Ivy House, Newnham, NN11Daventry Road, Newnham, Northamptonshire
- Ref: 4220
- Type: Detached House
- Availability: For Sale
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception Rooms: 3
- Parking: Off Road Parking
- Outside Space: South Facing Garden
- Tenure: Freehold
In the heart of the desirable Northamptonshire village of Newnham and overlooking The Green is this beautifully presented, renovated, and extended four-bedroom detached property set behind a well-tended privet hedge with gated off-road parking and private gardens.
Ivy House is a detached red-brick Victorian property that has been sympathetically extended and modernised by the current owners, who have resided at the cottage for over 20 years. Much of the original character and charm has been retained included flag stone floors, exposed Oak ‘A’ frame trusses and open fire places to create a lovely family home. The property is constructed from Flemish bond facing brickwork with contrasting headers beneath a natural slate roof. A large double-glazed Oak reception / summer room has been added and serves as the main entrance to the property. This structure forms an aesthetically pleasing link between the original house and the single storey front extension.
Internally at ground floor level, the main front entrance leads into the Oak framed reception with a panelled door leading to the bedrooms and bathroom within the front extension and a large opening leading to the main portion of the house and the side extension. The front extension accommodates two double bedrooms and a large shower room. The main original portion of the property at ground floor level includes a dining room with access onto the lower tier garden, a good-sized kitchen with breakfast area, a utility and cloakroom and a delightful drawing room with stairs leading to the first floor. The converted outbuildings to the side of the property now provide a lovely family sitting room area with large French doors opening onto the main private garden.
At first floor level, the accommodation comprises carpeted landing area with four panel pine doors leading to the master bedroom, a further double bedroom and large bathroom with classically styled four-piece suite. Both first floor bedrooms have part-vaulted ceilings with attractive exposed timber roof trusses and purlins.
The property can be found at the joining of the Daventry and Badby Roads in the quiet village of Newnham and overlooking the village Green.
The pleasant village of Newnham is nestled in a valley to the west of Northamptonshire close to the Warwickshire border and two miles south of the market town of Daventry.
The village has attractive groupings of stone and brick houses and a cherished village green where the popular ‘Maria’s Kitchen’ at the Romer Arms provides good home cooked food and drinks. This cosy public house is named after Romer Williams, a Welsh lawyer who paid for the Romer Arms to be refurbished following fire damage shortly after he settled in the village in 1898. Romer Williams was renowned for hosting lavish feasts within the village and is also a former owner of Ivy House.
The local primary school is currently Ofsted rated ‘Good’.
The parish church of St Michael and all Angels stands on a high bank and boasts a 15th century open battlemented tower; one of only a few open towers in the country, and a reminder of Newnham’s past agricultural industry can be found in the Grade II Listed windmill standing aloft Newnham Hill.
Notable past residents of the village include the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson and the Elizabethan poet, Thomas Randolph.
Newnham is less than a 40-minute commute to Milton Keynes where a wide range of shops and facilities are available as well as Milton Keynes Central Railway with direct and frequent trains to London Euston.
Local Authority: Daventry District Council
Council Tax: Band D
Mains Gas, Water, Electricity and Drainage.
Hot water is provided by a gas fired boiler which also feeds the radiators to the main house. Oil filled electrically operated radiators with zoned thermostat control have been installed to the ground floor extension.
Main Reception / Summer Room
The original entrance to the property would have been through the front dining room however the current owners have rationalised the layout and formed a new Oak framed glazed reception / summer room which accommodates the main front entrance door. The Oak framed structure has been built to a high specification with reclaimed facing brick support walls and inset rounded edges to the Oak rafters. A timber panel door provides access to the ground floor extension housing bedrooms three and four together with the ground floor shower room.
With a ledged, framed and braced solid timber door opening onto the private well-tended lower tier garden the dining room provides a delightful entertaining space. Period features of note within this room include a large Oak spine beam supporting the first floors and an open fireplace with decorative cast iron insert and timber surround. The mains electrical consumer unit and digital metre are housed within a painted timber panelled unit at high level within the dining room. There is a three unit double glazed timber casement window overlooking the village green and Romer Arms beyond. Original solid timber panelled cupboards and shelving have been provided to either side of the main chimney breast offering useful storage space.
Kitchen / Breakfast Area
The good-sized kitchen has space for a breakfast table with a casement window overlooking the private lower tier garden. Original flag stone flooring and high-quality solid Oak base and wall units incorporating downlighters have been installed. There is a gas fired rangemaster set within the open fireplace incorporating an exposed cambered brick arch over with internal ceramic tiled reveals. Granite work surfaces and perimeter upstands have been formed to the base units and there is a Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. An exposed Oak beam provides an attractive period feature to this delightful room.
