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Long Barn House

Common Street, Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, MK46 5AS

£1,995,000

10 6 7

Property Highlights

  • A stone built barn conversion
  • Ten bedrooms (two in an annexe), six en suites
  • Three principal reception rooms and a study
  • Leisure wing with card room, bar/games room and gym
  • Cinema room with seating for ten
  • Indoor swimming pool and tennis court
  • Just over an acre of secluded grounds
  • Triple garage and extensive parking

Property description

A stone built eight bedroom detached barn conversion with a triple garage with a two bedroom annexe above, an indoor swimming pool and a gym, on a secluded plot of 1.07 acres.

The property has over 8,990 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation, with a focus on leisure, fitness and entertainment. The two principal reception rooms are interconnected and there is a good flow from these rooms to the hall, the dining/family room and the kitchen/breakfast room for modern family life and entertaining. A separate wing of the house has an indoor pool and gym for fitness, and a bar/games room, a card room, a cinema room with space for ten and a second kitchen for entertaining. The pool, gym and leisure kitchen all have bi-fold doors to a terrace in the garden with the tennis court beyond. The main house has eight bedrooms and there is also a self-contained two bedroom annexe above the triple garage.

Design and Specification

The property is constructed of mellow stone and the oldest part dates back to the 18th century. The house has undergone significant extension and renovations over the years with the additions matched successfully to the original stone work. The property has a high specification modern finish internally including porcelain floor tiles, travertine tiling in the bathrooms, oak flooring and staircases, an integrated sound system, and a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with integrated Siemens appliances. The gym and swimming pool are heated by the use of Warmwave glazing in the bi-fold doors.The property is completely detached in a private, rural location with far reaching countryside views to the rear from the first floor while the rooms at the front overlook the formal garden. The peaceful rural location is combined with the convenience of being only 2.5 miles from the market town of Olney and just 18 minutes’ drive from all the amenities of Milton Keynes.

Ground Floor

The entrance porch has recessed lights and a flagstone floor. Double doors lead to the reception hall which has a window to the side and two built-in cupboards for coats and shoes. The floor is porcelain tiled and the walls are part panelled. A central solid Oak staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing. The cloakroom has a contemporary two piece suite and fully tiled walls and floor. There is space to add a shower or create a wet room if required. The inner hall has a natural Oak floor, windows and doors to the front, recessed ceiling lights, a walk-in storage cupboard, and the alarm control panel. The second cloakroom has white sanitary ware, a large vanity mirror, and Travertine tiling to the floor and walls. The boiler room/utility room has a ceramic tiled floor and houses the oil fired boiler, hot water cylinder and the electric consumer unit. There is a laundry chute and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Reception Rooms

The drawing room measures over 25 ft. by 22ft. and has two windows to the rear. One wall is wood panelled with an inset Samsung TV with storage below for additional media and a recessed sound system. Wide openings lead to the sitting room which is dual aspect with windows to the front and side. There is an integrated wine cooler. The dining/family room measures over 22ft. by 20ft. and has windows to the front and rear and recessed ceiling lights. There is a porcelain tiled floor, a wood panelled wall with large mirror panels, and a built-in sideboard. There is ample space for a table to seat ten as well as a seating area.The study has a window to the rear. The adjoining computer room has space for storage.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of contemporary full height and base units with inset lighting and quartz worksurfaces incorporating a sink with a Quooker boiling water tap. Integrated Siemans appliances include three ovens, a dishwasher, a larder fridge and a full height freezer. The central island has a breakfast bar with space to seat eight and an induction hob with an extractor hood in the ceiling above. There are recessed ceiling lights, an integrated Samsung TV and an integrated sound system. The porcelain tiled floor continues into a pantry area which has a further range of full height cupboards, French doors to the garden and a wine store with built-in wooden shelving.

