Detached house for sale in High Street, Weston, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12

Guide price £3,250,000 (£251/sq. ft)
Detached house for sale - 10 bedrooms 10 5 7 12,940 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • 10 bedrooms
  • 7 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Stabling
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Private Parking
  • Cellar
  • Standalone
  • Woodland
  • 48.29 acres

Property description

Weston Hall has been in the same family since 1714 and retains a unique old-world charm. The centre of English literary society in the 1920s and 30s, the house played host to the likes of Cecil Beaton, Evelyn Waugh, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Noel Coward to name a few. Many of its rooms remain time-capsules of British social history – from the 18th century library, the 17th century parlour known as the Justice Room as well as the orangery and kitchen garden, the latter planted with rare varieties of apple as well as pear trees, quince, figs, peaches and pomegranate.

Originally built in the 17th century the house was enlarged in the 18th century to provide more substantial reception rooms for the family. It could be considered the perfect English country house: Neither too big, nor too small, ideal for entertaining large numbers or small intimate occasions for friends and family. Its attractions include an 18th century library, a Victorian orangery, topiary garden, kitchen garden and charming coach house.

While Weston Hall is set in some 40 acres, the gardens themselves are a manageable size with a wooded area known as the Wilderness, through which a little stream runs. In addition to more formal lawns to the front and a topiary garden bordered by beds of fushcia, beyond the long avenue and past the beech hedges you'll find a swimming pool and tennis court discreetly located by the east wall.

Weston Hall is the prominent house in the village; a landmark property with an extraordinary provenance, mature, well-equipped private grounds, additional income-producing properties and farmed surrounding land. This rural and light-pollution free idyll, has remained in the same family since the early 18th century and has included renowned past and current owners such as Sir Sacheverell Sitwell and more recently by Sacheverell's grandson, a well-known restaurant critic and author.

The house has been used to host a number of different events over the years and has the ability to accommodate large parties when required. The accommodation is flexible with The Wing being able to operate as a separate self-contained unit if required. At the head of the drive is a two-bedroomed Lodge, ideal to let or for staff.

The original stables have not been upgraded and provide further opportunity to create accommodation or could be restored to their former glory.

The gardens have lawned areas to the front and rear of the house interspersed with mature specimen trees having been carefully laid out and landscaped. The grounds are very private and the long sweeping driveway provides an important sense of arrival terminating in a broad parking area to the front and side of the house. The wide tree-lined avenue approach is flanked by a wildflower meadows and adjacent woodland copse. On the village side from the house is large and well stocked walled garden with ancient fruit trees and box hedge enclosures. Sitting discreetly positioned to one side is the swimming pool and hard tennis court. The gardens have played a significant role in village life and charitable events through the years and are well loved by the community.

The land is pasture and stock proof and is let to a local farmer under an annual grazing license.

Blakesley 3.5 miles
Towcester 7.5 miles
Banbury 11 miles (London Marylebone 59 minutes)
Milton Keynes 20 miles (trains to London Euston from 30 mins)
Oxford 30 miles
London 70 miles
(Distances and times approximate)

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