The Orchard

56 High Street South, Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 0HR


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Property Highlights

  • Edwardian detached property with attached annexe
  • Thirteen bedrooms, fourteen bath or shower rooms
  • Five reception rooms
  • Two kitchen/breakfast rooms
  • Self-contained two bedroom detached annexe
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, double garage, parking
  • Plot of 0.7 acres
  • No upper chain

Property description

An Edwardian thirteen bedroom detached property with a two bedroom detached annexe, swimming pools, grounds of 0.7 acres and no upper chain, in the village of Stewkley.

Built in 1912 by a London silk merchant, this property - which has been a nursing home for the last 40 years - was bought by theatrical manager and playwright Robert Courtneidge in 1920. He had two daughters who both went on to become acclaimed actresses: Cicely (later Dame Cicely) and Rosaline Courtneidge. The property has accommodation in excess of 6,600 sq. ft. which includes six bedrooms in the main part of the house and seven bedrooms in the attached annexe. There is potential for further development - including for commercial use - subject to the necessary planning consents. The gated entrance leads to a driveway and a detached double garage, and the grounds include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool and well-maintained gardens. The two bedroom detached annexe is self-contained.

Main Residence Accommodation Highlights

The ground floor has four reception rooms with interconnecting doors. There is a shower room and an inner lobby with access to a cloakroom and an understairs cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room has base units and space for a table and chairs. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms - all with en suite facilities – a bathroom and a storage area. The second floor has two further bedrooms, a further bathroom and attic space.

Attached Annexe Accommodation Highlights

The annexe has accommodation over two floors with the ground floor having a kitchen/breakfast room and a sitting room. There are also two bedrooms, both of which have en suite facilities. On the first floor there are five further bedrooms, all with en suite facilities.


The self-contained annexe has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room and a kitchen. There is also a pool house with a swimming pool, changing rooms and two cloakrooms. There are two pump rooms serving the swimming pool, a double garage and parking for a number of cars.


Leisure facilities include the Three Locks Golf Club (2 miles) and Aylesbury Vale Golf Club (1 mile). Shopping is at Leighton Buzzard (4 miles) and Central Milton Keynes (12 miles). M1 junction 13 is 13 miles away. The property is in catchment for the Aylesbury grammar and Cottesloe Secondary schools and there is a bus service to these schools. St Michael’s Combined School is 0.3 miles. GP, dental and veterinary surgeries are in Leighton Buzzard.

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