Utility/Boiler Room

The utility/boiler room has a ceramic tiled floor and houses the oil fired boiler, hot water cylinder and the electric consumer unit. There is a laundry chute and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Master Bedroom Suite

The main landing has two dormer windows to the front, recessed ceiling lights, and a large linen store.The dual aspect master bedroom has windows to the front and rear, an integrated sound system and an integrated Sony Bravia TV. There is an opening to a walk through dressing room which also has windows to the front and rear and an extensive range of fitted oak furniture including hanging rails, drawers and shelving. The en suite has Travertine tiled walls and floor, a chrome heated towel rail, and a suite comprising a whirlpool bath, a WC, twin vanity washbasins and a large glass screened walk-in shower with rainwater showerhead. There is a built-in laundry chute with shelved storage above. A mirrored door conceals access to bedroom six.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Four other bedrooms can be accessed from the main landing. Two of the bedrooms have windows to the rear, built-in storage, and an en suite bathroom. Both these bathrooms have Travertine tiled walls and floor, chrome heated towel rails and a contemporary white suite with monoblock mixer taps. The bathrooms both have Jack and Jill doors to the main landing and can be used by the other two bedrooms one of which is dual aspect and the other which has views over the garden. The other three bedrooms are accessed via a second staircase from the inner hall. Two of the bedrooms have windows to the rear and one has a window overlooking the garden. All three bedrooms have an en suite shower room which all have Travertine tiled walls and floor, a chrome heated towel rail, and a white suite with a WC, vanity washbasins and shower cubicles.

Leisure Wing

The card room is open plan to the inner hallway and has a bay window to the front and a window to the rear. There is a fitted semi-circular card table, and an integrated drinks fridge. Steps up lead to the bar/games room which has a vaulted ceiling with recessed lights, an integrated sound system, a Samsung integrated TV, and a quartz bar which has a fridge, a small sink, shelving for bottles, and space for six bar stools. There is an Oak floor and full height glass panels and a glazed door to the indoor swimming pool. Double doors lead to the cinema room which is tiered with leather seats for ten guests. There is a fitted screen and surround sound system.

Gym

The gym measures over 23 ft. by nearly 15 ft. with space for four machines and has an integrated sound system, a vaporex de-humidifier, and access to the steam room which is fully tiled in Travertine tiles. Warmwave bi-fold doors open to the south facing decked area.

Leisure Kitchen

An opening from the gym leads to a kitchen which has a range of fitted units with an integrated Scholtes microwave and combination oven, a Miele hob and a sink with a mixer tap. The central island has two Miele barbecue grills, a drinks fridge and seating for eight. There is an integrated sound system, a Vaporex de-humidifier, a tiled floor and bi-fold doors to the southern deck area which has a hot tub.

Indoor Swimming Pool

The pool room has a vaulted ceiling with recessed lights, and doors and Warmwave bi-fold doors to an extensive south facing decked area with views over the tennis court. A separate relaxation area, with space for seating, also has Warmwave bi-fold doors to the deck area, and access to a two piece cloakroom.

Garage

The triple garage measures over 35 ft. by 20 ft. and has three remote controlled Hormann roller glass doors and a painted floor. One wall has a range of built-in storage cupboards.

Annexe

External steps at the side of the garage lead to the self-contained annexe which has an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which has a Velux window, eaves storage and a kitchen area with fitted units and tiled flooring. The bathroom has a Velux window and a three piece suite with black slate tiling and there are two double bedrooms. The annexe would be suitable for staff, guests or for a teenager wanting more independence.

Tennis Court

The decked area overlooks the tennis court which is fully enclosed by chain link fencing and has a Savanna surface, the most advanced synthetic tennis surface on the market. The specialist fibre construction gives increased cushioning underfoot and consistent ball bounce. The tennis court has a championship size runback.

Gardens and Grounds

Electronic gates lead to a long tarmac driveway which extends past a lawn and the tennis court to a tarmac courtyard which provides extensive parking in addition to the triple garage. There is security lighting and stone steps lead down from the parking area to the formal garden at the front of the property which is laid to lawn with decked areas, a large central paved terrace and a timber summer house. The garden is surrounded by a combination of walls and mature hedges and has a high level of privacy.Outside the bi-fold doors in the leisure wing there is an extensive south facing decked terrace with an eight seater hot tub and security lighting. A 10,000 litre oil tank is concealed by a laurel hedge.

Ravenstone

The village of Ravenstone has an 11th century church and a village hall. For amenities it is about 2.5 miles from the town of Olney which was 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.For a wider range of amenities the property is only 18 minutes’ drive from Milton Keynes which has one of Europe’s largest covered shopping centres as well as a theatre, cinemas, indoor skiing and other attractions.

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