19 High Street, Emberton, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 5JB
- Grade II listed 18th and 19th century detached house
- Five bedrooms
- Four bath or shower rooms
- Three principal reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room, boot room and cellar
- Enclosed rear garden backing onto fields
- Double garage and gated off street parking
A Grade II listed 18th and 19th century five bedroom house with enclosed gardens, a double garage and gated off street parking.
The property has 4,186 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation. There are three principal reception rooms and an open plan kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a utility room, a boot room, a cloakroom and a rear lobby on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms. The second floor was originally two bedrooms but is currently used as a self-contained apartment which would be ideal for a teenager or for an au pair. At the front, double gates lead to a walled courtyard garden with secure off street parking for two cars in front of the double garage. There is additional parking for one car in front of the gates. The enclosed rear garden has open views over surrounding fields.
History and Heritage
The original house was built in the 18th century and has three storeys and a cellar, under a plain tile roof. The east wing of the property was added later and has a date stone inscribed TH 1837 EHH. This section has two storeys and a block slate roof. The property retains period features with fireplaces, ornate coving and the archetypal Georgian sash windows with the original shutters. Of particular note are the two rare horizontal sliding sash windows on the second floor.
A mid 19th century porch has a 5 panel door with a rectangular fanlight, flanked by plain pilasters. This leads into an entrance porch with a door to the dining room. The property can also be entered by a side door into a boot room leading to an inner hall which has stairs to the first floor and access to the kitchen/breakfast room and two of the reception rooms.
Principal Reception Rooms
The drawing room is in the east wing and has exposed wood flooring, paint effect panelling to dado height and coving to the ceiling. There are two bay windows to the rear with original shutters. One of the bays has double doors to a paved terrace area. At one point the drawing room was sub divided into two parts and the bespoke storage units used to divide it are still available if required. From the inner hall steps down lead to the original part of the house. The dining room has a quarry tiled floor, a ceiling beam, stairs to the first floor and a sash window to the front. A part glazed door leads to the entrance porch and another part glazed door leads to a rear lobby which has a door to the garden and a door to the cellar which is used for storage. The family room has dual aspect sash windows to the front and rear. The feature fireplace houses a log burner and there are three sets of built-in shelves.
The kitchen/breakfast room is in the east wing and has two sash windows with shutters, overlooking the front. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream Shaker style base and wall units. The complementary work surfaces incorporate a double sink and drainer with a Quooker boiling and filtered water tap. The central island incorporates a breakfast bar with space to seat two. Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and a Bosch microwave and a recess houses a two oven Aga and a matching electric double oven with a gas hob. There is space for a fridge/freezer and a window seat with storage beneath. The other half of the room has space for a breakfast table and for a study area. There is a log burner and a large built-in storage cupboard in the chimney recess.
Boot Room and Utility Room
A door from the courtyard garden opens into a boot room which has space for coats and boots. The utility room has a Belfast sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and two full height fridge/freezers. A door leads to a cloakroom.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
Two separate staircases give access to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is in the 19th century east wing and has a built-in wardrobe and a sash window to the rear with views over the garden and fields beyond. The en suite shower/dressing room has a range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving. There is a shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin and a macerator WC.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The three other bedrooms all have sash windows to the front. One bedroom has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes while another has a built-in wardrobe and is currently being used as a study. The remaining bedroom has dual aspect windows and a fireplace with an electric fire. The bathroom has a three piece suite and a sash window to the front. The dual aspect shower room has a shower cubicle, a concealed cistern WC, a vanity washbasin and built-in storage cupboards, including an airing cupboard, spanning one wall.
There were originally two bedrooms on this floor but it is currently being used as a self-contained apartment. One of the bedrooms is used as a sitting room and has a kitchenette with a sink, a microwave and a two ring electric hob. There is a cloakroom, a shower room and a double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe. The two main rooms both have rare horizontal sliding sash windows with far reaching views across fields towards the church in Olney.
Garage and Parking
At the front there is off street parking for one car in front of double gates which open to a walled courtyard garden with a mature wisteria and parking for two cars. The double garage has an up and over door, heating, a separate electricity supply and an internet connection. It has been used as a gym and has heavy duty rubber flooring. The rear wall has cladding with moveable storage hooks for items including bikes and garden machinery. There is also a workshop area and some wall units. There is an electric car charging point by the gates and the infrastructure is in place to fit two additional charging points in the garage if required.
The rear garden also has an internet connection and has a paved terrace adjoining the house with a larger paved area to the side with a pergola with a vine, and a fig tree. Steps up lead to a large decked area with space for a summerhouse, a hot tub or a pool. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with established beds and borders and mature trees including a Cedar tree. There are also two sheds and a wood store.
Emberton has a unique Clock Tower on the crossroads at the heart of the village. Emberton Country Park is within walking distance. Local amenities are available about 1 mile away in the Georgian market town of Olney which has a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, a post office, a weekly market and a monthly farmers market. Olney also has a Co-op supermarket, a Tesco express and a new Sainsburys on the edge of town. Olney has schooling for all ages including Ousedale school and The Harpur Trust schools in Bedford are approximately 14 miles away.