Home Farm, West Haddon is a gem in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside – that unique, perfect combination of fabulous property and idyllic location that rarely reach the open market. If your wish list includes a beautiful home with high specifications, a kitchen to entertain, stunning reception rooms with 360 degree views across rolling hills, stabling and paddocks for the horses, woodland and wildlife pond, plus seating areas all around the house to make the most of good weather and views at all times of the day, less than an hour on the train from central London and close to the M1/M6 motorway network and easy commuting distance to Birmingham, Northampton and Leicester, look no further.
The property, originally the Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of The Manor House, has been beautifully and sympathetically developed from the core of the old cottage with state-of-the-art extensions, built from the bricks reclaimed from the other houses within the Manor House estate, fully renovated and decorated. The kitchen has a 10ft island made from Pippy Oak, an Aga that heats one of the water cisterns, forming part of the carefully thought out heating and water systems. The reception rooms are spacious and bright and the windows throughout the downstairs are 4mm thick, double glazed panes, housed on locally cast sills, filling every room with natural light – whist retaining warmth in the colder months. Two wood burning stoves (one of which is double fronted into two separate rooms), provide a cosy addition to the effective central heating system when the nights draw in.
Gardens & Paddocks
Home Farm has a cottage garden with raised beds to grow vegetables, trees to provide privacy, a pond with unique water feature, wildflower borders and private sweeping driveway. The stable blocks are currently used as offices, storerooms, and a party room on one side whilst stabling horses on the other. Located in one of the most active equestrian communities in the UK, the area provides everything a keen rider could wish for. From traditional countryside pursuits to livery yards, fantastic bridleways through local villages or hacking trails immediately out into the countryside, an equestrian arena only 5 minutes’ drive away available for hire as well as show jumping facilities nearby at Onley.
Activities & Schooling Near to West Haddon
For those interested in other sports, first-rate sailing facilities can be found locally at Pitsford Water, trails for running, walking and cycling from the doorstep and active local sports clubs covering diverse sporting preferences from rugby to korfball, netball to track & field, cricket to tennis, golf, triathlon and everything in between.
Schooling locally is also plentiful from a local primary school in West Haddon to renowned prep schools at Spratton Hall and Bilton Grange. For older children, private schools in Northampton, Rugby, Pitsford, Princethorpe and slightly further afield, Uppingham and Oakham with day, full and flexi-boarding available are just a few of the options. There are traditional selective state Grammar Schools in Rugby and the local catchment secondary school at Guilsborough is highly regarded.
Home Farm would suit a family who are looking for a working-from-home option, who love the outdoors and countryside pursuits whilst living within easy commuter distance of London and excellent schools. The local villages of Guilsborough, East & West Haddon provide all necessary provisions, independent shops and speciality services as well as extras such as an active WI, local produce markets, yoga & Pilates, gyms and children’s groups. Pubs locally range from the fabulous Old Kings Head at Long Buckby to the Red Lions in both Thornby & East Haddon as well as three options in West Haddon itself, less than a half-mile walk from Home farm. The local villages provide the plethora of cuisines expected from any British village high street.
Does that list tick a few items on your wish list? Book a viewing through our Rugby office on 01788 564666 to understand more about this much-loved property.