Situated in the original village that gave Milton Keynes its name, this wonderful home has been lovingly extended and refurbished, meaning a lucky family can move straight in.
Why buy this home?
“We bought this house because of the location. We love how set back from the road it is and how close you are to everything you need. But it’s all about the location – the village feeling and lifestyle is simply amazing”
As soon as you turn onto Walton Road you are immediately taken aback by the surprising rural setting. You’d be forgiven for not knowing one of Milton Keynes’ original villages is nestled between more modern housing developments and a mere 2.5 miles (approx) from Central Milton Keynes.
A white five bar gate greets you as you approach this lovely house which adds to the rural feeling and is also complemented by the white picket fence which separates the front garden to the house next door.
Solid oak flooring welcomes you into the entrance hall and draws you into the cosy living room. The room stretches from the front to the back of the house so lots of natural light floods in. Original features, such as the fireplace, are complemented by modern technology such as the fitted Bose surround sound system which is hidden away in a useful under-stairs storage cupboard. French doors lead out to a decked area of the garden with a veranda; ideal for enjoying a glass of wine on summer evenings.
The heart of this home is the magnificent kitchen which has been been extended, creating an open-plan space designed for modern living. “I love the open space of the kitchen as we can all be in the same room doing different things”. The Silestone worktop that separates the kitchen from the dining area doubles up as a breakfast bar and hides storage underneath. It is fair to say a lot of thought has gone into the bespoke design, from the stylish high gloss units, to the hidden pantry drawers, to the stunning tiled flooring that captures and reflects even the smallest of light. All appliances are integrated and the ‘floating’ extractor fan ensures it is a sociable area even if you are cooking and have guests at the dining table.
Off the kitchen is another room currently being used as a study, and a WC. More French doors lead out to the patio area of the rear garden which is lined at the bottom by mature trees. By Milton Keynes’ standards, the garden is a very good size and seldom seen. There is more than enough space for a rear extension should you wish to increase the living space in time.
The downstairs is lavished with oak finishing, from the skirting boards to the cottage doors, and the same is said of upstairs as the oak staircase entices you up. A window placed at the top ensures the staircase is well lit, even on overcast days.
As you walk into the master bedroom you are met by a separate dressing room, making the bedroom itself very spacious and giving it a luxurious feel. Windows overlook both the front and back of the house with fantastic views of the surrounding village. There is even space for a desk so the picturesque surroundings can influence your work. The ensuite is fully tiled with a double shower and heated towel rail.
The second and third bedrooms are almost identical in size which should help avoid any arguments between children. Both have enough space to comfortably fit a double bed and additional furniture. Both bedrooms share the family bathroom which is mainly tiled and benefits from ‘his and hers’ sinks with surrounding storage. There is an L-shaped bath with overhead power shower.
“We will miss the area as a whole, it’s been perfect for bringing up the girls. I will miss sitting in the garden in the summer as it just feels so far away from everything, but it’s not. It has been a great place to live, which is why we have been here for 20 years. We looked at moving a couple of times but nothing ever seemed good enough, even if we spent a lot more money. We are only moving because it is time for a change, a new start needs a new house!”
More about the location…
Milton Keynes Village gave its name to modern Milton Keynes. The original core village of the district, along Walton Road and Broughton Road, has retained its “Milton Keynes” road signs and has an attractive collection of rural village houses and a thatched pub which dates back to the 13th century.
Both Willen Lake and Ouzel Valley Park are within walking distance making it one of the most desirable areas in the town. Kingston District Centre is also within walking distance which is home to a Tesco Extra, Costco, M&S and various restaurants.
Schooling is provided by Middleton Primary School which has an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating and Oakgrove Secondary School.
|Price:||£Offers in Excess of £500,000|
|Address:||Walton Road, Milton Keynes Village|
|Post Code:||MK10 9AQ|