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Tawny Barn (Unit 4)

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

£795,000Offers in excess of

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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 exclusive, three and four bedroom barn conversions, with 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.

Tawny Barn Accommodation

The property has approximately 1,818 sq. ft. of single storey accommodation. The front door opens into an entrance hall which has a double cloak cupboard with a hanging rail, wall mounted downlighting and four windows looking onto the front garden. The plant room has a megaflo tank, a boiler, electrics, and the valves for the underfloor heating.The property has Smoked Oak engineered wood flooring with underfloor heating throughout.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has twin windows to the side overlooking open countryside and triple panel, bi-fold doors to a patio area with countryside views. The room has a vaulted ceilings with original beams and industrial style lanterns, and exposed feature brick walls. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke Shaker style Salt base units and a Pearse Grey island, all with brushed steel handles. The Arabesque Quartz work surfaces incorporate a Grohe Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There is an AEG wine cooler, and appliances by Neff include a double electric oven, a four ring induction hob with integrated extractor fan, a freestanding fridge freezer with ice making facilities, and an integrated dishwasher. There is also a bespoke unit by the bi-fold doors with coat hanging and a bench seat with storage.

Sitting Room

Sliding doors lead to a dual aspect sitting room which has two windows to the rear overlooking open countryside, and a further four windows and a door overlooking the front garden. There is a vaulted ceiling with industrial style lanterns, wall mounted lighting and a feature panelled wall.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The principal bedroom has a feature panelled wall with exposed brickwork above, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and two windows to the side overlooking the garden. There is an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, both of which have feature panelled walls, and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and hanging lanterns. One of the bedrooms is dual aspect with windows looking over open countryside to the rear and garden side, and the other bedroom overlooks the side garden. The bathroom has an obscure glazed window to the side, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and Porcelanosa ceramic tiling to the floor and two walls. There is a concealed cistern WC, a vanity wash basin with a backlit mirror over, and a bath with a rainwater shower and Flova taps and shower mixer unit. There is also a chrome heated towel rail.

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