Lower Burston Farm is a Grade II listed former Manor House in the heart of Buckinghamshire. The property is positioned on the edge of the village of Aston Abbotts. Aylesbury, about 5 miles to the south and Milton Keynes, about 17 miles to the north, both towns provide wider recreational facilities, shopping, theatres and restaurants. Whilst enjoying fast and convenient access to London via the M40 and M1 motorways, the house takes full advantage of some of the area�s most beautiful countryside with stunning views across the Vale of Aylesbury.
There is a selection of excellent schools locally which include Headington and The Dragon in Oxford, Swanbourne Prep School, Stowe, Winchester House Prep School, RGS High Wycombe, Aylesbury Grammar School, the Beacon and Wycombe Abbey.
There is golf at Woburn, Leyton Buzzard, Aylesbury Park, Silverstone and the Buckinghamshire.
There are excellent transport links with The A41, 7 miles, gives access to the M25 or the M1, about 12 miles, Tring 6 miles (London Euston 30 minutes) and Leighton Buzzard, 5 miles (London Euston 33 minutes). Luton Airport is 24 miles and Heathrow Airport 45 miles.
History & Main House
Lower Burston Farm has a fascinating history with the remains of a medieval village in the grounds. Domesday documents the village of Burston in the years around 1086, when the settlement was in occupation, in some sort of form and the land was cultivated. It also confirms that the origins of the settlement go back to at least the times of Edward the Confessor. The depopulation of Burston dated to the year 1488 when John Swafield had gained possession of the land and enclosed it for sheep grazing.
A branch of the Lee family came into possession of Lower Burston Farm in 1516 and in early 17th century Sir Henry Lee built or rebuilt the property and acquired a royal license to empark the grounds. The Manor House, now Lower Burston Farm was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries with much of the original brick which can be seen today.
The medieval village to the east and the deer park to the south of the house are both Listed Monuments.
The main house is a characterful Grade II listed property with a wealth of original features throughout the house and outbuildings, including 17th Century door frames, exposed beams, original mullion windows and fireplaces. The current owners have transformed the property through their ownership and the quality is clear to see throughout, with the replacement of all the windows and oak has been used for the joinery in parts of the house.
The front door leads into a staircase hall with direct access to the drawing room with open fireplace, French doors to the garden and tasteful cornicing.
From the hall a corridor runs past the dining room with an original mullion window, exposed beams and gas fireplace, a second door gives direct access to the kitchen. The corridor continues past the dining room to the kitchen passing an original door frame on the left which leads through to a second staircase hall, with a door to outside, this access is used as the main access to the property, as it leads directly to the kitchen. The stairs from here lead up to the first floor, to the study with views over the sunken garden and the principal bedroom suite.
The kitchen/breakfast room runs the length of the house with a large and convenient utility room at one end. The kitchen/breakfast room has an Aga and stunning views over the garden. The conservatory is beyond the Kitchen/ breakfast room. From the main hall the stairs rise up to the first floor. The principal bedroom suite is on the right, accessed through a hidden door. This bedroom comprises a double bedroom, large bathroom with twin sink, separate shower and a dressing room. A door from the dressing room leads through to the study and the stairs. There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, sharing a family bathroom.
On the second floor, there are three further double bedrooms and a bathroom. The farmhouse sits centrally within its grounds which extend to over 50 acres. The property is approached along a long, tree lined drive and opens on to a delightful setting with a pond and the old farm buildings. The gardens are particularly worthy of note. An attractive lower garden is protected on two sides by open fronted outbuildings making a perfect setting for entertaining. The gardens are landscaped and bordered by a coppice of trees including sweet chestnut, oak, cherry and walnut.
From the house there are wonderful views across the former deer park which adjoins the site of the medieval village and the belt of mature woodland beyond.
� LPG gas for hob
� mains water and electricity
� private drainage system
� central heating via electric boiler
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion
Rights of Way
There are no footpaths or rights of way over the land.
All viewings must be made strictly by appointment only through the vendor�s sole agent, Savills. If there are any points which are of particular importance to your decision to view the property, we invite you to discuss these with us beforehand.
From the M25, leave at junction 20 on to the A41. Continue to the end of the A41 dual carriageway and turn right towards Aylesbury, turn right at the next roundabout and follow to the end. Turn right on to the A418 towards Wing and follow the road for 4 miles through Rowsham and to a crossroads with Aston Abbotts signposted to the left. Follow the road into the village and to the village green, continue through the village onto Moat Lane and then onto The Lines. The entrance to Lower Burston Farm is found about half a mile outside of the village, over the brow of the hill and the gates are found on the left hand side.