5 Old Farm Lane
Ashton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2LE
- Detached village property
- Six bedrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Six bathrooms
- High specification
- Bedroom/office above garage
- Double garage and off street parking for six cars
- Landscaped gardens
A contemporary stone under slate six bedroom detached property with an annexe/office, garaging and landscaped gardens and paddocks totalling almost 1 acre.
5 Old Farm Lane extends to almost 5,100 sq. ft. of accommodation and comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, library/study, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, utility room and two cloakrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a five piece en suite bathroom and a balcony with views over the rear garden and paddocks. There are three further bedrooms all with an en suite shower room. The second floor has a sitting/games room in excess of 22 ft. x 20 ft., and two double bedrooms both with an en suite bathroom. There is also an attic store room. The double garage has a room above which is currently used as an office but which has potential to be converted into an annexe. There is a gated driveway, and gardens and paddock extending to almost 1 acre in total.
Design and Specification
The property has been finished to a high specification which includes oak doors, engineered oak and travertine flooring, and underfloor heating to the ground and first floors. All six bedrooms have a range of built-in furniture and an en suite bath or shower room. There is internet wiring, a network hub and a sound system which includes speakers in all six bedrooms and four of the en suites. The kitchen/breakfast/family room has bi-fold doors to the terrace area in the landscaped rear garden.
The oak front door opens into the entrance hall which has stairs to the first floor and engineered oak flooring which continues into the family room and the library/study.
The sitting room is triple aspect and has French doors to the paved terrace. There is a deep stone fireplace, mantelpiece and hearth. The dining room and the library/study both overlook the front driveway. The dining room has a feature open fireplace with a stone surround and hearth.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room has an open plan layout with oak flooring in the family area and travertine flooring in the kitchen and breakfast area. The family area has bi-folding doors to the paved terrace overlooking the garden and paddock. There are built-in speakers in both the kitchen and family areas. The kitchen area has a range of base and wall units, as well as a curved central island unit with built-in breakfast bar. There are granite work surfaces and upstands and an under mounted one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. A freestanding Rangemaster dual fuel cooker is set into a surround with extractor canopy and mantelpiece over. Other appliances include an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, and a microwave and wine cooler. The breakfast area is dual aspect with French doors to the terrace, and has a dresser unit which matches the kitchen units.
The utility room has a range of base and wall units with granite work surfaces and upstands, and an under mounted stainless steel Franke sink. There is travertine tiling to match the kitchen, a door to the rear garden and doors to the side entrance porch. The understairs cupboard houses the networking hub. The side entrance hall has stairs to the first floor office and there is a door to the driveway which would provide a potential annexe with an independent entrance.
The galleried landing has a shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, and stairs to the second floor sitting/games room.
The master bedroom is dual aspect overlooking the garden and paddocks to the rear with French doors to a balcony with a glass and steel balustrade. There is a range of fitted furniture including wardrobes, drawers, a dressing table and bedside cabinets. There is also a walk-in wardrobe which is fully fitted with hanging rails and drawers. The en suite has a five piece suite including a WC, twin wash basins set into a range of storage units with granite work surfaces, splashbacks and sill. There is a Jacuzzi style bath with a granite surround and a walk-in shower cubicle with built-in shower.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom two is dual aspect overlooking the side and rear garden with French doors to a Juliet balcony. There is a range of fitted wardrobes and drawers, a dressing table and beside cabinets. The en suite comprises a three piece suite with a concealed cistern WC, a wash basin set into storage units with a granite work surface, and a walk-in shower cubicle with built-in shower. Bedroom three has a matching range of wardrobes, dressing table and bedside cabinets, and a three piece en suite with a concealed cistern WC, wash basin with storage units, and a walk-in shower cubicle with built-in shower. Bedroom four overlooks the front driveway and has built-in wardrobes, drawers and bedside cabinets, and a three piece en suite comprising a WC, wash basin set into storage units and a walk-in shower cubicle with built-in shower. The four bedrooms and en suites on the first floor all have built-in speakers linked to the central sound system.
The room over the garage measures over 31 ft. x 24 ft. and is currently used as an office. It has engineered oak flooring, a window to the front and double doors to a Juliet balcony to the rear. There is a kitchenette with a range of base and wall units with a work surface incorporating a sink and drainer. There is also a file store room which already has provision for plumbing to facilitate its conversion into a shower room to convert the space into a self-contained annexe if required.
There are two additional en suite double bedrooms on the second floor either side of a central sitting/games room with a gallery overlooking the first floor landing. This central room has a lantern roof with two roof lights which have views over the garden and paddocks.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedrooms five and six have built-in wardrobes and drawers, as well as eaves storage, and four piece en suites comprising a WC, wash basin, a bath and separate shower cubicle with built-in shower. A walk-in attic storage room is accessed via the en suite to bedroom five.
The rear garden has been landscaped and is enclosed by estate railing with gates leading to the paddock to the rear. There is a separate fenced area to the rear of the garage and utility room for pets. The terrace is paved and has a stone retaining wall with granite caps and two sets of steps leading to limestone shingled paths. There are numerous power connections for outside lighting and a Victorian style lantern in the garden. A stone bridge leads across to the paddock which is enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is a pond to one side of the paddock, and a small orchard on the other side. To the front of the property is a gated gravelled driveway which leads to a block paved parking area in front of the double garage. The front of the property is enclosed by post and rail fencing and limestone walling with coping stones. There are beds and borders and gated access to the side.
The village of Ashton lies halfway between Northampton and Milton Keynes. The village history shows Ashton has had continuous habitation since the Roman times and even earlier and has had links with Royalty (associated with the Grafton Estate) from Henry VIII through to Charles II. There are primary schools in Ashton and the neighbouring villages of Roade, Stoke Bruerne and Hartwell. Secondary schools include Elizabeth Woodville School at Roade, Quinton House, Northampton School for Boys and Northampton School for Girls in Northampton and Stowe to the south. The village has The Crown Public House which has a local reputation for serving good food.