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The Willows

Nash Road, Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2DT

£1,475,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • 18th century detached house
  • Detached one bedroom cottage
  • Four bedrooms, En suite, Bathroom
  • Four reception rooms
  • Detached double garage
  • Heated swimming pool
  • 0.55 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Village location, Royal Latin School Catchment

Property description

An 18th century four bedroom detached house, with an in and out gated driveway, a detached double garage, a self-contained annexe and a swimming pool set on a plot of 0.55 acres of private grounds and gardens.

The house has a combined 4,144 sq. ft. of accommodation set over three floors including the loft room, annexe and garage. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall with cloakroom, four reception rooms, a kitchen, a utility/boot room, a shower room and a second utility room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. The house is approached via a carriage driveway, with in and out gates, which has parking for up to twelve cars in addition to the detached double garage which has up and over doors. Within the grounds and gardens there is a heated outdoor swimming pool, with a diving board, and a one bedroom annexe.

History and Heritage

The property is part rendered/part stone and the original part of the house dates back to the 1700s with later additions. It retains period features including ceiling beams, sash windows and an inglenook fireplace, and has been sympathetically updated and maintained including new wood effect double glazing throughout.

Ground Floor

There is a covered porch to the front door which opens into an entrance hall with tiled flooring and there is a cloakroom. The hall accesses the sitting/dining room via double doors and also the snug, the utility/boot room and the kitchen.

Principal Reception Rooms

The dual aspect sitting/dining room has wood flooring and windows to the front with wooden shutters. In the sitting area there is an open fireplace with a stone surround and mantel while the dining area has French doors to the side garden.The snug has wood flooring and an inglenook open fireplace with a built-in storage cupboard on one side. A door opens to the side garden.The family room is accessed via double doors from the kitchen and is a versatile entertaining space with two sets of double doors out to a terrace and swimming pool area. It has wood flooring. Off this room is a shower room which has a heated towel rail, a vanity wash basin, shower cubicle and WC. There is also a utility room with fitted floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces and inset sink along with space and plumbing for a dishwasher.


The kitchen has a tiled floor and is fitted with a range of floor and wall units with a plate rack, and granite work surfaces with an inset double butler sink. Integrated appliances include a full height fridge/freezer, an induction hob with extractor over and an electric oven and there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is also an island with pull-out drawers and storage. An inglenook houses an oil fired four oven Aga and there is a built-in storage cupboard to the side. A bay window, complete with window seat, overlooks the side garden.

Breakfast Room

The breakfast room has fitted handmade and painted bespoke units with a full height cupboard and a dresser with drawers, wine rack and shelving above. There is space for a freestanding American style fridge/freezer and for a table and chairs. The room has a tiled floor and French doors to the side garden.

Utility/Boot Room

The utility/boot room has fitted floor and wall mounted units and worksurface with inset sink, and space and plumbing for a washing machine as well as a tumble dryer. There is a stable door used as a side entrance.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The landing has windows to the front and side aspects and accesses all bedrooms and the bath/shower rooms. There is an airing cupboard and a door opening to stairs to the loft room. The master bedroom is a light airy room with three windows, with wooden shutters, overlooking the front. Bedroom two has fitted wardrobes and there is a deep sill window overlooking the garden. Bedroom three has a fitted walk-in wardrobe and bedroom four, which is currently used as an office, is dual aspect with views over the neighbouring paddocks and the garden. It has fitted wardrobes.The family bathroom is fully tiled and includes a freestanding roll top bath with mixer tap and handheld shower attachment, a wash basin and a WC. In addition, there is a shower room which has a double shower cubicle, a vanity wash basin, fitted cabinets, and WC. There is a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.


The separate annexe is approached via a gate from the rear garden. It is currently rented out, creating an income, and purchasers could continue to do this or could use it for extended family or guests. It is enclosed by fencing and has its own private patio garden. It was renovated two years ago and has a kitchen/sitting room, with a range of fitted floor and wall mounted units, on the ground floor. A feature spiral staircase leads to the first floor which has a bedroom and shower room.

Garden and Grounds

At the front of the property there is a lawned area with mature trees and hedging.The enclosed wraparound garden is secluded, and can be accessed by gates on either side of the house, one of which opens to a pathway that leads to the side entrance to the house and on to the rear garden. There is a vegetable garden, a shed, a greenhouse, a wood shed and a pump room for the swimming pool which is at the rear and has a seating area and a summerhouse. The rear and side gardens are primarily laid to lawn with mature hedges, shrubs and trees to the borders.


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 also a public house, an infant school which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, a village hall, a sports field and a cricket club. 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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