Leckhampstead Road, Thornborough, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2ED
- Grade II listed 18th century barn conversion
- Four bedrooms
- Reception hall and three further reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Family bathroom and cloakroom
- 1.20 acres of gardens and grounds
- Outbuilding and carport
- Fishing rights on the mill pond and main river
A Grade II listed four bedroom barn conversion with three reception rooms, a gated driveway with an outbuilding and double car port set on a plot of 1.20 acres of grounds and gardens with fishing rights on the mill pond and the main river.
The barn has over 2,100 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation set over two floors. On the ground floor there is a reception hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has superfast broadband. The barn is approached via a tree lined driveway. Double timber gates open to a gravel drive with a turning circle and extensive parking. The outbuilding has two stores with power and light connected, a tool shed and a double carport. There is gated access on either side of the house to the mature gardens. The mill pond is in a lawned area adjacent to the approach to the house which sweeps round the side of the barn. The grounds extend to half way across the mill pond and the property comes with owners fishing rights for the mill pond and also the stretch of the River Ouse, known for its abundance of chub, perch and roach, which runs along the side boundary.
History and Specification
The property is a former 18th century barn that was converted to a dwelling in 1980. It has been sympathetically updated by the current owners including a refitted kitchen with a new Aga, a refitted bathroom, new boiler, a new wood burning stove, a new door to the lobby, as well as new windows and new flooring in some rooms. The barn has also been completely repointed. Character features includes exposed ceiling beams, exposed brickwork and arrow slit windows typical of a barn conversion.
The main entrance door opens to a reception hall which has a tiled floor and accesses the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. The hall could be used as an additional reception room if desired. There is a second front door, which is used as an everyday entrance and opens to a lobby which has a cloakroom with a vanity hand wash basin, a WC and a full height double cupboard with sliding doors and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There was previously a shower in the cloakroom and the plumbing remains for it be reinstalled if required.
The sitting room is dual aspect with windows to the front and French doors to a terraced area to the rear. It has an inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburning stove and there is exposed brickwork and exposed ceiling beams. A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor and a door leads to the study which is dual aspect with a window to the side garden and a full height window to the front. It has exposed brickwork, exposed ceiling beams and there are fitted shelves.The dining room is dual aspect with windows to the front and a window overlooking the side garden and river. There is Karndean flooring and a comprehensive range of bookcases and storage along one wall. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads to bedroom three.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of floor and wall units, and a full height larder cupboard, with work surfaces incorporating an inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, an electric oven and induction hob, and a full height fridge freezer. There is also an electric three oven Aga which has a function that allows the hotplates to be turned off and on independently of the ovens and each other. There is tiled flooring, exposed ceiling beams, and space for a table seating four.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The main landing, accessed via the stairs from the sitting room, leads to three bedrooms and the family bathroomThe master bedroom has a window overlooking the garden and there is a built-in wardrobe.Bedroom four has built-in wardrobes and a door to a galleried landing connecting to bedroom two which has a double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. The family bathroom has a tiled floor and is fitted with a double shower cubicle, a wash basin, WC and a bath with a hand held shower attachment. Bedroom three, accessed via the spiral stairs from the dining room, has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a wood floor and a skylight window. There is under eaves storage and a door accessing the loft.
Gardens and Grounds
The private, established gardens and grounds wraparound the property. In front of the barn there are lawned areas interspersed with mature trees and circular areas of shrubs, bordered by mature hedging and trees. At the rear, there is an orchard which has apple, plum, damson and pear trees and the rear garden is predominately laid to lawn and is bordered with matures trees and shrubs. There is a paved terrace with a pergola that has climbing tea roses and honeysuckle and a second gravelled seating area. A dividing stone wall with gated access leads to a further lawned area with raised vegetable beds.
The village of Thornborough has a church dating back to 1237 and a medieval bridge dating back to the 14th century. It is surrounded by countryside providing opportunities for walking and riding. There is easy access from the property to both the Thornborough Circular Walk and The Ouse Valley Walk to Buckingham. There is also a footpath to the public house in Thornborough which is 1.9 miles away. There is also a primary school which is rated outstanding by Ofsted, a village hall, a sports field and a cricket club. Thornborough is in the catchment area for the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham. There is also a range of private schools in Stowe, Thornton, Swanbourne, Beachborough, Akeley Wood and Brackley.The extensive facilities of Central Milton Keynes are 11 miles away. Milton Keynes has one of the largest covered shopping centres in Europe, a theatre, an indoor ski slope, cinemas and stadium MK which hosts international sporting events and concerts. For commuters, trains from Milton Keynes to Euston take just 36 minutes.
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