High Street, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3TB
- Grade II listed former farmhouse
- Four bedrooms, four bathrooms
- Five reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
- Detached one bedroom annexe
- Stables and tack room
- Extensive views over open countryside
- No upper chain
A Grade II listed 18th century four bedroom former farmhouse with a detached thatched one bedroom annexe and outbuildings.
The former farmhouse extends to approximately 5,000 sq. ft. in total with accommodation set over three floors. On the ground floor, there are three reception rooms leading off the hallway. There is a separate side entrance which leads to the kitchen/breakfast room to the front and a utility room and back kitchen to the rear. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a dressing room with fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom. The second floor has a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are electric gates leading to the parking area providing off street parking for up to ten cars. There are stables, tack room and storage. There is also an office adjoining part of the house which is accessed from the outside.
The entrance hall has a flagstone floor, a full turn staircase to the first floor with vaulted ceiling above. The drawing room, sitting room and family room lead off the hallway and there is a two piece cloakroom.
The drawing room has a multi-fuel stove set into an ornate surround with quarry tiled hearth. There are ceiling beams and two louvered shuttered windows to the front. Steps lead down from the rear part of the hall to the sunken family room which has windows looking out to the rear garden. The sitting room is to the rear of the property and has a flagstone floor and French doors to the rear garden. There is a brick chimney breast with an inset multi-fuel stove. Double doors lead to the dining room which has a louvered shuttered window to the front, a brick fireplace and hearth with an inset multi-fuel stove and fitted display shelves and cupboards in the alcove to the side.
The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted base and wall units with tiled splashbacks and granite work surfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl oversized ceramic sink and drainer. There is an oil fired Aga with a mantelpiece over, an integrated dishwasher and a semi-integrated American style fridge freezer. The room has exposed ceiling beams and tiled flooring. The breakfast area can accommodate a four to six seater dining table. A door leads to tiled steps to the cellar which has a tiled floor, fitted wine racks and units to match the kitchen.
Back Kitchen and Utility Room
The back kitchen and utility room are also fitted with the same range of units used in the kitchen. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is an electric cooker for summer use, a Belfast sink and tiled floor.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
Three double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off the first floor landing, as well as a concealed staircase to the second floor. The master suite has a walk-through dressing room with a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and a door to a balcony overlooking the rear. The en suite has a WC, a wash basin set into a fitted unit and a bath with a shower attachment. The dual aspect bedroom is partially vaulted with exposed beams and wood flooring. The three louvered shuttered windows to the front have window seats.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom two has fitted wardrobes and a dressing table, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. It has a WC, a wash basin in fitted units and a bath with built-in shower over. Bedroom four is a further double room to the front. The family bathroom comprises a four piece suite with WC, wash basin set into a fitted wash stand, roll top bath with shower attachment, and a double shower cubicle with built-in shower. There is further fitted storage, panelling and wood flooring.
The stairs rise into the centre of a double bedroom which has a fitted workstation, cupboards and drawers and matching freestanding wardrobe and bedside cabinet. This vaulted room has exposed roof timbers and a three piece en suite comprising a WC, wash basin and a corner shower cubicle with built-in shower.
Annexe Ground Floor
The front door opens into an open plan sitting/dining room which has stairs at one end to the first floor bedroom, an opening to the kitchen and a door to the downstairs bathroom. French doors lead to the rear. The kitchen has a range of oak base and wall units with granite work surfaces, oak panelling and a Belfast sink. There is a freestanding electric cooker with an extractor canopy over, and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The bathroom has a WC, a wash basin and a bath with an electric shower over.
Annexe First Floor
The vaulted first floor bedroom has exposed roof timbers and space for a study/dressing area to one end.
Electric gates lead to the tarmac parking area which provides off street parking for up to ten cars. To the rear of the parking area is the detached stone under thatch annexe and a range of buildings to the right hand side.
Outbuildings and Office
There are stables, tack room and storage. There is also an office adjoining part of the house which is accessed from the outside and houses the oil fired boiler.
The gardens are laid predominately to lawn and have views across open countryside. There are paved seating areas adjacent to the house, beds and borders, and an octagonal summer house in an elevated position within the garden overlooking the open countryside.
Preston Capes is a small village set in the heart of the South Northamptonshire and has a church and a village hall. Daventry, 5 miles 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 a golf course. There is a wide choice of schools available including Rugby School, Bilton Grange Prep School in Dunchurch and Stowe School. There are train services from Banbury to London Marylebone in 69 minutes and from Milton Keynes to London Euston which only takes 36 minutes.