5 bedroom house for saleBroughton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22
Sold STC £925,000
- 4 Reception rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Gardens and Grounds approaching 2 acres
Enchanting Grade II listed period property
Broughton is a hamlet to the east of Aylesbury with a community run coffee shop, The Dog House Inn and restaurant which is only a short walk from The Grand Union canal.
Broughton is served by New Millside Preschool (ages 2-5), Broughton Infant School (ages 4-7) and the Broughton Junior School for children (from 7-11). Aylesbury town centre is about two miles away providing multiple shopping facilities together with a theatre and multi screen cinema. A London commuter service into Marylebone is available at the Chiltern Line Station in both Aylesbury and Stoke Mandeville.
Old Manor Farm is an enchanting Grade II listed property which was originally called Broughton Abbots Manor until renamed after the neighbouring farm by the present owners. The original parts are believed to have been a late 15th century 'open-hall house' which was enlarged with first floor rooms created and a wing from the former dairy in the 17th/18th century.
In more recent times this hidden gem has been sympathetically restored creating a wonderful home with a wealth of charm and character including exposed beams, leaded light windows, a former bread oven and inglenook fireplace. Spacious and adaptable there are four reception rooms together with a useful studio leading off the family sized kitchen/breakfast room. Upstairs there are four principal bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one en suite to the master bedroom. A further staircase leads to the second floor fifth bedroom and attic storage.
An undoubted feature are the gardens and grounds which extend to a total approaching two acres. The approach is via a long gravel driveway which leads to a parking area and the delightful first impression and one of two footbridges that cross the ancient moat. The moat was fed by the mill stream, part of which runs through the grounds as the Bearbrook. A wildlife pond has now been created providing an idyllic setting for relaxing and al fresco entertaining. The remainder of the garden is mainly areas of lawn interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs including a magnificent weeping willow. Beyond the more formal areas is a further footbridge on to an 'island' field.
Square Footage: 2,700 sq ft
Acreage: 2 Acres
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