Enjoying a private parkland setting with a sweet cottage annex and plenty of accommodation, Haselbech Hill House is the ideal country house for those looking to create their own rural utopia.
A sense of everyday grandeur welcomes you in Haselbech Hill House, which is located on the outskirts of a Northamptonshire village of the same name. The property was built in 1908 as a hunting lodge and has been home to the current owners since 1973.
Designed as a classic Edwardian weekend house, it is ideal for large-scale entertaining, with 14 bedrooms on the formal side of the house, former staff quarters in the north wing, and a three-bedroom cottage attached to the west facade.
The main reception rooms have attractive molded ceilings, sycamore parquet floors and large windows. All the main reception rooms enjoy views to the south, while French doors lead from the spacious reception hall to the south-facing gardens.
Alongside the more formal rooms on the ground floor there is also a ‘flower room’, with a door leading out to a small garden patio. The comeback of flower rooms on private property has seen something of a resurgence in recent years, with florists like Willow Crossley inspiring a new generation of homeowners to incorporate elements of the garden into the home.
These are often colorful, mismatched rooms filled with pots, planters, baskets, and flower and foliage clippings, ready for display. Granted, an entire room devoted to flowers is a luxury in itself, but if ever there was a property more suited to one, Haselbech Hill House surely is.
Woodland surrounds the house on three sides, within 13 acres of formal areas that include a sunken topiary, a flagstone terrace, as well as fields and paddocks.
The small town of Haselbech (pronounced hazel-beech) is eight miles north of Northampton, which has fast trains to London.
The neighboring village of Naseby is home to several good pubs, a church, a village store, a school and a community centre. The market town of Harborough is seven miles to the north and offers a greater variety of recreational and commercial facilities.
Maidwell Primary School is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and Naseby Church of England Primary Academy is rated ‘good’. Secondary options in the area include Maidwell Hall School and Guilsborough Academy, with further education options in Northampton.
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