2 Crawley Grange
Pound Lane, North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9HL
- East wing of Grade II listed 16th century mansion
- Six bedrooms, six bath or shower rooms
- Three reception rooms
- Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room
- Private gardens including a kitchen garden with a greenhouse
- Garage and parking, stables
- Communal swimming pool, tennis courts, and grounds
A six bedroom house in a Grade II listed Tudor mansion, with a gym, stables, a garage and parking, and private gardens in the grounds of Crawley Grange, North Crawley.
Crawley Grange was built in 1526 for Cardinal Wolsey and Queen Elizabeth I visited in 1575. It features in Pevsners Buildings of England. It was converted into four dwellings in the 1970s. The property is set over three floors in the east wing of the main house and also has a cellar for storage. Period features include high ceilings, mullioned windows with window seats and original shutters, and the servants bells. The sitting room and master bedroom both have original wood panelling and exposed ceiling beams. The open fireplace in the sitting room has an intricately carved wooden surround and overmantel dating from 1686. The master bedroom suite has a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom. Four further bedrooms are on the first and second floors, with an en suite shower room, a wet room and a bathroom. One bedroom is currently used as a cinema room. A separate suite, suitable for staff, has a bedroom, a shower, a cloakroom and a laundry area with a washing machine and dryer.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a comprehensive range of bespoke wall and base units with marble work surfaces with a one and a half bowl inset ceramic sink with a boiling water tap. The central island has integrated recycling bins. There is an integrated Bosch dishwasher. Miele appliances, installed in the last year, include a larder fridge, a large roasting oven with an induction hob over, and two smart ovens with automatic programming and steam, grill and microwave functions. There is also a warming drawer and a coffee machine.
Modern high specification features include a Bang & Olufsen sound system and lighting system. Apple TV is integrated throughout the house and CCTV cameras in the rooms can be controlled via an app on a smartphone. The radiators are all thermostatically controlled and there is also underfloor heating. There is built-in storage in most rooms including bespoke storage for coats and shoes beneath the stairs. Silk wallpaper includes a Lilieve paper in one bedroom which also features a Marie Antoinette four poster bed.
Approached by a 0.25 mile private drive through an avenue of trees, the property has a private kitchen garden, a greenhouse with a fig tree, and a separate garden with mature trees, patio areas and a stone temple. The two stables are currently used for storage. There is parking for three cars as well as the garage which has a loft area above. At the rear of the garage there is a gym with a walk-in wardrobe above.
Situation and Agent's Note
North Crawley has a village shop, church, two public houses, a cricket club, circular walks and a primary school which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The property is in catchment for Ousedale secondary school in Newport Pagnell (4 miles) and the Bedford Harpur Trust schools are 10 miles away.As part of Crawley Grange, the owners have use of the communal grounds, a hard tennis court and a heated outdoor pool. Please note that a monthly maintenance charge applies. Please contact the agent for further details.