Mandate House
4,218 sq ft(391.86 sq m)
Offers in the region of £825,000

Mandate HouseClopton, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3DZ

    Key features

    • An attractive former school house with large & vibrant south facing gardens
    • The building offers over 4000 square feet of versatile accommodation
    • The property has consent for mixed residential and commercial uses
    • A planning application is pending for Change of Use to C3 as a private residence
    • It is in an attractive rural village position with beautiful views
    • There is no onward chain

    An attractive stone former Victorian School House, which currently combines residential and business premises and with C3 consent, in over half an acre of south facing gardens

    About this property

    • A substantial and unlisted former school house, which is within a Conservation Area, Mandate House offers over 4000 square feet of accommodation and a south facing garden plot in excess of half an acre in total, in an attractive Northamptonshire village setting adjacent to St Peter's Parish Church.

      The property is owned by a religious charity and is used for conferencing facilities and as a residential home, combining large reception rooms and six bedrooms, served by three bath or shower rooms.

      Following favourable pre-planning advice indicating that an application for change of use for a single dwelling house may be favourably considered, a formal planning application for Change of Use to C3, a single private residence, was granted by East Northants Council dated 4th March 2019 (18/02394/FUL). In this way, the building has consent for use as a single dwelling, or as a live/work home base.

      At ground floor level, the main entrance hallway leads to the west through a reception room/office and study to the former school rooms. The modern kitchen adjoins with a dining room and expansive living space within the fabulous, vaulted former school hall itself. A staircase also rises to a self-contained annexe flat, from which there are more lovely views over the garden, with a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, dressing room and bathroom.

      To the east of the entrance hallway, the expansive south facing sitting and living rooms are currently conferencing facilities, with access to the gardens, with a ground floor bedroom wing with three further bedrooms served by two shower rooms.

      Electric gates to the west of the building, access a driveway and parking area for many vehicles. The south facing beautifully maintained and mature gardens are arranged with formal lawns, sunken flower beds and shrubs, with various seating terraces strategically placed for tracking the sun through the day. Two outbuildings with electricity and lighting offer excellent workshop and storage facilities.

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    I think this is a splendid and versatile building. A mixed residential and business base now, the building can also be used as a single private residence. The gardens are a delight, the views attractive and the setting convenient for several favoured schools and for commuters to Peterborough or Cambridge along the A14, or by rail to London from several stations.

    James AbbottProperty agent

    Local information

    • Clopton is a small east Northamptonshire Conservation Village, located close to the county's border with Cambridgeshire.
    • It is well-connected, 2 miles east of the A605 and 4 miles north of the A14, and situated in attractive countryside to the north of Titchmarsh, a village that supports a public house, village shop and primary school.
    • Commuter rail services to London Kings Cross and St Pancras station run from Huntingdon and Kettering, both in under an hour, whilst the A1 and A14 offers a direct and improving road link to Cambridge, 31 miles to the east.
    • The area is also blessed with a choice of excellent schooling. Titchmarsh's primary school feeds secondary schooling in Kettering, whilst Laxton Prep and Oundle are circa 6 miles from the property with Kimbolton and Wellingborough Schools a little further.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = E