4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Crawley Grange, Pound Lane, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, MK16

Guide Price £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive, well proportioned family home or lock up and leave
  • Four spacious reception rooms with high ceilings
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room with walk in pantry
  • Lower ground floor, an abundance of storage space
  • Private garden, Greenhouse and potting shed
  • Paddock 3.8 acres with stable and vegetable garden
  • Commuter transport links close by. London only 55 Miles

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Part of a Tudor mansion set within landscaped grounds and gardens.

Location

Located in the heart of North Buckinghamshire, North Crawley is a small village made up of a variety of period properties, surrounded by rolling countryside. Local amenities in the village include a farm shop, village shop, two public houses, a 12th century church and North Crawley Church of England Primary School rated, Good, Ofsted September 2018. More extensive facilities can be found in the market towns of Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedford.
Communication links are excellent with access to the M1 (J14) Newport Pagnell 4 miles away and the A43 linking the M1 with the M40. Train services from Milton Keynes to London Euston (from 35 minutes) or alternatively to Birmingham (from 50 minutes) and Bedford to London King Cross (from 37 minutes). Luton airport conveniently located approximately 25 minutes away, with London Heathrow, Birmingham and East Midlands approximately an hour away.
Educational facilities include schools in Olney and Newport Pagnell, independent schools at The Grove Independent School (co-ed) and Swanbourne School (co-ed). Senior schools can also be found at Bury Lawn School (co-ed), and Stowe School and independent Bedford Girls, Bedford School (boys only), and Bedford Modern (co-ed) all in Bedford.
Sporting activities in the area include North Crawley Cricket Club and Bowling Club, golf at Woburn; horse racing at Towcester; motor racing at Silverstone; sports and indoor facilities in Milton Keynes; and hunting with the Oakley Hunt.
Approximate distances – M1 (J14) 4 miles, Milton Keynes 6 miles, Bedford 11 miles, Luton 23 miles, London (City) 55 miles.

Description

History
Built in 1545 for Cardinal Wolsey, Crawley Grange is an impressive Grade II listed Tudor mansion, set in extensive formal gardens, parklands and paddocks. It is believed that Queen Elizabeth I resided at the property during her Royal Progress in 1575 and it featured in Pevenser’s ‘Buildings of England’ as a fine example of Elizabethan architecture. In the early 19th century Crawley Grange was bought by Thomas Boswell and extended in the early 20th century to include a ball room and servants quarters. During World War II, WRENS, who participated in the war effort to crack the enigma code at Bletchley Park, were billeted at Crawley Grange. The property remained in the Boswell name until the mid 1970s when it was then split into four separate dwellings.

Originally the old servants’ quarters for Crawley Grange, number 4 is an impressive well proportioned property, laid out over four floors, with high ceilings throughout and an array of period features.
Entrance hall with tiled floor and original linen lift from the basement up to the second floor.

Off the hall, a family room with wood burning stove, and beyond, a more formal sitting room, with wood burning stove and large stone mullion window. Intrinsic to the history of the property, the original servant’s corridor runs along the ground floor reception rooms and now comprises a pantry off the kitchen, a cloakroom from the entrance hall and storage in the sitting room.
The kitchen has been recently replaced and relocated within the property to create a very beautiful spacious, light room with a large island unit with Silestone work surfaces. An ideal kitchen for those doing lots of entertaining. It still retains the original parquet flooring.

There is a butler sink with bespoke built in wall and base units, Lacanche electric oven and hob, built in dishwasher and American Style fridge/freezer. A pantry provides extra storage, with original Victorian tiling and slate shelving. A large dining room, with access from the kitchen and to the hall.

First floor accommodation comprises the master bedroom suite with dressing room, en suite bath room with roll top bath, and separate power shower and underfloor heating. There is a separate room with original Victorian toilet. The bedroom benefits from full height built in wardrobes, views over the garden and beyond, and further storage within the original servant’s corridor.
Further double bedroom with original fireplace and views over the grounds, with adjoining dressing room that could be used as another double bedroom with full height built in wardrobes and wood floor throughout. Family bathroom with roll top bath and shower over.

Second floor accommodation with two further double bedrooms, a shower room, an office space, and access to the roof.

The lower ground floor level comprises a laundry room, with plumbing for a washing machine and extensive storage units, a silver vault with original safe door, a wine cellar, a large store, a boot room and a cinema room.

Externally the property benefits from its own private garden, a Victorian, John Messenger greenhouse and brick potting shed and a paddock with two stables, water and a vegetable garden. Parking exclusively for three cars adjacent the property as well as a garage for another two cars.

As part of Crawley Grange the owners benefit from the use of the communal grounds, a hard court tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool.



Directions

From the M1 Junction 14 take the A509 London Road towards Newport Pagnell. Continue across the first roundabout and after approximately a ¼ mile turn right onto the North Crawley Road. Continue on this road for approximately 2 ½ miles into the village of North Crawley. Pass The Chequers public house on your right hand side and take the next left onto Pound Lane. After a short distance, the entrance to Crawley Grange is on your right hand side through a wooden gate.


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21 March 2019

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  • Millbrook (Bedfordshire) (5.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Lidlington (5.1 mi)
  • Ridgmont (5.2 mi)
  • Millbrook (Bedfordshire) (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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