Lower Grove Cottage
Little Horwood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0PG
- Extended Victorian detached house
- Five bedrooms; two en suite
- Four reception rooms
- 5 acres paddock and garden
- Gas radiator heating
- Double glazed
- Triple garage with first floor games room
An extended Victorian brick under tile five bedroom cottage with a triple garage with a first floor games room and 5 acres of garden and paddocks with stables and a barn.
Lower Grove Cottage was built during the 1800's and has been extended in recent years. It now has over 3,280 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation over two floors which includes four reception rooms, two with wood burning stoves, a conservatory and a kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. The first floor is accessed via a butterfly staircase and has five bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have a balcony and most of the bedrooms have views of the gardens, paddocks and the open farmland beyond. The property is approached via a fruit tree lined private driveway, with paddocks either side, which leads to a block paved parking area and the detached triple garage.
A part glazed panelled hardwood door leads into the entrance hall which has a butterfly staircase to the first floor, an understairs cloaks cupboard, and a quarry tiled floor. The cloakroom is fitted with a Heritage high level WC and a wall mounted corner wash basin, with tiled splashback areas and a tiled floor.
The drawing room has a brick fireplace with an oak bressumer beam and a Clearview high efficiency wood burning stove standing on a brick hearth. There is a window to the front, French doors to the conservatory and oak flooring. The conservatory is built of hardwood with a glass roof, slate tiled floor and double doors to the garden. The dining room has a window to the side and oak flooring. The sitting room is on two levels and has an open fireplace with a bressumer beam and a Clearview high efficiency wood burning stove on a quarry tiled hearth. The floor is pine and there are two windows to the front. A door leads to the boiler/storage room which has shelving and a door to the outside. The study/family room has windows to the front and side, pine flooring and double doors to the entrance hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Second Cloakroom
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of handcrafted floor and wall units with granite work surfaces and inset twin butler sinks. There is space for a dishwasher and the five ring gas Rangemaster range cooker will remain. The floor is quarry tiled, there is an exposed beam to the ceiling with brick piers and a window to the rear. The utility room is fitted with a range of floor and wall units with granite work surfaces and a butler sink. There are spaces for a washing machine and a fridge and freezer. A half glazed door leads to the rear. The second cloakroom has a WC and a pedestal wash basin with tiled splashbacks. The floor is quarry tiled and there is a window to the rear.
First Floor Principal Bedrooms
At the half landing the staircase splits into two with one flight leading to the master bedroom and bedroom two and the other to the remaining three bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom has a range of built-in floor to ceiling wardrobes and a vanity unit. There is a window to the side and a pair of glazed doors to the balcony which has open views of paddocks, gardens and farmland. The en suite is fitted with a WC, a pedestal wash basin and a P-shaped bath with a shower and glass screen over. There is tiling to the splashback areas, a chrome heated towel rail and a window to the side. Bedroom two has windows to the side and rear with views over the garden and farmland. The en suite is fitted with a WC, a pedestal wash basin and a P-shaped bath with a shower and glass screen over. There is tiling to the splashback areas and a chrome heated towel rail.
Other Bedrooms and Bathroom
Bedroom three has windows to the front and side with views over the courtyard and a glazed door to a balcony. Bedroom four has a window to the rear with views over open countryside towards the Mursley water tower. Bedroom five has a window to the side. There is also a walk-in fully shelved linen cupboard which is accessed from the landing. The bathroom is fitted with a WC, a pedestal wash basin, a fully tiled double shower cubicle with glass doors, and a freestanding claw foot bath. The walls are wood panelled to half height, and there is oak flooring, downlighting, a heated towel rail and a window to the side.
Gated access from the road leads to the driveway which is lined with a mixture of fruit trees including apple, pear, cherry, greengage and plum. There is a total of 5 acres, including the garden. The paddock land is separated into three paddocks which are divided by hedging and stock fencing. Two of the paddocks have stabling and water. One paddock contains a vegetable garden, a summer house and two greenhouses. The insulated barn measures approximately 60 ft. x 40 ft. and has power and light connected, an inspection pit and three phase electricity. The rear garden has a block paved patio area with a covered circular raised fish pond and a circular seating area. To the rear of the garden is a woodland walk. A low brick wall divides the lawn from the patio and there are established trees including an oak, a pergola and a summer house.
The triple garage has three doors and a personnel door, and has power, light and water supplied. An internal staircase at one end leads to a first floor games room which has windows at each end and access to eaves storage space.