Breath taking four bedroom character property for sale in Weedon Northamptonshire.
Dating back over 450 years to the Tudor Period, built from local Northamptonshire limestone this imposing home would have held high status and an indication of wealth to those who resided in it.
The history held within these walls is fascinating. Owned by Eton College until the 1920’s, many conversations will have taken place over generations by folk sat at one of the imposing fireplaces. Discussing the coronation of Mary Tudor, the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots, Henry the VIII and his 6 wife’s. If only the walls could talk there would be many a story to be told…
Owned by the current custodians for over 14 years they have sympathetically restored this incredible building bringing it into the 21st century with a cool and contemporary interior.
The home has an ambience about it, you feel safe and protected , it’s as if the house owns you and you’re there purely as a custodian as the house passes through many life chapters.
The service end of the house was converted to a bakery in the early 19th century to serve the growing population in Weedon due to the building of the historic artillery barracks in the village.
Now a Grade II Listed preserved building the barracks house a bookshop, coffee shop as well as a brewery – well worth a visit.
As well as the main house there is also a The Cottage – currently used as a garage and workshop.
Starting its life as a barn, it has then served as a wash house with the original copper still in place. The addition of an inglenook fireplace turned the dwelling into living accommodation around the 1920’s with the last occupant being a spinster.
The roof has been replaced with reclaimed Welsh slate. The upper floor, beams and windows have been replaced in English Oak. Power and light is connected.
The rear is approached via an archway, the original gates were removed when the current owners replaced the cobbles but could easily be reinstated they are stored in the barn.
The cobbled entrance gives access to the large courtyard, owned by number 8. Here you can access the barn.
The house is built in typical cross passage style.
Upon entering a reception room with exposed timbers and ornate window seat, is currently used as a dining room. The lounge with stunning four centred arch fireplace decorated in William Morris wallpaper offers a cosy retreat in the winter evenings.
A bespoke kitchen with character flooring gives access to the rear courtyard.
The old buttery is used as a utility/pantry and the property also has a downstairs cloakroom.
On the first floor the master bedroom with its handsome fireplace, really is a lovely room.
A further lounge area once again with a focal point being the fireplace is a cool and contemporary area for relaxing, this could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom if required.
Beautiful mullion windows with original glass along with exposed floorboards showcase the character features of this home.
A modern twist is the boutique bathroom with under floor heating, Italian porcelain tiles a bespoke vanity unit made from locally sourced oak and a steel bath give a feeling of luxury and opulence adding to the high status of this home.
On the 2nd floor the landing area has been incorporated beautifully into a home office/study area with two bedrooms either side – once again with stunning fireplaces.
The views over the rear courtyard, barn and garden are delightful.
Weedon, if you have never been, is situated between Northampton and Daventry – some would say it’s the centre of England!
A village full of community spirit and lots of local amenities – convenience stores, doctors surgery, dentist, pharmacy and pet shop to name but a few. There are several Public houses to choose from and restaurants too – take your pick.
Need to commute for work? Weedon village is superbly located for network connections, being minutes from the A45, A5 and M1. The Grand Union Canal is just a short walk away too.
Room measurements are as follows:
Lounge – 4.67m (15’4") x 3.44m (11’3")
Dining Area – 4.46m (14’7") x 3.29m (10’10") max
Kitchen – 3.63m (11’11") x 3.13m (10’3") max
Utility – 2.45m (8’0") x 2.41m (7’10") max
Bedroom One – 4.49m (14’9") x 3.48m (11’5")
Bedroom Four / 3rd Reception Room – 4.62m (15’2") x 3.39m (11’2") (poss 5.14 width)
Bathroom – 3.43m (11’3") x 2.83m (9’3") max
Bedroom Two – 4.72m (15’6") x 2.92m (9’7")
Bedroom 3Three – 4.73m (15’6") x 2.38m (7’10")
Study Area – 4.70m (15’5") x 3.24m (10’7") max
Garage – 6.25m (20’6") x 4.60m (15’1") max
Workshop – 6.01m (19’9") max x 5.19m (17′)
- Character Home
- Two Reception Rooms
- Four Bedrooms
- Stunning Interior
- Secret Garden
- Off Road Parking
- Open Fires
- Village Location
- Within Eeasy Reach of Major Road and Rail Links