Great Billington, Bedfordshire
Guide Price £1,750,000
9 bedroom Country House for sale: Great Billington, Bedfordshire
Guide Price £1,750,000
Sterling are delighted to be appointed SOLE SELLING AGENTS for arguably the most DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY HOME to come to the market within the locality for many years, WELCOME TO BILLINGTON MANOR.
Billington Manor is a substantial manor house whose manorial title was granted by Henry VIII. Approached by a sweeping driveway the Tudor building had been largely reconstructed by the 17th Century and the house was remodelled and extended in 1881 by Arthur Macnamara, whose monogram and Latin mottos feature on the Victorian facade.
In 1924 Edward VIII, the then Prince of Wales, convalesced in one of the bedrooms after breaking his collar bone whilst jumping local point-to-point fences. The house is built from Bedfordshire blue bricks with a hand-made clay tile roof and imposing chimneys with barley twist pots, typical of the era. The front elevation has three gables with decorative timber work and iron finials.
Highlights of the property include:
* OAK PANNELLED ENTRANCE VESTIBULE
* RECEPTION HALL
* TWIN GLORIOUS CONSERVATORIES
* IMPOSING DINING ROOM
* 6 FURTHER RECEPTION ROOMS
* SPACIOUS KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
* WINE CELLAR
* 9 BEDROOMS
* 5 BATHROOMS
* TRIPLE GARAGE AND STORAGE BARNS
* PARKING FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES
* SOUTHERLY ASPECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING
A particular feature of the property is its setting, which can only be fully appreciated on viewing. It is set well back from the road surrounded by its own mature wooded grounds of approx 5 Acres and is a true haven of peace and tranquility to escape the hustle and bustle of modern living.
On Your Doorstep - An extensive range of shopping, recreational, schooling and leisure facilities are available at the nearby towns of Leighton Buzzard which holds market twice weekly (3 miles), Tring (7 miles) and Aylesbury (11 miles). Also close by is the world famous Champneys Health Resort & for the children and grand children Mead Open Farm. Just on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border with The River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal which are perfect for a summer stroll, there's a local farm shop and riding school also close by.
Milton Keynes is only a short drive away (15 miles) with its Intu shopping centre offering a large selection of high street brand stores.
Local History - Billington is a civil parish in Bedfordshire about 3 miles south of Leighton Buzzard, within this village are the hamlets of Little Billington and Great Billington. At the centre of Great Billington is Billington Hill, on top of which is the small parish church. An Iron Age fort and settlement once occupied this site and is a piece of Bedfordshire history.
Commuting - Situated just off of Leighton Road which is a main road linking to Hemel Hempstead. Approx 2 miles to Leighton Buzzard railway station ( FAST TRAIN TO EUSTON STATION ONLY 30 MINUTES ) and excellent commuter links to include close proximity to the A5, A4146 AND M1 as well as neighbouring town and villages with a host of local amenities.. For international travel Luton airport is just under 17 miles away.
Planning - Previous expired and existing planning applications for conversion of existing barns/ Orangery can be viewed at Bedfordshire council planning portal ref : CB/14/03496/FULL
Agents Notes - Thank you for showing an interest in a property marketed by Sterling Estate Agents.
Please be aware, should you wish to make an offer for this property, we will require the following information before we enter negotiations:
1. Copy of your mortgage agreement in principal.
2. Evidence of deposit funds, if equity from property sale confirmation of your current mortgage balance i.e. Your most recent mortgage statement, if monies in bank accounts the most up to date balances.
3. Passport photo ID for ALL connected purchasers and a utility bill.
Unfortunately we will not be able to progress negotiations on any proposed purchase unless we are in receipt of all the above outlined information.
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