High Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11

£925,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
Tews Farm is a handsome Grade II listed Georgian property set within ¾ acre of landscaped grounds with mature trees and a walled croquet lawn. The house stands within a conservation area on the edge of this traditional village, and is adjacent to open fields with views over hills towards Northamptonshire’s ancient Jurassic Ridge.  

Key features

·       Period Country House Property, edge of Village Location

·       Extensive Gardens, Mature Trees, Walled Croquet Lawn

·       Seven Bedrooms, Two with Very Large En-Suite bathrooms

·         Further large family bathroom and Downstairs Boot-room/WC

·         Kitchen, Pantry, Laundry room, Wine Cellar

·         Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room

·         Beautifully maintained with a wealth of period features

·         Large Double Garage with potential to convert

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Tews Farm is a lovely old Georgian farmhouse, built of toffee-coloured local ironstone under a high-pitched slate roof, and with parts believed to date back to the early 17th century.

The property, which in 2016 had a five-page 'interiors' feature in Country Living Magazine, has been carefully decorated and maintained by the current owners. It extends across four floors and boasts no less than five staircases. These include a very charming ‘secret’ stairway which leads upstairs from behind the kitchen, and a flight of stone steps which lead down from the pantry into a useful two-roomed wine cellar with an original mullion window. In fact, Tews Farm is positively made up of interesting nooks, secret passageways and walk-in cupboards, not only offering endless space for storage, but also making Tews Farm one of best hide and seek houses in the county!

The property offers substantial family accommodation with seven generously sized bedrooms, two of which have large en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are arranged over the upper two floors of the house, with the principal bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom being arranged on the first floor. The remaining bedroom suites are arranged over the second floor, accessed via two separate wooden staircases, making the upstairs of Tews Farm a rambling labyrinth, perfect for imaginative children, reclusive teenagers or multiple house guests.

To the front of the house, on the ground floor, is an elegant drawing room with original stone flagged floor, extensive library shelving and period fireplace. To the rear of the fire, two small doors afford access to the former bacon drying cupboard! Also to the front of the house is a generously proportioned dining room with wooden floor and period marble fireplace. Both principle rooms have original sash windows, in good working order, and original wooden shutters.

Towards the rear, in the older wing of the house, there is a cosy half-panelled sitting room with quarry-tiled floor, shuttered window and an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven. Behind this is another reception room, currently arranged as a laundry room with a double butler sink and washing machine.

Also on the ground floor is a breakfast kitchen with high ceiling, stone-flagged floor, double doors to the courtyard, gas Aga, bespoke wooden kitchen with granite surfaces, plus a fully shelved walk-in pantry with stairs down to the two-roomed wine cellar.

A flagg-stoned back hall with stable door and original bulls-eye glass window and a boot-room/cloakroom makes up the remainder of the ground floor accommodation.

Outside, gardens extend right around the house and include a paved courtyard garden directly outside the kitchen, plus a walled croquet lawn with a period brick outbuilding built into the corner of the wall. There is a large expanse of lawned garden to the rear of the property, studded with mature trees, plus a newly-planted orchard walk, with magnificent views over Northamptonshire’s ancient Jurassic ridge. To the front of the house is a sweep of gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles, a painted wooden summerhouse plus a further small wooden summerhouse for garden storage. 

Finally, there is a large double garage adjacent to the house which, if not required for garaging, could be converted, with relevant planning permission, into a lovely orangery or a truly fabulous modern family kitchen / living space taking full advantage of the views across the garden to the hills beyond. (NB - The current owners have architect plans drawn up for the conversion of this space and would be happy to pass these on to perspective buyers.)

Tews Farm stands on the edge of Woodford Halse, a traditional Northamptonshire village surrounded by beautiful countryside and many wonderful walking routes.

The village has a range of small shops including two excellent local butchers, a church, primary school and small library.

The market towns of Banbury, Towcester, Daventry and Leamington Spa are all within easy driving distance and train commuters can be in London from Banbury within one hour, making Woodford Halse easily commutable to the city. 

Numerous independent schools are available in the area including Warwick and Northampton School for Girls to name just a couple. Nearby state secondary schools include Northampton School for Boys (which was attended by the current owners’ two boys) and Southam School, both rated outstanding. 

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