4 Little Horwood Manor

Little Horwood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0PU

£950,000

5 2 4

Property Highlights

  • Part of Grade II listed 1930s property, Little Horwood Manor
  • Five bedrooms; three en suite
  • Two reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Many original features
  • Private rear garden of approx. 0.5 acres
  • Garage, further parking for two vehicles
  • Set amid communal grounds

Property description

A Grade II listed 1930s property, part of a converted country house with five bedrooms, a unique history, and with 0.5 acres of garden, a garage and parking.

Little Horwood Manor was the last major country house built in England during the last century in an Art Deco style made popular by Edwin Lutyens and listed in the Pevsner architectural guide. During World War II it was used as an intelligence centre associated with Bletchley Park. It was renovated and converted into separate dwellings during 1984. Number 4 Little Horwood Manor has accommodation set over three floors and includes - on the ground floor - a sitting/dining room, a conservatory, a library and a kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor has three bedrooms - one of which has an en suite bathroom - and a separate bathroom. The second floor has two bedrooms, both with en suite facilities. The property is approached via a tree lined drive and set amid communal grounds with a private garden to the rear.

Entrance Hall

An oak ledge and brace door opens into the entrance hall which has oak panelled doors to the kitchen/breakfast room and the cloakroom. There are oak balustrades and bannisters to the dog leg staircase which leads to the first floor, and an oak panelled understairs storage cupboard. There are also two leaded windows with stone casements to the front, stone pillars, an exposed oak beam, and oak parquet flooring. The cloakroom has a tiled floor and is fitted with a WC and a rectangular wash basin over a vanity unit.

Reception Rooms

A pair of part glazed oak doors and steps down lead into the sitting/dining room - formerly the main part of the original ballroom - which has full height oak panelling, part panelled walls and recessed display shelving. There are two leaded windows to the side, one with a window seat, and a further one with a window seat overlooking the garden. The open stone fire surround with a brickette back houses a freestanding multi fuel stove on a hearth. There are built-in glazed arched top cupboards to either side of the fireplace, and oak flooring. The conservatory has a sliding door to a Juliet balcony, patio doors to steps leading to the garden, and a tiled floor. The library has oak panelling to two walls, decorative pillars, oak flooring and a leaded window in a stone casement to the side.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of units to the floor and wall with granite work surfaces over and an inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer. The Rangemaster Professional five ring gas/electric stove will remain and there is an integrated dishwasher. There are two arch topped glazed display units, tiling to the splashback areas, a tiled floor and two leaded windows in stone casements to the side.

First Floor

The half landing has an integrated bookcase/display shelving. On the main landing the ceiling is arched and there are three leaded windows in stone casements to the front and an arched oak door to the inner landing. This has a staircase to the second floor bedrooms with a storage cupboard under.

Master Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom

The master bedroom has a fireplace with a feature arched surround and a hearth clad in semi-precious lapis lazuli. There are leaded windows in stone casements to the side and rear with views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There are two oak panelled doors, one to a built-in wardrobe and the other to the en suite bathroom. This is fitted with the original wash basin clad in lapis lazuli with chrome legs, a matching bath with a shower over and a glass screen, and a WC. The floor is tiled and there is a leaded window in a stone casement with views over the garden and the countryside beyond.

Further First Floor Bedrooms and Bathroom

Bedroom two has built-in wardrobes with oak panelled doors, and a bay window to the side consisting of four leaded windows in stone casements. Bedroom five has two leaded windows in stone casements to the side. The bathroom retains the original soapstone wash basin with chrome supporting legs, a matching bath with a shower over, and a WC. There is a leaded window in a stone casement to the side, and a tiled floor.

Second Floor

The landing has a part vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a Velux window. The laundry room has the boiler and hot water tank as well as plumbing and space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Bedroom three has a vaulted ceiling and a window to the rear with views over open countryside. The en suite is fitted with a WC, twin circular wash basins mounted on a wood block work surface, and a fully tiled shower cubicle. There is also a Velux window. Bedroom four has a vaulted ceiling with a leaded window to the front. The en suite is fitted with a WC, a wash basin mounted over a vanity unit, and a fully tiled shower cubicle. There is also a chrome heated towel rail and downlighting.

Outside

The rear garden measures approximately 0.5 acres and includes a terrace, with a pond and established shrubs and trees. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and has planted trees and a decked area to the further end with views over the surrounding farmland. There is parking for two vehicles to the front of the property and further parking to the front of the single garage.

Agent's Notes

There is a current charge of £120.00 per month for the maintenance of the communal grounds from the main entrance, ponds and into the courtyard. There is a management committee which is made up of the residents.The property has propane gas radiator heating with the tank having automatic sensors directly connected to the supplier.

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