- 5 BEDROOM GRADE II LISTED FAMILY HOME
- IN EXCESS OF 4000 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE
- STUNNING DRAWING ROOM
- CINEMA ROOM AND OFFICE
- GREAT SIZE BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
- PRIVATE GATED ENTRANCE
- DOUBLE GARAGE
- STUNNING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
Whaddon CofE First School (0.2mi.)
Oxley Park Academy (1.0mi.)
The Walnuts School (1.3mi.)
THE SPLENDID HOUSE AT WHADDON HALL
Impressive Whaddon Hall is a striking building which has a fascinating past and offers an opportunity to live in a stunning, historically significant home. The five-bedroom house is set within the exquisite Grade II Listed building, presenting spacious living, high ceilings and beautiful, light-filled accommodation. "We wanted to live in a large house and this is a huge property with enormous rooms," says the current owner. "It is a fantastic family home, which has a private garden which is also of a good size, and it is well positioned for access into Milton Keynes." The original manor house of Whaddon Hall is believed to date back to the 11th century. This was demolished, however, and the current house built to replace it in the 1820's. During the second world war Whaddon Hall played a major part in the war effort, requisitioned by Bletchley Park and becoming an intrinsic part of their operation as Station X.
The five-bedroom house has been well maintained by the current owners. Decor is up-to-date, and the home has been enhanced with a few touches of their own. "We have tried to bring back some of its original character, installing a fireplace in the drawing room, and adding Georgian-style coving and wooden floors." The stunning drawing room is the centre-piece of the outstanding house. "It is a large room, which has beautiful views and is excellent for entertaining," he says.
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME
The four-storey house offers some 4,100 sq ft of accommodation in total: there are three reception rooms, including a cinema room. "The kitchen is also a good family-sized room," he observes. The two bedrooms on the first floor are especially spacious. "One of these - which is not the master bedroom - is where my son sleeps and is the size of my first studio apartment in London!" The property is well laid out for family living, offering ample room for people to have their own space, as well as to congregate for meals or to watch a film or welcome friends together. "It is ready to move into and could be perfect for a large family," he suggests.
Whaddon is an old Celtic word meaning "Wheat Hill." The village was once surrounded by dense forest and still sits at the centre of an ancient area known as Whaddon Chase: for many centuries this was the site of royal hunting lands. Today it is designated an area of Special Landscape Interest. The village itself has a pub, restaurant and primary school; it is also home to St Mary's Church, which has a Norman chancel and nave, and a beautiful carved 13th century stone font.
BEST OF EVERYTHING
The village is just three miles from the bustling hub of Milton Keynes, with its major shopping areas featuring high street names, and its leisure facilities, including its theatre, cinemas, Snozone indoor ski centre and adventure parks. "The house is very convenient for Milton Keynes station too," he points out. "You can be at the station in eight minutes and from there catch a fast train into London." The property is also well located for access to the M1 and A421, as well as to the M40 towards Oxford and Birmingham. "This could be an ideal home for someone requiring good road and rail connections," he adds. "It could suit a family wishing to move out of London, for example."
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