Potsgrove is a tiny hamlet comprising a church and a cluster of period farmhouses and cottages.
Historically, the surrounding land has been owned by the Bedford Estates at Woburn Abbey.
Local amenities can be found at Woburn (2.4 miles), with more extensive requirements available at Leighton Buzzard (6.3 miles) and Milton Keynes (11 miles).
Fast mainline rail links to London Euston (33mins) from Leighton Buzzard and to Kings Cross/St Pancras/Moorgate from Harlington with easy connection to the High Speed 1 services to Paris and Brussels.
Easy access to M1 at J12 for the South, and J13/14 for the North. Luton airport 18.5 miles to the south-east.
Leisure activities include golf at Woburn; horse racing at Huntingdon and Newmarket; cinema and theatre in Milton Keynes; and motor racing at Silverstone.
Private schools in the area include Wellingborough, Oundle, Uppingham, Stowe and the Harpur Trust schools in Bedford. Prep schools at Swanbourne and Brackley. Grammar schools at Aylesbury.
Please note all travel times and distances are approximate.
Potsgrove Hill Farm commands a wonderful rural setting in an elevated position with far reaching views over open countryside.
The property is believed to date back to the late 17th century and being Grade II listed offers a wealth of period features including open fire places, exposed timbers, window seats and internal pine doors.
In more recent times the house has been extensively modernised and extended, particularly the kitchen and breakfast room, drawing room, study and principal bedroom suite with spacious en suite bath/shower room and steam room.
The 17th century architecture has created a property of lovely proportions particularly reception rooms which offer generous ceiling heights, all creating a sense of space and light.
Attention has been paid to the installation of good quality, modern fixtures and fittings, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms. Attention has also been paid to the installation of a good quality bathroom, tiling and bathroom furniture.
The bespoke traditional farmhouse kitchen includes an electric Aga and integrated appliances.
The property is approached over a private drive that leads to both the front and rear of the property. The front drive leads through a former threshing barn into a central courtyard surrounded by a range of traditional farm buildings laid out in the shape of a "C" and provide stabling, storage and potential for conversion to a number of alternative uses, subject to the relevant consents. Planning permission has been granted (2009) for the conversion of courtyard outbuildings and, subsequent to this consent, works were commenced in part for the creation of ancillary accommodation, leaving any incoming purchaser the opportunity to complete the leisure and pool complex (planning ref: CB/09/05850).
To the northern side of the courtyard is a useful and well-presented guest cottage with four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en suite), sitting room and kitchen. This would be ideal for dependant relatives, visiting guests, staff or income stream. Adjoining is a studio/store that would make a useful home office and scope to install a shower room/kitchenette, all subject to the relevant consents.
The rear drive also takes you to the cottage and the rear of the house. To the north there is an area of paddock grazing.
The property enjoys extensive gardens, currently laid to lawn, a cobbled entertaining area, kitchen garden, orchard and natural ponds.
In all the property extends to about 6.2 acres.
From Central Milton Keynes take the A5 south. After approximately 7 miles take the left turn at the roundabout signposted Woburn. Then take the right turn signed to Potsgrove. At the top of the hill after crossing two cattle grids, Potsgrove Hill Farm is the first driveway on the right hand side, again over another cattle grid. The gravel drive leads through the main barn to the front of the house.