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High Street, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, NN6

Offers in excess of £1,250,000


6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NTH220331



  • Wonderful semi-rural position to the edge of a highly sought after village.
  • Spacious and versatile family living accommodation arranged over three floors.
  • Requiring modernisation and improvement both internally and externally.
  • Wonderful gardens and grounds and potential to create a stunning statement home.


A SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY RESIDENCE OFFERING POTENTIAL AND SCOPE FOR UPDATING NESTLED IN WONDERFUL GARDENS AND GROUNDS. A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home occupying a wonderful semi-rural position to the edge of the highly sought after village of Guilsborough. Believed to date from the 1930s, the property offers spacious and versatile family living accommodation arranged over three floors and has remained in the same family's ownership for the past 41 years. While offering good proportioned living accommodation, the property does now require modernisation and improvement offering a fantastic project and the perfect opportunity to create a dream home set in splendid established gardens and grounds. On the ground floor a main central hallway with staircase rising to the first floor provides access to the principal ground floor living accommodation which comprises sitting room with attractive dual aspect and open fireplace, family room/snug with double doors opening on to an raised outside terrace, a separate dining room and office. Also to the ground floor there is a good proportioned laundry/boot room with cloakroom off which in turn provides access to the kitchen which comprises a range of pine fitted base and eye level units, granite worktop surfaces, Rayburn and integrated Samsung electric oven and hob. Beyond the kitchen area there is also a small breakfast room. On the first floor a main landing area provides access to four bedrooms which include a main bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. Also to the first floor there are two further bath/shower rooms. On the second floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom, together with a guest living area complete with kitchenette. The second floor area could provide potential for use as a self-contained flat. Dripwell House is located at the end of a private drive which in turn affords access to the main house, own drive and an open hard standing area providing off road parking for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to the drive and off road parking area there is a good sized outbuilding incorporating garaging and multiple storage areas. There is also a garden/work shop attached to the property with steps leading down to a cellar, which we are informed by the owners has a capacity for the storage of 400 bottles. The gardens and grounds are a notable feature of Dripwell House and are revered locally comprising formal garden, wild and woodland areas in part abutting surrounding countryside. To the Immediate rear of the property there is a raised paved terrace, ideal for outside entertainment and alfresco dining. The gardens and grounds have to be visited in order to be fully appreciated boasting numerous specimen trees, flower and shrubs. LOCATION Guilsborough is a popular and desirable village situated to the north west of Northampton, set amongst undulating countryside. The area is well placed for communications with the M1 motorway offering rapid access to both the north and south of the country as well as the A14 to the North providing additional communication links. Train services are available to London Euston from both Long Buckby and Northampton with journey times of around 1 hour. Further services are also available into London from Wellingborough and Market Harborough. Recreational activities include sailing and fishing at Pitsford and Hollowell Reservoirs and golf at Chapel Brampton and Church Brampton. Within the village itself there is an excellent secondary school, primary school, public house and village shop to include a post office. Further amenities include a doctor's surgery, pharmacy and hairdressers. Private educational establishments include Maidwell Hall and Spratton Hall together with Rugby, Northampton High School for Girls, Pitsford School and Wellingborough School. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Oil fired and solid fuel heating. Mains water, drainage and electricity. Local Authority: West Northamptonshire Council Tel. 0300 126 700 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" £3,598.25 for the year 2023/2024 EPC Rating: F Tenure: Freehold