Rutters Barn

Old Milton Road, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2DJ

£1,500,000Guide price

5 3 5

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed barn
  • Five/Six double bedrooms; four en suite
  • Two/Three reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room with vaulted ceiling
  • Direct access to bridle ways
  • Detached oak clad barn (38ft.11in. x 29ft.4in.)
  • Additional acres available to rent or to purchase
  • Sharnbrook Upper School catchment area

Property description

A Grade II listed 17th century five double bedroom detached converted barn with accommodation of 3,833 sq. ft. on a plot of approximately 1.6 acres.

Rutters Barns is situated in a rural location with open countryside views and with direct access to local bridle ways. All of the accommodation is arranged on the ground floor comprising three separate reception rooms and an open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room with an adjoining seating area. There are five bedrooms, four en suite bath or shower rooms and the study/media room could be used as an additional bedroom if required. The property retains several period features such as exposed beams and timbers while modern amenities include CAT wiring throughout. There is a detached oak barn which could be converted for equestrian/commercial use subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions. Additional acres are available for rent or to purchase.

History & Heritage

The barn dates originally from the 17th century and has been the subject of a complete restoration and refurbishment programme. Externally the elevations are clad in natural oak feather boards under a mixture of thatch, slate and clay tiled roofs.


Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room and Utility Room

An oak entrance door opens to the kitchen/breakfast/dining room which is open plan with a vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed beams and timbers. There are floor to ceiling windows to the front of the property with additional windows overlooking the garden to the rear. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke range of units with a central island unit, a split level breakfast bar area, quartz work surfaces. Appliances include an integral Neff dishwasher, a wine cooler, twin Samsung fridge/freezer, double Neff combination ovens and Neff 5-ring induction hob. There is limestone flooring with underfloor heating. The utility room, which houses the oil fired boiler, is on the opposite side of the barn and is fitted with base units with an inset sink. There is an adjacent cloakroom.

Reception Rooms

The family room has a central dual aspect fireplace with an oak mantel and an inset multi fuel burning stove. There is a part vaulted ceiling and engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating. Two sets of glazed double doors open to the courtyard and a further door opens to the garden. The study/media room/bedroom six also has glazed double doors to the courtyard, a door to the garden and a vaulted ceiling. The sitting room, which is on the opposite side of the courtyard, has a vaulted ceiling, dual aspect Heritage skylights, glazed double doors to the courtyard and engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating.


The master bedroom and three further bedrooms are accessed via a hallway which has engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, and tall windows and glazed double doors to the courtyard. The master bedroom is at the end of the hallway and has an en suite bathroom which is fitted with a contemporary style suite and includes a shower enclosure. There is a dressing room, a walk-in wardrobe and glazed bi-folding doors to the garden. Bedroom two has a contemporary style en suite bathroom which includes a shower enclosure. Bedroom three has a contemporary style en suite shower room and there is a further shower room fitted with a contemporary style white suite adjacent to bedroom four. All three bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and glazed double doors to the courtyard. Bedroom five is on the opposite side of the courtyard. It is a triple aspect room with an en suite shower room and can be accessed independently.


The property is accessed via a five bar gate and a gravel driveway to the side. The gardens, which are principally lawned, extend to approximately 1.6 acres and overlook open fields and countryside. There are sandstone pathways and terrace areas, with spinney areas to the side and a natural pond.


Adjacent to the entrance door there is a detached oak framed building with oak panelled elevations under a pitched tiled roof which would be suitable for use as a utility room or home office. There is also a large utility barn (38ft.11in. x 29ft.4in.) with an electric sliding door. It has a concrete and steel frame clad in oak boarding and has been newly re-roofed. There is also a store room accessed from the courtyard and adjacent to bedroom five.

Agent's Note

A broadband microwave link is available from Thurleigh Airfield for unlimited broadband at a cost of £17 per month.


Thurleigh is a North Bedfordshire village with its own primary school and is within the Sharnbrook Upper School catchment area. The A6 at Milton Ernest is approximately 3 miles away and Bedford, which is approximately 8 miles away, has rail links to London St. Pancras in 47 minutes. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford and Kimbolton School is approximately 11 miles away. The property is approximatley 3 miles from The College Equestrian Centre.

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