Property ID : 7730563
Sold STC Offers in Excess of £500,000 Freehold Detached House
The Wharf Braunston Northamptonshire NN11 7JQ
Four Bedroom Canal-Side Property with Planning for a 2nd Dwelling, For Sale in Braunston.
This Four-Bedroom, Detached property with Full Planning Permission for a 2nd Dwelling, is truly unique and has huge potential!
Not only does it have:
• a Double Garage and a very large Garden (in excess of a third of an acre),
• a Location right beside Braunston Wharf, at the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals (Ideal for dog walking).
it also has Full Planning Permission for another Dwelling in the garden!
What’s more, if you wanted to work from home, there is also a fantastic business opportunity as, until fairly recently, the ground floor of “The Old Workshop” was run as a very successful 4* Bed and Breakfast.
This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a superb home in an idyllic location, with huge potential as
• a large Family Home & Garden (with or without a “Granny Annexe”)
• and/or a B&B with a Self-Catering Cottage in the garden,
• or simply two lovely separate Houses and Gardens.
As the name would suggest, ‘The Old Workshop’ has a long history and is totally unlike any other property you may have looked at.
Set in lovely Northamptonshire countryside with Nursery and Primary Schools, a High Street Café, a Narrowboat Café on the canal, four pubs, two village shops, garage, church and Village hall all within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk, its location is second to none.
Although within close proximity to the A45, as you go through the wooden gate into the front courtyard, the property is surprisingly secluded from the outside world, and very welcoming and tranquil.
Internally, the property (which was totally renovated and extended in 2004) is very well-maintained and its layout makes this home ideal for a family or for couples with children, grandchildren or friends (or B&B guests) coming to stay.
There are plenty of character features, including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and slate and wooden flooring and doors, to name just a few.
The accommodation includes an entrance Porch leading into a Kitchen-Diner, from which you can access the large dual-aspect Dining Room-Lounge with views from the rear windows over Braunston Marina.
The Kitchen-Diner also gives access to the spacious Master Bedroom, with two pairs of double glass doors leading onto an outside Balcony which overlooks the large private rear garden. This room also benefits from a large five-piece ensuite comprising an Edwardian-style roll top bath and basin, a high level WC with chrome fittings, a bidet and a fully tiled double shower enclosure – You don’t see that every day! At the end of the bathroom is a spacious Airing Cupboard which houses the hot water tank (so the washing dries in next-to-no-time!)
On the ground floor, the property opens out into a bright and spacious Sun-Room with a useful Kitchenette area, a separate small Laundry and a large Hallway which leads to Bedroom Two (with an ensuite Bathroom). Bedroom Three and Bedroom Four (which is presently used as an Office) share a fully tiled Wet-Room.
The Sun-Room overlooks the large, private, mature and peaceful rear garden, which is in excess of a third of an acre. It is bordered to one side by a small stream and is totally surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. As you would expect in such a location, there is a wonderful amount of wildlife, with over 40 different types of Birds.
There is a nicely located private patio which is a lovely place to overlook the garden, enjoy the wildlife and of course (most importantly) enjoy a well-earned glass of wine on those long warm Summer evenings. Halfway down the garden there is also a Summer House which is a truly unique and lovely place.
The property has huge potential as a large family home and garden and/or a B&B, as well as Full Planning Permission for another dwelling in the field! The property borders The Wharf at Braunston Marina, which is a really pretty place and home to the popular ‘Gongoozlers Cafe’ Narrowboat and, if you enjoy walking your dog, the nearby towpaths are ideal.
Braunston is a vibrant village with plenty going on, if you like getting involved. Nicely tucked away in the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire Countryside, its main claim to fame is its canal junction between the Oxford and the Grand Union Canals, which was once a very important part of the National Transport System.
The Canals around the village no longer carry much freight and are now used mostly for pleasure boating. The highly regarded Marina, which is a hive of activity during their Annual Boat Show at the end of June, provides The Old Workshop’s unofficial, incredibly peaceful and beautiful “private back garden”, with views of the church and windmill on the hill and crystal-clear reflections of the boats moored on The Wharf.
If you need to commute, life in Braunston is made easy with the A45 and A5 only a few minutes away, leading to the main motorways (the M1 and M40 only 15 – 20 minutes away). If you prefer commuting by train, Rugby (6 miles) and Long Buckby (5 miles) provide excellent services – you can catch a fast train to London Euston in under an hour! Birmingham Airport is 40 minutes away and Luton is just over an hour.
This lovely property has oil-fired central heating to radiators and to the under-floor heating in the downstairs slate floors, and UPVC double glazing throughout and it really does offer a once in a lifetime opportunity! Space just isn’t an issue in this home – Check out the pictures….you will not be disappointed!
Full details of the planning can be found on Daventry District Council website, Planning permission No: 2016s4534
To take a look around or receive further details, call one of the Campbells team today.
The Room Measurements for this property are as follows:
2.30m x 1.80m
KITCHEN / DINER (OPEN-PLAN AREA)
6.35m x 4.65m (MAX)
LOUNGE / DINING ROOM
6.39m x 3.30m
5.76m x 3.14m MAX
3.07m x 2.71m
3.49m x 3.00m
3.62m x 2.68m
BEDROOM 4 / OFFICE
2.58m x 2.73m
2.96m x 1.38m