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HILLSIDE IS A MOST STYLISH AND IMPOSING DETACHED RESIDENCE WITH A PURPOSE BUILT COACH HOUSE/OFFICE ANNEXE AND GARAGING, ALL SET IN DELIGHTFUL GROUNDS OF 1.5 ACRES. Hillside is a fine detached family residence set on the edge of the village of Stoke Hammond having been continually improved and extended by the current owners to provide a most comfortable home. Gently elevated on its 1.5 acre plot and approached by a sweeping drive bordered by a natural pond, features include an impressive entrance hall leading to a living room with Bath stone fireplace, a bespoke orangery overlooking the garden and a very spacious kitchen/dining/family room forming the heart of the house. There are five double bedrooms with a superb main bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, a large balcony and tree top views over to the Three Locks Golf Course. Of particular note is the purpose built garage and office complex which comprises of a double garage and car port with a quality office or one bedroom self contained annexe. This is perfect for the much in demand need to run a business, work from home, or for teenage/elderly relative independent living. The location is equally impressive, being a short walk to the Three Locks public house/restaurant set by the Grand Union Canal and easy drive to the Three Locks 18 hole golf course. The nearby market town of Leighton Buzzard is only 4 miles away which has a Waitrose and numerous shops along with trains from just 32 minutes to London Euston. A viewing is highly recommended for the versatile and flexible lifestyle opportunity that is on offer at Hillside. ACCOMMODATION A covered oak framed storm porch leads into the welcoming entrance hall with solid wood flooring and oak stairs rise to the first floor. A good size study lies to the left and has a bay window to the front and a large cloakroom has a suite of wc and a quality washstand and basin. Leading from the hall, a fine triple aspect sitting room has a focal Bath stone fireplace with an inset cast iron log burning stove and period style radiators. A pair of glazed double doors provide access to a stylish orangery which has space for sofas and chairs and with three picture windows, roof lights and French doors, is a light room and has pleasant views over the garden. Perfect for modern living, the combined kitchen/diner and family room is again triple aspect and comprises of a well equipped modern range of base and wall units including central island preparation unit, all of which have quartz work surfaces. For cooking purposes, there is a gas hob with electric oven and extractor and an integrated dishwasher is included. A useful full length larder cupboard provides extra storage and the flooring is finished with porcelain tiles which have underfloor heating to the whole room and to the adjacent orangery. Completing the ground floor, the utility room has an enamel sink unit, further units and a Worcester oil fired boiler serves the central heating and hot water with a door leading to the side garden. FIRST FLOOR All the bedrooms radiate off a spacious galleried landing which has a trap door to the loft and window to the front. The main bedroom is an impressive size and has a vaulted ceiling with feature beam work and French doors and side windows lead to a large balcony which offers excellent views over the garden and beyond. There is a dressing area with full length wardrobes and an en suite which is furnished with twin wash hand basins, a walk in shower cubicle with rainwater shower head and hand held shower attachment, wc, complementary tiling and chrome heated towel rail. A guest bedroom echoes the main room with an ensuite which includes a panelled bath, wash basin, wc and again complementary tiling. . There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has built in wardrobes, and views along with a family bathroom having a suite of both wash basin, wc and tiling. Finally, a laundry room has space for the washing machine, hot water cylinder and heated towel rail. OUTSIDE The property is approached via five bar entrance gates leading to a long, sweeping gravel driveway. Directly to the front of Hillside there is ample parking for several vehicles and the garage complex which comprises of a double garage having twin electric up and over doors and a car port, all of which have power and light. There is also an electric car charging point and an oil boiler serving the heating and hot water to the office/annexe. With independent access, the office/annexe is well equipped and finished providing a good size living room with oak style flooring and a kitchen area with oven, hob and a peninsula breakfast bar. There is a good size double bedroom and a smartly fitted modern shower room. The gardens are secluded and private with screening provided by hedging and mature trees. Directly behind the house is a large paved sun terrace proving ample space for entertaining and barbecues. A similar terrace lies to the side and the remainder of the 1.5 acre plot comprises of large lawn interspersed with a range of mature shrubs and trees. There is a greenhouse and a vegetable garden. LOCATION The village of Stoke Hammond provides local facilities including a village shop with post office and public house. In addition, there are recreational areas which also include a sports club. A bus service runs to High Ash School and the village is in the catchment area for the renowned Buckinghamshire Grammar schools. There is also a selection of public schools within the area. Milton Keynes is close by providing extensive shopping and leisure facilities, together with mainline railway station providing a link to London. Train services are also available from Leighton Buzzard to Euston from only 32 minutes and the A5 provides access to the M1 motorway. Air travel is available locally at Luton, with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick slightly further afield. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water, Electricity and Private Drainage and Oil Central Heating. Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale. Tel: 01296 585858 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "D" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ.
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