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Whittlebury Road, Wicken, Milton Keynes, MK19

Guide price £1,250,000


4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: WOB140196





A STUNNING DETACHED STONE HOUSE IN OPEN ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE WITH TRADITIONAL OUTBUILDINGS OFFERING POTENTIAL IN 2.2 ACRES Pig and Whistle Farm enjoys a stunning position surrounded by open rolling countryside and whilst rural is not isolated. Under the watchful eye of the current owners the detached stone house was constructed ten years ago and great attention to detail went into the design and execution which is very evident on inspection. The house is extremely well presented and offers light and airy accommodation with all rooms enjoying picturesque rural views. Within the former farmyard is a brick and stone traditional barn with permission to provide ancillary accommodation to the main house but equally adaptable for office / home working. Combined with the land, this unique and individual lifestyle property ideally suited for modern 21st Century living can only be fully appreciated on viewing. A hardwood front door opens into the flagstone reception hall with oak staircase gently rising to the first floor galleried landing. The oak floored sitting room enjoys a double aspect with views to the front across to Wicken Church in the distance and the rear over open countryside. A stone fireplace houses a clearview wood burner and French doors open onto graveled seating terrace. Across the hall is the snug with matching oak floor and clearview wood burner. Lying to the rear of the house is the stunning limestone floored kitchen / dining / family room which enjoys a triple aspect with French doors onto the rear graveled entertaining area. The bespoke oak kitchen is from Bells of Northampton with matching painted island with mottle black granite work surfaces. The cream electric fired AIMS controlled two ovened Aga has an electric two ovened companion with four ring hob. Integral appliances are all by Neff including fridge / freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room has matching fitted units with integral Miele washing machine and dryer. The cloakroom has a white corian sink and heated towel rail and opposite is an under stairs cupboard useful for storage and housing the under floor heating manifolds and hardware for music system to the principle reception rooms, master bedroom suite and kitchen / dining / family room. The oak floored galleried landing lies in the heart of the house with all four double bedrooms radiating off and providing access to both airing cupboard and loft hatch. The master bedroom enjoys a triple aspect with fully tiled en suite shower room and fitted wardrobe. Two of the three remaining double bedrooms all enjoy double aspects and views out over rolling countryside with fitted wardrobes. They are served by a fully tiled family bathroom with glazed corner shower. OUTSIDE The property sits in grounds totaling 2.2 acres and is approached over a private gravelled drive leading to a large gravelled parking area with gravel path leading to both front and rear door and running around the entire perimeter of the house. The house itself is surrounded by lawns with front garden enclosed behind a stone wall and rear garden defined by mature hedgerows and internal fencing. Lying to the rear of the house is a sheltered gravelled seating and dining terrace with enviable rural views. To the east of the rear garden lies the grass paddock enclosed by post and four rail fencing with bottom part sectioned off as a hen run. Buildings within the former farmyard still remain including a stone and brick barn with rendered western gable end. The barn is divided into two and currently used for storage purposes and easily adaptable for stabling, home office use or indeed independent living accommodation to the main house A three bay open fronted barn provides two car parking bays and further covered storage space and overlooks a further area of grass enclosed by post and four rail fencing. LOCATION The property sits outside Wicken village, an attractive stone village in north Buckinghamshire and home to The White Lion public house. Deanshanger some 2 miles distance provides local facilities in the form of Co-op, newsagents, chemist, fish n chip shop and chinese takeway with more extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in the former market towns of Stony Stratford, Towcester, Buckingham and Milton Keynes. Whittlebury Hall is a 5 mile drive and offers hotel and spa facilities along with an 18 hole golf course. For the golfing enthusiast, slight further afield are the three top 100 championship golf courses at Woburn which is a 16 mile drive.For the walking, riding and equine enthusiasts there is an extensive network of bridleways, footpaths and country lanes on the doorstep. State schooling is available locally with a primary school at Wicken and progressing to Elizabeth Woodville Academy school in Deanshanger. For those looking at private schooling there are preparatory schools in the locality including Winchester House at Brackely, Swanbourne House at Swanbourne and Ackley Wood at Wicken, while public schools can be found close by at Stowe and Rugby with Oundle, Uppingham and Oakham further afield. Whilst enjoying a rural location the property is accessible to the A5 and A43 which links to the M1 and the M40. The property is within easy reach of both Luton International and East Midlands airport with Heathrow and Gatwick slightly further afield. Milton Keynes is on the west coast main line with connectivity to London Euston in 35 minutes. DIRECTIONS MK19 6BJ From Milton Keynes proceed westerly on the A5 signed posted to Towcester and in Potterspury turn left and at the next road junction bear right and proceed all the way to the "T" junction where you turn left. After a few hundred metres the stone wall and entrance to the Pig and Whistle Farm will shortly appear on your left hand side and before the next junction in the road. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators to first floor. Klargester sewerage treatment plant Broadband: BT superfast broadband available with a download speed of 18.73 mbps and upload speed of 1mbps Local Authority: South Northamptonshire Council Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" £3,149 for council tax year 2020/2021 Tenure: Freehold Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops Northampton Office Tel: 01604 632 991 Woburn Office Tel: 01525 290641