5 bedroom detached house for saleCommon Street, Ravenstone, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46
Sold STC £1,350,000
- Detached village house
- Five bedrooms, four bathrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Double garage, workshop and store room
- Parking for multiple cars
- One acre paddock
A part stone under tile five bedroom detached property on a plot of 2.5 acres including a 1 acre paddock with views over open countryside, in the village of Ravenstone. Abbey House sits on a plot of approximately 2.42 acres. The accommodation includes four reception rooms, a traditional kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a gravelled driveway and a courtyard providing off street parking for multiple cars. There is also a double garage, store room, workshop, formal gardens, an orchard and a paddock.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Cellar
The traditional kitchen/breakfast room has a range of base and wall units with work surfaces over incorporating a double bowl inset sink with mixer tap and cupboard. There is a built-in double oven and hob, tiled flooring, a central overhead beam, and a window to the rear. Steps lead to the rear lobby with the utility room, a walk in boot room either side and an external door to the garden. The utility room has a range of base and wall units with work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer. There is plumbing for a washing machine, a Worcester boiler, and a window to the rear. A door in the kitchen leads to steps down to large stone arched cellar with brick mitred corners.
The galleried landing has a circular loft access, a built-in storage cupboard, and a sash window to the front.
The master bedroom has sash windows to the front and side with panoramic views over open fields. There is access to the loft space via a loft ladder, and a dressing room with built-in hanging rails and shelving. The en suite has a shower cubicle, a WC, and a wash basin. The guest bedroom has built-in wardrobes, and a sash window to the side overlooking fields. The en suite has a panelled bath with a shower attachment, a WC, pedestal wash basin, and a window to the rear.
Other Bedrooms and Bathroom
Bedroom three has a built-in wardrobe, and a window to the rear. Bedroom four has built-in wardrobes, and a sash window to the front. Bedroom five has a sash window to the front. The bathroom has a panelled bath with shower attachment, a separate shower cubicle, a WC, pedestal wash basin, an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, and a window to the rear.
The gravelled driveway leads to the courtyard providing parking for multiple cars. There is a double garage, a store room and a workshop. The formal lawned garden overlooks open countryside and is bordered by the original Ha Ha wall with two terraces to the South and West. There is a listed 1 acre paddock, an orchard and a further lawned garden.
The village is about 2.5 miles west of Olney which has a range of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, a weekly market and a monthly farmers market. For further amenities it is 4 miles north of Newport Pagnell and approximately 11 miles from Milton Keynes with its shopping centre, leisure facilities and a train service to Euston taking 35 minutes.
History and Heritage
Abbey House is on the site of an Augustinian priory founded in 1254 by Peter Chaceporc, keeper of the royal wardrobe, on land which formed part of the barony of Wahull. On Peters death the patronage of the house reverted to the Crown, and the canons had to sing a certain number of masses for the soul of the king as founder. By 1524 only two canons remained and probably on account of this diminished number the priory was granted to Cardinal Wolsey for his college at Oxford, and dissolved on 17 February1524. The buildings were demolished, but traces of the fabric were discovered during the conversion of a barn in 1984 including the footings of a column from the aisle of the priory church proving the priory church and parish church were on separate sites. The earthwork remains of the abbey site surrounded by fields are visible on aerial photographs and the fishpond and moat can still be seen.
The entrance hall has flagstone flooring, an original staircase to the first floor, and three windows to the side. The shower room has a fitted shower cubicle, a WC, pedestal wash basin, and a window to the rear.
The drawing room has a stone built chimney breast with a central beam over, and an open fire set on a tiled hearth. There are two sets of double doors with windows to either side onto the side terrace, and a sash window to the front. The panelled dining room has an Adams style fireplace with a fitted log burner set on a tiled hearth and original part glazed storage cupboards to either side, There are double doors to the front terrace area. The family room has double doors to the side terrace, a central overhead beam, and exposed stonework to the wall. The study is dual aspect with windows to the side and rear.
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