Guide price £1,500,000
A truly stunning period home lying on the edge of the village with uninterrupted views over rolling countryside. The original barn was part of the Manor House which ran with The Carrington Estate. Separated some 50 years ago, the current owners painstakingly converted the barn using a Master Craftsman. Great attention to detail went into preserving the original character and sourcing appropriate reclaimed materials, whilst having eye to create a house for modern 21st century living. The doors, door furniture, fireplaces and oak staircases are all individual and one has to view to be able to fully appreciate their quality and effect of the ambience of the property. Within the last five years a wing has been sympathetically added to complement the main accommodation. Again, reclaimed materials have been sourced with the finished article enjoying timeless charm. Complementing the barn conversion is its stunning elevated setting on the edge of this rural Buckinghamshire village. The views to the front are particularly impressive overlooking a ha ha, lake to open rolling countryside stretching far into the distance. The south west facing rear grounds are more private and offer the perfect space for entertaining. A viewing will be essential to fully appreciate the charm and setting of this iconic conversion. Accommodation The oak front door opens into the full height vaulted reception hall with flagstone floors and an impressive brick fireplace with stone hearth and bressumer beam above. Part of the hall is utilised as a dining area enjoying a triple aspect with French doors opening onto the front lawn and views across a lake and countryside beyond. The sitting room also benefits from a triple aspect with views out over both front and rear grounds and the fish pond. The brick fireplace houses a woodburner and recessed to the side of the fireplace is a drinks cupboard. Lying off the hall is a study and steps lead to the farmhouse style vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with fitted oak units and black granite worksurface with butler sink. Appliances include Bosch oven and grill, four ring halogen hob and Neff dishwasher. Door opens to rear garden and rear hall which doubles up as a utility room with plumbing for washing machine and dryer, oak shelving and storage in the eaves. A cloakroom lies in the corner and door leads through to the remaining accommodation situated in the new wing. The dining room currently being utilised as a downstairs bedroom connects to an inner hall leading past office/bedroom and into a vaulted family room with stunning brick feature fireplace housing wood burner. The fully glazed western elevation overlooks the rear and benefits from direct access onto the paved entertaining terrace. Beyond is a double bedroom suite. First Floor A bespoke open tread oak staircase rises to split level galleried landing overlooking the reception hall with the master bedroom at the far end, part vaulted with en suite bathroom and staircase rising to open wardrobe in the eaves and separate viewing area where one can enjoy elevated views over adjoining rolling countryside. A separate staircase off the lower landing leads to a bathroom with galleried bedroom above. A further two double bedroom suites lie in the new wing accessed via their own oak staircases from the vaulted family room. Outside A five bar oak gate opens onto gravelled drive partly edged by lawn which sweeps up to the property with extensive area of gravelled parking. The drive continues onto a concrete apron which runs alongside the steel portal framed barn offering additional parking partially edged by lawn. Farm Building Two bays of the portal framed barn run with Dunton Manor Barn. The first bay is currently utilised as a workshop with pedestrian and roller shutter door. An electric roller shutter door allows access to Bay two which offers excellent garaging facilities. Garden and Grounds The garden and grounds surround the property offering both privacy and protection. A slight raised wide gravel path runs around the front elevation with edged patio overlooking the main lawn which runs to a ha ha and overlooks a small lake and rolling countryside beyond. On the western gable end is a koi carp pond edged by a paved path with filtration equipment hidden in the rockery. The south facing rear garden can be accessed from either gable end. A gravel path runs close to the barn with west facing raised flagstone seating terrace looking across the formal rear lawn large granite setts give way a the manicured lawn partly edged by brick walling, mature yew hedging and post and rail fencing. Mature cherry and pine trees provide some dappled shade. Location Dunton is a small village situated in the Vale of Aylesbury with access to a network of rural footpaths and bridleways. The nearby market town of Winslow provides a variety of traditional family owned local shops with more extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities found in Central Milton Keynes. Junior schooling is close by in Stewkley and the village lies within the catchment area of Aylesbury Grammar School and Cottesloe Secondary School at Wing. There is also an excellent choice of private schooling in the area including Swanbourne House Preparatory School, Stowe School, Akeley Wood School, Thornton College and the Theatre Arts School at Tring. The nearby town of Woburn boasts a wide selection of quality restaurants and country club with three championship golf courses. Communications in the area are excellent with trains taking 45 minutes from Leighton Buzzard to London (Euston). Dunton is well placed for the motorway network with the M1 accessible at Junction 12 and the M40 at Junction 9. Air travel is available locally at Luton, with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted further afield. Directions From Aylesbury proceed on the A413 towards Buckingham. After passing through Whitchurch take a right turn signposted Dunton. Continue through the village and past the church and take the first turn on you left signed to Hoggeston and the drive to the barn will appear after 300 metres on your left. From Leighton Buzzard proceed through Wing towards Stewkley and take a left turn signposted Dunton just opposite the Carpenters Arms. Pass through Littlecote and on entering the village turn right to Hoggeston and proceed as above.
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