Tyringham, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9ES
- Victorian detached house
- Five bedrooms; three bathrooms
- Four reception rooms and a conservatory
- Aga kitchen and separate utility room
- Self-contained one bedroom flat
- 6.7 acres of grounds including paddock with stable block
- Tennis court, swimming pool, gym, rifle range
- Driveway parking and twin car port
A Victorian double fronted detached Country House in about 6.7 acres of gated landscaped grounds, within 4 miles of the market towns of Newport Pagnell and Olney.
The house retains period features including sash windows and traditional fireplaces. The property originally had eight bedrooms but some have been adapted to create a separate flat with a double bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen and a sitting room. These rooms could be easily absorbed back into the main house to provide additional bedrooms if preferred. The versatile ground floor accommodation includes four principal reception rooms, a conservatory, a kitchen with an Aga, a utility room, two cloakrooms and a wine storage room. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor as well as a study which could be used as a extra bedroom if desired. One of the bedrooms has an en suite shower room and there is also a four piece family bathroom. The two other double bedrooms are on the second floor and share a bathroom.
History and Heritage
Tyringham House was originally built in the 1860s. The vendors have undertaken a careful programme of restoration and refurbishment throughout the spacious and well proportioned accommodation.The approach to the property is through a monumental arch linking two gate houses and over a historic hump backed bridge which was designed by the renowned architect Sir John Soane, leading to the nearby Grade I listed Tyringham Hall, a building of enormous architectural interest. Tyringham House is beyond Tryingham Hall in a secluded position set back from the road behind screening woodland with no immediate neighbours. The property backs onto farmland and has panoramic views over the Buckinghamshire countryside. This rural seclusion is combined with the convenience of being only a few miles drive from amenities in the market towns of Olney and Newport Pagnell. It is also less than 20 minutes drive from Milton Keynes which has one of Europes largest covered shopping centres as well as a theatre, cinemas, indoor skiiing and other attractions.
About the House contd
The garden is a major feature of the property and has far reaching panoramic views across the Ouse Valley. A formal garden surrounds the house, and there is also an orchard, a paddock and vegetable gardens. Outbuildings include a twin carport/gym/store which could be converted to additional accommodation subject to the necessary permissions.The property is exceptionally well equipped for leisure and sporting activities, including a snooker room and a home cinema area in the main house and a gym in one of the outbuildings. In addition to the hard tennis court, there is also an enclosed badminton court, a basketball court and a rifle range in the grounds. The detached pool house houses a heated swimming pool and a sauna, and has an external decked area with a BBQ for outside dining and entertaining.
A recessed porch area leads to the original part glazed entrance door which opens into an entrance hall which has flagstone flooring, picture rails and decorative coving which is also featured in several other rooms. There is a cloaks cupboard, a store room and a cloakroom which has a flagstone floor, modern sanitaryware, and a range of bespoke storage cupboards. An inner hall has access to a second cloakroom which also has a modern suite.
The drawing room and dining room are both at the front of the property overlooking the garden and drive and both have bay windows and windows to the side. Both rooms have a traditional fireplace to provide a focal point. The sitting/family room measures just under 36 ft. by over 28 ft. and has dual aspect windows with fine views of the garden and open countryside beyond. There is an exposed Oak parquet floor, part panelled walls to dado height, a feature open fireplace and a range of fitted bookshelves with a pull down cinema screen. Glazed double doors lead to the garden and another set of doors open into the bespoke conservatory. This room is accessible from three areas of the property and has a high pitched, part vaulted ceiling, a log burning stove, and an exposed rustic tiled floor. Glazed double doors open to the driveway at the side. Double doors lead to the dual aspect snooker room which has dado rails and ceiling coving. This room could alternatively be used as a study/home office if required.
Kitchen, Pantry/Wine Store, and Utility Room
The kitchen is fitted in a range of custom built farmhouse style units with cupboards, drawers and shelves. The hardwood work surfaces incorporate a sink and drainer. An LPG fired Aga is set into a recess with a high mantel over and other integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is an opening to a lobby area which has a built-in cupboard, access to the conservatory, and access to a pantry/wine store which has a range of fitted cupboards and drawers. The utility room is accessed via the sitting/family room and has a range of fitted cupboards, a sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, and two LPG fired boilers serving the heating and hot water systems.
The main landing has doors to the first floor rooms and stairs to the second floor. The master and guest bedrooms are both at the front of the property and have bay windows with views over the garden. Both rooms are dual aspect and have character features including traditional fireplaces and ceiling coving and roses. The master bedroom has an en suite which is fitted in a modern suite with a walk-in shower enclosure, twin vanity washbasins and a WC. There is a further double bedroom, and a study which could be used as a sixth bedroom and has a connecting door to the separate staff flat. The family bathroom has a five piece suite with a ball and claw footed bath, a recessed shower enclosure, twin washbasins and a WC. The walls are panelled to dado heigh and there is a tiled floor.
The second floor landing has two spacious eaves cupboards and access to the roof space. The two bedrooms are both dual aspect and they also have built-in eaves cupboards. The bathroom has a ball and claw footed bath, a washbasin and a WC. An eyebrow window overlooks the front garden.
Staff Flat/Guest Wing
As well as being accessed via the study, the flat can also be independently accessed via a spiral staircase at the rear of the house which leads to a door to the sitting room. This room has a sloping ceiling and a dormer window to the side. The double bedroom has a dormer window to the side. The kitchen has a window to the side and is fitted with a range of base units including a sink unit, and has space and plumbing for white goods. The shower room has a modern suite with a shower enclosure, washbasin and WC.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 6.7 acres and surround the house which is well screened from the road by high hedgerow and mature trees. Access is via remotely operated gates which open to a driveway leading to the front of the house and continuing to the side to access the grounds and outbuildings. The front garden is a major feature and has box hedged borders surrounding lawned areas with feature trees. The side garden is lawned with trees interspersed and there is a covered storage area. On the other side of the house the main formal garden is also lawned with a variety of mature trees, and a chicken run . There is a large natural pond which is enclosed by fencing and has an island in the centre An opening at the end of the garden leads to the remaining gardens and grounds which include a Cherry avenue ,and an orchard with mixed fruit trees and a thatched breeze house with a seating area. There is also a vegetable garden and a heated ornamental greenhouse for lemons.
Paddocks and Outbuildings
The paddocks and remaining grounds are to the rear of the plot and can be accessed from the driveway and the orchard. They are fully enclosed by a combination of post and wire fencing and mature hedgerow.The recently refurbished pool house is of timber framed construction, with glazing to all four sides, a sauna, and a new plant room. There is a decked area outside the double doors. The heated pool has underwater lighting and a swim jet, The paddock has a newly built stable block with a timber frame and featherboard elevations. It measures over 39 ft. by 13 ft. and has two stables and a tack room. There is a hard tennis court enclosed by high chain link fencing, an enclosed badminton court and a rifle range. There is also a summerhouse which has a wood burning stove, several areas for outside dining, and greenhouses. A large timber framed outbuilding is suitable for garden machinery and there is a timber framed carport with an adjacent gym and store room.
Tyringham, situated in the North Buckinghamshire borders, lies within a loop of the Great Ouse. The market towns of Olney and Newport Pagnell are both approximately 4 miles away, providing a wide range of shopping, cultural and commercial facilities. Milton Keynes offers a wider range of facilities including a David Lloyd Sports Centre and the Milton Keynes Snow Dome with indoor skiing, bowling, cinemas and shops. Highly regarded local schooling is available from both the private and state sectors in nearby Bedford, Wellingborough, Northampton and Stowe near Buckingham.