11 bedroom detached house for saleCosgrove, Milton Keynes
- Large reception hall.
- Six reception rooms.
- Kitchen/breakfast room.
- Eleven bedrooms.
- Converted Stables providing three/four bedroom detached property.
- The Old Dairy in need of renovation and potential staff cottage.
- Garage and further outbuilding.
- Pasture paddocks with short frontage to the River Tove.
- In all about 21.33 acres (8.6 hectares).
- For sale as a whole or in two lots.
A period Country House, together with converted Stable Block enjoying a private position on the edge of the village with amenity land.
Impressive stone built Country House. About 9,436 sq ft (877 sq m) gross internal area over three floors. Large reception hall. Six reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Eleven bedrooms. Converted Stables providing three/four bedroom detached property. The Old Dairy in need of renovation and potential staff cottage. Garage and further outbuilding. Pasture paddocks with short frontage to the River Tove. In all about 21.33 acres (8.6 hectares).
The Priory at Cosgrove is said to have been built by Christopher Rigby in the 17th century and was originally called the Manor House. The property was owned during the 19th century by Robert Moorsom, an admiral of the fleet who distinguished himself at Trafalgar where his ship HMS Revenge was severely damaged and Moorsom was himself seriously wounded. He carried the great banner at Lord Nelsons funeral. He was the Member of Parliament for Queensborough in 1812 and died in 1835 as a full Admiral of the Blue and a Knight commander of the Order of the Bath and was buried at St Peters Church, Cosgrove. Around about 1810, the name of the property was changed to The Priory.
The property passed through several families ownership during the next 150 years, but remained as a private house up until 1981. At this point, it was converted into a corporate headquarters and in 2011, planning permission was granted for the conversion of The Priory back into a single private house, and in 2013 planning permission was granted for The Stables to be used as an independent dwelling to The Priory.
Lot One - The Priory (Edged Red)
The Priory is approached over a long private drive in the control of the property and is built of ironstone and limestone under a clay tiled roof. Whilst in the current ownership the property has been returned to a country residence.
The front door opens into a magnificent reception hall ideally suited for large scale entertaining, with Tudor rood screen dividing it from the dining room. The drawing room enjoys a southwest facing aspect and additional reception rooms on the ground floor include an impressive vaulted billiards room, sitting room and study. The inner hall offers access to the recently fitted bespoke kitchen and large rear hall.
An impressive oak staircase gently rises to the first floor landing which allows access to the five main bedrooms and an inner landing and rear staircase provides a link to four further bedrooms, served by a sitting room and family bathroom. Lying on the second floor are two further double bedrooms, shower room and original school classroom.
The Old Dairy
Lying behind The Priory is The Old Dairy, which has in the past been used as a cottage and is currently in need of renovation and refurbishment. Once completed it will provide perfect accommodation for dependent relative, member of staff or ideal home office facility.
Garden & Grounds
The Priory is approached over a tarmacadam drive, from the public highway, passing between open fields then into the gardens and grounds. The garden of The Priory lies mainly to the south and west of the house with extensive lawns, a woodland border with many mature specimen trees and a natural pond.
The drive continues past The Old Dairy allowing access to a timber building providing a large single garage and two bay car port, along with portal framed farm building. Lying to the north, south and west of the formal gardens are the pasture fields which are currently divided into four paddocks and extent to approximately 20.85 acres.
Lot Two - The Stables (Edged Blue)
Lying to the north of The Priory and benefitting from its own drive is the former stable block, which has been part converted into residential accommodation from its former office use. The Stables is predominately single storey and the floor plan included within the particulars provides an indicative layout.
The Stables enjoys an abundance of parking to the front and has a delightful private walled garden to the rear. Block paved terraces give way to areas of lawn and within the garden is a brick built barbecue and an above ground swimming pool.
Cosgrove lies on the borders of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire and is very well placed for access to Milton Keynes with its excellent leisure and shopping facilities as well as its train station on the West Coast Mainline with regular trains to London Euston within 30 minutes the north west and Scotland.
The village has a public house, church, primary school and village hall. The village also lies astride the Grand Union Canal.
From the A5 roundabout north of Old Stratford take the exit signposted A508 to Northampton. After approximately half a mile turn right signposted to Cosgrove, this is Northampton Road which becomes Stratford Road. At the crossroads in the centre of the village continue straight ahead, this is Bridge Road, after crossing the canal turn left at The Priory sign.
Services: Both The Priory and The Stables benefit from mains water and electricity, and currently share a Klargester private sewerage treatment plant. Renewable heating to both properties is provided by independent wood pellet boilers to conventional radiators.
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire Council.
Tel: 01327 322 322.
Outgoings: Council Tax Band for The Priory H. The Stables F. The Old Dairy has not been assessed.
Rights of Way: The drive to The Priory is owned by the property, but there are rights of way over it for adjacent properties.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641. 20 Bridge Street, Northampton, NN1 1NR. Tel - 01604 632991.
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