Watling Street, Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 9LU
- Modern detached house
- Five bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- Open plan kitchen/family/dining room
- Underfloor heating
- High specification including Porcelanosa tiling and Duravit suites
- Landscaped gardens and paddock
- Village location
A modern five bedroom detached house with gated driveway parking, a double garage and approximately 0.53 acres of landscaped gardens and paddock.
The house has 4,439 sq. ft. of spacious, versatile accommodation set over two floors. The open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room measures over 43 ft. and has doors to the rear garden and the side terrace. The sitting room also has bi-fold doors to the side terrace and the family room has bi-fold doors to the rear garden allowing a free flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. There is also a study for home working, a utility room and two cloakrooms on the ground floor. The impressive master suite is above the kitchen/breakfast/dining room and family room and has a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and drawers, and an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms, one with a dressing room and the others with a range of fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms all have an en suite shower room. The fifth bedroom is currently used as a hobby room but could be used as a nursery or single bedroom.
Design and Specification
The property was built about 3 years ago and is one of only two properties in a development set back from the road in the village of Little Brickhill. The property has been finished to a high specification which includes underfloor heating throughout, Porcelanosa tiling, oak and marble flooring, Duravit suites in all the bathrooms and cloakrooms, bespoke fitted wardrobes in all the bedrooms and a bespoke handcrafted kitchen. There is a Sonos sound system in the reception rooms, master bedroom and the terrace and a lighting system in the sitting room allows all the lights to be controlled from one switch. There are ceiling spotlights throughout, floor level lights illuminating the stairs, and PIR motion sensor lights in the cloakrooms.
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The property has an alarm system and a video entry system for the remote controlled pedestrian and vehicular gates leading to the private driveway which has space to park at least five cars. The garage has a remote controlled up and over door, and houses the boiler, the megaflow tank and the water softening system.
The entrance hall has a built-in coats cupboard, marble floor tiles, a door to the garage and a fully tiled three piece cloakroom. Steps up lead to an upper hall which has a full height window to the rear and a second cloakroom.
The sitting room has a feature stone fireplace with a remote controlled gas fire, and bi-fold doors to the side terrace. The study is at the front of the property with a bay window overlooking the drive and has exposed oak flooring, and a range of built-in cupboards and display shelves spanning two walls. There is space for a desk and the property has fibre broadband to facilitate working from home. The family room has exposed oak flooring and bi-fold doors to a terrace in the rear garden. There is an inset TV with surround sound and a built-in cupboard for additional media equipment. The family room shares a dual aspect fireplace with the dining room.
The kitchen/breakfast/dining room is a particular feature of the property. The kitchen/breakfast area has plenty of natural light from the full height windows and sliding doors which open the room to the side terrace for outside dining and entertaining. The kitchen has a comprehensive range of handcrafted two tone units by local craftsman David James which include a larder cupboard, drawer units, integrated bin storage, and display shelving. The large island unit incorporates a breakfast bar to seat four, and a double ceramic sink with a Quooker boiling water tap, and Perrin and Rowe taps which include a filtered water tap and a retractable spray nozzle. There is an integrated full height freezer, a full height fridge, a dishwasher, and an array of Siemens appliances with two electric ovens, a steam oven, a microwave and two warming drawers. The five ring gas hob is set in an alcove with a beam over and an extractor above. There is also a wall mounted TV.
A separate bar area has a unit with cupboards and two integrated wine fridges, and a wall unit which includes an open mirrored shelved area for glasses. The dining area has exposed oak flooring, space for a dining table to seat at least six, and a built-in storage unit with glazed display shelves. There is a contemporary dual aspect fire, and bi-fold doors opening to a terrace in the rear garden.
The utility room has a range of full height storage units spanning one wall. The laundry chute descends into one cupboard which has built-in drawers for sorting laundry. There is also a range of base and wall units, along the other wall, with granite worksurfaces and a ceramic sink. A door leads to the side of the house.
Master Bedroom Suite
The extensive master suite occupies the whole of the first floor above the kitchen/breakfast/dining and family rooms. The bedroom has a window overlooking the side terrace and a wall mounted TV. An opening leads to the first section of the dressing room which has two Velux windows to the front and drawers units spanning two walls. The main area of the dressing room has a window to the side, is fitted with a range of wardrobes, and has space for a dressing table. The spacious master en suite is dual aspect and is fully tiled with a range of Porcelanosa tiling. The Duravit suite has a free standing bath with shower attachment, a walk-through shower with automatic lights, twin washbasins set into vanity storage drawers, and a bidet toilet. There is an integrated TV on one wall and several towel radiators.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor. One has a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes and storage, and the other two bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. All the wardrobes were handmade by David James. The three en suite shower rooms are all fully tiled with Porcelanosa tiles and include alcoves inset into the walls to hold shampoo or shower gel. The suites are all by Duravit and all the showers have a rainwater shower and a separate hand held shower. Bedroom four has access, via a retractable ladder, to a boarded storage space in the loft. The fifth bedroom is currently used as a hobby room. It has a range of built-in units, one of which houses a laundry chute to the utility room below.
The landing has a remote controlled Velux window, with integral blind, to the front. The upper landing has a full height window overlooking the rear garden and paddocks and space for a seating area if desired. There is a shelved laundry cupboard and a communications room which houses all the controls for the various systems installed in the property including the security system and sound system.
The gardens have been landscaped with careful attention paid to selecting a variety of plants for their appearance and their scent. The front of the property is accessed via electric gates to an extensive driveway with parking for at least five cars. The front garden has a lawn area and established borders. The raised sleeper beds, to one side, continue through to the rear garden and are planted with shaped standard trees and hydrangea bushes. Gated access on both sides of the property leads to the rear. On one side the gate leads to a utility area with a large store, a log store, and an area for the bins. On the other side a paved path opens out into the side terrace which is mainly paved with ample space for seating and outside dining, and a wisteria trained along one wall. The path continues to the rear garden which has a large terrace outside the family and dining rooms, symmetrical lawn areas, shaped box beds, specimen trees and further terrace areas.
A low laurel hedge and an arch with climbing roses leads to the paddock at the rear which has gooseberry and raspberry bushes and recently planted native hedge either side.
Little Brickhill has an Italian restaurant, a village hall, a church and a farm shop. Woburn is within 3 miles and has a selection of shops, restaurants and public houses. The property is within 7 miles of Milton Keynes which has one of Europes largest covered shopping centres as well as a theatre, cinemas, indoor skiing and other attractions. For commuting, railway stations at Bletchley or Milton Keynes are both within 15 minutes drive with services to Euston taking 38 or 36 minutes respectively. Primary schooling is in Bow Brickhill within 3 miles. Private schools include Stowe School, Abbotsholme School, Thornton College, Northampton High School, The Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford.