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Otus Barn (Unit 5)

6 Great Hall Barns, Sandhill Close, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, MK45 2GL

£725,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Newly converted barn
  • Three bedrooms; one en suite
  • Bespoke kitchens with Neff appliances
  • 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

Property description

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 Bedford’s 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, Ca’Pietra, 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 places 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.

Otus Barn Accommodation

The property has a total of approximately 1,669 sq. ft. of accommodation over three floors.The front door opens into an entrance lobby which has a double cloak cupboard. Off the entrance lobby is a plant/utility room with a circular sink and mixer tap, space for a washing machine, a megaflo hot water tank, a boiler and valves for the underfloor heating system. The cloakroom has exposed brickwork, wood panelling to dado height, a concealed cistern WC and a washbasin with a mixer tap. Stairs to the first floor lead to a landing with vaulted ceilings and original beams.There are downlights and underfloor heating with individual zone thermostats to all the ground floor rooms. All the first floor rooms are carpeted with a Slate Grey Twist carpet.

Reception Areas and Kitchen

The sitting/dining room has original beams, exposed brick walls, Rydal engineered wood flooring and two windows overlooking the garden at the front and open countryside beyond. There is a step down to the kitchen/breakfast room which is dual aspect with windows to the side and front and a door to the front garden. There are original ceiling beams and nickel plated, hanging lighting. The kitchen units are from the Zurfiz range with handle free, Matt indigo blue full height, base and island units and light grey wall units. The work surface is Nile trading Bianco shimmer Quartz which incorporates a one and a half bowl sink with a mixer tap. Integrated appliances by Neff include a five ring induction hob, an electric double oven, a larder fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. There is Porcelanosa tiled flooring.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The principal bedroom is dual aspect with views to the side and front over open countryside. Stairs up lead to a mezzanine level with vaulted ceilings, and two areas which could be used as a dressing area or for storage. The en suite shower room has Porcelanosa ceramic tiled floor and walls, a shower cubicle with a retro glass screen and a rainwater shower, a concealed cistern WC, a vanity washbasin with a backlit mirror above, and a heated towel rail. There are two further double bedrooms which both have windows to the front. The family bathroom has a vaulted ceiling and a three-piece suite with a concealed cistern WC, a vanity washbasin with a backlit mirror over, and a bath with a rainwater shower over and screen. The taps and thermostat are by Flova.

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