Barn Conversion with stabling and ménage set within 6 acres
Buckingham 6 miles, Bletchley 6.5 miles, Milton Keynes 9 miles,
(London Euston from around 34 minutes) Banbury 26 miles, Oxford 32 miles, London 58 Miles, M1 j13: 14 miles, M40 j10: 18 miles
Situated within the grounds of the original Manor Farm, Stable Barn was converted in 1997. Formerly a stable block dating back to the late 1800s, it has a wealth of features including exposed beams, exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and wood flooring.
Entering the property through a wooden stable door, a partial brick wall with exposed vertical beams denotes the entrance hall. From here you flow into the kitchen/dining room, a room of good proportions with plenty of space for a dining table. Base and wall units provide ample storage with a sizeable working area, and incorporate a Zanussi oven with 4 ring hob, Smeg dishwasher and Bosch tumble dryer and washing machine. The vaulted ceiling creates a light and airy feel whilst the exposed brick gives a hint to its past. Two steps rise into the sitting room, again laid with wood flooring with double doors opening out onto the garden and terrace. A brick surround open fireplace takes centre stage inset with grate.
Two double bedrooms occupy the ground floor with the second being used currently as a home office/study. Further on this floor is a family bathroom with white bath suite. Stairs ascend to the first floor which houses the principal bedroom. A room of good proportions, it has ample built in storage and also benefits from an en suite bathroom.
There are gardens both to the front and side of the property. Easily maintained, they are mainly laid to grass with small trees and bushes planted on the borders. The enclosed side garden includes a paved seating area ideal for alfresco dining. There is gravel parking for two vehicles and a double garage supplied with electricity and water.
The land is a short walk from the house, deeper within the grounds of the original farm. Accessed via a track wide enough for a horse lorry, this private and peaceful yard consists of 7 grass paddocks, a double bay fieldshelter, ménage and stable block. The paddocks are fenced with post and rail, with stock fencing around the perimeter. The paddock water troughs and stable block are fed by mains water. The stable block consists of 4 stables, one a foaling box, along with tack room and feed store. The ménage has a rubber and sand base and is enclosed by mature conifer trees.
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The county town of Buckingham provides extensive facilities with
Thame, Bicester and Oxford not far away. The larger town of Milton Keynes offers a choice of theatre and cinemas, as well as a great many restaurants and high street shops to enjoy. There is an excellent train service to London Euston from Milton Keynes, (journey time about 40 mins) and both the M1 and M40 provide good access to the national motorway network.
Equestrian facilities in the area include Addington Manor (4 miles), which runs national and international dressage and show jumping events, as well as the MK Eventing Centre (12 miles). There are also over a dozen polo clubs, including Guards in Windsor Park, within a 40 mile radius.
Recreational and sporting facilities nearby include: golf a selection of local courses, including Buckingham and Woburn; racing at Towcester Racecourse, set in the parklands of the Easton Neston Estate, one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country; and car racing at prestigious Silverstone.
There is a wide choice of private and state assisted schools in and around the area including Swanbourne House, Stowe, Thornton College and Akeley Wood. There is also Tudor Hall near Banbury, Oundle School, Peterborough and Northampton Grammar.
From Milton Keynes take the A421 towards Buckingham through
Bletchley. After exiting Milton Keynes proceed over the next two
roundabouts. At the third roundabout take the first exit sign posted Great Horwood. After about 0.5 miles the entrance to Manor Farm can be found on your left with Stable Barn being the first property on your left entering the drive.
From Buckingham take the A421 towards Milton Keynes. Continue along the A421 for 4.5 miles and at the roundabout take the third exit sign posted Great Horwood. After about 0.5 miles the entrance to Manor Farm can be found on your left with Stable Barn being the first property on your left entering the drive.
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