Blisworth Lodge Farm
Courteenhall Road, Blisworth, Northamptonshire, NN7 3DG
- Detached former farm house
- Four double bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym
- Separate self-contained one bedroom cottage
- Triple garage and parking for 15 cars
- Edge of village position with views over countryside
- Within 2 miles of Collingtree Golf Course
A late 19th century Grafton Estate four bedroom detached farmhouse with a separate one bedroom cottage, a leisure complex with an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna, a triple garage and gardens and grounds extending to 1.17 acres in total.
The main house extends to in excess of 3,800 sq. ft. with versatile accommodation comprising an entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar, four double bedrooms with an en suite shower room to the master bedroom, and a family bathroom. There is a link from the main house to the pool room which has a changing area, shower room and sauna, and a connecting door to the gymnasium and plant room for the pool.
History and Heritage
Blisworth Lodge Farm is predominately from the Georgian period and sits in an elevated position on the edge of the village. It is understood that the original farm formed part of The Wake Estate up until 1986. The property has been improved by the current vendors and now has a blend of character and contemporary features for modern family living.
The entrance hall has stairs to the first floor landing with a door and staircase beneath leading to the cellar. The entrance hall extends the full depth of the main house with a door to the conservatory at the rear. There is Karndean wood effect flooring and exposed brickwork within the hall.
The drawing room and the sitting room are both dual aspect rooms at the front of the property and both have shuttered sash windows with panelled reveals. The sitting room has an open fireplace with wood surround and marble hearth. The drawing room has a stone fireplace with hearth and an inset gas coal effect fire. An opening leads to the dual aspect dining room which is split level and has French doors to the conservatory. There is an exposed studwork wall and stonework. The conservatory is of uPVC construction on dwarf stone walls.
The kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and has a range of base and wall units with work surfaces incorporating a single bowl sink and drainer. There is a Stoves dual fuel stainless steel range cooker, and space and plumbing for a washing machine, a dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer. There is a wall mounted gas fired boiler and Karndean wood effect flooring to match the hall.
Four double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off the first floor landing which has an airing cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The dual aspect master bedroom has a three piece en suite with a WC, a wash basin set into a wall mounted cabinet with storage beneath, and a corner shower cubicle with an electric shower. There is Karndean wood effect flooring. Bedrooms two, three and four are all double rooms. Bedrooms three and four are both at the rear of the property and both have window seats overlooking the rear garden. The family bathroom has a four piece suite comprising a WC, twin wash basins set into wall mounted cabinets with drawer storage beneath, and a bath. There is Karndean wood effect flooring and a heated towel rail.
Garden and Grounds
Double electric gates at the side of the property lead to a gravelled driveway flanked by laurel hedging. The drive leads round to the triple garage with an additional parking area to the front of the house providing parking for in excess of fifteen cars in total. The lawned front garden is enclosed by mature boundary hedging and trees. The rear garden is fully enclosed, predominately by walls. There is a lawned area and several paved and decked areas for entertaining, including one paved patio adjoining the three sets of patio doors from the pool room.
The leisure complex is linked to the main house by a room with doors to the front, rear and the conservatory. A further doors leads into the vaulted pool room which has three sets of patio doors to the rear courtyard, exposed stonework and a tiled surround to the pool which has roman steps at one end. There is a changing room with a three piece shower room and a separate sauna. The gymnasium leads off the pool room and contains the plant room for the swimming pool. A connecting door leads to the triple garage.
The cottage has a separate address and council tax band. The front door leads from the driveway to a hall with doors to the kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom. The dual aspect sitting room has uPVC double glazed windows, and a tiled fireplace with a gas fire. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of base and wall units with work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is a one and a half bowl sink with drainer, and a four burner gas hob with electric oven beneath and extractor fan over. There is a wall mounted gas fired boiler, space and plumbing for a fridge freezer and a door to the rear courtyard garden.
The Cottage Bedroom and Bathroom
The double bedroom has a window to the rear and fitted furniture including bedside cabinets, drawers and wardrobes. The bathroom has a three piece suite with a WC, pedestal wash basin, and a disabled bath with side door and electric shower over. There are tiled walls and a window to the rear.
Schooling and Situation
Local schools include Quinton House, Spratton Hall, Northampton School for Girls, and Northampton School for Boys. Blisworth has a public house, post office and general stores, primary school, the village hall and doctors' surgery. The property is less than 2 miles from the Grand Union Canal and the Blisworth and Gayton Marinas at Blisworth Arm.