Braybrooke Road, Arthingworth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16
An excellent country house in a superb edge of village location
The Manor originally formed the stable block to The Old Manor. The property was converted by the present owner in the 1960s, and subsequently in the early 1990s, to create a superbly proportioned and handsome property with versatile accommodation over two main floors. The house is approached from a sweeping driveway that leads through beautifully maintained paddocks and gardens to the house.
Double doors open to the reception hall which has a lovely flagstone floor and then further doors open into the drawing room and to the dining room. The double aspect drawing room has delightful views to the south over the gardens and to the parkland beyond and French doors to the west offering access to and views of the charming sunken garden. The drawing room has panelling throughout and is divided with elegant pillars.There is a particularly notable marble chimney piece with excellent carving. East of the entrance hall is an attractive dining room with French doors to the west terrace, an open fireplace and there is access through to the billiards room.
South of the entrance hall, there is a stair case hall with built-in drinks and storage cabinets and a door to the southern terrace and gardens beyond. The oak flooring continues from this hall through into the panelled library.
Beyond the formal rooms, in the east wing of the house, there are three further reception rooms, the kitchen and a utility room together with storage and service rooms. The three reception rooms include a study with built-in shelves, an open fireplace and glazed door to the terrace and gardens, and beyond this a most attractive double aspect room with oak flooring and an impressive stone chimney piece and a glazed door out to the gardens. Adjacent to this room is a further reception room with a large storage cupboard.
The substantial kitchen breakfast room is well fitted with a good range of units with tiled work surfaces and shelving above and a four oven Aga. The central island unit includes further storage space and a circular stainless steel sink. The octagonal breakfast area is a particular feature of the room offering uninterrupted morning sunlight through its octagonal design.
The principal staircase leads up to the split galleried landing and through to the master bedroom suite which is complete with two dressing rooms both leading to attractive en-suite bathrooms. There are 6 further bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and three further bathrooms.
The first floor accommodation is completed with a Laundry room and access through to the annexe via a first floor service room.
The annexe offers independent accommodation consisting of a ground floor sitting room and a kitchen and on the first floor, three bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room and utility.
There are delightful gardens at The Manor. They have been carefully designed and beautifully maintained and show a splendid range of mature trees and shrubs, a fine display of roses and choice herbaceous perennials. Beautiful maintained gardens extend away from the house and mature climbers including wisteria and roses have been established on the principal elevations of the house.
A stone paved terrace extends into a sunken garden with a formal pond, walling and an hour glass staircase leading up to the lawns. The pond is framed by clipped box hedging and attractive shrubbery.
Beyond the gardens, the parkland has been grazed on an ad-hoc basis in recent years and provides a beautiful outlook over the rolling land to the south.
outbuildings and garaging
To the rear of The Manor is a range of 8 Garages with electric up and over doors. These have been extended from the old stable block and outbuildings. Two dog kennels with outside runs are located at the edge of the courtyard.
reserved rights of way
The vendor and any successors in title will maintain a permanent right of way over the first section of the driveway leading to The Manor to provide a pedestrian and vehicular access to The Old Manor.
public rights of way, wayleaves and easements
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.
Daventry District Council. Telephone: 01327 871 100
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and mains drainage. Oil fired central heating. None of the services or appliances, heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.
The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession.
Guide Price £1,550,000
40 High Street
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