Bastion Homes, who are renowned locally for the quality of their craftsmanship and high specification fixtures and fittings, converted these barns from Clifton Pastures Farm in 2007 to create the private gated community of Heritage Court. Consisting of just six homes, it is the ideal setting for those looking for a rural location with a strong local community.
Set approximately a mile (as the crow flies) outside the affluent market town of Olney, Heritage Court is accessed via country lane with nothing but open countryside for views. Electric gates provide access into the courtyard which has a garage and driveway, allocated parking space and communal parking available.
You enter the home into a wide entrance hall which is large enough to provide a seating area as somewhere to remove your footwear. To the left is the WC and immediately in front of you is the kitchen/breakfast room.
The shape of the kitchen makes it an ideal social space, with room for a dining table and chairs in the middle as the perfect place to catch with family and friends over a cup of tea. It has a real country vibe thanks to the Rangemaster cooker and granite worktops which are ideal for kneading dough on. The deep windowsill is the great spot to grow herbs or keep fruit from the local farmer’s market. There is an integrated dishwasher, whilst the other appliances are in the utility room. There is space for three appliances with the current owners opting for a washing machine, tumble dryer and wine fridge.
Double doors lead through to the sizeable dining room, which means the chef can still participate in conversations when guests are over for dinner, or they can shut the kitchen off should they not want any distractions. Double doors lead out to the garden, meaning this room could easily be transformed to a family room should you not have a need for a formal dining room. Otherwise it makes an extremely comfortable home office. The floor has been laid with hard-wearing LVT flooring which also flows into the entrance hall meaning inevitable muddy paw prints from Winter dog walks can easily be cleaned.
Further down the entrance hall is the living room. On the way you get the first glimpse of the beautiful dark wood staircase, and also pass the cloakroom which provides storage for coats and shoes. The living room, in our opinion, is a superb size standing at an impressive 300 sq. ft (approx.). Its shape means there is plenty of room for furniture either side of its main feature – the clearview log burner. Double doors lead out to the patio area of the rear garden. The garden also has a decked area at the rear with pergola – the perfect place to catch the last of the late afternoon sun.
On the first floor is the master bedroom which has its own dressing area and four piece ensuite. There is a wall of built-in wardrobes meaning you can treat yourself to a superking bed should you wish without the room feeling small. Views over the rear garden and surrounding farmland complete the ambience of this private space. Next to the master is the third bedroom which is a comfortable double and also benefits from built-in wardrobes, a desk and storage.
The four piece family bathroom is half-tiled making it easy to clean and also has a deep window sill for candles. The second bedroom also has an ensuite and being at the opposite end of the barn makes it perfect for older children to have their own private space or as a guest room. Finally the fourth bedroom is also a double with built-in wardrobes meaning even the youngest child won’t feel left out.
More about the location…
Clifton Reynes is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. It is about a mile east of Olney. It shares a joint parish council with Newton Blossomville. The village name comes in two parts: the former name ‘Clifton’ is Anglo Saxon in origin and means ‘Cliff farm’, referring to the village’s position on a cliff on a bank of the River Ouse. The latter name ‘Reynes’ refers to the ancient lords of the manor of the village.
Two of the main village landmarks are St Mary’s Church which is thought to date back to Norman times, and The Robin Hood Pub which dates back to 1577. Both are surrounded by beautiful countryside, with three public footpaths converging at the pub. There is a wonderful walk over Clifton Heights with views of Olney that are truly breath-taking. The Three Shires Way is popular with both walkers and horse riders. There is also a footpath to another charming village, Newton Blossomville & across the river Great Ouse to Turvey.
|Address:||Shepherds Barn, Heritage Court|
|City:||Clifton Reynes, Olney|
|Post Code:||MK46 5FW|