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THE PROPERTY

WITH DELIGHTFUL VIEWS AND GARDENS OF HALF AN ACRE, THIS PERIOD LODGE IS SET IN ONE OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE'S MOST PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, HAVING FORMED PART OF THE HISTORICAL MENTMORE TOWERS AND ROTHSCHILD ESTATE. A most unique opportunity to purchase a stylish Grade Two Listed lodge built in the late 19th century which formed the laundry and maids accommodation to Mentmore House, a fine Grade I Listed mansion house built between 1852-54 for the Rothschild family. One of three properties set at the entrance drive to the mansion, Laundry Lodge enjoys a delightful setting within the village conservation area opposite St Mary's church. Mentmore is regarded as one of the most picturesque and carefully preserved villages in Buckinghamshire comprising of many fine period homes and cottages set around parkland and rolling countryside. Whilst benefitting from the tranquil setting, for commuters Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury stations are both in easy reach with fast and frequent services to Euston and Marylebone from 32 minutes and 55 minutes respectively. Internally, Laundry Lodge reflects the era of its construction and is full of character including high ceilings, original fireplaces, exposed floorboards and cottage windows. The accommodation is very flexible having two receptions rooms, a lower ground floor home office/play room plus a kitchen and adjacent breakfast room with utility and cloakroom. Whilst the first floor comprises of three bedrooms and a refitted bath and shower room. A particular feature of the property are the fine 0.5 acres gardens which offer super views over countryside. Large lawns are set around a central rose garden with fine mature trees and lead to a wild garden to encourage wildlife along with a productive vegetable plot. For vehicles there is private parking on the driveway at the front of the property. A viewing is recommended to fully appreciate the lifestyle opportunity and location that Laundry Lodge represents. THE ACCOMMODATION A covered storm porch leads to the entrance door which opens into the hall where stairs rise to the first floor and doors lead to the sitting room and family/dining room. The sitting room has a unique southerly facing octagonal and half glazed area which provides a light reading or child's play area. An original working open fireplace and hearth offers a focal point to the room and a recessed shelved book case and cupboard lie opposite the fireplace. To the right of the hall there is the dining/study or family room which faces to the front aspect and has a feature cast iron fireplace and surround along with exposed floorboards, built in cupboard and a bay window. Leading from this room a rear hall has a staircase down to a heated cellar, home office or playroom which is carpeted and has a BT socket and high level window. A handy cloakroom is also found off he hall with a white suite of wc and wash basin. Set to the rear of the house are both the kitchen, separate breakfast room and utility. The kitchen is finished with a cream range of base and wall units with a butler sink unit, along with plumbing for a dish washer and granite work surfaces. For cooking there is a gas fired Rangemaster cooker which has an extractor fan over. Two windows overlook the garden and a stable door provides access to the sun terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen, the breakfast room has ample space for a table and chairs and a full length cupboard conceals the gas fired boiler along with a window to the garden. A door leads to the utility room which has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer with a second butler sink unit and door to the terrace. FIRST FLOOR All the bedrooms and bathroom radiate off the landing, along with a useful linen cupboard. With pleasant views to the front and the church, the main bedroom has a cast iron fireplace, exposed floorboards and a full length cupboard plus access to the loft. Bedroom two is a dual aspect room with views to the rear and window to the side with a vaulted ceiling and range of fitted wall and eaves cupboards. The third bedroom has a cast iron fireplace and window to the rear. Finally, the bathroom has been refitted with a white suite and comprises of a panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and wc. There is tiling to the splash area and floor with a window to the rear. OUTSIDE The property is approached via a good size driveway which offers space to park 4 to 5 cars with a garden area and mature planting and access to the side and rear. Directly behind and to the side of the house Is a very good size sun terrace which offers lots of space for barbecues, and outdoor entertaining and takes full advantage of raised views over the garden and countryside beyond. Steps lead down to the delightful garden which features well stocked mature flower borders along with a central ''rose' garden and seating area which is bordered by clipped privet hedging. There are good sized lawns all round which are interspersed with mature fruit trees including apple, cooking apple, pear and cherry and a fine horse chestnut tree. Towards the end of the garden there is a wild garden to encourage wildlife and bees with all the boundaries being enclosed by hedging or fencing. A vegetable and soft fruit garden is discreetly concealed by further hedging and has brick pathways leading to the vegetable beds and a purpose built poly tunnel, garden shed and the LPG tank. There are external power points, tap and lights. DIRECTIONS LU7 0QQ From the centre of Mentmore with ''The Stag' restaurant on your right hand side continue past the entrance to Mentmore Towers and follow the road signposted to Wing. After approx. 300m St Marys church will come into view on the left hand side and the entrance drive to The Laundry Lodges are immediately on the left. LOCATION Mentmore is an attractive village being the former estate village to the renowned Mentmore House built by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Rothschild family. Today it is one of Buckinghamshire's premier locations providing easy access to main line railway stations at Cheddington and Leighton Buzzard, both with frequent services to London Euston. Whilst Aylesbury has its own station with trains to Marylebone from 55 minutes. Within Mentmore itself is ''The Stag' which is a highly regarded pub/restaurant which has recently been refurbished by the community and is due to reopen in 2021. There are many fine walks via footpaths around the village and into very attractive countryside and farmland for many miles. The market town of Leighton Buzzard provides high street shopping and more extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. Luton airport provides local air travel with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted further afield. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and LPG gas central heating to radiators Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale. Tel: 01296 585858 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "D" 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