A beautifully renovated country house in a private rural setting with gardens and paddock
PRIVATE RURAL SETTING SIX BEDROOMS SIX BATHROOMS DRAWING ROO MSITTING ROOM LIBRARY OFFICE PLANNING FOR GARAGE 12 ACRES FURTHER 51 ACRES AVAILABLE
The property: Hardwick Lodge, which is unlisted, is approached via a long drive culminating in wrought iron electric gates with brick gate piers opening onto a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house. Built of mellow red brick with a slate roof, the house spans three storeys and has undergone an extended period of sympathetic renovation. The front door opens into a hall, which divides the formal and family sides of the house. To the left, is a library, which is adjacent to the sitting room which, in turn, leads through to a spacious drawing room with panoramic views of the gardens and grounds. To the right of the hall there is a through room, which could double as a formal dining room or snug and this leads through to a 32 foot long breakfast kitchen, with a central island, granite work surfaces, a twin Belfast sink and a range cooker. Running from the kitchen is a sun room with French doors, a utility room and a boot room, which has a staircase leading to an office above. Stairs rising from the kitchen lead to a family room with a WC and shower room as well as a connecting door to the office. Two staircases service the bedroom accommodation. One, rising from the dining room, accesses bedrooms three and four, both of which have en-suites. The main staircase rises opposite the sitting room and leads to the principal bedroom with en-suite and bedroom two, which doubles as a dressing room and has a separate bathroom. On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and storeroom.
Outside: The gravel parking area to the front of the house is flanked by lawn and an orchard in which there is a dilapidated brick outbuilding. The rear garden is laid to lawn with a paved terrace running along the rear elevation with post and rail fencing separating the paddock beyond which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Planning permission has been applied for a three bay oak framed garage and double car port (WP/19/00071/FUL). In all about 11.55 acres with up to a further 41 acres available by separate negotiation.
Location: Hardwick Lodge is located in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside surrounded by paddocks and meadows. However, it has access to a road network which includes the A14, A43 and M1 as well as easy access to London St Pancras International from Wellingborough, Kettering and Northampton. Excellent schooling is available locally with preparatory schools at Spratton Hall and Maidwell Hall, private schooling at Rugby, Northampton High School, Northampton Grammar School and Wellingborough School. Good recreational options are available locally including golf at Northamptonshire County Golf Club, fly-fishing and sailing at Pitsford and Guilsborough.
Directions: From Market Harborough take the A6 south until reaching the A14. Go east along the A14 for 4 miles and take the A43 turnoff, signposted to Northampton. Take the last turn on the roundabout and follow signs for Northampton and the A43. Follow this road for about 4.5 miles until reaching a Shell Garage on your left. Keep going for another 500m after this and then take a left turn signposted to Hardwick.After 1.25 miles you will reach a right hand track turn. Follow this track as far as you can and you will see the gates to Hardwick Lodge ahead.
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Lot Acres: 11.55