Thursday, 11 July 2019
Marketed by Howkins & Harrison in Towcester, this stunning property sits in the village of Shenley Church End. A most unusual situation where, although within walking distance of the centre of Milton Keynes, the property gives the impression of being in the middle of the rural countryside, thus achieving the best of both worlds. ‘The Shenleys’ (Old English meaning of ‘bright clearing’) are made up of two neighbouring parishes, Shenley Church End and Shenley Brook End. Shenley Church End is home to the Shenley Toot, 13th century motte and bailey, originally the home of the Earl of Chester and now a scheduled ancient monument, over which the property has uninterrupted views.
Local Schooling & Amenities
Excellent schooling surrounds The Shenleys, with private education available at several schools in the area including Akeley Wood, Swanbourne, Stowe, Bedford Boys, and Thornton Girls. Comprehensive facilities can be found in central Milton Keynes, including shops, leisure & sports facilities, bars & restaurants and the internationally renowned Stables venue at Wavendon. Milton Keynes has excellent links to the main arterial routes including the A5 and M1 with air links via Luton International airport only 25 miles away. Milton Keynes train station offers services to London Euston with journey times of around 30 minutes. Sports and leisure activities in the area include golf and spa facilities at Whittlebury Hall & Woburn, sailing at Caldecotte Lake, water sports at Willen Lake, indoor skiing and snowboarding at the Snozone in Milton Keynes and, of course, world renowned motor racing at the famous Silverstone race circuit
The property comprises; entrance hall, games room with built in media system and kitchenette with integrated fridge, patio doors leading from the games room to the garden, cloakroom, inner hall with original tiled floor, music room, snug, sitting room with feature fireplace and wood burning stove, two sets of French doors lead to the garden and double French doors lead to the dining area. Spacious live-in kitchen/diner with French doors leading to the garden and with a comprehensive range of integrated Gaggenau appliances including two dishwashers, oven, microwave, fridge freezer/wine cooler, coffee machine, steamer and hob in addition to which is a full-size dual control Aga. The study is accessed from the dining area and has a patio door onto the covered patio area. The kitchen doors lead into the boot room and cloakroom with a door leading to the garden.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite comprises dressing area with bespoke fitted wardrobes by Fraser James and a luxurious bathroom with free standing roll top bath. Bedroom 7 leads off the master suite and there are six further bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms and a further shower room. There is an additional laundry area inside bespoke cupboards on the main landing.
Shenley Park Lodge is approached via electric gates onto a gravel driveway offering parking for several cars and leading to the double garage, bordered by flower beds containing mature shrubs and trees. The landscaped gardens wrap around the side and rear of the property and the borders contain many different varieties of mature trees and evergreen shrubs offering privacy. There is a children’s play area with a bark chipping surround. A patio wraps around the back of the house with a heated covered entertaining area outside the study and the garden is enclosed on all sides.