Detached house for sale in Calverton, Milton Keynes MK19

£1,250,000 (£464/sq. ft)
Detached house for sale - 5 bedrooms 5 4 5 250 sq. m*
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Property features

  • Former Victorian School & Cottage
  • Stunning Character Features Throughout
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Up to 6 Bedrooms
  • Imposing Living Room with High Vaulted Ceiling
  • Attractive Gardens
  • Swimming Pool
  • Double Garage
  • Lovely Village Setting

Property description

The Old School House is a beautiful and characterful Grade II listed former school offering versatile accommodation, with the potential for a self contained annexe, in a lovely village setting.

The property dates back to 1857 when it was built as a school for the village, and was converted into home in the 1970s. The stone built property is arguably one of the most attractive buildings in the area, offering a wealth of charm and character with fabulous architectural features throughout such as stone mullion and leaded windows to include the magnificent Tracery window with stained-glass feature in the main reception room, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, exposed timbers and stonework, lovely wooden floors, Gothic style arched doors, and external features such as the Belfry.

The accommodation is set on two floors and is versatile in its use with a number of rooms which could be used as either bedrooms or reception rooms as you require. The building could also be separated into two areas with the main accommodation in the school house and an annexe in the school master's cottage. In the current configuration the property offers 4 reception rooms to include the imposing main room in the former school hall complete with a high vaulted ceiling and Tracery window, 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, and 2 kitchens.

The beautifully kept gardens offer complete privacy and include a 9 metre outdoor swimming pool. Two driveways offer ample parking and there is a double garage. The property has a lovely village setting, located on a small and quiet lane leading to the village church. The historic coaching town of Stony Stratford is just a mile away, and Central Milton Keynes and the mainline station a 10 minute drive.

An Introduction

The Gothic style property dates back to 1857 when it was built as a school for the village, and was converted into home in the 1970s. The stone built property is arguably one of the most attractive buildings in the area, offering a wealth of charm and character with fabulous architectural features throughout such as stone mullion and leaded windows to include the magnificent Tracery window with stained-glass feature in the main reception room, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, exposed timbers and stonework, lovely wooden floors, Gothic style arched doors, and external features such as the Belfry.

The accommodation is set on two floors and is versatile in its use with a number of rooms which could be used as either bedrooms or reception rooms as you require. The building could also be separated into two areas with the main accommodation in the school house and an annexe in the school master's cottage. In the current configuration the property offers 4 reception rooms to include the imposing main room in the former school hall complete with a high vaulted ceiling and Tracery window, 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, and 2 kitchens.

The beautifully kept gardens offer complete privacy and include a 9 metre outdoor swimming pool. Two driveways offer ample parking and there is a double garage. The property has a lovely village setting, located on a small and quiet lane leading to the village church. The historic coaching town of Stony Stratford is just a mile away, and Central Milton Keynes and the mainline station a 10 minute drive.

Highlights

Former Victorian School & Cottage

Stunning Character Features Throughout

Versatile Accommodation

Up to 7 Bedrooms

Imposing Main Reception Room with High Vaulted Ceiling

Attractive Gardens

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Double Garage

Lovely Village Setting

The School - Ground Floor

The stone storm porch leads to the entrance hall via an imposing oak door.

The entrance hall has a varnished wooden floor and gives access to the cottage and beautiful Gothic style arched doors leading to a number of rooms;

The family room would suit as a snug, TV room, or as a 5th bedroom located on the ground floor. It has a window to the rear aspect.

The study is has a window to the front aspect. It could be used as a 6th bedroom if required.

The family bathroom has a white suite comprising WC, wash basin set in a Gothic style arch recess and a bath.

The magnificent main reception room is without doubt the heart of this home. This imposing room was the former school hall and it is set on two levels - the living room on the lower level, and a dining area on the upper level. The high vaulted ceiling has exposed rafters and the trusses and the living room area has a stone built fireplace, and exposed stonework to one wall. A spiral staircase leads to mezzanine floor above which houses the guest suite. Steps lead up to the dining area which is enclosed by ornate twist balustrades. The wooden floor has a hatch leading down to the cellar. Looming over the entire room is the magnificent tracery window with its stone frame and mullions and a beautiful stained glass window featuring a lions head design. There are further stone frame leaded light windows to the side and door to the garden.

