Why buy this home?
This Victorian terrace has the perfect blend of original character and modern conveniences.
You enter into a cosy living room with a feature fireplace which could easily be opened up to expose the original brick, and a log burner be fitted. The glass in both the windows of the living room and bedroom above has just been replaced due to clouding, so it is a lovely bright room making it feel larger.
Behind the living room is a brilliant second reception room currently being used as a dining room. This could make a great office space alternatively, or even a second living space. There is a lovely window seat fitted to the bay window that overlooks the rear garden. This leads on to the modern kitchen which has been refitted sympathetically to the age of the property. There is a gas hob and electric oven, as well as space for a washing machine and tall fridge/freezer.
Rear gardens are a great feature of Victorian homes due to their length, and this home is no exception. Mainly laid to lawn, it is a easy to maintain and ideal for entertaining in the warmer months. There is also a brick built storage shed behind the kitchen which is great for gardening equipment, or alternatively it could be incorporated into the house by converting it to a utility room or downstairs toilet, with the doorway where the fridge currently stands.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms with the master being at the front of the house. It has another feature fireplace with cast iron surround. The chimney breast provides natural storage space either side, and if the fireplace was opened up in the living room, it would heat the bedroom in the colder months. The second bedroom has a built-in cupboard one side of the chimney breast and space the other side for a wardrobe or chest of drawers.
The bathroom is upstairs thanks to an extension over the kitchen, and is a very good size. Again it has a nod to the character of the home in the form of the flooring design, but also benefits from modern luxuries such as being (almost) fully tiled with an overhead shower.
More about the location...
New Bradwell is (mainly) an Edwardian era village, modern district and civil parish in north-west Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Together with Wolverton (on the other side of the West Coast Main Line), it was built primarily to house the workers on the Wolverton railway works.
New Bradwell is roughly 150 years old. Exact dates are hard to figure, as buildings such as mill houses and farm houses existed on the site of what is now the village of New Bradwell, long before then. Around 1851 the area was little more than a hamlet, with 381 inhabitants and a local industry of stone quarrying and lime kilns. The first purpose built houses were constructed in 1854 - 1856 as dwellings for workers in the nearby Wolverton works. By 1861 the village had 1,658 inhabitants and over 4,000 by 1906.
The Grand Union Canal passes between Bradwell and New Bradwell, providing boating and fishing facilities. The modern Bradwell Aqueduct was the first of its kind to be constructed over the Grand Union in over 100 years.
When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, blackout precautions were immediately put into effect, due to the dangers of night time bombing raids. Ironically, New Bradwell's new electric street lights, which had only been completed two weeks previously, were switched off and not used again for six years. Bradwell's Blitz consisted of two bombs on Sunday 20 October 1940. First, two flares were dropped at the end of Bridge Street, landing on the allotments, now the school playing fields. An unconfirmed theory surmises that the bombs may have been aimed at the Wolverton railway works, then engaged in war work. Then the two bombs were dropped on the western end of the high street, the first landing on the road outside "the Laurels", creating a 30 feet (9.1 m) crater, the second at the end of the high street, demolishing numbers 71, 73 & 75 and killing five people. The "Bradwell Blitz" was one of the more dramatic events in this part of North Buckinghamshire. The Bradwell Blitz was so-called because it happened during the Blitz, the fourth and last phase of the Battle of Britain.
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