6 bedroom detached house for saleKilsby Road, Barby, Northamptonshire
- Grade II Listed 3 Storey Farmhouse in a Popular Village
- 6 Bedrooms, Study Area & 2 Bathrooms
- Kitchen/Family Room, Dining Room & Large Sitting Room
- Ground Floor Wet Room & Cloakroom
- Plot of 0.29 Acre with Open Rear Views
- Off Road Parking & Double Garage
- Offered For Sale with No Onward Chain
- Attractive Period Features Throughout
A Grade II listed three storey farmhouse constructed in local ironstone situated on a plot of just under a third of an acre with glorious views over open countryside.
Introduction - The Homestead occupies a pleasant position within Barby village and offers a wealth of charm and character across three storeys of accommodation with a variety of exposed beams, original windows, doors, window seats and further features denoting its history, it is believed to have been constructed circa 1769, the marriage stone above the door, provides an insight into its age . The accommodation comprises six bedrooms across the two upper floors, a study area and 2 bathrooms, whilst on the ground floor there is an entrance hall, large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, kitchen/family room, cloakroom, formal dining room and wet room. The delightful gardens to the rear at the property contribute to the 0.29 of an acre plot and adjoin open farmland. There is off road parking, a detached double garage and the house is offered for sale with no onward chain.
Accommodation Summary -
Ground Floor - The entrance door leads to the hall, which has a parquet floor, there are three doors that lead to the formal dining room, sitting room and cloakroom. The cloakroom has a low level WC, wash basin with tiled splashback, parquet floor and obscured glass window to the front. The large sitting room has two original windows with folding shutters to the front aspect, there is a glazed door that leads to the rear garden and an additional original rear window with original shutters. The room has exposed ceiling beams and an attractive inglenook fireplace with raised hearth. There is a staircase that leads to the first floor, one of two in the home, and across the hall there is a door that leads to the formal dining room which has a window to front aspect, window to the rear, radiator, fireplace with built in cupboard spaces and a door that leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. A further door leads off to the inner lobby which has access to the ground floor wet room and also the second staircase that leads to the first floor. The ground floor wet room was formerly used as a utility room before the conversion but could easily be converted back with the relevant plumbing available. There is an electric shower, wash basin, low level WC, heated chrome towel rail and a window to the front aspect. The kitchen/living space forms part of a modern extension with the kitchen area providing a variety of matching base and wall mounted units. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer, built in halogen four ring hob and double electric oven. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine plus a stainless steel sink and drainer, two letterbox style windows to the side and further windows and doors that overlook the garden. Through to the living space there is a window to the rear and double glazed doors that lead to the rear patio areas. There is a fireplace with timber mantle and a built in cupboard space that houses the Worcester central heating boiler.
Entrance Hall -
Sitting Room - 8.21 x 5.21 (26'11" x 17'1") -
Dining Room - 5.18 x 4.54 (maximum) (16'11" x 14'10" (maximum)) -
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.40 x 3.95 (maximum) (17'8" x 12'11" (maximum)) -
Family Room - 4.62 x 4.04 (15'1" x 13'3") -
First Floor - Access to the first floor landing can be reached via the staircase from the inner lobby or indeed the main one from the sitting room. On this floor there is a walk in airing cupboard with an insulated hot water cylinder and linen shelves, there are doors that lead to four bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC. Bedroom one sits at the far end of the landing and there is a window to the front aspect with window seat, window overlooking the gardens and a central exposed ceiling beam. Bedroom two is adjacent to this with two windows to the rear and two exposed ceiling beams. There is a built in cupboard space with hanging rail and shelving. Bedroom three is another double room with views of the rear garden whilst bedroom four is a single bedroom, again facing the rear with a built in cabin bed with built in cupboard space beneath. Across the landing there is a separate WC and bathroom, the WC has a low level WC, wash basin, window to the front and adjacent to this is the bathroom which has a panelled bath with mixer shower and shower screen, low level WC, variety of tiling and LED down lighters. From the landing there is a staircase that leads to the second floor.
Master Bedroom - 5.20 x 4.02 (17'0" x 13'2") -
Bedroom 2 - 4.29 x 2.93 (14'0" x 9'7") -
Bedroom 3 - 3.36 x 2.93 (maximum) (11'0" x 9'7" (maximum)) -
Bedroom 4 - 3.69 x 2.13 (12'1" x 6'11") -
Separate Wc -
Second Floor - There is a variety of exposed timbers including an A frame where there is a large study area which has got two Velux roof windows to the rear, access to the eaves storage space and then latched doors lead to bedrooms five and six. The fifth bedroom is significant in size with two Velux roof windows to the rear, exposed ceiling beams and adjacent to this is the second bathroom in the property which has a panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and a low level WC. There is a Velux roof window, access to the remaining loft void and also an electric shower wand shower screen over the bath. Bedroom six is again a double room which has a window to the rear aspect and a Velux roof window providing views of the garden and beyond.
Bedroom 5 - 4.42 x 3.81 (14'6" x 12'5") -
Study Area - 5.00 x 3.78 (16'4" x 12'4") -
Bedroom 6 - 4.09 x 3.79 (13'5" x 12'5") -
Front - The proportions of The Homestead can be appreciated from its significant ironstone frontage; there is a blue brick pathway that leads to the entrance door which sits beneath the marriage stone which denotes the approximate age of the building, circa 1769. The pathway dissects the front lawn, where there is a well tended low privet hedge forming the boundary and a large coniferous tree situated to the right of the property where there is a raised flower border and a driveway that provides off road parking for at least three vehicles and access to the detached double garage. There is also a pedestrian gate that leads to the attractive rear garden.
Double Garage - 4.40 x 4.10 (14'5" x 13'5") -
Rear Garden - This can be accessed from the kitchen/family room and main sitting room; there is a large outbuilding with workshop attached to the rear of the house with outside tap and a fenced area that guards the large pond that was previously believed to be farmhouse sheep dip. The main bulk of the garden is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of well stocked shrubs and borders; there is an attractive Cedar tree at the far end of the garden and a further variety of trees across the eastern boundary which borders open fields. There are delightful views of the rear of the house where the substantial accommodation can be appreciated.
Location - The village of Barby has a pre and primary school, “The Arnold Arms” public house, a garden centre and separate plant nursery, village store and post office and a village hall and church. There is a wide range of shopping available in nearby Rugby, situated approximately five miles away, with a regular bus service. Within Rugby there is a Virgin Train service giving access to Euston, London in under an hour. Due to the excellent road network surrounding Rugby, there is also good access to Southam, Daventry, Leamington, Northampton, Warwick, Coventry and further afield in Milton Keynes
Services - Mains water, mains drainage, electricity and broadband are connected, oil fired central heating
Local Authority - Daventry District Council
Council Tax Band G.
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820062.
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
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