14 High Street, Paulerspury, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7NA
- Detached stone property
- Five double bedrooms
- Five reception rooms
- Four bathrooms
- Quadruple garage
- Games room, home office and store
- Gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre
- Village location
A stone under slate five bedroom detached property with garaging for four cars, games room, office and gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1 acre.
The Laurels extends to in excess of 3,750 sq. ft. with accommodation over three floors and with stairs down to a dry wine cellar. On the ground floor there are four reception rooms and a vaulted garden room, a kitchen/breakfast room, a separate utility room and a cloakroom. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom and there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The two remaining bedrooms are on the second floor and both have en suite shower rooms. There is driveway parking for up to four cars in addition to two double garages. The garage outbuilding also contains a games room and an office. The garden to the rear is walled and backs onto fields.
The property is of early Georgian origin with Regency additions and is mainly built of local limestone with a slated roof. The property is not listed. The garden room and a single storey extension were added in the late 1980s. It was formerly the doctor’s house and stands set back from the High Street with views over the village green.
Ground Floor Principal Reception Rooms
The entrance hall has an oak staircase with barley twist balusters leading to the first floor galleried landing which has a beamed ceiling. The drawing room has an open fireplace with an ornate marble surround and hearth. It is a dual aspect room including two sets of French doors to the garden room. The sitting room has an oak carved fireplace surround with marble slips and a York stone hearth and houses a gas coal effect fire. There is a fitted wall mounted bookcase with leaded glass doors. The dining room is at the front of the property with a bay window overlooking the village green. There is a deep inglenook style fireplace (not in use) with exposed stonework and a brick hearth. The fixed bellows, which were turned by hand to fan the open fire, have been retained. The walls are wood panelled. The study also has panelling, a bay window to the front and ceiling beams. There is an open fireplace with hearth and mantelpiece over.
French doors from the sitting room lead to a tiled inner hall which has a door to the refitted cloakroom, a door to the kitchen/breakfast room and French doors to the garden room which in turn has French doors to the patio and garden. The garden room is vaulted and has a ceiling fan and automatic blinds, tiled flooring and two radiators ensuring all year round use.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room is a vaulted room with exposed rafters and trusses, and overlooks the garden and courtyard. There is a range of bespoke base and wall units finished with English oak and with tiled work surfaces and splashbacks. A gas-fired Aga is set into a brick chimney breast with tiled splashbacks. Other appliances include a five-burner gas hob with extractor fan over and electric oven beneath, an integrated fridge and a semi-integrated dishwasher. There is a double sink and drainer and a breakfast bar. The utility room has a matching range of base and wall units with tiled work surfaces and a single bowl sink and drainer. There is an integrated full size fridge and separate full-size freezer, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There is a wall mounted gas fired boiler and a door to the garden.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
Three double bedrooms lead off the split level first floor landing which has stairs to the second floor. The master suite is to the rear of the property and the dual aspect bedroom has two double glazed sash windows one of which overlooks the gardens to the rear. There is an open fireplace with surround and hearth, and a shallow cupboard which houses the integrated fire alarm and consumer units. The walk-in wardrobe has hanging rails and shelves. The fully tiled five piece en suite has a WC, bidet, pedestal wash basin, double shower and a separate bath with shower attachment
Other Bedrooms and Bathroom
Bedroom two is at the front of the property and has an open fireplace with an 18th century cast iron grate. A wash basin is set into a base unit with storage beneath. Bedroom five is the smallest of the double rooms and has a built-in wardrobe and a wash basin set into a base unit with storage beneath. The family bathroom has been refitted with a five piece suite with a concealed cistern WC, bidet and wide wash basin with storage cabinet beneath, a double shower cubicle with built-in shower, and a separate bath. There is wall and floor tiling, a heated towel rail and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Two en suite double bedrooms lead off the second floor landing which has a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom three is dual aspect and has exposed brick and studwork as well as rafters. There is a built-in wardrobe and a four piece en suite with WC, bidet, wash basin set into a wash stand with storage beneath and a double shower cubicle with built-in shower. Bedroom four has similar features with exposed brick and studwork as well as rafters. The en suite has a three piece suite with WC, wash basin set into a wash stand with storage beneath, a double shower cubicle with built-in shower, and a second airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
A pillared entrance to the side of the house leads to a block paved driveway providing off street parking for up to four cars in addition to the garages. A door leads to the rear garden.
The L-shaped outbuilding has a double garage with electric up and over doors to the front and a garage door and personnel door to the rear providing access to the garden which has additional parking. Internal double doors lead to a games room and office which both have power and lighting. The office has its own front door from the driveway. There is a boarded loft area above the games room, office and one of the double garages. There is a further double garage which has an up and over door and an internal door to a utility area and cloakroom. The utility area can also be accessed via an external door.
The gardens are split into two parts with a walled garden to the rear of the house with lawn and borders and a patio area adjacent to the garden room. Behind the games room and garage is a screened storage area with log store. A block paved driveway leads from the back of the garage and through an opening in the walled garden to a block paved turning area which provides additional parking when entertaining. The garden widens to the rear where it backs on to fields. This area is laid predominately to lawn and has well stocked beds. There is an ornamental pond with block paved surround and concealed filtration system. Overlooking the pond and grass tennis court beyond is a large pavilion built of stone and brick with a tiled roof and lead light windows. It is weatherboarded to the front and has both power and water
Paulerspury has a pre-school at the village hall, a primary school, church, GP surgery, public house, and a mini-market at the petrol station. It is only 3 miles from Towcester which has a wider range of amenities including four supermarkets. For commuters the village is almost equidistant from Milton Keynes and Northampton both of which have rail services to Euston taking 36 and 46 minutes respectively.