4 bedroom detached house for saleCrafton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7
Guide Price £1,000,000
- 19th century converted stables and grooms' cottages
- Four bedroom, each with en suite facilities
- Sitting room, family room
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining room
- South facing wraparound formal gardens
- Potential hobby room/studio/home office
- Approx. 3.5 acre post and rail fenced paddock
- Aylesbury grammar schools catchment
Situation and Schooling
The property is in catchment for local schools including Overstone Combined School and Cottlesloe Upper School in Wing. Aylesbury grammar schools are approximately 8 miles away and include Aylesbury Grammar School for Boys, Aylesbury High School for girls and the Sir Henry Floyd. Berkhamsted Collegiate Preparatory School is approximately 12 miles away. The Stag at Mentmore offers a local pub, a cocktail lounge and a quality restaurant. Leighton Buzzard railway station is approximately 5 miles away with trains to London Euston taking 27 minutes. The market town of Tring is approximately 8 miles away and offers a wider choice of shops and supermarkets and a mainline railway station. Milton Keynes is approximately 17.5 miles away with The Centre MK shopping centre and social facilities.
From the driveway, a five bar gate leads to the paddock which measures approximately 3.5 acres and is surrounded by mature trees and hedging, and post and rail fencing. A five bar gate leads to the lane. There are medieval earthworks in the paddock which are scheduled as an ancient monument.
Hawbridge House owns the private drive with the neighbouring properties having a right of way over it. The property is supplied with Calor gas and mains water and there is a bio digester tank.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a front aspect and a range of bespoke solid oak storage units, drawers, pan drawers, glass display cabinets, a plate rack, display shelving and solid wood work surfaces. In addition, there is an island unit with further storage, a wine rack, concealed sockets and a breakfast bar with seating for two. Appliances include a Rangemaster range cooker with three ovens and a five ring gas hob, and a dishwasher. Space is provided for a fridge/freezer and a door leads to the utility room.
Utility Room and Cloakroom
The utility room overlooks the decked seating area and has a courtesy door to the driveway. There is a range of storage units, an inset sink and work surfaces. Space is provided for a washing machine and the flooring is of Chinese limestone which continues up the steps into the dining room. The cloakroom comprises a two piece suite of a wash basin and a WC. A built-in cupboard houses the ground floor water tank.
The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and a glazed double door to the rear garden. There is a range of built-in double wardrobes with hanging space and shelving and with open plan storage space above. The en suite bathroom comprises a five piece suite of a bath with a shower attachment, a double shower cubicle, twin wash basins with storage cupboards and drawers beneath, and a WC.
The guest bedroom is dual aspect with views of the decked seating area and also has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. A built-in double wardrobe is provided with hanging space and shelving, and open plan storage above. The en suite shower room includes a shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC.
First Floor Bedrooms
Bedroom three is dual aspect with views of the gardens and countryside beyond. There is a feature cast iron fireplace and a built-in double wardrobe with hanging space. A further cupboard stores the first floor water tank. The en suite bathroom comprises a corner bath with shower attachment, a wash basin and a WC. Bedroom four is also dual aspect with countryside views and has a built-in double wardrobe with hanging space. The en suite shower room includes a shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC.
Potential Hobby Room/Studio/Home Office
The detached double garage has been partially converted. It has been fully insulated and has power and light connected and a window providing natural light. There is potential to create a hobby room, a studio or a home office.
Hawbridge House is approached via timber double gates opening to a gravelled driveway with parking for up to six cars. The lawned gardens wrap around the house with flower and shrub borders and beds, climbing roses and a Japanese maple tree. The paved terrace takes advantage of the south facing aspect. The formal grounds measure approximately 0.4 acres in total and are surrounded by post and rail fencing and a retaining wall.
Entrance and Family Room
A part glazed door opens to the entrance porch which is dual aspect and has glazed doors to the family room. This is also dual aspect with views of the gardens and paddock land beyond and has double doors to the rear terrace. There is a cast iron fireplace with a wooden surround, a slate hearth and an open fire. Stairs lead to the first floor and have an open plan study area beneath.
Dining Room and Sitting Room
The dining room is open plan with the kitchen/breakfast room and - together with the decked seating area accessed via glazed sliding doors - provides a space for entertaining. The glass roof is vaulted providing further natural light. From here, double doors open to the sitting room which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a feature galleried area. There are wall to wall built-in solid oak bookcases and glazed double doors which open to the rear terrace which has views of the Japanese maple tree and the paddock.
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