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Guide price £765,000
* JACKSON-STOPS EQUESTRIAN * A rare opportunity to acquire an equestrian property in a rural setting close to network of bridleways and country lanes. The sale offers potential purchasers the opportunity of acquiring a lifestyle property in pretty rolling countryside with the benefit of having a close neighbour so one does not feel isolated. Stone Cottage is a classic Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage which was fully renovated, extended and modernised 15 years ago. Constructed of stone under a red tiled roof the cottage retains much of its original character yet provides comfortable accommodation over three floors. Complementing the cottage is its south facing garden along with equestrian facilities with the rare ability to hack out from the property onto a network of rural bridleways and country lanes. Of equal appeal to the riding enthusiast is the proximity and accessibility of a number of riding and eventing centres at Addington, Hanslope, Bozeat and Keysoe, all within a 30-40 minute drive. The location is very accessible with M1 (J14 & 13), A1 and A5 all within 20 minute drive as are main line railway stations at Bedford and Milton Keynes offering service into St Pancras and London Euston from 35 minutes. ACCOMMODATION The front door opens into the hallway running through the middle of the cottage with dog leg staircase rising to the upper floors. There is an understairs cupboard and opposite is the cloakroom. The two reception rooms lie to the rear with sitting room benefitting from a brick fireplace housing a wood burner with dining room having an open brick fireplace. Both rooms benefit from part glazed doors opening onto a paved entertaining terrace overlooking the rear garden with the dining room also has direct access to the gravelled drive. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room benefits from fitted limed oak units with beech work surfaces and inset butlers sink. A Rangemaster range with two ovens, grill and five ring halogen hob provide cooking facilities. There are recesses to house a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher with associated plumbing. FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom with bath having wall mounted shower and two further double bedrooms overlook the rear garden and open countryside beyond. SECOND FLOOR Stairs at either end of the first floor landing rise to the family bathroom at one end and bedroom four at the other end, both having Velux roof lights. The bathroom has a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment along with shower screen, vanity sink unit and low level wc. OUTSIDE Lying to the front of the cottage and enclosed by post and rail fencing is a gravelled parking area edged by herbaceous border with garden shed and oil tank in the far corner. THE STABLE BLOCK The stable yard consists of 5 stables, four being 12ft x 12ft and the corner box being 16ft x 12ft, a good sized tack room with sink and washing machine, all on a concrete pad with further 24ft x 12ft wash down area behind. There are two timber sheds behind the double stable building which provide more storage and animal housing and to the side is the muck heap area. GRASS PADDOCKS To the south of the stables is a post and railed paddock extending to 1.94 acres. Across the shared drive are the remaining paddocks which extend to a further 3.26 acres. The main paddock surrounds the moat which provides a real wildlife haven with external boundaries enclosed by post and rail fencing along with mature hedgerows. DIRECTIONS MK16 9JX From the A422, whether approaching from the west or east the Astwood bypass provides access to Turvey Road with the turn signposted to Newton Blossomville and Turvey. Proceed for about half a mile and the drive to Stone Cottage will appear on your left opposite a farm drive and before you have reached The Dove House. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating to radiators. Shared Klargester Water Treatment Plant Right Of Way: Bury Cottage adjoining has the benefit of a vehicular right of way and use of the drive Local Authority: Milton Keynes Council Tel: 01908 691691 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "F" Tenure: Freehold EPC Rating: Exempt Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641
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