The Stone House 104 High Street | Daventry | Northamptonshire | NN11 7HS
THE STONE HOUSE “We first came across this beautiful detached stone built house in 1982,” say the current owners of The Stone House in the popular village of Braunston, “but a dear friend of ours bought the property instead of us. This did however mean that we got to spend a lot of time in the house over the years, falling in love with it more and more, so when we got the chance to buy it in 2015, we were delighted.”
An impressive village home situated down a private driveway in the heart of this popular Northamptonshire village. The Stone House was constructed during Post War Britain in local stone and sits beautifully set back from the main road within the village tucked away in just under half an acre of formal gardens. The property offers extensive accommodation including five bedrooms, family bathroom, master bedroom with en-suite shower room whilst on the ground floor there is a drawing room, reception hall/dining room, study/snug, a refitted bespoke kitchen, utility room, wine store and boiler room. Outside there is a private gated driveway that leads to a large gravelled parking area, a tandem garage and glorious south facing gardens to the front. The house has the provision of oil fired central heating and double glazed windows, together with a very useful attic room the property offers over 3,500 ft2 of versatile accommodation. Ground Floor The timber entrance door leads to an impressive dining hall with double glazed windows that overlook the front garden, there is a panelled staircase leading to the first floor, under stairs storage cupboard and doors that lead off to the study/ snug, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room and cloakroom. The cloakroom has a low level WC, wash basin and an obscured glazed window to the rear aspect. The drawing room has a large double glazed bay window with window seats overlooking the attractive fore gardens, there are two double glazed windows that overlook the rear, two recessed shelving areas and a beautiful fireplace with Italian marble surround and hearth. The large study overlooks the rear gardens with two double glazed windows, there is a variety of built in bookcases and electric fire with surround. The impressive bespoke fitted kitchen has double glazed windows taking advantage of the views across the front garden, there is a variety of built in appliances including a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Neff microwave and also a double Neff oven and warming drawer. There is a Neff four ring induction hob with extractor hood above, stainless steel sink and drainer with splashback. A door leads to the boiler room which has a floor based oil fired central heating boiler, a glazed door leading to the rear garden, a stainless steel sink and drainer, space for an upright fridge/freezer and a door that leads to the wine cellar and a further door that provides access to the utility area which has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, sink and drainer, base and wall mounted units and a window to the rear aspect.
Seller Insight Since moving in, the owners have made various changes to the property. “We have painted the window frames white to create a lighter aesthetic,” they say, “also taking down the door to the old sitting room to open up the living accommodation. The greatest improvement we have made has been moving the kitchen from the rear to the front of the house, in order to better enjoy the fantastic views of the beautiful front garden.” “The garden itself is simply wonderful,” the owners continue, “with extensive lawns stretching out before you as you look out of the kitchen window or sit out on the patio enjoying a relaxed al fresco meal. Electric gates at the entrance ensure that children and pets alike can play safely and securely, enjoying being outside.” Constructed in the eponymous local brown stone, this post war home is set back from the road within almost half an acre of gardens, in the heart of the village. “The village of Braunston, built in brown stone, is wonderfully friendly and very charming,” say the owners, “with its local shops, pubs and lovely people. Amenities in the village include restaurants, a butcher, a health and beauty salon and a large field with access to the high street and towpath. As the village used to be the junction point for the old canal systems, there is a pretty little Marina which is well loved by locals. The village hall and parish church both have lively calendars of regular social events, clubs and activities.” Located in south west Northamptonshire, the village sits atop a hill just off the A45 providing access to Northampton, Rugby and Coventry. Good schools and medical services are available close by in Daventry, an old market town just 3 miles away, whilst the M1 can be accessed via junction 18 just 7 miles north of the village for more extensive travel. “The sitting room is a favourite space with its stunning Italian marble fireplace and a comfortable, sunny window seat where our grandchildren love to sit and read a book.” “We are terribly lucky to have lived in this welcoming village amongst all the fantastic neighbours and great friends we have here.” “We love this house, which is so cosy and welcoming, so we are only moving to be closer to our daughter and her family!” “This house is simply gorgeous when it comes to entertaining our large family, sometimes with all 21 of them including our sons and daughter and their own children coming at once on special occasions! With 5 bedrooms, we have plenty of space here to accommodate everyone, which is just as well since they love to visit us here!”
