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Priory Farmhouse, Sulgrave Road, Helmdon, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13

Guide price £695,000

Appealing edge of village period farmhouse ripe for restoration with land and attractive views.

  • Hall, sitting room, drawing room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, dining room
  • 2 further ground floor rooms
  • 4 first floor double bedrooms
  • Single bedroom, bathroom
  • Loft with potential subject to consent
  • Store, garage, gardens, paddock
  • Desirable and peaceful location
  • Cowshed for demolition
  • In all about 2.93 acres

Helmdon is a popular village lying on the South Northamptonshire/North Oxfordshire borders. Amenities in the village include a highly regarded primary school, 13th century church, public house, as well as many social and sporting clubs and popular annual events. These have all contributed to it being winner of the ‘Northamptonshire Best Village competition 2016’ (also won in 2011 and 2014). More extensive amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Brackley, Banbury and Towcester. Local schools include Magdalen College, Winchester House, Stowe School, Akeley Wood and Carrdus Preparatory School. Mainline train services to London in under an hour can be found at Milton Keynes (Euston), Bicester and Banbury (Marylebone). The A43 dual carriageway gives access to the M40 and M1 motorways. Priory Farmhouse is constructed of ironstone and believed to date from the early 17th century with 19th century alterations. The property is Grade II Listed and now in need of complete modernisation, offering huge potential and opportunity. In particular the large loft area offers scope for 2 or 3 additional bedrooms and a bathroom subject to obtaining the necessary consents, further increasing the size of the accommodation substantially. The house retains fabulous period features such as stone mullion windows, window seats, flagstone flooring, stained glass window and exposed beams. It is located on the outskirts of the village with space for off-street parking to the front. The majority of the grounds lie behind the house with some attractive far reaching countryside views. There is dry stone walling to some of the boundaries and the old disused Helmdon railway line crosses part of the paddock land.

The hallway and most rooms are dual aspect and so benefit from the lovely views. The accommodation is extensive with a kitchen/breakfast room with dining room off, plus two further reception rooms and two additional rooms. On the first floor there are currently 4 good size bedrooms and a single room. See the floor plans overleaf for further information. There is scope to convert the attic to further living accommodation subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The consent would result in the accommodation comprising 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 4 double bedrooms (3 ensuite), family bathroom and excellent attic space. Other changes to the property have been approved. Please refer to the plans online (S/2019/0501/LBC) “Listed building consent for alterations and repairs to farmhouse, removal of brick scullery, removal of tree, garage, barn and replacement with garage, new glazed link to existing attached barn, new retaining walls”.

Grounds and gardens
The gardens are a good size with paddock beyond and far reaching views. In all the property extends to about 2.93 acres. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to create the boundary between points A, B, C and D on the plan overleaf. There will be a pedestrian right of way in favour of the barn to the west as coloured yellow on the plan.

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