Dove House

Higham Road, Stanwick, Northamptonshire, NN9 6QE

£1,500,000Guide price

7 7 5

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed stone property
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Seven reception rooms
  • Five bathrooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Plot approaching 2.5 acres
  • Detached quadruple garage block and further car ports
  • Full carriage driveway

Property description

A Grade II listed 17th century stone under pan tiled roof detached property of over 6,500 sq. ft. with a carriage driveway, swimming pool, garaging and gardens set in approx. 2.5 acres.

The oldest H plan section of the property dates back to the 17th century. Additions and alterations were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. The main house has over 6,975 sq. ft. of accommodation including an entrance hall, an inner hall, seven reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, two cellars, and a pump room. There is also a detached studio, a detached quadruple garage, a detached carport and work shop with a studio room above, and an indoor swimming pool. The property is set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and paddocks. Most recent additions include the west wing and the pool room.

Ground Floor

The original front door opens to the entrance hall which has wood flooring, wood panelling and a 19th century staircase to the first floor with an under stairs cupboard.

Drawing Room and Office

The drawing room is accessed from the sitting room and has pine floorboards. It is dual aspect with a Georgian window with shutters to the side and a door with wing windows to the rear. The exposed limestone chimney breast houses a Chesneys' wood-burning stove set on a York stone hearth. There is a full height bookcase spanning the width of one wall. The office can be accessed via the sitting room or via a door at the front of the property. It has an exposed stone wall, a stone fireplace and hearth, fitted bookcase and a built-in cupboard.

Sitting Room and Wine Cellar

The sitting room is dual aspect with stone mullion windows with a window seat to the front and Georgian windows with shutters to the rear. The original inglenook fireplace houses a Chesneys wood-burning stove, and there is a built-in cupboard. There is a door to the front of the property and a door to stairs down to the wine cellar which is fitted with racking for storage.

Dining Room

The dining room has a stone mullion window with a window seat overlooking the front of the property. There is wood flooring and lighting positioned to enhance hanging artwork.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke Shaker style units with granite work surfaces incorporating a Kohler double porcelain sink. Integrated appliances include a refridgerator, microwave oven, plate warmer and dishwasher. There is a six ring range cooker with an extractor over, travertine limestone flooring, a bespoke oak wood fitted pantry cupboard and a former stone inglenook fireplace (with a lined chimney) with built-in shelving. A stone mullioned window overlooks the rear garden.

Inner Hallway and Cloakroom

The inner hallway spans the width of the property and has black limestone flooring, a range of built-in cupboards, a window to the rear and a door to the front. In the section between the kitchen/breakfast room and the day room there is a metal and glass spiral staircase to the first floor. Another door leads to the day room. The cloakroom is fitted with a modern white suite.

Cinema Room

The cinema room is accessed from the inner hallway and has a built-in cupboard as well as the infratructure for an integrated surround sound system, projector and sereen. A hatch in the floor leads to the second cellar.

Day Room, Utility Room and Gym

The day room has a walk-in larder cupboard and is fitted with a range of units with oak work surfaces and space for an American style fridge/freezer. Black limestone flooring continues to the gym which has underfloor heating and double doors to the side. There is access to the utility room from the day room.

Pool Room, Rear Lobby, Shower Room and Pump Room

The rear lobby has black limestone flooring and fitted units with granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink. There are doors to the outside, the pool room and to the shower room which is fitted with a modern white suite and includes a double width shower enclosure. A door from the shower room opens to the pump room. The pool room is of double glazed and uPVC construction with two sets of sliding doors to a patio area. The pool is currently unfilled.

First Floor

The main landing, accessed from the entrance hall, has a window overlooking the rear garden, and built-in cupboards. It gives access to the master bedroom suite, a further bedroom, and a cloakroom which is fitted with a modern white suite. A door leads to the secondary landing, accessed via the spiral staircase, which has a Velux window and a built-in airing cupboard, and gives access to the remaining five bedrooms, a shower room and the family bathroom.

Master Bedroom and Bedroom Three

The master bedroom has a stone mullioned window with a window seat overlooking the rear garden. There is a cast iron fireplace and some exposed stonework. The en suite bathroom also has an exposed stonework wall and is fitted with a modern white suite which includes a double ended bath, double width shower enclosure and twin wash basins set on an oak unit with granite surfaces. There are dual aspect windows, Amtico flooring, a built-in cupboard and a door to the dressing room. The dressing room has a range of fitted wardrobes and a door to the landing. Bedroom three is a double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, a window to the front with a window seat, a cast iron fireplace with stone surround, and an en suite cloakroom.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom two has dual aspect windows and an en suite bathroom which is fitted with a modern white suite with a bath, double width shower and Velux window. Bedrooms four and five are similar sized double bedrooms with stone mullioned windows. Bedrooms six and seven are both double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and bedroom seven has dual aspect windows, fitted wardrobes and a fitted unit with a wash basin.

Garden and grounds

The property is approached via electric gates to a block paved carriage driveway with access to the detached garage block which comprises an open plan double garage and two single garages. There is a further detached oak framed double carport and garage adjacent to the property with a loft space above which is accessed via an external staircase. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with well established borders, specimen trees, a large beech tree and a mature cedar tree. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with several trees inset and well established borders. Steps lead from the rear terrace up to the south lawn. There is a covered arbour with tiled flooring and a studio with services connected. The paddock lies beyond the hedge on the south side of the garden and is accessed via a hand gate.


Stanwick is an East Northamptonshire village with a post office/bistro, public house, primary school, day nursery and a church. Most other amenities can be found in Wellingborough, within 8 miles, including trains to St. Pancras International in 50 minutes. The property is 1 mile from Stanwick Lakes which is noted for its walking, cycling and leisure facilities, and 4 miles from Rushden Lakes which has lakeside restaurants and cafes and a comprehensive shopping centre. Local private schools include Wellingborough School, Kimbolton School and Oundle School.

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