The vendors have commissioned a full survey of the structure of the building by Michael Hornsby & Co Chartered Surveyors completed on the 12th of September 2023 and the survey is available for inspection with the legal pack.
4.80m x 1.35m (15'9 x 4'5)
With black and white Limestone Taco floor the hall gives straight through access to the side door leading to a courtyard garden and archway leads through to the principal reception room with a further door to the kitchen.
8.23m x 4.88m max (27'0 x 16'0 max)
A superb open plan space with part stone flagged floor and boxed ceiling beam with central support pillar. The sitting area has an open hearth fireplace with pine mantle and there are shuttered French doors opening to the rear terrace and garden. There are leaded light windows to the front elevation and the ornate stair case rises to the first floor with under stairs access to the cellar. A door leads to :-
4.98m x 3.91m (16'4 x 12'10)
With a stone flagged floor beneath a boxed beam, there is an Inglenook fireplace with deep shelved cupboards either side and a rendered fire hood. There are leaded light windows to the front and rear elevation.
4.57m x 4.01m (15'0 x 13'2)
Fitted with oak fronted floor and wall cabinets with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and eye level double oven as well as four place electric ceramic hob. There is plumbing for an automatic dishwasher and leaded light window overlooking the courtyard garden and a door leading to:-
46.94m x 3.10m (154 x 10'2)
With deep Belfast sink this room has a Quarry tiled floor plumbing for automatic washing machine and a ledged door leading to:-
2.92m x 2.64m (9'7 x 8'8)
Also with a Quarry tiled floor and housing the original Cast Iron Water Pump there is a door to the courtyard garden and internal door to:-
4.62m x 2.18m (15'2 x 7'2)
With half loft over and saddle racks, there is a fitted work bench and ledged doors leading to the double garage and to the gardeners hall.
1.96m x 1.85m (6'5 x 6'1)
With a Quarry tiled floor, ceramic wash basin, door to the rear garden and a further door to:-
1.85m x 0.84m (6'1 x 2'9)
With white suite of low level close coupled WC.
3.73m x 3.35m (12'3 x 11'0)
Approached by a winding brick stair case, the cellar houses the recently installed electrical circuit breaker cabinets and has a high level window to the front elevation.
4.04m x 1.96m (13'3 x 6'5)
Housing the stairs rising to the second floor and with panelled doors leading to:-
5.03m x 4.70m (16'6 x 15'5)
With exposed ceiling beams there are secondary glazed leaded light windows to the front elevation and a pedestal wash basin with shaver sockets/light over.
4.95m x 4.37m (16'3 x 14'4)
Also with secondary double glazed windows to two elevations, this room houses the stepped chimney breast with deep alcoves either side.
4.01m x 2.90m (13'2 x 9'6)
With exposed beams and secondary double glazed windows to the front elevation.
5.79m x 1.17m (19'0 x 3'10)
The two part landing contains a wardrobe with sliding doors and the airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and there are further doors giving access to:-
3.58m x 1.83m (11'9 x 6'0)
With a white suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC. There is a linen cupboard, shaver socket and panel glazed window to the rear elevation.
3.68m x 2.54m (12'1 x 8'4)
With a white suite of panelled bath with hoist and shower attachment over with glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Window to rear elevation.
5.79m x 4.88m (19'0 x 16'0)
A very spacious room of generous proportions with a boxed ceiling beam, built-in wardrobes with hanging space and windows to the rear elevation.
4.19m x 2.13m (13'9 x 7'0)
With exposed purlin timber and panelled doors leading to:-
4.98m x 4.57m (16'4 x 15'0)
With exposed Elm floor, exposed purlins and twin Gable windows.
4.78m x 4.29m (15'8 x 14'1)
With exposed Pine floor, purlins and twin Gable windows.
4.17m x 2.69m (13'8 x 8'10)
Also with exposed purlin and mullioned leaded light windows to the front elevation.
Holmwood fronts onto the high street with a tarmac drive to the north side leading to the courtyard garden and garaging. On the south side there are double leaf gates standing within a high stone wall with an archway housing a lantern light and these gates lead to the quintessentially English rear garden contained within high stone and brick walls giving absolute privacy.
Approached by a paved terrace leading onto a pathway flanked by lawns themselves bounded by established Yew, Laurel, Magnolia and Elder trees. There are a variety of mature Topiary shrubs and this area leads on to the sunken swimming pool which is bounded by box hedging, established walls and mature fruit trees. Adjacent to the pool area there is an enclosed Rose garden and a gravel pathway leads to the former Orchard which is laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees. Beyond the Orchard there is a stand of tall mature Beech trees which mark the southern boundary of the garden.
8.53m x 4.57m (28'0 x 15'0)
Approached through an electrically operated roller door with secondary double leaf doors the substantial garage contains power and light connected.
The house is the former home of Baroness Jill Knight MP and is Listed Grade II* as a Building of Architectural or Historic interest.
Main drainage, water and electricity are connected. Heating is through electric storage radiators and the property was substantially rewired in 2022.
West Northamptonshire Council - Band G
Within the village there is the Wooden Walls Public House, the Church and a tennis/cricket club. On the outskirts of the village are the Collingtree Park Golf Course and Restaurant and the Hilton Hotel and Restaurant which also has a fitness club (including swimming pool). There is a grant maintained Church of England Primary School. (References to schools should not be taken to mean that the property concerned is within the school catchment nor that the schools mentioned have places available).
BUYERS ADMINISTRATION CHARGE
The purchaser will also be required to pay an administration charge of £900 (£750 plus VAT)
BUYERS PREMIUM CHARGE
The purchaser will be required to pay a buyers premium of £1800 (£1500 plus VAT)
HOW TO GET THERE
From Northampton town centre proceed in a southerly direction along the A508 London Road to the roundabout junction with the A45 Nene Valley Way. Take the fourth exit onto the dual carriageway signposted towards the M1 junction 15 and past the village of Wootton on the left hand side. Continue to junction 15 and proceed over the Motorway keeping in the right hand lane and return over the Motorway signposted Northampton and then take the first filter left signposted to Collingtree. On entering the village along Watering Lane proceed to the junction with High Street and turn left where Holmwood stands on the left hand side.