Utility and Ground Floor Cloak Room
A four-panel pine door and quarry tiled floor leads into the utility and ground floor cloakroom. The utility currently houses a freezer and washing machine. The cloakroom is fitted with a traditionally styled WC with concealed cistern and wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome taps. Recessed lighting has been fitted and there is a small obscured glazed casement window to the rear elevation providing natural light and ventilation.
The cosy drawing room to the centre of the property provides a perfect place to retire for the evening and has an open fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel burning stove with herringbone pattern brick fire back and exposed segmental brick arch over. The floor is finished with attractive original flag stones and there is a three-unit window overlooking the summer room / main reception. A four-panel part glazed door with quarry tile step leads up to the main sitting room.
The sympathetically converted outbuildings to the side of the property now provide a wonderful space for the entire family with exposed timber trusses to the vaulted ceiling. The floor has been finished with Bamboo boards and there is a large double-glazed French door opening onto the raised private garden. A three-unit window provides additional natural lighting.
Bedroom four is situated within the front extension and is a large double with vaulted ceiling and wide solid timber double glazed French doors providing access to the raised garden. A three-unit window provides additional natural light and overlooks the lower tier garden.
Bedroom three, a further double, is currently in use as a study area. It is carpeted with a two-unit window overlooking the private raised garden.
The spacious ground floor shower room is fitted with a high specification walk-in shower with glazed screen, WC and traditionally styled ceramic wash hand basin with vanity unit and chrome mixer tap. Hot water to the basin is provided by an electric instant hot water heater located within the vanity unit. A four-panel timber door provides access to a useful storage cupboard.
First Floor Landing
To the original portion of the house, the carpeted first floor landing has four panel timber doors leading to two further bedrooms and bathroom. A single unit casement window to the rear elevation provides natural light. Oak ceiling joists have been exposed to the ceiling.
Master Bedroom / Bedroom 1
The generous master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed structural roof members including a large ‘A’ frame Oak truss which gives charm to this spacious room. Exposed timber floorboards and a plastered chimney breast which meanders up the gable wall provide further attractive period features to this room. There is a useful storage cupboard above the stairwell with double swing timber panelled doors and a two-unit casement window overlooking the main garden.
Bedroom two is another double again with a vaulted ceiling and exposed Oak ‘A’ frame truss and purlins. The floor is finished with fitted carpet and there is a two-unit window overlooking the lower tier garden and out beyond onto Newnham village green.
The larger than average bathroom has recessed spotlights and has been neutrally decorated and fitted with a classically styled four piece suite comprising bath with chrome mixer tap and shower hose, large square ridged ceramic sink with pedestal, WC with wall mounted cistern and gallows bracket supports, and bidet with chrome mixer tap. There is a two-unit, one-way window overlooking the village green and Romer Arms with further onward views to Bulls Hill and the Northamptonshire countryside beyond. Ledged and braced double doors have been fitted to the timber cupboard housing the balanced-flue gas boiler and hot water cylinder. The main water tank is located within a separate compartment above.
Lower Tier Garden and Driveway
The front extension to the property has created two distinct pleasing sections to the garden, both private and not overlooked. The front, lower tier garden offers a small patio seating area adjacent to the property and lawned section with pretty borders and further seating area with hidden water well. Beyond the garden is a good size gated gravel driveway with space for several vehicles.
Upper Tier Garden and Allotment
The upper tier garden sits beyond the single storey extension providing a screen to this pleasant lawned space making it a very private area which, again, is not overlooked. This upper tier garden space can also be accessed from the sitting room within the main house via large French doors. There are a number of established fruit trees to the garden and a separate private allotment area with raised beds.
Whilst every care has been taken with the preparation of these Sales Particulars complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute a contract or part of one. David Cosby Chartered Surveyors have not tested services, appliances, equipment, or fittings within the property and therefore no guarantee can be made that they are in good working order. No assumption should be made that the property has all necessary statutory approvals and consents such as planning and building regulations approval. Any measurements given within the particulars are approximate and photographs are provided for general information and do not infer that any item shown is included in the sale. Any plans provided are for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. In all cases, prospective purchasers should verify matters for themselves by way of independent inspection and enquiries. Any comments made herein on the condition of the property are provided for guidance only and should not be relied upon.