Chestnuts House
449 sq m
Guide price £1,175,000(€1,332,067)

Priors MarstonSoutham, Warwickshire, CV47 7RP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2019
  • Countryside views
  • Period features including exposed timbers, flagstones, sash windows and original shutters
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Double garage and off road parking
  • South facing garden
  • Fruit and vegetable garden
  • About 0.6 acres

Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse in edge of village location.

About this property

  • Situated at the edge of the village, Chestnuts House backs on to open fields and enjoys views over neighbouring countryside.

    Constructed of local ironstone with some brick, below a pitched slate roof, the property is Grade II listed.

    With origins dating to an early farmhouse from the 17th century, the property was extensively remodelled in the early 1800's with later 19th century alterations. As a result it benefits from the expectant Georgian proportions and architecture.

    There are numerous period features including fireplaces, exposed timbers, sash windows, original shutters, deep window boards, flagstones, chequerboard quarry tiled floors, 4-panel internal doors, cornicing and an elegant principal staircase.

    Accommodation offers the perfect combination of casual family living with more formal entertaining rooms.

    Drawing room with door to garden, bay window, working wood burner, handy walk-in drinks' cupboard, half glazed double doors to the hallway with fan light over.

    Dining room with original wood block flooring, working fire place and sash windows is perfectly located adjacent to the kitchen.

    Kitchen/breakfast room and adjoining lobby/boot room was refurbished in 2009/2010 and has been well conceived offering spacious kitchen area with 2 door Aga, bespoke hand-made units and work island with marble work surfaces, double oven and microwave, walk in pantry, double butlers sink overlooking garden, wooden flooring, integrated dishwasher and space for American fridge. The breakfast area with fitted bench seats has French doors to the terrace and garden.

    To the rear of the kitchen is the cosy play room with working wood burner.

    At the far end of the house is another sitting room/office.

    Boiler room with oil fired boiler doubles as laundry room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

    Attractive staircase with large window gives light to hallway and first floor landing.

    Principal bedroom with sash windows overlooking garden and with en suite shower room. Four further bedrooms with period features such as fireplaces, window seats, shutters and sash windows, and two further bathrooms on the first floor. Additional second floor accommodation offers two/three attic bedrooms and further bathroom, ideal for children, teenagers and/or live in nanny.

    Outside

    Entered via a five bar wooden gate to gravelled parking area with space for several vehicles. Access to a double garage of stone construction with slate roof and games room/office to rear.

    From the driveway two flagstone pathways lead to the front of the house. Paved entertaining terrace with access from kitchen and drawing room enjoys a southerly aspect.

    Here there are ample gardens predominately laid to lawn all enjoying a southerly aspect.

    Pretty wrought iron fencing divides the gardens and lawns from driveway/parking area.

    Separate fruit and vegetable garden area with raised beds. Greenhouse. Log store. Chicken coop and run.

    About 0.6 acres.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is such a pretty house with loads of room, perfect for a large family.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Priors Marston is situated in attractive South Warwickshire countryside close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
  • Made up of many period houses, the thriving Conservation village offers a public house, parish church, sports club and village hall, as well as a highly sought after independent primary school.
  • The nearby towns of Banbury, Southam and Daventry (Waitrose), provide additional everyday requirements, with the larger centres of Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Rugby offering more extensive facilities.
  • Communication links with M40 (J11) Banbury, about 12 miles for the south or M40 (J12) Gaydon for the north; M1 (J16) Upper Heyford about 15.5 miles for London and the south, or M1 (J18) Crick, about 16 miles, for the North and the Mainline railway at Banbury providing regular services to London and the North. London/Marylebone (from about 55 minutes).
  • Independent schools include prep schools; Winchester House, (Brackley), Carrdus (Banbury), Bilton Grange (Dunchurch), Arnold Lodge (Leamington), Quainton House, (Northampton) and senior; Princethorpe (nr Leamington), Warwick (boys) and Kings High (girls) (Warwick) Rugby, Bloxham and Stowe Schools as well as Lawrence Sherrif Grammar School (boys) Rugby.
  • Sporting activities in the area include horse racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Towcester; golf at Staverton and Hellidon Lakes Country Club (including gym, indoor pool and 10 pin bowling); Grayshot spa & gym at Fawsley Hall; and Priors Marston village tennis club.
  • (Distances and times are approximate).

Additional information

  • Directions: From Banbury/M40 (J11) take the A361 Daventry Road. Continue through the villages of Wardington and Chipping Warden, on approaching Byfield take the left turn called 'The Twistle' signposted to Priors Marston. Follow the road for about 2.5 miles. On entering the village on the Byfield road, Chestnuts House is the second turning on the right after Chestnut Farmhouse.
  • EPC Exempt