The Old Dairy Main Street | Denton | Northamptonshire | NN7 1DQ
THE OLD DAIRY The Old Dairy is a beautifully presented mid terraced traditional cottage overlooking the village green in Denton. This superb home extending over 2000 sq. ft. retains many original features including beams and an inglenook, it has also been substantially extended creating a superb bright and spacious family home.
A stone flagged entrance opens to the very welcoming reception room which has a beamed ceiling and large inglenook with wood burner, to the far end of this room is a ground floor double bedroom or if preferred study/snug. To the rear is a superb kitchen/dining room with a central preparation island and a large dining area, the whole room is flooded with natural light from a conservatory style roof. There is also a guest cloakroom on the ground floor.
Seller Insight When we initially moved to The Old Dairy, our three children were all young,” say the current owners of this characterful family home, “and we were looking for a character property in a lovely village location. At the same time, we wanted to be able to get to larger towns such as Northampton and Milton Keynes easily, as well as commute to London, so location wise Denton proved ideal.” Since moving in, the owners have made various improvements to the property, whilst retaining the unique charm of the 18th century building. “Although the general layout of the house suited us, it was in need of some updating,” they say. “We added an oak kitchen with a breakfast island, modernised the en-suite to the master and the family bathroom, and installed a new boiler and immersion tank. We also removed an old entrance to make the third downstairs reception room more level. It now works really well as a dining room, study or guestroom.” “The garden has been fantastic too,” the owners continue. “Due to its size, there is always a sunny spot somewhere. The ‘top field’, as it is known, has at various times been a site for the trampoline, the location for Easter Egg hunts, and more recently teenage gatherings with a cookout and occasional fireworks. All this can be going on and we are not disturbed at all in the main house, with the thickness of the walls also serving to keep the interior lovely and cool on hot days. The TV room is on the same level as the garden with patio doors which open out, so this is a lovely room to sit in during the summer.” The local area also has much to offer. “The children went to the superb village primary school and spent many happy hours with the freedom to play outside in the countryside,” say the owners, “building forts at the brook, helping down at the farm (particularly at lambing time) or just riding their bikes all over. Our basset hound Mabel had many favourite walks across the fields meeting her doggie friends. Meanwhile, the Red Lion pub has been the location for wine on long sunny evenings, or festive celebrations with friends and neighbours. There is an excellent doctor’s surgery with a dispensing pharmacy which has been very useful too.” “It is hard to pick a favourite room in the house as each member of the family has a different one. Being the mum and the chief hostess, for me it’s the downstairs sitting room, particularly during Christmas. The overhead beams give the room a real sense of continuity with the past, the log burner is constantly keeping everything cosy, and the decorations twinkle and sparkle - it’s truly magical! As the kitchen opens onto this room, there’s no need for the cook to feel isolated either.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
On the first floor are three good size double bedrooms one of which has a large en-suite shower room, there is also a family bathroom with a roll top bath. To the rear of this floor is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate dressing room with utility area, the bedroom opens onto the rear garden so could if wanted be used as a further family room.
The gardens to the rear are a delight and a lovely sun trap, there are brick paved terraces and barbeque area leading to a lawn and stocked flower borders. Beyond the freehold title is a further area which the property has sole enjoyment of but is held on a lease for a nominal annual rental. This area can be used as a garden only and is approximately 1/4 acre with two brick outhouses and rear lane access, itâ€™s a very private garden with mature trees and would be ideal as extra entertaining space or if green fingered a superb vegetable garden!
The Old Dairy has been a much loved home, but as is the nature of living in a property which dates from around 1750, you do feel like a privileged interim custodian. The family are grown and we are off to new adventures. We know the next owners will make their own mark on the house, and will enjoy doing so!â€?
LOCATION Denton is a village located approximately six mile south east of Northampton. It is a traditional village with a good primary school, village pub, church and village hall. It is well located for access to Northampton, Bedford, the M1 motorway and A45 and the mainline railway station at Northampton for London.
The Denton community is friendly, and there is always something going on, from church fetes to an annual classic car show, but equally thereâ€™s no pressure at all to join in. The atmosphere is just so relaxed. All of the family will miss village life very much, from the primary school our children attended or the fields and brook where they played, to the friendly local pub frequented after walks with the dog!â€?
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