Syresham HouseHigh Street, Syresham, Northamptonshire
An impressive early Victorian Country House with extensive private landscaped grounds extending to approximately 1 acre. Located in the tranquil village of Syresham, this stunning property has accommodation arranged over four floors with a total area extending to over 4,500 sq ft.
Syresham House maintains many period features of the late Regency / early Victorian era with classically proportioned red brick facades in Flemish bond and original sixteen-pane timber sash windows with internal timber shuttering. The prominent brick chimney stacks have contrasting quoins and corbelling, and the low-pitched slate roofs incorporate hipped dormer windows.
Internally, the principal rooms have intricate mouldings and deep fluted cornice details. Original open fireplaces are still in use and the high ceilings to the main sitting room are finished with elegant, rococo-style raised plaster patterns.
The village of Syresham remains unspoilt and preserves much of its old-world charm, providing an ideal location for families seeking a tranquil location but with the benefit of good amenities and easy access to the arterial roads of the A43, M1 and M40.
Milton Keynes and Northampton are approximately 30 minutes’ drive from where train journeys can be made to London Euston in 1 hour. For a more local range of amenities and facilities, the market towns of Brackley and Towcester are just a short drive away.
Syresham is fortunate to have the beautiful church of St James the Great. Located on a steeply banked hillside to the northeast of the village this C13th church has an impressive, shingled spire which rises next to a backdrop of equally inspiring trees.
The village is surrounded by the remnants of ancient woodlands used as hunting grounds for past royalty. The source of the River Great Ouse is purported to be located nearby and flows as a small brook passing through the village on its 142m journey to Norfolk into the Wash.
Local amenities within the village include The King’s Head - a traditional coaching inn; post office and village store; Methodist Chapel, modern village hall, and Sports and Social Club.
Syresham is justly proud of its Primary School which is at the heart of the village. Additional schooling is available at Akeley Wood School, Beachborough School, Magdalen College School, and Winchester House School in Brackley.
The main front entrance is fitted with a classically styled six-panel door with fluted and panelled surround and semi-circular fan light above. This impressive entrance opens to the reception hall from where the principal rooms, kitchen, and utility are accessed. Timber stairs with turned balustrades and spiral ends lead to the first-floor accommodation and tiled brick steps lead down to the former service room accommodation at basement level.
At first floor level, the galleried landing is centrally located, and its dual-aspect enables plenty of natural lighting from original, sixteen-pane, timber sash windows to both front and rear elevations. Panelled timber doors lead to the main bedrooms, family bathroom, and cloak room. A further flight of timber stairs, with half-landing, leads to the second-floor accommodation.
The second floor is currently used as office space and has two large dual aspect rooms with dormer windows and a further two smaller offices, both with individual dormer windows.
The basement would originally have accommodated the service room areas, possibly with scullery, larder and cellar, but is now used for entertaining and storage space with a large, vaulted wine cellar to the rear.
Syresham House has a gated private driveway which borders the impressive landscaped front garden and leads to the front elevation of the property where there is parking space for several vehicles. The driveway also extends to the side of the property providing access to the rear courtyard area where there is further parking space together with a large double garage and separate outbuilding.
The landscaped front garden is an enchanting space with many mature trees and a beautiful Weeping Ash with wide umbrella crown and branches which arch to the ground. Meandering pathways can be found to the front of the garden which provide pleasant walks through flower beds under the shelter of tree canopies.
Extensive parking space is provided to the rear courtyard area and there is a further good sized lawned garden with perimeter trees and shrubs. A separate enclosed area of land is located to the north east corner of the grounds which could potentially serve as a kitchen garden.
Located within the rear courtyard is a large, detached brick-built double garage with lighting and power. To the rear of this garage is a separate brick outbuilding providing further storage space.
An overage provision will apply to the grounds at the property.
Tree Preservation Orders may apply to some of the trees to the front of the property.
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 conducted a survey of the property, nor have they 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.