Gayhurst House was built on the site of a Roman villa and given to Sir Francis Drake by Elizabeth 1 as a reward for his Armada triumph. It was later the home of Gunpowder Plot Infamy’s Digby family and was variously a satellite of the Bletchley Park codebreaker and school before becoming exclusive residences.
One approaches the Bell House past grazing sheep on one side of the long private driveway, lakes on the other and horses frolicking in the paddocks. And whether you use the beautiful, unusually wide front door made of oak from the former stable yard into the hallway or the kitchen door from the lovely, colorful garden terrace, it’s a pleasure to come home.
The property offers three beautiful bedrooms, children’s bedroom/study, AGA kitchen, landing work/reading area, walled garden with isolated cabin, double garage and parking for numerous cars – all in a historic, tranquil, stately setting.
This Grade II listed property of character also boasts a spacious private garden with an isolated cottage, immaculately maintained communal grounds, converted 17th century stable buildings, far reaching countryside views and easy access to the nearby towns of Olney and Newport Pagnell.
The Bell House benefits from close proximity to all amenities whilst enjoying wonderful parkland, a pond and immaculately maintained communal gardens, the grounds of which were originally laid out by the great English landscape architects Capability Brown and Humphry Repton.
The magnificent Georgian Church of St Peter is also close by and offers the opportunity to fish in the lakes (fishing club membership required), play tennis on the courts or, by arrangement, have a large family celebration on the grounds – all against the perfect backdrop of one of the finest homes in the country. The 18th-century poet William Cowper, who lived in the beautiful nearby market town of Olney, felt privileged to be able to walk with friends in “…the loveliest place in the country”.
The Gayhurst Court Mews property is on the market with Artistry Property Agents, 36 St Peter’s Street Bedford MK40 2NN, call 01234 969108 for £875,000.
Details courtesy of Right Move.