Originally constructed in 1985 and sympathetically extended by the current owners, The Firs enjoys a quiet position on the edge of the village and offering well presented family accommodation over two floors. A part glazed front door with side lights opens in to the central reception hall with cloakroom lying off and staircase rising to the galleried landing. The sitting room runs the full width of the house with stone fireplace housing wood burning stove sitting on a tiled hearth. The floor is engineered oak and both the sitting room and adjoining study / family room have views and french doors opening into the pretty rear garden. The dining room is strategically placed next to the recently refitted kitchen / breakfast room which also enjoys views and direct access to the paved entreating terrace. The bespoke units are by Parker kitchens from Towcester. The Ash fronted units are painted Partridge grey with quartz work surfaces and breakfast bar. The dark blue Rayburn provides cooking facilities and is complimented by Siemens appliances including oven, grill, microwave, induction hob, fridge, drinks fridge and dishwasher. The sink benefits from a Quooker boiling tap. Lying off the kitchen is the equipped utility room housing the Mistral oil fired boiler and there is plumbing for both washing machine and dryer. On the first floor the master bedroom lies at the end of the landing with en suite bathroom including a glazed shower cubicle. Three remaining double bedrooms are served by the part tongue and groove and tiled family bathroom with roll top bath. The large airing cupboard with fitted shelving houses the hot water cylinder and a loft hatch with retractable ladder offers access to the part boarded roof space. OUTSIDE A pair of five bar gates open onto the gravel drive lying in front of the house and providing plenty of off road parking and access to the tandem garage and adjoining stable currently utilised as a wood store. The main garden lies to the rear and is enclosed behind wooden close boarded fencing. Running along the rear elevation is an extensive area of paving providing seating and dining areas overlooking the rear lawn. In one corner is a fenced hen run and the other a base for garden shed (current shed excluded but potentially available by negotiation). EQUINE FACILITIES Located to the south of The Firs and accessed at the end of Water Lane via a shared farm track are the equine facilities ideally suited for hunting, eventing or indeed dressage. Lying close to the entrance is the Warwick stable block providing stabling for four with tack room, feed store and covered front concrete apron. To the front of the sable block is an extensive area of hard standing together with mobile field shelter. Below the stable block is a 40 metre by 20 metre ménage with sand and fibre surface enclosed behind mature hedgerows which provide shelter and protection. The external boundaries to the land are defined by post and five rail fencing with internal paddocks separated by electric fencing. An grass strip through the middle provides access to five paddocks of which two benefit from mobile field shelters and one used as a starvation paddock. The land benefits from views over attractive open rolling countryside with the location providing the ability to ride out country lanes and bridleways. The property is situated within Grafton hunt country. LOCATION The village is set in rolling open countryside in the area known to the cognoscenti as the "Gold Triangle". The nearby village of Blakesley has a public house, well regarded primary school and a village shop. Towcester has good local shopping with supermarkets, restaurants, health centre and leisure centre with swimming pool. State schooling locally includes Sponne School in Towcester while in the private sector there are preparatory schools locally including Winchester House at Brackley and Akeley Wood at Wicken and Lillingstone Dayrell, while public schools are at Rugby, Wellingborough, Uppingham and Oundle. Local shopping towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes, which also has a train station on the west Coast mainline. Bradden Lodge is well placed for access to the A43 which links the M1 to the M40. DIRECTIONS NN12 8FG From Northampton and the M1 at Junction 15a, take the A43 south west in the direction of Oxford. At the first roundabout at Towcester, at the junction of the A43 and A5, take the third access signed to Greens Norton. On entering the village pass the church, go down the hill and by the pub turn left. Take the next right signed to Bradden. On reaching Bradden, continue through the village passing Bradden Hall on the right just before leaving the village and after passing Bradden Lodge on your left take the next left turn into Water Lane and the entrance gates to The Firs will shortly appear on your left.
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Guide price £800,000