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A former vicarage located in the heart of Spratton. Dating from 1800 with classic Georgian proportions, the house has been sypathetically restored and updated by its current owners. The Sheiling retains all its original period charm with original fireplaces, oak paneling, flagstones and servants' bells. The property is not listed. The property's position offers high levels of privacy and far-reaching views. Flexibility of layout would enable the creation of an independent self-contained annex with its own private courtyard garden. The Shieling is a rarely available period house in a sought-after location offering spacious and versatile family living over 3 floors with a south-facing walled garden. THE ACCOMMODATION The Shieling follows a classic Georgian layout with all rooms flowing from a central flagstone hallway and oak staircase. The ground floor is particularly spacious with a flexible layout. From the entrance hall, past the guest suite, cloakroom and cellar door, and into the heart of the house leading to the principle reception rooms. On one side, a generous drawing room with original fireplace, shuttered windows and ample space for a grand piano. On the other side, the dining room has its original fireplace with oak paneling which leads directly to the kitchen. Fully fitted with Neff appliances, walk-in pantry and under floor heating, the kitchen leads into the conservatory and out into the garden. The ground floor guest suite comprises a large bedroom and bathroom with walk-in shower. The landing leads further to a double-aspected study/studio with original stable door to the drive and French windows to the rear courtyard garden. Six external doors contribute to a natural flow between the house and garden throughout the ground floor. FIRST FLOOR On the half landing is a substantial double-aspected bathroom with luxury fittings and far-reaching views across the Brampton valley and to the church. There are two south-facing principle bedrooms on the first floor, one with en-suite featuring high-specification Italian fittings and rainwater shower. SECOND FLOOR Three further south-facing bedrooms, one single, one double, and the third being substantially larger with double aspect. Family bathroom with views across the Brampton Valley to the villages beyond. CELLAR Currently used as a laundry room with washing machines and storage areas. OUTSIDE The rear south-facing high-walled garden offers excellent privacy with far-reaching views, with specimen trees, ornamental pond, Gabriel Ash RHS greenhouse and coldframes, and separate tool shed. A large flagstone patio ideal for dining and entertaining runs the length of the house, with a further raised patio beneath the shade of the trees for hot summer days. To the west side of the house is a further secluded patio garden with French doors leading into to the study/studio. Flagstone steps lead down to a Judas gate in the wall leading directly onto Church Road. Power and lighting is located throughout all areas of the garden for night-time illumination and entertaining. External watering points for front and rear gardens. Powered pump to underground well for natural water supply. To the front of the property is a driveway with Tesla electric vehicle point and room for three cars, leading to a double garage with power, light and external water supply. There is a patio garden to the front of the kitchen with herbaceous borders stocked with herbs, fruits and fragrant climbing flowers. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: All mains services are connected to the property including gas. Local Authority: Daventry District Council Tel: 01327 871000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" LOCATION Spratton is vibrant village to the north west of Northampton and lies within a Special Landscape Area in the Northamptonshire Ironstone Uplands. Situated on elevated ground it has far reaching views over the Brampton Valley and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village has is a well-regarded preparatory school, a state primary school, and further facilities including historic church, hairdressers, gastro pub, general store and award-winning butcher shop. Northampton Grammar School is in the neighbouring village of Pitsford and Guilsborough Secondary School is nearby. Uppingham, Stowe and Rugby are less than an hour away. Sporting facilities locally include golf at Church Brampton and Harlestone. Sailing and trout fishing at both Pitsford and Hollowell reservoirs and flying from Sywell Aerodrome. The area is very well connected with main line station at Northampton providing a reliable service to London Euston from 42 minutes. The M1, A1 and A14 are easily accessible with Luton, East Midlands, and Birmingham airports all within an hour's drive.
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Guide price £1,150,000