About this property
Stowe Castle is a unique Grade II Listed house with an excellent range of secondary accommodation, set in attractive gardens and grounds. The house with its 60 foot castellated walls has many period and character features including segmental arches, two large Ogee arched doorways with beautiful solid oak doors, an ornate marble fireplace, flagstone flooring, window seats, shutters and decorative cornicing.
Internally the house benefits from excellent family accommodation and having been recently refurbished, it is now a unique opportunity to purchase a historic home finished to a very high standard. Accessed via a large arched front doorway off the south facing central gravel courtyard, you are greeted by a charming entrance hallway with stone flagged flooring. The dining and drawing rooms are both easily accessible, with beautiful fireplaces, cornicing and window shutters in both. The kitchen, also with stone floors is spacious with a central island and store. The ground floor also has a sizeable family room and two WCs.
On the first floor there is an excellent range of bedrooms, including four-bedroom suites and the large principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. All bedrooms on the first floor have en suite facilities. There is potential to extend the accommodation further by updating the large attic space on the second floor (subject to the necessary consents).
Stowe Castle is set in impressive mature gardens, surrounded by stunning open countryside. The gravelled driveway, flanked to one side by formal lawn, leads to an attractive open courtyard at the front of the house and onto a discreet parking area, with its own separate exit. To the southwest of the house, there is a formal lawned area with well maintained Beech, Laurel and Hawthorn hedging and mature trees. At the rear of the house, there is an attractive stone colonnade pergola leading to a brick building with a vaulted ceiling and sliding doors. Inside is a kitchen, living room, bedroom and WC which was previously staff accommodation. There is also a further paddock and helipad in the northwest corner.
At the front of the house, there is an impressive 2,727 sqft refurbished barn. The former barn has been converted into an incredible set of spaces and secondary accommodation. The ground floor has an impressive lateral open plan lounge with connecting playroom, with a kitchen and WC to the rear. Up the oak and glass panelled staircase is a further lounge and pool room with a bar with the timber Barn gables on view above. There is also a bedroom and en suite shower room.
- Stowe Castle is situated on the edge of the National Trust Stowe Landscaped Gardens, with wonderful views across open countryside. Stowe is situated about three miles north west of Buckingham. The area is perhaps best known for Stowe House, a Grade I Listed country house and Stowe School, which adjoins the mansion. The house is within easy reach of Buckingham and Milton Keynes which provide an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities. Communications are excellent, with both the M40 (J 10) about fourteen miles away and the M1 (J 14) about sixteen miles away giving access to Birmingham, Northampton, London and the national motorway network. Milton Keynes railway station, about nineteen miles away, offers a regular commuter service to London Euston in about thirty-two minutes.
- Sporting facilities in the area are extensive with golf at Whittlebury Park, Stowe, Silverstone and Buckingham. There are numerous opportunities for walking and riding in the beautiful surrounding countryside, as well as a number of National Trust properties within striking distance of Stowe. There are a number of excellent private and state schools in the area. Of note are Stowe and Rugby (both co-educational) from the age of thirteen, Tudor Hall for girls and Akeley Wood, Swanbourne, Beachborough and Winchester House.
- Buckingham 3 miles, Milton Keynes (trains to London Euston from 32 minutes) 13.2 miles, Bicester (trains to London Marylebone from 42 minutes) 14.3 miles, M40 (J.10) 14.3 miles, M1 (J.14) 16.7 miles, Luton Airport 38.2 miles. (Distances and times approximate)