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THE PROPERTY

*** VIEW OUR VIDEO TOUR *** AN IMPOSING AND HISTORICAL MANOR HOUSE WITH ADDITIONAL TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE, TRIPLE GARAGE AND AN ACRE PLOT IN ONE OF MILTON KEYNES' MOST WELL REGARDED AND CONVENIENT LOCATIONS. Coming to the market for the first time in over 30 years, Little Loughton Manor is a unique and very versatile property with the Manor House offering spacious living accommodation as a primary residence and a cottage being an ideal second dwelling suitable for an extended family annexe, work from home office complex, potential business or income generating Air BnB use. This is further complimented by a purpose built triple garage, ample parking, attractive grounds and additional range of courtyard outbuilding/barns. THE HISTORY First recorded in the Domesday Book, the first residents of the Manor House were the Loughton family who were descendants of William the Conqueror. In 1467 the Manor was sold to Richard Earl Rivers and Sir Richard was related to the wife of Edward 1V and uncle to the two princes murdered in the Tower of London. Significant improvements in 1570 were made by a Valentine and Anne Piggott, whose initials are carved in the headstones of the porch. Piggott's second wife was Chancellor to the Exchequer to Elizabeth and James I. In 1612, the Crane family acquired the Manor and John Crane supplied the royal household and fleet under Elizabeth I. In the Civil War, John Crane was captured and fined £1,000 for not being in residence in his house. Little Loughton Manor house is based on a medieval hall house from the 15th Century with two additional wings from the first half of the 17th Century. The house enjoys a private position set off the village green with pleasant walks and within 1½ miles to Milton Keynes station and trains to London within 32 minutes. Befitting its age and prominent status there is an abundance of fine character and original features. Of particular note are superb fireplaces, fine oak doors, mullioned windows and historical period wall paintings. The property is Listed as Grade II* (Reference 1332300) ACCOMMODATION A fine arched storm porch leads to a solid wooden entrance door and opens into a spacious flagstone floored hall where stairs rise to the first floor and a guest cloakroom has a suite of washbasin, wc and a cloaks area. Lying to the left is a most impressive drawing room with stone fireplace and inset log burner. A leaded light bay and shuttered windows provide dual aspects to the front and side with exposed ceiling timbers. An original period door leads to the study which is again dual aspect with double doors opening to the garden. To the right of the hall, the formal dining room is ideal for entertaining with a stone fireplace, flagstone floor and window to the front. An inner hall leads to the study and kitchen/breakfast room has a flagstone floor. The kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the home and echoes the history of the house with a super example of an original farmhouse dresser likely to date from the Georgian or Victorian era and a fireplace recess houses a solid fuel Rayburn stove which remains in working order. The room is fitted with a range of base and wall units with granite work surfaces, two larder cupboards and for cooking purposes there is a Neff hob, double oven and microwave. Further character features include exposed beams and flagstone flooring. Beyond this room the utility/boot room leads to a snug TV room. The utility room has a sink unit, cupboards, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Two wall mounted gas boilers serve the central heating. A door and window overlook and provide access to the rear drive, cottage and garage. FIRST FLOOR A dual landing leads to all the bedrooms, bathroom and a good size store room. A trap door and ladder lead to the loft storage area. The main bedroom is an impressive size with a stone fireplace exposed beams and floorboards with dual aspect windows. An ensuite features a roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, twin wash basins, bidet and wc along with an airing cupboard and heated towel rail. A guest suite has a dual aspect double bedroom with ensuite with bath and shower room. Of historical importance, the third bedroom depicts some rare wall paintings believed to date from the 16th Century and has exposed beam work. Whilst bedrooms four and five also have beams and exposed floorboards with windows to the front. Finally the family bathroom has a suite of bath, wash basin, wc and an airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. OUTSIDE The property is approached via a gated private drive which leads to a large gravel parking area for many vehicles. Abutting the drive is the garage block, cottage and barn with log store, garden machinery store and workshop. The house stands prominently within its plot with gardens on all four sides. The front features box hedging and mature trees with a central path with lawned gardens to either. Lying to the right further lawns lead to a small boundary brook and the gated driveway with the cottage, triple garage and courtyard outbuildings. The whole plot is approximately one acre. GARAGING A purpose built triple clear span garage has electric doors, power, light supply and heating with a separate hot and cold water supplies. COTTAGE Set to the rear of the house, the independent cottage has been renovated and now provides quality accommodation and is ideally suited for an extended family relative, guest accommodation, potential business use or generating investment income. The cottage comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, newly fitted kitchen with Bosch appliances, two bedrooms, ensuite wc and main bathroom. The cottage has gas central heating to radiators. LOCATION Loughton is recognised as one of Milton Keynes' most popular and sought after locations west of Central Milton Keynes. The area provides excellent access into the town centre and all of its amenities, which includes Centre:MK, the theatre district and the Xscape building - all offering a range of recreational and retail facilities, as well as bars and restaurants. The mainline railway station is a short distance away and offers links into London Euston, with journey times of approximately 32 minutes, plus links to the north making this ideal for commuters. The area also offers access to well regarded schools and is part of the Loughton Valley Park and nearby lakes, making a great family environment. Main roads such as the A5, A509, A421 and A422 are all a short drive away giving great road access to the wider area. Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 also connect to Milton Keynes. There are miles of Redways across Milton Keynes that provide safe cycle routes and the area is well served for public transport. DIRECTIONS Sat Nav MK5 8AW What3words: trombone.glory.synthetic PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas Local Authority: Milton Keynes Council. Tel: 01908 691 691 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H" 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