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Built by the awarding-winning Redrow Homes, this beautiful family home is located in a small development of just four and five bedroom detached houses.
Why buy this home?
Redrow Homes are renowned for understanding the needs of modern families, which is why their homes are built in the way that they are. Open plan spaces make spending time together as a family effortless, while the importance of relaxing alone is recognised through the inclusion of additional lounges and luxurious ensuite bathrooms.
"We wanted to bring up our children in a village so they understood the sense of community and lifestyle that goes with it. However, we still wanted to still be in a convenient location for work, so Deanshanger was the obvious choice being only a 10 minute drive to Central Milton Keynes".
As you approach this gorgeous home you immediately get the sense of peace and seclusion as it is tucked away facing a hedgerow. Due to this there is ample off-road parking with space for 2-3 cars on the driveway in front of the garage, and another in front of the house.
Upon entering the home you are met by a WC to the right of the entrance hall and the living room to the left. The living room itself is a generous size with plenty of room for sofas on three of the four walls, making it a socialable space. The current owners have had Hillarys shutters installed on the windows which are sympathetic to the rural surroundings and mean you can control the amount of natural that floods in through the south-facing windows.
At the back of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room, which is the beating heart of this home. Stunning ceramic floor tiles are offset by the contrast of the wood-effect units and off-white doors. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge/freezer as well as an eye-level Smeg double oven and gas hob. The washing machine is installed in a separate utility cupboard to reduce the noise in the open-plan space.
The horseshoe shape creates a natural separation from the dining area in the form of a bar, and the overhanging worktop makes it the ideal place for breakfast or to socialise whilst the chef makes dinner. Sliding doors open up to the rear garden; its size is yet another reminder that this was not your average new build development. Not only is there enough space for a comfortable patio and lawn, but the space means the house could be easily extended (stpp) without sacrificing room for children to play.
The staircase leading to the first floor has a window ensuring it is naturally illuminated during the day, whilst the central landing ensures the bedrooms sizes are maximised.
The master bedroom is at the front of the house so, like the living room, benefits from south-facing windows. The ensuite has a double shower cubicle laced with trendy monochrome tiles. The heated towel rail brings a welcome relief to frosty winter mornings. Luxuries such as Porcelanosa floor tiles, Santorini wash basins with Altitude waterfall taps and polished chrome downlights grace both the ensuite and the main family bathroom.
The smallest bedroom is next to the master bedroom making it ideal as a nursery or home office. The second bedroom is a comfortable size and has built-in sliding door wardrobes, whilst the third bedroom is also a double.
More about the location...
Deanshanger is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, west-northwest of Milton Keynes.
The village has village hall and community centre to provide a venue for events and facilities for community groups, a doctor's surgery and a library. Other amenities include a primary school, and a secondary school, Elizabeth Woodville School, which is split over two sites across the town. The schools' grounds include the site of a Roman villa.
There is a parish church (Holy Trinity, Church of England) and a Methodist chapel, a post office, a pub and two members' clubs (sports and social, Conservative club), a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a pizza and kebab takeaway, a Chinese and fish and chips takeaway, a mobile takeaway, and other village stores and newsagent's shops including a greengrocers. In December 2015, The Co-operative Food opened a store on the High Street, where The Fox & Hounds Public House was situated. On the edge of the village on the A422, is a golf and country club, a hotel, an Indian restaurant and a petrol and service station.
The village is home to Deanshanger Athletic Football Club, founded in 1946. The club consists of two men's teams who play in the North Bucks & District Football League, an under 18's team, competing in the Milton Keynes Youth Football League, and as of June 2017, a Ladies team, the first time the club has offered ladies football at a senior level. For children, there is a pre-school playgroup, youth club, and the junior football club, Deanshanger Colts.
The village's annual event is a revival of the historic Feast held on a Saturday afternoon and evening in October each year. This includes a fun fair, stalls and firework show.
There is an active village heritage society that organises the Feast, the planting of spring flowers on the roads into the village in autumn, cleaning of the stream (the King's Brook) in spring and carol singing in December.