A Horse Lovers Paradise

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019

Nestling in a quiet corner of the Northamptonshire village of Lois Weedon, Owl’s Hoot is a quintessential Grade II Listed three-bedroom thatched cottage that is beautifully presented and sits on approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and paddock. The cottage has equestrian facilities set back from the road, including stables and a yard.

The village of Lois Weedon is set in the upper Tove valley in the rolling South Northamptonshire countryside and is coupled with the nearby village of Weston just under a mile away. The village has a 12th century church and village hall with excellent schooling in the area including St. Loys Primary School which also has a pre-school. The local pub, The Crown Inn, is situated in Weston and boasts an award-winning restaurant where visitors enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food and a great selection of beer, wine and spirits in a beautiful, relaxing environment that dates back to the 16th Century. 

From the village of Weedon Lois, there is good access to the main arterial roads including the A43, A5, M1 motorway at junction 15a and the M40, with train stations at Milton Keynes and Northampton offering services to London Euston with journey times of around 35 and 50 minutes respectively. Sporting activities in the area include golf at Whittlebury Hall & Farthingstone, sailing at Draycote water, Pitsford and Hollowell Reservoirs, horse racing at Towcester and of course for motor sports enthusiasts, F1, F3, MotoGP, Rallycross and all other motor racing can be seen at the world famous Silverstone race circuit just 8 miles away. 

To the front of the property is a traditional cottage garden with shrubs and flowers and a gate that leads to the rear garden. A driveway leads around the property and across the garden into the paddock and yard. The garden and sheds are powered with electricity and connected to the water mains, in order to support those with green fingers making the most of the gardens and greenhouse. The garden is completed at the side of the property with a secluded wildlife area and pond at the bottom. Beyond the garden, a gate leads to the paddock containing a mobile shelter and a range of sheds and a chicken run. Gates also lead to the equestrian yard with water and electricity connected, with two stables and a tack room. The driveway leading to the paddock and yard is suitable for trucks and horse boxes to use. 

There is excellent hacking out from the doorstep, a system of green lanes and bridleways lead to miles and miles of beautiful countryside, through woods and fields, all connecting with local villages. Addington Equestrian is 38 minutes away and is where team GBR chose as one of their training venues for the final preparations for London 2012 Olympics. For the cross-country riding enthusiasts, MK Equestrian is 45 minutes away where you can hire the course privately. Both Addington Equestrian and MK Equestrian have a full programme of events and welcome new enthusiasts. A favourite hacking spot of the present owners, Silverstone Woods, is a mere 24 minutes’ drive and allows for some wonderful riding through the forests. As you would expect with such facilities at close proximity, the area is well supported by numerous, highly regarded equine vets.

This property really is a horse lovers paradise, allowing countryside living within an hour train journey of London. To view this property online, please click here.

For further information, or to arrange a viewing of Owl’s Hoot, please contact Howkins and Harrison's Towcester office on 01327 353575.