- Substantial Detached Modern Village House
- Reception Room With Inglenook
- Family Room With Wood Burner
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Aga
- Dining Room And Snug
- Large Rear Garden Approximately 1 Acre
- Potential For Planning In The Garden
- Seven Bedrooms
- Village Location
- Approximately 4025 Sq Ft
A substantial 7 bed detached modern house where there is literally no shortage of space! This bright and spacious house is located at the end of a private driveway and stands on a mature plot of just under an acre backing onto a delightful nature reserve. The garden is large enough to develop if required and there are currently plans submitted to the local authority for two further detached properties, planning is pending.
The house is ideal for a growing or extended family and is arranged over three floors. There is a welcoming entrance hallway with cloakroom and study/snug. The main reception has an open Inglenook fireplace whilst the second spacious family room has a wood burner, the dining room opens to the kitchen/breakfast room which is well fitted and has an Aga. On the first floor is a master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom, there are a further two double bedrooms on the top floor. On the first floor is a very handy self contained office with small terrace.
To the rear of the house is a paved sun terrace which runs the width of the house and opens onto to the amazing and generous lawned garden which is bounded by mature trees, an orchard and leads through to the nature reserve with pond. This property also benefits from 3 garages and additional parking for two/three cars.
Collingtree is a delightful village on the outskirts of Northampton and easily accessible for the station with frequent trains to London Euston and Birmingham taking approximately an housr, the M1 is just minutes away for commuters . The village has a primary school, church and a 600 year old thatched pub located on the high street called The Wooden Walls of Old England played its part in the English Civil War. A troop of Roundhead soldiers on their way to the Battle of Naseby billeted there in 1645. Collingtree Park Golf course is located near by with a Gym with pool, spa and sauna facilities.
Vendor Insight - Applebarn Close is a very large and attractive family home that boasts an enviable location, a small private road in the heart of the sought after old, English village of Collingtree. There were a number of factors that attracted us to this house when we happened upon it twenty-five years ago, says Malcolm, the first of which was the location. Its situated right in the heart of this lovely little village with one pub, a church, and a Championship golf course which lies to the back of the property and the excellent road and rail links mean that its easy to get just about anywhere, especially to London where I worked. Secondly, it was the sheer size of the house and the fact that it enjoys just under an acre of lovely grounds.
The house was built in the 1980s by a local developer. He had intended to build another three houses on the land, but at that time permission was not granted, so he decided to add another floor to the house as well as a huge games room and office and then live in it himself. Subsequently its a wonderfully large family home that occupies this superb, tucked-away location with rear access to common land, a lake and the golf course. Its been a magnificent house to own and for our children to grow up in.
The house was fairly new when we bought it, so in excellent condition, but over the years weve made a few changes here and there to enhance it further. We laid solid oak flooring in a number of rooms and we also refurbished the kitchen and two of the bathrooms. Its now really beautiful throughout.
The kitchen, the sitting room and the games room all open out onto a very large patio terrace that spans the width of the house, continues Malcolm. Beyond the patio we have a generous lawned area which in turn leads to the paddocks through a 5-bar gate. We have separate vehicular access and theres more than enough space to build some stables, so it would be ideal for keeping horses. Weve kept sheep in the past, but these days its mainly the dog that enjoys the space.
Favourite Room: My favourite room in the house is probably the lovely big sitting room, says Malcolm. Its double aspect, so very light and bright, and it has a huge inglenook fireplace which is not only a lovely focal point, but it also creates a cosy atmosphere when its cold and miserable outside.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: The village really is a lovely place to live, says Malcolm. Its mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a fabulous 14th century pub that serves excellent beer and food, and which is the real hub of the community. We dont have a shop here, but everything is within easy reach.
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): Its always been in my mind that I would one day build some houses in the paddocks, but Ive really enjoyed having so much outside space, says Malcolm, however, subject to planning permission being granted, Id say theres real development potential.
What theyll miss most / why they are leaving: This really has been the most wonderful family home, says Malcolm. Ill miss the space, both inside and out, the sense of peace and tranquility and the fabulous location. All in all its a property that ticks a lot of boxes.
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Dressing Room And En-Suite -
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Garden Approximately 1 Acre -
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