First Floor The landing has a window to the rear and frontage, there is a second staircase that leads to the attic room and then doors that lead off to bedrooms one, two, three, four, five and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has a double glazed window to the front and side aspect. The side aspect in particular takes advantage of the views of the mill and church, there is a door that leads to the en-suite shower room with a double glazed window to the rear, shower cubicle with rainforest style shower, wash basin, vanity unit and an enclosed WC. Bedroom two is at the far end of the first floor and has two double glazed dormer windows to both front and rear, a wash basin and built in cupboard space. Bedroom three is another double bedroom with double glazed window to the front aspect, bedroom four again is another double room with three built in double wardrobes and faces the front aspect with gorgeous views of the garden whilst bedroom five is a single room with views to the rear towards the Warwickshire borders. Neighbouring this room is the family bathroom with a refitted panelled bath with shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There are some built in cabinets and an obscured double glazed window to the side aspect. Second Floor The second floor has a staircase that leads to the attic room and provides a perfect insulated, storage area that could be easily utilised to create further bedroom space if required (subject to relevant building regulations). There are two original crittal windows with views of the church and mill and a further door that leads to the remaining loft space.
Outside Parking & Garage There is a pea gravel driveway with electric gated entry, this leads to a large forecourt which has parking for several vehicles.To the left of The Stone House is a tandem garage with up and over door which in turn has power and lighting and a further up and over door that provides access to the rear garden. Front Gardens The Stone House is set beautifully back from High Street and has a large lawned foregarden with a variety of well stocked shaped borders, there is a laurel hedge shielding the driveway and a large patio area to take advantage of the south facing aspect and a UPVC constructed summer house with double glazed roof and windows. Rear Gardens There is a gated side pedestrian access leading down the left hand side of the tandem garage and leads to a private rear garden which is laid mainly to lawn with a paved patio area. There is a gated fence shielding the oil fired storage tank and a large storage shed to the left. The far left hand corner of the garden is a gate that leads to an attractive lawned pathway that slopes down towards Church Road providing attractive views towards Rugby and Dunchurch. The plot in total is 0.43 acre.
DAVENTRY A historic market town set in the heart of the beautiful county of Northamptonshire, Daventry is a popular settlement with over 70 listed buildings. The town comprises of the historical centre surrounded by further modern residences. Daventry hosts a twice weekly Street Market, every Tuesday and Friday as well as a Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month, giving residents the opportunity to purchase high quality local produce. The town provides two highly regarded secondary schools, The Parker E-ACT Academy and the Danetre and Southbrook Learning village, both with thriving sixth forms. The Daventry Campus of Northampton College also provides learning opportunities for the 16 and overs. For younger children a variety of primary and nursery school provide excellent learning opportunities.â€ƒ
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Northamptonshire in the East Midlands, is a landlocked county covering an area of 2,364 square kilometres (913 sq mi), Apart from the county town of Northampton, other large population centres include Kettering, Corby,Wellingborough, Rushden and Daventry. The county contains the watershed between the River Severn and The Wash while several important rivers have their sources in the north-west of the county, including the River Nene, which flows north-eastwards to The Wash, and the “Warwickshire Avon”, which flows south-west to the Severn. The Grand Union Canal also passes through the county. Historically, Northamptonshire’s main industry was manufacturing of boots and shoes. International motor racing takes place at Silverstone Circuit and Rockingham Motor Speedway. The county boasts several hospitals, a university and motorway links include Major national roads including the M1 motorway (London to Leeds) and the A14 (Rugby to Ipswich),The A43 joins the M1 to the M40 motorway and the A45 links Northampton with Wellingborough and Peterborough.Two major trunk railway routes, the Midland Main Line and the West Coast Main Line, also cross within the county.
Location The village of Braunston lies on the Warwickshire/Northamptonshire borders providing excellent access to the M1, A14, A5 and the M6. Set on a hill between Dunchurch and Daventry the village occupies a lovely spot and is close to the junction of the Grand Union Canal and Oxford canal with the Braunston Marina close by. The village offers excellent amenities with a village school, a butcher, general shop with post office, hairdresser, garage and a newly established community cafe. There are also four pubs and a fish and chip shop. As well as the excellent road network surrounding the village there are train stations at both Long Buckby and Rugby with high-speed connections to London, Euston in under 50 minutes. Services Oil fired heating, mains drainage, broadband and electricity are connected Local Authority Daventry District Council Council Tax Band G. Viewing Arrangements Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country on (01788) 820 062. Opening Hours Monday to Friday Saturday
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