Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8AQ
- Grade II listed 16th century detached cottage
- Three bedrooms, bathroom, wet room
- Family room, sitting room
- Kitchen/dining room
- Refurbished retaining a number of original features
- Rethatched 8 years ago
- Seasoned green oak extension
- Off street parking
A Grade II listed 16th century thatched three bedroom detached cottage with a modern clay tiled extension linked by a glazed entrance hall.
This 500 year old cottage was refurbished using handcrafted and bespoke material in 2012-14 and retains a number of original features. The modern extension has a ground floor kitchen/dining room and, on the first floor, the master bedroom and a bathroom. The property has a mature and private rear garden and is in a village location.
A solid oak front door opens to the vaulted, glazed entrance hall which links the 16th century and modern wings of the property. Travertine marble flooring with triple zoned underfloor heating extends throughout the ground floor, except the sitting room.
The reception rooms are located in the original, thatched wing of the property. The family room has a feature inglenook fireplace, while the beamed sitting room has a triple aspect and a wood burning stove on a quarry tiled hearth.
The kitchen/dining room is situated in the modern wing of the property and has two pairs of double glazed oak bi-fold doors to the patio and rear garden. The kitchen area has a breakfast bar and is fitted with a range of blue base units under a Corian worktop with a moulded sink and drainer. This has a telescopic tap and a separate rinsing tap. There is an integrated eye level microwave oven and spaces for a full height fridge/freezer, a double width range cooker, a dishwasher and a washing machine. The dining area can accommodate a table with seating for eight. There are oak wall and ceiling beams, and a cupboard housing the boiler which provides the domestic hot water. An oak stable door opens to the side.
Original Hallway and Wet Room
The original hallway and front door are located in the thatched wing, with the hallway having stairs to bedrooms two and three. There is also a wet room - with a shower, a WC and a wash basin - which is accessed from the family room.
The master bedroom and the bathroom are accessed via an oak dog leg staircase from the kitchen/dining room. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed oak rafters and full height windows overlooking the rear garden. There is oak flooring and a double wardrobe with oak doors. Bedrooms two and three are accessed via a straight flight of stairs from the original hallway and both have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and eaves storage cupboards. The bathroom has travertine marble wall and floor tiles and a vaulted ceiling. There is a walk-in shower with a glazed screen, a bath, a wash basin and a WC, all with concealed plumbing.
To the front of the property there is a gravelled parking area for one car. The mature private rear garden is surrounded by high fencing and trees with an area laid to lawn and mature flower and shrub borders. There is a paved sitting area, a pond and a timber workshop with a log store.
Location and Schooling
Wavendon is a North Buckinghamshire village situated to the south east of Milton Keynes and has a population of less than 800. It is situated on either side of the A5130, with the main part of the village - and its 13th century church - to the west of the road, and the outlying Cross End and Lower End to the east. The championship courses at Woburn Golf Club on the Duke of Bedford’s Estate are within 5 miles, while Wavendon itself has an 18 hole golf course with driving range facilities. The village also has a gastropub, the Wavendon Arms. Woburn Sands railway station is situated within 2 miles and has regular services from the station running between Bletchley and Bedford. Swallowfield lower school and Fulbrook middle school are located in Woburn Sands and there is a daily bus service to the Bedford Harpur Trust schools, Thornton College and Akeley Wood School.