Offers in excess of £1,950,000
A PRETTY GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN FARMHOUSE WITH SELF CONTAINED THREE BEDROOM COTTAGE AND TRADITIONAL OUTBUILDINGS ENJOYING A DELIGHTFUL COURTYARD SETTING ON THE EDGE OF THE VILLAGE WITH EXCELLENT EQUINE FACILITIES THE PROPERTY Wold Farm enjoys a prominent position on the edge of this popular north Northamptonshire village surrounded by attractive rolling countryside. Under the custodianship of the current owner the farmhouse and cottage have been modernised and restored to a very high standard and enjoy views over landscaped courtyard gardens. The farmhouse, retaining all of its period features provides very comfortable family accommodation and is ideally suited for entertaining on an intimate or large basis. Complementing the main house is the independent but linked three bedroomed cottage offering great facilities for multi-generational living or indeed as a business opportunity. The current owner has been operating a thriving B&B business from The Cottage. The remaining "L" shaped range of traditional barns offer further potential depending on one's requirements. Lying across the Harrington Road is the land that stretches away to the north and offers excellent equestrian facilities with Scotts of Thrapston stable block, full sized mange, post and railed paddocks along with kitchen garden. Pictures and words do not do full justice and to fully appreciate this property and all on offer, one needs to make the commitment to view. WOLD FARMHOUSE Panelled front door opens into tiled reception hall with original wooden staircase gently rising to the upper floors. Two principal reception rooms with exposed wooden floors lie on the front of the house and both have fireplaces housing wood burners along with window seats. The sitting room is part panelled with full height corner cupboard and the drawing room has two alcoves with fitted cupboards and display/book shelving above. The stunning kitchen/breakfast/family room lies in the heart of the house with views over and direct access into the courtyard garden. The bespoke shaker kitchen with Silestone worksurfaces lies at one end with integrated appliances including Lacanche range with five ring gas hob (by negotiation), Miele combination steam and microwave ovens, Liebherr full height fridge, Zip hot water tap and separate drinks fridge. Limestone flooring runs throughout with electric underfloor heating with family area set around inglenook fireplace housing another wood burner. Steps lead down to the vaulted utility room with matching shaker units and including Liebherr freezer along with plumbing for washing machine and dryer. This room also has electric underfloor heating. Former traditional barns have been sympathetically converted and provide a stunning vaulted office, dining and games room with all three having French doors opening into the courtyard garden. A door off the reception hall reveals stone steps leading down to the dry vaulted cellars offering excellent facilities for the laying down of wine or possible conversion to gym/cinema room. FIRST FLOOR The staircase rises and divides with rooms at the front comprising principal bedroom with en suite shower room and opposite a former bedroom converted to stunning bathroom with cast iron roll top bath enjoying centre stage. To the rear is a further suite comprising sitting room/study area along with double bedroom served by an en suite bathroom. SECOND FLOOR Within the vaulted roof space are three further double bedrooms with one enjoying dedicated en suite facilities and the other two served by a Jack and Jill shower room. THE COTTAGE Whilst enjoying independent access from the courtyard the cottage also connects to the main house via the games room. It provides a self-contained unit with two reception rooms lying either side of the fully fitted shaker kitchen with Lacanche cooker (by negotiation), Miele combination steam and microwave ovens, Liebherr fridge and freezer and Bosch dishwasher. The utility/boot room is fully equipped with bespoke full height storage cupboard running along one wall. At the far end is the ground floor bedroom suite with stairs leading up to two further double bedroom suites on the first floor. OUTBUILDINGS Lying across the courtyard are a "L" shaped range of outbuildings offering further potential and currently providing useful covered storage along with workshop and two bay carport. The larger of the barns would make a great party barn/games room with one end having a mezzanine area. COURTYARD AND KITCHEN GARDEN The property is approached over a gravelled drive which sweeps round to an extensive parking area and providing access to the carport. The courtyard garden is a pure delight having been landscaped to create rooms. Indian stone terracing runs along the rear of the house and in front of the cottage providing excellent seating and entertaining areas. The manicured lawn with well in the centre is edged by herbaceous borders. A paved path leads down to the cottage and beyond is a further area of lawn enclosed behind box hedging creating another entertaining area. Across the Harrington Road is the kitchen garden with established strawberry, artichoke and asparagus beds along with wooden Cedar greenhouse. EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES The land which totals approximately 11.18 acres enjoys two vehicular accesses with internal tracks leading to the Scotts of Thrapston courtyard stable block which currently provides stabling for six horses along with tack room, hot water wash bay, feed and machinery stores along with hay barn. Across from the stables is a large area of hardstanding for the parking of vehicles and horseboxes along with providing access to the 60 x 20 sand and rubber mange. The land is divided into 13 individual turn out paddocks all served by water troughs along with three starvation paddocks and grass a canter track runs around the perimeter. In addition there is a large field used for winter turnout and hay production along with field shelter which also serves two of the turnout paddocks. The location offers excellent hacking facilities on a network of local bridleways and country lanes and is well positioned for access to local eventing centres at Keysoe in Bedfordshire, Addington and Hanslope in Buckinghamshire and Aston le Walls in Northamptonshire. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Three phase electricity to large barn. Gas fired central heating to radiators in both farmhouse and cottage. Broadband Speed: Currently 52.21 Mbps download and 18.2Mbps upload - Gigaclear fibre broadband available shortly. Local Authority: West Northamptonshire Council. Tel. 0300 126 7000. Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" £3,561.90 for the year 2023/2024. EPC Rating: Exempt. Tenure: Freehold. Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01604 632 991.
View a selection of our similar properties
Guide price £1,650,000
Guide price £1,495,000