Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2DE
Listed former farmhouse, situated in an edge of village position, the main house includes a stunning 56' kitchen/breakfast room and indoor swimming pool, also with a guest cottage and extensive outbuildings, inc tithe barn offering scope for working from home / additional garaging etc. Gardens and grounds about 3.3 acres. Convenient access to London from Milton Keynes.
Situated in attractive north Buckinghamshire countryside, Thornborough is conveniently located about 11 miles west of Milton Keynes.
The sought after village comprises an attractive mixture of period properties arranged around the village green, many of the houses being of stone construction.
With a thriving community the village has amenities including:- a public house, church, Methodist chapel and primary school.
The local market towns of Buckingham and Winslow provide for every day needs with central Milton Keynes close by for more specialised requirements.
Local private schools in the area include: - Akeley Wood, Swanbourne, Beachborough (Westbury), Bury Lawn (Milton Keynes) and Winchester House (Brackley) preparatory schools, and public schools: - Stowe and Thornton College (girls). The property is also in the catchment for the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham.
Communications are good with Intercity rail service from Milton Keynes Central to London/Euston (peak time about 35 minutes), M1 motorway (J 14) about 14 miles and Luton airport about 30 miles.
Local sporting and leisure activities in the area include golf at Buckingham and Woburn; motor racing at Silverstone; horse racing at Towcester; the Swan Pool Leisure centre in Buckingham; theatres and cinemas in Milton Keynes and Oxford; and Bicester Village retail outlet.
Situated in a Conservation Area at the edge of the village, Huntingate Farm is approached through electric wooden gates up a private, gravelled drive to an attractive courtyard.
Constructed mainly of stone under a pitched tiled roof, the property is Grade II Listed.
Believed to be of early 18th century origins, Huntingate Farm has evolved over the years and was significantly extended by the current owners in 2005.
Impressive accommodation extending to about 8900 sq ft has been modernised to a very high specification.
Huntingate Farm offers generous reception space which lends itself perfectly to entertaining as well as everyday family living.
Spacious reception hall with slate floor, coat/boot area, cloakroom, is central and leads naturally to other areas of the property.
Arguably the most stunning feature of the property is the impressive 56ft open plan kitchen area which has a TV snug area on a split level with a couple of steps to the kitchen and a further breakfast area.
The kitchen itself was designed for modern living by Bells of Northampton, with a large feature central island, quality fitted units, black granite work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, Miele microwave, Miele oven, fridge freezer, Falcon professional range oven and wine cooler.
This central area of the kitchen enjoys a glazed wall, which overlooks and opens to the entertaining terrace and gardens.
Beyond the working kitchen is a breakfast bar and breakfast/dining area with wiring for flat screen TV.
This sensational room creates the heart of the home, so desired with today's modern lifestyle.
Walk-in pantry, separate utility room with access to front courtyard, garage and garden.
Play room, adjacent to the breakfast area, has glazed doors opening to the garden and could alternatively be used as a home office or gym area.
Accessed through double glazed doors from the breakfast area, is the indoor swimming pool, making it very much part of everyday life.
Swimming pool is heated, with hardwood, double glazed French doors to two sides, opening to entertaining terraces and gardens. There is also a steam room and Jacuzzi.
Drawing room is triple aspect with hard wood, double glazed windows and French doors, wiring for flat screen TV and entertainment system.
Dining room, in the older part of the house, has sash windows and working fireplace and leads to the conservatory.
Study is dual aspect and has original exposed timbers giving character period feel.
Impressive solid wood staircase with window leads to the first floor with galleried landing.
Principal bedroom is dual aspect with separate walk through dressing area. The en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower has an original feature window which overlooks the swimming pool.
Two further bedrooms also dual aspect, both with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. Further guest bedroom and family bathroom.
Bedrooms five and six are situated on the second floor, ideal for older children or teenagers. Access to loft storage.
THE GUEST COTTAGE & OUTBUILDINGS
Set around the pretty courtyard are the cottage, garaging and an extensive range of outbuildings.
The cottage is constructed of stone below a tiled roof and is attached to the barn. Scope to extend into the adjoining barn to create further living accommodation subject to the relevant consents.
Renovated in 2008, it includes a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom and is perfect for guests, granny or au-pair accommodation.
Extensive outbuildings recall the property's farm origins and include impressive traditional threshing barn which comprises 4 loose boxes, foaling stable, tack room/feed room and open bay cart shed.
Triple garage block constructed of stone with tiled roof and electric doors also houses the oil tanks and boiler house and is linked to the house via the utility room.
Further fourth stone built garage with garden store room and gardener's WC.
Pool plant room accessed from outside is situated below the play room.
Log store is attached to the cottage. Greenhouse adjacent to fruit and vegetable gardens.
Mature gardens and sweeping lawns surround the property to two sides with weeping willow lining the driveway.
The property is bordered on the north eastern boundary by a tributary of the River Great Ouse.
Walled garden area with terrace leading out from the dining room.
Paved south east facing entertaining terrace is accessed from the drawing room, kitchen and swimming pool.
Fruit and vegetable garden including raised vegetable beds, apple, pear and fig trees. Greenhouse.
Professional putting green with sand bunker. Summerhouse.
In all about 3.3 acres.
The house and outbuildings area GII listed and situated in a Conservation Area. Part of the grounds were formally used for grazing are designated paddock. Please contact agent for further information.
Please see floor plans.
- Listed former farmhouse
- 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- indoor pool, steam room
- detached cottage, outbuildings
- grounds, about 3.3 acres
- professional putting green
- EPC Rating = E