Offers Over £1,250,000
Lavendon, Olney, Buckinghamshire
7 bedroom barn conversion
A distinctive Five bedroom barn conversion of local stone construction under a slated roof with an adjoining two bedroom annex totalling in excess of 6500 sq. ft. The construction of this splendid home incorporated some existing external walls which are some 200 years old, though to its advantage, there is no listing on the property.
The vast accommodation can be utilised as a five double bedroom, three reception room home with additionally a self contained annexe providing two further double bedrooms and two reception rooms. This annexe area has separate services installed such as the boiler, utilities and alarm system. Subsequently the house could facilitate two families or multi generational living or be of commercial interest. It could also generate an income if let as a self contained cottage or operated as an air B & B.
There is parking for several vehicles (6+) to the front of the property on a pebble based drive. The manageable garden area (400+ sq. metres) extends to the south western elevation with a neatly lawned area and attractive shrub borders.
Currently there are four garages, three of which are dry lined and could be used as a gym, cinema, storage, games room or could be returned to garaging for multiple vehicles. The garage block provides almost 1700 sq. ft. over two floors, of accommodation offering versatile usage or could even offer potential to convert into a two bedroom self contained apartment (STPP).
Ground Floor - As you approach the property and immediately apparent, can be seen a Royal Mail GR post box embedded into the wall, a prelude to the many unusual features contained within. On entry there is a large and welcoming marble floored entrance hall with overhead chandelier leading off to the lounge and passing along the way a study/playroom. Continuing further you encounter the stunning fitted kitchen featuring granite worktops, a recessed fire place including an ornamental Victorian style bakers oven and built in terracotta wine storage. There is also a large central island and a spacious breakfast area. Conveniently nearby are a secure temperature controlled gun cupboard (currently unused) and a utility room with its marble worktops acquired from the Stevington village butchery. There are also several cloakrooms and a boot cupboard containing the central vacuum system which serves the entire house from multiple hose connection points. The sitting room has exposed stonework to one wall and a majestic open fire place. The ceiling is attractively beamed.
The dining room is ostensibly the family room, it is a place to gather, so spacious it can accommodate a large dining table, generously proportioned sofas and a brick built drinks bar. Interred to one wall are two millstones rescued from the the nearby Stevington Mill which provide an exceptional feature and focal point..
First Floor - There are five superb sized bedrooms on this floor including a spacious en suite to the master bedroom. Additionally, two double bedrooms share the family bathroom whilst the final two bedrooms benefit from their own bathroom suites. There is also a sauna with its own shower located between bedrooms 4 and 5. All bedrooms have a comprehensive range of built in furniture.
Annexe - Attached to the main residence is the self contained two story annexe which is serviced independently, boilers, alarms etc. from the main dwelling. It provides two reception rooms, a kitchen, two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom.
Garage Block/Offices/Store - Currently there are four garages, three of which are dry lined and could be used as a gym, cinema, storage, games room or could be returned to garaging for multiple vehicles. The garage block provides almost 1700 sq. ft. over two floors, of accommodation offering versatile usage or could even offer potential to convert into a two bedroom self contained apartment (STPP).
Outside - There is parking for several vehicles (6+) to the front of the property on a pebble based drive. The garden area extends to the south western elevation with a neatly lawned area and attractive shrub borders.
Agents Notes - Lavendon, an attractive North Buckinghamshire village, is well placed for schools with an Ofsted Outstanding school 200 yards from the property along with Olney Middle school (Good) within 2.5 miles. There are several public school nearby in Bedford, Northampton and Wellingborough. Main line rail facilities to London and the North are available from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton and Wellingborough. The Cambridge to Oxford Railway link is coming soon and can be accessed from stations at Bedford and Milton Keynes. The nearest Airport is Luton International, less than one hour's drive away. Lavendon is a safe, well lit village with a local shop and post office and two public houses with restaurants, playing fields and many period properties built in local stone. Equestrian facilities walks and country parks can all be found nearby. Lavendon has excellent broadband speeds.
Nearby, Olney was named one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2018. The delightful market town of Olney (3 miles) is home of the pancake race, boasts several supermarkets, a Sunday Farmers Market and also a weekly food market which is held every Thursday. Doctors, dentists and opticians as well as a gymnasium can be found here.
There are 4 panic alarms strategically installed within the property.
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