Alternative property of the month
by Housesimple on 11th November 2016
We’re excited to present our alternative property of the month: the magnificent Hinwick House. Hinwick House’s Grade I listing makes it extra special, as homes of such historical and architectural significance very rarely go up for sale. So, if you’re in the market for a 20-bedroom country house with a noble past, you’re in luck. If not, there’s no harm in looking.
Fit for a king
If Hinwick House looks familiar to you, it’s probably because it’s design and construction was heavily inspired by one of the most iconic buildings in Britain: Buckingham Palace. The main house dates back to 1710, when it was built for the distinguished Orlebar family, and it stands proudly within 38 acres of private parkland. As well as the main house, the estate includes:
- three cottages;
- two ornamental lakes;
- a clock tower;
- a deer park; and
- a period walled garden.
Hinwick was recently renovated and restored to a remarkable standard, and it remains primarily a private family residence. However, the main house and its outbuildings are often rented out to visitors as luxurious accommodation, or as an elegant setting for weddings and events. Whether the new owner will continue with this tradition is up to them.
While it can feel like you’re a million miles away from civilization at Hinwick House, in fact the property is very well connected. It’s located in the hamlet of Hinwick, in the north west of Bedfordshire, which is only 12 miles from bustling Bedford and 14 miles from Northampton. The nearest train station is just five miles away at Wellingborough, where you can commute to London in around 50 minutes.
Who can buy it?
With a price tag of £14.5 million, Hinwick House will appeal to owners of high value homes who are looking for something new. It would also make an excellent investment property for an entrepreneur who would be keen to continue renting the property out to visitors or using it as a luxurious venue for weddings and events.
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