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May 20, 2011

Former Victorian Methodist Chapel for sale in Scaldwell, Northamptonshire

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — David Taylor @ 4:31 pm

The Northampton office of estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff are selling a delightful former Victorian Methodist chapel in the village of Scaldwell in Northamptonshire.

This three bed property is close to the heart of the village and includes a private south-facing garden plus parking for two cars.

Scaldwell nestles in undulating countryside just under 10 miles to the north of Northampton. The centre of the village is a Conservation Area with many 17th and 18th Century stone and brick houses and cottages.

For full details click here or call the Northampton office on 01604 632991. Asking price is £449,950.

The Chapel, Scaldwell, Northamptonshire

May 18, 2011

Farmhouse for sale on the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — David Taylor @ 9:58 am

The Northampton office of national estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have brought to the market a fantastic property on the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire at a guide price of £935,000.

Broombank, in Upper Harlestone, consists of a beautiful three-bed former farmhouse, a two-bed stone cottage, pool house, swimming pool, landscaped gardens and an Amdega summerhouse.

Upper Harlestone is a small conservation village situated on the edge of the Althorp Estate. The village, which consists predominantly of stone built period properties, stands in lovely countryside and has a small general store. In the nearby village of Lower Harlestone there is a primary school, church, public house, blacksmith and a garage.

Further shopping and leisure amenities are available in Northampton, which also offers a wide range of schooling. There are also a number of good schools in nearby villages, both state and private. Sporting facilities close by include Northampton Golf Club at Lower Harlestone (walking distance), sailing and trout fishing at Pitsford, racing at Silverstone and flying at Sywell.

For more information on the property click here or call 01604 632991.


May 16, 2011

Listed 6-bed property with famous literary association for sale in Somerset

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — David Taylor @ 7:52 pm

A fantastic Grade II Listed property with a famous literary association has been put on the market by the Taunton office of Jackson Stops & Staff.

Poole House, in the village of Nether Stowey,was once owned by Thomas Poole, a local farmer and tanner who had an interest in literature. He befriended the famous English writers Coleridge and Wordsworth, finding them houses to rent in the neighbourhood.

In fact, Coleridge was invited to use one of the rooms on the first floor, where he wrote the lyrical ballads which changed the course of the history of English literature.

Poole House is on the market at £795,000 and includes partly walled gardens, a stone barn, double garage/games room and pergola.

The village of Nether Stowey nestles within the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty which is well known for its excellent walking and riding.

For more information click here or call the Taunton office on 01823 325144.

Poole House, Nether Stowey, Somerset

May 13, 2011

Property for sale in Ashmansworth – former home of celebrated composer Gerald Finzi

Filed under: Latest News — David Taylor @ 12:36 pm

Jackson Stops & Staff’s Newbury office has just brought to the market a lovely property that was the former home of the celebrated English composer Gerald Finzi.

Church Farm is situated in Ashmansworth and lies on the Hampshire Downs, about 8 miles south of Newbury. This small, charming village which has the distinction of being the highest in Hampshire, is surrounded by unspoilt, undulating downland, forming part of The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house lies on the southern edge of the village, opposite the small Grade 1 Listed 12th Century church of St James.

The 10-bed property also includes period outbuildings, garden, orchards and paddocks – in all 15.89 acres (6.432 hectares) of land.

Says Sales Negotiator James Dawson: “The musician built Church Farm in 1939  to replace the original farmhouse which had fallen into disrepair. It was during his time ahere that Finzi’s reputation grew as an important English composer of the 20th Century. Regular visitors to the house included the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams who was a great friend of the family and later the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré who stayed frequently at the house.

“Church Farm has continued to retain strong links with English music and this is celebrated by an engraved glass window by Whistler in St James’s church opposite. Gerald Finzi was also a keen orchard keeper and planted many rare varieties of apple trees and other fruits here. He was in fact responsible for rescuing several old English apples from extinction and it is likely that many of these remain at the property.

For further information or if you wish to arrange a viewing called James Dawson on 01635 45501 or click here. Guide price is £2,5 million.

Church Farm, the former home of composer Gerald Finzi