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Mentone Avenue, Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, MK17

Offers in excess of £2,000,000

5 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NTH200138

Aspley Guise


ARGUABLY THE BEST NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOUSE IN THIS HIGHLY DESIRABLE VILLAGE ON THE EDGE OF THE WOBURN ESTATE. The Corner House offers purchasers the opportunity of acquiring a truly unique and bespoke family house of the highest quality in a very peaceful location on the edge of the village and bordering the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. Great attention to detail went into the original design and execution of the house which whilst 15 years old feels brand new. The brief was to create an imposing family house ideally suited to entertaining on an intimate and large scale, yet also being very practical and easy to look after and maintain. The house is unique in so many ways from its private setting in the corner of Mentone Avenue, to the well-proportioned and flexible accommodation of the main house along with excellent garaging and storage facilities, not forgetting the excellent wine cellar. Complementing the house are the mature grounds that surround it on all sides offering both privacy and protection. There is only one way to fully appreciate this bespoke property and that is by stepping over the threshold - one will not be disappointed. THE ACCOMMODATION A part glazed front door opens into the impressive central limestone floored reception hall with principal reception rooms radiating off and cloakroom along with staircase and Artico glass lift rising to the central galleried landing. The sitting room enjoys a double aspect with bay window overlooking the drive and French doors with glazed side lights opening onto the rear entertaining terrace and garden. The focal point of the room is the stone fireplace. The dining room is accessed off the hall and links to the kitchen, study and family room. At the end of the dining area is a seating area with gable end featuring three pairs of French doors with fan lights above providing both direct access and wonderful views across the west facing rear garden. The bespoke kitchen designed for entertaining lies in the heart of the house with comprehensive range of base and eye level units along with display shelving and cabinets. In the center of the room is a matching island with breakfast bar. Fitted cooking appliances are all by Miele and include oven with five ring gas hob, second oven, microwave, combination oven along with steam oven with warming drawer below. The kitchen benefits from two Miele dishwashers along with stainless steel Samsung fridge/freezer. Just off the kitchen is a large larder cupboard. A pair of doors from the kitchen reveal the cosy family room with wall mounted gas fire. The rear hall doubles up as a boot room and facilitates access to the fitted utility room, second cloakroom and direct access into the tiled oversized double garage with separate home office in the corner and a staircase leads down to the wine cellar. Running along one wall are floor to ceiling wooden wine racks which can accommodate 960 individual bottles along with 120 magnums. In addition, there is shelving to accommodate wooden cases. Above the garage is a very flexible space currently utilized as games room and home office with fitted units including sink and drinks fridge. This space could easily be adapted to provide self-contained annexed accommodation if required. FIRST FLOOR The part galleried landing runs through the middle of the house with all bedrooms radiating off. The master bedroom enjoys a private position at one end with windows overlooking the drive and benefitting from a bespoke fitted dressing room and fully tiled ensuite bathroom room with double sinks. Three further double bedrooms lie on the first floor, one benefitting from ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobes with the other two bedrooms served by the well-equipped family bathroom which also benefits from a glazed corner shower cubicle. SECOND FLOOR The largest bedroom suite lies on the second floor with vaulted ceiling and benefits from ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobes. The room has access to eaves storage and a door reveals an attic store that has potential to offer further accommodation if required. OUTSIDE Approached off Mentone Avenue, hardwood electric security gates open onto the large gravelled front drive offering an abundance of parking and direct access to the integral double garage. Paving and granite setts edge the drive with herbaceous borders running along the front elevation and around the boundary walls. Pedestrian gates on either side of the house facilitate access to the side and rear gardens. The rear south west facing garden is totally private and enclosed by brick walling and close boarded fencing with mature trees gracing the boundaries. Running along the rear elevation is an extensive Indian stone dining and entertaining terrace with mature beech tree providing dappled shade. The terrace is edged by raised herbaceous borders with steps leading up to the manicured lawn. Within the rear garden are apple and plum fruit trees. Lying in the far corner of the garden is a two-bay open fronted lean too providing covered storage along with separate garden store. Running along the northern elevation of the house is a glazed loggia providing the perfect setting for outdoor cooking and barbecuing. A paved path runs along this elevation providing access to the sunken "New Zealand" garden and in the far corner is the enclosed kitchen garden with raised central bed along with timber garden shed and composting bins. The village of Aspley Guise is a favoured residential location on the edge of the Woburn Estate. The village has good local facilities including church, public houses, hotel, primary school and is close to the prestigious Woburn Golf and Country Club. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Milton Keynes. The M1 motorway is conveniently close and there are stations at Aspley Guise linking to Bedford (where there are the well-known Harpur Trust Schools) and at Milton Keynes providing fast train services to London Euston. The Thameslink service is available from Flitwick and Harlington to London St Pancras International and onto the City. European air travel is available from Luton airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted all within easy travelling distance. DIRECTIONS MK17 8EQ From the M1 Junction 13 proceed in a westerly direction on the A507 and follow the signs to Aspley Guise. On entering the village continue past the square and as you start climbing the hill take the next turning on your left onto Wood Lane. Proceed up the hill and access to Mentone Avenue will appear on your right hand side. Once in Mentone Avenue, continue to the end where the entrance gates to The Corner House will appear on your right hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are connected. Gas fired central heating with underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators to first and second floors. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H". Paying £3,992 for the year 2020/2021 Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "C" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641