Gayhurst, Park Farm, MK16

£1,400,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 6a08084a-baaf-4426-9443-6ebfeb34e894
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 5
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Sprawling 17th century farmhouse on a private 0.84-acre plot
  • Recent works including thatch, electrics and water supply
  • Character seen throughout, combined with sophisticated style
  • Five big bedrooms between main accommodation and annexe
  • Gated driveway, garage, outbuilding currently used as a gym
  • Peaceful, picturesque village location, backing onto fields

Property Summary

Park Farmhouse presents a perfect fusion of characterful and contemporary, versatile accommodation of grand proportions, and a fabulous 0.84-acre gated plot in a private position.

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Park Farmhouse presents a perfect fusion of characterful and contemporary, versatile accommodation of grand proportions, and a fabulous 0.84-acre gated plot in a private position.

Grade II listed and with 17th century origins, the property was once part of the Gayhurst Estate. Over recent years, the current owners have invested into its upkeep, and have made great efforts to modernise, making this a magnificent readymade residence for new owners. The thatch was scraped and re-ridged in 2023 (extending its life by c.15 years), most windows have been replaced or refurbished, there’s a new 3,500l oil tank, extensive electrical work has been undertaken, and the property is now connected to mains water (in addition to the existing private well supply).

There’s also been full redecoration, doors and beams have been stripped, there are new cast iron radiators throughout, and the flooring is now flagstone and oak downstairs, with thick carpeting upstairs. Character is at the forefront, from the front door and the fireplaces, to stonework and window seats, and it’s these period features that drew the owners to the home in 2017. They’ve since done an outstanding job in introducing the original to such sophisticated style.

The accommodation is sprawling, and each room is big, bright and beautifully presented. The ground floor grants adaptable spaces, with each comfortable and cosy, yet still large and light. The annexe is flexible and can be shut off, allowing for use as an extension of the main accommodation, or as independent living for older children, relatives, or perhaps an au pair.

The bespoke Rose County Interiors kitchen is generous, gorgeous, with a central island, integrated appliances, space for a range, and a double ceramic butler sink with a Quooker boiling and filtered water tap. There’s lots of storage to the kitchen cabinetry, as well as numerous cupboards throughout the house, while the cellar off the hall offers the most considerable capacity, whether for a comprehensive wine cache, or to store whatever your family has accumulated.

To the first floor, the bedrooms are all substantially sized, the primary suite is a sanctuary, and the luxurious bathrooms have been replaced with high-quality fixtures and fittings and with peak levels of relaxation in mind, especially with those freestanding rolltop baths. The annexe is connected to the main house via a dressing room off the primary suite, and a hidden staircase in the hall.

The house is set in a corner of the plot, with a tarmac driveway behind electric gates for plenty of secure parking, a garage at the end, and the outbuilding opposite. This outbuilding was once the village reading room, and is now utilised as a gym, a workshop and a store. There’s possibility (stp) for an office block or an art studio, or as a secondary, self-contained annexe or an Airbnb.

The gardens are stunning, with significant outdoor space for entertaining en masse, or for intimate parties on the sunken walled patio, the secluded deck, or the yew-enclosed corner patio. There are lush lawns, a lime-lined avenue reminiscent of Paris, and planting and trees are varied and vibrant. Many windows in the house look out across the grounds, to the church of St Peter, Gayhurst House and Tyringham Hall,and the scenic setting can be seen from every aspect. There’s a gate from the garden into the field behind, which affords lovely walks among the lambs and leading to lakes.

Gayhurst is a rural and peaceful place surrounded by picturesque countryside and running to the south of the River Great Ouse. Its nearest towns are Newport Pagnell and Olney only a few minutesaway, with Milton Keynes city centre 15 minutes away, Northampton 20 minutes, and Bedford 25. The village is equidistant to London and Birmingham, with Wolverton station closest for commuting between the two, the M1 minutes away, and Luton airport accessible in under an hour.

Families are well served by endless entertainment and activities in the local areas, by Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ primary schooling in neighbouring Stoke Goldington, and by independent schooling such as Wellingborough School and Bedford’s Harpur Trust. There are nearby sporting facilities, golf courses, equestrian centres, and even a sailing club, and for slow weekend wanders among wildlife, Emberton Country Park and Salcey Forest are just down the road.

This is an exceptional property, on an incredible plot, in an idyllic location.

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