Farm For Sale

Laurel Farm, Maidford, Maidford, Towcester

Guide price £1,500,000 Sold

A charming amenity farm located in a desirable rural setting. In all about 39.46 acres

  • 5 bedroom Edwardian farmhouse
  • Brick carport with permission for conversion
  • Delightful landscaped gardens
  • Yard with modern building, pole barn and outbuilding
  • Browns’ building with potential for alternative uses
  • Attractive rolling paddocks
  • Delightful copses and mature trees
  • Stunning rural views
  • In all about 39.46 acres (15.97 ha)
  • * BEST & FINAL OFFERS INVITED: 02/09/2021 *

Laurel Farm is situated close to the village of Maidford, in attractive unspoilt south Northamptonshire countryside.

Local amenities can be found at the nearby village of Blakesley, which is about a mile and a half away. These include a general store with post office, the Bartholomew Arms public house, garage, parish church and high performing primary school.

More facilities can be found at the market towns of Towcester and Daventry and the larger centres of Milton Keynes and Banbury. Mainline train services from Milton Keynes to London (Euston) from 35 minutes and Banbury to London (Marylebone) from under 55 minutes. Connection to the national motorway system is found at junction 15a Rothersthorpe of the M1 motorway and junction 11 Banbury for the M40 motorway.

Laurel Farm provides a great opportunity to purchase a complete amenity farm which has been most recently utilised for free range egg production set in a glorious rural setting being surrounded by its own land. The property benefits from spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. At the heart of the property is an attractive period farmhouse with further potential to create a fabulous country home together with a range of useful outbuildings and well maintained paddocks.

This well-proportioned farmhouse dates from the early 1900’s and is arranged over three floors. It has most recently been utilised for dual family living.

The entrance porch opens up to the hallway from where both kitchens can be accessed. The well-equipped main kitchen/breakfast room leads to the dual aspect sitting room, which has bifold doors opening onto the terrace. The secondary kitchen leads into another sitting room and has great potential to make one larger living area. Both living spaces benefit from extensive views over your own land.

On the first floor the master bedroom with en suite looks out over the gardens and onto the surrounding countryside. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom as well as a storage cupboard. Another two double bedrooms can be found on the second floor of the property.

The property offers further potential to expand the existing accommodation if required, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

Grounds and Gardens
The property is accessed at the front, via a gravel driveway, where there is plenty of space for parking as well as a double car port. Permission was granted in September 2020, by South Northamptonshire Council, under ref S/2020/0903/FUL for conversion of the car port to holiday let use.

The exceptional well maintained, landscaped gardens wrap around the property. There are lawned areas, planted flower beds, a terrace and various seating areas all to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There is a large greenhouse and extensive vegetable patch between the house and yard area.

Separately accessed is a good sized yard. The yard comprises a useful part enclosed modern general purpose storage building. In addition, there is a Browns wooden framed building previously utilised in the egg production but with potential for alternative uses for office, workshop space or potentially additional residential use subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There is also a brick stable block and pole storage barn. The yard benefits from convenient access to the house, gardens and land.

The Land
The land has been run under organic conditions for many years as part of a free range egg production unit. The land is mainly permanent pasture and comprises of some areas of traditional ridge and furrow. The land is generally stockproof and is divided by hedgerows and post and rail fences. There are also some attractive copses and wooded areas giving the farm a high amenity appeal.

In all the property extends to circa 39.46 acres (15.97 hectares). Avaiable as a whole.

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