A truly unique opportunity to acquire the freehold interest in the illustrious Althorp Coaching Inn in a picturesque village.
The Althorp Coaching Inn (Fox & Hounds) is an attractive stone built property with a thatched roof which dates back to the 16th Century. The business which attracts many celebrated guests is an historic property combining outstanding hospitality and local character. Located adjacent to the Althorp Estate it is situated in the picturesque village of Great Brington on the outskirts of Northampton. The building is an attractive stone built property set beneath a pitched and thatched roof. The Inn provides a main bar with 2 restaurant areas with a total of 48 covers. There is a commercial kitchen and ladies and gents WCs. All the rooms are furnished in keeping with the traditional coaching inn style beamed with timber character ceilings, stone flagged floors and traditional fireplaces. The upper floors provide a manager’s flat with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge. There is also a separate studio flat providing extra living accommodation. The garden provides outdoor trading areas and there is also an intimate and enclosed courtyard. There is ample car parking to the rear.
The property is located in the beautiful village of Great Brington to the north west of Northampton, roughly equidistant between junctions 16 and 17 of the M1 motorway. Great Brington is an historic village, dating back to the 12th Century. The village’s name means ‘town on the brink’ because it is situated on a 400 ft hill. The Church of St Mary which stands in the village dates back to 1300 and is the Church used by the Spencer family. The property is located on Main Street in the village and is easily accessible from Northampton via the A428.
Northamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands and is affectionately known as ‘The Rose of the Shires’. With a rich history, Northamptonshire boasts historic houses such as Althorp, Burghley, Rockingham Castle and Holdenby House as well as historic parklands such as Brixworth Country Park and Brampton Valley Way. There are a variety of sporting attractions such as Northampton Town Football Club, Northampton Saints Rugby Club, a County Cricket team and Silverstone Motor racing Circuit. In more recent times, Great Brington and Althorp have become famous for Althorp House which is the home of the Spencer family and where Princess Diana lived.
The public space comprises a combination of formal and informal accommodation across the ground floor. The bar offers cosy traditional timber walls and a relaxed dining setting for guests. The Inn also offers dining areas and guest lounge. The Althorp Inn’s Coaching barn caters for small functions and weddings, with a dedicated lounge. Externally the immediate ground comprise an enclosed courtyard with covered areas.
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Long Buckby (2.9 miles)
Northampton (5.8 miles)