Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3BA
£1,250,000Offers in excess of
- Detached stone property
- Four double bedrooms (potential for a fifth)
- Four reception rooms
- Three bathrooms
- Double garage
- Grounds of approx 1 acre
- Views over Capability Brown parkland
- Annexe potential
A stone under tile four bedroom detached property with a double garage and a plot extending to approximately 1 acre with views over Capability Brown parkland.
Somerton House comprises an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, garden room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, boiler room, downstairs shower room, four double bedrooms with an en suite to the master bedroom, a dressing room to bedroom two, and a family bathroom. There is potential to create a fifth bedroom in the study area on the landing if required. The gardens are landscaped and outlook over the surrounding parkland. There is a double garage and annexe potential.
The entrance hall has doors to the drawing room, sitting room, kitchen and cloakroom. There are stairs to the galleried first floor landing with a cupboard beneath.
The drawing room is dual aspect, and has an open fireplace with stone surround and hearth with an inset wood burning stove. There are exposed ceiling beams, double doors to the sitting room, and fitted bookshelves. A glazed door leads into the triple aspect dining room which forms part of the extension and has a dual aspect with French doors to the garden, travertine flooring with underfloor heating, and a built-in full height cupboard and display shelves. The sitting room is to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens and open parkland and has an open fireplace to one end with an inset wood burning stove.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of base and wall units along with a matching central island, all with granite work surfaces. The island has a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer and an electric hob as well as space and plumbing for a dishwasher. The perimeter units have a built-in electric oven and grill and an integrated fridge. There is an electric three oven Aga with the Aims system. The kitchen overlooks the garden and open parkland with a breakfast bar in front of the window. There is a door to the utility room and glazed double doors to the oak framed garden room.
The vaulted garden room has doors to the front and rear and panoramic views over the garden, driveway and open parkland.
The utility room has a range of base and full height units with wood work surfaces, a Belfast sink and tiled splashbacks. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine, a full height fridge freezer and the oil-fired boiler.
The galleried first floor landing has a shelved airing cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder. The galleried landing provides a study area although this was designed to accommodate a fifth bedroom.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The master bedroom is a vaulted room with exposed beams and four sets of fitted wardrobes. A door leads to the refitted en suite which comprises a WC, a wash basin with drawer storage beneath and a double walk-in shower cubicle with built-in shower. There is wall and floor tiling, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and recessed shelved storage. Bedroom two is a further double room overlooking the garden to the rear and has a walk-in dressing room which has provision for plumbing for an en suite. Bedroom three is a further double room overlooking the front garden. The family bathroom has a four piece suite comprising a WC, pedestal wash basin, bath with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle with built-in shower. There are tiled splashbacks and a heated towel rail.
A separate entrance leads to an entrance hall with a connecting door to the main house via the dining room and a second door to the converted first garage which has a small kitchenette with base units and work surfaces and a boiler cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and boiler for this side of the house. There is a downstairs shower room with a three piece suite comprising a WC with concealed cistern, wash basin and corner shower cubicle with built-in shower. There are tiled walls, built-in storage and a heated towel rail and electric wall heater. Stairs lead to the vaulted fourth bedroom which has exposed roof trusses and windows overlooking the driveway to the front. There are built-in wardrobes.
To the front of the property is a beech hedged boundary with a gravelled driveway providing off street parking for eight cars, in addition to the remaining double garage which has power and lighting (the left hand garage of the three has been converted into the guest wing). There is access to either side of the property leading to the main lawned gardens. The rear garden is laid predominately to lawn with well stocked beds and borders splitting the upper and lower lawned areas. There are gravelled and paved seating areas including a separate paved area to the front of the summer house which has power and lighting. To the side of the property is a greenhouse, fruit cage and storage area for composting and the oil tank. Double doors lead into the rear of the garage. The gardens have views over the Capability Brown parkland which are renowned at Fawsley.
Fawsley is a hamlet with beautiful lakes and St Mary's church which is isolated on a grassy knoll and surrounded by a ha ha. Badby Wood is not far away and is famous for its bluebells.
Situation and Schooling
Daventry, to the north, is the nearest town and has a range of shops including Waitrose and Tesco. There is a leisure centre, a country park and golf courses at Hellidon, Staverton and Daventry. There are several schools in the area including Rugby School, Rugby, Bilton Grange Prep School, Dunchurch and Stowe School, Stowe. There are good train services including from Banbury to London Marylebone and from Milton Keynes to London Euston which takes 36 minutes.