Albertine Barn (Unit 3)
2 Great Hall Barns, Sandhill Close, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, MK45 2GL
- Newly converted barn
- Three/four bedrooms; one en suite
- Bespoke kitchen/dining room
- Vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams and brickwork
- Designated off street parking
- Gardens laid to lawn with open countryside views
- Rural location
- 10 year structural warranty
A collection of six unique three and four bedroom barn conversions, with private gardens, allocated parking, and views over open countryside.
The development has been finished to an exceptional standard, with careful attention paid to the finish and design to create six one of a kind properties. All have been individually interior designed to complement the original features which include vaulted ceilings with exposed oak beams, exposed brickwork, and new features including wall panelling. Industrial marine lighting has been used throughout in conjunction with contemporary wall and feature lights. The ground floors have underfloor heating throughout and are finished with a combination of engineered wood or wood effect porcelain tiled flooring. First floor bedrooms are carpeted with radiator heating. Internal doors throughout are Shaker style oak, and all doorhandles, plug sockets and light switches are brushed steel. The development has super fast broadband connections and all properties have been wired for TV and there are provisions in place to install satellite dishes if desired.
History and Heritage
The barns date from the 1850s and were originally traditional farm buildings on the Duke of Bedfords estate. The tall chimney indicates that the farm had adopted mechanised ways of threshing the crop and marks the position of a former fixed steam engine to power the machinery. The brick built single and multi storey buildings have now been converted into six unique contemporary dwellings which have retained the barns original architectural features and blended them with modern, high specification fixtures and fittings. The development is on the edge of Millbrook village in a peaceful rural location and yet is only 5 minutes drive from Ampthill which has a range of pubs and restaurants, a Waitrose supermarket, and a selection of independent specialist shops. The development is also only about 20 minutes drive from both Bedford and Milton Keynes which both have railway stations with commuter trains to London. The properties are freehold and have a 10 year structural warranty.
About the Development cont'd
There are double glazed windows and doors and all the windowsills are stone.A large investment has been made into creating an environmentally friendly development including general bird, barn owl and bat boxes.KitchensAll the kitchens have been individually designed and are fitted in a comprehensive range of bespoke full height, wall, and base units with quartz worksurfaces and Hafele and Blum items. The kitchens have integrated appliances by Neff and and AEG wine coolers, and some have Bertazzonni range cookers.BathroomsAgain, the bathroom suites are all individually designed so no two are the same. A combination of brands has been used, including Lusso, Crosswater, Merlyn, Flova, and Water Ebbs, finished with floor and wall tiles by Porcelanosa, CaPietra, and Mandarin Stone.
Each property has private gardens which will have views over the open countryside surrounding the development. The individual gardens will be fenced and will be landscaped with paved or decked terrace areas, gravel paths and lawn areas. Each property has at least two designated parking spots and there is also parking provided for visitors. Each property will also have bin storage for three wheelie bins as well as bike stores.
Situation and Schooling
Under the brow of the Greensand Ridge and in its surrounding area are forests, farmland, scenic parks, schools, golf courses and buildings of historical interest. Millbrook village has a village hall, a golf club and a Grade II * listed parish church. The market town of Ampthill is about 2 miles away with local amenities, restaurants, and other shopping available. Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest, a popular destination for short breaks, is 1.5 miles away. Woburn Abbey and Safari Park and the world-famous Woburn Golf Course are also only a few miles away. Central London is approx. 46 miles away and Luton Airport approx.19 miles away. The Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford are approximately 9 miles away.
Albertine Barn Accommodation
The property has approximately 2,797 sq. ft. of accommodation over two floors.The front door leads into an entrance hall with a window overlooking the garden, wall mounted lights, and two cloak cupboards. The cloakroom has a concealed cistern WC and a retro vanity wash basin with black taps and backlit circular mirror above. The plant room has valves for underfloor heating, a megaflo tank, and plumbing for a washing machine.
Reception Areas and Kitchens
The triple aspect kitchen/dining room has a door to the garden, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and A frames, and industrial style lighting. It is fitted with a range of Shaker style units by Dylan with light grey perimeter units and a Dust Grey island, all with brushed chrome handles. The Calacatta Verona work surfaces incorporate a breakfast bar and a Grohe stainless steel inset sink with mixer tap. Appliances include an integrated Neff dishwasher, an AEG wine cooler, a Bertazonni American style fridge/freezer, and a Bertazzoni range cooker with an induction hob and matching extractor over. The sitting room measures 28 ft. 8 by 18ft. 9 and has a feature exposed brick wall, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses. One wall is entirely glazed with full height windows and double doors to the garden which has a paved terrace and lawned area. The ground floor has wood effect porcelain tiled flooring with underfloor heating throughout.
There are three bedrooms which all have a window to the side, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick feature walls, and spiral staircases up to mezzanine areas which could be used as dressing rooms and which all have Blackfriars Circle Chilly Weave carpets. There is also an additional room which could be used as a study. It has a window to the side and a spiral staircase to a mezzanine area with a glass balustrade overlooking the kitchen/breakfast room. This mezzanine could be used as a fourth bedroom if required.The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room which has a glass walk-in shower with brushed brass rainwater shower head and handheld shower attachment, with matching thermostat. There is a concealed cistern WC with a Geberit dual flush, and a wall mounted vanity unit with oval wash basin and matching brushed brass taps, towel hook, and toilet roll holder. The walls and floor have Mandarin Stone, Porcelanosa and CaPietra tiles.
The bathroom has a three piece white suite with a concealed cistern WC, and a wall mounted oval wash basin with brushed brass taps and a backlit mirror. The bath has a glass shower screen, rainwater shower head and handheld shower attachment and dual purpose thermostatic mixer taps, all in brushed brass. There are also matching brushed brass towel rail and toilet roll holder.
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