Brook Street, Hargrave


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Brook Street, Hargrave

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Reference: 12791

* Highly prestigious family home with double garage * Large private gardens * Overall approx. 6.5 acres * Indoor heated 36ft swimming pool * Agricultural building, office building, ménage, stables & meadow * Over 5055 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation over two floors * No onward chain * 5 double bedrooms. 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)

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Brookwell, Hargrave

A highly prestigious family home to the outer boundary of the village of Hargrave, with large private gardens and meadow, outbuildings and over 5055 sq. ft. of accommodation arranged over two floors- including a swimming pool room with heated 36 ft. saltwater pool accessed from the main house. Overall approximately 6.5 acres with secluded private south facing garden and meadow to rear, stables and ménage, large modern agricultural building/workshop with three phase electrics and office offering potential for mixed use.

A secluded detached family house on a generous plot of approximately 6.5 acres, situated in the village of Hargrave. Over 5055 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation over two floors. In part provision of 2nd floor loft conversion. Principal reception room lounge and dining, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, study, swimming pool room with 36 ft./10.97 metre pool, 5 double bedrooms, two en-suites, two cloakrooms and a family bathroom.

Mature private gardens and established meadow. Ménage and stabling. Gated driveway with ample parking. Double garages which are oversize offering potential for conversion to create an annexe subject to planning. Large workshop and office unit.

The village of Hargrave is well connected to the local communication network via the nearby B645. Situated on the borders of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, the property therefore benefits from access to a number of centres including: Kimbolton (5 miles), Rushden (7 miles), Thrapston (8 miles) Wellingborough (12 miles) Bedford (19 miles) and Huntingdon (20 miles). More major facilities are available at nearby Rushden lakes (7.8 miles) with a first-class shopping experience and lakeside restaurants. The area enjoys excellent local and public schooling, with a choice of Kimbolton, Bedford, Wellingborough and Oundle. Hargrave has commuting links including mainline rail services to London from Huntingdon, St. Neots, Kettering and Wellingborough with an average journey of 1 hour and 6 mins.

The Accommodation
This well maintained and presented accommodation constructed in 2006 is arranged over two floors with the option of further conversion possibilities -as the property has been built with further improvement and extension thoughtfully considered. This spectacular family residence benefits from under floor heating with room by room control to the entire ground floor of the main residence with oil fuelled central heating and American white Oak frame sealed unit double glazing throughout and briefly comprises: -

Approaching the main entrance to the property is a footpath extending through the open aspect lawn, which is bounded by box hedging to the front elevation and elegant wrought iron fencing and pedestrian gateway to the two front entrances.
The main entrance has an Oak framed open storm porch with slate roof and York stone elevated paving. The reception hallway enjoys plentiful natural light from the part glazed main entrance doorway and matching side light windows. Attractive and highly resilient Clipsham limestone tiled flooring - a feature attraction that is repeated throughout the ground floor accommodation and the benefit of underfloor heating to every room adding comfort to practicality, with the natural beauty of stone. A majestic bell bottom Oak central staircase with elegant ironwork detailing extends to the first floor. To the rear of this impressive hallway, there is access to a cloak room, comprising window to the rear aspect, W.C. and wash hand basin. A further cloak and boot room houses a manifold unit for under floor heating. The theme of quality fittings is further extended with matching American white Oak skirting and architrave and double width part glazed doors - these lead to both the main reception lounge and adjacent kitchen.
The magnificent open plan entertaining lounge and dining space offers six triple aspect windows and double French doors to the side aspect patio. American white Oak skirting and matching internal window frames compliment the flooring beautifully and a large bay shape feature adds interest and versatility to the living space. The centre piece of this incredible room is a well- proportioned brick fireplace with Oak beam mantel above and a cast iron multifuel/wood burning stove -adding further character.

Adjacent across the hallway is an equally impressive in size, fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen-dining room with traditional Belfast sink and light Oak wall and base units, including integrated dishwasher and fridge, with polished granite work surfaces and dual fuel powered AGA range, incorporating in addition to the oil powered double oven, a matching AGA Companion electric oven and 4 ring halogen hob. The centre island blends well and compliments the work surfaces with matching granite stone top, radial curve to the bar stool seating element and additional storage below. A large four panel window to the front aspect floods natural light, as do the French doors and sidelight windows to the rear. In scale with this impressive entertaining room there is a large stone fireplace with wood burning stove - in character with the farmhouse theme. The kitchen diner provides for a generous informal dining area with continuation of the limestone tiled flooring and of course room thermostatic controlled under floor heating. A door leads to a study or snug room with window to rear aspect and T.V. points. A further door from the kitchen leads to the spacious utility room, with window to front aspect, base units, stainless steel sink and draining board including storage unit and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. A further door to the 2nd ground floor cloakroom with low level W.C. and wash hand basin. A connecting door leads to the secondary entrance lobby and boot room, in turn giving direct access via a door to the Pool house, gym and swimming pool.

The purpose-built Pool house offers an internal fully heated 36 ft/10.97m saltwater swimming pool which is fibreglass lined and maintenance free. The pool has an attractive stone floor surround and a widened room profile - allowing for a gym, seating or entertaining area. A stretched smooth plastic lined ceiling offers clean lines and compliments the feature brickwork walls that allow ease of maintenance. The Pool room has a built-in humidifier and full height glazed panels to rear aspect and double French doors to the garden, impressive views over the rear meadow and to the rear sun terrace. To the front elevation of the Pool house, an enclosed pump room with window giving access to the main central heating boiler which is shared with the pool and heat exchange unit. Steps lead from the raised mezzanine level to a connecting door and on to the oversize double garage. When constructed the garage has full insulation and a separate distribution board with independent power supply from the main dwelling. The Garage has a plumbing connection and an existing W.C. with wash hand basin and window opening to the rear aspect.

