Brampton Lane, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BE
- Nine bedrooms
- Five bathrooms
- Five reception rooms
- Tennis Court
- Triple Garage
- Swimming Pool
- Self contained two bedroom bungalow
A 1930s nine bedroom detached house with a separate two bedroom bungalow, garaging, stables, a manège, swimming pool, tennis court and about 14 acres of gardens and paddocks.
The house has 9,770 sq. ft. of accommodation over three floors and there is also a cold cellar and a dry cellar on the lower ground floor. On the ground floor the accommodation includes three principal reception rooms, an octagonal morning room, a breakfast room and an open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room. There is also a gym and an indoor swimming pool. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, an en suite bathroom, an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is a large landing which is currently used as a playroom but which could alternatively be used as a sitting area. Five bedrooms and a bathroom lead off the landing. The two bedroom bungalow could be used as ancillary accommodation or rented out. Sedgebrook Grange is held in two titles and includes approximately 9 acres of agricultural land
History and Heritage
The property was designed by the architect John Brown and built in 1930 as a wedding gift for a member of the Houison Craufurd family from Craufurdland Castle in Ayrshire. The vendors have undertaken a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment programme retaining original features including sash windows, fireplaces, and decorative plaster work in the principal reception rooms. These period features have been successfully blended with contemporary styling in the bespoke kitchen and bathrooms. Electronic double gates open to a gravel driveway which leads to a carriage drive to the front of the house and continues to the side to a parking area and triple garage.
The wooden entrance door opens into the entrance hall which has a window to the front, light oak flooring and an oak staircase, with individual balustrades, to a galleried landing on the first floor. The first cloakroom has a traditional style WC and washbasin and a window to the front. The inner hall has a marble tiled floor and a second staircase to the first floor. There is also a door to the cellar stairs.
Principal Reception Rooms
The drawing room has oak flooring, a bay window to the side and two sets of glazed double doors to the rear garden with far reaching views over the Northamptonshire countryside. There is ornate coving and two original radiators. An ornate fireplace has a marble hearth and surround and there are built-in cabinets and display shelves on either side. The dual aspect sitting room has sash windows to the front and side and an open fireplace with a wood surround and tiled insert. There is ornate coving and a ceiling rose. The formal dining room has pine flooring, ornate coving and a bay window to the rear with views over the garden and countryside beyond. The marble open fireplace has a tiled hearth.
Other Reception Rooms
The octagonal morning room has a vaulted ceiling, marble floor tiling, a Jotul log burner and double doors to a small gravel seating area in the garden. The dual aspect breakfast room was originally the scullery and still retains a sink, and a built-in dresser unit which spans one wall and has cupboards, drawers and display shelving. There is another built-in unit on one side of the fireplace which has a tiled hearth and surround.
A major feature of the property is the bright and spacious open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room which has been created from the former utility room and snooker room. It is a triple aspect room, including a bay with glazed double doors to a paved terrace in the rear garden. There is marble floor tiling throughout. There is space for a dining table and the family area has an inbuilt log burner and space for seating.
The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke solid wood hand crafted units by Russell Vessey with quartz upstands and work surfaces incorporating an under mounted Kohler double butler sink. An Everhot range cooker, which is available by separate negotiation, is set between two drawer units, and there is an extractor fan in a chimney breast above. The large central island incorporates a breakfast bar to seat four, a sink, storage cupboards, a butchers block, and an integrated Neff induction hob. Other integrated Neff appliances include a full height fridge, a full height freezer, a dishwasher, a combination microwave/oven, a steam oven and a plate warmer. There is also an integrated drinks fridge and integrated bin storage.
Laundry Room, Pantry and Boot Room
A door from the kitchen leads to a small lobby area which has a built-in cupboard and wine rack, and a door to a walk-in pantry. The laundry room has a window overlooking the garden, a double butler/Belfast sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a built-in double cupboard and a built-in dresser unit. The boot room has a door to the parking area, built-in storage and access to the second cloakroom.
Gym and Swimming Pool
The gym has digitally controlled air conditioning, wood effect flooring and double doors to the terrace in the rear garden. The pool room is dual aspect and also has doors to the terrace. The pool is of varying depth and has a retractable cover and a digitally automated water, air and humidity control system.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
The landing has a built-in double cupboard. The master bedroom has a bay window to the rear with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The en suite bathroom has a ball and claw foot bath, a separate shower cubicle, a WC and a vanity washbasin. The dressing room has a range of built-in wardrobes and shelving.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom two is dual aspect and has a fireplace and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom three has two windows to the front and a fireplace. Bedroom four is dual aspect and has a fireplace and an en suite shower room. The family bathroom has retained the original suite, including bath and shower, and tiling.
The landing area is currently used as a playroom and has two dormer windows to the front. There are five bedrooms on this floor, four of which have fireplaces. One of the bedrooms is currently being used as a study. The bathroom has a panel bath, a WC, a washbasin and a heated towel rail.
The detached newly refurbished and refitted two bedroom bungalow is entered into a hall which has tumbled marble flooring. This flooring continues into the kitchen/breakfast room which has a range of solid wood units with quartz upstands and work surfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl sink and drainer. There is a Stoves range cooker with extractor above, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, space for a fridge freezer and space for a breakfast table and chairs. The sitting room has sliding glazed doors to the garden, solid oak flooring and a log burner. The bathroom has a claw footed bath, a separate shower cubicle, WC, a washbasin, a towel radiator and stone flooring. Both the bedrooms are double rooms. The bungalow has its own parking area and could be rented out if desired.
The stable yard has a tack room, four loose boxes and a hay barn. There is a full size manège and approximately 9 acres of paddocks which have separate vehicular access. The paddocks have secure storage and a wood store.
There are approximately 5 acres of formal gardens around the house. Shaped yew hedges divide the garden into separate areas which include a sundial lawn, and a fruit garden which has damson, apple, pear and plum trees, a strawberry patch, rhubarb, and raspberry and blackcurrant bushes. There is a pergola with climbing plants shading paved seating areas, a summerhouse in another area with an ornamental pond, and a large paved terrace adjoining the house. There are several mature trees interspersed and well stocked established beds and borders with perennial plants and shrubs. There is also a newly laid tennis court which is surrounded by new wire fencing.
Garage and Parking
Double electric gates open to a gravel driveway which leads to a carriage driveway in front of the house which encircles a central bed with a fountain water feature. The gravel drive continues to the side to a block paved parking area which has space for six cars in front of the triple garage.
Chapel Brampton is a small village 5 miles north of Northampton with two public houses and the Brampton Valley Way for walking and cycling. The village is notable for its distinctive Spencer Estate Victorian sandstone cottages. These are of a similar design to cottages found in the nearby villages of Church Brampton, Harlestone and The Bringtons. Local facilities in Brixworth 2.5 miles away include a supermarket, a butchers, public houses and a restaurant. Kingsthorpe 3.7 miles away has more comprehensive facilities including a Waitrose supermarket and further shopping. The M1 and A14 are within 10 miles and, for the commuter, there are regular train services from Northampton to London Euston taking from 46 minutes. There are good schools in the area including the Guilsborough School Academy Trust and independent schools in Maidwell, Spratton and Pitsford all within 8 miles.