Grade II* family home
Wealth of period features
8 separate living areas
Landscaped level gardens
Open-fronted stone entertaining barn with a wood-burning stove
Further planning permission to convert existing outbuilding
Abbey Lodge offers an abundance of character and charm throughout. Situated within a sizeable secluded plot and recently renovated by its current owner. This property lends itself to a number of buying criteria and viewings are highly recommended.
There are a wealth of period features including open fireplaces, exposed timbers, flagstone and oak floors, mullion windows, leaded lights, oak staircase, paneling, oak doors, window seats, and deep window boards. As a result of its provenance, the property has generous ceiling heights and offers a feeling of space and light throughout.
Originally the house would have been accessed from the south, but today the current owner decided to reverse the approach and the entrance to the house to allow for parking and turning to the rear elevation.Inside, the spacious 16m long vaulted kitchen/breakfast/family room showcases impressive exposed timbers, a 4 oven Aga, entertaining area, mezzanine study area, and office cupboard. Beyond is a useful pantry. The drawing room positioned in the heart of the house again has generous ceiling height and an impressive stone carved fireplace.
There is a generous utility room with extensive built-in base units and storage cupboards. From here access is given to the home office/cinema room/gym with kitchenette and bathroom with delightful hand-made mezzanine seating and desk area.
To the outside are landscaped level gardens to the rear of the property with box topiary and gravelled paths. The open-fronted stone entertaining barn with a wood-burning stove is ideal for a long summer night's entertaining.Attached is a useful workshop and storage over, and there is a further area of garden and orchard. Planning permission has been granted to form ancillary accommodation in the existing outbuilding, which will comprise two bedrooms, a sitting room, an open plan kitchen/dining room, and a bathroom. South Northampton Council - REF: S/2016/1557/LBC. The driveway sweeps behind the church past the orchard and lawned area leading to the ample parking with a turning area and a pretty landscaped central courtyard. In all about 0.9 acres.
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