Hoppers Hill House

17 Dartmouth Road, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4EH

£2,175,000Guide price

6 5 6

Property Highlights

  • Stone under slate detached house
  • Accommodation in excess of 9,000 sq. ft.
  • Five bedrooms; five en suite
  • Five reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast/family room in excess of 48 ft.
  • Indoor swimming pool/steam room/gym
  • Quadruple garage with one bedroom annexe above, two storage barns
  • Milton Keynes station approx. 10 miles, Euston 36 minutes

Property description

A large stone built house, Detached, Garden, Off Street Parking, Garage, Double Garage, Town/City, Swimming Pool, with five en suite bedrooms, swimming pool, gym, enclosed gardens, and separate annexe, within five minutes’ walk of Olney town centre.

Hoppers Hill House is a fine example of a stone under slate farm house and barns believed to have been the last working farm yard in Olney. The versatile accommodation is set over three floors and includes a reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, office, kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, home cinema room, and an indoor heated swimming pool/gym on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite, two further en suite bedrooms, and a games room. There are two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms on the second floor. There is a single and a triple garage with a one bedroom annexe above, two storage barns, landscaped Japanese gardens and an entertaining area.

Ground Floor

There is an intercom system that connects the majority of the house. The reception hall has Japanese slate flooring with underfloor heating which continues into the cloakroom. There are two sash windows to the front, a walk-in cloaks cupboard, and a central butterfly staircase to the first floor. The cloakroom has a WC, a wash basin, and two obscure glazed windows to the rear.

Principal Reception Rooms

The sitting room has a feature brick open fireplace with a timber central beam and a brick hearth. There is underfloor heating, two sash windows to the side, and double doors with windows either side to the front. The dining room has two sash windows to the front. The feature brick fireplace has an inset gas burner, and there is a central timber beam and exposed brick walls with timber beams to either side.

Other Reception Rooms

Steps down from the dining room lead to the vaulted office which has solid oak flooring and double doors, with windows either side, to the front courtyard. The inner hallway has Japanese slate flooring with underfloor heating, a second staircase to the first floor, a stable door to a patio entertaining area, and a second cloakroom which has a WC and a wash basin. The air conditioned cinema room has a screen built into a display/storage unit with a projector and surround sound. There is solid oak flooring, mood lighting, and stairs up to the games room. The air conditioned games room is on the first floor and has a large walk-in storage cupboard, and dormer windows to the front.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room and Utility Room

The kitchen area has a range of wall and base units with quartz and granite work surfaces incorporating a ceramic double butler sink with a mixer tap. The central island has an inset ceramic butler sink and base units below. A gas fired Aga is built into an inglenook with storage to the side and a granite work surface, and there is an integrated dishwasher, and a walk-in fridge. Japanese slate flooring continues into the breakfast and family areas which have a window and bi-folding doors to the courtyard. The utility room has a range of wall and base units with timber work surfaces incorporating a ceramic butler sink with mixer tap. There are spaces and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, further spaces for fridges and freezer, Japanese slate flooring, and a door to the boiler room.

Swimming Pool/Sauna/Gym

The vaulted changing area has Japanese slate flooring, a pedestal wash basin, and a door to the separate WC. The pool room has a heated indoor swimming pool, Japanese sandstone flooring, exposed brick walls, a vaulted ceiling with skylights, a built-in steam room, shower, a gym area, and two sets of double doors to the courtyard.

First Floor landing

The galleried landing has two double glazed sash windows to the front, two double glazed timber windows to the rear, and stairs to the second floor landing. Bedroom two has air conditioning, a walk-in storage room, and two sash windows to the front. The fully tiled wet room has a walk-in shower, a vanity wash basin with mixer tap, a low level WC, a heated towel rail, a light-up mirror with motion sensors, an intercom system, and a timber obscure glazed window to the rear. Bedroom three is air conditioned, and has two sash windows to front. The en suite wet room has floor to ceiling travertine tiles, a walk-in shower, a vanity wash basin, a WC, a heated towel rail, and a light-up mirror with motion sensors.

Principal Bedroom

The vaulted master bedroom has exposed beams and two walk-in wardrobes, one of which has a window to the front. There is a large feature window looking over the entertainment area to the front, a further window to the front, and an intercom system. The en suite has a step up to a multi jet bath with marble surround, and there is an enclosed double shower cubicle with a multi jet shower, twin vanity wash basins with a marble top and central mirror, marble floors, a WC, bidet, and a heated towel rail. A door leads to a small landing area with stairs to the inner hallway and a door to a loft storage room.

Second Floor

Bedrooms four and five both have dormer windows to the front and rear, and air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors and walls, panelled baths with a shower over, pedestal wash basins, a WC, and inset spotlights.


The property is set in secure gated environment with electric gates and intercom system. The timber clad garages have slate roofs, two single and one double sets of up and over doors, power and light connected, a pedestrian side door and water connected. The storage barns are accessed via a sliding timber door. The first storage barn has stone flooring, a vaulted ceiling, power and light connected, exposed beams and a log store. The second storage barn has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stone, and power and light connected.


Situated beside and above the garaging the annexe is accessed via a timber door leading to a kitchen area which has a ceramic tiled floor, a butler sink set into a base unit, a further range of base and wall mounted units, timber work surfaces, space for a fridge/freezer, and inset spotlights. Stairs lead to the first floor where a hardwood door opens into the sitting room/bedroom which has timber framed double glazed dormer windows, built-in eaves storage, air conditioning, and electric heaters. The shower room has a double walk-in shower cubicle, a pedestal wash basin, a WC, ceramic tiled flooring, inset spotlights, a heated towel rail, and an obscure glazed window to the side.


The landscaped garden has a large private paved courtyard area for entertaining leading to the newly landscaped Japanese style garden with a pergoda and seating areas, and a pathway to the front door. There is also a lawned area with stone wall surround.

Location and Schooling

The town of Olney has a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. There are clubs for football, rugby, tennis, cricket and bowls and it is less than a mile from Emberton Country Park. The property is in the catchment for Olney Infant Academy, Olney Middle school, and Ousedale secondary school, with further schooling available at the Harpur Trust schools in Bedford.

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