Nearton End, Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0SL
- Detached barn conversion
- Six bedrooms and five bathrooms
- 6,631 sq.ft. of accommodation and outbuildings
- Indoor swimming pool
- Kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
- Dining, sitting and family rooms
- Office, gym and cinema room
- 1.33 acres of land with a paddock and stables
A six bedroom high specification barn conversion with a swimming pool, outbuildings including a cinema room, a gym and a home office, stables and approximately 1.33 acres of grounds.
The property is in the peaceful hamlet of Nearton End, with open countryside on three sides, but is within walking distance of amenities in the village of Swanbourne including the Betsey Wynne pub and restaurant and Swanbourne House School. For a wider range of amenities, it is only about 20 minutes drive from Milton Keynes which has one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, a theatre, cinemas and numerous sporting facilities. The gardens wrap around the house and, on sunny days, it is on some part of the garden for most of the day. There is 6,631 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation with six bedrooms, five bathrooms and seven reception rooms, including three in outbuildings detached from the house. The four principal reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room are all interconnected and most have doors to the rear garden allowing a free flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. The number and size of windows allows in plenty of natural light.
Design and Specification
The property was originally dairy barns for the local farm and was converted to residential use in the 1980s. The vendors purchased the property in 2013 and undertook a comprehensive refurbishment programme which included complete rewiring and replumbing and new flooring. High specification features include oak flooring, a bespoke kitchen and contemporary bathrooms. In 2016 an extension added the pool room and bedroom above.
The entrance hall and vestibule have stairs to the first floor and access to the ground floor shower room which is fully tiled and includes a walk-in shower and a towel radiator. The rear hall has built-in storage spanning one wall and doors to the pool room and the utility room.
Principal Reception Rooms
Steps up from the hall lead to the snug which has exposed beams and timber, two windows overlooking the rear garden, and a wall mounted log effect gas fire. Oak flooring continues into the dual aspect sitting room which has a log burning stove and exposed beams and timbers. There are full height windows to the front and rear and double doors to the drive and the rear garden. The dining room also has oak flooring, exposed timbers and two sets of doors to the terrace in the rear garden. The dual aspect family room is carpeted and has a shelved cupboard housing the boiler. There is a wall mounted log effect gas fire, and a wall mounted TV with a built-in media unit with cupboards and shelving below. Double doors lead to the rear garden.
Other Reception Rooms
A spiral staircase from the kitchen/breakfast room leads to a vaulted TV room/study which extends above the kitchen and utility rooms. In the rear garden there is an outbuilding which is used as a bar/cinema room and has a fire, a fixed bar and a wall mounted screen. There are two further outbuildings in the front garden. One is currently used as a gym and has dual aspect windows, a wood floor and space for several machines. The other building is used as a home office and has a separate broadband line connected. The office is fully insulated and has heating ensuring year round use.
The bespoke kitchen has a range of Varenna two tone full height and base units. The wall of units includes pull out larder cupboards and incorporates two Wolf ovens and a Miele microwave and coffee machine with two warming drawers below. The U-shaped island incorporates a breakfast bar with space to seat four, a Miele wine fridge, a sink, and a five ring gas hob with a retractable extractor fan. There is also a hot, boiling and chilled water tap. There is space for a small breakfast table, and space for an American style fridge freezer. Double doors lead to a raised decked terrace in the garden for outside dining and entertaining.
The adjoining utility room has a range of full height and base level storage units with a sink. There is an integrated Miele dishwasher and space for an additional three appliances. A stable door leads to the rear hall.
The pool room has exposed beams and timbers, and a tiled area surrounding the pool with space for seating. There is a plant room and a changing area which has a cloakroom and a walk-in shower area. There is also a kitchenette for preparing drinks and snacks which has a sink and a fridge. A set of spiral stairs leads to a bedroom above. Three sets of bi-fold doors lead to an extensive paved terrace with space for loungers.
Principal Bedroom Suite
The suite is accessed off the kitchen into a dressing room which has a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. Oak flooring continues into the bedroom which has a further array of built-in wardrobes spanning one wall. A window overlooks the rear garden and double doors lead to the pool room. The spacious en suite has built-in storage, an oval bath, a WC, twin washbasins on a vanity unit and a fully tiled walk-in shower with twin rainwater shower heads.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The bedroom above the swimming pool has a dressing area with a Velux window and built-in wardrobes. The bedroom has a part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, eaves storage and dual aspect windows. Stairs from the dining room lead to a bedroom with a sloping ceiling, built in wardrobes and two Velux windows with views of the rear garden. The en suite has a shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin, a WC, a towel radiator, and a dressing table. The main stairs give access to three further double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes. One of the bedrooms has a low door giving access to a large eaves area which is currently used as a playroom/study area. One of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom which includes a P-shaped bath with a shower over and there is also a three piece family bathroom.
Stables and Paddocks
The stable block has two stables and a tack room and there is a separate shed which is used for garden machinery. The paddock has several mature trees interspersed and is surrounded by fence and hedging. A gate leads to a second paddock, that the vendors currently rent from the Swanbourne estate, which has a food store and a field shelter.
The property is accessed via a long gravel driveway. The neighbouring property has a right of access over the first section but then an electric gate leads to the private drive which continues beyond the house to the stable yard and a parking area which has space for at least four cars. The front garden area is mainly lawned and has a vegetable patch, the gym and home office and other outbuildings including a timber room which is used as a games room and has space for a snooker table. The rear garden has an extensive paved terrace spanning the width of the property and a raised decked area outside the kitchen which together provide ample space for outside dining and entertaining. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with established beds and borders and a wrought iron gate to the paddock. The terrace outside the swimming pool is paved with a sleeper wall, outside lighting and steps up to a lawned area with interspersed trees and a hedge boundary.
The hamlet of Nearton End is within walking distance of the village of Swanbourne which has a range of amenities including a village store/post office, a bakery, and The Betsey Wynne, an award winning pub/restaurant. There is also a Grade II* listed church and a village hall which is used by several community clubs and organisations. There are two schools in the village: the Swanbourne Church of England School and Swanbourne House prep School, and there is Home Farm Day Nursery for younger children. The village is in the centre of the Buckinghamshire countryside and has a network of footpaths.For further amenities it is only 3.4 miles from the market town of Winslow and just over 10 miles from Aylesbury which has shopping, social and sports facilities, the Waterside Theatre, schooling for all ages, a college and a university. In the other direction Milton Keynes is less than 12 miles away and has a wide range of shops, a theatre, an indoor ski slope, cinemas and stadium MK which hosts international sporting events and concerts.