Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8AG
- Grade II listed detached barn conversion
- Seven double bedrooms, four bathrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Vaulted kitchen/dining room
- Leisure complex with indoor swimming pool
- Paddocks and stables
- 1.25 acres in total
- No upper chain
A Grade II listed predominately stone under slate seven bedroom barn conversion with a detached two storey leisure complex, paddocks and stables.
Willow Barn extends to in excess of 4,000 sq. ft. with accommodation comprising an entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, seven double bedrooms, three en suite shower rooms, two dressing rooms and a family bathroom. The leisure complex comprises a gym, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a first floor games room. The paddocks extend to 1.25 acres and has a fenced stable yard with single stable and tack room.
The front door opens into a tiled entrance hall which has an oak staircase to the first floor, a built-in cupboard and doors to the drawing room, study, sitting room and cloakroom.
The triple aspect drawing room has oak flooring, a window seat to the front and an open fireplace with exposed brickwork and a quarry tiled hearth with an inset wood burning stove. The study has a window to the rear and exposed brickwork details. The sitting room is dual aspect, and has oak flooring and an open fireplace with exposed brickwork, quarry tiled hearth and an inset multi-fuel stove. Glazed double doors lead to the family room, and there is a door and step to the kitchen/breakfast room. The family room faces into the courtyard garden with French doors to the decked terrace. The room has oak flooring and the westerly facing pitch of the roof is glazed. A door leads to the guest wing.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room has a dual aspect and a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and purlins. The kitchen is a bespoke Bastide French country style kitchen from Fired Earth and has freestanding units including a sink unit with a double Butler sink, lava stone work surfaces, upstands and drainer, and an integrated dishwasher. There are further freestanding perimeter units with oak worktops, a larder unit, a matching island unit, and a six to eight seater table with matching forms and settle. There is an Aga set into a full height chimney breast with exposed brickwork and tiled splashbacks. The Aga is oil fired with an electric hob to part. The room has slate flooring. The utility room has additional base and wall units, a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A stable door leads to the courtyard garden.
The guest wing has three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and independent access via French doors from the inner courtyard. This area was formerly used as an annexe and the middle bedroom was previously a sitting room with a kitchen area which could be easily reinstated if required. One en suite comprises a WC, pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle with built-in shower as well as an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The final bedroom in the guest wing is dual aspect and has a three piece en suite comprising a WC, a wall mounted wash basin and shower cubicle with built-in shower.
Four bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off the first floor landing which is partially vaulted and has oak flooring and exposed brick detail. There is also an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder for the main part of the house.
The master bedroom has a dual aspect, a range of fitted wardrobes and a refitted en suite comprising a WC, twin wash basins set on to a wall mounted storage unit, and a double shower cubicle with built-in shower. The room has tiled walls and flooring, a heated towel rail and a spiral staircase to a vaulted dressing area on the second floor.
Further Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedrooms two, three and four are all double rooms and bedrooms three and four have fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two has a staircase to a vaulted dressing room on the second floor with fitted hanging rails and roof lights. The family bathroom has a three piece suite comprising a WC, pedestal wash basin and freestanding cast iron roll top bath with shower attachment. There are tiled splashbacks and flooring.
The central courtyard is partially paved and partially decked. There is a hot tub (subject to separate negotiation) standing on the decked area. The property is approached via double gates which lead to a gravelled driveway providing off street parking for up to ten cars. There is gated access to the paddocks and stable yard which comprise a single stable, tack room and additional storage sheds. There is a concrete apron and fenced yard area. Either side of the gravelled driveway are areas of lawned garden with a larger area of garden with a barbecue hut.
On the right of the driveway is an oak framed leisure complex comprising a gym, an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, cloakroom and changing area. The first floor is a vaulted games room with windows to all aspects.
Schooling and Situation
The local schools are Greens Norton Church of England Primary School, The Gateway School in Tiffield and Pattishall Church of England Primary School. Schools in Towcester are Sponne School, Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School and Towcester Church of England Primary School. 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 14 miles from Milton Keynes which has rail services to London Euston in 35 minutes.