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    ad ref. HM943F8CE
    £ 1,295,000

    for sale in Northamptonshire

    A beautiful and substantial Grade II listed stone farmhouse with landscaped gardens, extensive outbuildings, stables, tennis court and paddock.
    Situation Lower Benefield is a popular and friendly village some 3 miles from Oundle. It has a thriving parish Church which holds regular events including the renowned Christmas tree festival. The active village hall hosts monthly social and dining events and was refurbished in 2009. The cricket club in Upper Benefield has just undergone a major refurbishment and is the social hub for the village with local ales and weekly quiz nights.The beautiful and historic town of Oundle features many listed buildings and a range of specialist shops. In addition, the town has a primary school and secondary school as well as Oundle School and Laxton Preparatory. There is a great choice of churches, restaurants, pubs, cafés and shops including Waitrose. The Talbot Hotel is first class. Oundle Wharf is thriving addition to the town with The Tap and Kitchen; an excellent riverside pub while Party at the Wharf is a feature of the annual Oundle Festival: a week of music and food. The Farmers' Market, on every other Saturday, is always a delight to attend and well worth a visit.There are a number of gyms locally and the swimming pool at Oundle School is open to the public. Sports clubs within the town include, rugby, football, golf, cycling, squash, tennis, rowing and bowling. Oundle, Uppingham and Stamford Schools give parents excellent alternatives for independent education in the area. Oakham, The Peterborough School and Kimbolton, are also close by.Description Banhaw Farm is a beautifully presented family home which is believed to date from the mid C17. It is built of limestone under a Collyweston slate roof with ashlar gables and chimneys. There are some beautiful stone mullion windows and a wealth of exposed beams. The current owners have taken great pains to conserve original features wherever possible including a wonderful bread oven in the entrance hall.The house is laid out on 3 floors, lends itself to entertaining and relaxing with a mix of the traditional and contemporary. The imposing party barn sits beside the house and is an important feature as are the beautiful stables and former farm buildings which offer further potential for conversion to additional accommodation or office space, subject to the necessary consents. There is an additional modern barn and vegetable garden which combined with the paddock and extensive gardens and tennis court, allows a buyer to enjoy every aspect of country life.Accommodation A vaulted entrance hall leads through to a large inner hall and with a beautiful antique wood burning stove. Entered through a beautiful stone arch way, the dining room is a large room with wood burning stove and adjoining sitting room. The drawing room is double aspect with views over the garden and a large inglenook fireplace. The farmhouse style kitchen has a range of bespoke oak units, by renowned local kitchen maker "Willowbrook", granite work tops, a four oven AGA and high-quality appliances. The rear hall giving access to the garden room, annexe bedroom suite and utility room, it has built in cupboards and a Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer. There is great potential to have separate internal annexe accommodation within these rooms.On the first floor there is a light and airy vaulted landing with window seat, wonderful beams and curved walls. There are 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is double aspect with a dressing room and new bathroom. All of the bedrooms are double rooms and the bathrooms have all been replaced in recent years and are beautifully presented with travertine stone tiling and luxury fittings. A wonderful ancient staircase leads to the second floor where there is a vaulted bedroom with a great atmosphere, a playroom and good storage cupboards. An impressive 44ft detached period stone tithe barn currently used as a games room or party barn overlooks the gardens and tennis court and has beautiful exposed timbers beams. Double wooden doors open to both sides.Gardens & grounds the property is totally enclosed and enjoys a high degree of privacy, surrounded by rolling countryside with beautiful gardens and mature grounds. There is a large lawn, a children's play area and dining terrace beneath a wisteria clad pergola.Banhaw Farm also offers an established orchard and vegetable garden There is an all weather tennis court, stables, paddocks, a large open barn and double garage. Directions Lower Benefield is situated between Oundle and Corby on the A427. On entering the village from the east, via Upper Benefield, take the first sharp left hand bend and bear left onto Causin Way at the next junction. The entrance to Banhaw farm will be seen immediately on the left-hand side....Read full description

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