Get brand editions for Chewton Rose, Milton Keynes

3 bedroom cottage for sale

Rotten Row, Great Brickhill

£700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE
  • PRIVATE GATED ENTRANCE AND DRIVEWAY
  • GARAGE AND STORAGE BARN
  • FLEXIBLE LAYOUT TO SUIT FAMILIES AND COUPLES
  • CHARACTER FEATURES THROUGHOUT
  • EXCELLENT SCHOOL CATCHMENT
  • CONVENIENT LOCATION FOR COMMUTERS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story


It was not so many decades ago that the villagers in Great Brickhill would queue outside the Old Bakehouse for their freshly baked loaves. Although the beautiful old character building dates back to the 1600s, the property was in fact a bakery until around 1970, the current owners believe.
“What is also interesting is that the villagers used to bring their Sunday roasts here to be cooked too, people would queue up in the morning with their roasting tins of meat and potatoes, and the baker would put them in the bread oven. The villagers would then come back in time to collect them from the stable door just before lunch!”
They added: “The old bread oven is still in situ and head stones for members of the family, who ran the bakery down the generations, can be seen in the village church yard with wheat sheaves on them.”

COMFORTABLE AND HOMELY
The beautiful Grade II Listed home is believed to have been extended in Victorian times and now has a roof that is part thatched and part slate. It is still next door to the old stables, where the horse that delivered the bread was housed, and is very much a village landmark
It was 15 years ago that the current owner bought the Old Bakehouse but she admits she had been interested in it for some time before: “we were living elsewhere in the village and had always said how much we wanted to live at the Old Bakehouse, it just has such a lot of character. When we heard it was available we went to visit it and loved the way it felt inside too. It was such a comfortable, homely place.”

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED
When they bought the property it was ready to move into, the house and garden had been beautifully cared for by the previous owners, they said.
“We have recently had some work done, redecorating and refurbishing it to ensure it is really nice condition for whoever lives there next. But one of the great things about the property is that both the house and garden are very low maintenance: we have printed concrete paths outside which are very easy to look after.”
They added: “I do love the garden, it is walled at the back, and is a lovely place to sit out in the sunshine.”

ATTRACTIVE ROOMS
The ground floor of the Old Bakehouse comprises an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room and utility room. There is also a central family room, which gives on to the conservatory that in turn opens on to the garden.
The first floor features three main bedrooms, a study, galleried landing and a bathroom. An additional bathroom is situated on the ground floor and there is also a wine cellar.
“There is so much to enjoy about this house. The master bedroom is lovely: it overlooks the garden and has a beautiful vaulted ceiling.” They said

GREAT FLEXIBILITY
The layout of the house allows owners to arrange accommodation to suit their own needs. The property could include up to four bedrooms and four reception rooms, with certain spaces also working well as studies, playrooms and family areas.
“There is one room downstairs that could be a second sitting room, but we used it as a guest bedroom as it had access to the ground floor bathroom. We were then able to use the bathroom upstairs and everyone was fairly self-contained.”

FRIENDLY VILLAGE
Great Brickhill is well-located for both Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard. It has a school with a good reputation, together with a pub, church, village hall, tennis courts and a cricket team.
“We have moved from the village now but do like to go back as it is so friendly,” they said. “It is also within easy reach of some wonderful places to visit, such as Stockgrove and Rushmere Country Parks, and there are lots of footpaths nearby.”
They continue: “Leighton Buzzard is a lovely market town and then we have Milton Keynes too for the high street shops. This is a very convenient place to live and we were very comfortable and happy at the Old Bakehouse. we are sorry to have left, we often think how much we miss its beautiful character.”

Setting The Scene

The Old Bakehouse is arranged in a courtyard setting. It has a gated driveway for several vehicles. This leads to a garage and storage barn, which are rarities among character homes of such an age in this area.
The gardens wrap around half of the house, giving private spaces to enjoy. The rear garden is sunny and enclosed.

What's Nearby ()

Great Brickhill is just a quick car journey away from central Milton Keynes where Milton Keynes Central Rail Station can be found along with a shopping centre, supermarkets pub and bars. It’s also about 10 miles away from junction 13 of the M1 Motorway. There are many walks with Stockgrove Country Park on your doorstep and cycle routes and golf course all close by.

Within Easy Reach

This home is conveniently placed for commuters, with great access to mainline railway links, central Milton Keynes and Bletchley; also the M1 Motorway and various A roads are within easy reach to.

DIRECTIONS:

Head south on the Swing Bridge/A5 and at the roundabout take the third exit onto A4146. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Galley Lane and continue onto Lower Way. Rotten Row is located on your left hand side and the house is almost opposite the cricket club.


More information from this agent

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Bow Brickhill (2.6 mi)
  • Fenny Stratford (2.7 mi)
  • Bletchley (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Milton Keynes

889-897 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XJ

01908 871089 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Milton Keynes

889-897 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XJ

01908 871089 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Bow Brickhill (2.6 mi)
  • Fenny Stratford (2.7 mi)
  • Bletchley (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Milton Keynes

889-897 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XJ

01908 871089 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 10806_CWR080608598. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Chewton Rose, Milton Keynes. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.