Kingthorn Mill

Bradden Road, Greens Norton, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8BS

£2,150,000

6 6 4

Property Highlights

  • Detached former mill
  • Six bedrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Four bathrooms
  • Tennis court
  • Four garages
  • Stables and paddocks
  • One bedroom annexe

Property description

A six/seven bedroom detached former mill with a one bedroom annexe, a detached one bedroom cottage, garaging, stables and outbuildings in just under 9 acres of gardens and grounds.

The main house has 4,420 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation with a reception hall, four reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, a utility room and a cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor the master bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom and there are three further bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a bathroom. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a room which could be used as a seventh bedroom, a playroom or a sitting room. There is a one bedroom apartment and a detached one bedroom cottage for guests or extended family. There is also a study/sitting room, and a snooker/entertainment room. There is garaging for four cars, stables, a tennis court and swimming pool, and extensive outbuildings for storage or business use. The property is set in just under 9 acres of gardens and grounds surrounded by rolling Northamptonshire countryside.

History and Heritage

Kingthorn Mill was formerly a working Corn Mill which was converted in the 1930s, extended in the 1960s and extended again by the current vendors who also added the detached cottage which was completed in 2007. Period and character features have been retained and great care has been taken to blend the extensions in with the style and finish of the original house. While maintaining the period feel the property has been extensively modernised including updated electrics, new boilers, a pressurised hot water system and contemporary bathrooms.

Ground Floor

A solid wood door leads to the reception hall which has windows to the front, flagstone flooring, and exposed beams. There is a coats cupboard and a Douglas Fir staircase to the first floor with a storage cupboard under. Canadian Pine double doors lead to the drawing room and the formal dining room and an inner hall leads to the study and a cloakroom.

Principal Reception Rooms

The drawing room has three windows overlooking the drive and front gardens and allowing plenty of natural light. The feature brick fireplace has an inset log burning stove and there are built-in cupboards and display shelves in alcoves on either side. There are further built-in cupboards and bookshelves on either side of the doors to the hall. The formal dining room also has three windows to the front. There is an open fire with a wood surround and built-in display cupboards and shelves in the chimney recesses on either side. There are also built-in cupboards on either side of the doors to the hall.

Other Reception Rooms

The snug is accessed via two arched openings from the drawing room. It is a dual aspect room with windows to the front and side and the window to the front has a window seat. The study is at the rear of the property and has a window to the rear, stone flooring and shelved alcoves. A door leads to the cloakroom which has a washbasin and a WC in a separate room.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room

A major feature of the property is the bespoke kitchen and the adjoining triple aspect breakfast/family room which is in an extension added by the current vendors. The two areas are open plan and bespoke blinds and curtains reflecting the colours of the kitchen units have been used, by the interior design firm Lawrence Furnishings of Brackley, to create a harmonious whole. There is stone flooring throughout which continues through a wide archway from the kitchen area to the breakfast/family area which is a light and airy room with glazing to three aspects including double doors to a covered terrace. Built-in units on either side of the archway match the kitchen units and include a glazed display cupboard and a storage unit with an integrated TV.

Bespoke Kitchen

The kitchen has a comprehensive range of hand-made units by Heavens and Stubbs which include a full height larder cupboard and drawers. The quartz work surfaces incorporate a double butler sink. The island unit has an oak work surface and includes integrated bin storage. Appliances include two Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers, two full height fridge freezers, a Quooker hot water tap, and a range cooker with an induction hob and an extractor with lights over. There is a door to the rear courtyard and a door to stairs down to the cellar.

Utility Room and Rear Hall

The utility room is fitted with similar units to the kitchen and has an under mounted ceramic sink and space for three appliances. There is a built-in cupboard and a window to the rear. The rear hall has a second staircase to the first floor.

