Bunker's Hill House
Moulton Road, Pitsford, Northamptonshire, NN6 9BB
£2,000,000Offers in excess of
- Grade II Listed late 18th Century former farmhouse
- Five bedrooms, one en suite
- Family bathroom
- Four reception rooms
- 4,430 sq. ft. of outbuildings
- Self contained one bedroom accommodation
- 2.11 acres of gardens and orchard
- Paddock available by separate negotiation
A Grade II listed late 18th century five bedroom former farmhouse with outbuildings and 2.11 acres of garden and orchard with far reaching countryside views.
The property is part of a small community of dwellings in a rural location surrounded by open countryside with panoramic views over the Boughton Conservation Area and land owned by Moulton College meaning it is protected from development. The property is being sold with approximately 2.11 acres of land including south facing lawned gardens and an orchard and there is 5.39 acres of paddock land available subject to separate negotiation. The house has over 3,580 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation including four reception rooms, a light filled bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, boot room and cloakroom on the ground floor and five double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. In addition to the house there are over 4,430 sq. ft. of outbuildings including the former Threshing Barn which is used for storage and parties, a tack room, feed store and eight loose boxes. There is also the Bothy which provides self-contained one bedroom accommodation.
The front door opens into a porch which has an original flagstone floor and access to the cloakroom which has a high flush WC and a washbasin. The flagstone floor continues into the reception hall which has a full turn wooden staircase to the galleried landing on the first floor, and stairs down to the wine cellar. There is a range of built-in cupboards along one wall. The side hall has a secondary staircase to the first floor and access to the boot room and utility room.
The spacious drawing room has triple aspect windows including a bay with double doors to the west garden. There are exposed ceiling beams, wood flooring and an ironstone fireplace housing a log burning stove. The door and two original built-in cupboards bothhave decorative linenfold panels. The sitting room has a feature stone open fireplace with built-in cupboards in the chimney recesses. The window has original shutters and views over the rear garden. A former dumb waiter has been converted into a drinks cabinet which includes a circular marble sink. There are two openings from the sitting room to the dining room which was formerly the kitchen and still retains some cabinets and a dresser unit. It also has a shelved larder cupboard and an integrated drinksfridge. There is an exposed ceiling beam and the original flagstone flooring. The office has windows and double doors with views over the south facing garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is in an extension added by the current vendors and has been carefully designed to blend with the original exterior with the same crenelated brickwork on the south elevation. It has triple aspect windows, double doors to the garden, and additional natural light is provided by a large lantern roof light. The kitchen is by Harvey Jones and has a range of full height, base and wall units with granite worksurfaces incorporating a Belfast sink. The matching island has additional storage and a breakfast bar to seat six. There is a four oven Aga, a separate LPG gas hob, a steam oven, an integrated Neff dishwasher, a larder fridge and a wine fridge.
Utility Room and Boot Room
The boot room and the utility room are both accessed via the side hall and both have arched windows overlooking the courtyard. The utility room has a range of fitted units with a solid oak work surface and a Villeroy and Boch Belfast sink. It houses the LPG gas boiler and has space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and an American style fridge/freezer. The boot room is dual aspect and has storage for coats and shoes.
The galleried landing has the original wood floorboards and space for a seating area. The inner landing has a built-in cupboard and built-in bookshelves. The dual aspect master bedroom has windows to the south and west with far reaching views over the garden and countryside beyond. There are two built-in wardrobes. The en suite shower room has a travertine tiled floor, a WC, a Corian washbasin set in an array of vanity storage and a double shower cubicle. There is a range of built-in cupboards spanning one wall, one of which houses a Tribune mains pressure unvented hot water cylinder. There are four further double bedrooms, one of which has built-in cupboards and three of which have windows overlooking the rear garden and orchard. The dual aspect family bathroom has an engineered oak floor, a corner shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin, a WC and a free standing claw footed bath with a shower attachment. The built-in cupboard houses a second water tank.
Gardens and Grounds
The property has approximately 2.11 acres of gardens and orchard. The rear garden faces almost directly south and is split level with steps down from the upper lawn to a lower lawn. There is a paved terrace outside the kitchen/breakfast room and a further terrace above the retaining wall between the two levels. The garden is well established with mature trees and shrubs including a wisteria growing over the house, fruit trees including apple, damson, pear, fig and cherry plum, and a eucalyptus. An opening leads to a former orchard which has several mature trees including walnuts and an oak, and has a natural pond with water lilies and iris and a duck house. The west facing garden outside the drawing room has an ornamental pond with a water feature and a terrace area with far reaching views over the paddocks and surrounding countryside. The countryside surrounding the property is partly owned by Moulton Veterinary College or is part of a Conservation Area so is protected from development.An arched, crenelated opening leads from the drive to the courtyard which is bordered by the house on one side with the barn and stables on the other sides creating a traditional horseshoe shaped stable yard. There is a gravelled parking area in the centre.There is also paddock land available subject to separate negotiation. The paddocks are mainly to the west of the property and are enclosed by post and rail and post and wire fencing.
The threshing barn is on the opposite side of the courtyard from the house. It is double height and measures over 43ft. by 16ft. It has been used as a party barn and also provides extensive storage. A connecting door leads to the tack room and an external staircaseleads to further store rooms above.The bothy is a one up one down self-contained apartment suitable for staff or for a teenager wanting some independence. The ground floor has a WC and a sitting room/ kitchen with a fireplace with a log burning stove and a kitchen area with an oven and sink. Upstairs the bedroom has a shower and a washbasin. There are eight stables of varying sizes, two of which are large enough to use as foaling boxes. There are six kennels attached the rear of one block of stables. The kennels have planning permission for conversion into storage units if preferred. A further barn, with planning permission for conversion into a four bedroom dwelling, and an already converted two bedroom cottage may also be available subject to separate negotiation.
Pitsford is a village 6.4 miles north of Northampton with a public houses and Pitsford Reservoir for walking and cycling. Local facilities in Brixworth 3.9 miles away include a supermarket, a butchers, public houses and a restaurant. Kingsthorpe 5 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.