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Stockgrove, Leighton Buzzard, LU7

Guide price £1,400,000

Under offer

4 Beds

REF: WOB210146


  • Superb Art Deco Pool House professionally converted in 2010
  • Underfloor heating, air source heating and a ventilation heat recovery system
  • Cat 6 wiring and fibre broadband available
  • Stylish open plan kitchen, dining and day room ideal for large and small scale entertaining
  • Quality Haddonstone orangery provides a light room for relaxation.
  • Impressive entrance hall with a fine oak staircase and glazed art deco barrel topped roof.
  • Main bedroom with two individual en suites. Two further bedrooms both with en suites and fourth bedroom/TV/cinema room
  • Delightful grounds and gardens with double garage and ample parking.
  • Two additional acres of parkland available to purchase


A SUPERB MODERN, AWARD-WINNING CONVERSION OF AN ART DECO POOL HOUSE SET IN THE DELIGHTFUL LANDSCAPED GROUNDS OF STOCKGROVE PARK MANSION. The Pool House was professionally converted in 2010 to create a harmonious blend of modern technology and energy efficiency whilst retaining original features echoing its original construction in 1929. The eco-friendly nature of the conversion provides underfloor heating, air source heating and a ventilation heat recovery system - all of which has contributed to an energy efficiency being even better than expected. Stockgrove Park was commissioned by Sir Ferdinand Michael Kroger-Kielberg, a Danish industrial magnet and designed by William Curtin Green RA. The Mansion and Estate is one of the largest country houses built between the First and Second World Wars. The Mansion is Grade II* Listed and The Pool House forms one of the seven residences converted from the original house. Our client's brief was to create a home suitable for modern living whilst retaining the integrity of the original Pool House and structure. For today's purchaser, features include underfloor heating, air source heating, heat recovery system, Cat 6 wiring and fibre broadband is available at the property. The accommodation is extremely spacious whilst comfortable and suitable for families, professional person or couples alike. The well-proportioned living room and superb open plan kitchen, dining and day room are ideal for large and small scale entertaining and a quality Haddonstone orangery provides a light room for relaxation. Of particular note is a superb and welcoming entrance hall with a fine central wrought iron and oak staircase with glazed art deco barrel topped roof. A lower ground floor offers a large gym and a fourth bedroom or TV/cinema room. There are also seven large store rooms which provide an excellent amount of space for every day storage needs. The first floor comprises three bedroom suites with the impressive main bedroom having two individual en suites and direct access to the balcony which offers particularly fine views over the grounds and parkland. There are two further bedrooms both with their own en suites and a large landing area offers ample space as a home study. The grounds are delightful and compliment the property with private lawned gardens and extensive paved terraces which take full advantage of the southerly facing aspect and parkland views. Should the purchaser wish, there is an opportunity to acquire a further two acres of superb parkland immediately to the rear of the garden. This parkland would make an ideal addition to the grounds and are well kept with fine specimen trees. The Pool House has private parking to the front and beyond the timber entrance gates there is further parking for several cars and a 8m x 6m detached double garage. The Pool House has to be viewed to fully appreciate the unique lifestyle opportunity on offer. THE ACCOMMODATION The property is approached via a fine stone portico with the inscription "The Pool House" above and provides covered protection from the elements. A solid oak door opens into an entrance vestibule and glazed double doors open into a superb 9.9m x 5.9m entrance hall. The hall itself has a bespoke butterfly staircase rising to the first floor and has wrought iron balustrades with a carved oak handrail. The flooring is finished with porcelain tiling and light floods into the hall from the barrel topped glazed roof and French doors which lead into the rear garden. Adjacent to the vestibule to one side lies a guest cloakroom with wash basin and wc and to the other a good sized walk-in coat room. There are two dual aspect central log burning stoves which face the hall from both the formal sitting room and the kitchen/dining/family room. Echoing its original purpose as a pool, the sitting room has two gentle steps down to the main seating area with oak flooring throughout and is dual aspect with windows to the front and French doors to the garden. Perfect for modern day living, the kitchen/dining/family room is an impressive 12m x 10m and has areas for entertaining, informal dining, relaxing and cooking along with a stylish cocktail drinks preparation area. The kitchen is finished with an extensive range of high gloss white base and eye level units, an enamel butler sink unit and granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a SMEG five ring electric hob, double oven, microwave and dishwasher with space for an American-style fridge freezer. Matching the kitchen, the drinks area has a range of gloss units and granite work surfaces with a seating area for stools along with a fridge, a wine cooler and additional sink unit. The log burner provides a focal point to the room with oak flooring and French doors to the garden, terrace and orangery. An attractive addition, this quality Haddonstone orangery provides a light and relaxed reading/sitting area with two pairs of glazed doors to the garden and a lantern roof light. A very useful boot room is found in the west corner and offers excellent space for coats and wellingtons when coming in from the garden and has a second cloakroom with wc and wash basin. To the opposing corner there is also a good sized utility room with assorted cupboards, a sink unit and space for a dishwasher and washing machine. LOWER GROUND FLOOR A substantial lower ground floor offers an excellent amount of additional space which includes a gym, TV, cinema/bedroom four, seven storage rooms for day-to-day needs and a wine store. The gym has a wall mounted mirror and two cupboards/store, one of which houses the hot water cylinder. A fourth bedroom is available and is currently used as a TV/cinema room. Beyond these, there is access to six large storage rooms and a fire escape door to an extra store room which has external access to the front of the property. Given the much-in-demand need for a work from home office - the gym or Tv/cinema room could easily be used for this purpose. FIRST FLOOR The galleried landing, with its fine staircase balustrade and barrel top ceiling, side windows and oak flooring, leads to the bedroom suites. There is a large study area on the landing which is an ideal space as a work from home station. The principal bedroom suite is a most impressive room having an original full-height sash window facing you when entering the room and there are French doors to the balcony and barrel topped ceiling windows, all of which provide lots of natural light. The balcony views are delightful over the formal garden and across the parkland. The room is completed with two individual ensuites both having double width walk-in showers, wash basin and wc's and a walk through dressing area which has two sets of fitted wardrobes to either side completes the suite. Bedroom two again has a balcony with views, a range of fitted wardrobes, shelving and fully fitted ensuite bath and double width shower, wash basin and wc. The third bedroom faces to the front with a door to the balcony and an ensuite has a double width shower, wash basin, wc and fitted wardrobe. OUTSIDE The garden faces to the south and west and comprises three principal areas. Directly to the rear of the Pool House is a formal lawn set around paved terracing and pathway with a patio seating area for outdoor entertaining and dining. An attractive high and low level red brick garden wall and yew hedging boarders this area and steps lead down to the second garden area. This again consists of well-kept lawns and clipped edges with a variety of small trees and plants with two access gates to the parkland. To the side lies the third area which has lawns and hedges borders with a greenhouse and the 8m x 6m detached double garage. The garage has power, light, eaves storage and two electrically operated up-and-over doors. There is ample additional parking here which is accessed via a large timber gate from the entrance drive to Stockgrove Park and The Pool House. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity. Mains water (privately metered). Drainage to shared treatment plant. Heating via air source heat pump and heat recovery system. Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale. Tel: 01296 585858 Stockgrove Management Company: Responsible for water, sewage treatment plant, gardening of communal areas and maintenance of the drive. The current annual payment for The Pool House is £1,140. Broadband Speed Test: 55mbps download and 12 mbps upload speed according to Ofcom. Fibre broadband is available via Gigaclear. Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" 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