House For Sale

Needles Hall, Brackley Hatch, Brackley, Northamptonshire

Guide price £1,750,000 Sold


A rarely available rural property offering huge potential. In all about 64 acres. For sale as a whole.

  • Detached period farmhouse, with annexe, for modernisation and renovation
  • Detached four bedroom bungalow
  • Stone barn with potential for creating a fabulous separate dwelling (subject to planning consent)
  • Additional farm buildings
  • Kennels/cattery buildings
  • Gently undulating pastureland
  • Woodland
  • Close to Silverstone Motor Race Circuit
  • Situated within Hazelborough Wood and conveniently close to major transport links and market towns
  • In all about 64.65 acres (26.164 ha)



Situation
Needles Hall is situated at Brackley Hatch, off the A43, equidistant between the towns of Brackley and Towcester. Brackley is a popular thriving Market Town, with many independent specialist shops, including a traditional butcher, bookshop, many boutiques, along with bars, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets (including Waitrose). The town is home to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team, and numerous other motorsport businesses are located nearby, as well as Silverstone Racing Circuit.


There is convenient access to the M40 motorway at Junction 10 (Ardley) to the south or Junction 11 (Banbury) for the north. Mainline train stations can be found at Milton Keynes (London Euston 35 mins), Banbury and Bicester.


The area has a number of good schools including Silverstone Church of England School and Sponne School in Towcester. Other schools include Northampton High School for Girls, Northampton Boys School, Akeley Wood, Beachborough School, Westbury and Stowe School.


Description
Needles Hall has been in the same family ownership for some 60 years. It now offers a purchaser a fabulous opportunity, with plenty of scope for modernising and renovating the main house, and the exciting potential of applying for planning permission to transform the traditional stone barn into a very special home in the middle of the farm. The bungalow provides well designed comfortable accommodation. The property is very flexible, and could therefore suit a number of purchasers, with different needs and circumstances.


Needles Hall
Believed to date back to the 18th Century. Many original period features remain throughout the property. On the ground floor the entrance porch leads to a sitting room with inglenook fireplace, and a dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room leads to a snug, with feature fireplace. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Accessed via the sitting room is the single storey self-contained two bedroom annexe, with its own kitchen and bathroom. This could easily be incorporated within the main house, or kept as separate accommodation.


The Bungalow
This was built around 1965 and extended around 11 years ago. The entrance porch leads to a good sized open plan kitchen/dining area, leading to the sitting room. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there are two further bedrooms and a wc.


The Traditional Stone Barn
The barn offers huge potential. It currently comprises an open fronted barn with stabling at one side and open store at the other, with views over the land. It is approximately 1,423 sq ft (132 sq m), and there are remains of the old pig buildings to the west. It is set in the middle of the farm but enjoys views over open pasture land on all sides.


The Land
The land is permanent pasture and level in the main, sloping down to the stream to the north, and is surrounded by woodland which provides privacy. There are no footpaths/ bridleways crossing the property.


The Farm Buildings
There is an agricultural steel barn (30' x 44') with 15' lean-to near the farmhouse. The farm buildings are further up the farm with a steel framed barn (40' x 45'), pole barns and pig pens.

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