The Old Vicarage
15 Church Hill, Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire, NN6 8EP
- A Grade II listed 18th century detached former vicarage
- Six double bedrooms; one en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Cellar/laundry room
- Carport and off street parking for eight cars
- Two barns with conversion potential STPP
- Lawned garden with patio area
- Village location
A Grade II listed 18th century six double bedroom detached former vicarage with two detached barns, one with lapsed planning consent, on a plot of just over 0.6 acres
The property is built of a combination of Northamptonshire ironstone and brick under a slate tiled roof and was extended in the 19th century. The accommodation is arranged over four floors including a cellar/laundry room on the lower ground floor. The house retains many period features such as fireplaces and flagstone flooring. There are also two detached barns, one of which contains the Old School Room which was believed to be the village Sunday School until 1961 and it retains the original woodblock flooring.
An arched solid wood door at the side of the property opens to the entrance hall which has flagstone flooring, exposed stonework, double doors to the front and a staircase to the first floor. The flagstone flooring continues to the cloakroom which is fitted with a modern white suite and has an arched window with fitted shutters. A door adjacent to the staircase opens to a rear lobby which has a staircase down to the cellar, a built-in storage cupboard and a door to the rear garden. The property has a recently fitted alarm system.
Stone steps lead down to the cellar which has fitted units with work surfaces over, a sink unit and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There are twin boilers and space for a fridge/freezer.
The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is by Smallbone of Devizes. It is fitted with a range of cream units, including an island unit, with granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast double sink. Integrated appliances include a fridge/freezer, wine cooler and a dishwasher. The island unit has integrated twin ovens and an oak breakfast bar. An Aga is set in the chimney recess and there is ornate ceiling coving and sash windows with original shutters.
The family room has stripped pine floorboards and a bay window which has the original shutters and French doors to the garden. There is a fireplace with a marble hearth and surround, and a wooden mantel. The dining room, which also has a bay window with shutters and French doors to the garden, has oak flooring and an open fireplace with a stone hearth, a marble surround and a wood mantel. The sitting room has oak flooring and a full length Georgian sash walk-through window with shutters to the garden. There are two further windows overlooking the front, wood panelling to the walls and a reproduction of the original fireplace with a limestone hearth and a carved wood mantel.
The full turn landing has a borrowed light from a window on the small landing between bedrooms two and four which is currently used as a nursery room. The landing is split level. The first level has stairs to the second floor and access to bedrooms two and four and the cloakroom. Steps lead to an upper level which has access to the two bedrooms and the bathroom.
Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
The master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and twin sash windows overlooking the front. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite and includes a bath and a shower enclosure. Bedrooms two and four overlook the rear garden and both have dual aspect windows, shutters and cast iron fireplaces. Bedroom three has dual aspect windows and an original cast iron fireplace. The family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite and includes a bath with a shower over and a built-in cupboard.
The second floor landing has a window to the front. Both bedrooms have dual aspect windows and access to the roof space.
A stone wall lined gravel driveway leads from the road to a five bar wooden gate and into the central courtyard which has off street parking for up to eight cars and Yorkstone steps up to the entrance door at the side. An iron gate opens to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with tree and shrub borders. The patio has a brick built chimney and there is a kitchen garden.
There is a single carport, of cob and stone construction, attached to a three storeroom barn and coal store of cob construction with brick flooring. This barn has lapsed planning consent for conversion to residential accommodation. Further details are available from our office if required. The first barn is divided from the second barn by an outside chicken coop and there is also an inside coop. The second barn is of brick and stone construction with stone flooring and was formerly the stable block. It has four rooms, one of which is used as a workshop but could be used as a double garage. The Old School Room is currently used as a games room but could be used as a home office if required. At the end of the barn there is a WC and a further storage room housing an oil tank.
Ravensthorpe is a Northamptonshire village with a shop, post office, a public house and a church. Most other amenities can be found in Northampton, within 10 miles, including trains to Euston in 46 minutes. The property is 0.5 miles from Ravensthorpe Reservoir which is noted for its fishing, bird watching and leisure facilities. Primary schooling is available at Guilsborough, Creaton, Spratton and East Haddon and there is secondary schooling at Moulton, Guilsborough and Daventry. Local private schools include Spratton Hall and Northampton High School for Girls with preparatory schools at Pitsford and Maidwell. The property is in the catchment area for Guilsborough Academy.