The Kitchen has some base units with wooden tops and a Butler sink. A brick fireplace houses the oil fired Aga. Stone and leaded windows to the front and side, and a further window to the rear. Tiled floor. Attractive arched doors to the exterior and conservatory.

The conservatory is of stone wall and hardwood double glazed construction with a glass roof with opening vents. It has electric underfloor heating. French doors open to the garden and a door leads to the master bedroom suite.

The master suite comprises a double bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and purlins. Attic space over. Doors lead to a walk-in wardrobe/ dressing area and an en-suite bathroom with a suite comprising high level WC, ornate wash-basin, and a freestanding cast iron bath with ball and claw feet.

The School - First Floor

The mezzanine leads to the guest suite. The mezzanine floor has ornate cast-iron railings and a lovely view through the roof trusses over the dining area and to the magnificent stained-glass window. Low-level window to side and skylight window. Exposed wall timbers. Pine door to the bedroom suite.

The first room has a vaulted roof line (with some limited headroom), exposed purlins, and trusses set into the walls. Varnished floorboards. A ledge and brace door leads to the second room - a double bedroom with a vaulted roof line with exposed purlins and rafters. Varnished floorboards. Two skylight windows, cupboard and a large wardrobe/airing cupboard (limited height). Door to an en-suite bathroom with a white suite comprising WC, wash basin and bath. Vaulted roof line with skylight window and exposed timbers.

The Cottage - Ground Floor

The cottage could be used separately as a self contained annexe with it's own entrance or as a continuation of the school house accommodation.

The sitting room has a fireplace with a brick chimney breast and a wood burning stove. Leaded light window to the front with stone frames and millions and a door opening to the rear garden. Pine panelled door to the kitchen.

The kitchen has a range of floor and wall standing units with a butler sink, wooden worktops and a range cooker. Leaded light arch window with a stained-glass flower feature and further leaded light windows to the side. Quarry tiled floor and stairs to the first floor.

The utility/boot room has pine stable door to the garden. Leaded light windows to the side and some exposed ceiling timbers. Plumbing for the washing machine and vent for a tumble dryer.

The Cottage - First Floor

The landing has oak flooring and pine panelled doors to:

Bedroom 4 is a double bedroom with stone framed leaded light windows to both front and rear and a cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 5 is a single bedroom with a stone framed leaded light window overlooking the rear garden and a cupboard over the stairs.

The shower room has a modern suite comprising WC, wash basin and a shower cubicle. An ornate arch window with leaded light panes and stained glass flower feature.

Outside

The Gardens

The beautifully kept and established gardens extend to the front, both sides and rear of the property, and are laid to lawns with patios, pathways and established beds. The garden offers a high degree of privacy being enclosed by fencing, mature shrubs and trees. There is a well. In all the property occupies a plot of around one fifth of an acre.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is approximately 9 m x 4 m and is heated by an air source heat pump.

Parking

The property has ample parking with two driveways. The first drive, at the bottom of the lane with parking for several cars. It leads to the double garage. Pathways and steps lead to the kitchen door and the rear garden. The second drive is located further up the lane and offers parking for two cars.

Double Garage

When the property was sympathetically extended the double garage with a work area was added. It has two sets of folding doors, power and light.

Heating

The property has oil fired central heating to radiators. The swimming pool is heated by an air source heat pump.

Location - Calverton

Calverton is a series of three hamlets located to the North West of Milton Keynes - Lower Weald, Middle Weald, and Upper Weald. Their rural setting is just a few minutes drive from the historic town of Stony Stratford (a comfortable walk from Lower Weald) and the grid road system that Milton Keynes is well known for gives excellent road links including two motorway junctions on the M1. Calverton has a popular pub and a Church from which the property is located just a few metres. The Wealds are all attractive hamlets covered by a conservation area which have seen little development.

Schools

The area is well served with a combination of state schools, the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham and private schools which include Akeley Wood (Junior, Senior and Sixth Form), Thornton College for Girls, Swanbourne School, Stowe School, The Grove Independent School, Milton Keynes Preparatory School and The University of Buckingham.

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