Bury End, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, MK43 8TT
£2,500,000Offers in excess of
- Grade II listed 17th century detached barn conversion
- Five bedrooms; five en suite
- Six reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility and boot rooms
- Swimming pool complex with self-contained guest flat
- Stables and outbuildings
- Formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 16 acres
- Four car garage
A Grade II listed detached barn conversion originally dating from the 17th century situated within formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 16 acres.
The Warren is at the far end of a no through country lane on the edge of the village within formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 16 acres. There is an indoor swimming pool complex with a self-contained guest flat and parking for two cars.
History and Heritage
The Warren was created over ten years ago by converting a series of barns which were formerly part of the estate of the 17th century Grade II listed Burdelys Manor. The former barns and piggeries surround a central courtyard garden. The conversion has made great use of glazing to give the rooms plenty of natural light and views over the inner courtyard garden or the surrounding countryside. The entrance hall is vaulted with a galleried landing and contains the original double height barn door which has been glazed and overlooks the courtyard. The original timbers have been retained throughout and harmonise well with the new wood used in the doors, window frames and bespoke staircase. In accordance with the Grade Listing requirements a series of triangular dovecote openings in the original barn have been retained and glazed and make a feature in several rooms, in particular the master bedroom.
Double doors open into the entrance hall which has a bespoke hand built ash staircase to the first floor There are exposed brick and stone faced walls with mature timbers, and exposed rustic floor tiles with underfloor heating which continues throughout the area and into the kitchen/breakfast room. The cloakroom is fitted in a white suite. The inner hallway has a vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers and exposed oak flooring both continuing through into the bedrooms. The lobby area has a walk-in boiler room housing the free standing oil fired boiler, pressurised water cylinders and electricity consumer unit. There is a second cloakroom. The meeting/conference room has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers and can be accessed independently from the front and the rear courtyard. There is a bespoke range of fitted oak furniture.
The dual aspect dining room has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers, and exposed oak flooring. There are double doors to the courtyard and the side garden. The family room has double doors onto the front terrace. The wine tasting room has a range of fitted oak wine racks, shelving, and integrated chillers, as well as a wine casket which forms a circular seating area. There are exposed timbers and an oak floor that continues into the sitting room. The sitting room and music room have doors onto the rear courtyard and high vaulted ceilings detailed with exposed timbers. The music room also has exposed stonework and panelling. The games room has three sets of glazed double doors into the courtyard, a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers, exposed stonework and oak flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Rooms
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a bespoke range of oak and hand painted units incorporating central island unit and a breakfast bar, all with granite work surfaces. There is a Rangemaster oven set into a recess with a high mantel over, an American style fridge/freezer, a coffee machine, a dishwasher, a microwave and a wine chiller. The utility room is fitted in a range of base and wall mounted units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A feature archway leads into the cloaks hanging room. There is a cupboard housing the underfloor heating valves, a fitted shoe rack and a door to the side garden. The boot room has a range of fitted storage cupboards, a quarry tiled floor and a door to the rear courtyard.
Ground Floor Bedrooms
Bedrooms four and five have double doors into the rear courtyard and both have an en suite shower room fitted in a white suite.
The landing has a custom built sweeping ash staircase that divides centrally, one side leading to the master bedroom and the other to the main galleried landing which has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers and high level windows overlooking the courtyard. The master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers, a high level loft area, triangle shaped windows, and double doors. The dressing room has custom built wardrobes and bedroom furniture. The en suite bathroom includes a Ball and Claw footed bath and a walk-in shower with a fitted Monsoon shower. Bedrooms two and three both have double doors and a range of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two has an en suite shower room and bedroom three has an en suite bathroom.
Swimming Pool Complex
The complex was built by Malterson of Coventry and has dark featherboard elevations under a series of corrugated roofs. At the front is a decking and terrace area and a canopied barbeque preparation area. The hallway has a staircase to the first floor apartment. The infinity pool has subtle lighting and a rustic tile surround with a Jacuzzi, seating areas and a central glazed staircase to the first floor. The gym complex has a gym, a sauna, a wet room/changing room with a shower area, wash basin and WC, and a separate cloakroom. The pool plant and filtration room houses the Farm 2000 boiler serving the pool area, heating and hot water. There is also space to park two cars and a separate back up store to retain the energy provided. (Further details on operational matters can be provided). The self-contained apartment above has a sitting/dining room, a kitchen, a store room and two double bedrooms both with an en suite shower room.
Gardens and Grounds
The Warren is at the far end of a no through country lane on the edge of the village within formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 16 acres. A remotely operated gated entrance leads to a gravel driveway which provides access to the house, pool complex, outbuildings, stables and garages. There is garaging for four cars in a garage with two sets of timber double doors and power connected. Additional parking is also possible in other outbuildings if required. The formal gardens are principally lawned and enclosed with mature trees and borders. There is a courtyard which has a canopied barbeque area and a split level terrace. There are post and railed fenced paddocks, a meadow, and a 40 ft. x 20 ft. manège with rubber flooring. From the front of the property there are panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.
Outbuildings and Stables
The barns and outbuildings are of featherboard elevations. The open fronted store houses the wood for the boiler. The workshop/refreshment room has a remotely operated roller door and incorporates a kitchen and cloakroom. The garden machinery store has a high vaulted ceiling. There is an open fronted barn and a further storage barn with timber double doors and a high vaulted ceiling which could alternatively be used as a double garage. The stables are accessed via an archway. There is an enclosed turning out area, a hay barn, five loose boxes, and a tack room.
The Warren lies between the villages of Stagsden and Bromham in a hamlet known as Bury End. It is approximately 2 miles to the west of Bromham which offers a range of shops and Bedford County Golf Club is on the edge of the village. Bedford, 5 miles away, and Milton Keynes, 14 miles away, offer a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities. The nearby market town of Olney offers a range of boutiques and shops together with an open air market. Transport links in the area include an East Midlands and Thameslink train service to London St. Pancras International from Bedford railway station in 47 minutes. The A421 trunk road is approximately 2 miles away and provides access to Junction 13 of the M1 motorway as well as the A1 to the North. A choice of both private and state schooling is available including the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford along with Uppingham, Oundle, Oakham, Rugby, Stowe and Wellingborough which are all within an hours' drive.