5 bedroom detached house for saleHarlington, Bedfordshire
Sold STC £645,000
- Entrance hall
- Four reception rooms
- Garden room
- Kitchen/breakfast room room
- Utility room
- Five double bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Mature garden
- In all 0.28 of an acre
Entrance hall. Sitting room. Dining room. Family room. Study. Garden room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom. Utility room. Five double bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Garaging and outbuildings. Mature garden. In all 0.28 of an acre.
The former farmhouse enjoys a prominent position on the edge of the village, with views in a southerly direction over rolling countryside with Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers in the distance. Dating to the 17th century, with later extensions the house provides generous family accommodation with the flexibility to provide independent annexe facilities if required. The garden and grounds are a pure delight and extend to just over a quarter of an acre.
The part glazed front door opens into the generous glazed porch allowing access to both the sitting room and family room. The sitting room is well proportioned with brick inglenook fireplace. The family room has a more cosy feel and also benefits from a fireplace. Double doors open into the dining room with bay window enjoying views to Sundon Hills. In the heart of the house is the bespoke and well equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces. Appliances include Aga Rangemaster range with six ring ceramic hob, integral Bosch fridge and dishwasher. Washing facilities are provided by enamel butler sink and separate stainless steel sink with drainer. Lying beyond the kitchen is the fitted utility room, shower room and study, which combined could easily provide a ground floor annexe. At the other end of the kitchen is a garden room with additional cloakroom.
Stairs rise to a central landing providing display areas along with cupboards. The master bedroom benefits from built-in pine wardrobes with dressing table. Bedrooms two and three have recessed wardrobes, with bedrooms four and five enjoying wonderful rolling views. All five bedrooms are served by two well equipped bathrooms, with the main bathroom having a generous tiled shower cubicle.
The house is approached over a gravelled drive edged by formal lawns with well stocked herbaceous borders. The lawn continues along the southern gable end of the house, which is enclosed by wrought iron fencing with gated access to the rear garden. At the rear of the house is a well protected paved terrace. Steps lead up to the lawn and beyond is the very productive kitchen garden and orchard with wooden shed, two timber greenhouse and coal/wood store. At the bottom of the garden is a detached double garage, workshop and timber storage shed, accessed via a rear drive with separate gravelled parking area. Beyond the fence is a public footpath which connects onto a network of footpaths and bridleways.
Harlington is a traditional village centred around the church of St Mary. The village boasts a small parade of shops including a newsagent, off licence, post office and hairdressers. There are several buildings surrounding the village green used for community activities including Parish Hall, Village Hall, Scout Hut together with a cricket pitch. Lower and upper schools are located in the village with middle schooling in Toddington. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in the county town of Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes. Communications are excellent with the M1 junction 12 about two miles away and a First Capital Connect service providing trains to London St Pancras and the City within 45 minute from Harlington station. Air travel is available locally from Luton airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted slightly further afield.
Directions (LU5 6NU)
From the M1, exit at junction 12 following the sign for Flitwick on the A5120. At the first roundabout take the second exit signed to Harlington. At the crossroads in the heart of the village, proceed straight over signed to Sharpenhoe. Upper East End House is the last house on your left as one leaves the village.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council.
Tel: 0300 300 8000
Outgoings: Council Tax Band “G”
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MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290641. Fax - 01525 290511.
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