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Birds Cottage

22 Broughton Road, Milton Keynes Village, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK10 9AH


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Property Highlights

  • Grade II* listed 14th century thatched cottage
  • Four/five bedrooms, three bath or shower rooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen with walk-in pantry
  • Self-contained one bedroom barn with a wine cellar
  • Landscaped garden
  • Garages and parking for a number of cars
  • Village location

Property description

A Grade II* listed 14th century four/five bedroom detached cottage with a recently built barn, which could be used as living or working at home space, located in the centre of the Milton Keynes Village.

Available for sale with no upper chain and surrounded by green areas, the property - including the annexe - has accommodation of approximately 3,651 sq. ft. and retains many original features including open fireplaces, tiled floors and exposed beams to ceilings and walls. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen with access to a pantry, four reception rooms - some with open fireplaces - a shower room and a cloakroom. The four bedrooms are on the first floor - with the master bedroom having an en suite bathroom - together with a family bathroom. The self-contained barn has a kitchen/sitting room, garden room, a green house, shower and cloak room, wine cellar and access to the double garage/workshop. This flexible space is ideal for living, entertaining or home working. The mature garden is landscaped with lawns, patios, mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. There is parking for a number of cars behind a pair of wooden gates.

The Property

Dating from the 14th century, Birds Cottage is the oldest surviving house in the whole of the city and was built using a structure known as a cruck arch. This is a rare form of construction and only 130 such structures exist in England and Wales. Inside, the property would have originally been completely open. The Bird family - who lived there from around 1742 until the mid-20th century - were carpenters and the property has a yard area which still has a sawpit.

Property Highlights

The property has original features which include exposed beam ceilings and open fireplaces. The kitchen has a range of base units with marble and laminate work surfaces, a built-in range cooker and access to a walk-in pantry. The tiled floor continues into the dining hall which has an open fireplace, as does the sitting room and further reception room/bedrom five. On the first floor are four bedrooms - with the master having an en suite bathroom - and a family bathroom. The property is monitored by CCTV .


The self-contained barn includes a kitchen/sitting room. There is also a garden room, a cloak and shower room with two sets of French doors to patio areas. Access to the wine cellar is from the kitchen area and - adjacent to the kitchen area - is a door to the garages. The bedroom/office space is the entire first floor.


The property is 2 miles from M1 junction 14 and Milton Keynes Coachway. Local shopping facilities are at the Kingston Centre (1 mile). The property is also located within 10 minutes' walk of Milton Keynes Village Practice (for GP services), a dental surgery and a chemist. The Swan public house - which has won a number of awards - is also within walking distance. The property is in the Oakgrove Secondary and Middleton Primary schools catchment areas.

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