112 High Street
Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BE
- Stone built character townhouse
- Five bedrooms; one en suite
- Four reception areas
- Refitted kitchen/breakfast room
- Two shower rooms and bathroom
- Open fireplace, exposed beams and stonework
- Gym and store rooms
- Gated off street parking to the rear
A stone built five bedroom character townhouse with electric gated parking, in a prominent position on the High Street in a conservation area in the market town of Olney.
The property has been upgraded by the current owner and now combines high specification fixtures and fittings with character features such has exposed timber beams, exposed stone walls, and features fireplaces. The 3,248 sq. ft., of flexible accommodation is set over three floors. The ground floor has a sitting room with a feature open fireplace, a study with a feature fireplace and built-in storage, and a kitchen/breakfast room which is open plan to the dining/family room. There is also a utility room with a walk-in pantry, a shower room, a mezzanine study area, and a gym which has bi-fold doors to the garden and access to the outside stores. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with an en suite shower room, two further bedrooms, and a bathroom. Two additional bedrooms, and a shower room are located on the second floor.
Design and Specification
The property is Georgian with the archetypal symmetrical façade typical of the period. For some years it was used as a public house; initially the White Hart and then, from 1810 to 1957, it was known as the Red Lion.The vendors have undertaken a comprehensive restoration and upgrading programme which has included a new slate tiled roof, by Stoic roofing, in the last 18 months. The external stone work has all been sandblasted and repointed and all the gutters have been replaced, including new cast iron guttering at the front. Internally the vendors have successfully combined high specification fixtures and fittings, including underfloor heating, with character features including exposed beams and stonework, and feature fireplaces. The sash windows have been double glazed and timber shutters have been fitted at the front overlooking the High Street. Wood panelling has been installed to dado height in the hall, study, and main bathroom.
The entrance door opens into a porch which has a glazed door to the entrance hall. This has a tiled floor with underfloor heating, a built-in cloaks cupboard, panelling to dado height and decorative plaster work. There is space for a seating area and an internal window into the family room.
The sitting room has a sash window, with timber shutters, overlooking the High Street. There is an open fireplace, a Victorian radiator and a decorative ceiling rose. The study also has a sash window to the front, panelling to dado height and a feature open fireplace. The chimney recess on one side of the fire has a built-in cupboard with display shelving above. The dining room has an open fireplace with a stone surround and a feature exposed stone wall. Kardean flooring, with underfloor heating, continues via a wide opening into the family room which has plenty of natural light from a large lantern skylight and double doors, with wing windows, to the paved entertaining area in the garden. The gym has bi-fold doors to the terrace in the garden and access to a walk-in store room.
The Karndean flooring with underfloor heating continues from the dining room into the dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room which has a vaulted ceiling with a central cross beam and two Velux windows allowing in plenty of natural light. The kitchen is fitted in a comprehensive a range of wall and base units, including a central island, with Corina work surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink with a Quooker boiling water tap. Built-in appliances include a dishwasher, and a double fridge/freezer, and a chimney recess houses a Total control electric five oven Aga with two hot plates and an electric hob.
The master bedroom, at the rear of the property, has two built-in double wardrobes, and a modern en suite shower room with a walk-in shower cubicle with a rainwater shower head and separate shower attachment. Bedroom two has a range of built-in wardrobes. The bathroom has a freestanding roll top bath, a shower cubicle, a vanity washbasin and a WC.
The other bedroom on the first floor is currently being used as a dressing room and has a range of built-in wardrobes and drawers by Sharps. The remaining two bedrooms are on the second floor and share a shower room. Bedroom four measures 29 ft. and has a walk-in store and space for a seating/study area in addition to the bed area.
The private rear garden extends approximately 146 ft. It has been professionally landscaped and includes an extensive paved entertaining area, and a lawn garden with shrub and tree borders. A dry stone wall on one boundary has been heightened and there are also several trees on the boundary, including Portuguese laurel and bay, which have been pleached to provide privacy. The property is one of the only ones on the High Street to have off street parking. Electric gates from East Street give access to off street parking for up to four cars, and there is also space for a shed. There is lapsed planning consent to build a separate dwelling in this area.
The town of Olney featured as one of the best places to live in the South East in The Sunday Times in 2018. It 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.