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Harpole

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • CLASSIC GEORGIAN COUNTRY HOUSE
  • GRADE 11 LISTED
  • IN NEED OF SOME MODERNISATION
  • IDEALLY SUITED FOR ENTERTAINING
  • WELL PROPORTIONED ROOMS
  • EXTENSIVE BASEMENT WITH POTENTIAL
  • WALLED GARDEN
  • LYING IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE

THE PROPERTY

A FINE GEORGIAN COUNTRY HOUSE WITH WALLED GARDEN BUILT IN THE CLASSICAL STYLE AND REQUIRING MODERNISATION The formal launch provides purchasers with the first opportunity in 43 years to acquire this original Grade II listed Georgian Country House. The house remains true to its period with original features remaining including marble fireplaces, moulded plaster work, cornices and working shutters in all the principal rooms. The hall is in need of sympathetic modernisation and once completed will offer a great family house ideally suited for entertaining whether on an intimate or large scale. The walled grounds are not extensive but offer privacy and protection and along with the hall need to be inspected to fully appreciate the lifestyle opportunities on offer. Double leaf part glazed doors with over light open into the entrance hall which in turn opens into the reception hall, both benefiting from original stone flagged flooring and being part panelled. The principle reception rooms radiate off from the reception hall and all benefit from a double aspect. Full height sash windows with working shutters allow natural light to flood into the drawing room with decorative cornice and the white marble fireplace is the focal point of the room with stone hearth. Mahogany book shelving sits in the recess to one side. The dining room is the perfect size for formal entertaining with exposed wooded flooring and attractive mottled grey fireplace with red tiled hearth. This room also enjoys a double aspect and has atmosphere with its striking atmospheric wall paper. The sitting room lying to the rear has a cosy feel and enjoys direct access into the kitchen/ breakfast room. The kitchen benefits from a range of fitted base and eye level units with a green three oven AGA providing cooking facilities. A pine full height cupboard houses the central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. Steps for the hall lead down to the cloakroom and utility room which doubles up as a boot room with direct access in to good sized garage. BASEMENT Stone steps lead down to the extensive vaulted basement which has the same foot print as the upper floors and divided into seven rooms along with a binned wine store. Whilst offering basic facilities at the moment, this area of the house has real potential for transforming into gym, home cinema, party room and games room. Equally it potentially could provide for a self-contained annexe with having the benefit of being accessed externally from the rear of the hall. FIRST FLOOR The open-well staircase with carved tread ends has a ramped and wreathed mahogany hand rail and gently rises to the first floor galleried landing which runs through the middle of the house with all bedrooms radiating off. The master bedroom is generous in size and overlooks the front garden with fitted wardrobes and benefits from part tiled en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Three further double bedrooms and one single bedroom lie on this floor and all served by a family bathroom. GROUNDS AND GARDENS A pair of wrought iron gates onto the gravel drive which sweeps up to the front door and around to the attached double garage. The drive offers generous parking and is partly edged by mature herbaceous borders. The entire grounds to the hall are enclosed behind brick walling offering both privacy, protection and security. The main south facing garden lies to the front of the hall with lawn edged by mature borders with mature Home Oak providing dappled shade. A path leads past the western elevation with seating areas and continues around the rear where there are stone steps down to the basement. LOCATION Harpole is a popular village lying about 5 miles due west of Northampton. It has all the usual amenities of a large village including a Church, general store, nursery, public houses, restaurant and a primary school. The village is in the catchment area of Bugbrooke Campion School and there are excellent private schools in the vicinity including Quinton House School, Spratton Hall as well as Northampton High School for Girls and Northampton Boys School. Further afield there are public schools at Stowe, Oundle, Uppingham and Rugby. Harpole is conveniently placed for access to the M1 Motorway and to Northampton train station with reliable service to London Euston from 55 minutes. DIRECTIONS NN7 4DU From Northampton take the A45 west towards Daventry and Junction 16 of the M1. About 1.5 miles out of the town and just after the Kislingbury roundabout turn right by the Turnpike restaurant into Harpole. Once in the village turn left into Glassthorpe Lane and the entrance gates to Harpole Hall will soon appear on the left hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating to radiators. Broadband: Gigaclear fibre broadband available in the village Local Authority: South Northamptonshire Council Tel: 01327 322322 Outgoings: Council Tax Band G - £3,149 for 2020/21 Tenure: Freehold Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel: 01604 632 991