A feature high level portal window is sited on the gable end bringing light to the loft space storage. Two separate vehicular access doors to the front elevation and a personnel door to the side aspect.

The first floor enjoys a generous and open gallery landing, it has a feature Juliet balcony landing window overlooking the rear meadow and gardens providing access to the first-floor accommodation including; five bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom suite is a large double bedroom with windows to rear and side elevations giving views to the meadow and beyond. Built in wardrobes, T.V. points, radiator and door to the large en-suite bathroom. The en-suite comprises; 4-piece suite, including glass door, granite clad shower enclosure and separate enamel bath, low level W.C. and large vanity cupboard style mounted wash hand basin with storage below. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with integral wardrobes, windows to front and side aspects, radiator and T.V. point. Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with windows to side and rear aspects, built in wardrobes, storage, radiator and T.V. point. Bedroom 4 offers a double bedroom with window to front aspect, radiator, T.V. point and door to en-suite cloak room with wash hand basin, low level W.C. and tiled flooring. Bedroom 5 provides a double bedroom with window to rear aspect, radiator and T.V. point. The Family bathroom has window to front aspect, tiled floor, white 4 piece suite with free standing white enamel claw footed Victorian styled bath, wash hand basin with vanity storage unit, low level W.C., Victorian style chrome radiator and heated towel rail which is both mains and electrically heated and an oversized shower enclosure, spot lights to ceiling, tiled floor and airing cupboard.

Stairs to the loft void from the landing have been replicated in the Oak and wrought Iron giving flowing access to the loft which has been constructed with two separate storage rooms with Oak doors leading from a small landing area. Pending further works to convert if desired to a formal 2nd floor with power and plumbing already provided. This space has great potential for a further living and or bedroom area.

Vehicular and pedestrian access is provided via a remotely operated gate to a private and secure driveway leading to the main dwelling and garaging, a footpath leading to the front entrance of the property and the main entrance Oak porchway. In addition, the driveway extends to the rear and side of the property to a separate concrete courtyard. Provision of all - weather access to the surrounding out buildings including a large agricultural barn workshop of steel construction, steel frame with insulated steel cladding, 3.5m in height, three phase electrics, automatic roller shutter front door, wood burner stove for heating and for peace of mind an internal high security strong room ideal for tools storage. The building is separately metered from the house. The workshop offers adjoining brick- built building providing superb office space. The self-contained office to the side of the workshop, has dado trunking power points, Cat 2 lighting, it is wired with Cat 5 network cabling, mineral fibre suspended ceiling, radiators and double-glazed windows to the side aspect.

Stables are provided backing onto the meadow and orchard, these are constructed to the highest of standards, with soft brick plinth and feather edged timber cladding - these blend beautifully into the surroundings. Internally there are stairs to the hay loft and tack room.

The house has all the external features of a Victorian property with a soft red brick facing, flat arches to the windows, dental soffit and eaves details to the slate roof. Cast iron gutters, hard wood windows and a contrasting brick plinth complete this magnificent house.

The Garden Meadow and Ménage
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with traditional box hedge boundary and well stocked borders, there is a wildlife pond and an old well top, a number of mature trees including a Silver Birch and Copper Beech supply a dappled shade to the hidden gardens. Enjoying privacy to the greatest extent, the house is not overlooked in any direction. From the side aspect and extending to the rear of the house is a large York stone rear terrace with dwarf decorative wall, overlooking the garden and meadow. The rear lawn area runs down to the brook running behind the house with a pedestrian bridge to the meadow beyond. The Meadow is well maintained and bounded by mature trees to the depth of several metres. A dedicated ménage area of around 0.28 acres has post and rail fencing to a grass surface enclosure within the 6.5 acres of meadow land to the rear of the residence.

Agents Notes: The property is offered to the market as a freehold, no onward chain and with no uplift/overage clause applied to the land surrounding. There are no known restrictive covenants effecting enjoyment of the property.

Principal Measurements
Open Oak porchway
Entrance hallway
Lounge Living and dining 31'9" x 21'4" (9.68m x 6.50m)
Kitchen/Breakfast room 31'9" x 16'10" (9.67m x 5.12m)
Study 11'6'' x 9'8'' (3.50m x 2.95m)
Utility 16'3''x 9'8'' (4.95m x 2.94m)
Pool House 42'x 23'9'' (12.81m x 7.24m)
Boiler room/Pump House 23'9''x 7'7'' (7.24m x 2.32m)
Bedroom one 20'7" x 15' (6.27m x 4.56m)
Bedroom two 13'9''x 11'7" (4.20m x 3.52m)
Bedroom three 14'9" x 14'2" (4.32m x 4.5m)
Bedroom four 14'9'' x 13'10 (4.49m x 3.98m)
Bedroom five 13'5" x 11'6" (4.08m x 3.51m)
Loft space 7'06'' x 16'4'' (7.06m x 4.98m)
Double Garage 26'8'' x 19'4'' (8.12m x 5.90m)
Workshop 49'7'' x 34'5'' (15.12m x 10.49m)
Office 31'6'' x 12'10'' (9.61m x 3.91m)
Stables 1 14'4'' x 14'1'' (4.37m x 4.29)
2 20'3 x 17'8" (6.16m x 5.38m)
3 14'4"X 14' (4.37m x 4.27m)
Polytunnel 10m x 5m

General information

No Onward chain

Tenure Freehold

Outgoings: Council Tax Band G

Local Authority East Northants District Council

Strictly by appointment with Bletsoes

Money Laundering
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