Stacey House Hardingstone

Spotlight on: Stacey House, Hardingstone

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Stacey House, Hardingstone

Listed Grade II, Stacey House is an elegant, beautifully proportioned period dwelling with accommodation over three floors, dating back to the late 18th century, with a wealth of character and original features, occupying delightful, well-tended gardens of around 0.7 of an acre. Offered for sale for the first time in 60 years, in the heart of Hardingstone village.

Stacey House, Hardingstone

Hardingstone Village

The charming conservation village of Hardingstone is on the southern edge of Northampton, approximately two miles in distance from the town centre. This thriving village is equipped with two public houses, a post office, hairdressers, shop, church and primary school. Northampton High School for girls and Waitrose are also within a short distance. M1, Junction 15 sits approximately 3 miles from the village, Milton Keynes at 17 miles and Towcester at 9 miles. Northampton train station, with its direct link to London Euston in approximately one hour, can be reached within 3.5 miles to the north. One of Northamptonshire’s hidden treasures, the 900-year-old and recently restored Delapre Abbey, is situated within a short distance from Stacey House amongst formal gardens, woodland & the orangery café. The Abbey is a popular day out in addition to hosting weddings, events and conferences.

An Interesting History

Stacey House has a long and distinguished history with the oldest documented history dated 1799, which described the division of the homestead into three lots in 1784. This may be the time when the three storey Georgian façade was built. After this, Stacey House was referred to comprising the house, stables, coach house, coal house, rooms over the former barn, greenhouse, gardens, orchard and shrubbery. This is all visible today. The property passed to Elizabeth, widow of John Weston who leased it to Catherine Castle in 1804. Catherine later married Edward Bouverie of Delapre Abbey. Both women were connected with Edward- clearly scandalous at the time! Stacey House has been lovingly maintained and cared for by the current family for the last 60 years, offering a wealth of original character features. The house is set in delightful, mature, walled gardens of 0.7 of an acre.

Stacey House Gardens
Stacey House Gardens

A Unique Property

Stacey House is a unique property and there are many original features with hidden riches not only inside the house, but also in the gardens, including the old copper “boiler” in the coal house, for washing clothes when servants lived at the top of the house in addition to heating the greenhouse. The woodland area and pond provide a magical place for childhood adventure and a place of quiet tranquillity to sit at any time of the year. The front lawn was a tennis court and the posts are still in situ. Inside the house, there are many original fireplaces, an old bell pull in the servant’s room with push buttons in various rooms, original washstands and the gas mantle in the bathroom converted to electricity. There is a labyrinth of pantries that remain cool all year round and an all-important wine cellar- willing to be filled by a new owner.

If Stacey House sounds like your future home, please contact the Howkins & Harrison Northampton office on 01604 823456 or by emailing northproperty@howkinsandharrison.co.uk for further information and to arrange a viewing.

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