An exceptional village home, built of stone under a Welsh slate roof. Whilst the property is located centrally within the village, it enjoys a great deal of privacy and the most splendid views over the Welland Valley.
Originally two houses, Craxford House was converted into a single dwelling a number of years ago. Since that time, this handsome village house has seen a great deal of change. Ten years ago the property was significantly extended and refurbished throughout.
Whilst the property offers all the convenience of modern living, and a vast amount of space, all the period charm and character have been retained and enhanced with items such as cast iron radiators, Jim Lawrence ironmongery and bespoke carpentry.
On the ground floor, a welcoming hallway has antique travertine flooring that runs through much of the ground floor accommodation and has underfloor heating throughout with a bespoke oak staircase panelled beneath providing storage and a cloakroom.
A large breakfast kitchen has an excellent range of bespoke floor and wall cabinets with granite work surfaces over. Fitted appliances and an instant boiling water tap make for a very practical preparation area. Cooking is via a fully programmable two oven electric Aga which is available by separate negotiation. There is ample room for a large kitchen table and access to a lovely snug, with views across the Welland Valley, making this a very sociable family space for everyday living.
To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room, fitted with walnut work surfaces and a good array of cupboards and shelving and plumbing for a further dishwasher. From here, there is access to the laundry room, boot room and access to a large first floor study.
This bright and spacious study has super views over open countryside and provides an excellent area to work, away from the main hub of the house. Alternatively, this area would make an excellent annexe, with separate entrance, should this be required.
A formal sitting room is dual aspect with delightful views over the South West facing garden. A reclaimed Bath stone fire surround houses a wood burning stove. Exposed stonework and wide French oak flooring and deep skirting boards lends huge character to the room along with French doors providing access to the delightful gardens.
A spacious family room features a large inglenook fireplace housing an open grate and bespoke book cases. Room is dual aspect with French doors leading to garden and windows giving views of raised terrace area.
The dining room, conveniently located off the kitchen, is of a generous size and has access directly onto a raised terrace, perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Stairs rise to a spacious galleried landing area. The master bedroom is a generous size and enjoys delightful views over the roofscape of local village properties and the open countryside beyond. An en suite bathroom has contemporary fittings and to include twin sinks, an extra deep bath, strategically placed to take in the lovely views, separate shower and WC.
There is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room, four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. A quiet seating area on the galleried landing takes in lovely views, providing a very pleasant first floor space for reading or studying.
Whilst being quite central within the village, Craxford House occupies a very private location. A private driveway sits to the West and terminates at a gravelled parking area and garage with parking for up to six cars.
With a South Westerly aspect, the main garden also enjoys far reaching views over the rolling countryside. Well stocked borders provide colour throughout the year.
A further stone terrace with raised beds sits to the rear of the property, this delightful area is close to the kitchen with access from either the dining or laundry room.
Staircase to First Floor Study
Principle Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
Guest Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
Four Further Bedrooms
Gretton is an attractive village nestled within the East Northamptonshire countryside. The village has an excellent array of amenities including a shop, nursery/preschool, primary school, café, village hall and two churches. There are three public houses, a pocket park, recreation ground with large playground, tennis courts and cricket, sports and social club.
Further amenities can be found in the market towns of Uppingham (5 miles), Oakham (10 miles) and Stamford (14 miles). All provide excellent amenities and leisure facilities. State, private and public schools can be found in all three locations with school buses being available within the village. Corby is just 10 minutes drive and has an excellent train station with a journey time to London St. Pancras of 1 hour 10 minutes.
Electric, gas, water and mains drains are understood to be connected. The property has gas central heating. (None tested by the agent).
Corby Borough Council.
Post Code for SatNav: NN17 3DH.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Every effort has been made to omit any fixtures belonging to the Vendor in the description of the property and the property is sold subject to the Vendor's right to the removal of, or payment for, as the case may be, any such fittings, etc. whether mentioned in these particulars or not. All fixtures specifically mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale and the fixtures normally designated as tenant's equipment are excluded.
The site and floor plans forming part of these sale particulars are for identification purposes only. All relevant details should be legally checked as appropriate.
Strictly by appointment through Humberts (Stamford Office), Telephone: 01780 758 090.