball and claw feet.
There are four further double bedrooms, two of which with re-fitted en-suite shower rooms, separate WC and family bathroom with slipper bath and double shower unit.

Attic Suite - Rises from the first floor accommodation with exposed “A” frames and purlins and this space offers a deal of flexibility for use from teenager, dependant relative or nanny, with separate sleeping/sitting areas and a dressing room together with a re-fitted en-suite shower room.

Outside - The property is accessed from the Pitsford Road, the present owner is in the process of installing electric gates which will provide access onto the private driveway which is partially tree lined and culminates in a large circular driveway around a raised brick centre piece. There is a brick paved parking standing in front of the triple garaging and pedestrian access leading to both the principle areas of garden lying on the south and western sides of the property.

On the western side, the very attractive walled garden features large sun terracing and paved walkways interspersed with lawn and planted shrub and flower borders together with a number of planted mature trees.

The major portion of garden lies to the south, again with a large full width sunken sun terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and outside entertaining, with raised planted herb gardens, retained brick wall with steps rising to the remainder of the garden which are laid to a large expanse of lawn with scattering of mature trees and shrubs. The gardens and house stand in grounds and gardens plot of 2.504 acres (1.013 hectares), the entire plot including driveway approaching 2.991 acres (1.210 hectares).

Floorplan - Howkins & Harrison provide these plans for reference only - they are not to scale.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment via the agents. 01604 823456.

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.

Services - None of the available 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 Tel:01327-871100

Council Tax - Band - G.

Important Notice - Every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. In all cases, buyers should verify matters for themselves. Where property alterations have been undertaken buyers should check that relevant permissions have been obtained. If there is any point, which is of particular importance let us know and we will verify it for you. These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements are approximate. The Fixtures, Fittings, Services & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Plans are provided for general guidance and are not to scale.


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