North End Road, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, MK18


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A most charming and well-proportioned Victorian house with superb party barn, set in mature and beautiful gardens.

The Moat is a beautiful and well positioned Victorian villa situated in approximately half an acre of mature gardens with the benefit of a variety of outbuildings including a fine period timber framed and barge board clad barn currently used as a double garage and a super games room. The house is set well back from the road and approached by its own gravel driveway. The accommodation is very well proportioned over two floors and has all the hallmarks of an excellent family house of great character with a wonderful outlook. The property retains much of its original features with high ceilings, ornate skirting boards and architraves, and fireplaces to the principal reception rooms. The kitchen/breakfast room is well appointed with a bespoke kitchen and range cooker. There are five bedrooms and a study on the first floor, with an en suite to the main bedroom, a family bathroom and separate shower room. The grounds are the perfect fit for the house, with plenty of lawned area and a pond surrounded by well established planting and trees. The house backs onto agricultural land and enjoys a great deal of peace and privacy. As well as the double garage there is another timber framed out building that is currently used for storage but could be adapted to suit a range of other functions subject to planning permission.

Steeple Claydon and the other three Claydons, East, Middle and Botolph, are closely associated with the Verney family who owned the 17th and 18th Century Claydon House, now owned by the National Trust.

It is a thriving and vibrant village with a range of local amenities including a Co-op, post office, library, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, village hall, church, public houses and a fish and chip shop. The property is in the catchment for the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham. Preparatory schools nearby include Beachborough (Westbury), Winchester House (Brackley), Akeley Wood and Swanbourne, with senior public schools including Stowe School, Thornton College (girls) and Bloxham School. Further afield wider amenities and retail outlets can be found in Bicester and Buckingham where there is a range of shops, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, a hospital and further schooling. There are also good communication links with the A43 dual carriageway which links the M1 and M40 motorways. Railway stations are at Milton Keynes (London Euston) and Bicester (London Marylebone).

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