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Why buy this home?
"We moved away from Milton Keynes for a number of years, and when we came back we were surprised at how built-up it had become. We felt very lucky to find a house with a design that we loved, that was also in an exclusive development that gave a village feel..."
In our opinion, McCann Homes did a fabulous job in designing this executive home to be sympathetic to the surrounding of Broughton Village, which dates back to the Domesday Book.
The property is entered via a central entrance hall that has all reception rooms leading off it. This provides a warm, welcoming feeling as soon as you step foot through the door. The sitting room is immediately on your left and is separated by two glass doors that close the room off, but allow light to enter the entrance hall. "This is where we spend our family time. It's a space where we can sit and watch a film together or enjoy a game of rugby on the TV". Double doors lead on to the garden which again provide a great source of natural light.
A useful second reception room can be utilised as a formal dining room, family room or study. The current owner explains how she uses this as her personal sanctuary... "This is my quiet room! It's a place I like to come to read and spend some time to gather my thoughts. The dual aspect windows make it a lovely and bright room. We decided not to have a formal dining room as we knew we'd never use it, and being such a good size it seemed a shame to use it as a study!"
"I adore my kitchen! It is the beating heart of our home and central to most of the time we see each other. It's usually a fast-paced room with enough space for friends and family to catch up or grab a bite to eat". Such is modern life, the kitchen seems to be a place where family members paths are most likely to cross, and speaking with the current owners, this home is no different. Big enough for a large dining table, the open-plan room with central island and floating extractor fan is a space to take advantage of. The eye-level double-oven and 5-ring gas hob are ideal to service a growing family or dinner party. Off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with washer/dryer and additional space currently occupied by a wine fridge. There is also access to the rear garden.
Being a corner plot, the garden feels quite private as it is enclosed by a curved brick wall. "For me, it is the perfect size to easily maintain. For that reason we spend a lot of time here, and it's where I enjoy my morning cup of coffee". Being south-west facing it captures most of the afternoon sun, and being a small development it is peaceful. A detached double garage sits in the garden meaning it could easily be converted to an annexe (stpp), and the gated driveway allows for cars to be securely locked away without having to be put in the garage.
The first floor houses the master bedroom that has built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with a double shower. The third bedroom enjoys the same benefits and being dual aspect means lots of natural light. Bedroom two stands at an impressive 280 sq ft (approx). "This is my son's room and he jokes that all he needs is a fridge and he'd never need to leave it!". As the other two bedrooms have ensuites, this large room also benefits from having potential sole use of the main family bathroom. Expect arguments over this enviable space!
The top floor has two further double bedrooms and a shower room. "This is our guest floor. It's nice to be able to give them their own personal space where they can feel comfortable rather than feel like they are imposing".
"Without a doubt the thing we will miss the most is the quietness and tranquillity of the area. We love the surrounding woodlands and easy access to The Swan in Milton Keynes Village and Willen Lake. The schools are brilliant with Broughton Manor Prep School on our doorstep and Oakgrove secondary school a short distance away".
More about the location...
Broughton Village is a historic village dating back to the 6th Century. It is part of a conservation area that is home to St Lawrence's Church which is 14th-century with a 15th century tower.
Local education is provided by Broughton Fields primary school and Brooklands Farm primary school, whilst secondary education is provided by Oakgrove School in nearby Middleton and the Walton High School campus in Brooklands. In addition, Broughton Manor Preparatory school, a private prep school, is also situated near to the old village.
Facilities in the area include a pub and a range of small shops. Larger facilities are available at Kingston Shopping Centre which include a large Tesco Extra, M&S, range of restaurants and library.