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Duston Village

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Substantial period Grade ll listed village home
  • Possible annexe potential
  • Standing in landscaped gardens of 1.8 acres
  • Within walking distance of Dustan village centre
  • Seven car garage and range of outbuildings
  • Planning consent for three new homes in garden

THE PROPERTY

The Elms is a fine example of a prominent stone property dating from the 17th Century with further extensions in the 19th century and being Grade ll listed of archeological and historical importance. It sits centrally within the village of Duston and in a conservation area adjacent to the Church of St Lukes. The house has been within the same ownership for 60 plus years with many links to the local community and offers opportunities for interior remodelling and expansion with the potential to make a wonderful family home again. It is set within established grounds of 1.8 acres having a range of outbuildings. Although the potential for the house as a single family home is attractive, it does offer the flexibility to have an annex if required for larger families. An additional benefit is that there is currently planning consent for sub division of the main house into three properties plus detailed consent for three new houses being built in the garden. Plans and consents are available from ourselves for inspection. The accommodation of the main house extends to 5,284 sq feet and in brief extends to the hall with a kitchen to the right and cloakroom to the left. Directly ahead is a large dining room which opens onto a drawing room. Both are impressive rooms, have parquet floor and an abundance of light with dual aspects and period features. Running off the kitchen and connecting to the oldest part of the house is a breakfast room which provides access to the gardens. Beyond this is a run of rooms which include a study, shower room and bedroom. The original hall with front door lies beyond with the sitting room running off. On the first floor, there is a run of five bedrooms, all of which have either fitted cupboards or walk-in ones, as well as two bathrooms and a separate WC. On the second floor there are a further two double bedrooms and a games room. Above the drawing room there is substantial and, potentially, usable loft space which is accessed by stairs in the adjacent wood shed. The house has three gated road entrances. Two from Millway, and one from the Main Road, which is the main entrance. This entrance leads, past a run of 7 garages arranged in an L shape, onto a graveled driveway with a central roundel and flag pole. The garden wraps around the house to the north, east and south with only the original part of the house, to the west, abutting Millway. The garden's perimeter is well planted with mature trees and shrubs providing excellent privacy. Immediately to the south of the house is the more formal garden with a gravel and stone terrace running the length of that faade. To the south-east and overlooking the formal area, is a summer house constructed of stone with a pantile roof. Beyond are lean-to potting sheds and a kitchen garden, home to mature asparagus, raspberries, currants and gooseberries. Abutting this is an orchard of apple, pear and plum trees. A gravel drive running from the front of the house connects this area providing easy access for machinery. In the south-east corner of the plot is a large grass tennis court. To the north of this is a substantial kitchen garden. To the east of the garages is another orchard of apple and pear trees with a greenhouse & shed. In all, the plot amounts to about 1.8 acres. PLANNING Plots 1-3 There is Listed Building Consent to subdivide the farmhouse into 3 individual buildings (N/2019/0710) with Full Planning Permission to the same subdivision (N/2019/0707). It may suit being retained as a single house. Plots 4-6 There is Listed Building Consent for the conversion and extension of 2 curtilage listed outbuildings, the summer house and garages, to create 2 new dwellings, Plots 4 and 6 (N/2019/0714), with Full Planning Permission for the same (N/2019/0713). Included within this planning permission is the creation of one new dwelling, Plot 5, which is adjacent to the tennis court. This makes three new build homes. These consents and permissions date from mid-September 2019 and can be found on the Northampton Borough Council Website: http://planning.northamptonboroughcouncil.com/ planning