8 bed Detached House

£1,950,000

The Dower House, Rushton

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Property Description

SITUATION

The pretty village of Rushton is set among the gently undulating countryside of North Northamptonshire. The village offers local amenities including Church, Public House, School, village cricket, the country estate hotel Rushton Hall, and the Triangular Lodge designed by Sir Thomas Tresham.

The town of Kettering has a good array of shopping leisure and commercial facilities, with a rail link to London St Pancras with times starting from 55 minutes.
The town of Market Harborough provides a more comprehensive range of services, together with a rail link to London St Pancras with times starting from just under an hour. The county town of Northampton set to the south provides comprehensive shopping, entertainment and cultural facilities together with a rail link to London Euston. The A14 is approximately 2 miles to the south at Rothwell.

A range of sporting and recreational pursuits are available in the area, with watersports including sailing and fishing together with various scenic walks at Rutland Water and at Pitsford Reservoir. Racing at Towcester, Leicester and Huntingdon. Golf at Market Harborough, Great Harrowden and Deenethorpe.

THE PROPERTY

The approach from the east is impressive, with access gained via the main entrance to Rushton Hall through the 19th century North and South Lodge gate houses. The driveway branches to the right, leading to electric wrought iron gates into the Dower House grounds.

With origins dating back to the early 18th Century, The Dower House is constructed of coursed ironstone and red brick, in the main, set under a Collyweston roof.

The generous accommodation of classic proportions has been carefully refurbished with a sympathetic attitude to the heritage of the house, creating a well laid out and welcoming home. Traditional features have been maintained throughout, including hardwood panelled entrance hall, sash windows, wooden shutters, timber floors, and in places the exposed original 'A' frame timbers.
The former kitchen and family room have been opened up to a create a generous room, with limestone flooring, a comprehensive range of fitted units, Aga set into a large fireplace, and island to one end of the room, while the other, currently a dining space, has a wood burning stove set into an attractive hearth. Several sash windows and a door onto the garden introducing an abundance of light into the room, overlooking the manicured gardens to the front and side.
A recently converted outbuilding houses the media room, showcasing the exposed 'A' frame over, with the room hardwired for television and internet, whilst the adjacent drawing room with its prominent classical features boasts decorative panelling, tall sash windows, a Cassette Fireplace in Cotswold Limestone to one end, and feature fireplace to the other.
The striking basement conversion, with barrel vaulted red brick ceiling, creates a further eight rooms, - currently offering a two games rooms, a bar, dining room, wine cellar, dance floor and storage rooms.
To the first and second floor, seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a splendid principal suite with feature fireplace, dressing room and well-fitted en-suite, with twin sinks, double shower and deep bath, positioned to take advantage of the view over the garden.

TO THE OUTSIDE

The grounds, which extend to some 2.5 acres, are bordered by mature trees, with formal gardens to the front and west of the main house, whilst to the south and east; the gardens are mostly laid to lawn, with wooded areas to the extremities. There are several areas which have been created to fully enjoy the space set within the grounds; a gazebo has been placed to take advantage of the evening sunshine, next to a barbeque area, and from the courtyard adjacent to the kitchen is an attractive brick built garden room, with exposed timber roof trusses, attractive patterned floor and wood fired oven.

To the rear, a secluded courtyard creates a sheltered al fresco dining area, with two outbuildings off, providing a drying room and laundry.
West of the main house, a pathway leads through to a second parking area, with triple garage and log store.

SERVICE CHARGE
Currently £800 per annum.

SERVICES
Mains, water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX
Band G

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Kettering Borough Council: 01536 410333

Rights of way, etc: The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements, and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

DISTANCES

Market Harborough 9 miles, (HST to St Pancras International with times from 56 minutes) Kettering 5 miles (HST to St Pancras International with times from 55 minutes)
Northampton 18 miles (direct trainline to London Euston)
(All mileages approximate)

VIEWING

The property may only be inspected by prior appointment through King West's offices, telephone 01858 435970.

These particulars are intended as a guide and must not be relied upon as statements of facts. Your attention is drawn to the important notice at the end of this text.

IMPORTANT NOTICE King West, their joint Agents (if any) and clients give notice that: 1. These property particulars should not be regarded as an offer, or contract nor part of one. You should not rely on any statements by King West in the particulars, or by word of mouth or in writing as being factually accurate about the property, nor its condition or its value. We have no authority to make any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility.
2. The photographs illustrate parts of the property as were apparent at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate only.
3. Any reference to the use or alterations of any part of the property does not imply that the necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained. It is the responsibility of a purchaser or lessee to confirm that these have been dealt with properly and that all information is correct.
4. King West have not tested any services, equipment or facilities, the buyer or lessee must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

5. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce satisfactory proof of their identification and address at the point any sale is agreed in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. King West asks for your co-operation in this regard. October 2017

February 2019

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