First Floor Master Bedroom Suite

The dual aspect master bedroom has windows to the front and side. There are two walk-in wardrobes fitted with hanging rails, drawers and shelving. The feature open fireplace has a wood surround with a marble inset. The en suite bathroom has a Villeroy and Boch bath, a walk-in shower enclosure with a rain water shower head, a WC, a vanity washbasin, two towel radiators and a window to the rear.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom two has two windows to the front and a feature wall with an arch divides the bed and dressing areas. The en suite has a shower cubicle, a washbasin, WC and a towel radiator and has a window to the rear. Bedroom three and bedroom four both have windows to the front. Both bedrooms have a built-in wardrobe and bedroom four also has a built-in dressing unit and shelving. The fully tiled family bathroom has a P-shaped bath with a rainwater shower over, a vanity washbasin, a WC, a towel radiator and a window to the rear. The landing has stairs to the second floor, a shelved airing cupboard and built-in bookshelves.

Second Floor

Bedroom five has a range of built-in wardrobes and a dormer window to the front. Bedroom six is a single bedroom and also has a dormer window to the front. Between these two rooms there is a room which is currently used as a playroom and has a window to the rear and a contemporary electric fire. This room could be used as an occasional seventh bedroom or as a sitting room/study to make a suite for a teenager. The second floor bathroom has a corner bath, WC, a washbasin, and a window to the side.

Annexe

A glazed bridge leads from the half landing in the main house to the annexe which is on three levels and also has independent access. The basement has several store rooms one of which houses the boiler. The ground floor has a dual aspect study/sitting room with windows overlooking the pool terrace. There is a fireplace and a built-in shelved storage cupboard. The snooker room is triple aspect with double doors to the garden. The full sized snooker table is mounted on a hydraulic lift and can be lowered away under the floor enabling the room to be used for entertaining if desired. On the first floor there is a one bedroom apartment which has a modern fitted kitchen with an oven and space for a fridge. The dual aspect sitting/dining room overlooks the pool area and rear garden. It has a fireplace and storage in the eaves. The double bedroom also has eaves storage. The bathroom has a bath with a shower attachment, a washbasin and WC.

Detached Cottage

The cottage was completed in 2007 and has a small entrance lobby which leads into a mainly open plan ground floor. The first area is triple aspect and has space for a study, space for a dining table and chairs, and a wide opening to the sitting room. The kitchen area has a range of modern units with a sink, an electric oven and hob, and space for a fridge freezer. Power is in place to install a dishwasher if desired. The sitting room is dual aspect with double doors to a paved outside area. There is a contemporary wall mounted electric fire. There is also a utility room with space for two appliances, a cloakroom and a large under stairs storage cupboard. On the first floor the double bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood effect beams, and a range of fitted wardrobes. The en suite has a bath, a separate shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin, and a WC. The cottage has a separate council tax band of B and has its own phone line and broadband.

Garages and Outbuildings

There is a single garage with a manual door and a first floor storage room which has a door to the rear. The triple garage has electric doors. An old stable is currently used for storage and there is an oil tank. The portal framed agricultural building measures in excess of 77ft. by 59 ft. and has a concrete floor and a brick and pole lean to adjoining it. The building has phase 3 electricity and has been used by the current vendors for their business. There is also a stable with two loose boxes, and a timber summerhouse.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is in a rural setting surrounded by beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. It is set well back from the road and is accessed via electric wrought iron gates to a gravel driveway which leads to the house and widens in front to provide parking and a turning area. The drive continues to the garages, outbuildings and the cottage. These can also be accessed via a secondary drive which has two sets of double gates to the road. The formal gardens at the front have been landscaped and have lawned areas with a wide variety of mature trees interspersed. The river Tove winds through the gardens and can be crossed via rustic bridges. In total the gardens and grounds extend to just under 9 acres and include a small wooded area with spring bulbs, and paddocks.

Tennis Court and Swimming Pool

There is a full size hard surface tennis court. At the rear there is a concrete lined swimming pool which is in need of some refurbishment. The large paved terrace area surrounding the pool includes a brick built barbecue. Steps lead down to a courtyard area and a pool room which has a WC and a changing room with a sink. The store room over the single garage has a door to the rear and is conveniently positioned to store pool equipment.

Agent's Note

The property has mains electricity and mains water. There is oil fired heating in the main house and the annexe with separate boilers for each. The cottage has an electric boiler. Drainage is via a Klargester bio disk.

Greens Norton

Greens Norton is a thriving and well serviced village to the west of Towcester. Facilities include a shop/post office, butchers, public house, community centre, doctors' surgery, primary school, pocket park and village church. There are many active clubs including ones for rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis and football.

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