Silverstone, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8UB
- Detached eco home
- Five bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Double garage
- Smart home technology
- Landscaped gardens
- No upper chain
An individually designed, part brick, part stone under slate five bedroom, high specification Eco-Home offered for sale with no upper chain.
Becketts House extends to in excess of 4,000 sq. ft. with accommodation over three floors. This eco-home combines the latest technology including air source heat pumps, heat recovery, photovoltaic solar panels and rainwater harvesting. The property is also wired for the latest audio/visual smart home technology and LED lighting.
The property has been built to a high specification with particular attention paid to their eco-friendly credentials. The wider than standard 150mm wall cavities are filled with recycled insulation which, when combined with tripled glazed windows, should minimise the carbon footprint of the homes. Air source heat pumps, heat recovery, photovoltaic solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system mean it is possible the owners of these properties could end up in profit each year running their homes when the income from the Government in the form of 'feed in tariffs' and the 'renewable heat incentive scheme' is taken into account. There is also provision for an electric car charging station. The specification also includes underfloor heating and concrete floors throughout.
The oversized front door leads into the entrance hall which has a dog leg staircase to the first floor landing with a full height window on the half landing. There are two built-in cupboards which house the Smart Home Technology hub, in addition to the under stairs cupboard.
Smart Home Technology
Becketts House has been wired for audio and visual smart home technology. This includes wiring for ceiling speakers, data points and television points to all habitable rooms. The wiring can cater for a host of multi-source, multi-zone audio and video systems that can be designed and installed to meet the client's requirements. For television, the property is pre-wired for HD and 3D via satellite or Freeview (from your choice of provider) and can be streamed around the house, with the correct control elements installed. All audio and visual technology can be set up in a central hub in the smart home cupboard and controlled by intelligent remotes or touch screens in the walls, so no obvious wires, satellite boxes or DVD players would be visible in the rooms. The property is also wired for CCTV camera points to the front and rear.
The vaulted drawing room is at the rear of the property and has two sets of double doors to the garden and patio area. This double height room has a full height chimney breast with an inset Stovax multi fuel stove. The sitting room is dual aspect and has media connections including television, satellite and CAT 5 sockets. The dining room was originally designed as a home office. If used as an office there is an external door to the side to ensure family life is not disturbed.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast/family room is designed to be the hub of the house and has double doors to the garden. The room is fitted with both base and wall units, an island unit and breakfast area. There is an under mounted sink with an insinkerator, and a separate boiling and filtered drinking water tap. Integrated appliances include a full height Miele fridge and dishwasher. The induction hob, ovens and coffee machine are all also Miele. There is a wine fridge and a retracting extractor fan in the island unit. Due to the size of the room, it can be laid out in many ways and has space for both dining and family areas. A connecting door leads into the utility room which has additional storage, a sink, a full height integrated freezer and space for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a door to the front and a connecting door to the garage.
First Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Four double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off the first floor landing. Bedroom two has a walk-in wardrobe which is fitted with hanging rails, drawers and shelves. The en suite has a low level concealed unit WC, a wall mounted wash basin with storage beneath, and a walk-in shower. The room is finished with LED lighting and a chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom three has a separate dressing area, a built-in cupboard and a similar en suite to bedroom two. The family bathroom has a three piece suite, this time with a bath.
Second Floor Master Suite
The top floor is fitted out as a master suite. The bedroom has double doors to a covered balcony. Across the private landing there is a dressing room and a five piece en suite with a concealed cistern WC, twin wall mounted wash basins with drawers beneath, a walk-in shower area and a separate bath. The dressing room is fully fitted with a range of drawers, shelves and hanging rails.
The rear garden has been professionally designed and landscaped to create a central paved and pebble seating area with outside lighting, power points and raised planters. A trellis screen with walkway leads to the rear of the garage to a vegetable area which has raised beds and gravelled pathways. The plant room for Becketts House is accessed from the garden and spans the width of the double garage. To the front of the property is a block paved driveway which leads to the double garage which has electric up and over doors.
Schooling and Situation
The local schools are Silverstone Church of England School (opened in September 2017) and Sponne School in Towcester. Other schools include Northampton High School for Girls, Northampton Boys School, Akeley Wood, Akeley, Beachborough School, Westbury, Brackley, and Stowe School, Stowe. The property is 15 miles from Milton Keynes railway station which has services to London Euston in 35 minutes.