Hellidon is a pretty rural village situated in attractive undulating south Northamptonshire countryside not far from the borders of South Warwickshire and North Oxfordshire. The village has a public house and parish church. More specialist facilities can be found nearby at Daventry including Waitrose and at Leamington Spa. There is also a Community Hospital in Daventry.
Connection onto the motorway network is found at junction 12 (Gaydon 14 miles) and junction 11 (Banbury 14 miles) for the M40 and junction 16 (Upper Heyford 11 miles) for the M1. Mainline train services are at Rugby (16 miles) for London Euston (journey time 50 minutes), Long Buckby (10 miles) for London Euston and Banbury (14 miles) for London Marylebone (journey time from 54 minutes).
There is a wide selection of schools in the area including Bilton Grange Prep School in Dunchurch, Winchester House in Brackley, Arnold Lodge and Kingsley High School for Girls in Leamington Spa, Rugby School, Warwick Prep and Public School and Northampton High School. Local racecourses include Warwick and Stratford upon Avon, polo at Rugby, Stoneleigh and Stoneythorpe. Golf courses are nearby at Staverton and Hellidon Lakes, as well as fishing and sailing at Draycote Water.
A handsome Grade II* listed village house, well situated in the popular village of Hellidon overlooking beautifully maintained gardens and grounds, with countryside views.
Hellidon Grange is built of Ironstone Ashlar with sandstone dressings under a tiled roof. The core of The Grange, although difficult to date, is believed to have been a small baker’s house which was remodelled and extended by prominent award winning architect, William Butterfield into a Rectory and Preparatory school during the mid-1800’s. Works to build Butterfields’ reputation include St Augustine’s in Canterbury, All Saints in London and St Alban’s in Holborn followed by various Oxford Colleges.
The current owners have undertaken a complete programme of sympathetic renovation and restoration works, and have created a truly unique and very special family home.
Hellidon Grange offers expansive well-proportioned living accommodation, arranged over three floors, with many interesting and original retained period features, including oak panelled walls, beamed ceilings, mullioned and deep bay windows, restored Charles Rennie Macintosh windows, open working and carved fireplaces and original flagstone, tiled and solid wooden flooring. There is under floor heating in the majority of the ground floor accommodation and a Sonos sound system fitted.
An arched entrance porch opens into the oak panelled entrance hall, with fireplace, from where the main reception rooms are accessed.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with a bespoke hand-built Fraser James kitchen, with a good range of integrated units and mainly Miele appliances. This leads to a snug, with Eco woodburner, and a dining room, giving access to the garden terrace. The hallway leads to a striking drawing room (formerly used as the school dining hall), which is panelled with a high ceiling, wooden flooring, Clearview wood burner and mullioned windows overlooking the gardens.
Completing the ground floor is an office, inner and rear hall, cloakroom, flower room and boiler/boot room.
Stairs rise to upper floor accommodation, comprising five bedrooms all of which are a good size and enjoy views over the formal gardens, rolling farmland and the pretty village of Hellidon.
The master bedroom suite is a generous size with original feature fireplace and adjoining dressing room. The en suite bathroom has a freestanding Fired Earth bath, large walk in shower and bespoke Riverstone sinks. A door from here can access the rear lobby area and gives access to the Garden room, which is a superb light and airy room, giving access to the large entertaining terrace and gardens.
Completing the first floor are four bedrooms, one with an en suite featuring a rolltop bath and separate shower, a laundry room and shower room.
On the second floor there is a further bedroom with adjacent relaxing area/additional bedroom, and a bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk in shower.
Gardens and Grounds
The mainly south facing gardens are a very special feature of the property.
The current owners have spent a great deal of time and thought in creating a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings.
To the front there is a lawned area with established hedging and impressive mulberry tree. To the rear and side and accessed from the entertaining terraces are delightful tiered sections, with lawned areas including a former grass tennis court, landscaped beds, hedging and more formal planting, with mature borders, and mature trees.
Behind a beech hedge lies a further grassed area including mature trees and amenity ground making this the ideal family garden.
The house is accessed via a gravelled driveway to the side of the property with a turning area giving ample parking for numerous vehicles. There are also two large garages and additional workshop/store.
Also accessed from the main driveway lies a detached cottage that has been renovated and modernised to a high standard throughout. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/dining room, a living room, sitting room, utility room, cloakroom and shower room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom accessed via two staircases. There is an enclosed garden at the front. The property is currently let earning additional income.
In all the property extends to circa 2.47 acres
House For SaleHellidon Grange, Little Back Lane, Hellidon, Northamptonshire
Guide price £2,750,000 Sold
A simply stunning and unique country house, with beautiful gardens and grounds extending to about 2.5 acres as well as, additional detached 3 bedroom cottage
- Grade II* Listed 5 bedroom property
- Well proportioned and extensive living accommodation
- Abundant original period features throughout
- Renovated and restored to an exceptional standard
- Delightful south facing landscaped gardens and grounds
- Garaging and outbuildings/stores
- Extending in all to around 2.47 acres
- 3 bedroom detached cottage