A fantastic opportunity to purchase a unique rural property, consisting of a traditional Grade II Listed seven bedroom farmhouse, with multi-use outbuildings and 189.4 acres of agricultural land all within a ring fence. Located in west Northamptonshire, the property offers unrivalled views across the local landscape with the house and buildings located in the centre of the land.
7 bed Grade II listed farmhouse
Range of agricultural and assorted outbuildings
189.4 acres of mainly arable land
The property is located in Northamptonshire, approximately 1.5 miles from the villages of Hellidon and Catesby. It is approximately 5 miles to the west of the town of Daventry, which offers a good range of amenities. The property has good transport links, with direct trains to London and Birmingham from nearby Northampton and Long Buckby stations, and is within easy reach of the A45, A5, M1 and M40.
The property has a range of good schools locally, with primary education available in nearby Napton, Staverton and Newnham, and secondary education in Daventry. The area also benefits from being close to the private schools of Rugby School, Bloxham School and Princethorpe College.
The property offers a secluded location from which to enjoy extensive views over the picturesque west Northamptonshire countryside.
The farmhouse has the potential to become one of the premier residential properties in the local area. The farmhouse was built in the early 18th century using traditional Northamptonshire ironstone and is Grade II listed, with a recent extension increasing the residential area.
The extensive accommodation comprises a living room with inglenook fireplace containing a woodburning stove, traditional kitchen/diner with oil fired AGA, utility room, a spacious en-suite bedroom, WC and a conservatory on the ground floor. There is also space, formerly used as a swimming pool, with consent to extend the property’s living area further. Four bedrooms, two being en-suite, and a bathroom are located on the first floor, with two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The house also has a two room cellar.
The land is a productive block of arable farmland extending to a croppable area of approximately 189.4 acres (76.65 hectares). The land consists of eight large parcels of arable land, each being easily accessed via internal tracks from the farmstead at the centre of the holding. Well established hedgerows form the majority of the field boundaries. The land has historically been well farmed.
The property includes a range of modern and traditional buildings, extending to approximately 1,140 metres squared of floor space. Further details can be found in the particulars.
The farmhouse is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Permission to convert an agricultural building to a wedding venue was granted in 2019, to include permission for the ‘annex’ to the southern side of the farmhouse. This ‘annex’ can only be occupied in connection with the adjoining farmhouse, and not as a separate permanent residence. The access road to the property is for use connected with farming operations and the residential dwelling at Long Furlong Farm only.
The property is within the Daventry Area of the West Northamptonshire Council planning authority (Tel: 0300 126 7000).
Private Rights of Way
The access to the property is owned all the way from Lower Catesby Road which is a public highway. There is a restriction on the use of the land over which the first part of the access limiting it to domestic and agricultural use only.
Should development be granted for any additional residential dwellings a development clawback of 30% will apply for a period of 30 years.
Tenure, Method of Sale & Possession
The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. Vacant possession will be granted on completion of the sale.
Should the sale become a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, this will be payable by the purchaser.
The nearest postcode is NN11 6LW. The farm is accessed from Lower Catesby Road which runs between Upper Catesby and Hellidon.
The location of the access point to the property is ///otherwise.union.atom
Viewings and access to the property are strictly by prior appointment with Robinson & Hall only.
Attractive and sought after rural area