House For Sale

The Manor House, Woodend, Woodend, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Guide price £1,950,000 Sale Agreed


A handsome six bedroom family home in a desirable location, with fabulous gardens and grounds. In all about 1 acre but with further land also available.

  • LOT 1: THE MANOR HOUSE
  • Entrance hall, Dining hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Study, Games room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, Two cloakrooms , Laundry/boot room, Cellar
  • Six bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Two en suite bath/shower rooms
  • Extensive landscaped gardens, Outdoor heated swimming pool, Hard (carpet) floodlit tennis court
  • Attached traditional stone barn comprising workshop, garden store, loft over (offering potential for home office)
  • Double car port and lock-up garage, Ample private parking.
  • About 0.96 acres.
  • LOT 2: ADDTIONAL LAND
  • Two fields laid to pasture, Stone barn, Two field shelters
  • In all about 5.05 acres

Situation


Woodend is an attractive South Northamptonshire village, 6 miles to the west of Towcester. Close by are the villages of Blakesley and Bradden, with Blakesley offering a primary school, post office and stores, parish church, children’s playground, play group and village hall.


Brackley, Towcester, Banbury, Northampton and Milton Keynes offer a wide range of shops, services and amenities. The market towns of Brackley and Towcester are nearby for day to day amenities including banks, boutiques, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets. Banbury, Northampton and Milton Keynes are not far for more extensive shopping and cultural activities.


Located close to the A43 and the A5, and between the M40 J11 (14 miles) and the M1 Jct15A (11.5 miles), Woodend has excellent transport links to London, Milton Keynes and the Midlands. There are regular mainline train services from Milton Keynes to London Euston (from 35 minutes) and Banbury to London Marylebone (from 57 minutes).


The area benefits from excellent schools including the local Primary Schools in Blakesley and Weedon Lois. Comprehensive School, Sponne (Towcester). Preparatory and Public Schools can be found at Winchester House (Brackley), Beachbrough (Westbury), Stowe, Bloxham and Tudor Hall (Bloxham).
Description


The Manor House
A handsome Grade II* Listed house with origins back to the mid 17th century with later additions. The property is of stone construction under a pitch tiled roof and offers a wealth of period features including open fireplaces, fine open-well staircase with fat turned balusters, exposed timbers, flagstone flooring, sash windows and window seats.


The ground floor accommodation is spacious and flows well from the central dining hall to an impressive drawing room with generous ceiling height and a wall of full height french windows giving a glorious aspect onto the garden. You enter a more informal part of the house with the family sitting room, study and farmhouse kitchen. Here there is scope to open the kitchen up into the study subject to the relevant consents. Beyond the full workings of a family home come to the fore with generous laundry cum boot room and impressive games/party room for all year round entertaining. From here there is access into the attached stone barn. Ample cellarage completes the must have list.


The property is perfect for family living with three principal bedrooms, all with generous ceiling heights, on the first floor. On the second floor are three secondary bedrooms ideal for a growing family or guests. Here there is scope to create a further en suite bathroom, the bedrooms are complimented by four bath/shower rooms and ample loft storage.


Gardens and Grounds


The property is approached up a private drive to an ample parking and turning area to the side of the house and double car port and garage beyond. It is true to say that the back of the house facing the village lane belies the real essence of this important house, while the entrance elevation truly benefits from the space and privacy created by the delightful and ample landscaped gardens. More importantly, from here one can full appreciate the
views over open countryside.


The gardens are an important aspect of The Manor House and have been a focus of the current owner. Walled, but with views over open countryside to the north and east, they make for the perfect setting and escape for those seeking space and privacy. Recent additions include a heated outdoor swimming pool and hard tennis court. There is also a delightful west-facing flagstone terrace for entertaining. There is a charming traditional Grade II Listed stone barn attached to the house providing workshop, garden store and loft over. This barn can be accessed from the games/party room and offers scope for the loft to be converted to a home office or secondary accommodation subject to the relevant consents


In all the house, gardens and grounds extends to about 0.96 acres. The photographs demonstrate the highlights which include fabulous architecture, excellent proportions, generous ceiling heights, considerable natural light flooding through sash windows and French windows, an amazing drawing room, scope to further improve the accommodation, beautiful gardens, views and land. It is rare to find such a magical gem particularly given easy reach of excellent local schooling and good communication links, particularly to London.

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