Church End, Potterspury

Sold Subject to Contract £1,500,000

  • bedrooms5
  • bathrooms4
  • receptions4


Property Description

Historic Grade 2 Listed stone and thatched former Vicarage with a range of period features including inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams. The property has the benefit of an attached Office suite/Annexe.

Overview

A superb opportunity has arisen to purchase this quintessential country property which was formerly the Vicarage for the parish Church of St Nicholas until the Victorian era. The original building is understood to date from 1624 with later extensions added over time.

Attractive coursed stonework elevations are set below a mainly thatched roof with decorated ridges. Located within an archetypal English village setting, it nestles beside a quiet country lane, adjacent to open countryside, opposite the village church and with a small stream forming part of the boundary. The mature, landscaped gardens amount to a plot size of approximatly three quarters of an acre.

The property has been vastly and sympathetically improved by the current owners including a fully double glazed conservatory with reclaimed brick base and an extensive patio area to the rear, ideal for informal gatherings and entertaining. There is also the benefit of an attached annexe/office suite.

Additional benefits include re-fitted bathrooms, a conservatory extension, superb views over open countryside, landscaped gardens, travetine marble tiled floors to some rooms and a full gas fired radiator central heating system.

The property is accessed via an electrically operated, barred gate leading to a large gravelled parking area. The mature landscaped lawns, with its range of mature trees and borders, sweep down toward open farmland providing extensive uninterrupted views from the house and grounds. 

Potterspury is a good sized village with a range of facilities including a primary school, shop/post office, two pubs, church with village hall. There are a range of private schools within the vicinity including Winchester House in Brackley, Akeley Wood and Beachborough.

Milton Keynes City Centre with its nearby railway station is located approximately six miles away whilst there is also a railway station at nearby Wolverton. Junction 14 of the M1 Motorway is within easy driving distance.

Accommodation 

The extensive family accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises four main reception rooms and conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, utility room, cloakroom/WC and shower/WC at ground floor level; master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, study and further bathroom/WC at first floor level; two bedrooms and shower room/WC at second floor level.

The accomodation, in more detail, comprises an entrance hall with attractive parquet flooring, family room and drawing room off to the right hand side. Attractive period features include a stone inglenook fireplace with log burner in the family room and a feature limestone fireplace to the drawing room. The modern, fully double glazed conservatory attached to the drawing room provides extensive views over the gardens and farmland beyond. Set to the left hand side of the hall is a games room with fitted bar. The hallway then leads to a large separate dining room with stone inglenook fireplace which in turn leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room with its hand painted range of fitted wall and base units with granite work surfaces over, inset double Belfast sink and appliances which include an electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher and american style fridge freezer. An electric two oven Aga completes the range of fittings. A useful boot room is located to the rear of the kitchen and houses the gas fired boiler and provides access to the rear garden and to a covered bin store. Completing the ground floor, a rear hall with oak flooring provides access to a cloakroom/WC, a separate shower room with WC and a utility room with fitted base units and beech work surfaces over, inset Belfast sink and door to rear patio area. 

A feature of the ground floor is the attractive travetine marble flooring to various rooms.

The first floor is approached via the staircase off the entrance hall and is on two levels. The lower level to the rear provides a good sized bedroom with bullt in wardrobes and a separate bathroom with low level WC, wash handbasin, bath and separate shower cubicle. 

The upper first floor level to the front of the house provides a stunning master bedroom suite, further bedroom and study.The impressive master suite consists of a large bedroom, super refitted bathroom suite in white comprising bath, his and her wash hand basins, low level WC and large fully glazed and tiled shower cubicle. The spacious dressing room has a range of fitted wardrobes and a feature fireplace with inset grate. 

Stairs off the first floor landing provide access to two further bedrooms with part vaulted ceilings and exposed timber beams. A further shower room with low level WC, wash hand basin and separate cubicle completes the second floor accommodation.

Outside

The formal gardens have stunning views over open countryside, whilst mature trees and  small stream forming part of the rear boundary create a peaceful setting in this historic village location. An extensive gravelled area provides ample parking whilst the sheltered rear patio creates a great entertaining area.

The office suite/annexe is approached via an external staircase to the rear and is currently used as an office with kitchenette and WC.

Further information

Freehold.

All mains services connected.

South Northants District Council.

Council Tax Band G.

All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents.